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

Parking: The parking situation at ASU, for me, is convenient because I spent the money on a parking pass close to my college. The permit cost is a ridiculous amount of money, however, I spent the amount I did to save time. Others will take one of the cheaper parking sections and will have to take a shuttle from where ever they park. Ticketing and fines is also crazy, but if you know where not to park then you should be fine and will not get a ticket.
I personally need a car because I live off campus, otherwise, if you live on campus I do not think that you need a car. In my experience, I can always find a parking space where I park but it is definitely packed regularly, with limited spaces some days.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus has it's pros and cons. It also depends on where one is placed at the beginning and if they get lucky with their roommates/suite mates. I had a bad experience with my roommate/suite mates but was fortunately able to switch dorms after a month of living there. Despite that, I would recommend living on campus for convenience. You are a five minute bike ride from all of your classes and it makes life a lot easier. I would also recommend living on campus because you grow as a person, accept others differences, and learn a lot about other people. Do it if you can!

3 College Freshman

Parking: The parking permits are expensive and there usually fill up fast. There is no need for a car on campus because there is plenty of public transportation.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: There are buses that can take you to a different campus. the light rail has a station on the edge of campus that can take you places in phoenix. If you have a car there are plenty of parking spots

5 College Freshman

Computers: there are macs and pc's there is also usually always a computer open. the wireless access is nice if you have a laptop or tablet if there are no open computers.

4 College Junior

Computers: Solid Wifi With Lots of Computer Access – ASU has multiple locations for computer access and printing access if you don't have your own personal computer (which I did, so I'm not terribly familiar with this aspect of campus). However, wifi on campus is pretty good, mostly full bars all across campus and a good network speed.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports at ASU is very important. Football games are very excited and i would recommend every student to go to the games. The schools spirit at ASU is amazing and every student here hates UofA (our rivals).

4 College Freshman

Majors: As a business major I am happy where I am. They have a lot of different majors with in business. I want to change my major to business - sports and media.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transportation here is fairly good, you can catch the light rail on both sides of campus. The bus runs through the entire campus and at very convenient places, such as the parking, which is far away from classes.

4 College Senior

Academics: There is a huge variety of academics offered at Arizona State. No matter what the field you are interested in, there is a lot offered. The registration process is a great resource to get the information you need about the academic interested in. Workload, professors, and curriculum all depends on the academic you are interested in. Class discussions and group studies are encouraged.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus. It is very large, but there are always a lot of people on campus even at night, because there are a lot of night classes. They have a campus escort service if you are traveling across campus at night, they can give you a lift. During the day, it is extremely busy so there are no safety concerns.

4 College Senior

Academics: I am a communication major. The internships and job opportunities are endless. The workload is not extreme, but can be a lot of writing. The facilities are all extremely nice. The curriculum is interesting, lots of classes that relate to real life application.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Their involvement on campus has been restricted due to Michael Crows attempt to make Arizona State a non-party school.

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5 College Junior

Nightlife: Arizona State University is the place to be! When you have 75,000 students who attend Arizona State, your going to have plenty of opportunities to socialize and meet a large amount of people. For those 21 and older, Mill Ave. is the late night scene with clubs, bars and fun places to eat that are unique and designed for a date night dinner. But for everyone else, there are late night activities hosted by ASU which allow you to engage in fun gatherings and events which allow for that networking opportunity for friends.

5 College Junior

Facilities: With over 12,500 people living on the Tempe campus alone, Arizona State University is an exciting and unique place to attend college. There are so many opportunities to become a part of this campus, and the other campuses, to find the place where you can leave your legacy. The only issue is that you have to network and make the decision to make an impact on campus and your community.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Everything at Arizona State University is managed and cleaned properly so that you can travel and work in an environment which is not distracting to your academics.

3 College Student

Diversity: ASU Tempe campus has incredible diversity, but I would not say it is the most diverse school, in terms of ethnicity.

Acceptance here is great, being so diverse. A large student body allows for the diversity to happen. Overall, ASU is diverse but could improve connections to study abroad programs for incoming and outgoing students.

4 College Senior

Diversity: ASU attracts many international students and as such has an exciting and diverse population. In many of my upper level classes, as a white American woman I am the most common person there even though my program is more male dominated. I have met students from all over the globe and the US at ASU and been able to learn from them what it is like where they come from. With regard to gender and sexual orientation I have not noticed or experienced a lot of issues. In a few philosophy type classes during discussion there was a religious person who expressed a bigoted opinion but it was typically refuted by other students. Overall the general climate is not homophobic or gender biased. I have not observed any discrimination or negative comments related to politics or religion aside from in academic settings and done in a respectful academic manner to refute or question a claim. I have not observed economic discrimination.

4 College Senior

Facilities: I cannot speak to other schools as I have not attended them but I enjoy the diverse student population at ASU. There are many international students and people of all ages and financial backgrounds. The faculty are approachable, helpful and have strong backgrounds in the fields they teach. Unlike some of the instructors and people I ran into at Jr. college, ASU is definitely the big leagues. Every person you talk to at ASU (students and teachers) is dynamic and interesting.

4 College Junior

Weather: It can get very hot during the summer time and even in the beginning of fall. However, the west campus provides an abundance of shade to stay cool in between classes, and still has some open area's in case it gets too cold and you want to sun bathe.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are many different types of classes that can be taken at Arizona State University, and sometimes it all depends on the type of professor you have for the class to make it enjoyable or not. It is a great idea to look them up on RateMyProfessor before applying for classes. A teacher can make a subject absolutely fascinating while some can make you loathe it. Although RateMyProfessor is not the absolutely best option to try to understand the professor because some reviews are biased or just pure hateful, it can provide you a broad understanding of the how other students have viewed the class.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are numerous areas to use your own laptop or use one from campus ranging from the Engineering Center, libraries, and the computer center. It can be crowded at times, but there is usually a spot available. When there is an issue, there is always someone at the front desk to provide any assistance. It costs ten cents to print black and white copies, but in some places, you can print for free if you know where to. The wifi can be slow, but if you have your own ethernet cable, the connection can be quick.

1 College Freshman

Nightlife: The social scene is kinda horrible at ASU, the parties suck and get broken up by 1am 1:30 at best. The people are pretty rude and can be exclusive (comparatively to the south). You might find some nice people, but overwhelming the population is quite rude. I joined Greek Life but it isn't much to go crazy for. To succeed here you have to make the right friends as early as possible if you meet the right people the nights are endless and the parties never stop. But people pick their "groups" fast so get in while you can.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Getting into the Biology department is easy, there are no additional applications beyond the ASU application which might just be the easiest app ever. ASU gives you a cluster of classes that are somewhat focused in your major and you have those classes with some of the same people. Also, I have had all professor taught classes which I think is really cool and TA's have also been really helpful as well.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: The amount of aid received was adequate. I still had to pay for the remainder of my tuition (which was about 500 dollars my first year). However, the tuition was increased but our scholarships remained the same (so now I have to pay 2000 dollars to cover the remainder of my tuition). My scholarship does not pay for my parking. Neither does it cover the cost of dorming.

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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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