Location
Tempe, AZ
Undergrads
50,484
Tuition (in-state)
$22,977 ($9,724)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are tons of freshman dorms, and for the most part they have some pretty nice activities. Hassy and Barret are the best dorms to live in, and they all have some source of food relatively close.

2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus police have started to crack down because at the beginning of every school year kids get crazy. As the year goes on it dies down and it isn't that bad. They also send out text reports for anything from a gas leak to a shooting near by.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Arizona State offers a lot of parking options, but they are all costly and some days if you come during the rush of classes, it can be hard to find a parking spot.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Tempe is a very festive location with many different experiences available. From its proximity to Tempe Town Lake, to the variety of bars and restaurants on University Dr, ASU is in an ideal location. The only downside is it is located in the middle of a bustling city, without much aesthetic appeal.

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College Sophomore

Transportation: I live far from the school and cannot utilize any campus transportation.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: So far the process has been the easiest that I have experienced to date. Almost all I was able to complete online. I only wish there were more scholarship opportunities available.

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5 College Junior

Drug Safety: I have never seen any drug issues at the West campus. I think I've heard of one or maybe two incidents at the Tempe campus but they were handled very well by campus security and the local police department.

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5 College Junior

Facilities: The west campus is real easy to get around in. It's small, one of the things I loved about it. I didn't have to worry about getting lost. They are really good on the first couple days of school to have some people outside helping you find classes if you need them too, but since we only have 4 buildings that hold classes and they're all right by each other, it's hard to get lost and not find what you need. The lecture halls and class sizes are done really well and there's enough room to move around in when needed. Also in every class there's more than one handicap seating available and I found that to be really nice.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: I'm not sure about at the Tempe campus, but at the West campus people are not all that worried about how the athletes/sports groups are doing. Not entirely sure they care. I've seen bits and pieces for the Tempe campus and I think that over there, it's a much bigger deal.

5 College Junior

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet. When going into my degree you are forced into researching all of your career options in the very beginning so you can see the reality of what will be available after graduation. The pay isn't spectacular, but considering I'll love what I'm doing; I'm not too worried about it. It is, however, more than what I would get if I didn't go to college and work so hard to get my degree, and that is enough for me.

5 College Junior

Majors: I love my program. I was and am unhappy about the type of math I have to take (the last math required) but I am overall very happy with my program. I loved that I didn't have to take it at just one campus, I had a choice and was able to choose the one closest to me. Also for my degree, there are two options. BS, and BA.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There's only a very few restaurants (mostly fast food) that are within walking distance. There's only two places close to the west campus.

5 College Junior

Majors: I love prep harm as my major because it's challenging I have no worries about finding a job after I graduate because pharmacists are always in high demand

5 College Junior

Athletics: Large variety of sports if I ever chose to be an athlete

5 College Junior

Computers: Great, high speed computers. There's always an available computer

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The options for dinning here are great. They have tons of Vegan and Vegetarian options including "Meatless Mondays" in the main dining halls where all of the main course meals are Vegan and Vegetarian friendly. The MU has two floors with tons of options. Pappa Johns, Taco Bell, Qdoba, Einsteins, Subway, Jamba Juice, and Burger King are all located in the MU as well as buffet style dining hall, "Pitchforks". There are also multiple halls and restaurants dotted along campus. The recently renovated Manzi has a brand new buffet style dinning hall as well. There is tons of options to mix up your daily meals.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Public Transportation is amazing. For $1, you can get a one ride pass on the metro. This then allows you to go from campus, to the Airport for a dollar without having to deal with catching buses and taxis. Getting to Phoenix via light rail is also easy, it's cheap and takes you right into the heart of the city. Day passes are $4, and allow you to take trains back and forth as you need. Taxis are very quick, however they can get expensive. All of the transportation runs full time and is very easy to access.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: ASU almost feels like an international hub. There are so many people from so many different places, all with different religious and political backgrounds. I have met people from almost every state and from many different countries including China, Japan, India and various countries from Europe.

On top of the amount of diversity, there are many clubs related to diversity. There are clubs for sexuality, race, religion and political views. Each of which meet weekly and allow members to meet people with similar backgrounds.

5 College Senior

Campus Strictness: So long as you are being respectful and do not have drugs or alcohol, the campus is a great, laid-back place if you want it to be. That being said, there is a serious study-environment if you want that.

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4 College Senior

Parking: There is always available parking and the parking staff is very diligent about watching what goes on in them. That means that the vehicles are relatively safe, but that one will be quickly fined if one lacks a permit.

4 College Senior

Computers: The computers are always available and generally work pretty well for the basic things, like internet and paper writing. The IAP students have access to the more advanced software they need.

4 College Senior

Transportation: The intercampus shuttle is great, but I wish that it ran on the weekends. That being said, I understand that gas is expensive and that the buses don't always have passengers, but must run anyways. I can make do without the weekend buses, but it would be nice.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There's so much diversity in ASU. There's all types of students. We have the banging hot chicks to the regular hot chicks. lol

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2 College Freshman

Weather: The weather at ASU is pretty bad against the heat. In the summer, the average is over 105. It doesn't start getting cool until October and that's barely between 80 degrees and 85 degrees. It starts getting warm again by February and hotter by the month. Don't be surprise if it gets over 115.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The downtown ASU campus recently opened its new gym right next to the YMCA gym this Fall 2013. I would have to say that it is by far the best gym that I have been to. It is also joined with the YMCA and there's plenty of equipment for everyone.

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Jade Riley
Hometown
Glendale, AZ
Major
Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology
Grad Year
2013
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Arizona State is like no other university in the country. With a large, vibrant, and exciting student body that truly makes the campus unique, there is no arguing that ASU is by any means a boring place to be for the next four years of your life. As soon as you step onto ASU's campus, you will feel the immense amount of positive and exciting energy that gives you sense of belonging. Even though there are so many students around campus, you will be sure to find a niche to call your own. College is the time to find yourself and truly learn who you are as you prepare for the real world. ASU provides the perfect environment to challenge you to make "adult" decisions, and you won't always, but by the end of it all, you will mature into a dedicated individual!

Even though students will struggle with all-nighters, sports practice, parking tickets, and trying to recover from a great night, many of them couldn't ask for anything else. There will be times that you are drowning in homework and studying, but by the end of it all, you will look back and laugh. Your peers help you get through the tough times and make those social outings even more fun. ASU knows how to party hard, but when it comes to crunch time, we pull it off well. The kids here know how to have a great time, the nightlife and social settings are extremely fun, the academics are quite challenging—especially when you apply yourself and take it seriously—but most importantly, students will leave prepared for post-graduation and taking on the world. ASU is a fantastic place to meet new people and a great way to experience life in the great southwest. But don't take my word for it—come on out and experience it for yourself!

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