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Arizona State University at the West campus

Glendale, AZ 4-Year Public

About ASU West

Arizona State University at the West campus Overview

Arizona State University at the West campus is a public, state school in an urban setting in Glendale, Arizona. ASU West was founded in 1984 and now enrolls around 4,929 students a year, including 4,601 undergrads.

Student Involvement at ASU West

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of ASU West's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? ASU West students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

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

Learn more about life at ASU West on the Student Life page. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should receive admissions decisions by August 1.

2021 ASU West Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
In-State Tuition $10,710
Out-of-State $28,800
Percent of Need Met 60%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $15,977

Continue reading for more information about Arizona State University at the West campus.

Is ASU West a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a look at all of these areas to get a clearer sense of what ASU West offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

ASU West Acceptance Rate 2020

It is moderately difficult to get into ASU West. Around 82% of applicants get into ASU West each year. Last year, 3,376 students applied to ASU West and 2,760 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at ASU West

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 86% of students who start at ASU West return for their second year of college. ASU Westhas a six year graduation rate of 70 for undergrads. 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 West 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. Within six months of graduating, 65% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent ASU West grads is $37,353 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at ASU West

Cost 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 West meets 60% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $15,977 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $25,021 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 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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 West. Based on this information, how does ASU West sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is ASU West a good school for you?

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Where is ASU West?

ASU West is located in the urban setting of Glendale, Arizona, less than an hour from Phoenix.

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College Info

4701 West Thunderbird Road Glendale, AZ 85306

Campus Setting: Urban

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