Location
San Angelo, TX
Undergrads
5,218
Tuition (in-state)
$14,240 ($4,850)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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4 College Junior

Diversity: My circle of friends includes an 18 year old, bisexual, black male who is not much concerned with his political standing, a 24 year old Korean women who is devoted to the Roman Catholic church, a Vietnamese/Caucasian freshman who is poorly-established economically, and a Mexican baptist who's ethnic heritage almost matches mine completely. We are all extremely different but get along rather well.

4 College Junior

Athletics: I don't play sports much; I run. Still, I can't help but get excited when basketball games are going on and everyone's painted and chanting in unison contagiously. The same goes for football, even more so for intramural sports like soccer and vollyball, as that's us, the students competing with and against friends and enemies on our own terms and good spirit.

4 College Junior

Majors: The professors are not overwhelmed with the number of students so are often available during office hours or phone calls and e-mails. They're kind, to, and show honest interest in helping with any questions regarding the course material or not. Most of my professors are Animal Science majors with doctorates but prefer to be called by their first name or simply, "sir."

4 College Junior

Majors: I had an internship the summer prior to the Fall 2013 semester at Angelo State University. I worked at the Abilene Zoo as an intern in the Attwater's Prairie Chicken Recovery Project. My responsibilities included raising Attwater's prairie chickens from the incubation of the eggs to releasing them as independent adults, all the while cleaning, supplying the appropriate heat, diet, and environment, as well as recording their weights and identification bands as they progress in size and maturity daily.

Finding an internship is not difficult at ASU as there are sights available to the student in finding internships relevant to your major. It's having an internship whilst doing well in the courses that is difficult. Manage your priorities.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: It's usually pretty chill. People are either out or in clusters within the dorm lobbies, library and university center. To be frank, it's what you make of it; there are always things to do and people to see if you try.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: It's always there. Someone's either getting high or getting drunk because it's the thing to do I guess. They don't push it on you, though. "You do You and I'll do Me," is the phrase that's tossed around most times. They don't treat you any different whether you do smoke or drink or do both or neither; you are not teased or complimented, ridiculed or praised. People have other things to worry about and there are always other things to do. In fact, the actual taking of drugs and drinking of alcohol doesn't even occur on campus much. It's the talk of the where and how and when of innebriation that's always there as opposed to the bottles and cigarettes.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: Don't fall into the party scene just because that's "what everyone does". There are plenty of other opportunities to get involved in other than the keg parties. Make college meaningful and not forgetful.

5 College Junior

Academics: I love being an education major. They do an amazing job preparing you for the real world and are extremely organized. If you are overwhelmed, talk to your professors and they will help. They are extremely personable and want you to succeed.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is over rated. I am in a sorority that is not part of the Greek system or Panhellinic society and we are often looked down upon because we are bigger than the other sororities. Just get involved in something that tests your comfort zones in a positive way and makes you enjoy your college experience.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Football team is bad but think they are cool, track and field are really good, softball and baseball are fun to watch, and volleyball team is really good.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is extremely expensive! Definitely live off campus with a good roommate if you can. I met a lot of amazing friends in the dorm and had a very good experience, but as a whole, they are very expensive and living off campus is a better choice after your first year.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: I love all the diversity and everything that goes with it!

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Police are there if you need them and try their best to keep the campus safe. I think a lot of safety concerns come from who you associate with and activities participated in. Just be safe, don't walk or go out alone, lock up your stuff, and always have a DD.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: There are rules but are difficult to enforce. It's not my scene but if you can pretty much get whatever you want. It's your responsibility to make your experience of college negative or positive.

5 College Junior

Majors: I started out in the Agriculture Department but it was very clickish and you would not do well unless you grew up in Ag and were well known by the professors. I am now in the Education Department and it is the best move I have ever made. They are very attentive and can answer any question you have. They give you lots of real world experience and most professors do not try and sugar coat the experiences you will have in the classrooms. Professors are great and are so willing to help if you ask for it.

5 College Junior

Majors: You just have to make the grades, be professional, and show that you actually care about your future profession.

4 College Junior

Computers: Normally, wifi is great and unless it is midterms for finals week, laptops are easy to come by; however if you live in the dorms, wifi is horrendous and you have to go to another campus building.

5 College Junior

Weather: Because ASU is a commuter school for a lot of small town areas, the weather is a huge factor in cancelling classes. They are very understanding in how weather affects class attendance and if it is bad enough, ASU will cancel classes.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: Seriously, financial aid sucks. I feel like I do not get any assistance because I do not have any extreme circumstances and am often not chosen for scholarships or any type of aid through the office. They do not really help and send you 398324792 different directions so that they do not have to deal with you. They are somewhat helpful for Study Abroad though

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: DO NOT live at Sedona Ranch. It is definitely cheaper to live off campus and would highly suggest it but make sure that you find a good roommate that you are comfortable with and that you have lived with previously with little tension. Going to school and parking is awful so I would suggest getting a D parking and splurge the extra $30. The recent oil boom makes it hard to find a place so if you find a house/apartment snatch it quick!

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I like the small town atmosphere but with the city growing, crime rates are also going up. My apartment that is 7 minutes from campus got broken into and when I lived in the dorms, a homeless guy slept in our common area. The shopping downtown is wonderful but can sometimes come with hefty prices, however it is fun to just walk around. I love running downtown at the "river walk" that was just renovated and it is beautiful, but unsafe at night. Locals are always welcome to ASU students and most places give student discounts if you ask!

College Junior

Transportation: I have a car and found it to be very necessary for driving to church, sorority meetings, and going home. I never tried the transit systems but heard that they are often late and not dependable.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I feel as though ASU picks and chooses their battles. When I lived in the dorms, they were very lenient on drugs, alcohol, and visitors, but very strict on financial standing, grades, and attendance in class depending on the professor.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't looked at off-campus housing, so I really wouldn't know.

College Freshman

Transportation: Campus is small enough that transportation isn't strictly necessary.

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Cheyenne Benson
Hometown
Denver City TX
Major
Communications, Focus- Media and Cultural Studies
Grad Year
2013
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Angelo State University, and San Angelo by extension, has a small, friendly feel. In addition to a standard choice of majors, ASU offers many programs throughout the semester for entertainment, and there is a club for everyone if a student does some digging. No matter what taste a student has, there will be a club of like-minded people, and overall, people are generally accepting of each other, even if they disagree with them.

The city has all the comforts of a larger city with the feel of a small town. There is very little to be left wanting when at ASU or in San Angelo. However, students that come from larger metropolitan areas may find the small size on the boring side due to minimal variety. On the flip side, students coming from rural ares are likely to love having things to do without a long drive. A few students dislike the area, and a few students love it, but overall, many are happy with the choice to come to ASU.

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