Location
Tempe, AZ
Undergrads
50,484
Tuition (in-state)
$22,977 ($9,724)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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4 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: ASU is the heart of Tempe in Arizona. Shopping, bars, clubs, restaurants all within a stone's throw of the campus means lots to do in town and the surrounding areas, great people watching, and frequent and regular events being put on nearby. Concerts, beer festivals, bicycle festivals, the annual Undie Run, art festivals, Iron Man, block parties galore. Not to mention ASU athletics and it's rival UA to the south keeping traditions and tensions alive and well. There's something for everyone if you can brave the desert heat.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: West Campus – West Campus is a great option for the people who would prefer smaller class sizes and a more personal experience with professors and fellow classmates. Professors seem to really care and are much more available to their students because of the smaller size. Overall it was the best choice of environment for me to accomplish the things that I had wished to accomplish.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Night Classes – I had to take many night classes at the West Campus and never felt unsafe. The campus is well lit in all areas, including the surrounding outside perimeter and parking lots. There are always security guards around that will be more than happy to escort you to your vehicle or destination if need be and there are also security blue light stations in the parking lots in case of an emergency.

2 College Senior

Weather: This Is Arizona Dears Prepare for Heat – that means it is really hot during the summer, like 115 F. Sop be aware of the heat, drink plenty of water and try to stay inside as much as possible during the heat of the day (about 2pm-5pm). Winters are pretty mild but you may need to bundle up a little bit. Oh, and don't worry about rain gear, because we don't often get real weather down here!

1 College Senior

Parking: Parking on campus is expensive and inconvenient. I found myself paying several hundred dollars to park in an uncovered lot that was over a mile away from my classes. Not to mention if there was any sort of sport event, I got bumped back to another parking lot that was even further away. I now park at a friend's house and bike a mile and a half to class because even that is easier than dealing with parking on campus.

3 College Junior

Transportation: City bus are great but the shuttle bus are very over crowarded and only run every in mins so some time you have to miss the shuttle and get the next one do to over filled buses

4 College Freshman

Academics: My program in Doctarate level in Nursing, which enables me to give back to the community with the knowledge I gained from school. My professors are excellent help for me to suceed in every way. They provide us with mentors and prepare us to work efficiently.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The cirriculum is excellent compared to other Universities in AZ. This ciricullum prepares a graduate student like me to excell in my field and get fully equiped to serve the community.

5 College Senior

Facilities: Always Thriving – Our campus is full of fun and excitement. We have a beautiful student recreation center with state of the art exercising equipment and an olympic sized pool. ASU also has a bowling alley on campus, where they offer free bowling on some nights! ASU is nationally recognized for our "Green Initiative" and almost every thing we do positively effects the planet. I take pride in my school's ability to inform students on how to Go Green! The best event put on at school is the Fall Welcome Concert. The Programming and Activities Board does an excellent job at bringing a huge band/name to campus to perform for all students FOR FREE!

5 College Senior

Athletics: Arizona State University has a top notch athletics program that has made my college experience more memorable. By attending football, basketball, baseball and softball games, it has instilled a sense of pride in me for my university. The Inferno, our student section, is full of dedicated fans who paint their faces and make signs, and who stand outside in the blistering heat to ensure a good seat for the game.

5 College Senior

Facilities: Activities Board Keeps School Fun – ASU has an activities board that plans fun events!

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Haven't Seen Anything Bad Going on Here – I've seen more drinking and cigarette smoking than any other drugs. but i guess it depends on who you know and who you hang out with.

2 College Senior

Computers: Available but VERY Slow – I'm not sure what ASU is doing but they connection to even log on to the computers in any lab takes 20 minutes, its ridiculous. the space is nice, the access is to things is good, but all that does not matter when you have to wait 20 minutes just to log on to a computer to access it.

4 College Senior

Majors: Great Options – Since the liberal studies program allows you to take a variety of courses, you can pick and choose where you want to focus. It also helps if you have a minor because, often times, you can use required courses for both. But that really depends, make sure you check with your advisor before trying to "kill two birds with one stone".

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5 College Senior

Majors: Easy as Pie – Getting into the Liberal Studies program was easy. All I had to do was declare my major. The advising has been wonderful in helping me create a program better geared towards pre-law, since there's no such thing as a pre-law major or course of study. I'd definitely recommend the Liberal Studies program if you can't narrow your area of study down to one topic such as History or Psychology. It was great.

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3 College Sophomore

Computers: The Computing Commons at ASU Poly are not so crowded in the mornings because it opens around 7:30 and 8:00AM, but they are around the afternoons from approximately 12:30 to 6:00PM. Most people on campus do have their own computers with WiFi.

3 College Senior

Majors: So Far It's Okay, I Guess. I mean, I'm getting things done and it seems like I'm finally reaching a point at which I'm actually learning things, so that's good, right?

3 College Senior

Majors: Too Easy – The FMP program requires an audition/application process that's constantly stated as being "extremely difficult" to complete. My interview was too short and I didn't really have to do anything to get in. Everyone I know that applied the same time I did made it in as well.

4 College Senior

Majors: Good Courses – You learn a lot once you begin doing hands on work in film, but the courses seem to be taught to a group of children. Instructors shouldn't act like I'm five years old.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Things Have Been Ok So Far – I am an ASU online transfer student. I am fairly happy with the process so far, however things took quite a while to get rolling, and now I feel under a great deal of pressure to complete all of my tasks for enrollment and financial aid before classes start.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I am an ASU online student and live in a completely different state.

College Sophomore

Diversity: As an ASU online student, I cannot correctly answer this question. I am a minority, though!

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Process Could Be a Little More Helpful – I am returning to college after a 13 year hiatus, so Financial Aid is very overwhelming to me. The amount of searches and forms to be completed is so time consuming, and as a mother, I fear that I may miss out on scholarships because I simply do not have the time to fill out 100 scholarship forms during the Summer while my kids are home from school. I would love to have had a Financial Aid counselor send me a list of pertinent scholarships, loans and grants for me to apply.

5 College Senior

Weather: Born and Raised in Az – I love Az weather. I love the dry hot summers and cool winters. Since we don't get rain a lot I love whenever we do.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Houses/Apartments Are Nice but Pricey – The majority of houses and apartments are very nice, but can be expensive. However I liked that the neighborhood is filled with fellow students.

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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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