Arizona State University

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Arizona State University
founding 1885
Sponsorship state
place Tempe and Phoenix , Arizona , USA
president Michael M. Crow (since 2002)
Students 74,878 (autumn 2019, plus 45,073 distance students)
Employee 4,820 (fall 2019)
including professors 1.911 (autumn 2019, full and associate Prof.)
Foundation assets $ 922 million (June 30, 2019)
University sports Sun Devils
View over the ASU campus in Tempe
Music auditorium on the Tempe campus
Sun Devil Stadium

The Arizona State University is a large state university in the metropolitan area around Phoenix , Arizona . Its largest campus is located in the city of Tempe near Phoenix . In addition to this main campus, the ASU West Campus in the north-west of Phoenix , the ASU Polytechnic Campus in Mesa and the Downtown Phoenix Campus belong to the university.

In the ranking of the US News & World Report from 2005, the engineering sciences faculty with a focus on industrial engineering (# 15) and computer engineering (# 15) as well as education (# 35) performed particularly well. In addition, the economics faculty, the WP Carey School of Business, named after the real estate company WP Carey Inc. , had a good reputation in the field of supply chain management (# 5).


As of the fall of 2019, Arizona State University (ASU) had a total of 119,951 students enrolled, including 45,073 participants in online courses. Of the 74,878 students studying on-site in the Phoenix metropolitan area, 53,286 were on the Tempe campus, 11,420 on the Downtown campus and 4,243 on the West campus. 62,186 of the 74,878 face-to-face students were about to take their first degree ( undergraduate ). In 2013, ASU was the largest university in the United States based on the number of undergraduate students with 59,382 students.


The college was founded in 1885 in what was then the Territory of Arizona . In 1958 the then Arizona State College became a university.

On October 13, 2004, the 3rd Presidential Debate between George W. Bush and John F. Kerry took place in the Gammage Auditorium of ASU .


The university sports teams are the Sun Devils . The university is a member of the Pacific-12 Conference . The football team plays their home games at Sun Devil Stadium and the basketball team at Wells Fargo Arena . A great rivalry exists between the Sun Devils and the Arizona Wildcats , the team of the University of Arizona .





  • Arizona State University has published the top ten list of the bizarre newly discovered living things for years.
  • The previously unknown material lithium borosilicide , also known as tum , was produced in the high-pressure laboratory of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in 2013 under the leadership of the Technical University of Munich .

Web links

Commons : Arizona State University  - Collection of Pictures, Videos, and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  1. Biography and curriculum vitae | Office of the President. Michael M. Crow. In: Office of the President. Arizona State University ASU, accessed May 21, 2020 .
  2. a b Enrollment Trends by Campus of Major. In: ASU Facts> Enrollment. Arizona State University, Arizona Board of Regents, accessed May 19, 2020 .
  3. a b ASU Facts. Faculty Trends by Rank. In: ASU> ASU Facts. Arizona State University / Arizona Board of Regents, accessed May 20, 2020 .
  4. US and Canadian 2019 NTSE Participating Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2019 Endowment Market Value, and Percentage Change in Market Value from FY18 to FY19 (Revised). National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA, accessed May 20, 2020 .
  5. Colleges With The Largest Undergraduate Population: US News & World Report 2013 Ranking. The Huffington Post , December 9, 2013, accessed July 8, 2017 .
  6. ^ University history and milestones. In: About ASU> Overview> University history and milestones. Arizona State University ASU, January 17, 2017, accessed May 20, 2020 .
  7. Scientists select new species for top 10 list; issue SOS. Top ten list published in 2010. In: ASU news, Institute for Species Exploration. Arizona State University ASU, May 20, 2010, accessed May 21, 2020 .
  8. Scientists list top 10 new species. Top ten list published in 2011. In: News, International Institute for Species Exploration. Arizona State University ASU, May 23, 2011, accessed May 21, 2020 .
  9. Top 10 new species list for 2012. In: ASU news, International Institute for Species Exploration. Arizona State University ASU, May 23, 2012, accessed May 21, 2020 .
  10. ^ Scientists announce top 10 new species for 2013. In: News, International Institute for Species Exploration. Arizona State University, May 23, 2013, accessed May 21, 2020 .
  11. Promising material for lithium-ion batteries , press release, online at; Retrieved June 7, 2013.

Coordinates: 33 ° 25 '15.7 "  N , 111 ° 55' 54"  W.