Location
Tempe, AZ
Undergrads
50,484
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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1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking at ASU is horrible. The spots are very far from most dorms and apartments making it unsafe to walk home from the parking structure. Also, there is limited parking, so no guests can visit their friends. The parking passes are also very expensive making it difficult to get a pass.

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The nightlife is okay at ASU. The police ruin it by being too strict on students who are not being a nuisance to the public around them and giving them Minor in Consumptions.

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The police at ASU and Tempe is too strict about alcohol around campus because it is dry. They give everyone Minor in Consumptions, even if they are simply just walking to their dorm late at night. They need to be more lenient.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Communications majors occupy a large percentage of students at ASU. With so many eager and ready-to-learn students, there is a lot of people you can connect with within the major. This is good because you can always study with someone and find people within your classes that you already know.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: I have paid for college out of pocket throughout my college attendance. In high school I did not qualify for any scholarship or grants according to FASFA, which back then was not user friendly. Currently I can not afford tuition and have applied for scholarships which I wish I knew was available for everyone and applied for FASFA which has revamped the system making it so much easier to apply. Although high school students are constantly told to apply for scholarships there should be some more guidence and education in order to best serve the students.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Diverse Demographic – ASU is a host of a very demographic student body. Perhaps depending on your degree the population may be different but as a campus the school has a number of students from across the U.S.A and other countries. Having a diverse student body provides a greater learning experience as it provides students the opportunity to gain cultural competences from their classmates.

3 College Senior

Academics: I applied to ASU to be close to home and because of the education opportunities available. I went into the social work program after being unsure of what career I wanted to pursue for two years. At first the program was great: classes and professors were great. The downtown campus has a great atmosphere and is developing quickly. Issues with professors, advisors, and classes seem to go unaddressed and this has been a personal experience along with things that have been said from classmates. I enjoy the school but I am unsure on whether I would like to complete my masters at the school because I do not want the same issues to arise. I do appreciate the professors that are professional and have the education and experience to teach and make the class worthwhile. Just like any tree there are some bad apples that tend to bring more stress and disappointment then what is needed.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have had a lovely experience at Arizona State University. Everyone is kind, welcoming, and this has made it a joy.

5 College Junior

Athletics: It is a joy to be part of school that is so incredibly spirited when it comes to supporting all sports activities.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I believe that Arizona State University does an exceptional job at making the campus a safe place to be because of all the security that are around and more than willing to assist you 24/7.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Business Communication – I recently transferred majors and I'm really content with what I'm majoring in now i see myself going far in life with the degree i will soon receive.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Arizona state provides free transportation ranging from busses, Personally transportation at all times of the day!

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking passes and cost are based upon location and availability

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Parties Everywhere – ASU has parties every weekend, and whether that's good or bad for the schools reputation, it is definitely a talking point among students and somewhat helps build the student community.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Fan Support – Fans at ASU are only fans when we win. Granted, it might be a product of our football coach (not great to say the least), but regardless, students are only interested in the schools athletic performance when we win, rather than being in it for the team itself.

1 College Sophomore

Computers: Printing on Campus – The main problem with printing on campus is two-fold. First, even to have the ability to print, you have to have a print card which is a base cost of $5. Pages are $.10 from that point on. The second problem is related to the first in which there is no free printing anywhere, not even a set number of pages at the beginning of each semester. I think allowing around 100 pages per semester or year would be a huge advantage (and eliminating the need for a print card - let us use our school IDs).

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many opportunities off campus that are very reasonably priced. You can find something close to campus that is walking distance for cheap. However, if you have loans offered to you it would be better off living on campus.

4 College Junior

Facilities: There are many great facilities to chose from at ASU, which is another reason the school keeps getting larger. My favorite by far is the SRC, or Sports Recreation Center. If you are a student it is free of charge anytime anyday, and contains many great features, such as swimming pools, huge two story gym, basketball courts, racketball courts, and tennis courts.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Barrett, the Honors College! The honors college here is wonderful. It is a gorgeous facility, and the staff works well to keep the students working well. I also really love the LGBTQA Coalition, and the amount of available clubs is impossible to count. This campus is diverse in every way.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking is really popular here. Although it's a dry campus, there is a ton of alcohol. The CAs and other staff are usually really strict, though. I know a ton of people that have gotten caught with things like that. But I haven't heard too much about anything aside from alcohol.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Extremely Diverse – I love the diversity at ASU. I was walking to my dorm after one of my classes today and found a group of people doing cultural dances. Things like that aren't uncommon here. It's a breath of fresh air, as I come from a very typical, not diverse community. I love it. There are also a bunch of clubs specifically for different ethnicities, religions, political views, and sexual orientation. The LGBTQA Coalition here is amazing!

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: I live on the Downtown Phoenix campus and trust me there is nothing to do after six o'clock in downtown. It is dead. However, Tempe is only a lightrail right away and there literally something happening every night. But the lightrail only runs until two which to all you high school kids sounds crazy but you will think that is VERY early when you come here. Just try to get to know people on both campuses and make sure you always have a backup plan. It's fun here but just know that if your not in Tempe it is not going to be as much partying in fact they'll be none at all.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Good Variety – There are plenty of locations on Mill in Avenue (within walking distance) and anything you can't walk to you can take the bus or light rail to. It's great!

2 College Freshman

Parking: Too Expensive – There's enough parking but it costs so much to park anywhere near your dorms, and you have to move when there are football games.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Parties... and Lots of Them. There's plenty to do on and off campus at night, both school sponsored and public.

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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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