Since first opening for classes in 2006 in downtown Phoenix, Arizona State University’s downtown campus (known as ASU Downtown) has grown into a bustling campus offering a variety of degree programs and connections to local businesses.

Today, more than 11,500 students out of approximately 75,000 total Arizona State University students call ASU Downtown home.

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ASU Downtown is home to the famous Barrett Honors College, and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, the College of Health Solutions, the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, the College of Public Programs, the College of Education and the School of Letters and Sciences.

The downtown campus offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in the following disciplines: journalism, criminology, public administration, public policy, social work, nursing, health promotion, nonprofit leadership, events management, urban planning, education, recreation and tourism.

ASU students at this campus are very fortunate to have access to many of downtown’s businesses, news organizations and hotels.

For example, Journalism majors can intern in major media organizations like 12 News and The Arizona Republic.  Public Programs Majors can intern at the Arizona Department of Education.  Tourism majors can get work experience in downtown hotels.

The 53-year old public TV station, Eight, Arizona PBS (a station which has over 1 million viewers and broadcasts from ASU Downtown) announced on June 26 that it will soon become a part of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.

Also, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law will be relocating to ASU’s downtown campus in 2016.

Interested in joining the ASU community? Take a virtual tour on the ASU website to find out which ASU campus is right for you.

For more information on ASU, be sure to consult the College and Universities page of our Move-In Directory, or feel free to contact us. Don’t forget to check back often with our site to learn about the latest happenings in Scottsdale, AZ!

Don Matheson
Realtor | Founder
The Matheson Team – RE/MAX Fine Properties
21000 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255