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Arizona State University

Arizona
#199 / #71
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
#1312
Most Desirable School
Public university located in Tempe, Arizona

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About Arizona State University

By James Barham, PhD

Arizona State University (ASU) was founded as the Territorial Normal School in 1885—over a quarter century before Arizona entered the Union in 1912—in Tempe, a town just east of Phoenix.

The school has undergone numerous name changes over the years, notably to Tempe State Teachers College in 1925, to Arizona State College in 1945, and, finally, to Arizona State University in 1958.

Today, ASU comprises 17 colleges and schools spread across four metropolitan Phoenix campuses (in Tempe, in downtown Phoenix, in Glendale, and in Mesa).

Additionally, there is an online campus and a satellite campus in Lake Havasu City in the northwestern part of the state, as well as more-limited regional learning programs in Thatcher, Yuma, and Tucson.

The overall student body number is approximately 111,000 individuals, including online students.

Among prominent ASU-associated individuals, we may mention the following:

  • Computer scientists, Michael I. Jordan & Terry A. Davis
  • Actors, Nick Nolte, Brenda Strong, Tyler Hoechlin & David Spade
  • Comedians, Steve Allen & Andrew Santino
  • Popular singer, Linda Ronstadt
  • Physicist and Nobel laureate, Frank Wilczek
  • Geologist, Paul Spudis
  • Biochemist and Nobel laureate, Sidney Altman
  • Molecular biologist and Nobel laureate, Leland Hartwell
  • Animal behavior expert, Temple Grandin
  • Historian, Larry Schweikart
  • Economist and Nobel laureate, Edward C. Prescott
  • TV personality, Jimmy Kimmel
  • First President of the Navajo Nation, Peterson Zah
  • Current US Senator, Kyrsten Sinema
  • Current Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey

According to Wikipedia, Arizona State University is a public research university in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Founded in 1885 by the 13th Arizona Territorial Legislature, ASU is one of the largest public universities by enrollment in the United States.

Arizona State University's Online Degrees

MA in History
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Industrial Engineering
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Engineering in Electrical Engineering
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
BA in Applied Science
Degree Concentrations
  • Project Management
  • Health Sciences
  • Required Credits: 111-120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MA in Architecture
  • Required Credits: 56 or 78
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Construction Management and Technology
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
BA in Business
Degree Concentrations
  • Communication
  • Sustainability
  • Required Credits: 114-120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MA in English
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Computer Science
Degree Concentrations
  • Big Data Systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Global Technology and Development
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
BA in Educational Studies
Degree Concentrations
  • Business
  • Community Health
  • Family and Human Development
  • Global Studies
  • Health Innovations
  • Personal Health
  • Political Science
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Required Credits: 114-120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Liberal Studies
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MAS in Geographic Education
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MBA in Business Analytics
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Information Systems Management
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MA in Special Education
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MEd in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported

Arizona State University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation RateMedian SAT ScoreMedian ACT Score
61,60388%66%121024

How Much Does Arizona State University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)Fees (in-state)
$10,710$638

How Much Do Arizona State University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Arizona State University, then you can expect to earn an average of $55,500 per year. You also have a 88% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Arizona State University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student BodyUnder-GradsGraduates
72,90263,3829,520

Where is Arizona State University?

Arizona State University is located at University Drive and Mill Avenue, Tempe AZ 85287

How Safe is Arizona State University?

Tempe has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Arizona State University Known For?

Arizona State University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Arizona State University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Earth Sciences
#113
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#140
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#31
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Business
#104
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#104
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#47
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Engineering
#163
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#183
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#49
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Education
#175
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#174
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#51
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Anthropology
#145
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#168
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#55
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Physics
#217
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#261
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#59
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Computer Science
#168
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#173
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#60
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Political Science
#203
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#211
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#60
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History
#163
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#183
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#63
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history Degrees
Psychology
#120
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#140
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#65
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psychology Degrees
Sociology
#195
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#208
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#68
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Social Work
#122
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#124
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#69
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social-work Degrees
Economics
#267
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#285
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#71
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Chemistry
#315
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#313
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#72
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chemistry Degrees
Biology
#211
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#239
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#74
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biology Degrees
Communications
#248
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#277
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#74
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communications Degrees
Criminal Justice
#101
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#106
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#77
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criminal-justice Degrees
Mathematics
#335
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#398
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#90
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Nursing
#204
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#205
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#94
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Literature
#247
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#308
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#98
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Medical
#303
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#308
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#107
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Law
#303
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#317
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#109
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Philosophy
#456
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#517
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#140
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philosophy Degrees
Religious Studies
#651
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#681
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#147
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religious-studies-hub Degrees

Who Are Arizona State University's Most Influential Alumni?

Arizona State University's most influential alumni include professors and professionals in the fields of Business, Criminal Justice, and Social Work. Here are some of Arizona State University's most famous alumni:

Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel
An American talk show host and comedian.
Michael I. Jordan
An American computer scientist, University of California, Berkeley.
Bernie Grundman
An American audio engineer.
David Spade
David Spade
An American stand-up comedian.
Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin
An American doctor of animal science, author, and autism activist.
Robert O. Pihl
An American psychologist.
Barry Bonds
An American baseball player.
Larry Schweikart
An American historian.
Linda Ronstadt
An American singer .
Matthew Desmond
Matthew Desmond
An American sociologist.
Reggie Jackson
An American professional baseball player, outfielder, coach.
Kim Komando
An American radio host.

Who Are Arizona State University's Most Influential Faculty?

Arizona State University's most influential faculty include professors in the fields of Business, Criminal Justice, and Social Work. Here are some of Arizona State University's most famous alumni:

Pascal Boyer
A French anthropologist.
Matthew D. Green
Matthew D. Green
An American cryptographer and researcher.
Jason Brennan
Jason Brennan
An American philosopher and business professor.
Klaus Lackner
Klaus Lackner
A Feoengineer.
Merlyna Lim
Merlyna Lim
An Indonesian blogger.
Steven Neuberg
Steven Neuberg
An American psychologist.
Cassia Spohn
An American criminologist.
Jay Golden
An American academic.
Louise Prockter
A Plantary scientist.
Kevin Desouza
An Indian-American academic.
Heather Harrington
An American mathematician.
Kyrsten Sinema
Kyrsten Sinema
An American politician .