History, Affiliations and Rankings
The Territorial Normal School, Arizona's oldest higher education institution, opened its doors to 33 students in a four-classroom structure in Tempe on Feb. 8, 1886, over 30 years before the state was awarded statehood. From humble origins and a succession of name changes, Arizona State College was elevated to Arizona State University by a popular vote in 1958, with a 2-to-1 margin of victory. The Higher Learning Commission has fully approved all academic programs at Arizona State University. The Office of the University Provost houses the University Program Review and Accreditation Office, which is responsible for maintaining the quality of education given at Arizona State University. ASU has topped U.S. News & World Report's "Most Innovative Schools" list. Times Higher Education has ranked ASU first in the nation and eighth in the world for furthering the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, which include reducing global poverty and hunger, finding clean water and energy solutions, and promoting gender equality.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
ASU@Lake Havasu is a western Arizona university dedicated to immersive learning and collaboration between students, professors, and the community. It is located close to the California state line. With stunning mountain views and a glistening lake just down the street, ASU at Lake Havasu City may make you feel like you're on vacation. During study breaks, this dynamic college town offers kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing, to name a few sports. ASU offers degrees and a curriculum that bridge disciplines, allowing students to gain a more holistic perspective of the world. It offers 18 undergraduate programs in Business (Communication), Communication, Environmental Science , General Studies, Applied Computing, Biology, Biology (Environmental Science), Business (Business Administration), Health Education and Health Promotion, Kinesiology, Organizational Leadership, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The Biodesign Institute's significant achievement is a cornerstone of Arizona State University's ambition to drive the university into the top tier of research universities in the globe. The ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Centre brings together the strengths of ASU, one of the country's biggest public research institutions, and Banner Health, one of the country's largest nonprofit health systems. The university also works to ensure the environment's long-term viability. The researchers analyse the environment and its components on a regular basis. Biodesign researchers are working on strategies to track dangers and safeguard people who are in danger, whether from natural disasters or human conflict. The list of achievements at the university is endless. More than 246,000 Sun Devils in Maricopa County are members of the ASU Alumni Association, which has approximately 500,000 alumni worldwide. The ASU Alumni Association helps Sun Devils maintain a lifelong connection to the university.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
At ASU's Haretu Campus, there are more than 540 students enrolled. In fall 2021, 46 percent of ASU's new first-year students came from minority backgrounds, making it the most diverse class ever. In the autumn of 2020, 89 percent of undergraduate students received some form of financial aid, while 33 percent of undergraduate students earned Pell Grants. From career fairs to info sessions to workshops, ASU Career Services provides a variety of events and programs to help you connect with potential employers and develop critical workforce skills. Starbucks, Intel Corporation, Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon are among the top employers of university graduates.