ASU Rankings

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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

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.

#3
Teach For America recruits
—Teach For America annual ranking of colleges and universities, 2017
Education, Leadership
A leader in Teach For America recruits

The Mary Lou Teachers College ranks No. 3 in the U.S. for contributing graduates to Teach For America. The college has provided a consistent pool of talented, diverse and service-minded teachers committed to teaching at least two years in urban and rural public schools across the country. 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.

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.

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 top university business incubator
—University Business Incubator Index
Business, Feature Articles, Leadership
A top university business incubator

ASU ranks in the top 20 on the University Business Incubator Index of the “Top Global University Incubators,” which reviewed 550 university incubators across the globe. ASU Venture Catalyst helps startup companies get off the ground through assistance with business plan development, mentorship, interim management and other services. Read more.

#15
executive education in the world
—Kiplinger
Business, Leadership, Education
#15 executive education in the world

The Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU ranks No. 15 on the Financial Times’ list of executive education rankings. The Financial Times rankings considers factors such as open-enrollment and the high quality of custom executive education programs offered. 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.

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

The Princeton Review ranks ASU as one of the country’s top universities for undergraduate education in its 2017 edition of “The Best 381 Colleges.” The ranking puts ASU in the top 15 percent of all four-year colleges in America, citing ASU for its outstanding academics, quality of student life and numerous internship opportunities. Read more.