Arizona State University
Study at one of the USA’s top public university choices for international students. Located in America’s southwest, Arizona State University offers first-rate facilities, incredible student support and elite athletics. This diverse, high ranked US university provides a truly exceptional education.
Top reasons to study here
Leading the way
Experience an innovation-driven education. The fastest growing US research university, ASU is in the prestigious top 1% of the world’s universities (Times Higher Education 2020). ASU graduates rank in the top 10 hired by Silicon Valley employers, besting all Ivy League universities (HiringSolved 2017).
ASU is located in and around Phoenix, the 5th largest city in the USA. Enjoy the subtropical desert climate of Phoenix, which receives the most sunshine of any major city on Earth! The southwestern state of Arizona is also home to the famous Grand Canyon.
The international student choice
ASU welcomes the global community into its classrooms. As one of 9,000+ international students, you’ll have plenty of help to integrate into campus life, such as the Coalition of International Students and the International Students and Scholars Center.
At ASU, you’ll be taught by incredible instructors. The 4,700+ faculty include world-class professors with prestigious awards: 5 Nobel laureates, 37 Guggenheim Fellows, 7 Pulitzer Prize winners, 9 National Academy of Engineering members, and 250 Fulbright U.S. Scholars
Arizona State University programs
about Arizona State University
Amidst a challenging year for global education, Arizona State University tops all public universities on influential Institute of International Education rankings.
ASU is ranked the top public university of choice for international students, according to the 2021 Institute of International Education Open Doors Report, a recognized global leader on the impact that international education has on higher education.
On Feb. 8, 1886 — almost 30 years before Arizona was granted statehood — the Territorial Normal School, Arizona’s first higher education institution, opened its doors to 33 students in a four-classroom building in Tempe.
From humble beginnings, and through a series of name changes that led to a 1958 vote of the people and a 2-to-1 margin of victory for the advancement of Arizona State College to Arizona State University, ASU’s century-plus trajectory has led to its being recognized as the “most innovative” university in the country by U.S. News & World Report — six years in a row.
The history of Arizona State University is rich, bold and vibrant.
At Arizona State University, you will experience a transformative academic journey that will shape your future. You’ll be part of an academically excellent community where your ideas drive your college experience. The people you learn alongside will bring perspectives and life experiences from across the globe, which will prepare you to succeed in the 21st century.
Through academic instruction led by some of the world’s top professors, you’ll master the art of learning while being part of the university’s most significant and meaningful endeavors. Ultimately, you’ll graduate with the tools and mindset you need to live a personally fulfilling life.
From engineering, journalism and business to sustainability, nursing, education and beyond, ASU offers 16 colleges and schools you can choose from as your academic home.
ASU is one of the fastest-growing research enterprises in the United States, more than doubling its research expenditures over the last 10 years. The university continually climbs in rankings from the National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and development (HERD) Survey, which measures research expenditures across disciplines and funding sources. ASU currently ranks #6 in the U.S. for total research expenditures among institutions without a medical school. Additionally, ASU is a leader in bringing innovations to market, ranking #11 among universities worldwide for U.S. patents issued.
- Career coaching
- Online tutorials and presentations
- On-campus and virtual career fairs
- Discover how to create a distinguished résumé
- Customize your education to become an asset in your field
- Learn how to be professional during an interview or career fair
- Career and Professional Development Services
- Changemaker Central
- Counseling Services
- Dean of Students
- Disability Resources
- Fraternity and Sorority Life
- Health Services
- International Student Engagement
- Off Campus Housing
- Student Advocacy and Assistance
- Student and Cultural Engagement
- Student Organizations
- Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Student Unions and Centers
- Students with Families
- Sun Devil Fitness
- TRIO Programs
- University Housing
Living at ASU promotes creative connections and innovation both inside and outside of the classroom while providing a supportive, close-knit environment designed to set you up for success.
When you live on campus, you should take advantage of the opportunities that are right outside your door. Immerse yourself in Sun Devil spirit, pride and tradition. Enjoy the convenience of all-inclusive living, while being steps away from academic buildings, student services and campus dining locations.
ASU Library is home to eight library facilities across four ASU campuses, providing students and faculty access to millions of information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces and research centers, and a suite of maker services.
Campus IT Resources
- Support for University Classrooms
- ASU Classroom Supplies
- Support for Computing Sites
- Technology Studio
- Faculty Technology Orientation
- ASU Classroom Orientation
- Video Editing Studio – NEW!
ASU Health Services is dedicated to the well-being and educational success of each individual student by providing high-quality health care that is accessible, affordable and compassionate.
Our more than 20 physicians and nurse practitioners are board-certified in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, orthopedics, rheumatology and sports medicine. In addition, ASU Counseling Services offers confidential, personal counseling, and crisis services for students experiencing emotional concerns, problems in adjusting, and other factors that affect their ability to achieve their academic and personal goals.
Downtown Phoenix campus
More than 1,000 student clubs and organizations provide an opportunity for every student to become involved.
ASU clubs gather communities around sports, culture, academics, advocacy and more.
U.S. News & World Report, 7 years, 2016–2022
- #8 in the world for employer-student connections
QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022
- #1 public university in the U.S. chosen by international students
(Institute of International Education, 2021)
- #9 in the world for UN sustainability goals
Times Higher Education World University Impact Rankings, 2021
- Top 15 in the world for US patents
(U.S. National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, 2019)
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