1. ASU was founded in 1885 as the Arizona Territorial Normal School (this is 27 years before Arizona was declared an official state)
    2. Arizona State University (ASU) enrolls approximately 75,000 graduate and undergraduate students across its four campuses: Tempe, West, Polytechnic and Downtown Phoenix.
    3. The World University Ranking and the Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks ASU in the world’s top 100 universities.
    4. The university has more than 1,100 clubs.
    5. The average GPA of high school students accepted is 3.42.
    6. The average SAT score of incoming undergraduates is 1129; the average ACT score is 24.5.
    7. The school enrolls students from over 150 countries.
    8. There are 7 libraries throughout the university with 275 research databases, 50,000 full-text online journals and 25,000 books.
    9. There’s a strong Greek Life presence on campus.
    10. ASU Sun Devils “bleed maroon and gold”, the university’s colors since 1896. Sun Devil football and basketball fans have won spirit awards for game attendance.
    11. Sparky the Sun Devil, the university’s mascot since 1946, was created by one-time Disney Studios employee Bert Anthony.
    12. According to Washington Monthly, ASU ranks #7 in terms of “colleges that deliver the most bang for the buck”.
    13. There are 493 classrooms spread across ASU’s four campuses.
    14. 91% of ASU undergrads get to work on individual projects (whether this project be a thesis, capstone, research project, internship, etc.) with an ASU faculty member.
    15. ASU has a number of “Residential Colleges” where students in the same academic discipline can live and learn together.

     

    *Facts from DCRanch Homes