The excellence of CLAS — a vibrant force in building the future of the community, the state, the nation and beyond — is widely recognized. Since 1991, CLAS students have won two Rhodes scholarships, 32 Goldwater scholarships, 11 Marshall scholarships, 14 Truman scholarships and 12 Udall scholarships to give ASU one of the best records in the country for winning prestigious national scholarship competitions. Since 2005, CLAS students have received 68 Fulbright scholarships. In fall 2011, 40 percent of the university's National Merit Scholars were enrolled in the college.
CLAS faculty represent approximately 60 percent of this year's regents’ professors and two-thirds of all regents' professors at ASU and have been awarded nearly $115 million in externally funded research awards over the past year. CLAS schools and research centers are setting new standards for excellence and relevance in transdisciplinary research and scholarship.
Student success is of paramount importance in CLAS and is fostered through a myriad efforts including student cohorts for first year students (with a retention rate of 83 percent) and special initiatives for first generation and undergraduate research scholarships. Students can choose their future from more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics.
With almost 100,000 alumni throughout the world, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences exemplifies ASU’s goals of excellence, access and impact.
There are many ways to support the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Contact the development director for more information about these funds or support the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with an investment in its primary fund today.
Director of Development
Robert E. Page, Jr.
Dean and Vice Provost
Dean of Social Sciences
Interim Dean of Humanities
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