Location
Tempe, AZ
Undergrads
50,484
Tuition (in-state)
$22,977 ($9,724)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 7081 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Not Sure – I am not sure, because i am an undergraduate student, and i guess i will find out this fall. But considering the way they help with the on-campus dorms, i am guessing they put the same effort in helping you get a house off-campus.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: The transportation is really cheap around ASU especially to ASU students. You have the option to use the bus, bike, walk, or even rent a car.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There are a variety of options, and many places to explore.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Take a Walk Down Mill – There's a bunch of different restaurants on Mill. Chipotle, Mellow Mushroom< P. F. Changs, etc.

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2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Lots of White Students – There's mainly white people at ASU but there is also a large number of Hispanics, African Americans< and Indians. But mainly a lot of white people.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The Wifi Isn't That Great – School website goes down a lot. But the computer labs aren't usually crowded. You can usually always find a spot in the computer labs.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great School – The weather is amazing, there is plenty of outside school activities to do, the faculty is friendly, and our school spirit is spot on. One area of concern was the lack of patience of some professors. You get used to doing a lot of things on you're own, but you don't always feel you can reach out for help. I'm thankful for the student tutoring programs.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Phone Staff Not Helpful – I had some difficulty trying to process my financial aid. I had done everything required, but one area was being challenged. I called the phone number for the financial aid office to try to see if anything could be done. They gave me the same generic answers and a lot of apologies. This surprised me because it didn't seem like an uncommon problem. I had to search the problem on my own. I finally was able to sit down with an actual person and it was a piece of cake, like there was never an issue. I'm not sure what the difference was, the person I met with was even new, so I don't think experience was the problem. I gave it a B- because the process went pretty smoothly and relatively fast, but the customer service was poor.

4 College Junior

Weather: During the Winter, Fall, and Spring months Arizona is perfection. Other modes of transportation are desirable which means saving money on gas is a plus. However, many people know that Arizona during the summer has a reputation of being extremely hot and barely tolerable. The campus handles this by having cold drinks available for purchase, plenty of shade, and air-conditioned buildings. If you're interested in alternative energy, solar power is a rising trend at ASU because of its weather.

3 College Junior

Weather: The Heat Is Killer – It is so hot here. Classes never get cancelled for the weather; it is not too bad, just a little sweat. It can be scorching hot if your walking from class to class but at least we are allowed to ride our bikes or skateboards. When summer is over then the weather gets pretty nice and everyone just hangs out outside.

College Senior

Drug Safety: I live off campus so don't have Amy experience with the drug safety on campus

4 College Senior

Weather: It never gets too cold in Arizona (although it does get too hot during the summer depending on who you ask). For me though I hate being cold so the weather is perfect

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Everything You Could Ask for. ASU is a fantastic university. I couldn't see myself anywhere else. I get to have the "big school" feel and still get the small liberal arts college experience. It's the best of both worlds.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Heart of the City – ASU is surrounded by three great cities in Arizona; Tempe, Phoenix, and Scottsdale. There is always something to do and tons of people to meet. When you need a break from the books Mill Ave., right across the street from campus, is a great place to grab a bite to eat, watch an artsy flick at the Art Theatre, or go kayaking on Tempe Town Lake. The Cartel Coffee Lab is a great place to hang out and enjoy some good coffee.

2 College Junior

Weather: Too Hot – In Arizona if you can handle the 110+ degree heat, you'll do fine but plan to get to class soaking wet from sweating while walking from one side of campus to the other.

5 College Junior

Majors: Life Sciences With a Forensic Chemistry Concentration – I attended Phoenix College and got a dual Associate's Degree; one in Evidence Technology and one in Administration of Justice. I had intended to finish my education at ASU, but my husband's elderly mother got sick and we had to relocate to take care of her. During the four years we were in Virginia, I attended Old Dominion University and Hampton University. We came back to Arizona last August and I FINALLY got to attend ASU. The program is awesome; my only regret is not being able to enroll in ASU as soon as I graduated in 2007... the transferring schools and states has set me back in my graduation date since the Virginia institutions did not accept most of my Phoenix College credits and I had to re take a lot of classes I had already taken.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Athletes and Athletic Supporters – Sports are a big thing at ASU... many of our athletes go on to pro teams or the Olympics. The students get very involved, having pep rallies and carnivals and all kinds of school spirit events. Lots of giveaways like mini megaphones and t shirts, and lots of music, food, and fun. Usually the public is also included if they want to come. There are gyms and workout facilities for everyone, and we have a lot of school spirit!!

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Not Your Typical Social Life – The guys and girls at ASU dress pretty casual. Everyone, including people who work at major corporations, dresses pretty casual due to the 115-120 degree heat here. I attend the ASU West campus, and everyone is really friendly and there is a sense of inclusion for everyone, including myself, a disabled 44 year old non traditional returning student. Of course there are the typical relationships and breakups, but I must admit there is little drama involved. It is overall a very friendly place to be.

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5 College Junior

Campus Dining: We have tons of choices for meals on campus. Food from nations across the world, all you can eat buffets, snacks, BBQ, we have everything as well as actual restaurants have started taking student meal plans as currency.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Div 1 – We are a NCAA division 1 school so we have great athletics programs. Our women's softball has won many championships in the past while and our baseball and soccer teams are good as well. Our football team has a rich history but we have hit a rough patch as of late.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Lots to Do – There are lots of things to do at the on campus facilities. We have gyms, pools, student union, sports equipment, etc.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Party Scene – ASU has a large party scene, however the only drug that is consistently used is pot. Drinking is much more abundant.

4 College Junior

Weather: Very Beautiful – Arizona weather is beautiful it is always nice out and the heat is wonderful. As long as you stay hydrated there is no worry.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Plain Jane – Nothing too special about ASU. Having multiple campuses around the city is cool and the classes are much smaller at West and Downtown so its easier to get to know people

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1 College Senior

Parking: Be Prepared to Sign Over Your First Born and Your Right Arm – Parking is a nightmare, so expensive, takes 20 mins or more to get to class from lot. Take public transit if possible

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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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