Phoenix, AZ
Tuition (in-state)
$22,319 ($9,720)
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Reviews 93 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: You can take the light rail and buses around. They are pretty convenient but a little unsafe. They are easily accessible from campus. There is also a free shuttle that takes students to each campus. Car spots are really expensive and not necessary, but it is convenient.

3 College Freshman

Parking: I do not have a car because it is too expensive. Although, it is pretty easy to get a spot and the parking garage is close.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: If you're interesting in going to small, laid back and focused college Downtown is great. If not, it is not for you and you should live at the Tempe campus.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Because the Phoenix campus is so small, it's easy for security to keep an eye on the students. I have not personally seen alcohol on campus, but I have seen drunk people in Tempe.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You have to walk pretty far to find a restaurant outside of school boundaries. The only ones on campus are a Chinese place, a Subway, and a Mexican food restaurant.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Freshman are forced to live on campus, unless their parents' home is very close. One of my friends lives half an hour away and they made her live on campus.

If you live in an apartment, it's more common to live in Tempe than in Phoenix.

Costs for apartments are a lot cheaper.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Professional sports stadiums are within walking distance. First Fridays are popular. There are a lot of homeless people, though.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Great school spirit, brand new gym in walking distance

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I haven't seen any intolerance.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Too hot in summer, perfect all other times.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are really nice and brand new, and very close to classes. The only problem is the social interaction; it doesn't feel like a college experience. I still don't know many people on campus.

4 College Freshman

Parking: I park in the Arizona Republic garage. You have to drive up 8 floors (it's a huge nuisance and you can get really dizzy) and the price is outrageous.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Find your niche, and you'll be fine. Find a few good friends and stick with them. You need people you can trust at a school like ASU.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The Arizona Center is just two blocks from Taylor Place and has lots of shops and restaurants (and employment opportunities). There are lots of great local places. My favorites include Fair Trade Café, Brick, Cibo, and Canyon Café.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The CA's are sometimes difficult to work with because some can be wary of handing out noise violations. When it comes to alcohol, ASU is a dry campus; however, they won't ruin your life over it. You'll get a stern talking-to for the first time. Repeated offenses will then have more serious action be taken. This is not true for drugs, though. The police will immediately be called and you WILL be arrested (don't think you can get away with it; you can smell everything in Taylor Place. We all share vents). At T-Place, you can only have three visitors at a time. Overnight visitors can only stay three times per month for a max of three nights at one time. All visitors under 18 must be checked in by a parent or have a note approved from the housing administration. It's extremely aggravating. Though safe, you're still treated like a child.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The student health center is in the Nursing building across the street from Taylor Place. It's easy to make an appointment, though they don't offer as much as I wish they would.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: ASU is notorious for its party scene, but the DPC is not. Taylor Place has such close quarters and heavy security that parties are extremely difficult to pull off. The police were called twice last semester at the beginning, and the partying stopped after that. All parties occur in Tempe. If you're looking to attend but not use, it's easy to say no. I still haven't been pressured into anything. Make sure you go with a group that acknowledges and respects your decision and you can have all the fun with no risk.

College Freshman

Greek Life: All Greek life happens on the Tempe campus in the traditional sense. Students still join sororities and fraternities, but the activities are all 20 minutes away.

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Off-Campus Housing: There is only one off-campus housing complex directed at ASU students: Roosevelt Place, four blocks away from campus. While close and convenient, the price is still high. Though cheaper than Taylor Place, the cheapest option (a four bedroom, four bath) is in the high $7,000's per year. If you're looking for off-campus housing, I recommend going to Tempe. You still have the light rail to take you to DPC for class. Beware, Barrett students: exemptions are nearly impossible to get before your junior year. Talk to your Barrett advisors for better chances.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: College athletics, especially at ASU, are a big must. The DPC makes each game a big event since we're not on Tempe. The spirit is high and it's a great way to bond with people.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The dining hall is exactly what you would expect. Don't be fooled by your first trip on a campus tour; everything gets really boring after a few weeks. Also, don't be fooled by Devil's Greens. It's still run by the dining hall and has mediocre food; however, it's open late.

3 College Freshman

Computers: There are computer labs in Taylor Place, but they're not great. Cronkite has a sizable lab with lots of room for studying, but everywhere on campus, the wifi is pretty awful. I would recommend getting a router. Barrett students get free printing in the office in UCENT, but otherwise, I would recommend getting a printer to share with your roommate.

4 College Freshman

Weather: We only experience the blistering Arizona heat for the first few weeks of school. After that, it's pleasantly cool and sunny.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The Downtown Phoenix location offers students access to the YMCA and the brand-new Sun Devil Fitness Complex across the street from the University Center, 24/7 study locations in the Cronkite building, artwork and green space at Civic Space Park, all within a manageable range of just a few city blocks.

College Senior

Greek Life: I am not very familiar with Greek Life at any of the ASU campuses.


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