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#1 in innovation, in your backyard

ASU believes that all students deserve access to a world-class university education. With locations throughout Southern California, you can earn the degree you need to launch or advance your career.

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In the heart of downtown Los Angeles and the center of the world's creative industries, Arizona State University's flagship California locations feature top-ranked undergraduate and graduate degree programs, from The Sidney Poitier New American Film School to ASU FIDM to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and more. 

Embedded throughout California, ASU is where next-generation innovators thrive. Our nearly 65,000 alumni in California are leaders and entrepreneurs spanning hundreds of industries that include business, fashion and film, journalism, sustainability, engineering and law. ASU is committed to producing top talent and connecting students to high-demand jobs and internships throughout the state and the world. Discover why ASU is right for you.

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Undergraduate degrees to thrive in creative industries

At our flagship Los Angeles locations, ASU has three schools to prepare you for a successful career in film, fashion or emerging media. Explore degree programs from The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, ASU FIDM and California College of ASU.

Graduate programs for in-demand careers

Accelerate your future in business, sustainability, marketing and communications, emerging media, and more with an ASU graduate program based in Los Angeles. Our top-ranked degree programs create global leaders and industry game-changers ready to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.


Enroll at any stage of life

ASU's commitment to lifelong learners and their futures means expanding opportunities and access to higher education. ASU serves all learners at every stage of life by providing high quality, accessible and affordable learning opportunities. See how ASU can work for you. 


The ASU difference:

We are measured not by whom we exclude, but by whom we include and how they succeed

— Excerpt from ASU charter

Built so you can thrive

ASU offers innovative pathways to higher education so students can more affordably earn credits, complete their degrees and participate in the workforce of tomorrow. At ASU, 82 undergraduate and graduate programs rank among the top 25 degree programs in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report — and more than three dozen programs are ranked in the top 10. ASU programs in law, business, engineering, nursing, public affairs and fine arts consistently earn top marks.

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Stories of excellence

ASU Poor Things Costume Exhibit Opening Reception

ASU FIDM invites you to experience the costumes from the 2023 Searchlight Pictures film "Poor Things," directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, written by Tony McNamara and starring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, Christopher Abbott and Jerrod Carmichael.

Students in ASU’s extended-reality degree programs use world-building for social good

Students in Arizona State University’s extended-reality degree programs are learning how to build worlds in order to solve problems using the latest technology — and they're already earning accolades.

Pulitzer Prize-winning ASU professor pens coffee table book about NBA fashion

Mitchell Jackson says fashion choices have become competition among players.

ASU awarded prestigious architectural prize for restoring iconic LA. landmark

Arizona State University’s bold, community-focused project to preserve and restore the iconic Herald Examiner building in downtown Los Angeles has won a high honor for architectural excellence. The Los Angeles Business Council on Nov. 16 awarded ASU with its Grand Prize at the 53rd Annual Architectural Awards.

ASU, Lionsgate team up to offer students special access

Students at Arizona State University had the opportunity to experience the new Hunger Games prequel, “Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” weeks ahead of its worldwide release in theaters, thanks to a relationship between The Sidney Poitier New American Film School and Lionsgate, the studio that produced the film.

ASU and Zócalo celebrate local voices, 20 years of change

Against the backdrop of a milestone celebration, Zócalo Public Square — the Los Angeles-based events and ideas convener of ASU Media Enterprise — hosted the 13th annual Zocalo Public Square Book and Poetry Prize event on June 15 at the ASU California Center in downtown Los Angeles.

U.S. and ASU flags above ASU in California
U.S. and ASU flags above ASU in California

ASU is deeply embedded in California

ASU is committed to serving all Californians with the ASU California Center in downtown Los Angeles, programs in Long Beach and transfer partnerships with all 116 community colleges in California. ASU is a hub for educational opportunities and is committed to providing the next generation of lawyers, journalists, storytellers, business leaders, fashion entrepreneurs and more with a top-ranked education. The university’s long history in California includes community-focused events via Zocalo, long-standing partnerships across industries such as NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and consistent civic engagement through Los Angeles business councils. More than 23,000 Californians attend ASU, 13% of ASU’s graduates work in California and more than 65,000 alumni reside in California.

With a mission of access and excellence, ASU's Charter transcends state boundaries.