ASU receives honors for its leadership in safeguarding the public good

ASU’s dedication to leadership in public service and societal impact has earned it the Leadership for Public Purpose designation by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation.

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The ASU difference:

We are measured not by whom we exclude, but by whom we include and how they succeed

— Excerpt from ASU charter

Experience world-class academics

As a comprehensive public research university, ASU is committed to providing excellence in education through the Academic Enterprise, and enables the success of each unique student and increases access to higher education for all.

Discovery and innovation that serves the public

As ASU focuses on research and discovery of public value, the Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, technology transfer and international development.

Serving all learners at every stage of life

Assuming fundamental responsibility for the communities it serves, ASU's Learning Enterprise aims to serve all learners at every stage of life by providing high quality, accessible and affordable learning opportunities to everyone.

Carve your path

At Arizona State University, you'll join a community that will help you explore your interests and learn new skills. Through quality academics, enrichment opportunities and support from friends and faculty, you'll graduate prepared to accomplish your goals throughout your life. Find the experience that fits you.

Stories of excellence

ASU named No. 1 in U.S. for global impact for fifth consecutive year

ASU has once again been named the top U.S. institution for global impact by the internationally respected Times Higher Education for advancing the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals — 17 specific objectives aimed at achieving a better world by 2030.

Making groundbreaking scientific advancements through VR

ASU’s Digital Discovery Initiative will accelerate scientific understanding through virtual reality to explore, experiment with and observe natural phenomena in previously unimaginable ways.

Thunderbird at ASU alum elected president of Iceland

Halla Tómasdóttir, a 1995 graduate of Thunderbird at ASU, has been elected to Iceland’s highest office.

ASU student-athletes top the Pac-12 academically

For the third consecutive year, ASU student-athletes’ Academic Progress Rate took the top spot in the Pac-12, highlighting their commitment to academic excellence.

ASU welcoming Flinn Scholars this fall

Nine of the 20 academically outstanding winners of the state’s most prestigious scholarship have chosen to attend ASU and Barrett, The Honors College in fall 2024.

Journalism professor wins Pulitzer Prize

Professor Angela Hill is part of a team of journalists at The Washington Post who won journalism’s most prestigious award.

Reimagining education for everyone

New programs for all ages

Ambition, curiosity, creativity and passion don't fit in any one box. No matter who you are or how you learn, ASU is ready to serve learners at every stage of life. ASU for You is the first step in a larger movement — a movement that's breaking down education barriers and building up high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities for everyone, from K-12 to midcareer to postretirement and every individual in between.