Tempe, AZ
Tuition (in-state)
$22,977 ($9,724)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 6427 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: I LOVE BEING AN ARIZONA SUN DEVIL!! The gold and maroon runs through your veins. There is ALWAYS something to do on campus whether you join a club, meet new friends, or go to your hall events. The facilities are well kept and the Memorial Union has so much food! They get through the lines quickly so there is little to no wait. There is so much space to spend time doing homework out on the grass and during the spring all the trees and flowers are in bloom! Absolutely love it.

4 College Freshman

Weather: I won't give an A+ because of the cold in winter, even though its only in like the 60's and stuff it feels pretty cold. There are days in november and december I could wear shorts and sun dresses still though so that is the best part. As for the rest of the year weather is amazing and really hot sometimes but we just need to hydrate regularly and then you'll be good!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek has the parties and you always see them around campus with events and stuff. If you join them you'll get the hook ups for parties which is great but I also know that they are really tight together. Basically the greeks are fun and you'll love it if you join but if you don't you'll be good too!

5 College Senior

Weather: The weather is great in AZ! It can be hot at the begining of the school year but a tan top and shorts fixes that real quick! i love the weather and how it accomidates our school!

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5 College Senior

Nightlife: The nightlife at ASU is a lot of fun. There is a strip called mill avenue very close by with all the bars clubs and social get togethers that you could think of. The atmosphere on mill avenue is great, especially with the new Tempe town lake right at the end of mill avenue that they have now, Not to mention all of the events that take place at tempe beach park from runs, charity events, the iron man ect..

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4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: The Tempe campus at ASU is very vibrant and diverse. Mill avenue is near by with lots of shopping, nighlife and eating, all of the locals go and its a great way to meet new friends and class mates. Near by is also tempe town lake our beautiful man made lake right on the boarder of campus, its vary romantic and a great scenery. sports are great at asu and the town definitley shows asu school spririt. Campus safety is great as well with a number of emergency phones all over the place.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: I think that the financial aid process is not the issue i believe that it is the criteria in which you are graded based on need is the issue. College is hard enough and having to live paycheck to paycheck and get amazing grades is extremly hard. A broader range of criteria should be established when determining the need factor for students when it comes to college money.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Tons and Tons of restaurants close to school or within a short drive or bike ride. Plenty of variety in price, culture and portion sizes.

3 College Senior

Nightlife: Mill provides a good place to go with a variety of clubs and bars with easy access to safe public transportation like cabs or the lightrail.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I came to Arizona State University to attend the W.P. Carey school of Business. It is ranked one of the top thirty business schools in the world and has many learning as well as networking opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: ASU Main is the most diverse campus by far, because they have people from all over the world. There are many different races and religions at ASU, and for the most part they are all tolerated.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The Downtown housing (Taylor Place) is fantastic for freshmen! The dorms are very nice and pretty spacious. I really like the sense of community that you get as a freshmen, and you can get to class in 5 minutes.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The ASU campus police are always around and always make their presence visible. In the dorms Downtown, they walk up and down each floor occasionally to make sure that everything is under control. They are outsides and inside each building that is occupied by ASU students. I have never felt unsafe while on the campus. There is a lot of security, like swiping your badges to get into the dorms and security cameras in every hallway and elevator.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities at ASU are extremely good and serve their respective purposes well. The new and the old both are reliable and extremely helpful.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: If you can't drink or smoke, then the various nightlife outlets will be limited. If not, you can have a fantastic time with good people and good fun. The ASU crowd definitely knows how to party hard if your into it and if not there are plenty of other options for folks who aren't looking to get too crazy. Something for everyone!

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The ASU Polytechnic campus has excellent facilities, dining and architechture. The helpful staff are always available and one's fellow students are always there to lend a helping hand! Love the campus and everyone on it!

4 College Freshman

Facilities: There is always something to do at ASU. For starters, there are more than 500 clubs on campus, and students are allowed to start a club that ASU might not have. Speakers and scientists come every day to ASU to talk about a recent discovery or work in progress that is being done in real life, which gives an insight as to what is going on in the modern world. Concerts, comedy shows, plays and other events are advertised well in advance, and many of these performances are held on campus. The best turnouts recently have been for a standup comedy show, B.o.B. concert and Mac Miller concert. I cannot go on to describe all the amazing events and programs that have been held within this last semester at ASU without writing a short story. This is why I believe that ASU is definitely one of the most unique colleges we have in the United States and that it gives the largest variety of activities and involvement opportunities to its students.

1 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Since ASU has become a "dry" campus, the police have been buckling it down on underage drinking and being under the influence of illegal substances. Any parties held within walking distance from campus have been busted within an hour. As for drinking in the door, "quiet hours" have been put in place starting at 9:00pm to make it easier for Community Assistants to search dorm rooms and find alcohol. This is not the sort of place you would want to hold a large and loud party at. And any party that's advertised on Facebook or Twitter is almost guarunteed to be busted by the police.

3 College Freshman

Parking: There are usually open parking spots on campus. However, that is only because on-campus parking must be payed for in advance. The price of this increases with convenience, the most expensive being the closest to campus. If you have money to spend, then there is no problem at all. Because many college students are typically short on money, I would say the parking situation is only fair--not great.

4 College Junior

Weather: If you take summer classes, and at the the end of the Spring semester, it is really hot, and you will need water. The rest of the year, the weather is great. Occasional rain, but nothing serious, and it never snows.

1 College Junior

Parking: Parking is terrible. People complain "Freshmen don't get good parking" or "All students don't get good parking", but nobody gets good parking. There are garages that are closeish to class, but they are expensive and if you get there at the wrong time you will park on the fourth floor or the roof. There is a cheaper garage that is very far away, but your car will be broken into there at least once a year, and possibly stolen. There are parking lots, but they're not much cheaper, also fill up, and the sun will destroy your car.

I'm looking into other ways to get to class for next year, including biking and the light rail. There are a lot of bike racks (which also sometimes fill up!) and the light rail stops on campus.

4 College Junior

Majors: Getting into Ira A. Fulton and Barrett is slightly harder than the rest of ASU, but any good student can get in those two. Barrett had a separate application which required letters of recommendation and an essay or two, but it was less than for a private college such as Stanford.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics at Arizona State, in general, have shown to be very disappointing.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Plenty of computer labs/libraries at ASU. This semester there was free printing which was so nice. And the speed is average, depending on where you are. Printing is easy, but there are usually people there to help you if needed. However it's still nice to have your own computer and printer because when it's busy at the library and you have to print something "real quick" before your next class it can sometimes be a hassle.
I did give an A because the printing was free and at the computer lab I go to, there are rarely other people and I can quick get in and get out. However this rating does fluctuate with the computer lab you are in.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: In my opinion, the Tempe campus has a lot of stuck-up jocks and preps. I never really got to know anyone there; no one was very friendly. I will say this though: LOTS of hot guys for people watching! At the Polytechnic campus though, it's much smaller and has a more community feeling. There are all kinds of cool people on the Polytech campus, and you can really get to know them because there aren't so many distractions from the huge feeling of the campus around you. The guys here are pretty cute too, if you're into the nerdy type -- most of the people on this campus are the science majors.


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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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