Arizona State University at the West Campus
is one of four university campuses that compose Arizona State University
(ASU). The West campus was established by the Arizona Legislature
in 1984, and is located in northwest Phoenix
, bordering the city of Glendale
ASU's campuses are unified as a single institution, and so the West campus shares students, faculty, administration, and accreditation with the other campuses.
In 2008, the West campus was designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride
, and in 2011, construction concluded on a large solar array
that powers nearly the entire campus with solar power
Established as the second ASU campus in 1984, construction of the West Campus began in 1986, with the first permanent buildings completed by 1989. Two years later, all of the current buildings were completed.
Originally established as "ASU West," the campus was designed to offer only upper-level undergraduate courses (with lower-level courses to be taken at nearby Glendale Community College
); however, in 2001, freshmen students were admitted, allowing them to complete their entire undergraduate education on the West campus. The academic... Read More