Arizona State University at the West Campus is a satellite school of Arizona State University. The campus serves more than 9,000 students and offers both professional and liberal arts degrees.
There are three degree-granting schools located in the Arizona State University at the West campus. Those three schools are the W.P. Carey School of Business, the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. The schools all offer undergraduate and graduate degrees. There are 58 undergraduate programs and 11 graduate programs offered on campus.
Three special colleges on campus are the Graduate College; the Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, which houses undergraduate honors programs; and the University College for undergraduate exploratory programs. Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University is a highly selective college that recruits academically gifted students across the United States. It has been named the “Best Honors College” in the nation. It is a residential college and is funded through a $12 million dollar endowment that is used exclusively for honors students and their projects.
There are a wide variety of majors students can pursue at Arizona State at the West campus, including applied computing, natural sciences, teacher education, criminal justice, nursing, global business and accountancy, biotechnology, life sciences, business and education.
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In general, students are admitted to the West campus through the Arizona State University admissions office. Freshman must have earned a high school diploma and completed the school’s competency requirement. Applicants must be in their high school’s top 25 percent graduating class rank, have at least a 3.0 GPA, score at least a 22 on the ACT (or 24 for non-residents), and score at least a 1040 on the Reasoning SAT. Any student that does not possess the required credentials is granted an individual review, where admissions counselors review all available information and make a decision based on the student’s academic background, accomplishments, and SAT/ACT scores.
Certain colleges and majors have higher admissions requirements. For home-schooled students, a completed Evaluation of Laboratory Science Courses is required, along with SAT/ACT scores. GED students with a score of 500 or better are allowed to apply for admission.
Transfer applicants must meet one of the following requirements: be a high school graduate and have attended a college or university, complete the Arizona General Education Curriculum, or have an associate’s degree or higher. Arizona residents who have an associate’s degree with a 2.0 GPA or higher, a 2.5 GPA on the Arizona General Education Curriculum, or have completed a transfer program through an accredited Arizona community college are assured admission. Non-resident transfers need an associate’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, or a 2.5 GPA on the AGEC are admitted to Arizona State.
Arizona State offers students a number of financial awards. There are six scholarship areas for residents of Arizona: the presidential, provost and university scholarships. Non-residents may receive a Dean’s scholarship or a Sun Devil scholarship. A relatively new financial aid source is the New American Scholar awards. These awards are for academically qualified incoming undergraduate students. The awards are renewable.
All totalled, more than 56,000 students in the Arizona State system receive more than $800 million in financial aid, with $321 million coming from scholarships and grant funds. Students are urged to fill out an application for student aid when they apply so they can be eligible for all of the funding programs Arizona State has to offer.
There are no competitive sports on the Arizona State at the West Campus, however the ASU Tempe campus is home to nine men’s and women’s varsity sports that compete in the NCAA Pacific-12 conference. There are men’s sports in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, diving, track and wrestling. There are women’s sports in basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, tennis, track, volleyball, and water polo.
Arizona State University has won 23 national championships. The baseball team has won five times, women’s tennis team once, men’s gymnastics once, men’s track and field once, men’s indoor track once, women’s outdoor track twice, women’s indoor track once, wrestling once, men’s golf twice, women’s golf 13 times, softball twice, women’s swimming and diving seven times. The men’s basketball team has made 13 NCAA tournaments and the football team has appeared in the Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl.
There are a number of intramural sports on the West Campus.
Arizona State University at the West Campus is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix is a major metropolitan city and the sixth-most populated city in the United States, with more than 1.4 million people living there. Phoenix is located in a desert, and its climate is very dry and hot. The average summer temperature is more than 100 degrees.
Phoenix is known for its music, fine arts, and museums, along with sports and other enterainment options. The Phoenix Symphony Hall houses the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, the Arizona Opera and Ballet Arizona. The Phoenix Art Museum is the largest art destination in the southwest, the local art community in downtown Phoenix is thriving. Phoenix is also home to the Phoenix Suns professional basketball team, the Phoenix Mercury women’s basketball team, the Arizona Cardinals football team, the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team and the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team.
Phoenix is known for its outdoor recreational activiites, including many parks preserved in the desert landscape and a number of golf courses.
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Arizona State at the West Campus features the Robert L. Fletcher Library, which has more than 400,000 volumes and an extensive media collection. There is also a Student Success Center located inside the library, which features a tutoring center for writing, math, science, and Spanish, as well as a Computing Commons that has 123 computers and free tutoring in software and internet research. The Fletcher Library has received an Honor Award, which is the highers recognition of design from the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. There is a semi-circular reflecting pool on the library’s front lawn and a Starbucks located inside.
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