Tempe, AZ
Tuition (in-state)
$22,977 ($9,724)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 7087 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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!

4 College Junior

Computers: Seems like most have their own computer so not bad

3 College Junior

Transportation: There are plenty of options to choose from for public transportation. There is also a bus that runs from 7pm-2am most nights for getting across campus area safely. The free orbit bus though could use a few more routes for more areas.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's definitely convenient to live on campus. The dorm I liked best was Sonora because it was incredibly spacious and each room consisted of a living room which served as a much needed buffer room. Hassyampa and Barrett are nice as well because of how new they are. You definitely have to make the best of the dorm life and have fun with your neighbors and the events that are held.

4 College Junior

Weather: The first month or two seem the worst having to walk the huge campus in the heat, but the rest of the school year consists of the perfect outdoor weather.

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2 College Senior

Campus Strictness: There is little enforcement of attending classes, which as an adult who has a busy life I appreciate. The campus lets adults be adults, but still enforces the laws as they are needed to be enforced.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Alcohol remains prevalent on campus. However drugs, excluding marijuana are not seen or discussed.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Lighting on campus is prevalent as well as visibility of campus police.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I just switched my major to Biology, so will have to wait and see.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I had no problems getting into my Biology major. The counselors were very helpful.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere is very urban and modern. There is Mill Avenue, which is the focal point for many outings, nice eateries, interesting shops, and museums. You can find all sorts of people around Tempe, which is what makes the atmosphere exciting and easy to find a niche.

4 College Junior

Academics: There is a wide array of opportunities at Arizona State University. You're bound to find an internship, research opportunity, or fellowship that interests you. Additionally, the numerous free on-campus tutoring locations that is offered is massively effective for attaining a better understanding of material and reviewing concepts. The professors are typically more than wiling to put the extra effort for you if you merely go up and ask them. It's all about speaking up and being your own advocate because the opportunities are endless and are waiting to be grabbed.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I love the facilities! ASU is literally like a mini town. It has a massive gym, a three story food court with everything from fast food to gourmet vegan food. There are 5 libraries, a general one, a science library, music, and architecture, and Law. There are dozens of green spaces good for quiet studying, and there are campus events almost every day.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Honestly I didn't have any issue with it, and I didn't hear about drug use from anyone else. In the dorms I heard one person talk about weed, but that was it. ASU is a smoke free campus and most of the students don't do drugs, or at least they dont talk about it.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are so many facilities. From the gym, to the computer labs, to the help desks for every class that really help students understand. ASU is full of valuable resources.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They have a wide variety, but the entry forms are all the same and there is no indication on when you find out if you won.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is a nightmare at ASU. An annual pass will cost you around $500-$600, and the lots are on the opposite side of the main classrooms. Id say about a 30 minute walk to the nearest one, so leave early.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Arizona State University is the largest public university in the country, and the campus boasts their 56,000 student level. The buildings are all aesthetically beautiful and large enough to appear like a city. The student recreation center is one of the nicest buildings I've ever been in. Throw in the food court, Memorial Union (Student center), underground library, and all the campus events (athletic events, water slides, clubs to join) and you have one of the best campuses nationwide.


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Jade Riley
Glendale, AZ
Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology
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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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