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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.
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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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