Arizona State University’s enrollment jumped 8 percent this semester to a record 82,000 students.
Kent Hopkins, ASU Vice Provost for Enrollment Services said, “The Sun Devil family grows stronger every year and we are looking forward to seeing what our students envision and accomplish.”
Preliminary first-day enrollment shows records set across nearly all areas. Undergraduate enrollment grew to 66,309 and graduate school enrollment grew to 15,751 for a total of 82,060.
Freshman enrollment this year grew to more than 11,000. A total of 46,000 applied, a 25 percent increase over the previous academic year. The Fall 2014 freshman class is an academically strong group, with an average high school GPA 3.4 and average SAT score of 1113. More than half, 54 percent, are New American University Scholars at the Dean, Provost and President Scholarship levels, the most prestigious scholarships for first-time freshmen.
Transfer enrollment has grown to more than 8,800 – up nearly 13 percent from fall 2013. The transfer class is academically strong, with an average 3.1 transfer GPA.
International campus-based enrollment increased 33.6 percent to 8,787 students. The top 10 countries for international enrollment at ASU are China, India, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Canada, Kuwait, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Mexico. In addition, some 600 Brazilian students are calling ASU their educational home for the next academic year through their government-sponsored Brazil Scientific Mobility Program.
Other milestones: The ASU student body is the most diverse, 40 percent, ever; new graduate enrollment increased more than 10 percent; and more than 4,000 veterans and veteran dependents have enrolled-- a 25 percent increase in overall enrollment and a 62 percent growth in new graduate enrollment since last year.