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

Diversity: Campus is diverse but not overly diverse, however walking through campus, one can notice who is from Arizona and who is not.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Fairly Good – Most guys are very very friendly. Everyone is ready to get to know each other and make new friends!

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Psych offers a lot of different and exciting programs to their students. The Psychology professors are very knowledgeable and they are always available to talk before or after class or during their office hours.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking at ASU is a huge pain. Permits are expensive and ASU police are constantly looking for metered parkers to ticket.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Great Teachers – workload is fair. not too much, not too little. The teachers are pretty experienced and down to earth

3 College Freshman

Majors: How I Really Feel.. to b honest, it is a great major and if you make it all the way, there are many benefits! but it seems like many wont make it all the way or will not make it to what they expect

5 College Freshman

Majors: Air Traffic Control – it is an interesting major, given that is very specific.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Depends on the Dorms – PV and the other dorms in that area tend to be isolated from the rest of campus. Also from what I hear PVs dorms are not that great and it takes a lot to get vistors in. Hassayampa is fairly decent with vistors as long as you are with them (if they are on there own they can get stuck because they do not have access). The rooms are decent. I do not know that much about the dorms in the middle of campus. The Barrett dorms are nice and it is easy to have visitors. My floor became very close and most floors tend to be social to varying degrees.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Good If Over 21 or Able to Commute – There are kickbacks in the dorms with friends every so often, they are fun but lack the excitement of parties. The parties are off campus and the tends to be covers for guys, not so much for girls. They can be a pain to get to if you dont have a designated driver, but you can always take a cab. There are very few 18 and over clubs and not particularly close by. There are a lot of bars and clubs near by but those are only for 21 and over.

4 College Junior

Computers: Barrett Honors College Experience – We have our own computer labs at Barrett. Speed is good, wireless access all over campus, still like having my own machine though.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Great City! So much to do, concerts, museums, amazing scenery as well as lots to do on campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: No Personal Experience – My friends and I have never been in trouble on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's Fun and Convenient. All freshman are required to live on campus, which isn't a big deal since living in a dorm is much more convenient than being off-campus. The school is so large that you want to be as close as you can get to save travel time. There are very many freshman dorms to choose from with varying prices, which is good to see which best fits your budget. However, there are only two upperclassmen dorms, they aren't that nice, they're very pricey, and they fill up quickly. So basically, it's great if you're a freshman, and not so great if you get past the first year.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's Always Something to Do. Although I'm not really into night clubs, bars and frat parties, all of those can be found around ASU. There are a few 18 or older clubs, but most are 21 or older. Parties happen every weekend, mostly Thursday - Saturday night. Hookah bars are also a popular place to go, especially f you're not 21 yet. Transportation at night usually involves taxis or big vans, if you have a large crowd with you.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The Classes Are Actually Interesting. I'm in the School of Social and Family Dynamics at ASU, and I absolutely love it. Every class I have taken so far that was required for my major have been interesting, fun, and have made me enjoy my major even more. Also, all of the professors in those courses were all the best teachers I have ever had. Since I love learning about families and young children, I have enjoyed the topics discussed in classes and the focus I am able to take with my major. Also, the workload is more manageable compared to many other majors, and the faculty is helpful when it comes to helping you find internships.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It Could Be Safer. Police are definitely strict when it comes to drugs and alcohol. They even do drug raids in some of the on-campus apartments, and on weekends, there is always a police car parked outside the dorm buildings. A lot of students get caught while drinking, especially those who are underage. But I think campus security could be a lot better since there have a lot of reports of trespassers coming into the dorms at night, students being assaulted (particularly young women), shootings going on , and students being stolen from.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I Absolutely Love My Major. And if I didn't, I would have a ton of other majors to choose from at ASU. My required classes for my Family & Human Development major were by far my most enjoyable courses, and I definitely would do it all over again if I hada chance. My career goals are to either get into social work or education, and work with young, low-income children . Since my major is very unheard of and specific to ASU, I do have some concern for finding a job, since employers might seek someone with a more broad field of study.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Extremely Easy. Getting into my Family & Human Development major did not take any special process or different application. The faculty was extremely helpful in guiding me through the classes I should take.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It Is What You Make It. Everything at ASU depends on how you shape your experience.

4 College Student

Computers: Arizona State University has High speed internet and wi-fi access through out campus

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman Dorm Experience – I had a lot of fun living on campus. Of course, ASU requires freshman to live in the residence halls haha. I lived in the Hassayampa Academic Village. You have a roommate and two suite mates in a room connected by a bathroom, so no community bathrooms. The rooms are smaller than people say but it's fine, it's a dorm. The dorm life is fun. I found myself at the Hayden dorms a lot more than my own. There is a sense of community in your hall. It was pretty sad moving out because I did like the freshman dorm life, but I'm looking forward to having an apartment off campus next year.

2 College Freshman

Majors: "Exploratory" Students, Save Yourself – I was undecided about my major coming to ASU, so I chose the Exploratory Arts, Humanities & Design track. The exploratory tracks at ASU are supposed to help you figure out what you want to major in, however my first semester at ASU seemed like a waste to me. Didn't really help. I am now a Tourism Development & Management major considering transferring to a university with a legitimate hospitality college as I realize that this major is kind of a joke at ASU. Of course the WPC business school has great majors here but if you're coming from out of state and majoring in something random it's not worth it...

4 College Junior

Computers: Arizona State has a very well equipped computer commons with ample printers. Even with the rush of finals, there are still computers available. The school just upgraded to Mac desktops with allow programs to run faster and to be more reliable. Personal laptops aren't a must have.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Could Have Been More Organized – I received my financial aid at the cost of arguing with the student services multiple times. My forms and tax papers were lost in the shuffle. I kept having to verify residency after I had been attending Arizona State for three years. I would recommend speaking with multiple financial aid advisers and making regular appointments to ensure smooth processing.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are not maintained very well and tend to hinder the academic success of students. Although the convenience is the reason to live on campus, the student life is adversely effected.

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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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