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

Campus Housing: The dorms and dining hall at the Barrett Honors College are known for being the best on campus, and they are exceptional. The other dorms on campus are not bad by any means, but they are pretty standard. Sometimes there's one hall that always smells faintly of cheese in Palo Verde, or the building in Hayden with a knack for fire alarms, but each building is catered to the majors they cater too and have resources for every student. The dining halls are well stocked and clean, though the food in the main hall Pitchforks is always slightly spicy (I once suggested that each morning they rub done the cookware with cumin), but options like the build-your own sandwiches and the diner are always good. The food isn't always knock-your-socks-off, but there's always healthy options and balanced meals.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: ASU campus is very tolerant and diverse, but white and Hispanic make up the majority purely due to state demographics. There are many Asian and Middle-Eastern International students, and countless languages can be heard in the common areas. There are also many people with handicaps, who have access to support and resources in a dedicated services building.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not athletic myself, but I know Football and Basketball are attended in massive numbers and the whole campus gets involved for the home football games. I would like to see other sports getting recognition at games and events, but there is no shortage of facilities. One can often see the row team practicing in the river just to the north, and the Aquatic Center, Baseball Fields, Open Fields, the Dome, and the Arenas are all right on campus. There is also the Student Fitness Center, which is huge and equipped with everything an athlete could use to improve themselves individually.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Arizona state university has free public busses. ASU has trains and shuttles and provides alternatives to owning your own vehicle.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The campus seems to be pretty open and easy going. I respect the fact that students should not be partaking in illegal or nefarious activities.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Finiancial aid gives you everything that you need. This does come with the need to get loans but Financial aid supplies them. Financial aid is a huge process and applying early is extremely important!

4 College Senior

Academics: My major at school is health sciences and the program seems to be good. It gets a variety of medicine in each class. It tries to expand your meaning of medicine and they are all good classes. The workload is fair and the job opportunities are there and you are helped to find jobs after.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: ASU sports are extremely important. This as well as one other college are big contenders for college football as well as college softball/baseball. The fan support is great!

5 College Senior

Majors: I am a health sciences major, I enjoy the teachers and classes. I am planning on going medical school so this bachlors program is a great way to get all the pre requisites. However, this major alone would probably as good for you finding a job as any other health care profession. This major is usually used for only a primary major for those continuing to a higher degree.

2 College Senior

Parking: Depends on the campus you choose. Tempe cost $600 a semester but downtown can be $6 a day but you can park reasonably close for free or for a couple of quarters.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Make sure you know what you are doing before you even consider taking out a loan. Read on it and invest your time into filling out some scholarships because in the long run you will thank yourself for doing it. Keeping track of the loans that you take out and make sure that you know exactly what you are talking about because it would seem that they would continue to send you in a loop.

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3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The campus is pretty much in the heart of everything. All you need to do is hop the light rail and there you are. The entertainment is at every corner, from bowling to live stand up. Everyone will be able to find something that will fill their appetite and keep them coming back for more.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've loved my time at ASU so far. Lots of services, some relatively modern equipment, and well rounded classes make it a great choice. There are events going on every week but not too much that it will distract you. Stay on track, and I think you'll enjoy your time here.

4 College Junior

Transportation: The Valley Metro bus lines come by campus often enough throughout the day, cab services are available, and the campus shuttle that runs on the weekdays is relatively dependable. The campus shuttle is free and helps students get to Tempe campus within an hour, so it is certainly beneficial.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a great variety around campus easily accessible by bike, walking, bus, or light rail. For example, there is a lot of great Indian and Mediterranean food, as well as American eateries, fast food places, healthy locations, bars, frozen yogurt, and sit-down restaurants. You have all the chain restaurants, plus many hole-in-the-wall, mom-and-pop, ethnic, and one-of-a-kind destinations. Most are very reasonably priced as well.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: I have never lived on campus so I do not know much about dining halls, but there are some good little places around campus that offer a decent selection of options. There is also the Memorial Union which has everything from bagels and fast food to sushi places, so it is usually pretty easy to find something good. There is also a very good, decently priced restaurant in the MU that has a lot of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options that are usually all organic and very good.

3 College Freshman

Majors: The difficult challenges I encountered was being able to mange you're time and organizing you're schedule. The program I am does have a criteria for my admission is getting the courses you need. My programs does have abnormal application process. The tips I would offer for admission would be try to take as many credits ass you can and get involved in any clubs or activities whether its on campus or off.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: There are some great options around campus from all natural fruits and vegetables to well known restaurants. There isn't to much variety in terms of Mexican food or international based foods but what we have is very good. There are also TONS of places just miles from the school were the local free shuttle bus frequences often.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: The parties can be fun, but mostly connecting with the people is the greatest aspects.

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3 College Senior

Campus Dining: The West campus recently upgraded their dining facility but it is now buffet style and with my program we have back to back classes for 6 hours with no time in between to visit the dining room.

4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: I havent seen people doing drugs here at campus, but more often drinking at bars instead. But I think that the campus does a fair job promoting a free drug environment.

2 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: In the subject of scholarships I would say there is not many scholarships here at ASU. In my experience, there are more scholarships in outside resources. My financial aid paperwork was a little hassle and I received my aid in a timely manner.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Tempe is college town. There is tons of things to do, like Tempe Beach Park or Tempe Marketplace. These places are very close to campus. In addition, there are a lot of local restaurants and little business that are very student friendly. Overall, great place!

3 College Senior

Nightlife: Mill ave is pretty popular, but the club scene has never been for me. Casey Moore's is the run-off of mill option, which is a nice little pub that serves food until 2am. Love it there.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Tempe is a great place to live. I have seen a lot of deals for students about leasing or renting apartments. I think is convenient that the majority of apartments are almost in front of the light rail station which it makes it a better choice to commute to school. About safety, I feel safe on campus, there is always safety cars around campus and sometimes you see Tempe police around too,so overall is good.

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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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