Tempe, AZ
Tuition (in-state)
$22,977 ($9,724)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 6379 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Weather: The weather here is perfect. Summer is a little hot, but it's manageable

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Life Off Campus – As a returning student, I don't think I would want to live in the dorms. I prefer to live off campus and commute. There is definitely a dorm like feel to campus housing that I personally don't care for.

2 College Junior

Campus Dining: Fast Food Dining – I would recommend stepping off the campus to grab something to eat. There are tons of great restaurants around the campus. However they do provide fast food, like taco bell and subway for students on campus.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Really Safe – I have always felt completely safe on the ASU campus. There are emergency phones every 10 feet to get a hold of the police and they have an emergency text system to let students know if there is a problem on campus. I really like the campus and would highly recommend it to others

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshmen dorms aren't the best, but they're better than what one would expect. Hassayampa is not too bad. It's close to two dining halls and the post office. The rooms are alright, but the lofted beds are a bit of a hassle and you have to buy your own light source.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel very safe on campus. Campus Security is always out and about, and there are emergency phones all over the place. If you need to walk across campus at night, you can call for a free escort from security. The school is always good about informing students about potential dangers and whether or not there are criminals near campus. I only wish the campus was more well-lit at night.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Mill Avenue – There aren't many unique restaurants available near ASU, but there are restaurants close to the university especially on College Avenue and Mill Avenue. Mill Avenue is probably the coolest place to hang out, but it's mostly for people over 21 years of age.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: The parking is expensive and very inconvenient. There's no need for a car if you live close to campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There's a wide selection of housing options with great value.

4 College Junior

Facilities: General Campus Aesthetics – ASU's downtown Phoenix campus is excellent. It is in the heart of Phoenix surrounded by businesses,excellent restaurants, and the arts. This gives the campus a very cultured feel.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, although it has only been 2 years, I loved my ASU experience. I could not have asked for a more perfect freshman year. The ASU experience definitely lived up to my expectations--raging parties and good looking people. Besides the parties and people, despite what many think, ASU has outstanding academics as well. The business school and journalism program are excellent and also add to my pride of being a Sundevil.

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5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Black Out or Back Out – Nightlife at ASU is definitely lively. You will always find a party going on every single day of the week. If there's nothing too fun on campus, you can walk, safety escort, taxi, or light rail it to Mill or other off campus housing (such as The Vue or Campus Suites or Block 1949). Scottsdale is also a few minutes away so if Tempe isn't too hot, you'll have a good time at either the clubs in Scottsdale or the Fashion Square Mall.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety and Security – I have never felt scared to walk around campus by myself

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some Are Good Some Are Horrible – The campus housing is very expensive and over priced. The facilities are not worth the money.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: The SRC Is Good – The student recreation center is a good place to work out but it is always full so they need to open another gym or something.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: I would buy a U-pass instead. It's a lot cheaper and better for the environment. :)

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: ASU always has a lot going on either on-campus or off-campus. On-campus parties are everywhere on the Tempe campus,so it is an easy way to get there, except for student's who live on the different ASU campuses,they might have to take a taxi or use our light rail system. Then off-campus there are clubs and Mill Avenue where there are restaurants, clubs, and where the whole nightlife scene is at.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: At ASU you will find a lot of locals and people from the western states, like California. But most students come from colder places for Arizona's hot weather. The student's are really welcoming and here for the social aspect, so everyone is willing to meet new friends. The girl to guy ratio is much higher, so the guy's get to look at beautiful women.

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3 College Freshman

Computers: The ASU labs are available most of the time, but sometimes they get booked up around testing time. Also, there are computers pretty much anywhere by any student center. The access to the computers are substantial, but sometime the internet is slow since student's use their own computers. The computers are updated and new, so they is little conflict with technology problems.

5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Greek Life – They do not tolerate anything that harms a student such as hazing under any circumstance.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Light Rail Is a Life Saver! There are so many options of transportation at ASU. There is the flash back and flash forward on campus that run opposite direction through campus all day. There is also the orbit that run throughout places near campus. The light rail is a train that runs from campus to either phoenix or mesa.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: So Much to Do! The nightlife for students 21 and up would probably lead you to Mill ave. Just a strip full of bars and restaurants.
For the students 18 and up, I would say the Vue would give you an eventful night. Also on Mill Ave there's a few stores to shop at. It is literally a 3 minute walk from campus. Tempe Town lake is also another great place to be. There are usually free events going on there. Also a great place to go on a date!

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: Great Place to Study – The facilities at Arizona State are extremely awesome. There's so many great places to study. Many places to go and hang out with some friends. They have 4 Starbucks across campus for all the coffee addicts and the Student recreational center (src) is the perfect place to get in a good workout.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drinking Is More Popular – There are those groups of people who do smoking on the weekends, but drinking far outweighs that. The only time I know of other drugs being used is when a Rave comes into town or when finls roll around and lots of students start popping Concertas.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Sports at ASU are taken very seriously. Every Friday, students wear gold to support the football team. There are tailgating parties, and discounts for students that attend. At games, the fans are supportive and make the experience enjoyable.


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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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