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The educational experience at ASU is an immersion in a living-learning academic enterprise — a mindset focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, and a deep commitment to serving the public interest during a time of rapid and complex societal change. Nationally and internationally acclaimed, ASU consistently ranks among the very best in nearly every critical measurement of student success, outcomes of groundbreaking research and impact in the communities it serves.
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More than 48,600 students applied as incoming first-year students to ASU for the fall 2019 semester.
More than two-thirds of first-year students admitted for fall 2019 had unweighted GPAs of 3.38 and above.
85% of ASU undergraduate students receive some level of financial assistance.
Among the highest percentage of any top-tier university in the U.S., 36% of ASU undergraduate students receive Pell Grants.
The highest percentage in ASU’s history, 66% of incoming in-state first-year students received one of the university’s New American University Scholarships in fall 2019.
Students in Barrett, The Honors College at ASU average a weighted GPA of 4.32. 78% of the nearly 1,100 National Scholars enrolled at ASU are Barrett students, including more than 400 National Hispanic Merit Scholars.
The most diverse class ever, 46% of ASU’s incoming first-year students in fall 2019 came from minority backgrounds.
Reflecting ASU’s commitment to higher education access, 27% of ASU’s student body are first-generation college students.
ASU ranks No. 1 among the state’s public universities for its 87.8% first-year students retention rate.
ASU offers more than 350 academic undergraduate programs and majors led by expert faculty in highly ranked colleges and schools.
Through more than 450 graduate degree programs and certificates, ASU master’s and doctoral students work directly with the nation’s top researchers.
U.S. News & World Report ranks 64 ASU degree programs in the top 25 in the country, including 22 programs ranked in the nation’s top 10.
ASU is ranked top 10 nationally for best online bachelor's programs by U.S. News & World Report. It offers more than 200 online degree and certificate programs taught by award-winning ASU faculty.
In just 10 years, ASU has rapidly enriched its discovery enterprise, more than doubling its research funding and rising to No. 7 in the U.S. among universities without a medical school.
ASU is one of the fastest-growing research enterprises in the U.S., with $640 million total research expenditures in FY19.
One of the top-performing U.S. universities for inventions and licensing deals, ASU has been the launching pad for 144+ startups, generating $575 million in gross state product and $52 million in state and local tax revenues from 2016 through 2019.
Since 2003, ASU research has resulted in more than 3,800 invention disclosures, more than 845 U.S. issued patents, and startups based on ASU intellectual property have generated more than $833 million in investment capital.
At the close of the 2019 fiscal year, more than 101,500 individual, corporate and foundation supporters had given to ASU.
Representing a record year in fundraising for the fifth consecutive year, the more than $413.7 million raised in 2019 generated new opportunities at the nation’s most innovative university.