Degree choices. Built-in support. Student-focused faculty. An experience designed for master learners.

Unique student experience

ASU is committed to helping students create success — not just academically, but throughout their lives. Learning to thrive means access to an education that inspires students to become universal learners, capable of learning anything at any time: during their time in classrooms, laboratories and on campus, as well as after graduation. This approach is vital in a rapidly changing world where new careers are constantly evolving and emerging while others become obsolete.

The university takes a “students-first” approach, creating a variety of groundbreaking opportunities designed to help students learn and thrive in personalized ways. Studying at an innovation powerhouse delivers access to use-inspired technology, the vast resources of a Research I university and programs that are unique to students’ needs.

President Michael Crow

“Our objective is to create an environment in which a person can learn anything, and thus we must avail ourselves of every tool, mechanism and means.”

— Michael M. Crow, president, ASU

Hundred dollar bills

85 percent of ASU undergraduates receive some level of financial aid; 36 percent receive Pell Grants

Small group of students collaborating with their professor

21-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures personal attention

The dining hall at Barrett, The Honors College

7,400+ students in Barrett, The Honors College at ASU

GIT Students work at a computer lab on the Polytechnic campus

350+ undergraduate degree programs that inspire

David Fought, graduate student, studies a tree

450+ graduate degree and certificate programs

A student tests vials in a lab

160+ research centers and institutes

Degree options and innovative academic experience

Accelerated degree programs and concurrent degree choices provide students with the ability to create their own college-graduation timeframe.

ASU’s nationally acclaimed eAdvisor™ is one of many tools developed to support students as they navigate the university experience. A suite of online and interactive tools, it is designed to help young learners reach academic and professional goals while guiding and tracking a student’s progress. An innovative app, me3®, supports students to identify a major, degree program and professional career that fits their passions and interests. Project-based courses such as ProMod allow a deeper examination of course themes. Emphasizing universally sought 21st-century skills such as collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity, the courses provide real-world experience, offer class credit and satisfy general studies requirements. Comprehensive degree programs are continuously developed at ASU as new career fields emerge.

More than 350 undergraduate degrees and 450 graduate–degree and certificate programs exist across four metro Phoenix campuses. A top-ranked honors college, abundant student research opportunities, internships and entrepreneurial endeavors and workshops prepare ASU students to succeed in their professional and personal lives. In short, ASU is where students learn to thrive.

Square-ASU is #1 in innovation for 2016, 2017 and 2018

“I like the interdisciplinary culture and academic environment at ASU. I'm graduating with a mathematics degree and a film production minor. This could be rare in other schools, but in ASU this is exactly normal.”

—Emily F., mathematics (statistics) and media film production major

College adventure beyond the classroom

Just as ASU nurtures academic excellence, beyond the university's classrooms lie programs and opportunities that match the enthusiasm and passion, the talents and commitment of the ASU student body.

Here, students enjoy the opportunity to dive deeper into the things they love, the things that matter in their lives. Being involved at ASU is a Maroon-and-Gold way of life. From student clubs at every turn for every passion to entrepreneurial and study abroad programs, and from big-time entertainment and Sun Devil varsity sports to community service organizations like Changemaker Central, students are able to customize their unique university experience at ASU. Off campus, in one of the largest and most vibrant metropolitan areas in the country, ASU students will find natural beauty, hiking, kayaking and exploring activities, music and arts festivals, shopping and dining and nightlife experiences.

Students dance in hip hop club

1,000+ student clubs and organizations across four metro campuses

Sorority and Fraternity members participate in Greek Week

70+ values-based fraternities and sororities

Students coding for a hackathon

$1 million+ of prototyping equipment and ideation space for budding innovators

A student smiles in front of Machu Picchu

250+ study abroad programs in more than 65 countries

A variety of student athletes from different sports with a coach

650+ student athletes across 26 NCAA varsity sports

A map of ASU locations around the Valley

Located in the heart of metropolitan Phoenix

Most-qualified grads and successful outcomes

Like the university, its leadership and faculty, ASU’s students have earned an enviable and well-deserved reputation as among the most qualified in the country to lead the next generation of change.

ASU graduates are prepared to succeed, ready to thrive personally and professionally. They are universal learners who prosper from the benefit of an interdisciplinary approach to challenges and solutions, and who are deserving of the top-tier attention they receive upon graduation from businesses and professional recruiters in the U.S. and abroad.

Alumni Courtney Klein

“The leadership here has been phenomenal. ASU prepared me to enter a bigger world.”

— Courtney Klein, founder/CEO, Seed Spot; 2016 ASU Young Alumni Achievement Award; 2018 Sun Devil 100; ’05 BIS, ’10MNpS

A student speaks to a recruiter at a career fair

Top 10 in U.S. for graduate employability, ahead of MIT, UCLA, Columbia

A top school to land a Silicon Valley job

Listed among the top alma maters in the U.S. for Silicon Valley careers

Students with the resumes at a Career Fair

“Top-tier” designation for graduate recruitment by leading U.S. companies

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87 percent of grads seeking a job receive an offer within 90 days of graduating

3 students collaborate around a computer

50 percent of ASU students complete at least one internship before graduating

Students in a startup discuss ideas around a whiteboard

$2.5 million invested in student entrepreneurial projects in last 10 years

The perfect college experience is as unique and as different as each student at ASU. Explore ASU’s campuses — each a unique environment — and its variety of colleges and schools that collectively offer 60 degree programs ranked in the country's top 25—more than any higher education institution in Arizona. To create an optimum learning environment, ASU offers a full spectrum of student services that cover everything from health and housing to disability and career resources. Admission services offers details on how and when to apply.