#3 Best Colleges in Arizona

Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona

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Arizona State University overview
Location Tempe, Arizona
Online asu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Arizona State University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Arizona State University (ASU), located in Tempe, Arizona, is a public research university founded in 1885 and is minutes away from the city of Phoenix. The university boasts a sprawling urban campus known for its distinctive architecture, including the bold forms of the Nelson Fine Arts Center designed by Antoine Predock. ASU combines a high-volume of academic programs with a moderately selective admission process. It has gained recognition for its business, engineering, and sustainability programs. The university provides on-campus housing options across a variety of residential halls and complexes. ASU is part of the Pac-12 Conference and is recognized for its competitive intercollegiate athletic programs, particularly in baseball, with its team known as the Sun Devils.

In the most recent statistical year 68,789 prospective students applied, and 61,739 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 15,151 enrolled in the school.  71,337 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8,728 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $10,978 plus fees of $640. ASU is ranked 389 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












ASU is rated within the top 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Arizona State University overview
SAT 1100/1320
ACT 21/28
GPA 3.54

Applications Accepted

Arizona State University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Arizona Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Arizona State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,320
Other Fees$640
Room and Board $14,718
Budget for Other Expenses$3,471
Total One Year Cost$31,127

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Arizona State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,320
Other Fees$640
Room and Board $14,718
Budget for Other Expenses$3,471
Total One Year Cost$50,101

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$52,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

57% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Arizona State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Social Sciences 8%
General Studies 8%
Education 7%
Communication 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=104151 IPEDS survey data for Arizona State University.

Current students may use the Arizona State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.