Degree choices. Built-in support. Student-focused faculty. An experience designed for master learners.
Unique student experience
ASU is committed to helping students create success — not just academically, but throughout their lives. Learning to thrive means access to an education that inspires students to become universal learners, capable of learning anything at any time: during their time in classrooms, laboratories and on campus, as well as after graduation. This approach is vital in a rapidly changing world where new careers are constantly evolving and emerging while others become obsolete.
The university takes a “students-first” approach, creating a variety of groundbreaking opportunities designed to help students learn and thrive in personalized ways. Studying at an innovation powerhouse delivers access to use-inspired technology, the vast resources of a Research I university and programs that are unique to students’ needs.
“Our objective is to create an environment in which a person can learn anything, and thus we must avail ourselves of every tool, mechanism and means.”
— Michael M. Crow, president, ASU
85 percent of ASU undergraduates receive some level of financial aid; 36 percent receive Pell Grants
21-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures personal attention
7,400+ students in Barrett, The Honors College at ASU
350+ undergraduate degree programs that inspire
450+ graduate degree and certificate programs
160+ research centers and institutes
Degree options and innovative academic experience
Accelerated degree programs and concurrent degree choices provide students with the ability to create their own college-graduation timeframe.
ASU’s nationally acclaimed eAdvisor™ is one of many tools developed to support students as they navigate the university experience. A suite of online and interactive tools, it is designed to help young learners reach academic and professional goals while guiding and tracking a student’s progress. An innovative app, me3®, supports students to identify a major, degree program and professional career that fits their passions and interests. Project-based courses such as ProMod allow a deeper examination of course themes. Emphasizing universally sought 21st-century skills such as collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity, the courses provide real-world experience, offer class credit and satisfy general studies requirements. Comprehensive degree programs are continuously developed at ASU as new career fields emerge.
More than 350 undergraduate degrees and 450 graduate–degree and certificate programs exist across four metro Phoenix campuses. A top-ranked honors college, abundant student research opportunities, internships and entrepreneurial endeavors and workshops prepare ASU students to succeed in their professional and personal lives. In short, ASU is where students learn to thrive.
“I like the interdisciplinary culture and academic environment at ASU. I'm graduating with a mathematics degree and a film production minor. This could be rare in other schools, but in ASU this is exactly normal.”
—Emily F., mathematics (statistics) and media film production major
College adventure beyond the classroom
Just as ASU nurtures academic excellence, beyond the university's classrooms lie programs and opportunities that match the enthusiasm and passion, the talents and commitment of the ASU student body.
Here, students enjoy the opportunity to dive deeper into the things they love, the things that matter in their lives. Being involved at ASU is a Maroon-and-Gold way of life. From student clubs at every turn for every passion to entrepreneurial and study abroad programs, and from big-time entertainment and Sun Devil varsity sports to community service organizations like Changemaker Central, students are able to customize their unique university experience at ASU. Off campus, in one of the largest and most vibrant metropolitan areas in the country, ASU students will find natural beauty, hiking, kayaking and exploring activities, music and arts festivals, shopping and dining and nightlife experiences.
1,000+ student clubs and organizations across four metro campuses
70+ values-based fraternities and sororities
$1 million+ of prototyping equipment and ideation space for budding innovators
250+ study abroad programs in more than 65 countries
650+ student athletes across 26 NCAA varsity sports
Located in the heart of metropolitan Phoenix
Most-qualified grads and successful outcomes
Like the university, its leadership and faculty, ASU’s students have earned an enviable and well-deserved reputation as among the most qualified in the country to lead the next generation of change.
ASU graduates are prepared to succeed, ready to thrive personally and professionally. They are universal learners who prosper from the benefit of an interdisciplinary approach to challenges and solutions, and who are deserving of the top-tier attention they receive upon graduation from businesses and professional recruiters in the U.S. and abroad.
“The leadership here has been phenomenal. ASU prepared me to enter a bigger world.”
— Courtney Klein, founder/CEO, Seed Spot; 2016 ASU Young Alumni Achievement Award; 2018 Sun Devil 100; ’05 BIS, ’10MNpS
Top 10 in U.S. for graduate employability, ahead of MIT, UCLA, Columbia
Listed among the top alma maters in the U.S. for Silicon Valley careers
“Top-tier” designation for graduate recruitment by leading U.S. companies
87 percent of grads seeking a job receive an offer within 90 days of graduating
50 percent of ASU students complete at least one internship before graduating
$2.5 million invested in student entrepreneurial projects in last 10 years
The perfect college experience is as unique and as different as each student at ASU. Explore ASU’s campuses — each a unique environment — and its variety of colleges and schools that collectively offer 60 degree programs ranked in the country's top 25—more than any higher education institution in Arizona. To create an optimum learning environment, ASU offers a full spectrum of student services that cover everything from health and housing to disability and career resources. Admission services offers details on how and when to apply.