About the University
ArizonaState Universitycame into existence in 1885 and was known originally as Tempe Normal School. It was initially located at Tempe, Arizona. In December 5, 1958, it was named Arizona State University. It is considered as the largest public research university in the US that is run by a single administration. It enrolls more than 60,000 students and every year more than 14,000 students graduate from this university. The University has been classified as a “RU/VH” (very high research activity) university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
ASU Foundation funds Arizona State University. It raises, invests and manages private income sources for the university. It coordinates and directs big fundraising campaigns and receives more than $490 million in endowment along with private cash gifts and gift pledges of more than $120 million. ASU has more than $500 million worth of asset under its management.
ArizonaState Universityhas four campuses namely the Tempe campus, the Polytechnic Campus, Downtown Campus and the West Campus. All four campuses award Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees and Doctorates. Tempe Campus, located at Tempe, Arizona, is the largest campus spread over more than 600 acres and houses more than 52,000 students.
The West Campus houses more than 9000 students and has 54 degree programs in five colleges. It also offers undergraduate education along with master’s degrees and doctoral degrees. It is spread over 250 acres and has three colleges. Downtown Campus has more than 8000 students in six schools and colleges. Polytechnic Campus enrolls more than 9000 students and offers 40 programs at degree level in four colleges and schools.
ArizonaState Universityoffers more than 250 majors and 100 graduate programs.
ArizonaState Universityranked 121st position in the ranking of US News and World Report.
ArizonaState Universitylibrary has large collection of books, DVDs, CDs, various E-books along with specialized collections.
ArizonaState Universityhas numerous prominent personalities as its faculty that includes Chuck Backus, Former University Vice President and Provost and Aaron Brown, Former host of CNN’s NewsNight with Aaron Brown.