Arizona State University was founded in 1885 in Tempe, Arizona, by the state legislature as a school to train teachers. Today, ASU has multiple campuses and satellite sites for students to achieve their dreams. Even with such a diverse location landscape, the university considers all locations to be part of ASU – not individual campuses. This research university in Tempe campus has 661 acres.
Arizona State University Tempe had a fall enrollment of 51,869 students nearly 42,000 undergraduates. ASU-Tempe offers 300 undergraduate majors. First-year students are required to live on campus unless commuting from parent’s home. After freshman year, nearly 80 percent of all students live off campus. Inside the classroom, the student-faculty ratio is 23-to-1. Nearly 40 percent of the classes have less than 20 students. Outside the classroom, students have access to over 500 student organizations. Arizona State University-Tempe participates in NCAA Division I Pac-12 sports conference. Top majors include:
- Social Sciences
- Biological & Biomedical Sciences
- Visual & Performing Arts
ASU has been named #1 for innovation by the U.S. News & World Report – surpassing Stanford and MIT for two years in a row. It is a top destination school for international students. It also has a highly ranked business, law, engineering and teaching colleges. Top notable alumni include Actor – David Spade, Talk Show Host – Jimmy Kimmel, and baseball star – Barry Bonds.