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Tempe, AZ
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50,484
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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College Junior

Guys & Girls: The Havasu Campus is new and there aren't a lot of students enrolled yet, because there are only 4 programs at the moment. It seems like a pretty laid back environment.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: The only nightlife I know about is the after dark helpers that escort you back to your dorm hall if you do not want to walk back by yourself, free of charge.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Arizona State University takes a huge part on keeping the campus clean and alcohol/drug free. Even if you are 21 years of age, and living on campus, alcohol is strictly prohibited.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a variety of dining options on campus, but there are many more options within walking distance off campus as well. There are good fast food joints, along side the sit down restaurants down the streets.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There are many choices for off-campus dining such as restaurants, pubs, cafes, bars, and grills. There are cheap and slightly expensive places.

3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Public Transportation is really convenient and it runs late. There are buses but there is also a light rail that runs late as well.

2 College Senior

Weather: I give the weather a C because the first couple months of Fall semesters as well as the last couple months of Spring semesters can be miserable at times due to the extreme heat...especially on such a big campus where you have to trek 1+ miles in the heat to get to class. However, the months in between are so amazing, it's almost a shame to be stuck indoors during lectures.

College Junior

Campus Strictness: I do not live on campus so this is not applicable for me. However from what I understand if you are caught violating any rules on campus the penalties are pretty stiff

5 College Junior

Majors: I had an internship recently and it was a great experience! It was in the field of community nutrition. I really got a feel for the field and got some much needed experience

3 College Junior

Facilities: The facilities at the Downtown Campus are very modern but at the Main campus in some areas they are a bit rundown

5 College Junior

Majors: I am a Dietetics Major and I really enjoy the Nutrition program. The professors are all very knowledgeable and helpful. I really feel like they want me to succeed

4 College Junior

Facilities: I am at the Downtown Campus and enjoy the quality of the labs and classrooms, particularly for the Nutrition Department. The kitchens for the culinary classes are state of the art

4 College Junior

Majors: I am currently a Nutrition student at Arizona State, and I hope to use my degree to go into the field of community nutrition. I chose to pursue a career in nutrition because that is where I thought I could make the most impact in my community. I always wanted to be a nurse or a doctor so I could help people but I came to find out that I am quite squeamish around blood. I might not be able to fix someone's broken bone but I can make sure they get enough calcium so it doesn't break so easily. It is my hope that if the leaders of the future have a solid foundation built on quality nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, they can live up to their full potential. I am also very passionate about food, so I believe nutrition is the perfect marriage of science and culinary arts. I believe in fresh, locally grown organic food. I want to change the world one plate at a time! It is so rewarding to do something for the greater good. I believe by putting positivity out into the universe you will in turn receive it. I’m simply paying it forward.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The lightrail runs right through campus and can take you pretty far and it runs late. There is a lot of stuff on mill just west of campus late night for people who wish to drink. One can usually find a party every thursday through Saturday. If youre underage and don't like they party scene then there comedy shows in the Memorial Union and other activities organized by MU after dark. There are also a lot of events held by your residential community that can fall under Nightlife categories. Dorm quiet hours started at 11pm weeknights and 2am weekends but even my CA and floor never really cared, we would still watch loud movies and game regardless. Only mattered during finals week when a 24 hour quiet hour was instilled.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: At Arizona State you can find every type of person. From the frat guys and sorority girls to international students. ASU is a melting pot of different types of people. Because of the large student population, it allows for many different types of people to be found there. You'll find locals, but you'll also find many exchange students and out-of-staters.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Its Hot, its freaking Arizona......

but only for the first month and a half then its nice until the last month and a half of second semester. You shouldnt need more than a light jacket. It gets windy though and storms a couple times but it is usually clear and sunny

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not apart of Greek life at Arizona state University although many people choose to and it is a thriving component of the University community.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: if you want em you can find em but if you dont you dont have to worry about it. Your roommate might have em in which case you might want to switch if you wish to avoid a hairy situation. there is hookah being smoked often at night around campus but supposedly the school is going tobacco free so all of this should go away.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Arizona State University has a great transportation system. They have shuttle buses that can take you from campus to campus. Many of the campuses are also located by the light rail. All campuses are close by a freeway as well.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Students on campus are attractive if you like the west coast look. Very beachy, short shorts, long hair, and skinny ladies are the usual. The guys have a better mix but tend to be pretty cocky. I try to focus on my schoolwork rather than the looks of my classmates.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Hands down one of the best campuses for student life. Before even applying when I visited campus everyone mid semester was wearing ASU clothing. The spirit alone captivated me. The sporting events and rallies are high spirited and fun. The student resources and advisors are always there to help you any way they can. Definitely one of the best.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Tempe is located in an amazing area not far from Phoenix. Also 5 minutes from campus is Mill ave where all the bars are located. There is a zoo 15 minutes away as well as several museums. The Grand Canyon and lake havasu are both 5 hours away, a drive but well worth the trip.

College Sophomore

Computers: I am completely unsure. I have always found myself at the library to study on my laptop where I find great peace of mind and solitude.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: A lot of police presence, I have never felt unsafe or seen any foul play. Any events that happen on campus are immediately notified via text or email when they happen and are resolved. Beautiful campus and overall great and friendly staff.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of off-campus options but not many healthy ones.

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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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