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Arizona State University - Tempe Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Arizona State University - Tempe, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Arizona State University - Tempe Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Arizona State University - Tempe was awarded 244 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is construction management.

Overall Quality

ASU - Tempe landed the #276 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. This is an improvement over the previous year, when ASU - Tempe held the #312 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

ASU - Tempe also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Arizona ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into ASU - Tempe?

Acceptance Rate

Arizona State University - Tempe has an acceptance rate of 84%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 54% of students accepted to ASU - Tempe submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 670. Math scores were between 560 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Arizona State University - Tempe  ( 560 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Arizona State University - Tempe  ( 560 to 680 )
ASU - Tempe received ACT scores from 61% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Arizona State University - Tempe  ( 22 to 29 )

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Arizona State University - Tempe Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Arizona State University - Tempe, this rate is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Arizona State University - Tempe is 78%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  78 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Arizona State University - Tempe

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 87% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Arizona State University - Tempe enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At ASU - Tempe the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 45%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  45 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at ASU - Tempe

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 42,427 undergraduates at ASU - Tempe with 38,814 being full-time and 3,613 being part-time.

ASU - Tempe Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 96.78 out of 100, ASU - Tempe is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  96.78 out of 100
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How Much Does Arizona State University - Tempe Cost?

The overall average net price of ASU - Tempe is $11,644. 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 - Tempe

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,300 $8,466 $13,994 $16,814 $18,901

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 - Tempe, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At ASU - Tempe, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $6,636 a year. That adds up to $26,544 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ASU - Tempe 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 - Tempe Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from ASU - Tempe make around $47,700 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future ASU - Tempe 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 - Tempe

Arizona State University - Tempe is a public institution situated in Tempe, Arizona. Tempe is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Arizona State University - Tempe

Contact details for ASU - Tempe are given below.

Contact Details
Address: University Drive And Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85287
Phone: 855-278-5080

Arizona State University - Tempe Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 128 majors graduated from Arizona State University - Tempe. Of these students, 10,401 received undergraduate degrees and 3,192 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 765 $42,900
Business Administration & Management 642 $49,900
General Biology 596 $28,300
General Psychology 465 $30,800
Finance & Financial Management 455 $52,000
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 423 $38,100
Computer Science 383 $72,700
Marketing 352 $44,400
Mechanical Engineering 341 $63,500
Political Science & Government 328 $37,400

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

Online Learning at ASU - Tempe

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 23,837 students took at least one online class at Arizona State University - Tempe. This is an increase from the 23,723 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 23,837 268
2016-2017 23,723 368
2015-2016 30,989 1,031
2014-2015 22,809 1,032
2013-2014 20,357 895

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