ASU Rankings

Arizona State University is recognized globally as a top-ranked knowledge enterprise focused on solutions to society’s greatest challenges, advancing a better life for all.
#1 in the U.S. for innovation
#1 in the U.S. for innovation

For the third straight year, U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU No. 1 on its “Most Innovative Schools” list, ahead of No. 2 Stanford and No. 3 MIT. ASU again topped the list based on a survey of peers: College presidents, provosts and admissions deans around the country nominated up to 10 colleges or universities that are making the most innovative improvements. Read more

ASU among best graduate schools
Among best graduate schools in the U.S.
—U.S. News & World Report, 2018
Graduate, Education
Among best graduate schools in the U.S.

ASU graduate programs place among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2018 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings. Twenty-one graduate programs are top-10 in the country, ranking among the best schools for law, education, business, public affairs, fine arts and others. Read more.

Top 1 percent of world’s most prestigious universities
Top 1 percent of world’s most prestigious universities

ASU is in the top 1 percent of the world's most prestigious universities as ranked by Times Higher Education in the only global performance tables that measure research-intensive universities across core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Read more

Elite scholars
A top producer of the world’s elite scholars
—Frank Office of National Scholarships Advisement
Education, Excellence, Undergraduate, Leadership
A top producer of the world’s elite scholars

ASU, Harvard, Stanford and the University of Chicago are the only four institutions in the nation with elite Rhodes, Marshall and Churchill scholarship winners. ASU’s six faculty and 15 student Fulbright scholars in the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program are yet another testament to the breadth and excellence of the university’s programs. Read more

A ‘Best Buy’ for excellence and value
A ‘best buy’ for excellence and value
—Fiske Guide to Colleges, 2018
Education, Excellence, Undergraduate
A ‘best buy’ for excellence and value

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018 lists ASU as a “best buy” among just 35 U.S., Canada, and U.K. public and private universities earning the premier designation. Fiske describes ASU as a university “where ‘massive innovation’ is the norm and where an interdisciplinary culture is seen as the best means of developing ‘world-changing ideas.’” Read more.

ASU a best college value - Kiplinger
'Best Bang for Tuition Buck'
—Princeton Review
Education
'Best Bang for Tuition Buck'

Recognized for “stellar academics, affordable cost and strong career prospects for graduates,” ASU is Arizona's only school in the 2018 Princeton Review “Colleges That Pay You Back.” ASU's focus on innovation and efforts to “personalize every student’s experience,” along with “endless opportunities for success," are among student reviews listed in the annual survey. Read more.

ASU Fulbright Rankings
Top producer of Fulbright students
—Chronicle of Higher Education, 2018
Graduate, Education
Top producer of Fulbright students

ASU has 14 students who are prestigious Fulbright scholars in 2017-18, earning the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research abroad in this nation’s flagship international educational exchange program. Since 2007, ASU has produced more Fulbright students than any other U.S. university, public or private. Read more.

#4
online undergraduate degree program in the nation
—U.S. News & World Report, 2018
Education, U.S. News & World Report
#4 online undergraduate degree program in the nation

U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU’s online bachelor’s degree program No. 4 in the nation. The top-5 recognition is based on factors including graduation rates, faculty credentials, available support services and affordability available remotely. Read more.

ASU a leader in undergraduate education
A leader in undergraduate education
—The Princeton Review, 2018
Education, Undergraduate, Leadership, Excellence
A leader in undergraduate education

Princeton Review ranks ASU as a top U.S. university for undergraduate education in its "The Best 382 Colleges 2018.” ASU again earns prestigious standing in the review, based on a survey of 137,000 students who cited "outstanding academics, quality of student life and numerous internship opportunities."

#5
in the nation for producing the best-qualified graduates
—The Wall Street Journal
Business, Education, Management
#5 in the nation for producing the best-qualified graduates

ASU ranks No. 5 on the most recent list of top universities favored by employers for producing the best-qualified graduates, according to The Wall Street Journal. The WSJ survey identified the academic degrees and colleges that “best prepare students to land satisfying, high-paying jobs with growth potential.” Read more.

#1
public university chosen by international students
—Institute of International Education
Global, Education, Graduate
#1 public university chosen by international students

ASU is the No. 1 public research institution for international students, according the Institute of International Education. ASU's international student enrollment has more than doubled in the past five years, with students enrolling from more than 135 countries. Read more.

Ranking Pop mechanics
Top 10 in the U.S., Canada for preparing students in science, tech
—Popular Mechanics
Top 10 in the U.S., Canada for preparing students in science, tech

Breaking North America into seven regions, Popular Mechanics lists ASU as the No. 1 STEM university in the U.S. Southwest, citing ASU for its innovation and student preparation through STEM classes, academic clubs, undergraduate research and ties to industry: “ASU is a premier research institution and gold mine for curious students.” Read more.

WP Carey Shanghai
Top 10 in the world business management
Ahead of MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley — Academic Ranking of World Universities
—Shanghai Ranking, Academic Ranking of World Universities
Top 10 in the world business management

The Shanghai Ranking, one of the most prestigious annual rankings of international research universities, lists the ASU W. P. Carey School of Business management degree program among the top 10 in the world, based on a global survey of more than 500 top universities in 52 subject areas. Read more.

ASU a Ford Motor Company Premier School
A Ford Motor Company Premier School
—Ford Motor Company
Business
A Ford Motor Company Premier School

ASU is considered a premier school by Ford Motor Company for its recruiting and hiring needs — Ford’s highest possible distinction for a university. ASU is one of just 22 schools with this distinction, a prestigious group that includes MIT, Notre Dame and UC-Berkeley. Ford is not alone in its high regard for ASU talent: Nearly 50 of the country’s top corporations have identified ASU as a “top” recruiting target. Read more.

Top 20 colleges in the nation for veterans
—College Factual
Education, Military/Veteran
Top 20 colleges in the nation for veterans

College Factual ranks ASU in the top 20 for its “Best Colleges for Veterans” list and praises the university for participating in the four main federal veterans programs and for offering military service members an online option. ASU is the only school in Arizona to make the top 10. Read more.

ASU a top world university
A top world university
—Center for World University Rankings
Global, Education, Graduate, Undergraduate
A top world university

ASU is among the top 150 universities in the world and top 60 in the United States, according to the Center for World University Rankings. The list ranks the top 1,000 higher education institutions worldwide — out of more than 18,000 — and is considered one of the most prestigious world university distinctions. Read more.

A world leader in executive education
—Financial Times, 2018
Business, Leadership, Education
A world leader in executive education

ASU's Thunderbird School of Global Management is a world leader in executive education, says The Financial Times in its 2018 edition of top international programs. Thunderbird's executive ed program placed in the top 4 percent of more than 1,000 world universities surveyed. Read more.

#4
city management and urban policy programs in the nation
Ahead of Harvard, University of California-Berkeley and Syracuse
—U.S. News & World Report
Graduate, Education, Policy, Management, U.S. News & World Report
#4 city management and urban policy programs in the nation

U.S. News & World Report has spotlighted the School of Public Affairs in ASU’s College of Public Service and Community Solutions. The school’s city management programs rank No. 4 in the country, higher than Harvard, University of California-Berkeley and Syracuse. Read more.

ASU Carnegie Community Foundation
Recipient: Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification
—Carnegie Foundation
Education
Recipient: Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification

Recognizing ASU for “improving teaching and learning, producing research that makes a difference in communities and revitalizing its civic and academic mission," the Carnegie Foundation bestows its "Community Engagement" classification on the university through 2020. Read more.

#5
online MBA program in nation
—U.S. News & World Report
Business, Management, Education, Graduate, U.S. News & World Report
#5 online MBA program in nation

U.S. News & World Report ranks the W. P. Carey School of Business No. 5 in the nation for its online MBA program. The ranking considers factors such as admission selectivity, reputation for excellence among peer institutions, and academic and career support services offered to students. Read more.

ASU Changemaker Campus Consortium
Member: Changemaker Campus Consortium
—Ashoka
Feature Articles, Education
Member: Changemaker Campus Consortium

ASU is a prestigious "Changemaker Campus," as recognized by Ashoka U, the world's largest network of social entrepreneurs. "Reserved for pioneering higher education institutions with a track record of excellence and innovation in social innovation and changemaking," ASU is one of just 47 in the U.S. Read more.

#4
Teach For America Recruits
—Teach For America annual ranking of colleges and universities, 2017
Education, Leadership
A leader in Teach For America recruits

For the fifth consecutive year, ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College ranks among the nation's top five producers of Teach For America recruits, ahead of UC Berkeley, Cornell, Harvard and Yale, among others. TFA is among the country's largest providers of teachers in low-income communities. Read more.

Top 25
Top producer: Peace Corps volunteers
Ahead of University of Arizona and University of California - Berkeley
—Peace Corps Top 25
Feature Articles, Alumni, Education, Global
Top producer: Peace Corps volunteers

ASU has made the Peace Corps’ annual list of "Top 25 Colleges and Universities" for four consecutive years. ASU ranks No. 22 among all large universities, with 33 alumni volunteering. Since its inception in 1961, more than 1,000 ASU alumni have served in the Peace Corps. Read more.

ASU National Climate Impact Recognition
National climate-impact recognition
—ACUPCC
Feature Articles, Leadership
National climate-impact recognition

ASU is one of 15 higher education institutions honored by the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment for its “Celebrating Sustainability” series. Recognized by ACUPCC for cutting-edge work in promoting sustainability, ASU earned the distinction because of its commitment to rely on solar power in fueling its energy needs. Read more.

#11
school to earn an online degree
—U.S. News & World Report
Education
#11 school to earn an online degree

U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” lists ASU No. 11 overall for undergraduate online programs. The rankings factor in graduation rates, indebtedness of new graduates, and academic and career support services offered to students. Read more.

#9
graduate public affairs
—U.S. News & World Report, 2018
Education, U.S. News & World Report
#9 graduate public affairs

The ASU School of Public Affairs graduate program in the College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a top-10 "Best Public Affairs Schools” in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 list. The school ranks ahead of Columbia, Duke, Cornell and Johns Hopkins, among others. Read more.

Crow named one of best college presidents
President Crow: one of the best college presidents
—TIME magazine
President, Leadership
President Crow: one of the best college presidents

TIME Magazine has named ASU President Michael M. Crow one of the 10 best college presidents in the U.S. Crow has focused the vision and goals of ASU — as a New American University — on academic excellence, broad access to all qualified students and meaningful community impact. Read more.

#11
graduate education program in nation
—U.S. News & World Report
Graduate, Education, Policy
#11 graduate education program in nation

The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College continues to rise in rankings of the nation’s top education graduate programs. U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings list ASU’s Teachers College as No. 11 among 256 public and private graduate education programs reviewed nationwide. Read more.

Michael Crow an innovative thinker
President Crow: a ‘most innovative and practical thinker’
—Slate
President, Leadership, Feature Articles
President Crow: a ‘most innovative and practical thinker’

Slate.com has named ASU President Michael M. Crow 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 better connect with the real world. Read more.

Home to a Top Business Incubator
A national leader in tech transfer
—Milken Institute Report, April 2017
Business, Feature Articles, Leadership
A national leader in tech transfer

ASU is one of fastest-growing universities in the U.S. for technology transfer, climbing 22 spots since the last Milken Institute Report. In "startups launched" scores, ASU ranks ahead of Stanford, MIT, Cornell and UCLA. Read more.

#20
fine arts school in nation
—U.S. News & World Report
Art, Education, U.S. News & World Report
#20 fine arts school in nation

ASU's School of Art in the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts ranks No. 20 nationwide among fine arts graduate schools on the 2017 list released by U.S. News & World Report. The School of Art climbed two spots from the year before. Read more.

#1
BEA Festival of Media Arts awards, 2018
—Broadcast Education Association
Success, Undergraduate, Art
#1 BEA Festival of Media Arts awards

ASU Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication students won more awards at the Broadcast Education Association’s 2018 Festival of Media Arts competition than any other school in the nation for the eighth time in nine years. Read more.

ASU 30 Under 30
Three alums on esteemed '30 under 30' lists
—Forbes Magazine
Alumni, Success, Graduate, Excellence
Three alums on esteemed '30 under 30' lists

Forbes magazine recognized three ASU graduates on its recent “30 under 30” list, which features people in their 20s who are changing the world. 60secondrecap.com notes that ASU is one of the top-mentioned schools on the Forbes list, with more graduates on the prestigious roll call than Cornell, Duke, Dartmouth and Johns Hopkins.

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#25
law school in nation
—U.S. News & World Report
Graduate, Education, Policy, U.S. News & World Report
#25 law school in nation

ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ranks No. 25 nationwide among public and private law schools, according to the 2018 “Best Law Schools” list released by U.S. News & World Report. The list also recognizes ASU for its flagship programs, including legal writing (No. 6), dispute resolution (No. 10) and health law (No. 16). Read more.

ASU a military friendly school
A 'Military Friendly School'
—G.I. Jobs Magazine
Education, Military/Veteran
A 'Military Friendly School'

ASU is a top-ranked 2016 "Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs magazine for the seventh 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. Read more.

#25
business school in nation
—U.S. News & World Report
Business, Management, Education, U.S. News & World Report
#25 business school in nation

W. P. Carey School of Business ranks in the top 25 among U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools" for business in the nation. Read more.

ASU Full-Time MBA Program
A 'world's-best' full-time MBA program
—The Economist
Business, Graduate, Education, Excellence
A 'world's-best' full-time MBA program

ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business continues to climb among the world's most highly acclaimed full-time MBA programs, according to The Economist. Among the globe's top-50 programs, the W. P. Carey MBA program is recognized for its small, personalized classes and a high return on investment for tuition. Read more.

Crow Academic Leadership Award
President Crow: an Academic Leadership Award winner
—Carnegie Corporation
President, Leadership, Education, Graduate, Undergraduate
President Crow: an Academic Leadership Award winner

ASU President Michael M. Crow is a recipient of the Carnegie Corporation’s 2013 Academic Leadership Award, which honors university presidents who are committed to excellence and access, curricular innovation, and the promotion of strong links between their institutions and their local communities. Read more.

ASU an outstanding public university
One of the nation’s outstanding public universities
—American City Business Journals
Excellence, Leadership, Education
One of the nation’s outstanding public universities

American City Business Journals named ASU as one of the top 100 public universities in the U.S. ASU is listed No. 57, based on retention and graduation rates, affordable tuition and housing costs, diverse faculties and student bodies, prestigious reputations, and selective admission processes. Read more.

Crow Innovative College President
President Crow: an ‘innovative college president’
—Washington Monthly
President, Leadership, Top Articles, Feature Articles
President Crow: an ‘innovative college president’

Washington Monthly has recognized ASU President Michael M. Crow as one of the most innovative college presidents for his tangible impact on thousands of students’ lives. The publication praises President Crow for raising graduation rates and enrolling a significant number of students from below the poverty line. Read more.

ASU a Top 10 Hearst Award Winner
A top-10 Hearst Award winner
—Hearst Journalism Awards
Success, Undergraduate, Excellence
A top-10 Hearst Award winner

For 13 consecutive years, students in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication have placed in the top 10 nationally in the Hearst Journalism Awards, widely recognized as the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism. Meanwhile, a Cronkite student has won the annual Hearst Journalism Awards national television championships for three years in a row. Read more.

Student looking at globe
Graduate and undergraduate rankings
—U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report
Graduate and undergraduate rankings

U.S. News & World Report has ranked colleges and their programs for more than 30 years, providing a go-to guide to parents and students making an important decision about higher education. Not only has the publication ranked Arizona State University No. 1 in innovation for two years in a row, but it has given top scores to a wide variety of ASU programs, everything from bioengineering and computer science to nursing and social work. Read more

Ranking Keith Ryu
Top 10 in the U.S. for Silicon Valley hires
Ahead of MIT, Cornell, UCLA
—HiringSolved, 2017
Top 10 in the U.S. for Silicon Valley hires

HiringSolved, a global tech recruiter, places ASU in the top 10 universities in the U.S. with the most undergraduates and graduate alumni hired by the 25 biggest Silicon Valley employers. Read more.