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

Facilities: Profits Soar as Educational Experience Sinks – The University processes a lot of students. It's main goal is to turn out students with degrees at as high a profit as possible. The university still offers a wide variety of interesting programs, but the quality of the education the university provides decreases in correlation with its rising greed and useless fees. The school has significantly departed from its original charter to provide an affordable education to Arizona residents.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options and everything is well kept.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Nothing Special – The financial aid department is difficult to work with.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Nice Variety – There are a number of choices within walking distance of ASU. The prices range from very inexpensive to very costly. You can find many ethnic options alongside classic American cuisine; fast food to trendy.

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: It's All Off Campus – The campus is pretty much dead after 8. Mill Avenue is close by though, so you can always just go there.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's College – It's decent, I don't see a lot of it, and what I see is legal drugs. People smoke a lot outside, and while you're not suppose to inside, they do. I remember there were several times where the fire alarms went off due to someone smoking in their room.

4 College Freshman

Weather: In the End, It's Still a Desert – Personally, I love the weather here. It's mild or cool most of the school year. But let's face it, as nice as the winters are, it's still a desert. Walking to class with 120 degree wether is never fun.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Mediocre at Best – While technically ok to live off campus, ASU makes it extremely difficult. It is mandatory that first year students stay on campus, and it's not cheep.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Campus is diverse but not overly diverse, however walking through campus, one can notice who is from Arizona and who is not.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Fairly Good – Most guys are very very friendly. Everyone is ready to get to know each other and make new friends!

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Psych offers a lot of different and exciting programs to their students. The Psychology professors are very knowledgeable and they are always available to talk before or after class or during their office hours.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking at ASU is a huge pain. Permits are expensive and ASU police are constantly looking for metered parkers to ticket.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Great Teachers – workload is fair. not too much, not too little. The teachers are pretty experienced and down to earth

3 College Freshman

Majors: How I Really Feel.. to b honest, it is a great major and if you make it all the way, there are many benefits! but it seems like many wont make it all the way or will not make it to what they expect

5 College Freshman

Majors: Air Traffic Control – it is an interesting major, given that is very specific.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Depends on the Dorms – PV and the other dorms in that area tend to be isolated from the rest of campus. Also from what I hear PVs dorms are not that great and it takes a lot to get vistors in. Hassayampa is fairly decent with vistors as long as you are with them (if they are on there own they can get stuck because they do not have access). The rooms are decent. I do not know that much about the dorms in the middle of campus. The Barrett dorms are nice and it is easy to have visitors. My floor became very close and most floors tend to be social to varying degrees.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Good If Over 21 or Able to Commute – There are kickbacks in the dorms with friends every so often, they are fun but lack the excitement of parties. The parties are off campus and the tends to be covers for guys, not so much for girls. They can be a pain to get to if you dont have a designated driver, but you can always take a cab. There are very few 18 and over clubs and not particularly close by. There are a lot of bars and clubs near by but those are only for 21 and over.

4 College Junior

Computers: Barrett Honors College Experience – We have our own computer labs at Barrett. Speed is good, wireless access all over campus, still like having my own machine though.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Great City! So much to do, concerts, museums, amazing scenery as well as lots to do on campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: No Personal Experience – My friends and I have never been in trouble on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's Fun and Convenient. All freshman are required to live on campus, which isn't a big deal since living in a dorm is much more convenient than being off-campus. The school is so large that you want to be as close as you can get to save travel time. There are very many freshman dorms to choose from with varying prices, which is good to see which best fits your budget. However, there are only two upperclassmen dorms, they aren't that nice, they're very pricey, and they fill up quickly. So basically, it's great if you're a freshman, and not so great if you get past the first year.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's Always Something to Do. Although I'm not really into night clubs, bars and frat parties, all of those can be found around ASU. There are a few 18 or older clubs, but most are 21 or older. Parties happen every weekend, mostly Thursday - Saturday night. Hookah bars are also a popular place to go, especially f you're not 21 yet. Transportation at night usually involves taxis or big vans, if you have a large crowd with you.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The Classes Are Actually Interesting. I'm in the School of Social and Family Dynamics at ASU, and I absolutely love it. Every class I have taken so far that was required for my major have been interesting, fun, and have made me enjoy my major even more. Also, all of the professors in those courses were all the best teachers I have ever had. Since I love learning about families and young children, I have enjoyed the topics discussed in classes and the focus I am able to take with my major. Also, the workload is more manageable compared to many other majors, and the faculty is helpful when it comes to helping you find internships.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It Could Be Safer. Police are definitely strict when it comes to drugs and alcohol. They even do drug raids in some of the on-campus apartments, and on weekends, there is always a police car parked outside the dorm buildings. A lot of students get caught while drinking, especially those who are underage. But I think campus security could be a lot better since there have a lot of reports of trespassers coming into the dorms at night, students being assaulted (particularly young women), shootings going on , and students being stolen from.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I Absolutely Love My Major. And if I didn't, I would have a ton of other majors to choose from at ASU. My required classes for my Family & Human Development major were by far my most enjoyable courses, and I definitely would do it all over again if I hada chance. My career goals are to either get into social work or education, and work with young, low-income children . Since my major is very unheard of and specific to ASU, I do have some concern for finding a job, since employers might seek someone with a more broad field of study.

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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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