ASU Rankings

Arizona State University is recognized globally as a top-ranked knowledge enterprise focused on solutions to society’s greatest challenges, advancing a better life for all.
A ‘Best Buy’ for excellence and value
A ‘Best Buy’ for excellence and value
—Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018
Education, Excellence, Undergraduate
A ‘Best Buy’ for excellence and value

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018 lists ASU as a “Best Buy” among just 20 U.S. public universities earning the premier designation. Fiske describes ASU as a university “where ‘massive innovation’ is the norm and where an interdisciplinary culture is seen as the best means of developing ‘world-changing ideas.’”

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

ASU a Top 10 Hearst Award Winner
A top-10 Hearst Award winner
—Hearst Journalism Awards
Success, Undergraduate, Excellence
A top-10 Hearst Award winner

For 13 consecutive years, students in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication have placed in the top 10 nationally in the Hearst Journalism Awards, widely recognized as the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism. Meanwhile, a Cronkite student has won the annual Hearst Journalism Awards national television championships for three years in a row. Read more.

ASU 30 Under 30
Three alums on esteemed '30 under 30' lists
—Forbes Magazine
Alumni, Success, Graduate, Excellence
Three alums on esteemed '30 under 30' lists

Forbes magazine recognized three ASU graduates on its recent “30 under 30” list, which features people in their 20s who are changing the world. 60secondrecap.com notes that ASU is one of the top-mentioned schools on the Forbes list, with more graduates on the prestigious roll call than Cornell, Duke, Dartmouth and Johns Hopkins.

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ASU Full-Time MBA Program
A 'world-class' full-time MBA program
—The Economist
Business, Graduate, Education, Excellence
A 'world-class' full-time MBA program

The W. P. Carey School of Business ranks No. 47 on The Economist's review of the best full-time MBA programs in the world. The full-time W. P. Carey MBA program is known for its small, personalized classes and a high return on investment for tuition. 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.