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Arizona State University University Drive & Mill Avenue Tempe, AZ 85287 United States (480) 965-9011 www.asu.edu

Cost Statistics
In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Room & Board: Books & Supplies: $6,844 $19,629 $9,210 $1,270

Student Body Statistics


Full-Time Undergrads: Part-Time Undergrads: Male Undergrads: Female Undergrads: Total Grad Students: Full-Time Grad Students: Part-Time Grad Students: 5% 6% 15% 2% 2% 65% 5% No No 30% California Colorado Illinois New Jersey Texas Under 18: 1% 18-19: 28% 20-21: 28% 22-24: 20% 25+: 22% 41% 59% African American: 2% Asian American: 9% Hispanic: 7% International: 5% Native American: 1% White: 75% Unknown: 1% 45,597 8,680 28,694 30,517 13,787 9,036 4,751

General Statistics
Founded: Coed: Control: Setting: Academic Calendar: General Religion: Specific Religion: African American Asian American Hispanic International Native American White Unknown Historically Black College/University? Tribal College? Out-of-State Students Common States of Residence 1885 Yes Public Mid-sized city Semester None None

Student Age Breakdown

Female Faculty Male Faculty Faculty Diversity

Arizona State University

Postgraduates

13,878

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Location

Phoenix metropolitan area,Arizona, USA

Campus

Urban Tempe: 631.6 acres (2.556 km )[4] Polytechnic: 612.99 acres (2.4807 km )[5] West: 277.92 acres (1.1247 km )[5] Downtown Phoenix: 27.57 acres (111,600 m )[5]
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Colors

ASU Maroon, ASU Gold, ASU Grey[6]

Established

February 26, 1885

Nickname

Sun Devils

Type

Public university

Mascot

Sparky

Endowment

US $441 million

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Affiliations

Pac-10

President

Michael M. Crow

Website

asu.edu

Provost

Elizabeth D. Capaldi

Academic staff

2,862[2]

Students

70,440[3]

Undergraduates

56,562[3]

Arizona State University (ASU or Arizona State) is a public research university[7] located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area of the State of Arizona. It is the largest university in the United States by enrollment.
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Founded in 1885 as the Tempe Normal School for the Arizona Territory, the school came under control of the Arizona Board of Regents in 1945 and was renamed Arizona State College. measure gave the university its present name. ASU offers programs in liberal arts, engineering, journalism, management, law, nursing, and public policy. The university is broadly organized into 14 divisions and is spread across four campuses: the original Tempe campus, the West campus in northwest Phoenix, the Polytechnic campus in easternMesa, and the Downtown Phoenix campus. All four campuses are accredited as a single institution by the Higher Learning Commission.
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A 1958 statewide ballot

ASU's athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the Arizona State Sun Devils. They are members of the Pacific-10 Conference and have won 23 national championships.

Campuses
ASU describes itself as "one university in many places", meaning that it is not a system with separate campuses, and not one main campus with branch campuses.[21]}} ASU's colleges, schools, and departments are spread across four campuses, with each campus hosting a unique set of colleges and schools, and offering both undergraduate and graduate programs.[22] In addition to the physical campuses, ASU includes a fifth "virtual campus" for online and extended education.

Tempe campus
ASU's Tempe campus is located in downtown Tempe, Arizona, about eight miles (13 km) east of downtown Phoenix. The campus is considered urban, and is approximately 642 acres (2.6 km ) in size. The campus is arranged around broad pedestrian malls and is completely encompassed by an arboretum.
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The Tempe campus is also the largest of ASU's campuses, with 58,371a[] students

enrolled in its programs.[3] The Tempe campus is ASU's original campus, and Old Main, the first building constructed, still stands today. There are many notable landmarks on campus, including Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Palm Walk, which is lined by 111 palm trees,[25] Charles Trumbull Hayden Library, the University Club Building, and University Bridge. In addition, the campus has an extensive public art collection, considered one of the ten best among university public art collections in America according to Public Art Review.[26] Against the northwest edge of campus is the Mill Avenue district (part of downtown Tempe) which has a college atmosphere that attracts many students to its restaurants and bars. The Tempe campus is also home to all of the university's athletic facilities.

West campus
The West campus was established in 1984 by the Arizona Legislature and sits on 250 acres (1.0 km2) in a suburban area of northwest Phoenix. The West campus lies about 12 miles (19 km) northwest of downtown Phoenix, and about 18 miles (29 km) northwest of the Tempe campus. The west campus is home to the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, and selected programs of the W.P. Carey School of Business. The West campus primarily consists of five cloistered academic buildings arranged around a quad, with several smaller satellite buildings housing auxiliary and administrative offices. The West campus is designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride,[27] and in 2011, construction was completed on a 4.6MW solar array that powers nearly the entire campus with solar power.[28] [edit]Polytechnic

campus

Main article: Arizona State University at the Polytechnic campus The ASU Polytechnic campusoriginally founded as ASU Eastopened in fall 1996 with nearly 1,000 students and eight degree programs. It has now grown to 9,752 students and offers more than 40 bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in professional and technical programs through its flagship College of Technology and Innovation, and the W.P. Carey School of Business/Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, the School of Letters and Sciences, and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. The 600-acre (2.4 km ) campus located in southeast Mesa, Arizona, approximately 25 miles (40 km) southeast of the Tempe campus, and 33 miles (53 km) southeast of downtown Phoenix. The Polytechnic campus shares the former Williams Air Force Base, with the Chandler-Gilbert Community College, the Mesa Community College, a United States Air Force research laboratory, a Veteran's Administration Clinic, the Silvestre S. Herrera U.S. Army Reserve Center and the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. [edit]Downtown
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Phoenix campus

The newest of ASU's four campuses, the Downtown Phoenix campus was established in 2006 on the
[29] north side of Downtown Phoenix. The campus has an urban design, with several large modern

academic buildings intermingled with commercial and retail office buildings. In addition to the new buildings, the campus included the adaptive reuse of several existing structures, including a 1930's era Post Office that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Initially, the campus housed the colleges of Nursing and Public Programs. In 2008 The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communicationmoved to the campus, followed by the Public Television station KAET in 2009. As of the fall 2010 semester, 13,567
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students were enrolled in a course at this

campus.

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In fall of 2009 the School of Public Programs added the School of Criminology and Criminal
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Justice, the Department of Recreation and Tourism Management and the Department of Social Work, all formerly part of the College of Human Services. [edit]Colleges

@ ASU

In response to demands for lower-cost public higher education in Arizona, ASU is developing a number of small, undergraduate-only college campuses throughout Arizona. These campuses will be teachingfocused, and will provide a selection of popular undergraduate majors. The first two of these campuses are being planned for Payson, Arizona andLake Havasu City, Arizona.[31]

Academics
[edit]Admissions To ensure college access to all Arizona residents, the three public Arizona universities have relatively liberal admission standards. In 20092010, ASU admitted 90% of its applicants.[32] Admission is ensured to Arizona residents in the top 25% of their high-school class with at a weighted secondary GPA of 2.5 GPA, or anyone with 24 credits of community college work with a 2.0 GPA minimum.[33] As of Fall 2008, the average first time freshman SAT/ACT scores were 1082 and 23.5, respectively. In 2008, 31% of first time freshmen were ranked in the top 10% of their high school class.[34] Barrett, The Honors College serves as its own college-within-a-university, and maintains much more strict admissions standards and provides a more rigorous curriculum with smaller classes and increased faculty interaction.[35] Although there are no set minimum admissions criteria for Barrett College, the average GPA of incoming freshmen was 3.84, with average SAT scores of 1308/1600 and ACT scores of 29.[36] The Honors college enrolls nearly 3000 undergraduate students, about 540 of whom are National Merit Scholars.[37] [edit]Academic

programs

Main article: List of colleges and schools of Arizona State University ASU offers over 250 majors to undergraduate students, and more than 100 graduate programs leading to masters and doctoral degrees. These programs are divided into 15 colleges and schools which are spread across ASU's four campuses. The largest college is the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which houses two dozen programs and departments. Degrees awarded include the B.A., B.S., B.S.E., B.S.N., B.I.S., B.A.S., M.A., M.S., M.F.A., M.B.A., M.S.N., L.L.M., M.M., M.Eng., M. Ed., Ph.D.,J.D., Ed.D., D.M.A., and D.S.N.

[edit]Rankings ASU's undergraduate program is ranked 143rd of 262 "national universities" by the 2011 US News and World Report ranking of US colleges and universities; and, for the third year in a row, ASU was ranked as one of the top five "Up and Coming" universities in the US, for substantial improvements to academics and facilities.[43] In addition, ASU is ranked 81st in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities and was named as one of "America's Best College Buys" by Forbes magazine.[44] For its efforts to be a national leader in campus sustainability, ASU was named one of the top 20 "cool schools" by the Sierra Club,[45] was named to the "Green Honor Roll" by the Princeton Review,[46] and earned an "A-" grade on the 2010 College Sustainability Report Card.[47] Ranked graduate programs include the following:  The W. P. Carey School of Business MBA program was ranked 27th and the undergraduate business program ranked 25th.[citation needed] Many of the individual programs rank in the top 25 nationwide, including the 4th ranked program in Supply Chain Management and the 15th ranked program in Information Systems.  The Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education (FIGSE) was ranked 24th in the nation in 2009,[48] and its Education Policy Studies doctoral program was ranked 15th. (ASU disestablished FIGSE in 2010.)  The Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, was ranked 41st and the graduate program ranked 47th. Many of the individual programs within the college rank in the top tier of over 300 nationwide programs, including five graduate programs ranked in the top 30 by U.S. News and World Report.[49]  The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law is ranked 38th out of 197 ABA-approved law schools by US News & World Report in 2010,[50] and is ranked 40th in the US in terms of the academic quality of the faculty.[51]   The ASU School of Public Affairs is ranked 25th out of over 250 programs in the US.[52] The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice was ranked #12 in the nation by the 2009 US News & World Report rankings. 
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The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is consistently ranked in the annual Top Ten Hearst Intercollegiate Journalism Competition, often called the "Pulitzers of college journalism."

The Earth Science program in the School of Earth and Space Exploration was ranked 31st out of 105 programs.
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The Ph.D. program in psychology was ranked #36 out of 240 graduate programs as of 2009.[55]

[edit]Endowment The ASU Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization created in 1955


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that raises, invests and

manages private resources for the university. The foundation coordinates and directs major fundraising campaigns on behalf of ASU and its colleges and schools, and partners with the university to provide complementary support for entrepreneurial activities in technology transfer and real estate investment. As of 2010, ASU's endowment was $441 Million.[56]

Athletics
Main article: Arizona State Sun Devils Arizona State University's Division I athletic teams are called the Sun Devils, which is also the nickname used to refer to students and alumni of the university. They compete in the Pac-10 Conferencein 20 varsity sports. Historically, the university has shown great athletic dominance in men's, women's, and mixed archery; men's, women's, and mixed badminton; women's golf; women's swimmingand diving; and baseball. The Sun Devils have played in the Fiesta Bowl five times, and in 1987 the ASU football team won the Rose Bowl, defeating the University of Michigan 22-15. Arizona State University's NCAA Division I-A program competes in 9 varsity sports for men and 11 for women. The Sun Devil mascot is named Sparky. The university is a member of the Pacific-10 Conference in all varsity sports. ASU's current athletic director is Lisa Love, who was the former athletic administrator at USC and in her tenure is responsible for hiring new coaches Herb Sendek, the men's basketball coach, and Dennis Erickson, the men's football coach. ASU has won national championships in men's archery 15 times, women's archery 21 times, mixed archery 20 times, men's badminton 13 times, women's badminton 17 times, mixed badminton 10 times, baseball 5 times, women's tennis 3 times, men's gymnastics once, men's track and field once, women's indoor track and field twice, men's indoor track and field once, wrestling once, men's golf twice, women's golf 13 times, women's softball three times, and women's swimming and diving 7 times, for a total of 136 national championships. In September 2009 criticism over the seven-figure salaries earned by various coaches at Arizona's public universities (including ASU) prompted the Arizona Board of Regents to re-evaluate the salary and benefit policy for athletic staff.[57] Arizona State Sun Devils football was founded in 1897 under coach Fred Irish.[58] Currently, the team has played in the 2007 Holiday Bowl, 1997 Rose Bowl and also won the Rose Bowl in 1987 as well as the Fiesta Bowl in 1982, 1975, 1973, 1972, and 1971. In 1970 they were co-champions of the NCAA Division I FBS National Football Championship. Additionally, the Sun Devils were Pac-10 Champions in 1986, 1996, and 2007.

Student activities
Extracurricular programs
Arizona State University has an active extracurricular involvement program (Sun Devil Involvement Center) with over 600 registered clubs and organizations on campus.
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Located on the 3rd floor of

the Memorial Union, the Sun Devil Involvement Center (SDIC) provides opportunities for student involvement through clubs,sororities, fraternities, community service, leadership, student government, and co-curricular programming. "ASU Cares" is the largest community service project sponsored by the university. It is an annual event that allows students to give back some time by helping residents and communities clean up, rebuild, and/or serve each other. Faculty, staff, alumni, members of the community and their families and guests are also invited to be part of this large ASU effort to help residents of the various communities surrounding the metropolitan area.
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The Freshman Year Residential Experience (FYRE) and the Greek community (Greek Life) at Arizona State University have been important in binding students to the university, and providing social outlets. The Freshman Year Residential Experience at Arizona State University was developed to improve the freshman experience at Arizona State University and increase student retention figures. FYRE provides advising, computer labs, free walk-in tutoring, workshops, and classes for students. In 2003, U.S. News and World Report ranked FYRE as the 23rd best first year program in the nation. [edit]Student

media

ASU Student Media- The State Press (student newspaper & online publication) is a daily paper published on Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters, and weekly during the summer sessions. The online publication can be seen at www.statepress.com. The multimedia department works with the staff of the newspaper to create the online content. This content includes video and audio slideshows paired with the print articles to create a more dynamic, multi-faceted storytelling experience. This cuttingedge integration began in the Fall of 2010. Student editors and managers are solely responsible for the content of all Student Media products. They are overseen by an independent board and guided by a professional adviser employed by the University. During the fall and spring semesters 13,500 copies of the State Press are printed each week day. The campus has two radio stations. KASC The Blaze 1330 AM, is a broadcast station and is not an official part of Student Media it is owned and funded by the Cronkite School but is completely studentrun save for a faculty and professional adviser. The Blaze broadcasts local, alternative and independent music 24 hours a day, and also features news and sports updates at the top and bottom of every

hour.

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W7ASU is an amateur radio station that was first organized in 1935. W7ASU has about 30
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members that enjoy amateur radio, and is primarily a contesting club.

On the West campus, the student-run @west news publishes bi-weekly and hand-distributes 4,000 copies to students, faculty and staff. [edit]Student

government

Associated Students of Arizona State University (ASASU) is the student government at Arizona State University.[63] It is composed of the Undergraduate Student Government and the Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA). Members and officers of ASASU are elected annually by the student body. The Residence Hall Association (RHA) of Arizona State University is the student government for every ASU student living on-campus. Each ASU campus has an RHA that operates independently of each other. The purpose of RHA is to enhance the quality of residence hall life and provide a cohesive voice for the residents by addressing the concerns of the on-campus populations to university administrators and other campus organizations; providing cultural, diversity, educational, and social programming; establishing and working with individual hall councils.

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