arizona state university

Arizona State University (also known as ASU, or "Arizona State") is one of the most frequently searched universities in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of American colleges. 

Arizona State, established in 1885, is a public research university whose main campus is located in Tempe, but also has four other campuses, including in Tucson and Phoenix. The school currently maintains an enrollment of well over 70,000 undergraduate and post graduate students throughout all of its campuses. 

Notable Arizona State graduates include CEOs (such as Kate Spade), politicians (such as U.S. Senator Carl Hayden), star athletes (such as Reggie Jackson and Barry Bonds), and celebrities (such as talk show host Steve Allen and actor Nick Nolte), among others.  

For the 3rd straight year, U.S. News and World Report has ranked ASU in first place among the Most Innovative Schools in America.  

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Arizona State consists of the following colleges and schools:

  1. College of Health Solutions 
  2. College of Integrative Science and Arts 
  3. College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences 
  4. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  5. College of Nursing and Health Innovation 
  6. College of Public Service and Community Solutions 
  7. Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts 
  8. Honors College 
  9. Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  10. Mary Lou Fulton Teacher's College 
  11. Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law 
  12. School for the Future of Innovation in Society
  13. School of Sustainability 
  14. Thunderbird School of Global Management 
  15. University College
  16. Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication 
  17. W.P. Carey School of Business

Shown above: The Tempe campus of ASU.


Arizona state university Q&A

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about Arizona State University.  

1. Where is the Arizona State University?

The main ASU campus is located in Tempe, Arizona, at the following physical address:


Tempe, Arizona


The address of the ASU campus in downtown Phoenix is:


411 N. Central Avenue

Phoenix, Arizona


The address of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU is:

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

111 E. Taylor Street

Phoenix, Arizona


2. What programs are offered at Arizona State University?

ASU offers a broad range of Bachelor degree, Masters degree, Doctoral degree, and professional degree programs in various fields of study.

Here is an alphabetical list of popular general areas of interest for undergraduate degree programs at ASU: 

  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts
  • Biological Sciences 
  • Business 
  • Business Data Analytics 
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication and Media
  • Community Health 
  • Computer Systems Engineering 
  • Computing and Mathematics
  • Digital Culture
  • Education and Teaching
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education 
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Exploratory  
  • Geography 
  • Global Studies
  • Health and Wellness 
  • Humanities
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Journalism 
  • Law, Justice, and Public Service
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology 
  • Science
  • Secondary Education
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Statistics 
  • S.T.E.M. 
  • Sustainability 

Arizona State also features numerous graduate and professional programs. These include most of the ones mentioned above, plus many more. 

Go here to see a full list of PhD programs at Arizona State

Above: The downtown Phoenix campus of ASU.


3. What programs are offered at the Arizona State University College of Law?

The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law features a number of legal programs, such as:

  • Business Law
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment Law
  • Entrepreneurship Law
  • Health Law
  • Indian Law
  • International Law
  • Law and Sustainability
  • Patent Practice
  • Science and Technology Law
  • Sports Law and Business 
  • Trial Advocacy 
  • Tribal Policy, Law, and Government  

The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law is ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report

Above: Tooker House, one of many ASU residence halls.


4. How much does it cost to attend Arizona State University?

According to the ASU website, the current estimated cost of tuition and fees for enrollment at the college is:

In-State residents: 

  • Undergraduate Rate: $424 per credit hour
  • Graduate Rate: $609 per credit hour

Out-of-State residents:

  • Undergraduate Rate: $717 per credit hour
  • Graduate Rate: $1,067 per credit hour

Law School tuition for the JD program is as follows:

Arizona Resident: $27,388 per year

Non resident: $44,888 per year

The tuition for online classes at ASU is:

  • Undergraduate Rate: $510 to $718 per credit hour for all residents.
  • Graduate Rate: $512 to $1,312 per credit hour for all residents.
  • Certificate: $490 to $1,132 per credit hour for all residents. 

Additional fees may also apply. These may include application fees, registration fees, lab fees, materials fees, technology fees, and parking fees, among others. 

Financial aid may be available to ASU students who apply by completing and submitting the FAFSA form. Financial aid can consist of grants, loans, scholarships, work-study programs, or any combination of these. 

Above: The ASU football team in action.


5. What are the Arizona State University campuses like?

The main (original) campus of ASU is located just south of the Salt River in Tempe, about 8 miles east of downtown Phoenix. The property spans more than 660 urban acres. Campus landmarks include the ASU Desert Arboretum, the Wells-Fargo Arena, and several stadiums, among others. The Tempe campus is the university's research and graduate school center. 

The downtown Phoenix campus covers about 18 acres, and is located near many conveniences, including quite a few affordable places to eat. This campus focuses on urban and public programs such as criminal justice, journalism, and nursing, among others. The downtown Phoenix campus is home to the following schools:

  1. College of Health Solutions
  2. College of Integrative Arts and Sciences
  3. College of Nursing and Health Innovation 
  4. College of Public Service and Community Solutions
  5. Mary Lou Fulton Teacher's College
  6. Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  7. Sun Devil Fitness Center
  8. Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Public transportation includes inter-campus shuttles and a light rail, to get students around and between all five ASU campuses. 

The school colors are maroon and gold. The student varsity athletes at ASU are known as the Sun Devils. Much like the University of Arizona Wildcats, the Sun Devils play for the Pac-12 Conference of Division I of the NCAA. Intercollegiate sports for men and women at ASU include

  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Cross Country 
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Softball
  • Swimming / Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Wrestling

Intramural sports include most of the ones listed above, as well as cheerleading, cycling, dance, equestrian training, fencing, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, and rowing, among others. 

In addition to sports, the campus is home to more than 500 non athletic clubs and organizations. These include academic clubs, arts clubs, drama clubs, language clubs, music groups, science clubs, multi cultural clubs, and community service associations, to name only a few. 

Above: An ASU Sun Devils logo.


6. What are the distance learning options at Arizona State University?

ASU offers many courses and programs online. Here is a list of online Bachelor degree programs offered at ASU:

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Leadership
  • Art Hisory
  • Biochemistry 
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business Administration 
  • Business Communication
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Business Global
  • Business Retail Management 
  • Business Sustainability
  • Business Tourism 
  • Communication
  • Community Advocacy
  • Community Health 
  • Corporate Business 
  • Criminology 
  • Educational Studies
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • English
  • Family and Human Development
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Food Industry Management 
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography 
  • Global Health
  • Global Studies
  • Graphic Information Technology 
  • Healthcare Coordination
  • Health Education
  • Health Innovation 
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Information Technology 
  • Integrative Health 
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Public Health 
  • Internet and Web Development
  • Justice Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communciation
  • Nursing 
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Leadership 
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Service
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering 
  • Spanish
  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Sustainability
  • Technical Communication 
  • Technical Entrepreneurship 
  • Urban Planning 
  • Women and Gender Studies

Here is a list of online graduate degree programs offered at ASU:

  • American Media and Popular Culture
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Behavioral Health
  • Biomedical Diagnostocs
  • Biomimicry 
  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Journalism 
  • Clinical Research Management 
  • Communication 
  • Computer Science 
  • Construction Management 
  • Criminal Justice
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership 
  • Educational Technology 
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Engineering 
  • Engineering Management 
  • English
  • ESL
  • Family and Human Development 
  • Forensic Psychology 
  • Gifted Education
  • Global Management
  • Global Security 
  • Global Technology
  • Graphic Information Technology 
  • Health Informatics 
  • Healthcare Innovation
  • History 
  • Homeland Security
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Management
  • Information Technology 
  • Law Enforcement Administration 
  • Leadership and Innovation
  • Leadership and Management
  • Legal Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Nuclear Power Generation 
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology 
  • Public Administration 
  • Public Safety 
  • Social Work 
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability 

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7. What is the contact information for Arizona State University?

You can reach an operator at the Tempe campus of ASU by calling 855-278-5080, or 480-965-2100.

To reach the downtown Phoenix campus of ASU, call 602-496-4636. 

To inquire about online classes at ASU, call 855-278-5080. 

To contact the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU, call 480-965-6181. 

Above: Downtown Tempe, Arizona


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