Arizona State University-Tempe

Tempe, AZ, USA
3.79 Average Rating

Arizona State University, located in Tempe, Arizona, is a large public university founded in 1886, making it the first higher education institution in the state. ASU also has campuses in downtown Phoenix, in Glendale, a Polytechnic in Mesa, in Lake Havasu City, and online, which all together offer 17 colleges and schools, as well as numerous centers and institutes. The university’s School of Earth and Space Exploration has worked closely with NASA a few times, including when sending the “Curiosity” to Mars, and ASU takes part in the NASA Space Grant Program. The university also opened the first Biodesign Institute, the first School of Sustainability, and the first residential Honors College in the US.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
84%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
63%
Out-Of-State Students
25%
61%
Submitting ACT
54%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1235
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
51,164
Total Number of Undergrads
42,427
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
37%
20-39 Students
38%
40-99 Students
17%
100+ Students
6%
0
100
45%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
66%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$11,163
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,822
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$28,336
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,648
Books and Supplies
$1148

Aid & Grants

0
100
71%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$12,081
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,880
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$10,642

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
37%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,430
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$213

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
57%
43%
Student Organizations
852
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
26%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Sparky
School Colors
maroon and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Pacific-12 Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Phoenix
Los Angeles
San Francisco
New York
Seattle
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
58%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$55,500

What Students Are Saying

3.79 Average Rating
Arizona State is a rigorous state school that can provide many opportunities to those who know where to look. The school is expensive, but provides many unique services to the students. If one is willing to put in the work, ASU is a great place to be.
Joseph from Henderson, NV
Arizona State University- Tempe is great for those who want a large university feel, with small classes if you choose. The pricing is good, and they offer lots of scholarships and financial aide, especially for in state. I really like how there are a lot of great resources, like free tutoring, to help students keep up.
Christianna from Tucson, AZ
The ASU Tempe campus is huge, so there is always something to do. The weather is nice compared to other places, except it gets super hot here for a long time in summer. Beautiful campus, good professors if you ask other students before registering for classes, campus safety is ok, cost is good compared to other colleges around.
Anonymous student