Tempe, AZ
Tuition (in-state)
$22,977 ($9,724)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol and Drugs – Drinking is very popular at party scenes along with Marijuana.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Park and Ride – If you live anywhere off campus and don't feel like parking your car on campus there are many "Park and Ride" sites that allow you to park in a designated lot for free and use buses or light rails to get to the school. This is very convenient and saves money on parking passes which can be very expensive.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Parking passes for on campus parking is crazy expensive so be ready for that. There are many meters around but usually never available. Overall parking isn't great.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Lost Paperwork Led to Many Problems – The whole financial aid process was not as smooth as it would have been. It was confusing to find all the steps and much easier to talk to someone in person than over the phone (so I definitely recommend in-person meetings). Somehow one of my forms was lost or not received and it caused big problems for my first semester and I was worried I wouldn't get my financial aid. After a couple phone calls to find the right person who knew what we should do, and then a couple more meetings, I got in what I needed and got my financial aid.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: A Bit of a Struggle, at First. I originally applied at ASU specifically to get into their BAS Internet and Web Development program. After being accepted though, I discovered that without an AAS (associate of applied science) degree I would not be able to pursue that program. Even though I posses two AA degrees, and one of them in Computer Science Web Development, they would not allow me into that program. Very disappointing for me, so I then enrolled into their BLS (Liberal Studies) program to pursue my bachelor's degree. This Summer they opened up their GIT program without the required AAS prerequisite and I have since switched my major into the GIT program, YEAAA!!!
So, it was a bit of a struggle to get into the program that I really wanted to be in, but the wait was definitely worth it.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Fun and Intelligent!!! I have had zero problems with any students at ASU. The guys are always helpful and do not act "better than" when I am asking for help with course topics and the gals are always friendly and also helpful, never acting "stuck up". Both genders are intelligent, friendly and happy to help other students.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Graphic Information Technology – There are an abundance of GIT classes available at ASU, more than I would've expected when I was admitted last December. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have a major that is not only challenging, but fun and exciting and always keeping my attention.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am currently going into my second semester at ASU and am very pleased with the wide range of classes that are available to me. I am also extremely pleased with the effort and attention that my professors put forth into furthering my education. Instructors are sure to make my studies challenging but they are very helpful with understanding course objectives.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: As a student you have access to so much in Tempe. You can eat Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, vegan, vegetarian and many more for less than 5 mile radius from campus.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Diversity and Clubs – While being a big lake of a campus you can always find your niche or people who are like you in various clubs and activities on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Music Program – I love my teachers. My bass professor is very chill and knowledgeable, and I have improved so much. The advisors are very helpful and make sure you sign up for the correct classes.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Pretty Challenging – Its challenging, but great because it prepares you for work after graduation.

3 College Junior

Weather: It sucks that it RARELY rains, but the winter and spring are beautiful. Summer is just HOTTTT. Id rather live somewhere where it rains!

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I Like My Degree's Program, but Not the Attitude of the College – I really like my degree's program. It is very professional and has nice resources. However,overall ASU is all about the money and are not very helpful when it comes to affording school. They are also not friendly to transfer credits from the community college because they want more money.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Nicest Area in AZ – If i was going to live anywhere in Arizona, Tempe is the best area.

4 College Student

Academics: Concerned and Helpful Teachers – I am very satisfied with the ASU teachers i have interacted with. Despite the large classroom sizes, they are eager to give individual attention if asked.

4 College Student

Diversity: A Considerably Diverse Campus – Arizona State university has a diverse, but united student body. there are many different statuses regarding race, political beliefs, religion, sexual orientation, etc. Despite these differences, the student among campus still manage to come together and create a diverse but accepting community.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Love Living at Home – I personally love living at home, I would rather live at home than spend unnessecary money for a dorm. Although living in a dorm would be easy for transportation to my classes, I would still rather be at home therefore I don't need to spend all my money.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene shown in Arizona State is not all that bad, although there are a lot of people that drink and smoke, but it all depends on who you chose to be around and who you chose to be friends with.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Hospital Internship – I currently have an internship where I go to the hospital and job shadow a nurse. It's a great opportunity but it is also very time consuming. I do not get paid nor do I except to, I am very lucky to have this internship, I have learned a lot from just being in the hospital, such as how the environment is and how to take care of patients.

3 College Student

Majors: Took this major thinking I was going into advertising, but marketing is really just about the statistical analysis of market trends. Business-y.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: There is good food available and enough of a variety that you won't go crazy. Pricing is completely unaffordable though, and healthy options are constantly being discontinued

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Relatively Accomodating – If you are accepted through admissions, I don't believe they make you choose a major from the start. You can apply as a freshman for general liberal arts. You will start out with your Gen. Ed.s at that point. They do encourage you to pick a major from the start though so you can get a start on your core courses. Anyways, as for my major, it was not difficult to be admitted. For any language program, you are able to take a placement test if you think you can skip ahead to the 200 or 300 level classes. If you are attempting to enroll into another major, different schools will have different application processes with varying levels of difficulty. For example, some schools, like the Barrett Honors College at ASU is highly competitive and requires, among other things, letters of recommendation.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: From what I have heard, some housing is wonderful and some is so-so. There are small dorms in the older buildings that I would say are probably about average in quality. There is also student housing around campus or across the street that is very nice with many amenities. So, the quality depends on what you spring for. ASU does have a reputation as a school with students that like partying; so, if you choose student housing close to ASU, be aware that there will be drunks and parties.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Pretty Safe Overall – I would say that ASU does make efforts to provide a safe campus. There are little emergency button poles/pillars all over campus and around student housing. Usually these pillars also have blue lights on them that are easily recognized at night. I have heard stories of a few violent crimes that have happened over the years, but from my experience, these are rare occurrences that only involved several people. They do have security that patrols the campus, even in the middle of the night. However, as petty crimes go, bike theft is a problem it think. It is a big campus, so many students have bikes. If you have a bike, definitely get a good lock. Even if they don't steal the bike, be mindful that thieves will be satisfied stealing the front wheel or seat, too.


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Jade Riley
Glendale, AZ
Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology
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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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