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

Campus Strictness: I love that I feel safe in the city. Living downtown can be extremely scary, but the dorm has a great security team, along with ASU police and city police continuously patrolling downtown and the dorms.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus at ASU is very nice and easy to find your way around.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation is easy, convenient and cheap! The intercampus shuttles are a life saver and they're free! The light rail is also a great way to travel in the city as well.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid process has a few glitches and it is hard to know what scholarships and information is available. But overall the process has gone very smoothly once you contact the right person.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Although it's not terrible, I realized there were unfortunate side effects at the conclusion of my freshman year. I gained a few pounds because of the lack of healthy options in the dining hall. But I've made a commitment to myself to steer away from the fro yo machine!

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Very satisfied with the academics and preparation for my degree and job opportunities.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: One word describes student involvement at ASU: PHENOMENAL! Everywhere you go and whomever you talk to, it's hard not to hear, "Fork 'em!" School pride and tradition are clearly presented at a student's first visit to the school at orientation. I truly bleed maroon and gold! Go Devils!

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The area that ASU is in is great for jobs, athletics, churches.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am attending ASU because it is local and they offer the undergraduate degree that I need to continue on to my masters in the health care industry.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Aside from the move from free printing this past year, the network speed, reliability and computer lab access is widely available and easy to use. A personal computer is necessary, and it is much easier to carry around with me.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There is a lot to do in the local area around Arizona State University. Being in Tempe (if you are on the main campus), there are always great restaurants and bars if you are ever in the mood. Mill Avenue is a popular district for college students, and, even if that is not your cup of tea (or coffee!), there are always a lot of excellent restaurants and other places in the vicinity.

My only complaint is there is not much of a diversity in terms of restaurants, clubs, shopping districts, et cetera, as seen in other cities, and the transport, which has got better over the years, still seems really limited in reaching other areas of Tempe and the greater Phoenix area.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are a lot of places to eat on and off campus, and there is always some new place I am hearing about and wanting to try but I never get around to doing! There are great Asian eateries, hole in the wall places (such as great pizza and burgers!) and great Mexican fare in the local area, so I definitely recommend the food here!

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: There is a lot to do on campus in terms of activities, green spaces, restaurants and sports. Clubs are quite popular at the university, and there is a great choice of on and off campus dining for students that I find really convenient. Sports at Arizona State University are almost second to none!, and it is really fun to catch a game then and now because it is great to be part of such a dynamic and spirited crowd.

Overall, if you do come during the summer months, remember to wear sunscreen and stay in the shade because it can get DEADLY hot!

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Arizona State University seems to have a real laid back attitude in regard to activities, classes, life and sports. Of course, this can be taken negatively, as well as positively, but I think the university does a great job in professing a sense of success in students. I find tuition to be a lot cheaper than in other, more competitive universities (on both the East and West coasts), and I find classes to be more student oriented in terms of challenge and pace.

Then again, professors can be good or bad depending on their teaching style, and, seeing I have had a fair share of both, I find understanding the curriculum more important than anything else. Nonetheless, a bad professor can make all the difference to the latter, and I have had to retake classes because of this--statistics being one of them.

Overall, it is a great university for university life and sports in general, but it can have its downsides as well. If you are looking for Harvard or MIT, you are not going to get it here, but if you are looking for a laid back university with a moderate degree of competitiveness and overall satisfaction, look no further!

5 College Junior

Diversity: There is a vast diversity at Arizona State University. In a school with 70,000 students there's sure to be students from every corner of the globe as well as from several races and religions.

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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The cheaper apartments around campus are still very overpriced for what they are. The nice apartments are extremely expensive or far away.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not part of Greek life. It's not a huge part of the school. There are housing commons for sororities but I shared dorms with sorority and fraternity members. It's not really a status thing at the school nor does it determine your campus popularity. In other words, most people don't care whether you are in a fraternity or sorority or not.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The Phoenix metropolitan area is huge. There are many things to do. This can range from hiking to shopping.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: My program does tend to consume a lot of time, but that is true for any STEM major. I love the interdisciplinary nature of the biomedical engineering program in that my major map allows me to take such a wide, well-rounded selections of studies. The professors of the department are all currently active in research and are extremely approachable.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: My program did not have any specific application process. I applied with my declared major of biomedical engineering and was accepted to the university and to the College of Engineering.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: As the biomedical engineering field is still young in comparison to most other offerings, I understand that there is some shuffling to still occur as programs experiment with what best prepares their graduates for such an interdisciplinary field. That being said, there has been an annoying amount of recent and somewhat contradictory changes to the major map at ASU. However, I would choose my program again in a heartbeat for its wide variety of studies, great access to professors, and the hands-on lab experience that starts from year one.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I have not yet had an internship but plan on applying for positions for the summer of 2014. I will have completed my sophomore year in my program (biomedical engineering) and will so have a higher chance of being accepted into an internship. My program actually has a specific position for gathering internship information for students, a database I look forward to using to my advantage.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It is in Tempe, AZ. It is HOT! During the end of the spring semester and in the beginning of the fall it is still in the 110s to low 105s, however the winter is wonderful.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I did not live on campus due to the horror stories I heard!

3 College Sophomore

Computers: As a landscape architecture major I find myself in the computer lans all over campus all the time! With that said, I feel that most of computer labs on campus are pretty nice, however the labs could use to be bigger with more computers... More over in the event that the computers are all being take up, the wireless network works pretty well. The only big complaint I have is that printing (especially color and pictures for my art classes) is incredibly expensive!

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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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