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Tempe, AZ
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50,484
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$22,977 ($9,724)
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Very Easy
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3 College Senior

Academics: It definitely depends on your major. There are some great professors and some not so great professors. Some do not know how to teach but are only there so they can do research. It is best to use ratemyprofessor.com before signing up.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots around the ASU campus to eat. Within walking distance too!

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: It feels like a safe campus. The police are fairly crazy about bikes though. They give out a lot of bike tickets.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: As long as you stay on top of things that haven't been completed it isn't too bad. 4 years ago there was a lot more financial aid being offered, but it has significantly declined. The process isn't too grueling, but when things get forgotten about or paperwork gets lost, it can be a challenge.

3 College Senior

Majors: As a Linguistics major I am very satisfied with my choice of study. It is incredible rewarding to me and that is why I was exploratory when I began and decided this was what I wanted to study. My only concern is that when I graduate, my options will be limited if I decide to follow through and attempt to use my degree. I've noticed most of my fellow linguistics students have aspirations to teach ESL or teach English in a foreign country.

4 College Senior

Majors: Being a Linguistics major at ASU is great. Overall I am satisfied with my decision. There are a couple difficulties however. The first of which is that there are not a lot of Linguistics electives. Because Linguistics is a concentration within English, our options are very limited to mostly literature classes until reaching upper division courses. The other drawback is that 6 semesters of a foreign language are required. Most students who want to go into Linguistics have some interest in studying a second language, but if you don't want to go far with a specific language I would recommend not declaring Linguistics at ASU.

5 College Senior

Majors: The process of getting into Linguistics is easy. It should be possible for anyone who has been accepted to the University to get in as long as your current GPA meets the college's requirements. I just went to an English advisor and told them I wanted to declare my major as Linguistics. They processed the request and I had no hoops to jump through.

3 College Freshman

Academics: There's lots of reading. Very hard to manage if you have a job like me.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Everything is so big at ASU! There's a lot of opportunities to find your niche and reach your full potential.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It is pretty liberal, but there could me more control about smoking right next to buildings

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Even though ASU gets a bad party reputation, I don't think the drug scene is that big. I have never seen a fellow student high or engaging on drug activity while on campus. However, drinking is a more common activity for students.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: They do not tolerate disrespect in any from, are strict to protect students wellbeing, and guiding them into the right path. If a student is caught with drugs or alcohol on campus they are put on academic probation, and are placed in a class to learn about substance abuse.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: It has great variety to select from and have great location.

3 College Junior

Diversity: The diversity on this campus is huge with people you meet from around the world who go to this campus from states next to us all the way from the other side of the world.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many options for off campus housing. The majority of these options are fairly close and very connected to the school. ASU also has free public transportation that helps with getting on and around campus. Distance is not a problem.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene (including alcohol) is directly dependent on who you hang out with. ASU is a dry campus so drug and alcohol policy is always heavily enforced.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Arizona State University has an unbelievable amount of choices for majors and classes. The professors are very available with office hours and supplemental instruction. However, the introductory classes are very large and impersonal at times.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's fun and there's always campus activities going on, as well as off-campus fun. It's very easy to meet people and despite the school's huge enrollment, you will run into a lot of the same people on a daily basis. I'm so glad I chose this school. My favorite experience was living in the dorms freshman year.

3 College Junior

Academics: It depends what major and school you are in. If you are a general major, the academics are not challenging or stimulating. Some classes are extremely hard, while others are cake. It all depends on your professor and what classes you are required to take.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: Mill Avenue is a total hotspot for the 21+ crowd, and it's steps away from campus, making ASU a prime location for nightlife. For 18+, there are some clubs in nearby Scottsdale to go to, and the best part is that shuttles from the club area of Scottsdale come to multiple locations around campus to pick up and drop off students.

1 College Junior

Parking: On campus parking is ridiculously expensive, unless you want to park over a mile away from campus. Off-campus parking is virtually non-existent, and it's all metered so you can only put in enough time for ONE class. I would suggest walking/biking to campus or commuting via light-rail if you don't have an extra $400 a semester to spend on parking.

4 College Junior

Weather: Weather is amazing! It's super hot here in the summer, but during the school year, the heat really only lasts the first few weeks and the last few weeks of the year. The rest of the time, it's sunny almost year-round and there are pleasant temperatures usually in the 70s-80s.

4 College Junior

Academics: A Great Psychology Program Overall – The psychology program at ASU is definitely very good. Psychology is often the go-to for people who don't want to be undecided, and therefore students must complete a tedious course called Research Methods in an effort to weed out the non-serious psychology students. The advising could be better (you feel a bit detached since you aren't really assigned a specific adviser), but the program sends out emails with internship opportunities and new, interesting courses. There are plenty of internship opportunities on campus as well, as many psychology graduate students attend ASU and perform research. Workload varies on the class and the professor, but it is definitely manageable, and most of the professors are enthusiastic and make the classes very interesting.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene at Arizona State isn't a big issue, but that really depends on the type of people you decide to hang out with. I've been here about a year, and haven't noticed the drugs, but drinking is much more popular as you have mill ave.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I'm currently a Health Science Major at ASU and thoroughly satisfied with my higher education opportunities. I've received any and all med-school info that I need, I've the best instructor's of my life, and all the support I need. I do have quite a big work load, but the proper facilities to help me accomplish whatever is thrown at me.

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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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