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

3 College Junior

Facilities: The Kinesiology program is among the top 10 in the country. However, campus is nothing special. I have been to out of state community colleges that are more technologically advanced. The faculty are very knowledgeable and wiling to teach those willing to learn. The cultural diversity allows the students to experience other worlds close to home.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is really nice during the Spring semester but once it gets to be about May it starts to warm up. During Fall semester it is very warm all of August and most of September.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Abundant but Expensive – Parking at ASU's Tempe campus is awful, there are many available spaces but they are tremendously over priced. Prices range from $220 to $800. It's ridiculous to pay prices like that in addition to tuition, books, dorms, and everything else that goes into paying for college.

4 College Student

Computers: Seems up to Date – I was impressed with the software available on the campus computers. While some of the computers take several minutes to load-up, they still work well. I suggest getting the apple/mac computer whenever there's one available because those are the fastest.

4 College Student

Majors: Be a Good Student – I suggest maintaining a good GPA no matter what program you are entering. I didn't have difficulty getting into Chemical Engineering because of my grade and SAT score.

3 College Junior

Academics: Professor Evaluations? Great and Horrible Professors. Anyone read evals?

3 College Junior

Athletics: We Are Sun Devils – Standing in the Student Section at Football games!

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The people I've spoken with have given me constantly conflicting information. Even the supervisors don't always seem to have the answers. I was given the runaround in turning in forms that I didn't actually have or need. I did get a good award package, but the process was so harrowing that I was very frustrated by it.

5 College Student

Nightlife: There's ALWAYS something happening around campus. Huge parties are hosted by companies and advertised on campus. Most people don't go clubbing, but its definitely not difficult to find something going on, especially once you make a couple friends. If it's not within walking distance, you can always hire a cab, or the Big Orange Bus which comes out to only $2 a person if you have enough people! Mill Avenue borders the west side of campus and is a huge party/bar scene. Generally fakes are spotted pretty easily, but for the 21+ crowd, its a big hangout. There's a lot of popular bars and restaurants. On New Years Eve, the entire block is shut down for a huge block party as well.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: Transfer Adult Student – I am a 31 year old transfer student. I believe scholarships are available, and I have been told to look into it, but I applied late and work too many hours to look into it at this point.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great So Far – I am just starting at ASU, but feel it's a great fit for me. Their online program is competitive, but also meets the needs of someone employed full time. Admissions staff, financial aid advisors, and academic advisors are all very responsive and keep the student's best interest in mind at all times. There is a wide range classes available, and you are given the opportunity and encouragement to explore.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: All admissions counselors and professors I have spoken to encourage students to take classes that promote diversity, and encourage cultural dialog. Online there is often little room for intolerance due to race, religion, or sexual orientation since we are represented equally over the Internet.

3 College Student

Computers: Printing at the Library Is Time Consuming – There are plenty of computers available for student use across campus, but if you have to print anything in Hayden Library, the computers take FOREVER to log on and pull up your document. Definitely don't leave this for the last minute! (Best solution is to buy your own printer.) Otherwise wireless is available all over campus but occasionally goes in and out

2 College Senior

Parking: There are lots of places to park on campus, but the cost is very unreasonable. I have had to find a different alternative for parking because I simply can't afford it. The cheapest parking lot on campus is extremely far away from everything.

2 College Senior

Drug Safety: Peer Pressure – I had many friends in high school who were good students who never did drugs or drank alcohol. As soon as they got involved in college life, this changed. What I've noticed is that it really depends on the friends students associate themselves with. I haven't had this problem because I've associated myself with friends who have similar values.

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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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