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Academics

Students report that Arizona State University’s focus on “innovation” and its “abundance of resources” are major factors in their school choice. ASU is a large university, yet manages to “personalize every student’s experience,” and offers “endless...opportunities for success.” The university has many strong academic departments and programs of study, and students are quick to brag that ASU has “one of the best journalism schools in the nation” as well as a “renowned business school” and “great engineering program.” “Research opportunities” abound across academic disciplines.

ASU students praise their “enthusiastic, supportive and engaged” professors. Undergraduates report that most of the faculty is effective in incorporating “research interests and experiences” into coursework. “Most of my professors would bend over backward to help me out—even when the issue wasn’t in their particular class,” reports one enthusiastic undergraduate. It’s “very easy to get help/make friends with professors.” Another student admiringly tells us, “I had a professor who worked for the UN, as well as [one who was] a skateboarding punk music journalist.”

Student Body

Undergraduates at ASU love the “diversity” of the student body and describe meeting peers “from all different backgrounds, locations and cultures.” There is a “large Greek life presence...along with a very serious academic body within Barrett, The Honors College, and a large section of international students.” No matter where they come from, ASU undergraduates appreciate the student body’s “unique blend of intelligence and fun.” They also tend to be “nice and welcoming.” One student sums it up: “Every person you meet has a smile on their face, ready to help with whatever problem there is.” A number of undergraduates here also report that their peers “are excellent at getting involved in community activities and speaking up for what they believe in...[as well as] spread[ing] awareness about important issues.” Thanks to the university’s large size, many students insist that “everyone who comes to ASU is absolutely able to find other people with the same interests, passions, beliefs, and world views, as well as countless others who see the world very differently. No matter who you are, you can find a community of peers.”

Campus Life

It’s virtually impossible to be bored on the ASU campuses, as students are incredibly “active.” “There are always people out at the pools, exercising in the gym, playing sports on the sand volleyball courts or soccer fields, or riding bikes or long boards.” If you prefer indoor sports, don’t worry: ASU has a “very strong gaming community.” Undergraduates can also enjoy “really interesting lectures” and participate in “fun clubs.” There is a “programming board which host[s] events every week, including free films and food.” Many students “have jobs and internships” as well. Additionally, Greek life is pretty popular at ASU. Students say that it’s “really fun [but] not as party-oriented as it used to be. Fraternities and sororities [now] get involved around campus, whether it be [through] community service, philanthropy, or intramural games.” Downtown Tempe offers plenty of excitement as well. For example, “there is a thriving alternative music and DIY scene in the Maple-Ash district just off campus with ties to the local arts communities, political activism, and house shows where local bands play.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Lizeth Hill
Coordinator of Recruitment Experience & Communications - Tempe Campus

Address
Admissions Services
PO Box 870112
Tempe, AZ 85287-3305

Phone
480-727-4531

Email
visitasu@asu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
ASU Memorial Union
Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium
Barrett Honors Complex
Hayden Library
Sun Devil Fitness Complex
Sparky's Den

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Tempe Town Lake
"A" Mountain
Tempe Marketplace
Mill Avenue in Tempe
Downtown Phoenix
Major-league sports, Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix Zoo & Papago Park, Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum, Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium, Salt River Tubing, Camelback Mountain

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday (subject to change)
8:00am - 4:00pm
480-727-4531

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times:
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is approximately 15 minutes from the Tempe campus. Taxis, limousines, Valley Metro and shared rides are available at the airport, or you can call a local taxi company or Super Shuttle (supershuttle.com or 800-331-3565 from outside Arizona or 602-244-9000 in Arizona). Amtrak train and bus services are available to Phoenix. Taxis can take you to each campus from the stations. Metro Light Rail and Valley Metro (valleymetro.org) buses also travel between Phoenix and the four campuses; call 602-262-7433 for information.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to the Tempe campus: take Loop 202 East to Scottsdale/Rural Road (Exit 7). Turn right onto Rural Road. Turn right (west) onto Apache Blvd. to Forest Avenue. Turn right (north) onto Forest Avenue. The Student Services Building is located on the northeast corner of Forest Avenue and Lemon Street (southwest corner of campus). Park in Visitor Parking in Apache Boulevard Parking Structure.

Local Accommodations
Please view the Tempe Visitor?s Center tempetourism.com for local attractions.

Admissions

Applicants: 34,188
Acceptance Rate: 86%
Average HS GPA: 3.53






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