Arizona State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and More

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With an acceptance rate of 83 percent, Arizona State is not an overly selective school; with good grades and decent test scores, students have a good shot of being admitted to the school. SAT or ACT scores are required as part of the admissions process, although either test is acceptable, and one is not valued more highly than the other. Applicants complete the application online and must send in high school transcripts and an application fee. You can explore the campus in this Arizona State photo tour.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile

Arizona State University Description

Arizona State University has a complex structure with four campuses: the main campus in Tempe, the Downtown Campus in Phoenix, the West Campus in Phoenix, and the Polytechnic Campus in Mesa. With over 51,000 students, the Tempe campus is one of the largest in the country.

Arizona State has a reputation as a party school, but it does have well-respected academic programs in Education, Business and Engineering, to name a few. It was also awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. The Arizona State Sun Devils (What's a Sun Devil?) compete in the NCAA Division I Pacific 12 Conference.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 51,869 (42,477 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 57% Male / 43% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,370 (in-state); $26,470 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,103
  • Room and Board: $11,386
  • Other Expenses: $3,404
  • Total Cost: $26,263 (in-state); $42,363 (out-of-state)

Arizona State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 88%
    • Loans: 39%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,939
    • Loans: $6,480

Academic Programs

Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, English, Finance, Interdisciplinary Studies, Journalism, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 49%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 67%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Wrestling, Swimming, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Gymnastics, Softball, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Water Polo, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics