Location
Tempe, AZ
Undergrads
50,484
Tuition (in-state)
$22,977 ($9,724)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 7087 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: the dining on campus is very expensive but pretty nice. there is alot of options especially for vegans.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: the dorms are nice and very close to classes. the amenities are great and everything is very accessible. the dorms are moderately priced but a bit expensive still and the housing process is very easy.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: there is crime on campus but there are systems put in place so that one can be aware of what is going on. there are campus police and asu alert text messages to keep students safe.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: there are available off campus options but Tempe is a smaller city and it can be difficult to find a safe environment.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: You are forced to buy a meal plan that costs thousands of dollars. Otherwise the food is good and includes options for vegetarians, and there are several places to eat besides the main dining halls. Overall it's about average.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are free shuttles constantly moving around the Tempe campus that always seem to be within a minute of their expected arrival times. The light rail goes straight through the campus and goes from Mesa to Phoenix and back. There are shuttles driving back and forth between the other campus. There's a special deal for an "ASU Pass" for students that lasts for the school year and costs less than normal bus tickets. And there's plenty of roads and parking garages (that may be somewhat expensive) if you have a car.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing is overpriced for typical or engineering on-campus dorms, and way overpriced for Barrett dorms. The normal dorms are the stereotypical college dorms with tiny rooms, shared bathrooms, and bad insulation/cooling. The Barrett dorms are actually very nice, but the bathrooms are still shared.

For food, you are forced to buy a meal plan, and have to go through lengthy legal documents if you have some religious reason to not eat food, otherwise they will try to work around your diet. The meal plan is more expensive than just buying groceries.

The housing would be slightly above average and might get a c+ or B if ASU didn't try to nickle and dime their students for everything.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Get to parking lot EARLY...especially on the first day. The Parking permits are OUTRAGEOUSLY priced, so be prepared to pay a pretty penny for a good lot. Also, you are paying for the lot, not a spot. You could have a permit for the best lot, but have awkwardly-timed classes and end up in a spot that is pretty far away.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: I've had no problems with their computers. The ones at Fletcher Library at the West Campus are a bit slow, but nothing too frustrating!

5 College Freshman

Facilities: I think the most outstanding thing about ASU is how much there is to do on campus and around campus. You don't even have to join a club and there are still all kinds of events going on. This includes breakfasts and study parties, concerts, football games and basketball games, and so much off campus. Downtown is close enough on the Light Rail, Mill Avenue is a block off campus, and the Tempe Marketplace is only a few blocks away.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: I LOVE BEING AN ARIZONA SUN DEVIL!! The gold and maroon runs through your veins. There is ALWAYS something to do on campus whether you join a club, meet new friends, or go to your hall events. The facilities are well kept and the Memorial Union has so much food! They get through the lines quickly so there is little to no wait. There is so much space to spend time doing homework out on the grass and during the spring all the trees and flowers are in bloom! Absolutely love it.

4 College Freshman

Weather: I won't give an A+ because of the cold in winter, even though its only in like the 60's and stuff it feels pretty cold. There are days in november and december I could wear shorts and sun dresses still though so that is the best part. As for the rest of the year weather is amazing and really hot sometimes but we just need to hydrate regularly and then you'll be good!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek has the parties and you always see them around campus with events and stuff. If you join them you'll get the hook ups for parties which is great but I also know that they are really tight together. Basically the greeks are fun and you'll love it if you join but if you don't you'll be good too!

5 College Senior

Weather: The weather is great in AZ! It can be hot at the begining of the school year but a tan top and shorts fixes that real quick! i love the weather and how it accomidates our school!

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5 College Senior

Nightlife: The nightlife at ASU is a lot of fun. There is a strip called mill avenue very close by with all the bars clubs and social get togethers that you could think of. The atmosphere on mill avenue is great, especially with the new Tempe town lake right at the end of mill avenue that they have now, Not to mention all of the events that take place at tempe beach park from runs, charity events, the iron man ect..

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4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: The Tempe campus at ASU is very vibrant and diverse. Mill avenue is near by with lots of shopping, nighlife and eating, all of the locals go and its a great way to meet new friends and class mates. Near by is also tempe town lake our beautiful man made lake right on the boarder of campus, its vary romantic and a great scenery. sports are great at asu and the town definitley shows asu school spririt. Campus safety is great as well with a number of emergency phones all over the place.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: I think that the financial aid process is not the issue i believe that it is the criteria in which you are graded based on need is the issue. College is hard enough and having to live paycheck to paycheck and get amazing grades is extremly hard. A broader range of criteria should be established when determining the need factor for students when it comes to college money.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Tons and Tons of restaurants close to school or within a short drive or bike ride. Plenty of variety in price, culture and portion sizes.

3 College Senior

Nightlife: Mill provides a good place to go with a variety of clubs and bars with easy access to safe public transportation like cabs or the lightrail.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I came to Arizona State University to attend the W.P. Carey school of Business. It is ranked one of the top thirty business schools in the world and has many learning as well as networking opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: ASU Main is the most diverse campus by far, because they have people from all over the world. There are many different races and religions at ASU, and for the most part they are all tolerated.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The Downtown housing (Taylor Place) is fantastic for freshmen! The dorms are very nice and pretty spacious. I really like the sense of community that you get as a freshmen, and you can get to class in 5 minutes.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The ASU campus police are always around and always make their presence visible. In the dorms Downtown, they walk up and down each floor occasionally to make sure that everything is under control. They are outsides and inside each building that is occupied by ASU students. I have never felt unsafe while on the campus. There is a lot of security, like swiping your badges to get into the dorms and security cameras in every hallway and elevator.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities at ASU are extremely good and serve their respective purposes well. The new and the old both are reliable and extremely helpful.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: If you can't drink or smoke, then the various nightlife outlets will be limited. If not, you can have a fantastic time with good people and good fun. The ASU crowd definitely knows how to party hard if your into it and if not there are plenty of other options for folks who aren't looking to get too crazy. Something for everyone!

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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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