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ASU Rankings

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.
No. 1 in U.S. for innovation

ASU has topped U.S. News & World Report’s “Most Innovative Schools” list since the inception of the category in 2016. ASU again placed ahead of Stanford and MIT on the list, based on a survey of peers. College presidents, provosts and admissions deans around the country nominated up to 10 colleges or universities that are making the most innovative improvements.

ASU among best graduate schools
Among best graduate schools in the U.S.
—U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Graduate, Education
Among best graduate schools in the U.S.

365体育备用ASU graduate programs place among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2021 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings. Twenty-nine graduate programs are top-10 in the country, ranking among the best schools for law, education, business, public affairs, fine arts and others.

No. 1 in the U.S. and top 5 in the world for global impact

ASU is ranked top in the nation and fifth in the world by Times Higher Education for advancing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, including global impact on poverty and hunger, developing solutions for clean water and energy and promoting gender equality. .

Elite scholars
A top producer of the world’s elite scholars
—Frank Office of National Scholarships Advisement
Education, Excellence, Undergraduate, Leadership
A top producer of the world’s elite scholars

365体育备用ASU, Harvard, Stanford and the University of Chicago are the only four institutions in the nation with elite Rhodes, Marshall and Churchill scholarship winners. ASU’s six faculty and 15 student Fulbright scholars in the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program are yet another testament to the breadth and excellence of the university’s programs.

Student athlete academic success
Highest-ever: Sun Devil Athletics Academic Progress rate
—NCAA, 2018
Highest-ever: Sun Devil Athletics Academic Progress rate

Sun Devil Athletics again earns its highest NCAA Academic Progress Rate, second in the Pac-12 to Stanford. Women's tennis has earned a perfect 1000 annually since the 2003-04 start of the measurement, the only team in the sport among the Division I Power Five conferences to do so. .

Top 10 university in the U.S. for first-year experience

ASU is ranked a top 10 university in the U.S. for first-year experience, ahead of Yale and Princeton, by U.S. News & World Report. First-year students have access to unique programs that help them thrive including peer coaching, an interactive chatbot, welcome week activities, a seminar for building time-management and academic skills, community oriented residential communities and technology to stay connected with the ASU community.

ASU a best college value - Kiplinger
ASU a top 10 “Best Buy” in the U.S.
—The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020 36th Edition
Education
ASU a top 10 “Best Buy” in the U.S.

365体育备用ASU makes the Fiske Guide to Colleges’ list of top 10 “Best Buy” public universities for quality in relation to cost and student debt. ASU is the only Arizona university selected for the top 10 Best Buy list and shares the accolade with other powerhouse public schools, including Purdue University, University of Florida and Texas A&M.

Top 10 university in the U.S. chosen by international students

ASU ranks among the top 10 universities in the nation for international students according to the Institute of International Education. More than 13,300 students from 136 countries were enrolled at ASU in the 2018–19 school year.

#3
in the world: excellence in employer-student connections
—QS World University Rankings, 2020
Education, Excellence
#3 in the world: excellence in employer-student connections

The annual QS World University Rankings recognizes ASU as the No. 3 university in the world for the quality of meaningful connections between potential employers and students — ahead of Stanford, MIT, Princeton and others. ASU also earns the No. 15 ranking for the excellence of its partnerships with employers — ahead of Cornell and UCLA, Read more

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Top 10 in global patent rankings

Arizona State University ranks in the top 10 of all universities worldwide for U.S. patents awarded in 2018. In a report by the U.S. National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, ASU ranks among MIT, Stanford University and the University of Texas in the top 10 for U.S. utility patents. .

ASU Fulbright Rankings
Top producer of Fulbright students
—Chronicle of Higher Education, 2020
Graduate, Education
Top producer of Fulbright students

Among the top 20 in the country — No. 2 in the Pac-12 — ASU has been a top producer of Fulbright awards every year for the past 10 years. For 2019-20, ASU tied for 16th place, with 19 students accepted into the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program — more than the University of Pennsylvania, Notre Dame and MIT. Read more.

Students at table
Top university for undergraduate education
—U.S. News & World Report, 2020
Top university for undergraduate education

365体育备用ASU’s undergraduate education is among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Colleges” ranking. ASU has expanded the use of adaptive learning, a personalized method of teaching that combines online and classroom work, to ensure that students master concepts before moving on. .

Top 10 nationally for best online bachelor's programs

ASU Online is among the top 10 for online bachelor's programs in the U.S. four years in a row, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. There are more than 200 online undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs designed by award-winning ASU faculty. The recognition is based on factors including engagement, services and technologies, faculty credentials and training, and expert opinion.

ASU a leader in undergraduate education
A leader in undergraduate education
—The Princeton Review, 2019
Education, Undergraduate, Leadership, Excellence
A leader in undergraduate education

Princeton Review ranks ASU as a top U.S. university for undergraduate education in its "The Best 385 Colleges 2020.” ASU again earns prestigious standing in the review, based on a survey of 140,000 students who cited "outstanding academics, quality of student life and numerous internship opportunities." .

Research
Top 10 in the U.S. for total research expenditures among universities without a medical school
—National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development rankings
Top 10 in the U.S. for total research expenditures among universities without a medical school

One of the country's fastest-growing research universities, ASU is No. 7 in the U.S. for research expenditures among institutions without a medical school, says the National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development Survey. The university reports $617.7 million in research expenditures in 2018, up from $545 million a year before. .

Best college for veterans
A top school for veterans and military students
—Military Times, 2019
Education, Military/Veteran
A top school for veterans and military students

365体育备用For the fifth consecutive year, ASU is a “Best for Vets” school, as ranked by the Military Times Group, publisher of the top-read news publications by U.S. military members.

#1
in the world: Thunderbird global management degree
—Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal, 2019
Education, Wall Street Journal
#1 in the world: Thunderbird global management degree

ASU's Thunderbird School of Global Management offers the world's No. 1 specialized Master of Global Management degree program. The 2019 Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal report surveyed 114 ranked business schools from 24 countries; Thunderbird was the only U.S.-based school to rank in the top 5 Master in Management specialty. .

WP Carey Shanghai
Top 10 in the world business management
Ahead of MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley — Academic Ranking of World Universities
—Shanghai Ranking, Academic Ranking of World Universities
Top 10 in the world business management

The Shanghai Ranking, one of the most prestigious annual rankings of international research universities, lists the ASU W. P. Carey School of Business management degree program among the top 10 in the world, based on a global survey of more than 500 top universities in 52 subject areas. .

ASU a top world university
A top world university
—Center for World University Rankings
Global, Education, Graduate, Undergraduate
A top world university

ASU is among the top universities in the world and top in the United States, according to the Center for World University Rankings. The list ranks the top 1,000 higher education institutions worldwide — out of more than 18,000 — and is considered one of the most prestigious world university distinctions. .

Executive education
A world leader in executive education
—Financial Times, 2018
Business, Leadership, Education
A world leader in executive education

365体育备用ASU's Thunderbird School of Global Management is a world leader in executive education, says The Financial Times in its 2018 edition of top international programs. Thunderbird's executive ed program placed in the top 4 percent of more than 1,000 world universities surveyed.

ASU Carnegie Community Foundation
Recipient: Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification
—Carnegie Foundation
Education
Recipient: Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification

365体育备用Recognizing ASU for “improving teaching and learning, producing research that makes a difference in communities and revitalizing its civic and academic mission," the Carnegie Foundation bestows its "Community Engagement" classification on the university through 2020.

Study abroad student
Top 10 for students studying abroad
—Institute of International Education, 2019
Top 10 for students studying abroad

Offering more than 250 program options in 65 countries, ASU ranks No. 9 in the U.S., No. 1 in the Pac-12, for students studying overseas. More than 2,560 ASU students traveled abroad in 2017–18 for credit-bearing coursework. .

#3
graduate local government management program in the U.S.
—U.S. News & World Report, 2020
Graduate, Education, Policy, Management, U.S. News & World Report
#3 graduate local government management program in the U.S.

ASU's local government management graduate program No. 3 in the country and No. 1 in the Pac-12, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, ahead Penn State, Georgetown and USC. It is one of nine graduate offerings in ASU's School of Public Affairs ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. .

#5
online MBA program in nation
—U.S. News & World Report, 2018
Business, Management, Education, Graduate, U.S. News & World Report
#5 online MBA program in nation

U.S. News & World Report ranks the W. P. Carey School of Business No. 5 in the nation and No. 1 in the Pac-12 for its online MBA program, on mission selectivity, reputation for excellence among peer institutions, and academic and career support services offered to students.

#3
producer of TFA teachers
— Teach For America survey, 2018
Education, Leadership
#3 producer of TFA teachers

For the fourth consecutive year, ASU is among the top producers of Teach For America corps members, advancing to No. 3, ahead of UC Berkeley, USC, Cornell, Yale and others.

#8
Top producer of Peace Corps volunteers
— Peace Corps Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities, 2020
Feature Articles, Alumni, Education, Global
Top producer of Peace Corps volunteers

ASU is No. 8 on the Peace Corps' 2020 list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities, ahead of UC-Berkeley and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Currently, 59 Sun Devils serve in the Peace Corps.

Health and fitness
A best-in-U.S.: health and well-being programs for students
—Active Minds, 2018
A best-in-U.S.: health and well-being programs for students

ASU is recognized with Active Minds’ Healthy Campus Award for the promotion and protection of the mental and physical health and overall well-being of its students. The prestigious award reflects ASU’s commitment to campus health, leading to greater student engagement, retention and success. .

Solar panels
Top 10 campus for sustainability
— Sierra Club, 2019
Top 10 campus for sustainability

365体育备用ASU continues to be a national leader in sustainability ratings. ASU was recognized as No. 10 overall by the Sierra Magazine "Cool Schools" report and a top performer in the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index, achieving a No. 8 overall rating.

ASU's School of Public Affairs earns 6 top 10 spots in national rankings
—U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Education, U.S. News & World Report
ASU's School of Public Affairs earns 6 top 10 spots in national rankings

ASU's School of Public Affairs secures 6 top 10 spots in U.S. News & World Report rankings, including emergency management and homeland security, local government management, urban policy, public management and leadership, environmental policy and nonprofit management.

Crow named one of best college presidents
President Crow: one of the best college presidents
—TIME magazine
President, Leadership
President Crow: one of the best college presidents

TIME Magazine has named ASU President Michael M. Crow one of Crow has focused the vision and goals of ASU — as a New American University — on academic excellence, broad access to all qualified students and meaningful community impact.

Michael Crow an innovative thinker
President Crow: a ‘most innovative and practical thinker’
—Slate
President, Leadership, Feature Articles
President Crow: a ‘most innovative and practical thinker’

has named ASU President Michael M. Crow one of the 25 “Most Innovative and Practical Thinkers of our Time” for his efforts to reshape the American public university, combining inventiveness with practicality. The article explores Crow’s ideas about how universities can better connect with the real world.

Home to a Top Business Incubator
A national leader in tech transfer
—Milken Institute Report, April 2017
Business, Feature Articles, Leadership
A national leader in tech transfer

365体育备用ASU is one of fastest-growing universities in the U.S. for technology transfer, climbing 22 spots since the last Milken Institute Report. In "startups launched" scores, ASU ranks ahead of Stanford, MIT, Cornell and UCLA.

#13
graduate education school in nation
—U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Graduate, Education, Policy
#13 graduate education school in nation

ASU’s is No. 13 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of America’s graduate schools of education. Among public universities, the college was ranked No. 5, solidifying ASU’s ascent to the top tier of colleges of education since 2012.

Fashion construction
Top 10 fine arts programs
—U.S. News & World Report, 2020
Art, Education, U.S. News & World Report
Top 10 fine arts programs

U.S. News & World Report ranks two graduate fine arts programs in in the country's top 10: ceramics (No. 4, No. 1 Pac-12) and photography (No. 6, No. 2 Pac-12).

#1
BEA Festival of Media Arts awards, 2018
—Broadcast Education Association
Success, Undergraduate, Art
#1 BEA Festival of Media Arts awards

ASU Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication students won more awards at the Broadcast Education Association’s 2018 Festival of Media Arts competition than any other school in the nation for the eighth time in nine years.

Jordan listening
A top-ranked law school in the nation
—U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Graduate, Education, Policy, U.S. News & World Report
A top-ranked law school in the nation

365体育备用 is in the top 10 among the nation's public university graduate schools, says U.S. News & World Report. Ranked the top law school in Arizona, the college tops Fordham, the University of California-Irvine, the University of Iowa and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill among others, according to the annual survey.

Top five grad schools
Top 5 graduate business schools in the U.S.
—U.S. News & World Report
Business, Management, Education, U.S. News & World Report
Top 5 graduate business schools in the U.S.

365体育备用Ranked as a national leader by U.S. News & World Report, ASU's has three graduate degree programs among the country's top 5, each ranked No. 1 in the Pac-12: non-MBA online business (2), supply chain management and logistics (3) and online MBA (5)..

mba-rankings
A 'world's-best' full-time MBA program
—The Economist
Business, Graduate, Education, Excellence
A 'world's-best' full-time MBA program

ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business continues to climb among the world's most highly acclaimed full-time MBA programs, according to The Economist. Among the globe's top-50 programs, the W. P. Carey MBA program is recognized for its small, personalized classes and a high return on investment for tuition.

Crow Academic Leadership Award
President Crow: an Academic Leadership Award winner
—Carnegie Corporation
President, Leadership, Education, Graduate, Undergraduate
President Crow: an Academic Leadership Award winner

365体育备用 ASU President Michael M. Crow is a recipient of the Carnegie Corporation’s 2013 Academic Leadership Award, which honors university presidents who are committed to excellence and access, curricular innovation, and the promotion of strong links between their institutions and their local communities.

ASU a military friendly school
Silver Medal 'Military Friendly'
—G.I. Jobs Magazine, 2020
Education, Military/Veteran
Silver Medal 'Military Friendly'

Since 2008, ASU is a top-ranked "Military Friendly School," earning Silver Medal recognition from G.I. Jobs Magazine in 2020. Among the benchmarks for the prestigious ranking are veteran-student retention and graduation rates and graduate job placement success.

Crow Innovative College President
President Crow: an ‘innovative college president’
—Washington Monthly
President, Leadership, Top Articles, Feature Articles
President Crow: an ‘innovative college president’

Washington Monthly has recognized ASU President Michael M. Crow as one of the most innovative college presidents for his tangible impact on thousands of students’ lives. The publication praises President Crow for raising graduation rates and enrolling a significant number of students from below the poverty line. Read more.

ASU a Top 10 Hearst Award Winner
Perennial Hearst Awards winner
—Hearst Journalism Awards, 2002-18
Success, Undergraduate, Excellence
Perennial Hearst Awards winner

Annually since 2002, students in ASU's Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication have placed in the top 10 in the U.S. among prestigious Hearst Journalism Award winners. Cronkite students have won the competition over all national entries twice .

Ranking Keith Ryu
Top 10 in the U.S. for Silicon Valley hires
Ahead of Cornell, MIT, UCLA
—Quartz Media, 2017
Alumni, Excellence
Top 10 in the U.S. for Silicon Valley hires

365体育备用Global business and economy digital news leader Quartz spotlights ASU as one of the top 10 universities in the U.S. for Silicon Valley hires, based on research conducted by HiringSolved. The survey measured undergraduate and graduate hires by the 25 biggest Silicon Valley employers.

Student looking at globe
A leader in undergraduate, graduate program excellence
—U.S. News & World Report, 2020
U.S. News & World Report
A leader in undergraduate, graduate program excellence

365体育备用A leading service ranking the excellence and innovation of the nation’s top universities, U.S. News & World Report rates 98 undergraduate and graduate programs at ASU among the top 50 in the country, including the No. 1 ranking for innovation five years in a row.

President Crow among Top 50 World's Greatest Leaders
—Fortune magazine, 2019
President
President Crow among Top 50 World's Greatest Leaders

President Crow is selected as one of the Top 50 World's Greatest Leaders by Fortune magazine. The list recognizes global leaders in business, government, philanthropy and the arts who are "transforming the world and inspiring others to do the same."

Top 10 in the U.S. for undergraduate teaching

ASU is ranked among the top 10 universities in the nation for undergraduate teaching, ahead of Stanford and Yale, by U.S. News & World Report. This award recognizes universities demonstrating a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate teaching.

#10
in the world in the subject of education
—Academic Ranking of World Universities -Shanghai Ranking, 2019
No. 10 in the world in the subject area of education

ASU is selected as the No. 10 best performing university in the world in the subject of education by ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. More than 4,000 universities were ranked across 54 different subjects.