Thrive at ASU

First year experience

First year experience programs

First year experience programs not only influence academic success, but they also drive emotional support and connections that are key to student success as a whole throughout a college education.


of students will drop out in their first year at university.


of first year students leave for financial reasons.


of low-income students leave before attaining a degree.


Dropouts earn $21k less on average than graduates.

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A New American University

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.