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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many options for off campus housing. The majority of these options are fairly close and very connected to the school. ASU also has free public transportation that helps with getting on and around campus. Distance is not a problem.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene (including alcohol) is directly dependent on who you hang out with. ASU is a dry campus so drug and alcohol policy is always heavily enforced.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Arizona State University has an unbelievable amount of choices for majors and classes. The professors are very available with office hours and supplemental instruction. However, the introductory classes are very large and impersonal at times.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's fun and there's always campus activities going on, as well as off-campus fun. It's very easy to meet people and despite the school's huge enrollment, you will run into a lot of the same people on a daily basis. I'm so glad I chose this school. My favorite experience was living in the dorms freshman year.

3 College Junior

Academics: It depends what major and school you are in. If you are a general major, the academics are not challenging or stimulating. Some classes are extremely hard, while others are cake. It all depends on your professor and what classes you are required to take.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: Mill Avenue is a total hotspot for the 21+ crowd, and it's steps away from campus, making ASU a prime location for nightlife. For 18+, there are some clubs in nearby Scottsdale to go to, and the best part is that shuttles from the club area of Scottsdale come to multiple locations around campus to pick up and drop off students.

1 College Junior

Parking: On campus parking is ridiculously expensive, unless you want to park over a mile away from campus. Off-campus parking is virtually non-existent, and it's all metered so you can only put in enough time for ONE class. I would suggest walking/biking to campus or commuting via light-rail if you don't have an extra $400 a semester to spend on parking.

4 College Junior

Weather: Weather is amazing! It's super hot here in the summer, but during the school year, the heat really only lasts the first few weeks and the last few weeks of the year. The rest of the time, it's sunny almost year-round and there are pleasant temperatures usually in the 70s-80s.

4 College Junior

Academics: A Great Psychology Program Overall – The psychology program at ASU is definitely very good. Psychology is often the go-to for people who don't want to be undecided, and therefore students must complete a tedious course called Research Methods in an effort to weed out the non-serious psychology students. The advising could be better (you feel a bit detached since you aren't really assigned a specific adviser), but the program sends out emails with internship opportunities and new, interesting courses. There are plenty of internship opportunities on campus as well, as many psychology graduate students attend ASU and perform research. Workload varies on the class and the professor, but it is definitely manageable, and most of the professors are enthusiastic and make the classes very interesting.

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!

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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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