History, Affiliations, and Rankings
Established as a Territorial Normal school at Tempe on March 12, 1885, Arizona State University got its present name after a series of name changes in 1958. The undergraduate and graduate academic programs are completely accredited by the North Central Association Higher Learning Commission. The University has been ranked in the first position for innovation by US News for the past five years consecutively. Furthermore, US News has ranked the university at #53 for the best public schools and #39 for the best undergraduate engineering program. Arizona also ranked #1 in Most Innovative Schools by US News and World Report, 2022, #10 in Best Undergraduate Teaching by US News and World Report, 2022, #117 in National Universities by US News and World Report, 2022, #216 in QS World University Ranking, 2022, #101-110 in Graduate Employability Rankings by QS World University Rankings, 2022, #132 in World University Rankings by Times Higher Education, 2022 and #214 in US College Rankings by Times Higher Education, 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses
The university is on four campuses in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area and four regional learning centers throughout Arizona. University does not believe in the main campus but believes in one university in many places, which are Tempe Campus, West Campus, Polytechnic Campus, Downtown Phoenix Campus, and ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City. University is offering undergraduate degree programs, minors and certificates courses, graduate degree programs, and online programs. Popular courses include Business, Management, Marketing, Engineering, Social Sciences, Biological, and Biomedical Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Research institutions headquartered on the Tempe campus and integrated throughout the ASU knowledge enterprise include the Biodesign Institute, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and the Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning. The university ranked 10th in Undergraduate Teachings, 2nd in Supply Chain Management/ Logistics, and 9th in the First-Year Experience by US News. The university was selected as The Entrepreneurial University at Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education in 2016. University boasts many notable alumni such as American TV host Jimmy Kimmel, Fashion Designer Kate Spade, Basketball Player James Harden, 23rd Governor of Arizona Doug Ducey, Actor David Spade, etc.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
With a student-to-faculty ratio of 18:1, it has total enrollments of 51,585 students out of which 13,015 are international students, and its student gender distribution is 56% males and 46% females. 26% of students live in college-owned, operated, affiliated housing, whereas 74% of students live off-campus in personal accommodations. The undergraduate gender ratio stands at 57% for men and 43% for women. Approximately 65% of the students come from within Arizona and roughly 9000 international students representing 50 countries also pursue their academic ambitions at the institution. Many elite companies are on the list of visiting companies at Arizona State University, such as Intel Corporation, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Google. It also has featured a partnership with Verde Solution, Arizona Commerce Authority, and Greater Phoenix Economic Council.