Facts and Figures

Our size gives us strength in numbers to create meaningful change

Over the past decade, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has grown to be the largest and most diverse unit at Arizona State University. In an effort to redefine a liberal arts and sciences education for the 21st century, we’ve built a forward-thinking platform derived from our capacity in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Our efforts have proven to be transformative and successful – a springboard for the launch of our 23 academic units, 95+ undergraduate majors, 140+ graduate programs and 47 interdisciplinary research centers and one-of-a-kind institutes.

Home to some of the brightest intellectuals in the world

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, our college is home to many students and faculty members who have received highly prestigious awards for their insight.

Highlights from our college


Student-to-faculty ratio



Student scholars

In fall 2018, our college welcomed more than 320 scholars to our community of incoming freshmen. Our scholars include high-achieving students who are eager to become civic leaders.

3 National Achievement Scholars
18 Flinn Scholars
161 National Hispanic Scholars
146 National Merit Scholars

Student scholarships

When you’re a part of our college, we’re here to help you succeed. You’ll have access to a number of scholarships to help cover your tuition. See what we awarded for the 2017/18 academic year.

9,000+ scholarships awarded
$73.1 million awarded
222 named scholarships

National and global rankings for our graduate programs

15th Earth Sciences

41st Clinical Psychology

39th Psychology

44th Physics

51st Political Science

62nd Biological Sciences

60th English

67th Sociology


(U.S. News & World Report, 2017)

52nd Chemistry

62nd Math

79th Statistics

69th History