Arizona State University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Arizona


Arizona State University has a complex structure with four campuses: the main campus in Tempe, the Downtown Campus in Phoenix, the West Campus in Phoenix, and the Polytechnic Campus in Mesa. With over 51,000 students, the Tempe campus is one of the largest in the country. Arizona State has a reputation as a party school, but it does have well-respected academic programs in Education, Business and Engineering, to name a few. It was also awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. The Arizona State Sun Devils compete in the NCAA Division I Pacific 12 Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, English, Finance, Interdisciplinary Studies, Journalism, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 67082
Total Grad Students: 10520
Undergraduate Students: 56562
Faculty: 2545

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 26:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1

Percent Male: 49%
Percent Female: 51%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 29%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 56%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information


Tempe Arizona 85287


Main Email:

Main Phone: 480-965-9011

Additional Campuses:
ASU at the West Campus
P.O. Box 37100
Phoenix, Arizona 85069

ASU at the Polytechnic Campus
7001 E. Williams Field Road
Mesa, Arizona 85212

ASU at the Downtown Phoenix Campus
411 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Admissions Contact:
Terry Richardson
(480) 965-1214

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Admissions Representative, International Admissions
(480) 965-7788

Athletics Contact:
Jean Boyd
Associate Athletic Director, Athletic Department
(480) 965-8054

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
ASU requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for residents and a 2.5 for nonresidents.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
ASU accepts college(not remedial) courses in which you have earned a grade of C or better from regionally accredited institutions. Some ASU colleges will not apply credit for courses that are evaluated with nontraditional grading systems (e.g. pass/fail).

Credits (Min/Max):
With the exception of special programs, a maximum of 64 semester hours of credit will be accepted as lower-division credit when transferred from a regionally accredited community, junior or two-year college.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you are transferring fewer than 24 transferable credits, you must also meet freshman admission requirements, which may require ACT/SAT scores. Also, some majors, such as business, require a particular ACT/SAT score for admission into the program.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
ASU does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
ASU does not publish a requirement for the submission of an essay.

Application Fee:
There is a $40 nonrefundable application fee for Arizona residents. Nonresidents, online applications and international applications require a $65 nonrefundable fee.

Other Requirements:
Some programs have higher admission requirements in addition to ASU's general admission requirements. Applications are reviewed for admission to these programs during the general ASU admission process.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 27
English 20 27
Math 20 27
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 480 600
Math 490 620

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 87%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -87%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1290

Other Expenses: 3102

Room and Board: 11436

Tuition and Fees: 22319

Total Cost: 38147

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 9720

Total Cost – In-State: 25548

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
ASU has a scholarship program for qualified transfer students. You do not need to submit a separate application for this award. You will automatically be considered for eligibility when you apply for admission.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5357

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 83%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 73%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 41%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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