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

Academics: Packed to the Gills – Most classes are full, or reserved for cohorts. Have to register for classes early to get what you need. Business school is top-notch though, and offers lots of help.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Mill Ave. Mill avenue has lots of clubs/bars to go to, and it is right next to the campus. Scottsdale is about a 10 minute drive away where there is lots of 21+ clubs.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments around ASU are very cheap, ranging from 250-500 for a room/studio. Lots of complexes all over Northern Tempe near campus.

3 College Junior

Weather: Regularly stays above 100 degrees during the summer, but it's dry heat, meaning you wont constantly have a layer of sweat on you. Almost always clear, sunny skies for plenty of outdoor activities.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Workload and Homework – Information in classes can be a lot to keep track of. All you have to is find a way to stay organized yourself. If you are not understanding material in class set up a appointment with your professor. They are usually pretty understanding and helpful if you have the time. Try your best and you shall succeed.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather at ASU is gorgeous except for the few times when it rains. It doesn't often, but when it does rain it pours. Pack rain boots.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Commuting to School. Driving from a semi-local distance can be difficult with traffic. As long as you plan ahead before your classes are scheduled you should be just fine. The parking is very tight and I recommend to not park in the corners or you risk your car being hit. Commuting saves more money but not time.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: If You're in the Arts Prepare for the Subpar – What college your major falls under determines the dorms you live in, and some of the dorms are not especially nice. Specifically for the students in the college of design and the arts. They are the only dorms on campus that have communal bathrooms which at first can be treated as a rite of passage, but after a while can become a hindrance. Plus on campus housing is much more expensive than living off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life is present at ASU; however, there is no pressure to join. They hardly the run the social scene and are usually only noticed because of their matching bags, shirts, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Plenty of Events – There are always local events like art walks and First Fridays to enjoy.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Very Good Experience for Some – Most peoples freshman year dorm experiences are good. Problem is it cost an arm and a leg for no reason but the fact that the university wants money.

Honors students are required to commit to two years of dorm life and it costs more than the rest of the students. So it's kinda ridiculous.

Most people try to just find apartments as soon as they can.

2 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Mostly Good – The RA's in your hall really don't care whether you break the rules or not at all.

The police on the other hand can be arrest-happy, but honestly ASU deserves it most of the time. I think they do the best they can.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Good Food for Hungry College Students – I used to love walking into the Campus Grill at west campus. The hamburgers always smelled soo good. The food is reasonably priced, but it is above average quality for most cafeterias.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have gotten a citation from a bike officer for driving left of the median at 1230 in the morning. It was so embarassing for me, but I made a mistake. I would like to see more officers, but the ones I have seen are very professional. I am always a person who stays aware of my surroundings, but it is nice to have someone else watching my back.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: An Expanding Educational Powerhouse – Overall, my experience with ASU has been a positive one. I was going to the West campus for about a year and a half and I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed the small campus atmosphere and how close it was to home. It has definitely grown in the last few years, and is expanding to meet the needs of even more students. The tuition when I started was very affordable and I was able to get financial aid easily. I then started working and had to cut back on hours. I eventually stopped going, but I would very much like to return to this fine institution to complete my goal of getting a bachelors degree.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: I have always seen the ASU busses running up and down Thunderbird from the West campus, it seems like a valuable form of transportation for many students who have classes at different campuses. I have never needed to ride one as of yet, but they seem very nice and look very comfortable for those who do utilize them.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Arizona State has been the best choice I have made in my life. With winters that feel like summer how could you go wrong. I have met so many great people here that I know I will keep in touch with forever. It is located in a beautiful desert with cactus and palm trees all around. Not only is ASU knonw for their Nightlife we are also known for Academic Integrity. Not a bad school if you are looking for a great education that goes hand and hand with entertainment.

5 College Senior

Nightlife: Arizona State has quality night life. Located close to Mill Avenue where shopping, clubs, bars and restaurants are on every corner. Arizona State has been known on the Party School list and can be fun for any student. Even if partying isnt your scene there are plenty of other fun activities like bowling, hiking, bike riding and movie theatres located close to campus. ASU has never let me down in the Nightlife category.

4 College Senior

Computers: Labs Are Quiet – The computer labs at Arizona State are nice and quiet. Sure here and there you may hear a few loud noises but nothing to fret about. Finals times are serious at ASU so the library and computer labs become packed. Most students I have found study in groups so that it still seems somewhat fun. There are plenty of computers on campus so there is no need to worry about finding one or a spot to study with friends.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek Life is somewhat of a big deal at Arizona State University. I myself am not in a sorority but see girls all over campus representing for them. I have had an amazing college experience without being in a Sorority. I joined a club team so while it does not dominate the campus it is equally an important part to Arizona State.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: ASU offers housing to anyone and everyone! I think its an amazing idea to live on campus your first year, its gets you involved no matter what! Living in a new environment is good for anyone, and you meet so many new and interesting people. The cost can be a burden but you are paying the convenience; living at your school allows you to get to know your school a lot better then you would living off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: I have used multiple computer labs at ASU on several of the campuses and they always had up-to-date technology! Many locations offer printing at a reasonable price and if sometimes separate communities offer free printing. The ASU website tends to have its ups and downs but professors are usually very understanding about it. Its always nice to have your own computer to use on your own time but if you cannot afford to purchase one, ASU has many helpful resources!

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity at ASU is extremely....diverse! There are so many different individuals that attend ASU. You will meet so many wonderfully unique people on a daily basis no matter what campus you visit.

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: Very Worrisome – ASU's camp is very nice and feels fairly safe during the day. However, all around the campus is a very bad area. There are homeless people everywhere that make me feel very uncomfortable. In the evening you have to worry about homeless people in the libraries and other buildings. I think that campus security should try harder to keep the homeless population off of the campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: I'm Enrolled – this is the first time that i'm going to this school, and i'm hoping a lot from that school

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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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