Arizona State University: Narrative Description

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Tempe, AZ 85287
Tel: (480)965-9011
Admissions: (480)965-7788
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of Arizona State University. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1885. Setting: 814-acre suburban campus with easy access to Phoenix. Endowment: $247.9 million. Research spending 2003-04: $97.5 million. Total enrollment: 49,171. Faculty: 2,184 (1,778 full-time, 406 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 20,789 applied, 86% were admitted. 27% from top 10% of their high school class, 54% from top quarter, 83% from top half. 161 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 31,570 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 7,807 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 53 states and territories, 96 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 4% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 17% 25 or older, 18% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/communication technologies; interdisciplinary studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early action, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25, $50 for nonresidents. State resident tuition: $3973 full-time, $207 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,828 full-time, $535 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $91 full-time, $23 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program. College room and board: $6574. College room only: $4178. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 515 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, NPHC fraternities and sororities; 8% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Ski Club, Outing Club, Students Against Discrimination (SAD). Major annual events: World Festival, Blueprint Leadership Conference, Homecoming. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 6,342 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Hayden Library plus 4 others with 2.4 million books, 5.7 million microform titles, 28,159 serials, 1.3 million audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 5,000 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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