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Location: Tempe, Arizona
Entrance requirements: Five passing GCSEs or O Levels with an average grade of B; three passing AS or A Levels with an average grade of C.
Other useful information: For the academic year 2023/24, Arizona State University will be home to more than 5000 international undergraduate degree-seeking students from 158 countries.
Kent Hopkins is the Vice President for Academic Enterprise Enrollment at Arizona State University (ASU). He tells us more about the prestigious institution and why it is an excellent choice for international students.
'Arizona State University is a new kind of university, dedicated to placing undergraduates in close proximity to knowledge creation. At ASU, you are joining a community of scholars from around the world. Courses are taught by a student-focused faculty putting students in the middle of active learning experiences. Many students have opportunities to work with professors as team members on significant research projects.'
'ASU includes an array of distinguished schools, including the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, which is the largest and most comprehensive engineering school in the US. Barrett, The Honors College at ASU, is widely regarded as one of the best honours colleges in the US, rivalling the Ivy League with challenging academics, expanded resources, personalised attention and exclusive research opportunities. The W. P. Carey School of Business is a top-ranked, large business school that offers an intimate, close-knit community. These and our 14 other outstanding colleges and schools will place you in a diverse community of scholars from around the globe working to advance solutions and ideas of global consequence.'
'ASU offers more than 20 000 classes per term and has over 350 undergraduate and 450 graduate degree programmes. Subjects range across all of the traditional disciplines as well as novel cross-disciplinary fields like sustainability, which results in students being able to combine programmes and areas of study in ways that they simply cannot do at more traditional institutions.'
'For the academic year 2023/24, ASU will be home to more than 5000 international undergraduate degree-seeking students from 158 countries. With such a large international student population, ASU hosts many cultural student associations where students can connect with peers from their home country. We also provide robust international student services through our International Students and Scholars Center.'
'Arizona State University’s Charter calls on the institution to be ‘measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed’. As such, we seek students from across the globe who can help us engage in and find solutions to issues on local, national and international scales. Our institution prides itself on use-inspired research that can meet the needs of communities across the globe.'
'Cambridge International result requirements:
'Minimum overall grade requirement (comparable grade to US grade of B (3.00 GPA)):
'Undergraduate applicants who have earned a secondary or high school degree or higher from an international institution that is officially recognised by that country, and whose sole medium of instruction for the degree programme was in English, can meet ASU English requirements. Cambridge qualifications by themselves do not meet English Proficiency requirements.'
'At ASU, students who have completed a Cambridge course in their secondary school and who have taken a Cambridge International AS or A Level exam may receive university credit. When the scores are received by the university, credit is awarded as shown in the Cambridge International exam table below.'
See the ASU academic catalog for Cambridge International exam.
'ASU offers the New American University scholarship for high-achieving undergraduate international students. Students can explore their options at ASU admission page and ASU student employment page.'
'ASU regularly receives high levels of international qualifications, and in some instances these count towards university credit'
'ASU offers a rigorous curriculum and a diverse student population. As an institution we believe that broad access and academic excellence are deeply intertwined and necessarily support each other. We see international student representation on campus as critical to our mission. Cambridge applicants are typically well prepared for university-level work at the time of entry and they routinely succeed in their courses. International students can use the broad reach of ASU to advance their academic and professional interests anywhere in the world.'
'ASU is an entirely new model, designed to place our students near the development of new knowledge. ASU’s Charter lays out this mission and emphasises that the institution must measure itself not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed. As a result of this mission, ASU has one of the largest international student populations – more than 13 000 students from 158 countries between undergraduate and graduate-level programmes – while offering distinctive college and school settings that allow students to socialise and make lifelong connections.'
'The ASU community is rich in many cultural, social and global traditions, all of which take place in one of the largest and fastest-growing metropolitan areas, and within Phoenix, the fifth-largest city in the country. This allows students to engage in Curricular Practical Training (CPT) during school as well as post-graduation Optional Practical Training (OPT) to prepare for any imaginable field of work.'
'ASU has 340 programmes that lead to OPT and a robust local, national and international network to help you realise these experiences. From Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company or KORE Power lithium battery production, to the Phoenix Bioscience Core, the future of the most advanced industries is in Arizona.'
'When you are ready for a rigorous, innovative, world-class education that matches your Cambridge experiences, ASU is ready for you.'