Arizona State University ASU is the #1 Most Innovative University (by US News Rankings) in the world for six years in a row. Being a large university, ASU has 300+ degree programs to offer to prospective students. The institution is quite affordable, given ASU’s world rankings. The cost of studying in ASU is 54,593 USD (~40.77 lakh INR) for bachelor's programs and 48,555 USD (~36.26 lakh INR) for master's programs. Students needing financial assistance can avail of need-based scholarships awarded by Arizona State University. 

Anthropology, Earth and Marine Sciences, Nursing, and Psychology are Arizona State University’s preferred fields of study. Admission at Arizona State University is moderately competitive with an acceptance rate of 88%. To apply for admission, Indian students need a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (~83-86%). Admissions are generally offered to applicants with a GPA of 3.4 or above, especially for master's programs.

About Campus Location-Phoenix: The university is divided into five separate campuses, each scattered in the different cities of Phoenix valley. ASU’s main campus is the Urban Tempe Campus, but most of the classes take place at its Polytechnic Campus. Each ASU campus is within 25-30 miles of each other and easily allows students to explore the Phoenix valley, which is its main USP. The college town offers sports like jet skiing, kayaking, rock climbing, and much more; something that is great to explore during study breaks.


ASU Quick Facts


  • Top-notch Research Work: The Arizona State University-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Centre collaboration is an epitome of the university’s achievements and contribution toward research and education.
  • Moderate Acceptance Rate: With a high acceptance rate of 88%, admission to Arizona State University is lightly selective.
  • Research Scholars: ASU has recorded over 1000 scholars, more than 500,000 alumni and spending around 660 million USD on research.
  • Satisfactory Placement Opportunities: Around 87% of ASU graduates secure full-time employment within 6 months of graduation. Arizona State University students earn an average annual salary of 73,000 USD. MBA graduates with little work experience are offered up to 100,000 USD as the annual salary package. 



  • Extreme Climate: Arizona is extremely hot in summer. Semesters beginning after the summer semester are harsh for students.
  • Large Campus: ASU campus is the 5th largest in the USA making it a place for numerous students. Students might find the innumerable student population quite disturbing.
  • Class Size: Some of the classes are mega-sized with around 500 students in each section making it difficult to concentrate.
  • Arizona State University Courses
  • At ASU, 17 colleges and schools offer more than 350 undergraduate programs and majors. Students can choose from 450 graduate programs and certificates at ASU. The institution offers STEM, accelerated, concurrent, and joint programs.


Programs Total Annual Fees
Bachelor of Science in Engineering {B.S.E}, Mechanical engineering INR 24,94,440
Master of Science [M.Sc], Robotics and Autonomous Systems - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering INR 21,15,477
 Master of Science [M.Sc], Robotics and Autonomous Systems - Artificial Intelligence INR 21,15,477
Master of Accountancy [M.Acc], Data Analytics INR 20,14,740
                             Executive Master of Business Administration [E.M.B.A] INR 34,93,735


Arizona State University Rankings

Arizona State University has been ranked at #219 in QS World University Rankings, 2023. Some of the popular rankings of the university are as follows:

  • #1 in Most Innovative Schools by US News and World Report, 2022
  • #10 in Best Undergraduate Teaching by US News and World Report, 2022
  • #117 in National Universities by US News and World Report, 2022
  • #101-110 in Graduate Employability Rankings by QS World University Rankings, 2022
  • #=132 in World University Rankings by Times Higher Education, 2022
  • #=214 in US College Rankings by Times Higher Education, 2022


Arizona State University Campus

ASU has four campuses in metro Phoenix and one in Lake Havasu City. Students can take part in on-campus research programs and internship opportunities in various fields.

  • The student profile includes students from 50 states, 136 nations, 230 tribal nations, and 13,000 international students. Students can also join the ASU mentor network.
  • Over 1,000 student clubs and organizations are parts of ASU, engaging students in fitness and recreation activities among others.
  • Some club categories include LGBTQIA+, sports, women, indigenous groups, etc. 


Arizona State University Accommodation

Freshmen have to live on campus in a residential college community. The students live in fully-furnished rooms on-campus where their respective majors are housed.

  • The benefits of living on-campus include a supportive community, all-inclusive housing.
  • Upper-division housing is available for upper-division students on their chosen campus.
  • Housing rates vary from 4,000 to 19,000 USD per academic year.


Arizona State University Application Process

ASU accepts applications throughout the year except for a few programs. International students need to keep in mind the following requirements while applying for admission to Arizona State University. 
Application Portal:

  • ?Undergraduate Applications: ASU admission application, the Common Application or the Coalition Application
  • Graduate Applications: ASU graduate admissions, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law has a different admission website.


Undergraduate Admission Requirements:

  • Certified transcripts of official documents from each secondary school, college, university, or technical school attended
  • Proof of graduation/certificates of degrees awarded, marks/grades earned, and list of courses taken
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (~83-86%)
  • English translations of the documents (if applicable)
  • SAT/ACT (Optional)
  • English Proficiency test scores
  • TOEFL iBT: 61
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • PTE: 53
  • Duolingo: 95


Graduate Admission Requirements:

  • Academic transcripts
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (~83-86%) (Graduate applicants without a 3.0 GPA will also be considered)
  • GRE/GMAT scores (GMAT range: 650-770 INR)
  • English proficiency requirements
  • TOEFL PBT: 550
  • TOEFL iBT: 80
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • PTE: 60
  • Duolingo: 105