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One of the top 100 world universities

ASU is ranked 79th in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. ASU ranked 46th among all universities in the United States and 26 among all public U.S. universities. Compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the rankings compared 1,000 higher education institutions worldwide and are considered one of the most prominent world university rankings. read more

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ASU ranks 45th in nation for contribution to public good

Arizona State University is featured among the top 100 schools in Washington Monthly magazine's 2012 national universities ranking, where it is placed 45th. The ranking judges universities based on their contribution to the public good in three categories: social mobility through recruiting and graduating low-income students; research that produces cutting-edge scholarship and doctoral graduates; and service that encourages students to give back to their country. read more


ASU ranked in the top tier of national universities

For the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report ranked ASU in the top tier of national universities. ASU is ranked 139 among the more than 1,500 four-year colleges and universities U.S. News assesses. The university also is named one of the top “2013 Up-and-Comers” among national universities in the “2013 Best Colleges” guidebook, This is the fifth year ASU has been chosen as a school to watch. The ranking, based on peer nominations, recognizes institutions that have made the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities. read more


Forbes magazine ranks ASU as one of America’s 'Best College Buys'

Arizona State University was named one of America's Best College Buys by Forbes magazine in its 2012 edition of "America's Best Colleges," which is a list of 100 colleges and universities that give students "the most quality for each tuition dollar spent." read more

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Wall Street Journal ranks ASU 5th in the nation for recruiting new hires

ASU ranks 5th on a list of the top universities favored by employers for job recruiting, according to a new survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal that aimed to identify "the majors and schools that best prepare students to land jobs that are satisfying, well-paid and have growth potential." read more

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ASU named top producer of Fulbright scholars

Arizona State University is among the top producers of U.S. Fulbright student scholarship winners who will teach and study abroad next year. ASU is tied at fifth place in the nation with Yale University and University of California at Berkeley among research institutions. The Fulbright Program is the premier fellowship program of the U.S. State Department. Its aim is to increase mutual understanding between the United States and other countries, while helping develop creative responses to problems as serious as climate change and pandemics. read more


ASU ranked one of best places to earn an online degree

U.S. News & World Report 2013 "Best Online Education Programs Rankings” list ASU 40th for best online bachelor’s degree programs. The university is 15th among public universities offering online bachelor’s degree programs and the only Pac-12 school making the list. Four online graduate degree programs also were ranked among the nation’s best, including: Business – 2nd overall, Nursing – 17th overall, Engineering – 23rd overall, and Education - 49th overall. read more

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Changemaker Central wins national award for innovation in social entrepreneurship

Changemaker Central, a student-led initiative, is receiving a national award for its efforts and innovative approach. Changemaker Central will receive an Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Award for its high-impact approach to positive change and innovation in social entrepreneurship. read more.

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ASU named one of nation's best, greenest universities

For the fourth consecutive year, ASU was named as one of the nation's "greenest universities." ASU was noted for, among other things, having the largest collection of energy-producing solar panels at a public university; its School of Sustainability, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees; its numerous LEED award-winning buildings; and its financial support of bus and light rail passes for students and employees. read more.

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ASU's solar projects earn national climate impact recognition

ASU has been selected as one of 15 higher education institutions by the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) for its Celebrating Sustainability series. Recognized by ACUPCC for its cutting-edge work in promoting sustainability, ASU has earned the distinction in large part because of its commitment to rely on solar power in fueling its energy needs. Currently, ASU is home to the largest, single university solar installation in the country. read more.


Graduate school rankings place ASU among best in US

ASU's graduate programs once again rank among the best schools in the nation, according to the U.S. News and World Report "2013 Best Graduate Schools" rankings. ASU is listed among the nation's best schools for law, education, business, public affairs and fine arts. read more

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ASU named Military Friendly School for 4th consecutive year

Arizona State University has been named a "Military Friendly School for 2013" by G.I. Jobs magazine for the fourth consecutive year. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are leaders in providing educational support benefits and paths to success to military veterans. Veteran enrollment has risen to 1,727 students in 2012. There are currently 2,323 students at ASU who are receiving educational benefits, doubling the number since fall of 2009. read more


One of the top universities chosen by international students

ASU ranked 15 in the nation among all colleges and universities according to a report released from the Institute of International Education. ASU has a record 5,127 international students enrolled in fall 2012, up 16 percent from last year's 4,430. ASU shot up from 20th place last year, giving it the third highest international enrollment in the Pac-12, after USC and UCLA. read more

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ASU named 14th in the country for veterans

Military Times Edge magazine named ASU 14in the country in its Best for Vets: College 2013 rankings. Four-year colleges and universities were ranked on school services considered the most important by student veterans. ASU was noted for its Pat Tillman Veterans Center, Veterans Upward Bound program and participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program. read more


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Global rankings laud W.P. Carey School of Business

Rankings from The Economist reviewed the W. P. Carey School’s full-time MBA program in Arizona. This marks the first time the school has been invited to participate in the global rankings survey, and it debuted high on the Top 100, at No. 59. It is the only Arizona school on the entire list and Top 10 in the western United States. The full-time W. P. Carey MBA program is known for its small, personal classes and a high return-on-investment for tuition. The Economist, based in London, is renowned for its intellectual appeal and boasts a readership of 2.5 million. read more

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ASU's MBA grads outpace national average in job placement

Despite an unsteady economy, the majority of ASU's MBA graduates were hired in 2010. An article on job placement for MBA graduates in U.S. News & World Report says, "Schools like the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, for instance, claim the overwhelming majority of their M.B.A. students were hired in 2010. The school had an 89 percent job placement rate three months after graduation among its May M.B.A. graduates, far outpacing the national average, and up from 78.3 percent in 2009." read more


Online MBA program ranks No. 2 in nation

For the first time ever, U.S. News & World Report is issuing complete numeric rankings of the country’s best online graduate business programs. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University comes in an impressive No. 2 on the list. In addition to the new online-MBA ranking, U.S. News & World Report already currently ranks the W. P. Carey School’s undergraduate business, full-time MBA and evening MBA programs among the nation’s Top 30 in their respective categories. read more

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U.S. News & World Report: W. P. Carey School ranks top 30 in the nation again

For the fifth year in a row, the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU ranks top 30 among the "Best Graduate Schools" for business in the nation. On the 2013 list, the W. P. Carey School ranks No. 30 for its full-time MBA program. It's one of the top five business graduate schools in the West. It's also the only Arizona business school to make the top 50. read more


ASU ranks 21st among most influential universities in field of mathematics

Arizona State University was ranked 21st in the world as a top institution in mathematics according to the latest data analyzed by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The rankings put ASU above Columbia, Cornell, Oxford, MIT, Penn State, Cambridge, Texas A&M and Ohio State. read more


Graduate education programs climb in national rankings

The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College has moved up in the U.S. News & World Report 2013 rankings of graduate programs in education: to 16th among public graduate schools of education and 26th among all public and private graduate programs. Last year ASU's graduate education programs ranked 25th and 35th respectively. The increase comes less than two years after Teachers College expanded to serve all four campuses of ASU in metropolitan Phoenix. read more


Cronkite students best in the country

For five of the past six years, students in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU finished first or second nationally in the prestigious Hearst Journalism Awards, often referred to as the Pulitzers of college journalism. In addition, Cronkite finished first in broadcast news and third in the writing category. The Society of Professional Journalists announced that the Cronkite School also won more national Mark of Excellence Awards than any other journalism school in the country for the fifth consecutive year. read more


Cronkite students top national broadcast competition

ASU students won more awards at the Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts competition than any other school in the country for the third consecutive year. Students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication earned 20 broadcast and multimedia journalism awards, more than twice as many as the second-place school. The school also won the most Best of Festival awards, the highest honor given in the competition's individual categories. read more


College of Law moves up on U.S. News list of best law schools

ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law is ranked 26th nationwide among public and private law schools and eighth among public law schools, according to the 2013 "Best Law Schools" report released by U.S. News & World Report. The college moved up from 40th place on the 2012 list of public and private law schools. In addition, the College of Law's legal method and writing program is ranked eighth best, up from 10th on the 2012 list.y. read more

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Time names Crow as one of the 10 best college presidents

ASU President Michael Crow has been named by Time magazine as one of the 10 best college presidents. Crow described the goals of ASU as aiming to meet the needs of the people, “We’re done with trying to raise money for putting brass buttons on the back of our chairs,” Crow said. “What people really want from their university is, ‘Help us with these things that are most important to us.’" read more

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President Crow lauded as one of the "most innovative and practical thinkers"

ASU President Michael M. Crow was lauded by as one of the 25 “most innovative and practical thinkers of our time” for his efforts to reshape the American public university, combining inventiveness with practicality. The article explores Crow’s ideas about how universities can connect more with the real world and why they should be judged less by who gets in and more by what comes out." read more

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ASU ranks among top schools in Teach For America recruits

Arizona State University is among the top 20 large U.S. universities contributing the greatest number of new graduates to Teach For America's 2012 teaching corps. ASU first appeared on the top contributors list in 2008 and this year nabs the 17th spot with 41 incoming corps members. Additionally, 4 percent of ASU's senior class applied to the program last year. ASU provided more corps members this year than more than half of the Ivy League schools. read more

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ASU earns national honors in Peace Corps rankings

Arizona State University is the state’s top-producing school for Peace Corps volunteers taking the No. 14 spot on Peace Corps’ 2013 Top Colleges rankings for large national schools. ASU moves up five places from its No. 19 ranking the previous year. It also becomes the sole Arizona school to place in the Top Colleges rankings in any category and marks its fourth straight year among the top 25 large universities. read more

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ASU selected to join prestigious Changemaker Campus Consortium

Arizona State University students want to make a difference and change the world. Now, not after they graduate. That passion and commitment to higher education as an agent for positive social transformation has earned ASU a coveted place in the Changemaker Campus Consortium, announced by Ashoka U. Ashoka U is a branch of Ashoka, a global non-profit network of more than 2,500 social entrepreneurs. Its mission is to support universities and colleges that seek to be leaders in social entrepreneurship education. read more

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ASU receives presidential recognition for community service

ASU was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll — the highest federal recognition a university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement. The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve. read more

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