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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2 College Freshman

Computers: Usually computer labs are full with classes and such so I recomend a laptop or a tablet because the school has wifi almost everywhere.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: I feel there is a lot to take advantage of here at asu , we are paying after all. There is a gym called the Src center which is a great way to keep in shape and make sure you don't gain the freshman 15. The libraries are really great when you can't focus in your dorm ,they have computers , quiet space and it's always relaxing.

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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: It's almost totally useless to try to get into clubs under 21 (unless they're having an 18+ night). They're so used to fake IDs that the lines take forever as they check everyone and they will call the police on you if you argue. Parties (if you're a girl) are awesome here. There's something to do almost every night of the week if you know who to ask. They're easy to get into, the alcohol is free and everyone just wants to have a good time. Fraternity parties are by far the best parties, so if you're a guy and not in a fraternity, it'll be difficult to find a decent party. Most people at fraternity parties are underclassmen since the over 21 night life is easy access and a lot of fun.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Mill Avenue, while a great night life scene, also has a ton of restaurant options. It is walking distance from the school and my personal favorites are Cafe Boa (expensive, fancy, date type restaurant with AMAZING italian food, beautiful atmosphere and great service), Rula Bula (an Irish style pub, everything on the menu is amazing and there is a lot to choose from as well as a variety of drink options and good music) and Magic Mushroom (a pizza place that specializes in creative pizza. It's expensive for what it is, but a good change from the domino's pizza that I eat everyday). University also has plenty of great restaurants, my favorite being Cornish Pasties. I don't even know how to explain what it is, but it has the atmosphere of an old fashioned English pub (the tables are pews and the lighting is by candle light) with a really laid back staff. If you go at night don't expect great service, but the food is so unique and so delicious. A pastie is a dinner pastry and they have 3 pages full of different fillings for them. Just try it, there's something for everyone there. Also, for late night dorm food, there is always Jimmy John's right next to the dorms on two different corners of campus. I love food and I'm way too excited just talking about it.

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1 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It all depends on your CA. If your CA doesn't care, you're good but if not, ASU is super strict about drinking, whether or not you're 21, it's a dry campus. My friends and I got caught with an unopened handle of captain morgan that was just sitting in her room. The CA searched to room, saw it, and made her dump the entire thing out and everyone that was in the room had to attend (and pay for) an alcohol class. Next year (2013-2014) they're making the campus tabacco free, which includes hookah, so I imagine there will be something similarly horrible as consequences for that.

The English program has a very strict 4 absence rule. Regardless if you're sick/dying/at a funeral for both of your parents who died serving our country, you can only miss 4 classes before you get dropped. Since everyone has to take English courses, it sucks. If you're someone who gets sick/hungover a lot, take English online or at community.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: You get so used to 120 degrees that 75 feels like the north pole. Everyone talks about the weather constantly, you can't avoid it, but it's nice half the time.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys here are attractive, especially the ones in greek life, and very big on partying. It seems like the most attractive guys realize early on that they should be in Greek life, and the ones that don't join right away figure it out eventually. The girls here are quite shallow (most of the girls who go to frat parties are also greek) and the sorority girls (myself included HAH) are much more likely to hookup with a fellow Greek. Don't expect to find a relationship though, the whole school is very casual and hookup oriented.

The girls here are overall attractive, regardless of Greek life. This is because girls don't need to be Greek to get in to parties, they just need to be hot, and since it's Arizona "no fat or ugly girl wants to walk around in a tank top and shorts all year." The words of a friend of mine. This is a good think too because as a whole, people here are very into appearances. You have to accept that about the people here if you want to get anywhere. Everyone is hot and everyone sucks basically. If you find a hot, nonsucky person, hold on to them at least somewhat because they're rare.

Also, tip for guys. Pay attention to how a girl is around other girls. Almost all girls act like angels around guys, so if she's a bitch to her girls, go for a one and done. You don't want that crazy around you.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Depending on the department, the athletics can go either way. Overall, pretty good though.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: FAIL. There's limited parking, except Lot 59 which is super far from everything on campus, and to top it off it's super expensive no matter where you park.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: In August it can be pretty hot, but other than that the weather is beautiful!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The University isn't too strict, and the campus security is pretty chill.

4 College Senior

Majors: If I were to do my Fine Arts degree all over again, I would add in a degree of Digital Culture as a minor. I am going to apply my degree towards a design career for video games. I have a concern getting noticed in the game design field, but I think I have a good idea about how to approach it.

4 College Senior

Majors: I'm in the Art college, as a Fine Arts major, and the learning environment is pretty good, with a lot of opportunities. The teachers have their own ways of teaching and for the most part are very knowledgeable. A good experience overall, I'd say.

3 College Senior

Majors: Applying for the Herberger Art College is decently easy to do. You just have to have an idea of the work needed. Make sure you have all of the dates on hand (and look early!), get all the paperwork in, and talk to an adviser about having an excellent portfolio.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The police are only interested in policing and citing students instead of protecting them from some of the real dangers that present themselves in Tempe.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The boys are attractive but most of them are in feats not looking for commitment and the rest are married and fully committed. While most girls are in sororities and looking for fun, not a lot are very nice nor approachable.

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College Freshman

Facilities: Arizona State University is an amazing campus. It is by far one of the most beautiful campuses i have ever seen and i am proud to be a Sun Devil. This campus has many different organizations that can be joined such as sororities/fraternities, sport clubs and many more. The Memorial Union (MU) is the main social spot for many students. It has many food places as well as areas where someone can study. The MU hosts many fun nights where people can come out and enjoy some time out as well as different educational speeches. My grade is N/A because i have not gotten my grades yet.

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College Freshman

Majors: The program i am enrolled in is Biological Sciences. Biological Sciences is a general major and it doesn't have specific requirements. If one has a liking for Biology then it doesn't require much to apply for Biological Sciences. Sure it is a lot of work at times but you have to be one hundreds percent committed to this major in order to succeed and earn a degree.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: They get more strict since you do not live on campus.

3 College Freshman

Computers: The computers here at ASU are open but you have to wait 10 minutes just to get stuff printed out

3 College Freshman

Weather: It is Hot here in the summer time. But in the winter it is nice most of the time but it can get very cold here

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: You find all kinds of Guys at ASU. All over the country. The Girls here are hit and friendly and like to party

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Academics: Some of the professors are great and really care about helping you pass. Pay attention to rate my professor to find these professors.

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2 College Junior

Academics: I feel like going here gets you no where. Everyone knows this school as a party school. So you will be known as the employee who graduated from a party school, do you really want that?

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is convient for getting to class, but it isn't always the best. The dorms are gross and small. They smell funny. The RA's don't do anythign about your neighbors that play lud music until 4am.


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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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