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
producer of TFA teachers
— Teach For America survey, 2018
Education, Leadership
#3 producer of TFA teachers

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.

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 national leader in tech transfer
—Milken Institute Report, April 2017
Business, Feature Articles, Leadership
A national leader in tech transfer

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.

Executive education
A world leader in executive education
—Financial Times, 2018
Business, Leadership, Education
A world leader in executive education

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.

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 a leader in undergraduate education
A leader in undergraduate education
—The Princeton Review, 2019
Education, Undergraduate, Leadership, Excellence
A leader in undergraduate education

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.