Arizona State University is recognized globally as a top-ranked knowledge enterprise focused on solutions to society’s greatest challenges, advancing a better life for all.
Research and innovation
Building on a legacy of excellence, ASU has rapidly enriched its research enterprise. In just 10 years, the university has more than doubled its research funding and is recognized as one of the fastest-growing research enterprises in the United States (NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey).
By redefining the 21st-century university as a knowledge enterprise, ASU has inspired its faculty and students to lead discovery, most notably space exploration, electron microscopy, sustainability and human origins. Our interdisciplinary, solutions-focused approach to research, entrepreneurship and economic development is centered on discovery that matters and the fusion of intellectual disciplines in order to solve complex problems.
Unique student experience
ASU is committed to helping students create success — not just academically, but throughout their lives. Learning to thrive means access to an education that inspires students to become universal learners, capable of learning anything at any time: during their time in classrooms, laboratories and on campus, as well as after graduation. This approach is vital in a rapidly changing world where new careers are constantly evolving and emerging while others become obsolete.
The university takes a “students-first” approach, creating a variety of groundbreaking opportunities designed to help students learn and thrive in personalized ways. Studying at an innovation powerhouse delivers access to use-inspired technology, the vast resources of a Research I university and programs that are unique to students’ needs.
Elite athletics program
Before Arizona became this country’s 48th state in 1912, athletics were deeply embedded in the college campus scene.
From the beginning — a baseball game in 1891 versus a team from the nearby Mormon settlement of Stringtown — and through more than 125 years of competitions, Arizona State University’s sporting teams have been a part of the fabric of the state and also the nation. Today, Sun Devil Athletics boasts a robust roster of 26 NCAA varsity sports and more than 650 student-athletes.