Welcome to Global Freshman Academy

Welcome to Global Freshman Academy

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Arizona State University (ASU) is a public university located in Tempe, Arizona. Founded in 1885 as a teacher training college when the state was still a territory, the school became a university in 1958.

ASU is one of the largest public universities in the United States. At the start of the 2018 academic year, nearly 80,000 students were enrolled, including 66,000 undergraduates. In 2017, the number of international students was 10,268. One hundred and fifty nationalities are represented, including France, with Sciences Po Aix in particular.

The university is organised around five campuses and 17 colleges. It offers 350 undergraduate programmes and 400 postgraduate programmes.


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