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Arizona State University which is commonly known as ASU has been a national public research institution which is situated on different places of Arizona, Phoenix along with the Metropolitan area. The university had been established in the year of 1885 on the 26th of February. Arizona State University is the largest public university in the United States which is done by the basis of the enrollment. The University has got Michael M. Crow as the current working president while the current provost of the Arizona State University is Robert E. Page, Jr. the Arizona State University has got total of 3095 working staffs who are engaged in the academicals programs. At the beginning of the establishment of the University, it was founded as Territorial Normal School at Tempe. Then in the year of 1945 due to several curriculum and changes the university was named as Arizona State College as it was under the management of Arizona Board of Regents. In the year of 1994, the Arizona State University was categorized as one of the newest research universities which was classified by the Research I institute. The university has got 58404 students who are undergraduates while the number of postgraduates is 13850. Talking about the history of the Arizona State University, the former names and the prevailing years were as follows:
Territorial Normal School at Tempe (1885–1889)
Arizona Territorial Normal School (1889–1896)
Arizona Normal School (1896–1899)
Normal School of Arizona (1899–1901)
Tempe Normal School (1901–1925)
Tempe State Teachers College (1925–1928)
Arizona State Teachers College (1928–1945)
Arizona State College (1945–1958)

The college has got more than 250 major courses which are provided to the undergraduate students while the university also provides more than 100 graduate programs along with numerous master’s and doctoral degrees too. The Arizona state university has got the degrees in the majors like liberal arts and sciences, design and arts, journalism, engineering, education, law, business, public policy, technology and also sustainability. ASU's educational curriculums are extended across campuses in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area; however, unlike most multi-campus organization, ASU explains itself as "one university in many places," explaining that it is "not a system with detach campuses, and not one main campus with division campuses." The university believes each campus "distinctive" and academically focused on certain aspects of the overall university assignment. The Tempe Campus is the university's investigates and graduate school center. Undergraduate studies on the Tempe campus are research-based programs designed to organize students for graduate school, professional school, or service. The Polytechnic campus is calculated with a prominence on professional and industrial programs for unswerving workforce groundwork. The Polytechnic campus is the position of many of the university's simulators and laboratories committed for project-based knowledge. The West campus is listening carefully on interdisciplinary degrees and the liberal arts, while preserving specialized line ups with a straight impact on the community and society. The Downtown Campus centers on direct urban and public programs such as nursing, public policy, mass communication, and journalism. Arizona State Universities recently relocated some nursing and health associated programs to its new Arizona State University-Mayo Medical School Campus. Inter-campus transfers and light rail permit students and facility to easily pass through between the campuses. In addition to the physical campuses, Arizona State University's "virtual campus", addresses at the university's SkySong Innovation Center, provides online and extended education.

Talking about the enrollment and the admissions of the University, access to any of the public universities in Arizona makes certain to residents in the top 25% of their high-school class with a GPA of 3.0 in core competencies. In 2012–2013, Arizona State University acknowledged 88% of all applicants and is well thought-out a discerning university by U.S. News & World Report. Average GPA of high school former students enrolling full-time is 3.42. All freshmen are required to reside on campus.

Barrett, The Honors College is titled 1st in the nation among examine institutions (1300–1400 minimum SAT), 4th in Honors Factors, and 5th in Overall Excellence in the middle of all universities. Like most of ASU's colleges and schools (e.g. Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, W.P. Carey School of Business, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, etc.),Barrett College maintains much more strict admissions standards. In addition, Barrett College provisions a more painstaking program of study with smaller classes and increased faculty communication. Although there are no set minimum admissions criterion for Barrett College, the average GPA of incoming freshmen was 3.84, with average SAT scores of 1314/1600 and ACT scores of 29. The Honors College enrolls 4,803 undergraduate students, 613 of whom are the members of the National Merit Scholars.

ASU currently enrolls 6,474 international students, 8.4% of the total student population. The international student body represents 118 nations and more than 60 student clubs and organizations exist at ASU to serve the growing number of students from abroad. The growth in the number of international students in 2013 at ASU is a 28.5% increase over the 2012 figure. Arizona State University also achieved many awards and recognition in the year of 2012,

·         2 Nobel laureates

·         3 members of the Royal Society

·         27 National Academy members

·         6 Pulitzer Prize winners

·         5 Sloan Research Fellows

·         25 Guggenheim Fellows

·         114 Fulbright American Scholars

·         1 MacArthur Fellow

·         11 Members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

·         65 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows

·         2 members of the Institute of Medicine

·         8 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers

·         86 NSF CAREER award winners 

·         8 American Council of Learned Societies Fellows

·         21 IEEE Fellows

·         19 Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation Prize Winners

·         1 Recipient of the Rockefeller Fellowship