Location
Tempe, AZ
Undergrads
50,484
Tuition (in-state)
$22,977 ($9,724)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 6350 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug scene at ASU is fairly big, it depends on who your friends are though. You can choose not to be in the scene but you may not have as many friends.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I'm in the W.P Carey School of Business. The work load and classes are expected because it's a business school. However, I think the extra 1,000 dollar fee for being in the business school is absolutely ridiculous. However, the counselors are very helpful and help you find scholarships and internships that will help you in the future.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are people of many different races and religions at ASU. However, the different races tend to stick together.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing is nice but it's extremely expensive. It's nice because the dorms are very close to classes but I wish there were more food options that would work with meal plans.

4 College Freshman

Weather: It's often really sunny, and most of the time it's going to be either warm, or very hot. It gets tiring to walk to classes in the heat, but there's little chance of having to walk around during heavy rains, which is good. Overall, the heat can make it a little exhausting, but it's super nice in general.

3 College Senior

Transportation: It really depends what kind of transportation you are taking. Driving sucks, avoid it if at all possible! The parking lots are over priced and if your first class is at 12pm, good luck finding a spot that isn't 2 miles away from campus. Although there are places around Mill that are either free or will give you an hourly ticket, but leave at around 9pm, meaning you just have to wait them out, which isn't a problem if you have a late evening class.

The Phoenix bus system is old, and they don't have the most reliable schedule at times. I prefer the Tempe Orbit system, which is smaller, but free and easy to use. Also the Metro Light Rail is a great way to get from the down town campus to central campus.

Biking is a really convenient option if you live close to campus. Tempe is a pretty bike friendly city with plenty of bike lock ups and paths.

For security, ASU does offer a pick up student for those that live close to campus and had a late night at the library, sorority function, ect.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: Job employment at ASU has lots to do with social interaction. Keeping connected with key people allows someone to socially connect to opportunities from a wider audience view . Keeping your own private job reference base is a good play on your network friendliness.

4 College Freshman

Majors: My career strengths are creation, whether in collaboration with another, or independent self paced workflows. There is a means of structure that many play on the fields with and most attempt to imitate to better their means. I want to become a director, and producer. Possibly after many, many jobs relevant to the major companies in Hollywood, California.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm through to the stage in my adult life where I want to receive higher education, and in the timeframe I am allowed for career building I'd like to intern somewhere relevant to the field I am currently earning a degree in. Things relevant to production, and media; as well as future security development.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The program had interesting discussions and review for the content, they followed study topics pretty closely. The program was full paced and adequate for even a hungry intellect. You can study the various topics.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I think the campus can be pretty strict. You can drink a lot at the apartments and not get caught. I think the dorms are a lot more strict though. Also, in Arizona, the punishment for underage drinking is an MIC (MInor In Consumption), which goes on your criminal record. On the East Coast, when cops break up a party they just make you pour out everything and tell everyone to go home. Not in Arizona. An MIC goes on your record and stays with you for life. Just for underage drinking. Ridiculous.

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3 College Sophomore

Computers: The computers are okay, can be pretty slow, especially if you're trying to print things in a rush.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is usually hot 8 months of the year, and the other 4 months are a lot cooler.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school a lot of security on campus, whether it is police officers to late night guards.

4 College Junior

Transportation: There are plenty of bus routes nearby, traffic for parking on campus could be much worse, and the light rail is very convenient-- there are 2 stops on campus, and there is a special U-pass for ASU students that is $150 for a whole year, which is a significant discount from what a student would pay buying an all-day light rail pass each day.

1 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The fact that my campus is in Downtown Phoenix makes it hard to get away with anything. There are constantly police officers driving around the dorms, there are police officers on bikes and that walk around the campus. In the dorms there is security and you have to use your ID to get into the building and to activate the elevators. The CA's on duty in the dorms are also strict. If you get caught drinking its a write up and a meeting with the dean. If you get caught with any illegal drugs they call the police on you and search your room. The police also go inside the building and do daily rounds where they walk around the halls.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The students at ASU vary from race, size and sexual orientation. ASU is like a melting pot of diversity. I go to the downtown campus and there are a lot more older students versus younger, The boys vary from being extremely intelligent to being hippie loving men. Most of the girls are brunette and petite.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Good if you are into the Greek Life which I was as an undergraduate but not for my LL.M. program.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: A decent amount of financial aid was given to me as an instate student

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1 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The downtown campus is much much smaller than the tempe campus

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The gym is amazing and everyone uses it to a full extent.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: My school's nursing program is very difficult to stay it, but well worth the challenge

5 College Junior

Nightlife: If you are over 21 the bars on Mill ave are almost a good time every weekend. There are not many options for under 21 students though.

4 College Junior

Academics: WP Carey School of business is why I came to ASU because they have one of the top business programs in the nation. The professors have great knowledge of the subject they teach and a willing to pass that along to you. The workload can be a little overwhelming at times.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Printing is free, but the wireless internet does not work at times.

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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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