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Rank: 123

Arizona State University-Tempe

With five campuses in the Phoenix area, a thriving online program, and nearly 500,000 alumni, including James Harden and Phil Mickelson, Arizona State University is known for innovation. The school works to blur the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines in search of a more integrated style of learning and accomplishment, and it's often included in round-ups of schools that are starting inventive programs. It offers more than 350 undergraduate academic programs, 250 study-abroad options in over 65 countries, and some 1,500 student organizations. Popular majors include business, social sciences, communications, and biological sciences. The Arizona State Sun Devils compete in the NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference, where they are particularly admired for their skill in baseball, and students frequent the expanded fitness complex to pursue informal athletics. One of the oldest campus traditions, the Lantern Walk, involves hiking "A" Mountain, a slope near campus with a letter A on the side, while holding a lantern. The event occurs annually on the Friday before homecoming.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: The university plans to hold in-person, hybrid, remote synchronized, and online classes. For in-person courses with 100 students or more, the school is splitting the classes by half and alternating days. To avoid any surge in cases, ASU has canceled its traditional fall break, and all buildings will have limited occupancy.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$28,900
% of students who get any grants
77%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$14,300
Average price for low-income students
$7,600
admissions
Acceptance rate
85%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1250/26
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
42,530
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
93%
% of need met
62%
% of students who get merit* grants
22%
Average merit grant
$8,330
student success
Graduation rate
69%
Average time to a degree
4.3 years
Average student debt
$20,350
Average salary within 5 years
$53,600
% earning more than $28,000
79%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
rolling

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: The university plans to hold in-person, hybrid, remote synchronized, and online classes. For in-person courses with 100 students or more, the school is splitting the classes by half and alternating days. To avoid any surge in cases, ASU has canceled its traditional fall break, and all buildings will have limited occupancy.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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