While in Arizona
Arizona State University is a top-ranked research university in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.
ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.
On Feb. 8, 1886 — almost 30 years before Arizona was granted statehood — the Territorial Normal School, Arizona’s first higher education institution, opened its doors to 33 students in a four-classroom building in Tempe.
From humble beginnings, and through a series of name changes that led to a 1958 vote of the people and a 2-to-1 margin of victory for the advancement of Arizona State College to Arizona State University, ASU’s century-plus trajectory has led to its being recognized as the “most innovative” university in the country by U.S. News & World Report — six years in a row.
The history of Arizona State University is rich, bold and vibrant. The timeline below reflects an honored tradition of excellence and inclusion while also celebrating the growth and development forged to meet – and make – the future.
Building on a legacy of excellence, ASU has rapidly enriched its research enterprise. In just 10 years, the university has more than doubled its research funding and is recognized as one of the fastest-growing research universities in the United States (NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey).
By redefining the 21st-century university as a knowledge enterprise, ASU has inspired its faculty and students to lead discovery, most notably space exploration, electron microscopy, sustainability and human origins. Our interdisciplinary, solutions-focused approach to research, entrepreneurship and economic development is centered on discovery that matters and the fusion of intellectual disciplines in order to solve complex problems.
ASU is committed to helping students create success — not just academically, but throughout their lives. Learning to thrive means access to an education that inspires students to become universal learners, capable of learning anything at any time: during their time in classrooms, laboratories and on campus, as well as after graduation. This approach is vital in a rapidly changing world where new careers are constantly evolving and emerging while others become obsolete.
The university takes a “students-first” approach, creating a variety of groundbreaking opportunities designed to help students learn and thrive in personalized ways. Studying at an innovation powerhouse delivers access to use-inspired technology, the vast resources of a Research I university and programs that are unique to students’ needs.
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