ASU: From Party School to Innovation Hub
Not too long ago, Arizona State worked up the reputation of being one of the top party schools in the country, right alongside West Virginia and Florida State. More recently however, the university has proven that it’s far more than just a place to party down; When Playboy finally published its 2014 list of the nation’s top party schools, ASU was nowhere to be found.
In fact, the U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges recently ranked Arizona State as the number two up-and-coming school in the nation based on its innovative approaches to academics and student life. Since investing in new degree courses and academic tools, the university has given its students a wide assortment of resources to help get them from start to finish.
One way ASU is helping students stay on track is with its online eAdvisor system. First launched back in 2007, this user-friendly academic tool helps guide students through their choice of over 370 undergraduate programs. It’s still a fairly new system, but so far, it’s helped ASU to increase its four-year graduation rate by almost 20%.