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

Facilities: ASU's facilities aren't the worst you'll ever see, but they aren't the best ever. Many of the classrooms are older but the business school is going through many renovations, Hassyama (dorms) are also quite new and a popular choice among incoming Freshman.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: To be honest, it's pretty average. It's not the greatest, but it's also not the worst you'll ever have. There's a selection of dining halls and a few on-campus other dining options. But there pretty normal, Taco Bell, KFC, etc.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Honestly, it really depends on the field that you go into. The business school for instance is a school that's looked highly upon (and is often where most of ASU's funding goes).

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are all kinds of guys and girls at this university. Guys ranging from hipster to nerds to jocks and then to douches. Girls have pretty much the same. You can definitely find a lot of sorority girls. Their conversations can get really weird and funny if you take the time to listen.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: It's never easy receiving financial aid; especially at an office where they change out workers every semester or so and they don't know what they need or what they are doing. It's very rough. However, there are a variety of scholarships and work study options. My advice, apply for the university scholarships, try to get work study, and apply for scholarships that are not related to the university. Avoid loans because they will come back to bite you. Only take them if you absolutely need them (from a student with lots of loan debt to pay off).

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't see or hear many people doing drugs. Mostly, it's just smoking or doing some hookah at home or off-campus. Alcohol and partying is much more popular

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Being under 21 makes nightlife a little difficult for incoming students. School ran activities and events are really the only night life things that students under 18 can do. Clubs do allow for events that are 18 and over, but it isn't that often.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Cutting edge! The off campus residences are brilliant high rises with plenty of beautiful built rooms, pools, and recreational areas. In short, these residences are excellent!

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is n real way of describing any general air about the students of ASU, as students tend to break into their groups, but all appear to be friendly enough and are always willing to help should you need it. Likewise to good character, there are plenty of hot girls who vary in character as they do in their love of fun.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There are many places to eat, but like everything else you will eventually get tired of it

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: ASU is in the process of renovating many of their freshman dorms. Staying on campus is definitely recommended although it can be a little pricey.

2 College Freshman

Parking: The parking is extremely overpriced at the Tempe campus. It's around $500-$600 for an annual parking pass. It's also common for car tires to melt while in the lot during the summer.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The health and safety of ASU is excellent, there are multiple medical aid locations on and around campus in case of an emergency and many members of the staff are first aid certified. In terms of security, there are always plenty of security officers around campus, especially at night, and the campus police are always on call and ready to disrupt any and all illicit activities; which there are very few of.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I absolutely love the honors college at ASU. Barrett the Honors College is a gem. The housing is superior to the rest of campus, though the new Hassyampa dorms nearly rival them. There was a helpful, accessible tutoring service specifically for Barrett students, though I have used the general ASU tutoring service and was very pleased with that as well. The dining is great at Barrett and average (but good) in the other dining halls on campus. The social scene is alive and very active; I had no trouble making friends my first year at ASU.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I love my school. It's fairly clean (even after weekends full of parties). I love the vegetation and general aesthetic of my Tempe campus. The athletic center is large and sufficient--though I typically avoid the weight room due to the male-dominate atmosphere. The Memorial Union is nice, has lots of food options, but not very many study/hang out options, especially for the number of students on campus. The library is large, but I rarely use it. There are many different green areas to lounge/study in. I love all of the free events/give-aways held on campus, and even the vendors set up on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Since I am not of age for the Tempe bar scene, there are not very many options for me. There are many parties, but other types of underage nightlife are few and far between. There are several underage clubs in Scottsdale I have been to, but transportation to there is only accessible by car.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I'd rate it is fairly average. What I really appreciate is the fact that Arizona State has a very efficient email alert response system, which sends out general alerts via email to all students. If you link your Arizona State email with your general email, it makes it much easier to receive the alerts directly to that email. I personally check my personal email far more than my student email so it simplifies things for me.

2 College Junior

Diversity: I'm from California and am very much used to a very diverse crowd. Unfortunately, the campus is dominated more by certain ethnic groups - predominately white middle class.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is stereotypical in the sense of parties, frat and sorority life ect. In my opinion it isn't as big a deal as other college campuses.

4 College Senior

Academics: My specific major employs a very hands on approach to prepare individuals for physically active careers as well as grad schools such as physical therapy. This is different from other degrees which minimize lab exposure and fundamental physical training. The workload is similar to that of kinesiology but a little less stringent and more general to accommodate a wider variety of possible post baccalaureate opportunities. The facilities have recently been upgraded due to the increase in applicants to the program and the faculty are very knowledgeable. Internships are simple to obtain but the job opportunities are entirely dependent on the students intentions.

4 College Senior

Majors: Getting into my major was easy since the requirements are minimal in comparison to similar degrees. This enables individuals who once were not serious to correct their ways and still have a chance at the career goal they intended upon.

3 College Senior

Transportation: The main campus at ASU costs too much to park at and they could expand the parking services. Downtown almost everyone has to drive (including myself) and it is overpriced. The public transportation system is set up well to coordinate with the influx of college students near the campuses.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Many of the guys and girls at Arizona State are very superficial. They usually worry about appearance in relation to physical looks, social behavior, and academic performance. For the most part, the girls dress very sensually, and many of the guys dress to reinforce a tough bravado. However, there are those who are less worried about appearances and are more sincere in their social interactions which usually deems that they are more academic driven. Overall, it is very easy to find a certain group of individuals that one is most comfortable with at ASU since the university is so huge and has multiple campuses.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Student teaching is a required internship for my major. I have already completed one internship for my bachelors and will do another one for my masters. The internship is not paid and is a full time commitment. For the masters they work with you and you can apply for an intern certificate so you can work full time and do the student teaching at the same time. The responsibilities are the same as a full time teacher. You have lesson plans, meetings, grading papers, etc. I have no concerns about finding an internship, since it will be apart of my job that I have already. I am just concerned about working full time and doing student teaching at the same time. It will be a lot of work.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: If you are applying for financial aid at ASU make sure you file your FAFSA early and enter apply for loans.

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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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