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Academic Calendar ASU offers 16-week semesters, in the Fall (late August through December) and in the Spring (late January through May), as well as a three-week Winter Session, and 3 five- to eight-week Summer Sessions.
Accreditation ASU Main and ASU East
ASU Main and ASU East. Arizona State University Main is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. For more information, call 312/263-0456, access the Web site at, or write

CHICAGO IL 60602-2504

Arizona State University East is recognized by the Higher Learning Commission as a full-service campus and is accredited under the ASU Main umbrella. Programs in the various colleges, schools, divisions, and departments are accredited by, affiliated with, or members of national bodies as described in the “Academic Accreditation at ASU Main and East” table below; “Academic Affiliation and Membership” table in the ASU General Catalog. Some programs in the College of Education are approved by the State Board of Education (Arizona) and the National Association of School Psychologists.

ASU West
ASU West is separately accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Professional programs in the various academic areas are accredited by national bodies as described in the “Academic Accreditation at ASU West” table in the ASU General Catalog.

Affiliation Arizona State University, along with Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona, is part of a university system governed by the Arizona Board of Regents, a body with perpetual succession under the constitution and laws of Arizona. The board consists of eight citizens appointed by the governor of the state for terms of eight years, and two students with the elected governor and state superintendent of public instruction as members ex officio.
Athletic Teams Women: Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Water Polo, Volleyball
Men: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Wrestling
Colleges, Schools, & Other Academic Units
  • Barrett Honors College
  • College Architecture & Environmental Design
  • College of Arts & Sciences (ASU West)
  • College of Education
  • College of Education (ASU West)
  • College of Extended Education
  • College of Human Services (ASU West)
  • College of Law
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Public Programs
  • College of Technology & Applied Sciences (ASU East)
  • Division of Collaborative Programs (ASU West)
  • Division of Undergraduate Academic Services
  • East College (ASU East)
  • Graduate College
  • Herberger College of Fine Arts
  • Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
  • Morrison School of Agribusiness & Resource Management (ASU East)
  • School of Management (ASU West)
  • W. P. Carey School of Business
Colors Maroon & Gold
Continuing Education/Extension ASU Extended Campus
Certificate Programs
ASU Main offers 87 bachelor’s degrees, 95 master’s degrees, 48 doctoral degrees and one law degree.

ASU West offers bachelor and master's degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences, Education, Human Services, School of Management and Division of Collaborative Programs.

ASU East offers sixteen bachelor and five master's programs.
Degrees Conferred

In the 2001-02 academic year, ASU awarded 6,590 bachelor's degrees, 2,293 master's degrees, 313 doctoral degrees, and 151 law degrees.


During the fall of 2002, there were 36,802 undergraduate students and 10,557 graduate students enrolled on the main campus.

ASU East Campus enrollment: 4,865

ASU West Campus Enrollment: 7,734

Events ASU presents hundreds of on-campus activities and events each year, open to the public, free or at low cost. They include seminars, workshops, lectures, conferences, art exhibits, debates, forums, concerts, plays, films, and other performances.
Financial Aid Financial assistance is available in the form of scholarships and waivers, grants, loans, and employment. In 2001-2002, more than 30,000 ASU students received $278.5 million in all forms of financial aid.

1885: Founded as Territorial Normal School at Tempe

1886: First class of 33 students met in a single room on land donated by George and Martha Wilson of Tempe.

1895: Renamed Normal School of Arizona

1903: Renamed Tempe Normal School of Arizona

1911: Former President Theodore Roosevelt speaks on the steps of Old Main

1925: Renamed Tempe State Teacher's College

1928: Renamed Arizona State Teacher's College at Tempe

1933: Grady Gammage becomes president

1945: Renamed Arizona State College at Tempe

1959: Renamed Arizona State University

1964: Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium is built by Frank Lloyd Wright

1994: Named a Research I university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Housing Nearly 5,400 students live in on-campus residence halls.

ASU’s main campus is located at University Drive and Mill Avenue in the heart of Tempe.

ASU West is located at 4701 West Thunderbird Road in northwest Phoenix.

ASU East is located at Power Road and Williams Field Road in southeast Mesa.

ASU's Downtown Center, (part of ASU's Extended Campus) is located at 502 East Monroe in downtown Phoenix.

Mascot Sparky the Sun Devil
Mission Arizona State University’s goal is to be a world-class university in a multi-campus setting. ASU’s mission is:
  • to provide outstanding programs in instruction, research and creative activity;
  • to promote and support economic development; and
  • to provide service appropriate for the nation, the state of Arizona, and the Valley of the Sun.
President Dr. Michael Crow
How to Reach Us Arizona State University:
Phone: (480) 965-9011
Mail: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287

Arizona State University West:
Phone: (602) 543-5500
Mail: PO Box 37100, Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100

Arizona State University East:
Phone: (480) 727-3278
Mail: 7001 E. Williams Field Road, Mesa, AZ 85212

ASU Extended Campus:
Phone: (480) 965-3986
Mail: PO Box 871708, Tempe, AZ 85287-1708
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