Tempe, AZ
Tuition (in-state)
$22,977 ($9,724)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 7037 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Hassy so I loved it, it was very clean and HUGE for two girls. Everyone on the floors love each other and many students go out with their entire dorm floors for the first couple weeks. It's also the most expensive option but for hot water that never fails and a bathroom only shared with 3 other people, totally worth it. PV East and West, Best, Hayden, and Sonora are all crappy. They're farther away from actual campus (i.e. the classes, gym, MU, SRC), the wifi and hot water constantly go out, you have community bathrooms, and the foods more eh. But those are the more cost efficient options so it's a toss up.

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5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Mill Avenue is amazing if you're 21+, but don't try to go there with a fake I.D. or an idea that if you have huge tits you'll get in for free. Generally costs are low and the bars&clubs are bumping, but you have to be of age. The frat parties are great but we don't have a frat row and the police tend to find the parties within 2-3 hours. Thankfully there's multiple every Thursday, Friday and Saturday so you can always party hop, if you're a girl. Cabs aren't outrageous, plus there are pledges at disposal if you're close with the fraternity members.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Classes are more difficult than you would expect. The university is trying to change it's image not only from a party school, but also from an "easy" school. There are some great professors but there are also professors that are full of themselves or have accents so thick you can't understand a word they're saying. We're still on semesters which I'm a fan of and it makes registration a lot more bearable since you only have to deal with the system and the guidance counselors twice a year.

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3 College Junior

Weather: The weather is always sunny its Arizona. It can be unbearable when it reaches 100 degrees but they even offer online classes if you live on campus. Hello staying in pajamas all day and still at college.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: There are many diversities at ASU. The student staff alone shows diversity. I don't feel there are any race or ethnic issues. There are four different campuses not including students who are online.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is an actual police station on the tempe campus. I only take online classes but I still get daily updates regarding my safety. This is fantastic. I don't feel unsafe. I like that they take into consideration all students. I also see when I have to go on campus security is everywhere.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Pleased overall. Classes are hard but interesting. Suspect harder than average.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Generally hot, but we are in Phoenix. Misters throughout, good shade.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Am only in my first semester. Have really enjoyed my classes and professors thus far. All willing to go the extra mile to teach and explain. I do think that more is required of students in traditional freshman classes. Definitely some busy work in most classes. Overall a great school, am proud to be a student here

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I generally feel very safe on campus. Have not ran into any issues at all. Have not needed held from campus security,but have noticed them out and about. Have left stuff around without fear of theft. No problems walking at night. Well lit. Lots of foot traffic

2 College Student

Parking: Extremely expensive unless you want to ride the bus (from free parking)

3 College Student

Weather: Pretty hot most of the time, however the whether in spring is terrific.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The variety of guys and girls at ASU is massive. Most of the guys are athletic, but the other ones are pretty hipster. The men are totally attractive, and usually very smart! The girls are beautiful! The majority of the school is physically in shape. Its a pretty attractive school. I'm a bio major and the people that share the same major with me are very good looking, contrary to popular belief!

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: ASU has the lightrail, that will go from Mesa to Phoenix and makes stops at and around ASU, so that's helpful. There is a bud called "Flash" that drives students around campus, and a shuttle that drives students to a from each of the campuses, and since there are 4 its really helpful for people who have class on multiple campuses.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are a lot of bikers that don't pay much attention, and many times they crash into people. They're not supposed to bike in the crowd but security never stops them (I've actually never seen the security.) There is quite a lot of theft as well. Laptops and bikes are stolen frequently. Other than that, the school is safe. The only complaints are that some of the people don't comply to rules.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel the environment at ASU is very safe. Campus police and city of Tempe police are very visible. I have never felt unsafe and haven't heard negative feedback from friends.

5 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Drugs are available in any university but I don't think there is a sever problem at ASU

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: There are several apartments, condos, and housing near campus with reasonable pricing.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Football is decent. Basketball is decent. Baseball is excellent. Softball is good. Soccer is good for both men and women. Wrestling is a bit below par.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The Hassyampa and Barett dorms are very nice, new and good quality. The Best, Irish, McClintock, Palo Verde, both East and West, and San Pablo dorms are somewhat older and decent in terms of condition however they are somewhat below par.

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The school is strict in terms of keeping students within the law, however the moral code of conduct is relaxed.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Tempe is a great college city. Mill Avenue is a popular street where most of the college students go to drink at the bars. Others enjoy shopping and walking down Mill Ave or enjoying a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants. There are many places to go visit on campus as well including the Arizona State University art museum, grab a snack or coffee in the Memorial Union, work out in the Student Recreation Complex, or go study in one of the many University libraries. For an older crowd, ten minutes north of Tempe is beautiful Scottsdale. Old Town Scottsdale is a Mill Ave alternative. With many shopping centers, gourmet restaurants and bars to choose from, Tempe and Scottsdale provide an array of exciting daytime and nighttime activities.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There are so many opportunities for internships, there are a lot of resources available to help you find and get one. Talk to advisors especially, they are there to help you and will guide you in the right direction.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I do feel pretty uncomfortable at night, but there is campus security and you can call for a safety escort if need be.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are drugs on campus. If you are around people who do that stuff, it's a lot. Especially in the residence halls. But you can definitely stay away from it too. Just choose the right people to spend time with.


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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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