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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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People from all over - lots of party types, but hey ... it is a party school.

Lots of attractive girls, and a good mix of girls / guys

4 College Freshman

Computers: Lots of labs are being upgraded, especially in the engineering areas.

Large monitors, plenty of ram and processing power, shared drives are more than sufficient.

A- Is because all systems aren't this way yet, but its in process.

3 College Freshman

Majors: The field of engineering is becoming more competitive then ever before.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't seem to have any problems commuting around ASU

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There seems to be a good handle on the whole no drug tolerance on campus.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Traffic seems somewhat nonexistent so it doesn't bother me much

3 College Sophomore

Academics: It is a great school with a diverse community, however, it is pricey!

3 College Senior

Nightlife: Mill Ave and Old Town are the most popular places to be; whether you're an ASU college student or not. There's tons of options and a variety of people!

4 College Junior

Academics: General education is not difficult, specialty schools are key for advanced academics

3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking at any university is going to be expensive which was the only problem I had with their parking. The cheapest lot is about a ten minute walk but well worth it if you carpool with others. Once you have figured out the layout of the school and where your classes are you learn different ways to park and places to park.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: There is a great environment at ASU. There are tons and tons of students who live on campus, or close to campus, that creates an atmosphere that you can relate too. There are mostly College students that live in the town (Tempe) so your neighbors are your friends, and your not having problems with your living situation.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I lived on campus for three years and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I highly recommend freshman living on campus in order to meet new people and experience what it's like. My sophomore and junior year I lived in upperclassmen dorms which were like apartments. I absolutely loved it all three years I lived on campus!

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: At Arizona state university the Greek life seems to be a big part of the school. It costs a lot of money in order to stay in Greek life but most of the frats and sororities are helpful to other students and the community.

4 College Senior

Transportation: Transportation is pretty good around Tempe. We have buses that run regularly as well as the light rail that runs to campus. ASU also has a safety escort that runs until 2am and will pick you up in the middle of campus and take you back to your dorm or to your car in the parking garage.

4 College Senior

Facilities: At the beginning of fall semester every year they have a tradition where all the students go and paint the A on 'A Mountain', everyone walks up and splashes white paint onto the A. It is a really cool tradition.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a good amount of aid the first years and now they take money away that i need because i do not want to accept a loan. I do not think that is acceptable.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: cost is expensive and having a roommate is a must.

4 College Junior

Academics: Arizona State is top 100 colleges and offer many online degrees.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: You can go nearby the Tempe campus and go to Mill Ave and enjoy Hooters and other nearby bars and restaurants. There is a variety of food at Tempe Marketplace.

4 College Junior

Academics: I have had professor's who are passionate about their careers and have inspired me to seek careers after college.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There are always local festivities happening, there is professional baseball, basketball, football and soccer available for attractions.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I do not feel unsafe on campus. There are email alerts about problems on campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: I feel there are a variety of restaurants near campus sites.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: The campus is really large and in the Summer, the heat definitely makes it difficult to get around. Just a few minutes outside is hard in 100+ degree heat.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There is a wide variety of people at ASU and there are many clubs and organizations that provide representations to many of the ethnicities and religions.


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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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