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ASU has topped U.S. News & World Report’s “Most Innovative Schools” list since the inception of the category in 2016. ASU again placed ahead of Stanford and MIT on 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 graduate programs place among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2021 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings. Twenty-nine graduate programs are top-10 in the country, ranking among the best schools for law, education, business, public affairs, fine arts and others.
ASU is ranked top in the nation and fifth in the world by Times Higher Education for advancing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, including global impact on poverty and hunger, developing solutions for clean water and energy and promoting gender equality. Read more.
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
Sun Devil Athletics again earns its highest NCAA Academic Progress Rate, second in the Pac-12 to Stanford. Women's tennis has earned a perfect 1000 annually since the 2003-04 start of the measurement, the only team in the sport among the Division I Power Five conferences to do so. Read more.
ASU is ranked a top 10 university in the U.S. for first-year experience, ahead of Yale and Princeton, by U.S. News & World Report. First-year students have access to unique programs that help them thrive including peer coaching, an interactive chatbot, welcome week activities, a seminar for building time-management and academic skills, community oriented residential communities and technology to stay connected with the ASU community. Read more.
ASU makes the Fiske Guide to Colleges’ list of top 10 “Best Buy” public universities for quality in relation to cost and student debt. ASU is the only Arizona university selected for the top 10 Best Buy list and shares the accolade with other powerhouse public schools, including Purdue University, University of Florida and Texas A&M. Read more.
ASU ranks among the top 10 universities in the nation for international students according to the Institute of International Education. More than 13,300 students from 136 countries were enrolled at ASU in the 2018–19 school year. Read more.
The annual QS World University Rankings recognizes ASU as the No. 3 university in the world for the quality of meaningful connections between potential employers and students — ahead of Stanford, MIT, Princeton and others. ASU also earns the No. 15 ranking for the excellence of its partnerships with employers — ahead of Cornell and UCLA, Read more
Arizona State University ranks in the top 10 of all universities worldwide for U.S. patents awarded in 2018. In a report by the U.S. National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, ASU ranks among MIT, Stanford University and the University of Texas in the top 10 for U.S. utility patents. Read more.
Among the top 20 in the country — No. 2 in the Pac-12 — ASU has been a top producer of Fulbright awards every year for the past 10 years. For 2019-20, ASU tied for 16th place, with 19 students accepted into the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program — more than the University of Pennsylvania, Notre Dame and MIT. Read more. Read more.
ASU is ranked among the top 10 universities in the nation for undergraduate teaching, ahead of Stanford and Yale, by U.S. News & World Report. This award recognizes universities demonstrating a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate teaching. Read more.
ASU Online is among the top 10 for online bachelor's programs in the U.S. four years in a row, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. There are more than 200 online undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs designed by award-winning ASU faculty. The recognition is based on factors including engagement, services and technologies, faculty credentials and training, and expert opinion. Read more.
Princeton Review ranks ASU as a top U.S. university for undergraduate education in its "The Best 385 Colleges 2020.” ASU again earns prestigious standing in the review, based on a survey of 140,000 students who cited "outstanding academics, quality of student life and numerous internship opportunities." Read more.
One of the country's fastest-growing research universities, ASU is No. 7 in the U.S. for research expenditures among institutions without a medical school, says the National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development Survey. The university reports $617.7 million in research expenditures in 2018, up from $545 million a year before. Read more.
For the fifth consecutive year, ASU is a “Best for Vets” school, as ranked by the Military Times Group, publisher of the top-read news publications by U.S. military members. Read more.
ASU's Thunderbird School of Global Management offers the world's No. 1 specialized Master of Global Management degree program. The 2019 Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal report surveyed 114 ranked business schools from 24 countries; Thunderbird was the only U.S.-based school to rank in the top 5 Master in Management specialty. Read more.
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 is among the top universities in the world and top 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.
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.
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.
Offering more than 250 program options in 65 countries, ASU ranks No. 9 in the U.S., No. 1 in the Pac-12, for students studying overseas. More than 2,560 ASU students traveled abroad in 2017–18 for credit-bearing coursework. Read more.
ASU's local government management graduate program No. 3 in the country and No. 1 in the Pac-12, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, ahead Penn State, Georgetown and USC. It is one of nine graduate offerings in ASU's School of Public Affairs ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. Read more.
U.S. News & World Report ranks the W. P. Carey School of Business No. 5 in the nation and No. 1 in the Pac-12 for its online MBA program, on mission selectivity, reputation for excellence among peer institutions, and academic and career support services offered to students. Read more.
For the fourth consecutive year, ASU is among the top producers of Teach For America corps members, advancing to No. 3, ahead of UC Berkeley, USC, Cornell, Yale and others. Read more.
ASU is No. 8 on the Peace Corps' 2020 list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities, ahead of UC-Berkeley and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Currently, 59 Sun Devils serve in the Peace Corps. Read more.
ASU is recognized with Active Minds’ Healthy Campus Award for the promotion and protection of the mental and physical health and overall well-being of its students. The prestigious award reflects ASU’s commitment to campus health, leading to greater student engagement, retention and success. Read more.
ASU continues to be a national leader in sustainability ratings. ASU was recognized as No. 10 overall by the Sierra Magazine "Cool Schools" report and a top performer in the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index, achieving a No. 8 overall rating. Read more
ASU's School of Public Affairs secures 6 top 10 spots in U.S. News & World Report rankings, including emergency management and homeland security, local government management, urban policy, public management and leadership, environmental policy and nonprofit management. Read more.
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.
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.
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's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law is in the top 10 among the nation's public university graduate schools, says U.S. News & World Report. Ranked the top law school in Arizona, the college tops Fordham, the University of California-Irvine, the University of Iowa and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill among others, according to the annual survey. Read more.
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.
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.
Since 2008, ASU is a top-ranked "Military Friendly School," earning Silver Medal recognition from G.I. Jobs Magazine in 2020. Among the benchmarks for the prestigious ranking are veteran-student retention and graduation rates and graduate job placement success. Read more.
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.
Annually since 2002, students in ASU's Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication have placed in the top 10 in the U.S. among prestigious Hearst Journalism Award winners. Cronkite students have won the competition over all national entries twice Read more.
Global business and economy digital news leader Quartz spotlights ASU as one of the top 10 universities in the U.S. for Silicon Valley hires, based on research conducted by HiringSolved. The survey measured undergraduate and graduate hires by the 25 biggest Silicon Valley employers. Read more.
A leading service ranking the excellence and innovation of the nation’s top universities, U.S. News & World Report rates 98 undergraduate and graduate programs at ASU among the top 50 in the country, including the No. 1 ranking for innovation five years in a row. See the list.
President Crow is selected as one of the Top 50 World's Greatest Leaders by Fortune magazine. The list recognizes global leaders in business, government, philanthropy and the arts who are "transforming the world and inspiring others to do the same." Read more.
ASU is selected as the No. 10 best performing university in the world in the subject of education by ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. More than 4,000 universities were ranked across 54 different subjects. Read more.