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ASU named a 'Best College Value' for 2016

December 18, 2015

Kiplinger’s ranking based on academic quality, freshmen retention and persistence rates, affordability

Arizona State University has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of the top "best college values" of 2016.

According to the magazine, ASU is one of the top 100 best values in public higher education for in-state and out-of-state students, as measured by academic quality, freshmen retention and persistence rates, and affordability.
“We start with a universe of 1,200 schools, so each school on our rankings, from number 1 to number 300, is a best value,” said Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.

Kiplinger’s rewards colleges who help students obtain degrees on time and within budget.

Through student retention programs such as eAdvisor, a unique system that guides and supports students in finding a major that fits his or her talents, and ASU’s unique Major Maps step-by-step roadmap tailored to each degree program to keep students on track, ASU has achieved increased retention and graduation rates.

ASU, the New American University, has opened its doors to all who are qualified while maintaining affordability and raising the quality of programs. ASU’s innovative faculty and high-caliber students from around the world have created an environment where inclusion prepares students for a globally connected world and the process of discovery is not bound by traditional academic disciplines.

This recognition is the most recent for ASU, which has also been lauded as the Most Innovative School by the U.S. News and World Report and the No. 4 public university chosen by international students, as reported by the Institute of International Education.

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From home to ASU

From here to ASU: international students' photos show their journeys.
December 21, 2015

International students' photos show their journey to ASU and life as a Sun Devil

International students travel thousands of miles to attend Arizona State University, and each journey is unique.

There are about 9,800 international undergraduate and graduate students at ASU this year, with more than a third from China and about 23 percent from India.

The Coalition of International Students helps to ease the transition by connecting the young people with each other and by holding events to make them feel that ASU is home. During the spring semester, the organization will hold a Lunar New Year celebration, a career conference, a cricket tournament and a world festival.

The coalition recently held a photo contest for students to submit images that best represented the theme "From home to ASU."

Here are the winning images, selected by the coalition staff from dozens of entries.

Mary Beth Faller

reporter , ASU Now