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

Weather: The weather is consistent, and in the winter and fall months it is very nice. However, 6-9 months out of the year, it is extremely hot. It rarely rains, so most of the time it's not humid, but the heat is oppressive and makes the long walks between classes difficult at times. Getting around quicker, like on a skateboard or bike, can help with this.

5 College Junior

Diversity: The school is diverse and this makes class more interesting becasue of individuals personal opinions.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is on campus dining. This makes it conventional for all of the students.

2 College Junior

Parking: Finding parking is difficult especially if you dont pay for the semester parking. The fees are extremly high.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Something for Everyone – So much diversity, you could get something different every day! Aside from the cafeteria food, there are also many restaurants to choose from.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Greater Than High School – There is definitely more diversity than in high school, which was 95% Hispanic but there are definitely many more white students.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Party School – I'm not sure if the students are just too well behaved or administration is very lenient on the rules but there's not much "punishment". There are certainly warnings, but they are for things such as parking or noise violations. The school's priorities are just not where they should be.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A Large Variety – There are 60,000 students at the Tempe campus so there all all sorts of people

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are some nice places but they are really expensive so most of the affordable ones are not extremely nice but are ok. Proximity to campus is good.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Fairly Safe and Healthy – There are a lot of students and a lot of activity so there is some crime.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Good Health Center Not Safest Place – The health center is nice andpretty affordable for students but especially if your a girl it can be an unsafe place because it is so big

3 College Junior

Weather: Hotter Than Hell – Everyone knows southern AZ is incredibly hot during the summer/fall time. Make sure your car AC functions, wear sunscreen and light clothing.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great Beginning – The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable when questions or concerns are voiced from the students. Although I am taking classes online, the accessibility and efficiency of the school and it's associates is great.

4 College Junior

Parking: Pretty Good – There are actually a good amount of parking spaces available to students who arrive before, after or right on time to campus.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The campus shuttle is free and there is always a bus that you can ride.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: No Exceptions – ASU has a pretty strict policy on drugs. There are signs everyone explaining the consequences. Marijuana poccession at ASU or in Arizona is a felony. Even if you have a medical prescription. There are NO EXCEPTIONS!

4 College Junior

Facilities: Big and Beautiful – The campus is huge! Its right in the middle of everything which is nice. We have a brand you Education building and they are in the process of building a new Business building, which are both perfect because I'm a business and special ed major. I also play water polo and they just built a multimillion aquatics center that is beautiful. All the new additions have been perks to my experience.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I Love It Here. Other than the heat!!! I'm from San Diego and used to cooler weather, but I love the environment of this college town. You have to fight and stay focused though if you get caught up in the social aspect of it because there is always something going on.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: I Had a Really Hard Time. I am from out of state and my tuition is really expensive, and in order to get in state my parents cant help with tuition. I am only able to take one class this semester due to the fact that was all I could get money for and will have to do so until I get in state. I couldn't even get enough money in loans. I received more information about financial aid through the local community college.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Poly Campus – The polytechnic campus has a more chill atmosphere. I love that I don't have to rush around campus and i can take my time when traveling from class to class.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have enjoy the time I have spent at the polytechnic campus. I was worried about getting lost in a big class or campus. But polytechnic has smaller classes and you get to know most of the students there.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: I don't eat on campus often the few times i have it have been a good size sandwich for a fair price.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Never a Worried Moment – Although there is occasional crime on campus or around campus, I have never felt worried at school. There are always officers wandering around, and as long as you're not mixed up with the students at the bottom of the basket, you're totally safe.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Typical College Campus – There is a plethora of students here, ranging from the socially awkward to the stereotypical jocks; Most of the people here are party people, which is unfortunate, but it is expected. I'm not one to judge the guys, but the girls are pretty cute as well.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Dining Halls Need More Quality – While there are a variety of options available on campus (many of which are fast foods), the dining halls consistently lack quality. Granted, some meals are often delightful, yet even the coveted honors dining hall seems to slack in regards to food quality.

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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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