#T-138, overall score 38.5/100

Fun Fact:

University mascot Sparky the Sun Devil was created by a former Disney animator, who supposedly modeled his look on Walt Disney himself.

Why should Jewish students attend ASU? ASU is the largest public university in the country and is #1 for innovation. ASU boasts strong programs across the board, including sustainability, business and engineering. The journalism school is one of the best in the country. Alongside a strong academic experience, ASU is located in the Phoenix metro area and Phoenix was just recognized as the fifth-largest city in the country. Phoenix has great opportunity for internships and mentoring as students determine their chosen career path. To complement all of this, and because ASU can feel very large at times, ASU Hillel is a comfortable home away from home for students, providing chef-prepared meals, leadership classes, Birthright trips twice per year and so much more. Finally, Hillel the only Jewish center on campus that is open outside of program hours; ASU Hillel is open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day, and students come to study and see friends throughout the day. — Debbie Yunker Kail, executive director, Hillel Jewish Student Center at Arizona State


  • Acceptance rate: 83%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 23:1
  • Jewish Studies major: Yes
  • Israel Studies major: No


  • In-state tuition: $10,158
  • Out-of-state tuition: $25,458
  • Room & board costs: $11,061
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $12,412


  • Location: Tempe, Ariz.
  • Region: West
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 58,848
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 3,500
  • Jewish population share: 8%
  • Student origin: 74% in-state / 26% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Sun Devils
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Prime, Caliente

ISRAEL Score: 6/20

JEWISH LIFE Score: 22.5/40

  • Score: 22.5/40
  • Hillel: Hillel Jewish Student Center at Arizona State
  • Chabad: Chabad at ASU
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Meor: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ΣAM, ZBT, TEP
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 0
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? No
  • Active Hillel clubs: 10
  • Hillel Friday night services: 2
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Hillel: 50
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 3 (1 Conservative, 2 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alumnus: Al Michaels
  • Where do Jewish students come from? Jewish students at Arizona State University come from all over the country. It is common for out-of-state students to hail from Texas, California, Chicago, New Jersey and Maryland.
  • Kosher food details: ASU has a kosher meat restaurant on campus called Chick-In as well as some packaged kosher food in markets on campus. Hillel’s kitchen is under the supervision of the Vaad of Greater Phoenix and supervised by student mashgichim. Hillel provides at least three meals per week - bagels on campus on Monday, free lunch on Wednesday and free Shabbat dinner.
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