ASU: A New American University

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American research university, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact, including broader societal engagement through use-inspired research.

  • ASU is the largest single university in the U.S., with Fall 2011 enrollment of more than 72,000 students
  • ASU is ranked by the National Science Foundation as one of the top 20 leading research universities in the nation without a medical school
  • ASU received more than $347M in research awards during FY 2010; it is one of only a handful of institutions including Caltech, MIT, and Princeton to have surpassed the $200M level without a medical and agricultural school
  • ASU’s faculty includes three Nobel laureates, 11 National Academy of Sciences members, 11 National Academy of Engineering members, nine American Academy of Arts and Sciences members, 91 Fulbright American Scholars, and 25 Guggenheim Fellows
  • ASU ranks first among institutions without a medical school with respect to invention disclosures per $10M of research conducted
  • ASU is one of the top 10 producers of Fulbright scholars in the nation
  • ASU is one of the top 10 schools nationally in the number of National Merit Scholars, with 613 in residence during Fall 2010