Arizona State University
#139 Overall Influence#1312 Desirability Rank

Arizona State University

Public university located in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Arizona, United States

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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

From 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 U.S.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

53,516

Acceptance

88%

Graduation Rate

63%

Median SAT Score

1240

Median ACT Score

25

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$10,710

Fees (in-state)

$628

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$55,500

Employed

88%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

51K

Under-Grads

44K

Graduates

7K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

University Drive and Mill Avenue, Tempe AZ 85287

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

46 per 100k

Violent Crime

5 per 100k

Influential People

Who are Arizona State University's Most influential alumni?

Arizona State University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of . Arizona State University’s most academically influential people include Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, Becky Anderson, and Margaret H. Woodward.

Sanjiv Sam Gambhir
Sanjiv Sam Gambhir

American physician-scientist

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Becky Anderson
Becky Anderson

British journalist

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Margaret H. Woodward
Margaret H. Woodward

United States Air Force general

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Tim DeChristopher
Tim DeChristopher

American environmentalist

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Samuel Burke
Samuel Burke

Business and technology correspondent for CNN

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Sheila Murphy
Sheila Murphy

American writer

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Tayari Jones
Tayari Jones

American writer

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Theresa M. Reineke

American chemist

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Wendy Barker

American poet

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Paul Spudis

American geologist, astronomer

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Paul Spudis

American geologist, astronomer

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Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori
Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori

Emirati engineer and politician

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