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Tempe, AZ
Undergrads
50,484
Tuition (in-state)
$22,977 ($9,724)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 6364 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Senior

Nightlife: Mill ave is pretty popular, but the club scene has never been for me. Casey Moore's is the run-off of mill option, which is a nice little pub that serves food until 2am. Love it there.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Tempe is a great place to live. I have seen a lot of deals for students about leasing or renting apartments. I think is convenient that the majority of apartments are almost in front of the light rail station which it makes it a better choice to commute to school. About safety, I feel safe on campus, there is always safety cars around campus and sometimes you see Tempe police around too,so overall is good.

3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: There are free shuttles that go in about a 2 mile radius outside of campus. There's also a larger free bus that takes students between ASU's campuses. If you need something with greater frequency, the light rail is a good option, it will take you between the Tempe campus and the downtown Phoenix campus for the same amount as a bus fare.

4 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Yes, the summers are hot, but there is relief from monsoon storms that hit in those months. The rest of the year the weather is beautiful. While other parts of the country are dealing with snow you can still go outside and not freeze to death. There are also over 300 days of sun a year here.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: There are a number of food choices in the Memorial Union on the main campus of Arizona State University. When I was a freshman there was a dining hall attached to my dorm and the food was good and there were a variety of choices. The university recently implemented a policy where freshman students living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan. There are a number of options with the meal plans and some off-campus restaurants accept payment from the meal plan. My main gripe would be that there are not enough healthy food options available on the main campus. On the downtown campus there are plenty of restaurants nearby, and a dining hall in the dorm which is open to all students, staff and faculty. I haven't eaten there but I've heard it's good.

5 College Freshman

Weather: It's hot in the summer and early fall, expect highs in the 90s-100s and lows in the 70s-80s. Walking anywhere during the first few weeks of school can be a drag because of how hot it is but you get used to it and it starts to cool down a little bit a few weeks in. The winters are mild with highs in the 60s.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The majority of the people I have met have been fantastic. Most everyone has been so nice and ready and willing to form study groups. The only down side is that most everyone is into partying, and I am not.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Within ten minutes of my first night at the MU, I was invited to a frat party. There is always talk about the frat parties and the strict guy-to-girl ratio they uphold. The sorority girls are always seen in their tank tops with their trusty totes tucked under their arm. Greek life does not really impact the area of campus I live on. From what I can see, they live in their area and the rest of the school lives in theirs.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The Barrett dorms are fantastic to live in. There are few dorms that I would be uncomfortable living in, but for the most part, the dorms are ASU are quite nice.

3 College Junior

Academics: Big classes make it hard to focus in class and get help, but if you're dedicated to getting a good grade, you will do great!

3 College Junior

Weather: It's too hot during the beginning of the fall semester. Once it cools off though it's quite nice to walk around and not bothersome at all. But the heat at the beginning can make it nearly unbearable.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: pitchforks or barrett if you can afford a few extra dollars. hassy is just pathetic

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I've lived here my whole live and still have tons of places I haven't tried yet. Tempe is full of little places that are independent and amazing!

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Not strict at all, you can pretty much do whatever you want class wise, you're only hurting yourself. The police are strict but I like it that way. Tempe is my hometown, not my college town, I want the police to bust stupid people getting drunk and causing innocent people to get hurt either on the streets or around the campus. I don't want my family who live here getting in a car accident because some stupid frat guy thought it was cool to hop in a car and drive around.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Its cool to live on campus. You meet a lot of people and make connections you never thought you would make.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Its pretty good for the most part but the dining halls are really spread out so if you don't want to go to the ones close to your dorm, you have a long walk to the next one.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: As long as you're not hurting yourself or other around you or engaging in illegal activity our campus is not that strict.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: I'm not really sure about clubs because I'm not one for them, but parties are always happening. ASU is known as a party school and for a reason. Anyone can find a good party pretty much every night and some house nearby and it's always a good time. If house parties aren't your thing, the bar scene is excellent. There's tons of bars around the school that are within a short distance.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: There's tons of options for dining at the campus but it gets old really quickly. The food is really good most of the time though, so it's not that big of a deal. On the plus side there's a place to get a bite to eat pretty much everywhere on campus so it's convenient for students who have a break but not enough time to walk to a centralized location for meals like other schools.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I believe I still do not have a favorite experience at Arizona State. I believe something unique at ASU though, is that you see someone today and know you probably will never see that person again ever in your life. I know they are very student spirit oriented and they are so anti-wildcats. I see the rivalry kind of like a game, but many take it as a life and death matter which I see more as a childish idea. If I could do it all again, I will first go to a college only because of the price. I honestly think ASU offers amazing teachers and staff, I guess they are the best part so far.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I think it was easier than what I saw at the moment. I felt lost because I am the first of my family to ever go to college. I was lacking tons of information. However what got me started was sending my ACT scores to the university. They called me once they got the results and told me I had a high enough number to be qualified. When they called me it was like the middle of June, and they told me to start my application and call them again in August when I went back to school. That is what I did. Little by little they started asking me for papers such as my certificate or other information. To be admitted into ASU as a freshman, you have to have one of the following: Must be in top 25% of class, or have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, have atleast a 22 in ACT or have atleast 1040 in SAT scores. If you meet one of these you will be all set with the requirements. Then of course, they require you to have the 4 years of English, 4 years of Math, 3 years of a Lab Science, 2 years of a Social Science, 2 years of a Foreign Language and 1 year of Fine Arts. If you got all that, you are ready to enter and be admitted into Arizona State University.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: I have not had an internship yet, but I certainly am planing on having one. I will go into a law office because that is my future job. I am only concerned with the fact of the high prices of college and how I will be using up time at an internship, I will learn but I will not be getting paid for my time.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Through criminal justice I want to become a lawyer and later on in life, a judge. I know it is a long road but I will persevere through it all. I love my major and I am sure I made no mistakes. The only one fact that I know regret is not going first into a college and later on to ASU. I believe it is too expensive and on top of it all, the financial area does not really help you all that much. ASU wants to charge for every little thing, at-least that is how it seems to me. I like the university and the major, but the cost is what I regret and always will.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: I believe that the cost is too high. Yes you can find meter parking's close to campus, but when it comes to being on the run to get to class, you have to look for quarters, nickels and dimes and on top of it all, look for a parking spot that is not too far away from your class. ASU is a huge campus. Especially in Tempe. I know over in the West campus, the parking meter spots are too hot and there is no cover up and no protection, no roof under a temperature that reads 100+ Fahrenheit degrees.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Crime has been known to happen on and around campus. Keep posted with ASU alert technology.

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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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