50 States, 50 Colleges: Arizona

Today’s featured college for 50 States, 50 Colleges is from Arizona!

College in the spotlight:  Arizona State University

ASU Interdisciplinary A

Location:  4 campuses in greater Phoenix area of Arizona

Size:  over 59,000 undergraduates–the largest university in the country!

Fast Facts:

  • It was founded in 1885; however, its name officially changed to Arizona State University in 1958.
  • ASU’s four campuses (downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic, Tempe, and West) each focus on different types of majors.  Though students live and take classes on all campuses, Tempe is the largest by far with over 55,000 students!
  • ASU was ranked number 2 in the country for “most innovative” by US News & World Report.
  • On any given day, there are about 17,500 bicyclists on ASU’s campus!
  • ASU offers over 1,100 clubs and organizations for students!
  • Freshmen at ASU can participate in peer coaching–they are paired with an upperclassmen who helps them adjust to college life.
  • ASU offers 20 Division 1 sports teams and over 35 competitive club sports–Go Sun Devils!

USC vs ASU 2011

  • Students on any campus and in any major at ASU can apply for the Barrett Honors College.  This includes funded research opportunities, honors only abroad programs, internships, and mentoring with faculty honors advisors.  For more information, visit http://www.barretthonors.asu.edu
  • There are over 300 different majors to choose from at ASU, including six focused on Sustainability!
  • The Lantern Walk is an ASU tradition in which students, faculty, and alumni carry lanterns to “A” Mountain to symbolize the passing of the torch from seniors to juniors.  The lit up mountain can be seen across campus and the night also includes a firework display and an array of exciting speakers.

NE ASU Campus

  • If you are considering ASU and you’d like to visit, make sure you contact Admissions before and sign up for the Experience ASU Program!  This includes a student-led walking tour, an admissions presentation, and an info session with the academic department of your choice.

For more information, visit http://www.asu.edu



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