Arizona State University West: Narrative Description

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PO Box 37100, 4701 W Thunderbird Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100
Tel: (602)543-5500; Admissions: (602)543-8134; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Arizona State University. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1984. Setting: 300-acre urban campus. Research spending 2002-03: $2.1 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $7500 per student. Total enrollment: 7,105. Faculty: 335 (187 full-time, 148 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 961 applied, 62% were admitted. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 66% from top quarter, 92% from top half. Full-time: 3,853 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 1,898 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 23 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 5% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 43% 25 or older, 2% live on campus, 21% transferred in. Retention: 75% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; psychology; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: State resident tuition: $3508 full-time, $183 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,028 full-time, $501 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $87 full-time, $19 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $4101.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 37 open to all. Most popular organizations: Justice Studies Club, American Marketing Association West, Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honor Society, Communication Club, Outdoor Recreation Club. Major annual events: Martin Luther King Week, Cultural Fest, Student Activities Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 200 college housing spaces available; 120 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. ASU West Library with 334,625 books, 1.4 million microform titles, 3,318 serials, 26,369 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $3.6 million. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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