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

Off-Campus Dining: I'm a vegan so it's important as a college student for me to be able to have a place to get quick, cheap, take-out that suits my diet. The campus at ASU in Tempe fits those needs with various vegetarian and vegan restaurants close by, many of which do delivery. Also, at many of the non-vegetarian restaurants, there are vegan and vegetarian options available because they know that a lot of people in the area are veg. Like Mellow Mushroom--a super famous pizza joint on Mill Avenue that has a bar, great music, TVs, serves meat, but also has vegan cheese options and tofu and tempeh toppings for your sandwiches and pizzas.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are a lot of top notch professors here who are widely recognized in their fields. Whenever reading articles on separate websites, it is not uncommon for me to see references--or even studies--from Arizona State. This is most true for the sciences, especially physics, geology, and biology. I have met or seen several famous scientists here.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I was in the School of Life Science and I couldn't have received a better experience. I came into SOLS at a time where they were really working on reforming the structure of their classes and curriculum. The faculty and administration is superb and you won't find such friendly people who are willing to go out of their way to help you--even if they don't know you that well--if they see that you are a hard worker.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The best part of ASU's West campus was that I felt safe most of the time; however, there have been some incidents (mostly at the Tempe campus). Although having ASU Alerts were great, at least I felt safer at the West campus (smaller environment) than in the Tempe campus (college town).

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The facilities most of the time were clean and well-maintained. The only disadvantages to ASU is that since Tempe is the main campus, they do not provide one near Northeast Phoenix areas.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Most of the student activities were okay at best, but was unable to attend almost all of them. The Memorial Union at times was busy, but during quiet times was good.

4 Recent Alumnus

Computers: The computer labs (i.e. Computer Commons) at ASU were easy to access for students and the best part about them was that they supplied backup drives for students to keep up their work. The only disadvantages to the computer labs was a few times during my last one or two semesters - the computers were completely hacked and the system was shut down. My best recommendation for students was to back up their work on their own computers or laptops.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: The campus had great options for transportation in town. For example, they had commute such as light rail, bus passes, and the best was taking the intercampus shuttles (charter buses), which was free to students and faculty. The only disappointment was the parking permits, which was an additional cost per semester or academic year.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: ASU is located in downtown Tempe right next to mill avenue which is full of bars restaurants and shopping stores, its also close to Tempe Market place which is just a short bus ride away.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: ASU is very diverse and very accepting, its quite liberal

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are all types of people at ASU. A university this large has a home for everyone and I feel that no one should feel left out or alone and that there are always people here that you can fit in with. ASU also has one of the best looking student populations in the nation so there is always that too.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am a Film Making Practices major and am hoping to get into the Film Making Productions major map next semester. I really enjoy my major and feel that the classes available and offered are of an excellent variety and all pertain to my major. I cannot wait to see what else is in store for me down the line in my academic career.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I am a Barrett the Honors College at ASU student and their dining facilities and food is top notch. It really is very good and the only complaint I have is that I feel the Barrett Dining Meal Plans are too expensive when compared to standard meal plans.

3 College Student

Scholarships: I haven't really had any financial aid experience I'm just getting started I'm going to be a senior this fall 2013 and I just want to get ahead I recommend to start early for less stress when it comes to applying for college.

3 College Student

Majors: I work at tj max that's have my internship my pay 7.80$ an hour my responsibilities are to greet customers friendly in a professional matter, to help customers find what's just right for them. My professional training was getting ready for my CNA degree.

2 College Junior

Diversity: It could be more diverse but it is not the worth either.. its neutral, there is just no other way to put it.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Studying Biological Sciences as a major is not as easy as many might think, especially when trying to juggle that and the requirements of being an honors student. The labs are long and the material is pretty heavy, but if you keep a good work ethic and try your best, you will do just fine. The professors are all interesting and very helpful, almost as if they understand how difficult their concepts are to grasp. I personally enjoy the major a great deal. The things you get to see and do as a Biology student as both fascinating and fun, enabling you to meet interesting people and do exciting things all the while learning about the fundamentals of life. As a Biological Sciences major, you are given an entire division of the university devoted to finding research positions for you and your peers which offers you plenty of opportunities to intern at both on campus and off campus research facilities.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The area is beautiful, but the congestion of traffic can, at times, be difficult to manage. That said, the university boasts plenty of recreational facilities and shopping locations for those interested; likewise, there is a library for every major topic located around campus that is both stunning in appearance and quality of material possessed. There are some occasional instances of safety issues during the nights for those who venture a bit too far from campus, but in totality the campus is extremely safe.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I myself am not much into athletics, so my opinion is VERY limited in terms of education. However, I have noted a great degree of student pride in the athletic program which often wins against opponents of the university, so I should imagine it is very good. The pride at ASU is great, but not so much that it is annoying, meaning that there will be no painted streakers running through campus. Student life takes sports seriously, but not fanatically, making it a very good school for both those who adore sports and those who could not care less.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I came to Arizona State University because of money, I will not lie to any reader of this post, and being subjected to the common stereotypes regarding ASU, it being a party school where only the "hopeless" go to get "educated," I felt that I might have made a poor decision. However, I found that after the first two weeks the school was actually a great place for those who wanted to learn. The university offers a myriad of great resources to assist students struggling with a concept of a class, the professors are not only knowledgeable, but extremely helpful to those in need of assistance. The campus, despite some segments currently under development is beautiful and perfectly equipped to support the needs of any student, even if a "necessity" of one's college life is a green lawn and neo-classical architecture.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: ASU is one of the best places for a social life! The night scene has many feautres! Great nigh clubs, bars, etc.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I wish I would have joined a sorority! I will my next semester!

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I actually live at home. It isn't the best situation, but commuting is not that bad.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Although there are tons of apartments in the Phoenix area, finding one that is available is tricky! I've looked at tons of them and they would show you a model, but then they say "oh, we will have to put you on a waiting list." So frustrating, why couldn't they say it wasn't available in the first place?

4 College Junior

Academics: I am satisfied with the education I am receiving but it is not an easy business college. I am a business management major and there are plenty of internship opportunities as well as opportunities within the business college to excel. The teachers are all very helpful it seems like which makes the experience much better and the opportunity for success better as well.

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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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