ASU California students

Why are California students choosing Arizona State University?

We surveyed more than 1,500 California students and here’s what they told us.

To pursue a specific major

ASU offers 400+ degree programs. With so many choices, you’re bound to find a program you love. And you’ll have lots of options if you ever switch majors.

Find your major

What do you want to study? If you’re not sure what to study — maybe because you have tons of interests or maybe because nothing’s really calling to you — we have tools to help you narrow down the hundreds of degree options to find something that fits you. Tools such as me3®, an easy-to-use picture quiz that can help you figure out what careers might be good for you and the majors that can get you there.

Take the quiz


Excellence and innovation year after year


#1 in the U.S. for innovation

ASU ahead of MIT and Stanford

– U.S. News & World Report 9 years, 2016–2024

#2 public university for employable graduates

Global Employability University Ranking & Survey, 2024

#13 in the U.S. for undergraduate teaching

– U.S. News & World Report, 2024


Experience every aspect of college life

Picture your ASU experience as a buffet. Add to your plate the things you know you like, pass on the things you don’t and maybe try something you’ve never tried before.

Here are a few favorites:

 Fraternity and sorority life

 Pac-12 athletics

 Clubs and organizations

 Study abroad

 Spirited college town community

Where do you want to live and learn?

ASU offers four campuses, each with its own size and feel, so you can find the environment that fits you best.

Find your fit

Take a tour

See what your ASU experience could look like. ASU created its biggest virtual tour ever and it’s streaming live as an episode of Amazon Prime’s show — The College Tour.

Watch the episode

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Get ready for a positive admission experience

It takes just 20 minutes to apply, and you’ll get an admission decision in 10 days if you self-report your grades. Also, SAT and ACT scores are not required for admission or merit-based scholarships.

Next step

Review ASU’s admission requirements and connect with your personal admission rep. Admission team members are here to support you with every step of the admission and enrollment process.

Ready to apply?

Apply online with ASU’s Application for Admission or the Common Application. You need to submit only one application to be considered for admission to ASU.

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