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Arizona State University - West Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Arizona State University - West, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Arizona State University - West Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Arizona State University - West was awarded 29 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is psychology.

Overall Quality

ASU - West landed the #352 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

ASU - West also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Arizona ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into ASU - West?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Arizona State University - West is 80%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that ASU - West is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 39% of students accepted to ASU - West submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 510 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Arizona State University - West  ( 530 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Arizona State University - West  ( 510 to 620 )
ASU - West received ACT scores from 65% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Arizona State University - West  ( 20 to 25 )

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Arizona State University - West Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At ASU - West, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Arizona State University - West is 77%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  77 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Arizona State University - West

Freshmen Retention Rate

Arizona State University - West has a freshmen retention rate of 88%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  88 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at ASU - West for first-time, full-time students is 50%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at ASU - West

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,047 undergraduates at ASU - West with 3,521 being full-time and 526 being part-time.

ASU - West Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 86.42 out of 100, ASU - West is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  86.42 out of 100
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How Much Does Arizona State University - West Cost?

The overall average net price of ASU - West is $8,840. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for ASU - West

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,127 $8,462 $11,206 $16,474 $17,319

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of ASU - West, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At ASU - West, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $5,419 a year. That adds up to $21,676 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ASU - West is 6.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do ASU - West Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from ASU - West make around $47,700 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future ASU - West graduates since it is 20% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Arizona State University - West

Located in Glendale, Arizona, Arizona State University - West is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Glendale makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Arizona State University - West

Contact details for ASU - West are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4701 W Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ 85306
Phone: 855-278-5080

Arizona State University - West Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 39 majors graduated from Arizona State University - West. Of these students, 932 received undergraduate degrees and 178 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Other Business, Management & Marketing 176 $42,900
General Psychology 137 $30,800
General Biology 94 $28,300
Communication & Media Studies 60 $37,700
Social Work 45 NA
International Business 41 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 41 $37,800
Chemistry 33 $33,400
Criminal Justice & Corrections 32 NA
Accounting 31 $53,700

Learn more about the majors offered at Arizona State University - West along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at ASU - West

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 2,464 students took at least one online class at Arizona State University - West. This is an increase from the 2,321 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,464 75
2016-2017 2,321 64
2015-2016 2,043 82
2014-2015 2,063 45
2013-2014 2,052 52

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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