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Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona

Arizona State University is located near the heart of metropolitan Phoenix in one of the Valley of the Sun's most pleasant municipalities.This rapidly growing, multi-campus public research university offers programs from the baccalaureate through the doctorate for approximately 40,000 full-time and part-time students through its main campus in Tempe, the ASU West campus in northwest Phoenix, the Downtown Center, and other instructional sites throughout Maricopa County.

Among ASU's Colleges are: Architecture and Environmental Design, Business Education, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Fine Arts, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Public Programs, and Social Work. Students can select from a wide variety of majors leading to master's degrees in more than 90 programs and doctoral or terminal degrees in 50 programs including the juries doctor of law.

Research centers, institutes, and laboratories offer graduate students special opportunities to advance their professional training through assistantships in teaching or research under the guidance of leading professors. Some of ASU's research centers include: Center for Environmental Studies, Exercise and Sports Research Center, Hispanic Research Center, Center for Meteorite Studies, Aerospace Research Center, Center for Energy Systems Research, Center for Bilingual/Bicultural Research, Center for Indian Education, Center for Business Research, and many others. In addition, graduate students have access to one of the best university library systems in the nation, high-tech computing facilities, and microcomputer labs.

Minorities comprise 15% of the student population, with Hispanics accounting for 7%.

Male, female and coed dorms are available, as are university owned/operated apartments. Off-campus housing is readily available. Overview

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1885
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 41,815
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $85,085,000
Admissions Address

Tempe, AZ 85287



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Martha Byrd
Admissions office telephone: (480) 965-7788
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: N/A
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $75 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 4 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 3 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 1 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Not considered
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 92%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 92%
Total applicants: 20,702
Total acceptances: 19,133
Total freshman enrollment: 7,894
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


Male applicants: 10,093
Male acceptances: 9,169
Male freshman enrollment: 3,870
Female applicants: 10,609
Female acceptances: 9,964
Female freshman enrollment: 4,024
Out-of-state freshmen: 35%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 28%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 55%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 83%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 69%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 78%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 480 - 600
Math: 490 - 620
Combined: 970 - 1220


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 5.5% 6.7%
600-699 20.6% 27.0%
500-599 41.7% 38.6%
400-499 26.8% 23.3%
300-399 5.0% 4.0%
200-299 0.4% 0.4%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 42%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 - 26
Math: 20 - 27
Composite: 20 - 26


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 7.9% 10.2% 9.6%
24-29 38.5% 30.7% 42.0%
18-23 45.6% 44.1% 37.3%
12-17 7.9% 13.5% 11.2%
6-11 0.1% 1.4% N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A


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