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Arizona State Universtiy Campus Immersion

Tempe, AZ 4-Year Public
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About ASU Tempe

Arizona State University at Tempe Overview

Arizona State University at Tempe is a public, state school in the urban setting of Tempe, Arizona. ASU Tempe was founded in 1885 and currently enrolls around 77,881 students per year year, which includes 64,716 undergrad students. ASU Tempe ensures housing for up to 16,435 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from ASU Tempe by August 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at ASU Tempe!

Love music or performing? At ASU Tempe you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? ASU Tempe students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? ASU Tempe has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? ASU Tempe has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at ASU Tempe on the Student Life page.

2022 ASU Tempe Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 88%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
In-State Tuition $10,978
Out-of-State $29,952
Percent of Need Met 63%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $17,046

Is ASU Tempe a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better view of what ASU Tempe offers and if the college could be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Arizona State University at Tempe

ASU Tempe is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 88% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 61,603 applications received in 2022, 54,329 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at ASU Tempe

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at ASU Tempe, around 86% are still enrolled their sophomore year. Around 68% of students who started at ASU Tempe earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook ASU Tempe Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. 69% of graduates from ASU Tempe recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Recent ASU Tempe grads have an average starting salary of $53,944 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Tuition and Financial Aid at ASU Tempe

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

ASU Tempe meets 63% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend ASU Tempe full-time are awarded $17,046 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $24,020 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at ASU Tempe.

Based on this information, how does ASU Tempe sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is ASU Tempe a good school for you?

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Where is ASU Tempe?

ASU Tempe is located in the city of Tempe, Arizona, in the suburbs of Phoenix.

If you are interested in seeing ASU Tempe for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Loop 202, Red Mountain Freeway to Tempe, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what ASU Tempe and Tempe are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Admissions Services Applicant Processing, P.O. Box 871004 Tempe, AZ 85287

Campus Setting: Urban

ASU Tempe Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to ASU Tempe is May 1.

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ASU Tempe Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at ASU Tempe is like? There are approximately 77,881 students enrolled at ASU Tempe, including 64,716 undergraduate students and 13,165 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 73% percent are from AZ and 27% percent of students are from other states.


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