⭐ Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is made up of four schools and more than 20 research centers—all with a shared goal of advancing research and discovery of public value, and furthering the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities that we serve.
Our degree programs cover the spectrum of public service, including public policy, social work, criminology and criminal justice, nonprofit leadership, emergency management, community development and more. We are preparing a workforce to take on complex issues. At the same time, our students are making a difference today. Through service-based learning, they put ideas into action.
School of Criminology & Criminal Justice
The School of Criminology & Criminal Justice is one of the top-ranked in the U.S., ranked #5 overall by US News & World Report. The school combines a dynamic faculty, action-oriented research and excellent instruction. Students are challenged by full-time faculty and criminal justice professionals who combine the best of theory and practice in an exciting curriculum. The faculty is recognized for its contributions to policy and practice at every level. View degree programs.
School of Public Affairs
The School of Public Affairs is among the best in the U.S. in public service and public policy (#14 overall by US News & World Report). Among programs focused on city management and urban policy, it is ranked 2nd in the nation. The school’s faculty and students are advancing innovation in the practice of informatics, policy analysis, participatory governance and urban innovation. View degree programs.
School of Social Work
The School of Social Work is among the best in the U.S. in public service and public policy (#25 overall by US News & World Report). The school is one of the largest and most diverse social work programs in the world, preparing social work practitioners committed to social justice and serving and empowering individuals, families and communities. Students are prepared for applied practice and policy roles with special attention to cultural diversity and child welfare. View degree programs.
Watts College in UCENT
All of the schools of The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are housed in UCENT which include faculty and dean offices.
⭐ Enrollment Services
No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your story is, you’ll find a friendly, welcoming community at ASU. That’s who we are — an institution that measures itself not by whom we exclude, but by whom we include and how they succeed.
University Registrar Services
University Registrar Services helps current students with registration and academic records. This office reviews residency classification for tuition purposes.
New American University Scholarships
"Arizona State University is committed to helping a greater number of academically qualified students graduate than ever. Our New American University Scholar awards are offered to outstanding incoming undergraduate students as they pursue academic excellence at ASU. If you do not have ACT or SAT test scores, you can now qualify for ASU's New American University Scholarship by meeting high school core competencie
Many of these scholarships are renewable. This program provides qualified students a monetary award and an environment focusing on knowledge, learning and research plus resources toward understanding and helping solve society's most pressing challenges. Get more information about this program for Arizona students here. "
College Attainment Grant Program
The ASU College Attainment Grant Program is our commitment to low-income families – making college affordable and accessible, the program will provide tuition and fees for up to four years to qualifying Arizona high school graduates. Learn more.
Obama Scholars Program
ASU is proud to promote equal access to education for all Arizonans through programs like the President Barack Obama Scholars Program.
In Arizona, we have many motivated, high-achieving students. For some of them, a lack of family resources has been a barrier to higher education. With the right support, these students can be successful, build better communities and create positive change. Arizona State University is committed to providing these opportunities.
-Open to Arizona residents, admitted to ASU in the fall who are degree-seeking, full-time first year students (pursuing first undergraduate degree). This includes Native American high school seniors who are not residing in Arizona who meet the Arizona residency criteria for tuition purposes at ASU.
Admission to the university does not guarantee eligibility for the program. You must meet all course competencies and at least one of the aptitude requirements for admission described on the First Year Admission Requirements.
-You must demonstrate a total annual family income of $42,400 or less on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Assets are considered in the determination of the Obama program. The Obama Scholars Program will be closed for the year when program funds have been exhausted.
-You must be eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant.
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How the program works:
By combining gift aid (i.e., Pell Grants, SEOG, University Grants, LEAP, and scholarships) from federal, state, private, and institutional sources with Federal Work-Study, ASU will cover students' estimated direct costs of attending ASU (minus the Expected Family Contribution as determined by the FAFSA) for up to eight full-time, consecutive fall and spring semesters (summer sessions are not covered). Estimated direct costs include actual tuition, undergraduate college fee (including Barrett Honors fee), and student initiated fees, as well as standardized allowances for housing, meals and books/supplies.
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Get more details about this program for Arizona students here.
ASU has rolling admission, meaning most students receive an admission decision within four to six weeks of submitting a completed application. The fall 2022 application for admission becomes available in July 2021 at asu.edu/apply
You can also apply via the My Coalition app or the Common App.
Admission criteria and decisions are determined by the individual graduate programs. Review the admission criteria and deadlines at asu.edu/gradprograms.
To be admitted to ASU, you need the following coursework:
Course Competency Requirements:
4 years math
4 years English (non-ESL/ELL courses)
3 years lab sciences (1 year each from biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences or physics)
2 years social sciences (including 1 year American history)
2 years same second language
1 year fine arts or 1 year career and technical education
you will need one of the following:
Top 25% in high school graduating class
3.00 GPA in competency courses (4.00 = ""A"")
ACT: 22 (24 nonresidents)
SAT: 1120 (1180 nonresidents)
These are the general university admission requirements. Students who do not meet these aptitude requirements may be reviewed individually before a final admission decision is made. Some degree programs have higher aptitude requirements. To find the requirements for your specific program, please visit ASU’s Degree Search.
ASU accepts college-level (not remedial) courses in which transfer students have earned a grade of “C” (4.00=“A”) or better from regionally accredited colleges and universities.
The applicability of a specific transfer course toward an ASU degree program depends on the requirements of the department, division, college or school in which you are enrolled at ASU.
A maximum of 64 semester hours of credit will be accepted as lower-division credit when transferred from a regionally accredited community, junior or two-year college, with the exception of some special programs. An unlimited number of credits hours will be accepted from four-year institutions. Upon admission to the university, you will work with an ASU academic advisor to determine how your transferable credits apply toward your selected major.
Learn more about transferring credits.
International Students and Scholars Center
As a top public university chosen by international students, we serve international students across ASU’s five campuses and location in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. We work to facilitate the success of our more than 10,000 international students and scholars during their time in the United States. We serve more than 700 international scholars and faculty members that come to ASU for our research facilities and expanding international partnerships.
Financial Aid and Scholarship Services
Arizona State University offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the Pac-12, and with scholarships and financial aid factored in, the cost becomes more affordable. Nonresident students are also automatically considered for ASU's New American University Scholarship upon admission to the university.
At Arizona State University, you’ll join a community that will help you explore your interests and learn new skills. Through quality academics, enrichment opportunities, and support from friends and faculty, you’ll graduate prepared to accomplish your goals throughout your life. Get personalized support and connect with your personal admission team member at asu.edu/findmyrep.
⭐ ASU Facts and Figures
The educational experience at ASU is an immersion in a living-learning academic enterprise — a mindset focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, and a deep commitment to serving the public interest during a time of rapid and complex societal change. Nationally and internationally acclaimed, ASU consistently ranks among the very best in nearly every critical measurement of student success, outcomes of groundbreaking research and impact in the communities it serves.
More than 74,800 students attended ASU's four metropolitan campuses in 2019. ASU Online's student population in fall 2019 was 45,073 students.
Reflecting ASU's commitment to higher education access, 23 percent of ASU's student body are first-generation college students. In fall 2019, 34 percent of ASU undergraduate students received Pell Grants and 92 percent of ASU undergraduate students received some level of financial assistance.
ASU Class of 2024
Get to know ASU's class of 2024:
ASU welcomed 12,677 incoming first-year students and accepted 88 percent of student applicants in fall 2020, demonstrating its commitment to educational access.
More than two-thirds of first-year students admitted for fall 2020 had unweighted GPAs of 3.35 and above.
Sixty percent of Arizona resident first-year students earned one of ASU's top academic scholarships, collectively called the New American University Scholarships.
The most divers class ever, 47 percent of ASU's incoming first year students in fall 2020 came from minority backgrounds.
Downtown Phoenix Campus Enrollment
11.420 undergraduate and graduate students attended ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus in fall 2019.
📝 Academic support resources
ASU provides a wealth of services to foster the academic success of our diverse student population.
ASU Writing Centers offer a dynamic, supportive learning environment for currently enrolled ASU undergraduate and graduate students at any stage of the writing process. Tutors from a wide range of majors help students hone writing skills and gain confidence in their writing. Currently enrolled ASU students can schedule a 30-minute appointment for one-on-one writing tutoring in person at the Tempe campus in Noble Library, Room 280 or online live via Zoom.
University Academic Success Programs’ tutoring centers offer free support to currently enrolled ASU students in Math, Science, Business, Statistics, and Engineering. Students can visit the tutoring centers to work with a peer tutor, attend review sessions before major exams, and utilize prep sessions to refresh their knowledge on core concepts to prepare them for their upcoming coursework.
🚗 Parking and transportation
ASU encourages the use of sustainable transportation through discounts and services, such as Bike, Campus Shuttles and Public Transit on light rail and Valley Metro Busses.
Several public transportation options are available to ASU students, faculty and staff across all four ASU campuses. City buses and light rail, discounted transit passes, Eco-Passes and ride-sharing allow Sun Devils to travel quickly, easily and affordably throughout the greater-Phoenix area.
Students, faculty and staff may purchase annual and semester permits. Sun Devils who choose not to purchase a permit, as well as campus visitors, may use various daily and hourly parking options.
ASU intercampus shuttles transport students, faculty and staff between the Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic, Tempe and West campuses. Shuttes run weekdays every 15 to 30 minutes.
⭐ Thunderbird School of Global Management
Thunderbird prepares global leaders and managers with the future-ready skills and hands-on experience that transnational organizations around the world demand in order to seize the immense opportunities arising from this new era of profound technological transformation.
We offer undergraduate, graduate, and executive-level degree programs that integrate cutting-edge, transdisciplinary curriculums in global leadership and management with emerging technology trends and cross-cultural studies. Thunderbird’s unique combination of expertise areas spans sectors and disciplines, empowering leaders of global enterprises to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world.
Blending global business, public policy, and international affairs, Thunderbird specializes in providing practical, real-world learning experiences to develop principled, agile executives, managers, and entrepreneurs. With their global mindset and entrepreneurial skill set, T-birds excel in leadership roles in every industry, enhancing performance in public and private organizations globally and advancing the School’s mission and vision of educating and influencing leaders who maximize the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to create inclusive, sustainable prosperity worldwide.