The historic ASU Tempe campus offers hundreds of majors that engage undergraduates and graduates in multidisciplinary research and exploration in first-rate laboratories and facilities. The Tempe campus is home to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and the School of Sustainability. Colleges that began on the Tempe campus and have expanded to other campuses are the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, the W. P. Carey School of Business, University College and Barrett, The Honors College.
Research entities headquartered on the Tempe campus and integrated throughout the ASU knowledge enterprise include the Biodesign Institute, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and the Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning.
The energetic environment of the campus comprises broad pedestrian malls and eclectic architecture set amid subtropical landscaping. Landmarks include the iconic, century-old Palm Walk; Old Main, the oldest original campus building; Sun Devil Stadium and ASU’s other Pac-12 athletic venues; and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Gammage Auditorium. With an unrivaled commitment to sustainability, the Tempe campus is the most solar-powered of any in the U.S., and offers easy access to all of metropolitan Phoenix through public transit including light rail.