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Arizona State University

Arizona State University (ASU) lives by its mission as “a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed…” ASU’s goal is to create broad access to higher education for students in the state of Arizona, as well as out-of-state students who are drawn to the programs and opportunities at ASU. Because of their inclusive approach to admissions and education, the percentage of students admitted is high; students are admitted if they meet the university's minimum requirements for freshman or transfer admission.

ASU also describes itself as “one university in many places”. ASU’s academic programs are divided into four campuses across the Phoenix metro area: Tempe campus, the largest, in Tempe; West campus, in northwest Phoenix; Polytechnic campus, in Mesa; and Downtown Phoenix campus. The university also operates a virtual ASU Online campus for its large number of online-only students. Arizona State is one of the largest universities in the United States, with around 65,000 undergraduates enrolled in in-person education, and another 60,000 enrolled in its online-only programs.

ASU offers a vast number of degree programs and student-run clubs and organizations for its undergraduates, as well as numerous highly-ranked research programs for its faculty and graduate students. It is also home to an NCAA Division I Pac-12 varsity sports program, which inspires high levels of campus spirit and gameday attendance in its students.

One of ASU’s greatest features is Barrett Honors College, which offers a smaller college experience to the approximately 1,800 high-performing students who enroll each year. Honors students have access to special classes and curricula, research, internship, and study-abroad opportunities, and separate honors housing, all of which cultivates a tight-knit community in the honors program.




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Memorial Union at ASU Tempe Campus
Memorial Union at ASU Tempe Campus

Students who thrive

ASU is highly rated by students for its student life, diversity, and party scene. A common response from student and alumni reviewers is that ASU is “both a party and an educator”. The large and active fraternity and sorority culture, in combination with its NCAA Division I football program, further promotes the party scene at ASU’s campuses.

That being said, Arizona State also offers an extremely broad catalog of majors for students to choose from, and is home to several advanced research programs for graduate students and faculty. If a student wants to study something—even fields as niche as Transborder Studies or Aging—odds are they will be able to find it here.

ASU may be a great choice for students who want to take an extended gap between high school and college. Unlike most other universities, ASU allows students to defer their enrollment for up to 2 years after being accepted to the university. This gives students the opportunity to embark on an extended adventure in personal and professional development, or to spend more time earning money to save up for college expenses.

Higher-performing students who are interested in ASU’s campus culture, the desert climate of Phoenix, or a more affordable education, can apply to Barrett, The Honors College, at ASU. Each year, about 1,800 students are selected to live and study in a tight-knit, highly-resourced and specialized honors program. Honors students not only live together in dedicated honors housing, but take a special curriculum and have access to honors sections in many of the university’s large lower-division lecture courses. Honors students can take part in unique research and study abroad programs, get personal and professional development coaching at the T.W. Lewis Center for Personal Development, take graduate courses, and apply for internships at some of the prestigious medical and professional institutes in Phoenix.

ASU is a great choice for Arizonans who want to take advantage of a vibrant, diverse, and affordable public education in their home state, and for out-of-state students who are looking for an achievable college career at an affordable university with lots to offer.

Students who thrive at ASU can handle the Arizona heat, which can verge on extreme for much of the year. Although winter nights may be fairly cold, the rest of the year is characterized by high, dry temperatures and cloudless skies.

Students who may have challenges

ASU is not for everyone. Arizona’s unforgiving weather, especially in the very hot months of the fall and late spring, may be enough to deter some applicants, while the enormous size of the student body may be intimidating to anyone looking for a more intimate and personal college experience. For others, the strong cultural emphasis on football, gameday, parties, and Greek life, may not mesh with what they’re looking for. At such a large university, there are spaces and communities for anyone, but finding them may require more effort.

After the first year at ASU, housing becomes very limited. Students who aren’t interested in hunting for off-campus housing every year may be better off at a university that can guarantee four years of housing, or where the university can provide more direct support for securing off-campus housing.

While ASU has a very large number of programs to choose from, getting personalized academic support in the form of tutoring or coaching may be harder to come by, especially for academically focused students who are not admitted to the Barrett Honors College. The university offers more than some other comparable public universities, but with so many students, demand for services is also higher, and may make it difficult for students to get the support services they need.

Along the same lines, ASU offers reasonably good tutoring, advising, coaching, and support for students with disabilities and learning differences—at least, on paper. But it can be hard to provide the personal support that such students need when so many are competing for disability center staff’s time and attention.

ASU Tempe Campus
ASU Tempe Campus

Successful applicants

ASU admits students who meet core course requirements and academic achievement requirements.

First-year applicants must earn a high school diploma and complete the following core course requirements:

  • 4 years of Math
  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Lab Science
  • 2 years of Social Science, including 1 year of American History
  • 2 years of the same Second Language
  • 1 year of Fine Arts or Career/Technical Education

In addition, students must meet at least one of the following academic achievement requirements:

  • Graduate in the top 25% of their class
  • Earn a minimum of 3.00 GPA in core courses
  • Score a minimum of 22 (AZ residents) or 24 (out-of-state residents) on the ACT or 1120 (AZ residents) or 1180 (out-of-state residents) on the SAT

For students who do not meet these minimum requirements, it is possible to gain admission through an alternate path, as decided by the ASU admissions office.

ASU is a test-optional university, but submission is strongly recommended for students who want to apply for scholarships. Some students will be required to submit SAT or ACT scores if an admission decision cannot be made on the basis of the other parts of the application. Of admitted students who submit SAT scores, the middle 50% fall between 480 and 610 in critical reading and between 500 and 630 in math. Of admitted students who submit ACT scores, the middle 50% have composite scores between 21 and 27.

Some degree programs have higher admission requirements than the university minimums. See "How the application process handles majors", below.

Successful applicants may choose to postpone their enrollment for up to 2 years. Many universities do not allow enrollment postponement, and of those that do, most only allow postponement for up to 1 year. The generous postponement opportunity at ASU makes it a good option for students who are interested in completing an extended gap program between high school and college, or who need to work to save money for college.


ASU accepts about 90% of transfer applicants each year. The minimum GPA is 2.00 for Arizona resident applicants, and 2.50 for out-of-state applicants. Transfer applicants in their first or second year of college may also be required to submit a high school transcript. Transfer credits at a grade of C- or higher are accepted. Some degree programs have higher requirements. For more information, search for your degree.

Barrett Honors College

Admission to Barrett Honors College requires the submission of a separate application and the standards are considerably higher than for general admission. While there is no minimum GPA, successful applicants generally have an unweighted GPA of 3.6 or higher (average for admitted students is 3.81), but meeting the minimum or average does not guarantee admission. Applications are also considered in the context of the program the student is applying to. Barrett is test free through fall of 2024, meaning they do not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the application process, but that policy is subject to change.

For first-year and transfer applicants, admission to Barrett is determined parallel to the university’s admissions process. Students are required to submit their ASU application first, 4-6 weeks before submitting their Barrett applications. This gives the admissions office time to begin processing the university application so it can be made available to the Barrett admissions team. Students who are not admitted to ASU cannot be admitted to Barrett. The Barrett application is quite involved, requiring unofficial transcripts, application essays, and letters of recommendation. Students may also submit an optional creative supplement.

Continuing students may reapply once each semester for reconsideration if their initial application is denied.

How the application process handles majors

Students apply directly into a chosen major at Arizona State. In general, degree programs at ASU are divided by college and campus, with each campus offering a different selection of majors through their colleges, although a few majors are offered at more than one campus. Which campus a student attends mainly depends on which major they are accepted into. The majority of students attend the Tempe campus. ASU offers a short quiz to help you determine which campus is right for you.

Some programs have higher admission requirements than the university minimum. Students who want to apply into those programs are asked to list a second major in a program that admits on the basis of the university minimum requirements to help ensure that all qualified applicants can be offered a place at the university.

Civic Space Park at night, Downtown Campus
Civic Space Park at night, Downtown Campus


Arizona State offers an extremely broad range of degree programs—over 350 in total. See ASU’s Complete Major Catalog at the link below, as well as our sidebar (desktop) or drop-down at the top of the page (mobile) listing the university’s most interesting and unique programs, for more. Eighty-five of its programs are ranked in the top 25 in the US, with 38 in the top 10.

ASU has particularly strong offerings in business, with a number of different programs from accounting to data analytics, and education, with specializations for elementary and secondary instruction in several subjects. The university also offers a direct-admit nursing BSN program, which is a relatively rare program that only a small number of universities offer. The most popular degree programs at ASU are in business and marketing (15% of graduates), engineering (10%), biological & life sciences (8.5%), health-related programs (6%). Other popular programs include social sciences, psychology, and education.

With a large virtual campus for online learners, ASU has lots of experience in virtual classroom education. Nearly 60,000 students from around the country are enrolled in ASU Online, the university’s virtual campus for remote learning. Students attending campuses in-person also have opportunities to take some of their courses online.

On, most students rate professors as highly engaged in their teaching responsibilities and rated the university highly for the quality of its educational programs. Students are also mostly happy with how easy it is to get into the courses that they want or need to take. That being said, about 30% of students said that they found it difficult to get the classes they need.

The ASU Global Education Office is the home of the university’s study abroad programs. It offers over 300 programs in 65 countries, including programs tailored to a range of different budget constraints, and provides special scholarships, grants, and other funding opportunities for students who need extra financial assistance.

Graduation requirements

In order to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree, students must complete requirements set by the university, campus, college, department, and major, as applicable. It’s important for students to look at the graduation requirements of each college they’re interested in, because they can vary substantially from college to college. Some have extensive, mandatory General Education requirements for all students, while others only require a few basic courses for students who haven’t already met their requirements through APs, IBs, or testing.

Click the button below to see the university-level requirements for ASU:

Students walking at Barrett, the Honors College, ASU Tempe Campus
Students walking at Barrett, the Honors College, ASU Tempe Campus

Barrett, the Honors College

About 7,200 Barrett Honors College students are enrolled throughout the university, and around 20,000 Barrett alumni have graduated from the college since it first opened in the mid-1980s. The students in the ASU campuses’ tight-knit Barrett communities benefit from access to the large and well-connected alumni community upon graduation, which can help them find jobs and career pathways. (For information about Barrett admissions, see Successful Applicants, above.)

The Honors College Curriculum offers lower-division students a 6-credit seminar series called “The Human Event”; upper-division admits and transfers instead take a 3-credit seminar on “The History of Ideas”. All honors students complete a 6-credit Honors Thesis or Creative Project by the time they graduate. Students also complete 12 credits (upper division/transfer) or 24 credits (lower division) from a range of courses and extra-academic opportunities, including speaker series at the T.W. Lewis Center (see below), honors sections of ASU courses, Special Topics course series, internships & applied experiences programs, undergraduate research, teaching assistant or peer leadership work, Barrett Study Abroad, and graduate-level courses at ASU’s graduate colleges.

Students admitted to the Honors College benefit from numerous exclusive privileges, as well as the intimacy of a smaller college experience within the larger university. The residential communities for honors students offer clubs, lounges, special events, and community programming to their residents, as well as a small community of similarly motivated students to live and study with. Honors College students also receive priority class registration appointments, making it easier to get the courses they want and need, as well as a smaller student to faculty ratio of 15:1, compared to ASU's overall ratio of 18:1.

Barrett’s 3-tier advising system for its students far exceeds that available to other ASU students. Honors students are assigned a major advisor by their campus department, as well as an honors advisor and faculty mentor by the Honors College. The Honors-specific advisors in particular provide personalized support throughout the student’s time at Barrett, to supplement the more general advising they receive from their department. In addition, the Honors College operates tutoring centers in mathematics and writing, where students can both receive tutoring support and be employed through work-study.

Barrett students have access to additional faculty mentorship, research and internship opportunities, specialized projects, and more. Pre-med Barrett students have access to internships and work experience in several hospitals and clinics throughout Phoenix, including the Mayo Clinic. Pre-law students have the opportunity to take courses at ASU’s law school. There is also a special study abroad program exclusively available to Barrett students, as well as a Distinguished Global Leader program that brings world political and economic leaders to Barrett for speaker series and academic residencies.

The T.W. Lewis Center for Personal Development is a no-cost, honors-exclusive programming space dedicated to preparing honors students for the challenges and opportunities of life. The Center offers speaker series, workshops, and other events for honors students. Check out the program guide for more.

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, ASU Downtown Campus
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, ASU Downtown Campus

Academic support

For a very large public university, ASU offers a decent range and number of academic support services. However, it may be difficult for students to get access to timely services due to the extremely large number of other students at ASU with whom they share these services.

The Tutoring Center and Writing Center offer in-person and live online tutoring appointments, as well as review sessions, supplemental instruction (SI), and writing workshops. ASU also offers a separate Online Tutoring program free to all students, and an Online Study Hub for peer-to-peer support in different subjects.

Academic advisors are offered on a college-by-college basis, and may be more or less available depending on the major, college, and campus where a student is enrolled. Barrett Honors College students have access to personalized advising and faculty mentorship (see Barrett, above). The Student Success Center offers peer coaching for navigating daily life on campus, as well as understanding campus policies and general strategies for academic success.

Support for disabilities & learning differences

ASU offers a range of accommodations and support services for students with disabilities and learning differences. Academic accommodations are granted through Educational Outreach & Students Services in the Student Accessibility & Inclusive Learning Services division. These campus units are fairly well staffed, but because of the enormity of ASU’s student body, each staff member is responsible for a proportionally larger number of students.

Offered accommodations are typical of large public universities, and are decided on a case-by-case basis. They include:

  • materials in alternative formats
  • transcripts of lecture content
  • note-taking services
  • housing accommodations
  • extended test time
  • reduced distraction testing environments
  • word processing on a computer instead of hand-writing
  • assistive technology
  • accessible test formats
  • a reader or scribe during exams
  • on-campus transportation through the DART program

Students can find support beyond basic academic accommodations through the Lifelong Inclusive Framework in Education (LIFE). Through LIFE, students with disabilities can access support for learning communication, executive functioning, organizational skills, and more. The framework offers training in self-advocacy, self-awareness, and organizing and maintaining a calendar. For students who are nearing graduation or who need work-study for their financial aid package, the framework provides support for finding and maintaining employment.

LIFE also includes the I AM Mentors and GATE Neurodiversity programs. “Inclusive Achievement of Mastery” (I AM) peer mentors meet with participating students twice per week to assist with the transition into college, which can be challenging for students with learning differences or disabilities. “Growth Achievement Transformation Enrichment” (GATE) is a tutoring and coaching program that supports students in coursework, personal growth, and professional development. The GATE Program will begin operating in Fall 2023. In Fall 2024, ASU will inaugurate the “Developing Pathways for Independence” program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Although its basic accommodations are typical in comparison to other large, public universities, ASU sets itself apart through its increasingly comprehensive LIFE framework for students with learning differences and disabilities. Students should keep in mind, however, that there may be very high demand and competition for these services.

Rowers on Tempe Town Lake, ASU Tempe Campus
Rowers on Tempe Town Lake, ASU Tempe Campus


ASU only meets about 60% of students’ demonstrated financial need. For students whose need is not fully met, applying for and receiving additional merit scholarships may be required to fill the remaining financial gap. However, among students who have no demonstrated financial need, around two-thirds receive some amount of merit aid, averaging about $8,750 per year.

ASU hosts a scholarships portal for students to search and apply for scholarships. The portal includes programs for Arizona residents, as well as non-residents; military-affiliated or veteran students, foster youth, and Indigenous Americans; and internal university-funded scholarships as well as scholarships with private, external funding sources. ASU offers both need-based and merit-based scholarships, and scholarships can be found at university, college, and departmental levels.

Most scholarships appear to provide up to about $5,000 each, though they vary, and many do not specify exactly how much they offer to each student each year. As a result, some students requiring scholarships may need to apply to numerous individual scholarships in order to top up their financial aid packages, which may include expensive loans.

ASU is fairly inexpensive relative to private colleges, especially for Arizona residents, but is somewhat costlier for out-of-state students. An out-of-state or international student can expect to pay about $200,000 for four years without any financial aid. While the cost of an ASU education has risen dramatically in the last decade for out-of-state students, from about $32,000 per year in 2012 to over $50,000 in 2023, many of ASU’s programs offer discounted tuition (150% of in-state tuition) to residents of the 15 states and US territories that are part of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE). For Arizona residents, the total cost has increased from about $25,000 per year to around $33,000 per year.

Housing & transportation

First-year students all live on-campus. The residential college community that students are placed in depends on the campus and major, so students will be living alongside others in the same departments and programs. Tutoring and advising are available in the residences to all students. There are numerous residences spread among the ASU campuses, including at least one (922 Place Apartments for continuing students) with a large pool.

Other than second-year Barrett Honors College students, who live together in an honors residence, continuing students who want to live on-campus can select a residence based on preference. Due to limited housing for continuing students, the selection process is competitive, and priority is given to students who lived in university housing the previous year. Transfer students may find it very hard to secure on-campus housing due to limited availability and competitiveness in the housing application process.

Students and alumni on gave ASU’s on-campus housing a B- rating for being fairly generic, as well as difficult to secure.

Students who have pledged Greek may have the option to live in the chapter’s house, either in Greek Leadership Village on campus, or at an off-campus chapter house. The cost of living with a Greek chapter is on the lower end of the housing cost scale at ASU.

Off-campus housing includes houses and apartments in the local communities around each of the ASU campuses. Most continuing students, other than those at Barrett Honors College, move off-campus after their first year at ASU.


Phoenix is served by the Valley Metro public transit system. Students can purchase a transit pass for the academic year for $150, and for the summer for $75. For transit to and from the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) or between ASU campuses, the university offers students free access to the Gold Route intercampus shuttle. ASU’s largest campus, the Tempe campus, is a short drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). The Tempe campus also offers the Tempe FLASH shuttle service to get students around campus.

Students with cars can get HOV lane permits if they participate in the university’s ridesharing program or have a zero-emission vehicle. For commuting students, and for many continuing students, it will make sense to have a car on campus due to the limitations of the public transit system and the sprawl of the Phoenix metro area.

Pep rally at Desert Financial Arena, ASU Tempe Campus

Social life & recreation

ASU hosts over 1,000 student clubs and organizations across its campuses. Check them out at the university’s Sun Devil Sync portal.

Fraternity and sorority life at ASU is very active, with over 75 Greek-lettered organizations organized into several councils. The newly-built Greek Leadership Village on the Tempe campus has over 33,000 square feet of space dedicated to activity, housing, and council space for the many Greek chapters at ASU. Not every chapter has housing in the village, but there is an ongoing effort to recruit chapters to move their houses into the Village.

Arizona State is known as a party school. Current and former students have rated it highly on campus review sites for the vibrancy of its party scene and student life, as well as its diversity.

ASU also supports several culture- and identity-based coalitions to foster student communities:

For religious or spiritual students, the Council of Religious Advisors (CORA) supports Local Faith Communities in the student body and offers a Ministries & Interfaith Directory for religious organizations in the off-campus community.

Take a look at ASU’s Cultural Events calendar for a list of upcoming events. The university also hosts recurring Express Yourself talent shows throughout the school year.

Architecture students and enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the structures and programs at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, as well the many beautifully preserved Pueblo Revival and Midcentury Modern homes throughout the greater Phoenix area. Phoenix also hosts many cultural celebrations throughout the year, including the Arizona Aloha Festival and the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest, along with music festivals and the Rainbows Festival.

Outdoorsy students will have no trouble finding things to do nearby. Students who enjoy hiking will have plenty of opportunities to get outdoors in the nearby desert wilderness areas, known for Saguaro cactus and miles of hiking trails. Students who enjoy mountain biking will find hundreds of miles of excellent bike trails in the desert areas around Phoenix. Temperatures can get quite hot and there is very little shade, so hikers and bikers will need to take appropriate precautions. Recreational swimming is also a popular activity among ASU students, with recreational pools at the Tempe, Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic and West campuses.

Throughout February and March, Major League Baseball fans will enjoy Cactus League Spring Training games under sunny skies and balmy temperatures. The Cactus League teams include the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, and Seattle Mariners. The 11 teams play at 10 fields scattered around the greater Phoenix area, and lawn seating is usually cheapest.

Football game at Sun Devil Stadium, ASU Tempe Campus

Athletics & campus spirit

The ASU Sun Devils’ NCAA Division I varsity program competes in the Pac-12. The program hosts 10 men’s teams, including football, and 14 women’s teams. Varsity sports, especially football, are a big part of campus life at ASU. Students are active in showing campus spirit and attending varsity sporting events. Students who are looking for a sports-forward, spirited campus culture are likely to enjoy what ASU has to offer.

The university also offers dozens of club sports and intramurals. Its several student athletic facilities offer ongoing group wellness programs and classes, fitness assessments, and private and semi-private personal training. Students also have access to an active bike co-op and outdoor equipment rentals.

Students with physical or motor disabilities can take advantage of ASU’s adaptive recreation programs.


Arizona State does not require students to carry health insurance, but it does offer an optional United Healthcare Student Resources health plan for about $2,800 per year.

Student health care is provided by the ASU Health Services center on campus. The center provides comprehensive health services for basic and common health issues that university students experience, including services for sexual health, minor injuries, community transmitted infectious diseases, and more. All students can access Health Services, but uninsured students will be billed for care to their student account. Rates for services rise with the complexity of the service provided. As well as paying out of pocket, uninsured students will also find it harder to find cost-effective community care when health issues require referrals to providers outside of ASU Health Services.

Mental health care for students is offered through ASU Counseling Services. Students can access counseling and therapy sessions, 24/7 support by phone and through online chat, and drop-in support circles for social, emotional, and spiritual health throughout the week.

Although ASU Health Services’ coverage is fairly comprehensive, Counseling Services appear to offer more limited support for students with mental health issues. Students and families will want to take this under consideration when evaluating ASU as a college option. Additionally, uninsured students may find health services unaffordable, even at on-campus health providers, due to the lack of subsidy by campus fees—the most common funding model at other universities.

Santa Catalina Hall, ASU Polytechnic Campus
Santa Catalina Hall, ASU Polytechnic Campus

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Tempe/Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona
Est. 1885

Sun Devils
Mascot: Sparky the Sun Devil
NCAA Division I Pac-12

Public research university
Semester system

Barrett Honors College

Member of Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) (some campuses/majors)

85% first-year admission rate
90% transfer admission rate

65,000 undergraduates (in-person)
13,000 graduate students
3,900 full-time faculty
18:1 student-faculty ratio
67% of classes under 30 students

Urban/suburban setting
1,527 acres across all campuses
Campus Tours

Desert climate with very hot, long summers and cold winter nights

First-Year Admissions Evaluation


High school class rank
High school GPA
High school course rigor
Arizona residency

Optional but recommended:
Test scores (SAT/ACT)

Does not evaluate

Application essay
Letters of recommendation
Demonstrated interest
Extracurricular activities
Talent or ability
Character or personal qualities
First-generation status
Legacy status
Religious affiliation
Race or ethnicity
Volunteer or work experience

Transfer Admissions Evaluation


College transcript(s)

May require

High school transcript


Test scores (SAT/ACT)

Does not require

Test scores (SAT/ACT)
Statement of good standing from prior college

First-Year Applicant Deadlines

November 1

Fall admission priority deadline

Nov. 1 submission required for maximum scholarship consideration

January 15

Regular admission deadline

FAFSA submission deadline

Barrett Honors College priority application deadline (2023)

April 2

Barrett Honors College final application deadline (2023)

May 15

Priority housing application deadline (2023)

Transfer Applicant Deadlines

February 1

Fall admission priority deadline

After the priority deadline, applications are evaluated on a rolling, space-available basis

October 1

Spring admission priority deadline

After the priority deadline, applications are evaluated on a rolling, space-available basis

January 15

FAFSA priority submission deadline

Jan. 15 submission required for maximum scholarship consideration

January 22

Barrett Honors College upper division priority application deadline (fall admission, 2023)

May 21

Barrett Honors College upper division final application deadline (fall admission, 2023)

December 4

Barrett Honors College application deadline (spring admission, 2023)


$33,000 / year
Arizona resident total cost

$52,000 / year
Non-resident total cost

AZ resident tuition:
$11,000 / year

Non-resident tuition:
$30,000 / year

Campus fees:
$1,700 / year

Housing & meal plan:
$15,000 / year

Additional costs:
~ $4,800 / year

United Care Student Resources health plan:
Addt'l $2,800 / year (2023) if purchased

Financial Aid


Percent of financial need met (average)

$8,750 / year

Amount of merit aid awarded to students without financial need (average)


Percent of undergraduates without financial need receiving merit aid

Notable Majors & Programs

Barrett Honors College

Aeronautical Management Technology (BS)
Aging (BS)
Applied Computing–Cybersecurity (BS)
Biomedical Engineering (BSE)
Biomedical Informatics (BS)
Biotechnology & Bioenterprise (BS)
Business–Chinese Language & Culture (BA)
Business Data Analytics (BS)
Civic & Economic Thought & Leadership (BA)
Community Advocacy & Social Policy (BA)
Community Sports Management (BS)
Elementary Multilingual Education (BAE)
Engineering–Automotive Systems (BSE)
Exercise & Wellness (with specializations) (BS)
Food & Nutrition Entrepreneurship (BS)
Geographic Information Science (BS)
Health Care Compliance & Regulations (BS)
Health Education & Health Promotion (BS)
Health Entrepreneurship & Innovation (BS)
Integrative Health (BS)
Innovation in Society (BA/BS)
International Public Health (BIPH)
Manufacturing Engineering (BS)
Music Therapy (BMUS)
Nonprofit Leadership & Management (BS)
Nursing (BSN)
Organizational Leadership (BA)
Parks, Recreation & Sports Management (BS)
Pharmacology & Toxicology (BS)
Pre-Law Programs
Pre-Veterinary Programs
Psychology (Forensic) (BA/BS)
Public Health (BS)
Secondary Education (BAE)
Social & Cultural Analysis (BA)
Sustainable Food Systems (BS)
Technical Communication (BS)
Transborder Chicano/a Studies (BA)
Urban & Metropolitan Studies (BA/BS)

Complete Major Catalog
Complete Minor & Certificate Catalog


Equity & Inclusion

Transfer Support

  • Transfer admission rate: 90%
  • Accepts CLEP, DSST
  • On-campus housing very limited


Disability Support


Racial Equity


LGBTQ+ Equity


Other Equity

After Graduating

Career Centers and career development offered by the colleges

Alumni Association

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