Arizona State University

United States


Arizona State University was founded as Territorial Normal School in 1885 with a single four-room schoolhouse. Over the next few decades, it changed names frequently before finally becoming Arizona State University in 1958. Today it is one of the largest public universities in the USA by enrolment with more than 110,000 students across its campuses.

This includes over 9,000 international students from more than 136 countries, making it the most popular public university for international students according to the Institute of International Education. It has also been named a top 10 ‘Best Buy’ in the country by The Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buys of 2022 and among the best graduate schools in the USA by US News & World Report. 

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Arizona State University has been ranked number 1 in the USA and number 2 in the world of global impact in research, outreach and stewardship. It has also been ranked number 1 in the country for innovation by the US News & World Report, ahead of the likes of Stanford and MIT.

It offers more than 400 academic undergraduate programs and majors and over 590 graduate degree programs and certificates. 85 of its degree programs are ranked in the top 25 in the country with 38 appearing in their respective top 10s. 

Arizona State University has four main campuses across the state covering more than 23 million gross square feet. The research-based activity centres around its original Tempe campus with landmarks including the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium.


Arizona State University has been identified as a “top-tier” recruiting and hiring institution by more than 50 of the country’s top corporations. It has also been ranked in the top 10 in the world for student-employer connections in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022. 87% of its graduates get job offers within 6 months according to 2019-20 graduate student outcomes. It’s in the top 10 US universities for hires by Silicon Valley employers and second in the country for banking-sector hires. Arizona State University is also a top 10 university with the most graduates working at the 20 leading Fortune 500 companies. International students get career support through the International Student Career Development Programme.



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