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3 College Junior

Academics: I’m majoring in Health Sciences and I think that the workload is ok. But sometimes it is a little too much and stress you a lot. This semester i learned how to balance school, work, and personal life by having a calendar. This semester was one of the best semester here because I really set myself to do well.

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4 College Senior

Majors: Nursing online. Love it. Easy access if you have a computer and internet.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am really happy with my major. I want to become an international corporate attorney. I believe that the courses I have taken as a global studies major will be applicable to my career goal. I do not have concerns about finding a job. I have to get through law school first.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am in the School of Political Science and Global Studies. There are many opportunities when it comes to research, internships, and careers. All of the faculty I have been associated with are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I really enjoy the curriculum as well, the program offers many courses on a variety of topics.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I am a global studies major and I did not encounter any problems when applying for this major. I literally selected it when I was applying for ASU and I did not have to fill out any additional applications. It is a fairly new program at ASU and it shares a school with Political Science majors.

5 College Junior

Computers: actually this is one of ASU's strengths not to mention we are a green school. i know people say there are so many students it will get to crowded but honestly what doesnt?

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: it is not terrible, the MU where all the food is gets really old after a while and Hassay dorms are not bad, if you want to dine good, go to the barrett halls, if you dont live there then pay to eat there. however if you can get your own budget go to the store, unless you live in a dorm vs. an apartment on campus.

2 College Junior

Parking: it works however i would live on campus if you really want to do yourself a favor. first of all no matter where you park, the campus is to big, itll never work out, i mean its there and some of it isnt really even on campus though they say it is, but its to expensive for what it is.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Filing for financial aid was fairly simple and I got my money without a hassle. If you run into a problem, don't hesitate to call the financial aid office, they can usually fix it over the phone.

1 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Parking passes are really expensive, but if you don't get one then good luck finding a place to keep your car. Fines for parking without a pass or with the wrong pass will run you in the hundreds pretty quickly and there isn't enough visitor parking (which still costs $8/day). They also keep the tow trucks on standby for when your meter runs out, so pay up front or really pay in the end.

College Junior

Campus Dining: I haven't eaten in the dining hall, but I have seen the food other people have gotten from there. It looks pretty decent. The main dining hall is centered on the campus, making it really far from the outermost classes.

3 College Junior

Academics: While my specific major is really great, the overall school is rather average. The class sizes are too big and the teachers are overloaded. Even so, there are some stand-out professors who really seem to care if you are getting the material

5 College Junior

Academics: The Ceramics department is top notch. Great instructors, well-equipped facilities, and a challenging workload.

3 College Freshman

Weather: ASU is in Arizona and it can get HOT in the summer so drink lots of water, wear sunscreen, and make sure to bring summer close. It is however very nice during the winter, it gets cold but that's what jackets are for.

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3 College Junior

Facilities: The main campus is great and has great student life. All of the other campuses are very boring with nothing to do.

2 College Junior

Drug Safety: There is alcohol everywhere. ASU is supposed to be a dry campus but they don't do a good job of enforcing it.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Truthfully, it depends on your major. Because of the size of ASU, it's divided into many smaller 'schools', like the WP Carey School of Business, or mine, the School of International Letters and Cultures. Therefore, each school will offer a different academic experience. The larger, more prestigious schools will rely on mega-classes of 400+ students, while smaller ones will have more interaction from the teacher. Again, because of the diversity and sheer size, it is easy to be overwhelmed or to think that all professors at ASU are impersonal or to feel like a number. A word of advice: before jumping to conclusions, try to talk your professor. A personal relationship with your teacher will do more to help you academically and reveal more about the school you're in than a review on RateMyProfessor

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus is bubbling over with all the interesting backgrounds and ethnicities you see at ASU. From girls wearing full burqas as they attend their classes to international students from China to your good ol' American kids, there's a niche for every culture here. There are business student associations for the Pacific rim students, Hispanic fraternities etc. You can find it all.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: The School of International Letters and Cultures, which I am in, is a much smaller program than a lot of the others. For that reason, we receive less funding, less attention, and fewer students. Despite being small in number, we are close knit and all of the staff- the language teachers, the advisers- are very involved in their students' success. I'd say the smaller numbers of language students leads to smaller classes and a more personalized experience, which is a rare treat in such a large university.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: You get a lot of different cultural backgrounds here. People play sports, meet for a fun night out, usually the look is for summer since its so hot most of the year but you can get the professional look, sporty, and just casual. Academics are important but having a good time on the weekends or social events during the week are just as important.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: I think ASU is very diverse! With 4 campuses it houses many international students, transfer, continuing education, and incoming freshman of all different backgrounds!

2 College Junior

Parking: Parking on campus is expensive!! It can be difficult to find parking and is a nightmare to leave. Once it took me 45 minutes to get out of my parking spot, out of the parking garage and about 2 miles down the road

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: ASU has 4 campuses and there is a shuttle that goes to and from every campus. It can be difficult and time consuming to travel that often (an hour ride from West to Tempe), but they still make it so you can save money on gas. In Tempe, they have local commuter buses, but if you don't live on that campus, be prepared to pay for public transportation (which is not great at West and Polytec campus) or make sure you have your own car.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Most places are really good and there are a variety of cuisines to choose from. Some places can get a little prices or the owners change hands though.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The campus is well lit at night and there are tons of call boxes in case of emergency on all of the campuses. It can get a little sketchy at night, but just be on your guard. I've never had any problems, but I've always been aware of my surroundings.

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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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