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Arizona State University - West Overview

Arizona State University - West is a public institution situated in Glendale, Arizona. The city atmosphere of Glendale makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Arizona State University - West Known For?

999 Undergraduate Awards
$33,408 Avg Cost After Aid
80% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at ASU - West.
  • In 2017-2018, 77% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from ASU - West makes roughly $47,700 a year. This is 17% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Arizona State University - West Rankings

ASU - West holds the #9 spot on the Best Colleges in Arizona ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at ASU - West.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Other Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Other Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Education Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular International Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Most Popular Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#111 Most Popular Chemistry Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards ASU - West has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Value Colleges for Other Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#5 Best Colleges for General Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#54 Best Value Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#60 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#62 Best Colleges for Communication & Media Studies College Factual
#68 Best Colleges for General Psychology College Factual

Where Is Arizona State University - West?

Location of Arizona State University - West

Contact details for ASU - West are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4701 W Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ 85306
Phone: 855-278-5080
Website: www.asu.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arizonastateuniversity
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/asu

How Do I Get Into ASU - West?

You can apply to ASU - West online at: https://webapp4.asu.edu/uga_admissionsapp/

Admission Requirements for ASU - West

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into ASU - West?

80% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
39% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Arizona State University - West is 80%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.

Average Test Scores

About 39% of students accepted to ASU - West submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 510 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Arizona State University - West  ( 530 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Arizona State University - West  ( 510 to 620 )
200
800
ASU - West received ACT scores from 65% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Arizona State University - West  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Arizona State University - West  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Arizona State University - West  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Arizona State University - West?

$33,408 Net Price
31% Take Out Loans
6.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of ASU - West is $33,408. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At ASU - West, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $5,419 a year. That adds up to $21,676 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ASU - West is 6.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Arizona State University - West Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,076 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,601 undergraduate students at ASU - West, with 4,076 being full-time and 525 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  ASU - West

There are also 328 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,076 full-time undergraduates at ASU - West, 37% are male and 63% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  ASU - West

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Arizona State University - West students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of ASU - West Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 247
Black or African American 181
Hispanic or Latino 1,545
White 1,676
International Students 188
Other Races/Ethnicities 239

Geographic Diversity

Arizona students aren't the only ones who study at Arizona State University - West. At this time, 26 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 133 countries are represented at ASU - West. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Arizona State University - West

75 Took All Classes Online
2,464 Took At Least One Class Online
16.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,464 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at ASU - West has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of ASU - West

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Arizona State University - West was 16.0%. This is the #1,037 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at ASU - West regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Arizona State University - West Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 176 0 0 0 176
General Psychology 0 0 137 0 13 0 150
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 47 41 0 26 0 114
General Biology 2 0 94 0 0 0 96
International Business 0 0 41 0 51 0 92
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 60 0 20 0 80
Social Work 0 0 45 0 0 0 45
Chemistry 0 0 33 0 0 0 33
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 32 0 0 0 32
Accounting 0 0 31 0 0 0 31
Political Science & Government 0 0 31 0 0 0 31
Special Education 0 0 30 0 0 0 30
General English Literature 0 0 25 0 2 0 27
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 26 0 0 0 26
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 22 0 22
Interdisciplinary Studies 2 0 1 0 17 0 20
General Education 0 0 0 0 0 16 16
History 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Business Administration & Management 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Sociology 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 0 0 0 10 0 11
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Other Education 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Writing Studies 9 0 0 0 0 0 9
Applied Mathematics 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
General Social Sciences 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Statistics 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Ethnic Studies 1 0 2 0 0 0 3
Public Health 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Cultural Studies & Analysis 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Romance Languages 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Area Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Human Sciences Business Services 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 20 47 932 1 162 16 1,178

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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