Arizona State University – Tempe

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With an established reputation created and
cultivated since its founding in 1885,
Arizona State University (ASU) boasts an
expansive student body of undergraduate
(the largest in the nation) and graduate
students spread across four campuses in
the Phoenix area. While the Tempe campus
is the largest, the West campus,
Polytechnic campus, and Downtown Phoenix
campus also provides impressive
opportunities and facilities for the over
58,000 undergraduate and close to 14,000
graduate students who attend. Recently
opened ASU College at Lake Havasu City
promises to offer even more opportunities
in what is intended to be a more casual
and close-knit community of learning.

Admissions Information

A current acceptance rate of 87.9%
communicates the somewhat selective nature
of the admissions department. However,
with the stated mission to create a
“model” for the New American University in
ASU, inclusion appears to be a significant
aspect of the ASU goal.

College Majors

ASU offers many majors for students
seeking a Bachelor’s degree in the
following fields:

  • Agriculture & Related Sciences
  • Architecture & Related Programs
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender
    Studies
  • Arts, Visual & Performing
  • Biological & Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, & Marketing
  • Communications & Journalism
  • Communications Technologies
  • Computer & Information Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering Technologies
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Foreign Language & Literature
  • Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
  • History
  • Law & Legal Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Parks, Recreation & Fitness
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration & Services
  • Security & Protective Services
  • Social Sciences
  • Transportation & Materials Moving

Undergraduate Programs

Over 300 programs and majors for
undergraduate students allow ASU to
provide a wide variety of opportunities
for students interested in many fields of
study and careers.

Graduate Programs

Opportunities to study at the graduate
level at ASU include hands-on research and
training. Students can pursue degrees in
the following areas: Architecture &
Construction, Arts, Business,
Communication & Media, Education &
Teaching, Engineering & Technology,
Health & Wellness, Humanities,
Interdisciplinary Studies, Law &
Justice, Mathematics, Psychology, STEM,
Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences,
and Sustainability.

From the traditional to the innovative, the highly ranked academic programs at the W. P. Carey School of Business offer students solutions for the 21st-century global economy. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the largest business schools in the United States with more than 1,500 graduate students and 8,300 undergraduates. For over 50 years, the W. P. Carey School has maintained accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the most prestigious and recognized accreditation available for business schools. From the world-renowned faculty representing six continents to thousands of outstanding students who enroll every year from around the world, the W. P. Carey School welcomes diversity and encourages global thinking. With over 25 undergraduate degrees and several masters and doctoral programs, W.P. Carey delivers excellent quality and great value. It is one of the top business schools in the country, highly ranked for academics, groundbreaking research, and student outcomes.

Online Degrees and Programs

ASU’s online programs have been recognized among the nation’s best and includes over
65 programs that include professional
certificates and degrees in undergraduate
and graduate studies. With access to all
ASU libraries and scholarship
opportunities, online students can enjoy
many benefits of the vast resources of ASU
from anywhere in the world.

Rankings

Recently ranked as the top school in
Arizona and as the fifth in the nation for
sending out prepared and qualified
graduates by the Wall Street Journal, ASU
consistently enjoys attention and prestige
by ongoing rankings from esteemed
reviewers such as the U.S. News &
World Report, The Princeton Review, The
Center for World University Rankings,
Washington Monthly,
and Forbes. As the
nation’s top provider of Fulbright
scholars, ASU maintains intellectual
integrity for undergraduate and graduate
programs.

Accreditation

Since 1931, ASU has maintained full
accreditation from the Higher Learning
Commission. All academic programs at ASU
are currently fully accredited by HLC’s
North Central Association. Professional
and national specialized accrediting for
several programs has also been obtained
and maintained within the W.P. Carey
School of Business, Walter Cronkite School
of Journalism and Mass Communication,
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Mary
Lou Fulton Teachers College, Ira A. Fulton
Schools of Engineering, Herberger
Institute of Design and the Arts, College
of Technology and Innovation, School of
Social Work, School of Public Affairs,
College of Public Programs, College of
Nursing and Health Innovation, School of
Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning,
School of Letters and Sciences, and
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Departments, Colleges, and Schools

Covering the broad needs, desires,
talents, and futures of students from the
United States and 150 other countries, ASU
consists of several specialized
departments, colleges and schools.

The Tempe Campus houses the Herberger
Institute for Design and the Arts, Ira A.
Fulton Schools of Engineering, Sandra Day
O’Connor College of Law, College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of
Sustainability, and Graduate College. The
Downtown Phoenix Campus includes degree
programs within the College of Health
Solutions, the Walter Cronkite School of
Journalism and Mass Communication, the
College of Nursing and Health Innovation,
and the College of Public Programs. The
College of Technology and Innovation are
located on the Polytechnic Campus, while
the West Campus is the home of the New
College of Interdisciplinary Arts and
Sciences

Students can attend the W.P. Carey School
of Business at the Tempe, West, and
Polytechnic Campuses, the School of
Letters at the Downtown Phoenix or Tempe
Campuses, and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers
College at all four ASU locations.

Library System

Boasting eight different
libraries, including a Music, Law,
Architecture, and Science Library, ASU
libraries offer students, faculty, and
visitors resources for research and study
in media, print, and digital form.
Specialized collections that include the
Benedict Visual Literacy Collections,
Child Drama Collections, Chicano Research
Collection, Government Document, and Map
Collection add even more worth to the
valuable educational possessions at ASU.
Athletics

With NCAA basketball and football teams,
the ASU Sun Devils keep athletic
opportunities and events exciting for
students all throughout the school year.
ASU Sun Devil Athletics also include
competitive men’s and women’s sports in
cross country, golf, swimming/diving, and
track and field. Men’s baseball and
wrestling and women’s gymnastics, sand
volleyball, soccer, softball, tennis, and
water polo provide additional
intercollegiate athletic competitions for
students.

Student Housing

Residential Halls on the four main
campuses of ASU provide housing options
for many students, while Residential
Colleges allow students to interact on a
day-to-day basis with others in their
academic disciplines. Upper-class housing
available on all four campuses also
enables comfortable living space and
amenities such as fitness centers, pools,
in-room kitchens, and even social
activities and community game rooms.
Family housing close to the campuses also
meets the variety of needs within the ASU
student body.

General Information

Admission

Office
1151 S Forest Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 965-7788
Fax: (480) 965-3610
[email protected]
Contact: Martha Byrd
Dean, Undergraduate Admissions

Main

Address
University Drive and Mill Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85287
(480) 965-9011
www.asu.edu
W.P. Carey Business School Website

Size

Total undergrads: 53,298
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 9,707
Degree-seeking undergrads: 52,883

Graduate enrollment: 13,254

Setting
Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus

Degrees

offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First
Professional

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses
for Academic Year
2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $4,971 $5,661 $6,844 $8,132 +18.82%
Books and
Supplies
$950 $1,130 $1,270 $1,290 +1.57%
Living Arrangement –
On Campus
Room and Board $7,320 $8,790 $9,210 $9,706 +5.39%
Other $3,830 $3,190 $2,966 $2,796 -5.73%
Living Arrangement –
Off Campus
Room and Board $7,410 $7,590 $8,156 $8,616 +5.64%
Other $3,880 $3,520 $3,676 $4,046 +10.07%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On
Campus
$17,071 $18,771 $20,290 $21,924 +8.05%
In-state Off
Campus
$17,211 $17,901 $19,946 $22,084 +10.72%
In-state with
Family
$5,921 $6,791 $8,114 $9,422 +16.12%
Average Graduate Student
Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state
Students
$8,509
In-state Student Fees $339
Tuition for Out-of-state
Students
$22,058
Out-of-state Fees $339

Financial Aid

Full-time
Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per
Student
All students
financial aid
6,702 79%
Grant or
scholarship aid
5,865 69% $48,227,892 $8,223
– Federal grants 1,819 22% $7,328,223 $4,029
– Pell grants 1,803 21% $6,378,898 $3,538
– Other federal
grants
951 11% $949,325 $998
State/local
government grant or scholarships
199 2% $306,492 $1,540
Institutional
grants or scholarships
5,779 68% $40,593,177 $7,024
Student loan aid 2,595 31% $13,081,912 $5,041
– Federal student
loans
2,522 30% $10,326,938 $4,095
– Other student
loans
214 3% $2,754,974 $12,874

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most
Recent Year
BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 11856 3903 654
Agriculture 78 18
Agricultural Business and
Management
78 18
Architecture and Related
Services
178 73 8
Architecture 50 42 8
City/Urban, Community and
Regional Planning
80 31
Interior Architecture 27
Landscape Architecture 21
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic,
and Group Studies
70
African-American/Black Studies 5
American Indian/Native American
Studies
14
American/United States
Studies/Civilization
2
Ethnic, Cultural Minority,
Gender, and Group Studies, Other
5
Hispanic-American, Puerto
Rican, and
Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
12
Women's Studies 32
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 651 36 28
Biochemistry 131 6 7
Bioinformatics 9
Biology and Biological
Sciences, General
397 14 9
Botany/Plant Biology 7 6
Cell/Cellular and Molecular
Biology
3 3
Conservation Biology 22
Microbiology 41 4 3
Molecular Biology 53
Business, Administration,
Management, Marketing, etc.
2166 1021 9
Accounting 295 79
Accounting and
Business/Management
26
Business Administration and
Management
376 744 9
Business Administration,
Management and Operations, Other
11
Business, Management,
Marketing, and Related Support
Services, Other
90
Construction Management 70 21
Finance 298
Financial Planning and Services 7
International
Business/Trade/Commerce
419
Management Science 70
Marketing/Marketing Management 280
Non-profit/Public/Organizational
Management
30 33
Operations Management and
Supervision
8
Purchasing,
Procurement/Acquisitions and
Contracts Management
189
Real Estate 27
Taxation 30
Tourism and Travel Services
Management
84
Communication and Journalism
Programs
866 46 12
Communication, Journalism, and
Related Programs, Other
17
Journalism, Other 268 28
Radio and Television 2
Speech Communication and
Rhetoric
579 18 12
Communications
Technologies/Technicians and
Support Services
13
Graphic Communications 13
Computing and Information
Sciences
210 98 18
Computer and Information
Sciences and Support Services,
Other
7
Computer and Information
Sciences
117
Computer Science 83 90 18
Computer Systems
Analysis/Analyst
3 8
Education 995 1110 77
Counselor Education/School
Counseling and Guidance Services
32 4
Curriculum and Instruction 187 24
Early Childhood Education and
Teaching
102
Education 14
Education, Other 22
Educational Leadership and
Administration
107 31
Educational/Instructional
Technology
9 3
Elementary Education and
Teaching
501 326
Geography Teacher Education 7
Higher Education/Higher
Education Administration
67 1
Music Teacher Education 15 17
Physical Education Teaching and
Coaching
24
Secondary Education and
Teaching
221 191
Social and Philosophical
Foundations of Education
4
Special Education and Teaching 134 124
Teaching English as a Second or
Foreign Language/ESL Language
Instructor
15
Engineering 594 410 97
Aerospace, Aeronautical and
Astronautical/Space Engineering
48 10 2
Bioengineering and Biomedical
Engineering
58 16 19
Chemical Engineering 43 5 6
Civil Engineering 91 23 10
Computer Engineering 57
Electrical and Electronics
Engineering
90 212 35
Engineering Science 21 1
Engineering 21 35
Environmental/Environmental
Health Engineering
9
Industrial Engineering 36 48 4
Materials Engineering 20 16 12
Mechanical Engineering 121 24 8
Engineering Technology 71 54
Computer Engineering
Technology/Technician
5
Electrical, Electronic and
Communications Engineering
Technology/Technician
27 13
Engineering Technologies and
Engineering-Related Fields, Other
36
Industrial
Technology/Technician
2
Manufacturing Engineering
Technology/Technician
11 2
Mechanical
Engineering/Mechanical
Technology/Technician
26 3
English Language, Composition
and Literature/Letters
310 37 11
Creative Writing 17
English Language and Literature 309 20 11
Professional, Technical,
Business, and Scientific Writing
1
Foreign Languages, Literatures,
and Linguistics
140 16 3
East Asian Languages,
Literatures, and Linguistics
20 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures,
and Linguistics, Other
1
French Language and Literature 13 5
German Language and Literature 8 2
Italian Language and Literature 6
Russian Language and Literature 12
Spanish Language and Literature 80 7 3
Health Services and Allied
Health Sciences
453 152 34
Audiology/Audiologist and
Speech-Language
Pathology/Pathologist
3
Clinical Laboratory
Science/Medical
Technology/Technologist
25
Communication Disorders
Sciences and Services, Other
39
Communication Sciences and
Disorders
75 4
Health Professions and Related
Clinical Sciences, Other
1
Health/Health Care
Administration/Management
15
Marriage and Family
Therapy/Counseling
2
Music Therapy/Therapist 4 2
Nursing Administration 28
Occupational and Environmental
Health Nursing
3
Registered Nursing, Nursing
Administration, Nursing Research
and Clinical Nursing, Other
22
Registered Nursing/Registered
Nurse
348 68
History 219 13 8
History 203 13 8
History, Other 16
Homeland Security, Law
Enforcement, Firefighting and
Related Protective Services
358 29 12
Criminal Justice/Law
Enforcement Administration
226 21
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 132 8 12
Human Services 126 346 8
Public Administration 61 4
Public Policy Analysis 7
Social Work 126 278 4
Legal and Law Studies 25 166
Advanced Legal Research/Studies 15
Law 166
Legal Research and Advanced
Professional Studies, Other
10
Liberal Arts and Sciences,
General Studies and Humanities
127 43
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences,
General Studies and Humanities,
Other
21
Liberal Arts and
Sciences/Liberal Studies
126 22
Mathematics and Statistics 75 16 23
Applied Mathematics 1 1
Applied Mathematics, Other 4
Computational Mathematics 11
Mathematics 63 5 12
Statistics 11 6
Multi-/Interdisciplinary
Studies
968 27
International/Global Studies 63
Multi-/Interdisciplinary
Studies, Other
905 15
Natural Sciences 12
Natural Resources and
Conservation
44 49 1
Land Use Planning and
Management/Development
38
Natural Resources Conservation
and Research, Other
44 11 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and
Fitness Studies
357 12 5
Health and Physical
Education/Fitness, Other
75 8
Kinesiology and Exercise
Science
208 5
Parks, Recreation and Leisure
Studies
74 4
Physical Sciences 67 14 30
Astrophysics 1
Chemistry 34 2 15
Geology and Earth Science 12 5 6
Physics 21 6 8
Physics, Other 1
Psychology 636 40 29
Educational Psychology 11 10
Psychology 620 26 19
Psychology, Other 16 3
Science
Technologies/Technicians
75
Science
Technologies/Technicians, Other
75
Social Sciences 909 60 32
Anthropology 74 7 14
Criminology 3
Economics 162 2 5
Geography 66 38 3
Political Science and
Government
399 9 5
Social Sciences 13
Social Sciences, Other 1
Sociology 186 5
Urban Studies/Affairs 9
Transportation and Materials
Moving
47
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace
Science and Technology
41
Air Traffic Controller 6
Visual and Performing Arts 759 115 43
Art History, Criticism and
Conservation
1
Art/Art Studies 239 26
Dance 18 5
Design and Applied Arts, Other 215 18
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre
Arts
58 4 2
Film/Video and Photographic
Arts, Other
91
Graphic Design 42
Industrial and Product Design 27
Music Performance 34 54
Music Theory and Composition 3 4
Music 8 4 40
Visual and Performing Arts 24
Work and Family Studies 294 43
Adult Development and Aging 1 1
Child Development 16
Family and Community Services 16
Family Resource Management
Studies
175
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness
Studies
118 10

Above data represent
first majors only.

(-) Indicates that
program is not offered at this award
level.

Admissions Information

Application

Fee
College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $25
Online application fee: $25

Enrollment

Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 90%
Percent students who return
sophomore year: 80%

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture

& Related Sciences
Agricultural

Business B

Architecture & Related
Programs

Architecture

B
City/Community/Regional

Planning B
Interior
Architecture B
Landscape

Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, &
Gender Studies

African-American

Studies B
American
Studies B
Hispanic-American

Studies B
Native
American Studies B
Women's
Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art –
General B
Arts –
General B
Dance B
Drama/Theater

Arts B
Graphic
Design B
Industrial

Design B
Music –
General B
Music –
General Performance B
Music
Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biochemistry

B
Biology
B
Botany B
Conservation

Biology B
Microbiology

B
Molecular

Biology B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Business
Administration/Management B
Construction

Management B
Finance/Banking

B
International

Business B
Management

Information Systems B
Marketing

Management B
Nonprofit

Management B
Operations

Management B
Purchasing/Procurement/Contracts

B
Real
Estate B
Travel/Tourism

Management B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric

B
Journalism

B

Communications Technologies
Graphic
Communications B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer

Science B
Computer
Systems Analysis B

Education
Art
Teacher Education B
Biology
Teacher Education B
Business
Teacher Education B
Chemistry

Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance

Teacher Education B
Early
Childhood Education B
Elementary

Education B
English
Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer

Sciences – Education B
Foreign
Language Teacher Education B
French
Teacher Education B
Geography

Teacher Education B
German
Teacher Education B
History
Teacher Education B
Mathematics

Education B
Music
Teacher Education B
Physical
Education B
Physics
Teacher Education B
Secondary

Education B
Social
Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish
Language Teacher Education B
Special
Education B

Engineering
Aeronautical/Aerospace

Engineering B
Biomedical

Engineering B
Chemical
Engineering B
Civil
Engineering B
Computer
Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications

Engineering B
Engineering

– General B
Environmental

Engineering B
Industrial

Engineering B
Materials

Engineering B
Mechanical

Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Computer
Engineering B
Electrical

Engineering Technologies B
Industrial

Technology B
Manufacturing

Technologies B
Mechanical

Engineering Technology B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Adult
Development/Aging B
Family
Resource Management Studies B
Foods/Nutrition

Studies B

Foreign Language &
Literature

East Asian
B
French B
German B
Italian
B
Russian
B
Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Clinical
Laboratory Science B
Communication

Disorders B
Music
Therapy B
Nursing
(RN) B

History
History
– General B

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Humanities

B
Liberal
Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Applied
Mathematics B
Computational

Mathematics B
Mathematics

– General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Global
Studies B
Science,
Technology & Society B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise
Sciences B
Parks,
Recreation & Fitness – General
B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy

B
Religion/Religious

Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry

B
Geology
B
Physics
B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Social
Work B

Security & Protective
Services

Criminal
Justice Studies B
Law
Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences
Anthropology

B
Economics

B
Geography

B
Political

Science/Government B
Social
Sciences – General B
Sociology

B
Urban
Studies B

Transportation & Materials
Moving

Air
Traffic Control B
Air
Transportation B

Degree
levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee
the accuracy of information on
this page. All information is
subject to change. You should
confirm all information with a
college admissions officer.


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