Arizona State University Tempe campus
Arizona State University at the Tempe campus.svg
TypeMain campus of Arizona State University
PresidentMichael M. Crow
Students54,866 (Fall 2021)[1][2]
Location, ,
United States

33°25′02″N 111°56′11″W / 33.4172°N 111.9365°W / 33.4172; -111.9365Coordinates: 33°25′02″N 111°56′11″W / 33.4172°N 111.9365°W / 33.4172; -111.9365
Tempe: 631.6 acres (2.556 km2)[3]

Arizona State University Tempe campus is the main campus of Arizona State University, and the largest of the five campuses[4] that comprise the university. The campus lies in the heart of Tempe, Arizona, about eight miles (13 km) east of downtown Phoenix. The campus is considered urban, and is approximately 642 acres (2.6 km2) in size. The campus is arranged around broad pedestrian malls and, in toto, is considered to be an arboretum.[5][6] ASU has an extensive public art collection, considered one of the ten best among university public art collections in the United States.[7] Against the northwest edge of campus is the Mill Avenue district (part of downtown Tempe) which has a college atmosphere that attracts many students to its restaurants and bars. ASU's Tempe Campus is also home to all of the university's athletic facilities.


The Tempe campus is the original campus, and Old Main, the first building constructed on campus in 1894, still stands today. The university used to be named the Arizona Territorial Normal School and was initially used to train public school teachers. In 1925 the college was renamed the Tempe State Teachers College and started offering its first four-year bachelor's degree. After gaining accreditation in 1933, the college started offering graduated programs in 1937. The Tempe campus is also the largest of the four campuses, with 54,866 students enrolled in its programs.[8] There are many notable landmarks on campus, including Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Other notable landmarks include Palm Walk, which is lined by 111 palm trees,[9] Charles Trumbull Hayden Library, Old Main, the University Club Building, and University Bridge.


Main article: Arizona State University § Academics

The Tempe campus is home to the following schools and colleges:[10]

In addition, the Tempe campus hosts courses and programs offered by the following schools and colleges:

Residence halls

North Neighborhood

Center Neighborhood All residential communities here are for the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

South Neighborhood

Campus Apartments

See also



  1. ^ "Facts and figures | Arizona State University".
  2. ^ This figure is summed from students whose academic majors are based on the Tempe campus – any ASU student may be enrolled in classes on any of the four campuses simultaneously.
  3. ^ ASU University Office of Institutional Analysis. September 24, 2008
  4. ^ "Campuses and locations" on the Arizona State University website]
  5. ^ ASU's Tempe campus
  6. ^ Arizona Arboretums And Botanical Gardens Archived August 23, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Big Ten". Public Art Review. 17 (2): 24–5. Spring–Summer 2006. ISSN 1040-211X.
  8. ^ "Facts and figures | Arizona State University".
  9. ^ Arizona State University: Virtual Tour Archived December 31, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ List of ASU Colleges