Tempe, AZ
Tuition (in-state)
$22,977 ($9,724)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 7081 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene at Arizona State isn't a big issue, but that really depends on the type of people you decide to hang out with. I've been here about a year, and haven't noticed the drugs, but drinking is much more popular as you have mill ave.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I'm currently a Health Science Major at ASU and thoroughly satisfied with my higher education opportunities. I've received any and all med-school info that I need, I've the best instructor's of my life, and all the support I need. I do have quite a big work load, but the proper facilities to help me accomplish whatever is thrown at me.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Arizona State inspired me with their pre-professional's program. They have all the tutoring, advising and help one could ask for. The teacher's really care about their subjects and get us all the materials and help I could ask for.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: ASU has a pretty good amount of varieties. However, not the healthiest. Its good to eat there once in awhile but everyday isn't good. It's always great to grab a snack! A best place that they have is called Ingrained, its all organic. Its the only place that is healthy. They have delicious salads! Plan meals can be expensive but if you are living on campus it is recommended.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many restaurants you can go to off campus! Its great and not too far from the dorms if you live on campus. Theres a variety such as, sushi, to Mexican food, to burgers and fries. Theres also really good pizza, if you are a pizza fan! Mill Avenue though is always crowded especially on the weekends but shouldn't stop you from going there to eat and to have fun!

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: This is more pertaining to students that are older. 21 and older. So for those there is more variety and opportunities. Students that are younger I mean you can still go out, there are some 18 year old clubs but not really worth going to. Its better to even host your own party! You can safe money Maybe that could be more fun. However, there are people who go crazy and the police do need to be called so sometimes it can be dangerous.

2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The police forces can be strict and should be strict especially if you are living on campus. Most parents dont want to be sending there kids to a campus that has no restrictions when it comes down to drinking and drugs. If someone becomes violent or agressive in any way then you will be in trouble and consequences await you. Yes you can have fun in college but in a moderated way. People abuse that and thats how you will be caught. If students are just going to get drink and there main goal is partying, then academic life will decrease and they can be kicked out if there grades are not improving due to there lifestyle. Best tip is, have fun and experience college but in a way where its not to the extreme.

2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The police are extremely strict on minor in consumption (drugs AND alcohol). After the second MIC, your housing becomes in jeopardy. Be careful and discreet in what you do. There are also "quiet times", not strictly enforced unless you seriously disrupt the peace; you will be documented.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: The availability of parking is great, the permit cost for students is horrendous. It is 800 dollars for the parking permit, but the spots are close to the dorms (Hassayampa - the brand new housing)

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: For how much my mother makes, which is not very much, I did not get awarded a lot. There is a great hassle trying to get ahold of the financial aid office, and the line there is atrociously long. The abundance of scholarships is poor as well. The FAFSA awarding is not as great as I thought it would be either.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It is pretty hot right at the beginning, but you get used to it quickly. You do sweat a lot, and since classes are for from the brand new dorms, it is a bit of a hassle. After about a month, the weather moderately cools down. No matter what though, everyone is outside or out and about so it works!:)

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College Freshman

Drug Safety: Mainly thier is lots of partying going on at the school and lots of loud music and kids hanging out late at night and a few drinking has been happening but you never really see the alcohol, what you really see is some kids trying to hide the fact that they are drunk but trying to act normal. And I don't know about the drugs but Im pretty sure that is not an issue on campus.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Thier is more chinese and indie kids, then blacks or any other race and I believe that it is absoutely crazy because I have never seen so many all in one place and I don't know what made them choose to come here compare to other colleges. But overall the school and the people are nice so really I don't see much people complaining about the race because everyone are basically friends with each other.

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food is here really good and the dining hall food service is way better than the high school cafeteria food. I go almost every once in awhile to eat in different dining halls. And also its always clean and always have food prepared and ready for kids when they enter.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Fork Em! Amazing spirit and great atmosphere! Nowhere better!

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I hear serviceis good but you have to wait forever.

5 College Senior

Transportation: Light Rail – I must say that public transportation is quite excellent! Buses, shuttles, and the light rail are always running! It's really cheap, plus you do not have to pay for parking tickets! I use the light rail saves me gas and money!

4 College Senior

Computers: Computer Labs – Computer labs on campus are reliable. They only get crowded during midterms/finals. The computers are modern not old school. You'll always find a spot. WiFi is available around campus so you can always bring your laptop! I do not really feel the need to take my laptop to campus its easier and more convenient for me to use a computer there!

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: I attend the downtown campus, it is very interesting. You have several stores to go shopping to. It is quite safe, there is always police/security walking around. Students are friendly. It is a diverse campus. You can enjoy baseball games at the Chase field. There are several things that you can do off campus. You'll enjoy it!! There is always something going on! There are many places to go eat, maybe you're feeling like going out? There's clubs/bars around, plus the great thing is that the light rail is right there! Very convenient!

5 College Sophomore

Computers: All up-To-Date Mac or PC. They have ADOBE CS6, All 2012 programs. Fairly shocked at the quality.

4 College Junior

Majors: I have only just began my degree in Anthropology. I love physical anthropology and see it repeated in some of my courses. I hope to do some research in Africa and work work in a zoo with monkeys.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Fun College! There are four ASU campuses, and all of them are filled to the brim with things to do. You will never be bored, and there are hundreds of clubs for almost any interest you can think of. There are fitness centers to stay healthy, huge libraries for research, and exciting traditions.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Super Easy Admission – When I applied for my program at ASU, it was the easiest process ever! All I did was fill out my basic information about myself and my high school grades and I was offered admission within a few days, if I remember correctly.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Awesome Criminology Program – The Criminology program here is amazing. The classes are intriguing, and I am never bored. The workload is completely doable, as long as you use your time wisely. ASU has lots of connections with all sorts of agencies that are always recruiting people for internships and even jobs. Very nice program.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Be Careful Where You Look – Make sure you look slightly further from campus like in Scottsdale, Chandler or Gilbert. The downtown Tempe area is not safe and I had a horrible experience there. It was cheap and close but not worth it.


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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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