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

Majors: W.P. Carey – The W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU is a very strict and difficult program to excel in. Prioritizing duties and establishing a work ethic to achieve stellar grades may be exhausting at some points.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Farmers Market – Tents with a wide variety of food selections are set up a few times a month on campus. I believe it adds a community setting to my school and food is always bringing people together.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Tempe Is Expensive! Anything within a five mile radius from ASU Tempe is almost always above the market price. I found a house over on Baseline Rd and 44th street with inexpensive monthly payments.

5 College Senior

Facilities: Unique Opportunites – At ASU you are able to meet a varity of people from different backgrounds. The cost of living is also cheaper than those of other states. Weather is wonderful except for the 3 really hot months in summer. Other than that. I would not like to live in any other state by personal choice.

College Senior

Greek Life: Don't really participate in Greek Life and not exactly interested in it at all.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Police and Safety Services – Campus security is friendly and always vigilant. I feel safe on this campus

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Don't Stand Out – Greek life doesn't stand out on campus. My expectations is to hear about frat parties or see more of fraternities/sororities performing or just being seen on campus.

1 College Sophomore

Diversity: I feel Arizona as a whole has many white people so I am not surprised that the university would be the same. It would be a lot better if there was more diversity and more people for me to relate to.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Could Be Better – Coming from New York, the local atmosphere of ASU is hard to adjust to. There's not much fun or entertainment off campus. The university is near a park call Tempe Beach Park but it's not exciting what so ever. The best thing around, which is my reasoning for giving the local atmosphere a C+ rather than an F, is Mill avenue. It's a somewhat entertaining strip with several little clubs/bars that I find good enough to pass time.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There's Every Type – It's a huge school, you'll find every type of person you can think of.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Closer to Campus=More Expensive – Tempe/Mesa area has plenty of cheap housing. But if you need to be within walking distance of campus it can be a lot. And you need to find a balance between price and shady neighborhoods. But it's a large metro area with a great housing market, you'll find something.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: They Move Your Stuff for You! The dorms on north campus are older and not as nice as the ones on south campus (Tempe campus) but they are closer to the stadiums and Mill Avenue (a street with lots of shops, bars/clubs (21+), and restaurants). South campus has nice, new, large dorms, Barrett (located on south campus), though only for students in the Honors College, has extremely nice dorms, with a small 24/7 gym and other amenities that are really nice is probably the best place for freshmen living but if you are a part of the honors college you have to live there for your sophomore year as well which isn't bad. Vista Del Sol (south campus) is the nicest (and i think only) on campus upperclassmen dorms with a 24/7 gym, pool, barbecue area, and other really nice amenities as well. Plus there are plenty of places near, but off, campus for upperclassmen to live.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Not What Is Expected of a School in the Desert – Our campus is BEAUTIFUL. Green grass, palm trees and even a lake right next to campus. Currently there is no swimming in the lake (due to the fact that it was recently refilled) but supposedly in a few years it will be swimmable, however there is still a rowing and other boating on the lake. Green recreational fields, well equipped gym, large pool, most of the time there is beautiful sunny weather, multiple libraries allows for plenty of places for group meetings/study seshes or individual studying, and campus is flat so, even though it may be a long walk to class, its not going to be an excessively tiring walk to class (plus the flat makes it really easy to longboard, bike, or use any other manual transportation to get to class).

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safe as Anywhere Else – I personally have never felt unsafe anywhere on or around campus at any time of the day. I have even gone on lone and group runs around the campus at midnight to clear my mind and I have never been worried about my safety. There is some crime around campus, mostly at night, but we are a big school so it's to be expected. For our size, the crime I hear about is surprisingly lower than what I would expect. Plus there are the Blue Emergency light things all over and plenty of campus security around at all hours.

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5 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Do You Best Work – The upmost quality of students is required. Upmost behavior, quality of work, studying etc.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: My Local Atmoshphere – I live in God's oven; Phoenix, Arizona. It's always sunny no gloomy days. There's plenty of activities to do if you can sustain the heat. For my taste, there is not enough museums but plenty else to do. People are friendly, streets are clean and smooth-- no bumps or potholes; it's smooth driving. Arizona is overall, hot but lovely.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: "It's Time." – ASU is a really good college. Welcome Week is a lot of fun along with football games. If you come to this school and aren't used to football fanatics be prepared! Everyone is so spirited when it comes to the football games here. I would choose ASU again because it is a lot of fun and also a really good school.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Top Notch – All of the facilities at ASU are top notch. The SRC is really nice and they are renovating it as we speak. All the libraries on campus are excellent as well. As far as campus activities go, there is always something going on - ASU is the biggest school in the country!

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere in Tempe is really awesome. There is always something to do in the valley. Mill Avenue, Tempe Marketplace, and other surrounding areas are always full of things to do.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: MIC's (underage drinking tickets for those of you from out-of-state) are frequent in the dorms...but if you're smart and have a cool CA (community assistant) chances are that you don't have much to worry about. Your best bet at avoiding an MIC is to drink off-campus since ASU is technically a "dry campus"...(I know, quite laughable seeing as we are one of the top party schools in the country year after year)

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life at ASU is much different than Greek life at Southern schools, but different doesn't necessarily mean worse. With ASU being such a large school, Greek life doesn't completely dominate the social scene, however if you are in a reputable fraternity or sorority, chances are that you will have no complaints about a lack of parties...even if they aren't frat parties. Since the Greek population at ASU tends to showcase some of the best looking girls and guys at ASU, they really have no problem getting into any problem, especially the sorority girls. But aside from parties, Greek rank really does have positive impacts on those who decide to go Greek and on the community. Greeks do community service projects and philanthropies throughout the year, raising thousands of dollars for various charities. It also is a great resource in terms of networking and building lasting friendships. Although Greek life is not for everyone, and you will not necessarily be frowned upon if you don't go Greek...most Greeks absolutely love being in a fraternity or sorority here. It all comes down to which house you are in, which if you go through recruitment or rush with an open mind, should be the right fit for you!

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: And that is because the girls are stunning, and when the girls are as hot as they are at ASU...good-looking guys will flock there. ASU consistently ranks at the top of nearly every list for having the hottest girls in the country, and rightfully so. Take a walk down palm walk on the way to class and prepare to see 10 after 10 pass you by. With the weather as nice as it is, hopefully you don't mind bikini-clad girls everywhere you look nearly year round. It's nearly impossible to be disappointed. Daniel Tosh came to ASU for his campus invasion this year strictly because of how hot the girls are...and ASU didn't even apply. Yes, the girls are THAT hot.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Extremely Strict – In my dorm room there are security guards at the front desk, who you have to check guests into before entering the elevators. We all have cards we have to scan to get into the elevators and scan to open the elevator doors. There is no way to take the stairs up, you must take the elevators and go past the security desk. The police are everywhere as well. If you're reported smoking or underage drinking, they will arrest you. We can only let people spend the night a couple days a month and the security cameras are everywhere.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Arizona State is extremely passionate about football, I think the fans may be more crazy than the actual players themselves. If one thing can bring everyone together in unity, it's a football game.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Don't Procrastinate – Funding your college education is a process for any school. There is a maximum subsidized loan amount allowed for students, according to their year of study. I would suggest that students talk to someone who knows the ins and outs of financial aid and do it soon. I did not and now I am stressed out and unable to sign up for classes next semester, due to my account hold.

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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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