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

Diversity: Acceptance to this school is very simple and there are no challenges to ethnic/racial diversity.the school is open to all international students worldwide

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Since I don't have a car I don't have to worry about parking. But for the people that do have a car, it is a living nightmare if it is not the weekend. $700 just for the student parking on my campus and the fines are more ridiculous than the ones the police give you.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I reside at the campus in downtown Phoenix, so if you are not 21 there isn't much to do and we don't have the convenience to go to any house parties outside of our campus to go to.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: The computer labs are very convenient, the prices for printing is not though.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living in Central Phoenix, there is quite a bit of driving required but it is much less expensive than the costs of living on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation is very good at ASU. There are plenty of shuttle services available as well as a light rail that passes right by campus.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is large variety of races at the main campus of ASU. However, the largest volume of students are most likely Asian or white. There appears to be a high level of acceptance of the ethnic diversity do to the large size of the student body and comprising of people from all over the world..

4 College Junior

Majors: The major selections are some of the most diverse of any university, with around 150 majors to choose from. It can be hard to distinguish the differences between the all the majors and selecting one can be hard.

4 College Junior

Weather: It is hot during most of the fall semester and cold during most of the spring semester. People complain about the blistering heat, but I prefer it over the cold. It can make walking to class uncomfortable and requires a lot of hydration.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of students at ASU, so it's hard for me to describe the culture as a whole. I mostly see the people there as mere acquaintances, but there are a few people who I could become dear friends with and others I would rather ignore.

College Junior

Greek Life: I have never been involved with any Greek life nor have I felt any indirect influence.

5 College Junior

Facilities: The Downtown Phoenix campus has state of the art athletic facility and an expansive library. There are many student events scheduled both at the downtown campus as well as at the main campus in Tempe such as football campus. There are alot of organizations available to join for any interest.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The Downtown campus of Arizona State is in the center of Phoenix social and cultural hub. It is also strategically situated to the local hospital. There is busing and trams closely located to the school. The main campus is located in Tempe which is about 12 minutes from downtown Phoenix. There are a couple of amusement parks located in Phoenix.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Arizona State has established field of study focused campuses. They have even established roommate connections that are field of study driven too. The Downtown campus is new and has everything a student would need in close proximity. The school requires new students to participate in a on-campus orientation prior to when school starts so that each student is able to get their student id, credit accounts and class schedules set up with coaches available to assist in every aspect.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There has been so much crime rate on ASU grounds. Girls are victims of sexual harassment on the daily while walking to and from class. Creeps drive around town late at night and stop to try to pick up girls on their bikes. It's such a shame

College Junior

Campus Housing: Under financial circumstances, I never got to live in the dorms

4 College Junior

Nightlife: There is a lot that goes on at ASU at night and there is something for every body to do.

5 College Junior

Majors: There was no difficulty getting into my program because they accept everybody as long as they continue to pass all classes with a B average.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Most of the housing options are exactly the same and the price varies very little. The school does not help find cheaper options so most people are stuck in the more expensive options. Many of the apartment options are not very safe, my bike was stolen within six months of moving in.

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4 College Junior

Majors: my program is very fun to be in. It Is filled with very supportive peers and very supportive faculty. I enjoy my major because all of the classes are interesting and they all pertain to my future career goals.

3 College Junior

Majors: I amvery happy with my program. It is very interesting and it allows for me to explore options that are outside of my major as well. My career goal is to become a dentist and I do not have any concerns about finding a job in my field.

4 College Junior

Majors: I have not had an internship but getting one is definitely in the plans. Having an internship gives you much more experience over another candidate has not had one. At least that's what I have been told.

3 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: I usually hangout with friends at my house on campus. Every now and then you hear a loud party across the street, but it's not very often. There is a club called Afterlife that some of the underage go to, but it is not where the of age crowd wants to hang. I would say Mill Avenue is a big spot for ASU students who are of age or have fake IDs. If my friends and I decide to go to Mill, we will drive to our friend's house then take the light rail. Risking driving under the influence is out of the question, especially after leaving Mill.

2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: We have the same options every time without driving a few miles. There is only one restaurant (Carl's Jr) that offers a student discount. The others are not too expensive; however, the health factor goes way down. The options are mainly your typical fast-food restaurants: Jack in the Box, McDonald's, Carl's Jr, Subway, etc.

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: It's horrible. The parking passes are outrageously expensive, and there is hardly anywhere to park when you do buy one. The parking and transit office cuts you no slack, so don't park where you are not supposed to. Even if you are visiting a friend in a dorm or have family in town—they will ticket them without concern, and there is nothing they will do to relieve you of the fine. Unacceptable!

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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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