BLUEPRINT | ARIZONA STATE UNIV.
WHY BLUEPRINT AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
300 East Lemon Street – Tempe, AZ 85281 | Open To Students Entering Grades 9 -12
Arizona State University is also known as Arizona State or simply ASU. It’s also known for academic excellence, its winning sports tradition and most recently, its commitment to innovation. In fact, ASU was recognized in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report by ranking it not only the most innovative school in the state of Arizona, but in the entire nation. Arizona State beat out academic powerhouses such as Stanford, MIT and Harvard to win this honor.
The university offers over 350 undergraduate majors and over 100 graduate programs to keep up with the largest university enrollment in the country. Astonishingly, 83,301 total students attended the university in 2014. There’s a reason why so many people want to wear ASU’s trademark Maroon and Gold. While attending a pre-college summer program at Arizona State University, you will quickly learn that being a proud Sun Devil not only gets you a front row seat for all of the action, it puts you in the middle of it.
Attending a pre-college summer program at Arizona State University will also guarantee incredible amounts of daily excitement as you emerge yourself in the strong school spirit that flows throughout campus. There are many famous traditions for the Sun Devils. Ringing of the ASU Victory Bell after football victories. Participating in The Lantern Walk during Homecoming, a ritual and honor that dates all the way back to 1917. Just to name a few.
Carrying on the school’s winning tradition, The Arizona State Sun Devils Football team has 17 conference championships. With many former players moving on to the NFL, visiting the campus provides you an awesome opportunity to see the stars of tomorrow before they reach the national stage. Speaking of the national stage, Arizona State is often visited by those who have held the highest elected office in our country. This includes 9 different U.S. presidents, starting with Theodore Roosevelt and most recently Barack Obama.
2017 PROGRAM DATES
|1-Week Program Dates: July 2 to July 8|
|Registration Now Open!|
|2-Week Program Dates: July 2 to July 15|
|Registration Now Open!|
TUITION FOR BLUEPRINT @ ASU – PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
Tuition is designed to cover everything your student will need while at their pre-college summer program! University housing. On-campus activities. Supervision. Classroom instruction. Three meals per day. Everything! You won’t even need to submit an additional application fee! We do suggest a little “walk around” money if students want to pick up snacks and things like that, but unless you want us to meet your student at the airport or your course has a small lab fee to cover materials, your program tuition covers absolutely everything! Learn more about Blueprint registration and tuition…
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM ENROLLMENT
Enrollment in Blueprint Summer Programs at Arizona State is limited. Online registrations are accepted on a rolling basis until the program is sold out. To reserve your space, we strongly recommend completing our online registration process as early as possible.
ASU’s designated airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, AZ. Students traveling to the program by plane may request Blueprint’s Pick-Up/Drop-Off service during the online registration process for an additional fee.
Blueprint Summer Programs at ASU offers courses that are both fun and rewarding. Our Core Four – Business, Computer Science, Psychology and Forensic Science – are available at all program schools. We also offer six Career Courses that vary by location. These courses take advantage of campus and community amenities, and have highly limited availability.
- Our class sizes are carefully monitored, and small student-teacher ratios ensure that each student receives plenty of individual attention.
- Our instructors are of the highest caliber and come from across the country. Instructors are handpicked for each program.
- Each course is custom developed by Blueprint Instructors – the course descriptions are just examples of what can be covered in class.
- No tests. No homework. Students reconnect with the fun of learning through top-notch instruction in a stress-free setting.
Select a pre-college course and study it for one or two weeks! Course material doesn’t repeat, so the longer you stay the more you learn.
2017 Blueprint Courses at Arizona State University
- Careers In Engineering
Engineers don’t just understand our world. They design it. If you have an inquisitive, analytical mind for math, engineering could be your perfect plan. This class will explore the different disciplines within engineering, from mechanical and marine to electrical and environmental. You’ll also learn about core requirements, the latest in engineering technology and some seriously cool opportunities. Read more…
- Careers In Medicine
Future doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants will love this hands-on pre-college course, covering everything you need to know to get started in the medical industry. You’ll earn first aid and CPR certification, tour local hospitals and meet with experts in a variety of medical fields. Read more…
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own company or running a business? Learn some tricks of the trade this summer with Blueprint Summer Programs! Class topics can range from conceiving adventurous ideas, marketing and selling strategy, how to build strong business relationships and more! Students will be immersed in all that goes on in the fast-paced business world. Read more…
- Computer Science
PC gamers and gurus already know: our tech-driven economy (and entertainment, and environment) has given rise to entirely new opportunities for computer science majors. Forget endless hours of keying code. Software engineering. App development. Information technology. Web design. And so much more!. Read more…
- Forensic Science
Go beyond prime time television shows and take a closer look at the real-world professionals who make a career out of solving crimes. This hands-on course investigates the origins of forensic science and criminology, the impact of modern technology and the breakthroughs that are on the horizon. Oh, yeah – there’s also crime scenes, blood spatter and cases to solve. Read more…
Psychology is a favorite course for college students – and Blueprint students – for obvious reasons. (Serial killers! Body language! Experiments!) Students will spend time focusing on the ins and outs of behavioral science. Topics covered in this pre-college course can include the history of the field, advances in psychology and new theories that are changing the way we look at the brain and each other. Read more…
Blueprint Summer Programs at Arizona State University combines the best of both worlds, with lush natural scenery and a large metropolitan area just within your reach.
- Where You’ll Live | Residence Hall TBD
- ASU’s Beautiful Campus
There are plenty of things to do on the 642-acre campus alone, from viewing the historic Old Main building built in 1898, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, to enjoying Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium, designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
- A Perfect Location | Tempe, AZ
While the city of Tempe (the main campus location) has a population of around 165,000, it still manages to have a laid-back, idyllic, almost small-town vibe. Branching outside of campus into the city, get to know the locals while walking down historic Mill Avenue, which is pedestrian and bike friendly, and offers designer shopping, nightlife, fairs and festivals, and has been described as “a bohemian commercial strip next to Arizona State University.”
Want to expand your horizons and experience the big city? No problem! The sprawling capital city of Phoenix is just a few miles down the road, and the choices for entertainment and the opportunities to experience the local culture are not just numerous, they’re endless. There’s the Arizona Museum of Natural History to check out some prehistoric dinosaurs bones and fossils. There’s the beautiful urban retreat Papago Park to experience fishing lagoons, hiking trails, unique museums and its own archeological site. Then, you can round out your day by taking a dreamy stroll in the Desert Botanical Garden to see rare desert plants and wildlife, in addition to the hands-on workshops and concerts that take place there.
While you’re in the city go ahead and catch some sports fever, as this part of AZ is also home to the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks, the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes and the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. Oh yeah, also try the famous Mexican cuisine at various hot spots around town, as many have called it the best in the nation.
- Top-Notch Facilities
Still standing tall, Old Main was the first building constructed when the campus was started as a teachers college. Other noteworthy buildings? Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium,designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Palm Walk, home to 111 palm trees. Wrigley Hall showcases wind turbines powered by thermal updrafts, skylights and energy-efficient light fixtures houses the School of Sustainability, the first of its kind.
For each program, Blueprint hires a skilled crew of directors, teachers, resident advisers. Our directors oversee all aspects of program life and ensure that each student has the opportunity to become an active member of the community. Courses are taught by gifted teachers and talented professionals. We recruit only the brightest and most passionate teachers to connect with our students. Our resident advisers act as big brothers and sisters to students while they’re away from home. They help students acclimate to new settings and guide them through little challenges along the way.
ACTIVITIES + TRIPS
At ASU, you’ll find a vibrant community of young men and women looking to get involved in a wide variety of campus activities.
- Optional Sunday Trip | Sea Life Aquarium & Main Event Entertainment
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- Road Trip Week 2 | One Day Adventures, ASU Art Museum & Tempe History Museum
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- Signature Blueprint Summer Program Activities at Arizona State
- Sports and Gaming
Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Kickball, Yoga, Cross Country, Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Football, Tennis, Volleyball, Wiffleball, Dodgeball, Badminton, Wii, PS3, Ping Pong, Backgammon, Chess.
- Signature Blueprint Events
Blueprint Olympics, Sumo Wrestling on the Quad, Stonehill American Idol, PS3 X-Games, Movies on the Big Screen, Blueprint Bocce, Summer Luge, Blueprint Billiards.
- Sports and Gaming
- Reputation For Excellence
Among public universities, Arizona State University was ranked 62nd out of almost 1,800 colleges and universities in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report. Among the top 28 innovative universities in the United States, ASU was ranked #1. The school was also ranked #1 for colleges offering an online bachelor’s degree in Communications by Online College Plan. U.S. News & World Report also lists the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice as 12th in the nation while the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication has consistently been ranked in the top 10 journalism schools for the past decade. Among its 400,000 alumni include 9 current or former U.S. Representatives, 3 AZ governors, Hall of Famers Phil Mickelson and Reggie Jackson and celebrities such as Jimmy Kimmel and David Spade.
- Award Winning Faculty
Arizona State has 3,396 faculty members spread out across 17 different academic colleges. These industry leaders have won some of the most prestigious and highly esteemed awards in their respective fields. ASU’s faculty has included 4 Nobel Laureates, 6 Pulitzer Prize winners, 3 members of the Royal Society, 27 National Academy members, 114 Fulbright American Scholars, 25 Guggenheim Fellows and 11 MacArthur Fellows – and this is to name but a few.
- Outstanding Majors
Arizona State offers an astounding 350+ undergraduate majors in nearly every field you can imagine, no matter how specialized. There are also more than 450 graduate and certificate programs available. ASU offers the unique and beneficial 4+1 accelerated program, which allows seniors with certain majors the chance to earn their Master’s Degree the year following their undergraduate graduation.
A small sample of currently offered majors includes:
Chemical Engineering, Global Studies, Informatics, Journalism and Mass Communication, Tourism Development and Management, Civil Engineering, Interior Design, Dance, English (Creative Writing), Music Therapy, Theatre, Economics, Graphic Design, Applied Physics, Forensic Science, Organizational Leadership and Social Work.
- ASU At A Glance
Enrollment: 83,301 students (Fall, 2014)
Sports: NCAA Division I – PAC-12 Conference
Mascot: Sparky the Sun Devil
Student Organizations: 1,000+
By the second day we had each other laughing hysterically on our way back from the dining hall! I couldn’t believe how quickly we all became friends.
I would HIGHLY recommend Blueprint to any family looking for a personal, high-value summer college experience.
Blueprint was the best part of my summer. It gave me a taste of college and helped me discover the type of college I would like to attend. I would not pass up a chance to do this program.
My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her week at George Washington University! It was a wonderful experience.