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Arizona State University-Tempe

Tempe, Arizona
Overlooking the Tempe campus from atop Hayden Butte credit: No machine-readable author provided. NickSchweitzer assumed (based on copyright claims).
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Overview
Public
38,946 Undergraduates
83% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Public
Region: West
Size: Big
Doctoral
Arizona State University-Tempe
University Drive and Mill Avenue
Tempe, Arizona
85287
(855) 278-5080
www.asu.edu/

Arizona State University, Tempe, is a public research university, and one of the top 115 institutions of higher learning in the United States. In 1885, the 13th Arizona Territorial Legislature passed legislation to start a school, Territorial Normal School, that would educate teachers in what was the Arizona territory at the time. That school became Arizona State University, or ASU, in 1958. ASU is one of the largest public universities in the nation, enrolling around 72,000 students on five campuses throughout the metropolitan Phoenix region. Today, the Tempe campus sits on 660 acres of land in downtown Tempe, which is eight miles away from downtown Phoenix. Notable alumni include fashion designer Kate Spade, professional golfer Phil Mickelson, comedian David Spade, TV sportscaster Al Michaels, baseball player Barry Bonds, football player and veteran Pat Tillman, basketball player James Harden and actress Lynda Carter. The school’s colors are maroon and gold, its mascot is Sparky and its teams are nicknamed the Sun Devils. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division I FBS – Pac-12 and MPSF, and varsity sports offered there include men’s football, basketball, baseball, soccer, indoor track and field and gymnastics, and women’s golf, basketball, volleyball, soccer and lacrosse.

Location

Tempe , also known as Hayden's Ferry during the territorial times of Arizona, is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2017 population of 185,038. The city is named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece. Tempe is located in the East Valley section of metropolitan Phoenix; it is bordered by Phoenix and Guadalupe on the west, Scottsdale on the north, Chandler on the south, and Mesa on the east. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
57%

Men

43%

Women

25

Average Age of Entering Students

2739

New Transfer Students

Admissions
83%

Acceptance Rate

40%

Enrollment Yield

1020-1280

SAT Range

24,764

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$13,007

Typical Cost

$27,372

Out-Of-State (published)

$10,792

In-State (published)

94%

Recieve Financial Aid

85%

Have Loans

$14,648

Median Debt

Academics
23.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Business Management And Administration

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 1,000 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, more than 70 fraternities and sororities on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Pacific-12 Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Pacific-12 Conference

Social
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