Discover outstanding academics at ASU

Award-winning faculty

ASU instructors are leaders in their fields of study. You can learn from professors who have won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, who are members of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and who are MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellows. And equally as important as their credentials — ASU professors are student-focused mentors here to help you succeed.

Top-ranked majors and engaging coursework

Coursework at ASU goes far beyond classroom lectures, incorporating opportunities to learn by doing the things you’ll actually be doing in your career.

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Student scholars

ASU students are the recipients of prestigious scholarships and fellowships – awards such as the Rhodes, Marshall and Churchill scholarships and the Fulbright student award. And qualified students study in ASU’s Barrett, The Honors College — called the “gold standard" of the nation’s honors colleges by The New York Times — where they enjoy exclusive opportunities for research, internships and study abroad.

Top rankings

What students are saying about studying at ASU

The academic experience and opportunities at ASU drive students to perform at the best of their abilities. Hear what some students say about the academics at ASU:


Ashley F.

English (writing, rhetorics and literacies)
Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia

"My professors are passionate about what they teach and it shows in their teaching styles. Online or offline, every class has taught me valuable life skills that make me a better individual and a valuable asset to my community.”


Emily F.

Mathematics (statistics) and film and media production
Hometown: Taiyuan, China

“I like the interdisciplinary culture and academic environment at ASU. I'm graduating with a mathematics degree and a film production minor. This could be rare in other school but in ASU this is exactly normal.”


Patrick H.

Material science and engineering
Hometown: Rio Rico, Arizona

“The classes at ASU are better than I could have ever hoped for. I have never had a professor or TA who could not make that subject interesting for me.”

Accreditation and licensure

All ASU undergraduate and graduate academic programs are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Many programs also have additional professional licensure, state authorizations and accreditation through specialized accrediting agencies. For additional information, please email:

Frequently asked questions about academics

Is going to college worth it?

There has been a lot of debate lately about whether earning a college undergraduate degree is worth the cost. The numbers are clear. A college degree is worth it. For example, over a lifetime, the average college graduate makes nearly two times the amount of money as someone without a college degree, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Where does ASU rank against other universities?

ASU places highly on many prestigious rankings lists, including #1 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of most innovative schools for 2016, 2017 and 2018. You can see a comprehensive list of ASU’s rankings here.

What's the academic experience like at ASU?

The academic experience at ASU is unique for every student. You can choose what you learn, how you learn, when you learn, where you learn and more. Tailoring your studies to exactly what you want is a hallmark of the culture of innovation found at ASU.

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