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 Senior

Diversity: I know there's diversity on campus only from speaking directly to individuals, but it's not completely evident in appearances I don't think. Other than hearing the jew club calling out for members and those praying in the churches or mosques, you wouldn't notice the diversity much. Everyone pretty much dresses the same (except for maybe the middle-eastern women), and speak in the same tone. I almost feel like at ASU everyone picks up on eachothers way of speaking and dressing. It's very different from the world outside of the university, but I like it. It pushes people to ask questions and it's interesting to find out and sometimes be surprised. No matter what, everyone for the most part is accepted. The only time I've seen some form of rejection is when preachers and protester come speak in the quad area, but there will always be people that disagree...that won't ever change.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I never have any problems on campus. If the need for assistance does arise there are yellow buttons on light poles that one may push day or night and campus security will arrive almost immediately.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: My mode of transportation to get to school is the Metro Light Rail. I live an hour away from ASU, so this is the cheapest option for long distance students. It is cheap and reliable. ASU offers a yearly pass for the light rail at 150 dollars which is very cheap compared to passes bought by non students. I've never been late while taking the light rail. For on-campus students they can take buses offered by ASU, I have not taken on but I have seen many people take them. Also many people use bikes to get around on campus, it is much quicker than walking.

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: The parking is expensive if you do not have a pass. I parked in a lot operated by a student. I left to attend class and came back two hours later to pay and leave. He was not there, I ended up waiting 40 minutes for him to return and when he finally did I paid and he lifted the thing blocking my exit. He forgot to put down the punctures that flatten tires and ended up putting a hole in one of mine.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: I loved living on campus. I met some of my best friends my freshman year when I lived at the dorms. It made the transition from high school to college much easier.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I have never been offered drugs in the three years that I have been at ASU. Drinking is the most popular activity that students take part in.

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus is terrible. It is hard to find anywhere to park that isn't free and if you don't want to pay then you have to take a bus that takes a while to get in between campuses or a light rail that I do not feel very safe on.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Since I am living off campus I will graduate college debt free as long as I continue to get scholarships!

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Attending school and living in Tempe leaves you with endless options of both chain and non-chain restaurants. No shortage of cuisine choice and always affordable options within a close distance to campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Since day one I have felt safe on this campus. The campus I live on is small and everything that I need is there. Overall I feel safe and I am happy there.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is more beautiful in Arizona. It's unbelievable how pretty some of these girls are and the guys are just perfect. Coming from the east coast, it was such an upgrade. So many people are from California and they're just as attractive as you would think.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's very expensive, but you are close to everything. Busses and the light rail are all over the place so once you figure out the schedules of them, it's very easy to get around. People want to have fun so if you want to have fun as well, everyone will get along. If you want to be close to the stadium, live in San Pablo. Hassy is a much better place to stay and I'm jealous I don't live in there.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: For me, I was offerred a good amount of money. It was a hassle with all of the paper work, though. The reason I'm giving it a C+ is because a lot of my friends' financial aids got lost or completely messed up once they actually got out here. Make sure you have all of your paper work figured out and there are no possible doubts so that you don't get screwed over at school.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The facilities are stateof the art. The resources and materials for the health disciplines are extensive and up to date.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are plenty of computers and printing available to students and wifi available if you bring your own.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid office is quick to process claims and very helpful customer service.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There is a large library with plenty of resources, free tutoring, free computer repair and professors are always willing to help.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: Don't leave anything laying around but no usual threats

5 College Senior

Facilities: Research buildings are super high tech and amazing...I am a science student so I specifically know about the Biodesgin Institute...many vaccines have been developed there and ASU is working on a potential HIV vaccine that will go to clinical trials in the next few years...There is also a ton of research in nanoscience, physics, and genetics. I do not know about all of the specifics but lots of new technology research in regards to nanoscience and genetics is underway.

5 College Senior

Majors: I have an amazing internship with a very well known neuropsychiatrist...It has been an amazing, growing, trying, and educational experience thus far. I look forward continuing my position as a now paid employee.

3 College Senior

Majors: ASU is amazing from an educational, communal, and social stand point. The sense of community at ASU is not like any other institution I have been to. There is much opportunity to grow and be involved if you find the right student organizations to be involved with. This is typically not a challenge because there are many!

From the business side ASU sucks. I do not mean their business school, the business school is great. However, be sure that if you are an out of state student you understand "ASU's residency" requirements it is MUCH different than what is required by the STATE of Arizona. Look at ASU's residency requirements so that you aren't paying double...

Undergraduate Student Funding for student organizations is not based upon ASU's true mission set forth by President Crowe. Students decide who gets this money for student organization/club funding. So, yes as you imagine much of this money goes towards concerts and DJ's rather than socially embedding students within the community or on campus for outreach work, education, health, policy, volunteering, or leadership opportunities. It seems a bit unethical but if you understand how this works you can usually find a way to be funded. Professors are amazing and work with you if they believe in what you're doing.

Class sizes or large so you must be willing to put in the extra effort to create and maintain relationships with professors.

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Lots to do from outdoor water parks, every pro athletic event possible, great golf, huge malls and theaters- a few hours to snow and or the beach - great cental location.

2 College Senior

Parking: Unless you splurge on a parking pass, parking on campus can be difficult at times. Relying on meters is a risky situation.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: I know there are many available. I did not apply for many until later into my college career.

5 College Senior

Nightlife: Nightlife in Arizona is where its at! We have Mill Ave, Old Town Scottsdale, North Scottsdale, and Downtown, all of which have countless amazing places to go. Although the nightlife is much better for those over 21, Arizona still offers plenty of things for underage people to do such as many house parties, sporting events, etc.

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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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