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Arizona State University

Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ
Tempe, AZ
Mesa, AZ
Why are students from across the nation and around the world choosing Arizona State University? Nationally ranked colleges and schools, award-winning academic programs, top faculty, student resources and support services position you for success at Arizona State University and beyond.

A comprehensive public metropolitan research university enrolling more than 60,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on four campuses, Arizona State University (ASU) is a federation of unique colleges, schools, departments, and research institutes that comprise close-knit but diverse academic communities that are international in scope. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 100 nations across the globe.

ASU has been moving at an accelerated pace to establish itself as one of the leading research universities for cutting-edge interdisciplinary work in selected areas, both fundamental and applied. Consistent with the vision of research universities as a catalyst for societal transformation, ASU favors a research enterprise dedicated to societal relevance and socially optimal outcomes of research. But ASU is also a community of poets, artists, and musicians, a place where the expression of a personal vision is valued as highly as the design of a new molecule.

If you're interested in Arizona public universities, here's something to note: ASU offers outstanding resources for study and research including libraries and museums with important collections, studios and performing arts spaces for creative endeavor, and unsurpassed state-of-the-art scientific and technological research facilities. In addition to the historic Tempe campus, the university comprises three newer campuses with more specialized missions: ASU at the West campus balances the traditions of a liberal arts education with responsiveness to the dynamics of the workforce. ASU at the Polytechnic campus integrates applied science and technology. And with plans for a campus in downtown Phoenix focused on the public mission of the university, ASU is a key stakeholder in the revitalization of the historic urban core of Phoenix.
Quick Facts:
  • ASU's Tempe campus is not only the largest of the Arizona public universities, but it has the nation's largest enrollment on a single campus at 51,612 students.
  • ASU has 26 Native American faculty members, one of the highest numbers in the United States.
  • In 2005, 14 ASU students won Fulbright awards to study abroad, one of the best records for any public university.
  • By spring 2006, ASU will have built or acquired more than 1 million square feet of research space in less than three years.
  • ASU is at the forefront of American universities supporting student entrepreneurs, investing $200,000 each year in seed funding through the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative.

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