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Study at Arizona State University Tempe

Arizona State University or ASU opened in 1885 as Tempe Normal School in Tempe, Arizona. It was the first institution to offer higher education in the region. It was named Arizona State University after a state wide ballot in 1958. This is probably the only institution that was granted University status through popular mandate.

ASU expanded across four campuses over the years. However, the Tempe campus remains the largest, spread out over 642 acres. Downtown Phoenix is at a distance of 8 miles from the campus. It includes the following schools:

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Herberger College of the Arts
  • W. P. Carey School of Business
  • College of Design
  • Mary Lou Fulton College of Education
  • Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • School of Sustainability

The sports teams, as well as students and alumni of ASU, are referred to as the ‘Sun Devils'.

Profile of Arizona State University TempeArizona State is in Tempe, AZ. Tempe is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Arizona State issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include engineering, media, and art studies.

Arizona State Selectivity

Not all applicants to Arizona State are accepted. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 600 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 490 to 620 in 2007.

The most successful professors at Arizona State are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The the school teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 51, 481 students study at Arizona State .

Student Life
Part-time study is common at the school. Students participate in Pacific-10 Conference athletics.

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Arizona State Programs and Degrees

General Category


Most Common Majors

Liberal Arts

2, 104

interdisciplinary studies, political science, English, history, sociology, Spanish language, economics, anthropology, . . .

Business and Management

1, 984

business management, marketing, finance, accounting, purchasing and contract management, management science, MIS, taxation

Educationand Teaching

1, 134

elementary school teaching, curriculum and instruction, secondary teaching, special ed, early childhood education, school Counselling, educational administration, music teaching, . . .



electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, materials engineering, . . .



communication studies, journalism courses, radio and television, journalism

Therapy and Counselling


psychology, communication disorders, communication disorders services, educational psychology, music therapy, marriage and family therapy



biology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, physics, geology, natural sciences, . . .

Security and Law Enforcement


criminal justice and safety

Art Studies


art studies

Architecture and Planning


urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture



law, legal research, advanced legal research

Computer Science and Engineering


computer science, computer engineering

Nutrition and Exercise Therapy


exercise science



music performance, music, music theory and composition



design and applied arts, graphic design, industrial design

Family and Social Work


family resource management

Drama and Performing Arts


drama, dance

Real Estate and Construction Management


construction management, real estate



mathematics, statistics, computational mathematics

Religion and Philosophy


religion, philosophy

Conservation and Resource Management


land use planning

Medical administration


health care administration

Medical Support and Technology


clinical lab tech

Photography and Commercial Art


film and photography

Fine Arts


art history and criticism
Contact: Arizona StateArizona State University Tempe

Tempe, AZ 85287

General Phone: (480) 965-9011


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