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

Athletics: Students are involved in everything. There is never a lack of something to do or a form of school involvement that you can become invested in if you wanted.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are decent programs but i have had the unfortunate experience of having to deal with professors who seem to not really care about the fact that they are teaching students and we would like to learn from them .

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There is always something to do. Especially if you know where to look.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Getting in the program is very easy as long as you follow all of the correct steps provided by your advisers. You don't enter the professional program until your junior year to make sure that you fully attend to teach in the future. So, along the first 2 years your advisers will gradually take you on the steps in order to get in the program (email alerts, advising session, workshop where the program is discussed fully).

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Tempe although not big has a pretty decent atmosphere. There is shopping, restaurants, and nightlife all around the campus. Also, Arizona in general offers lots of outdoor sport/recreation activities.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial Aid can be a hassle to some. Make sure that you do everything as soon as you get notice to do it, otherwise you will get holds on your account and might not receive your aid on time.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live at home but I've been to the Barretts dorms and they're really nice!

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: The cafeteria area is a nice social place to chat with friends and meet new people. The food at ASU west is fresh and has a variety of foods. The library is a great place to study and as three computer rooms, which means there will always be a computer available.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am currently in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU. The over all program is great and the workload is about average. I haven't been able to go into the classrooms because of work. The online classes give me flexibility and I don't have to worry about driving an extra hour a day to get to school and back. The teachers are responsive and help with the topics they are teaching.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Arizona State University has one of the best education programs in the US but their education program doesn't have all the subjects that a teacher can possibly teach. If you want to get an art teaching degree you have to go to the art college in ASU instead of the teachers college at ASU. Other than that ASU is a college that has a lot of programs, you just have to know where to look.

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.

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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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