Tempe, AZ
Tuition (in-state)
$22,977 ($9,724)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 7038 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: The financial aid process takes awhile to get through and it may be difficult to recieve financial aid if you do not demonstrate financial need. Make sure to file for financial aid before the deadline and also to look into other sources of aid besides loans.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There is lots of variety for students to choose from and some of the restaurant prices are reasonable for college students and they have a good location from campus.

Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: The reason for my rating is because I focus more on my education and inner circle of friends to pay attention to other students looks, interest and other aspects of other people's lifes.

Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: I have not attended a party at school or near school therefore I have no rating for this question.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Overall, Campus Strictness seems to be like any other college campus. I believe it is different since it is a larger campus and there are actually people living on campus. There is an overall strictness on drug and alcohol use on campus. There have been a variety of demonstrations and protests on campus that were allowed, but they were controlled and did not get out of hand (as far as I noticed). It seems easy and fun to create a club or student organization. The attendance is monitored, but the overall policy for attendance seems lenient since it is also largely based on an individual professor's rules for attendance. Not sure how visitation in dorms works, but it would definitely influence my decision in living on campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I have considered living on campus, but I have not heard a lot about it. Overall, I hear that living on campus is average. It seems there would be higher security on campus and one of the good things about living on campus would be the proximity to studio facilities if I needed to get extra work done. I do hear that the spaces are not usually very big. However, I do not know a lot about space. The price seems okay for what is being offered.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The main way I get to campus is by walking down the main strip of Mill Ave, from the light rail. I walk through in the mornings, so it is generally very mellow. I feel relatively safe walking through Mill Ave in the morning. By afternoon, it's still okay, but that's when Mill Ave really comes alive with everyone off work for the day and having their dinner and drinks. Happy Hour is a big event every night since there are so many bars on Mill Ave, but on regular days the streets are still okay in terms of foot traffic. There is a lot of vehicle traffic in the afternoon due to college and a few other schools down the street. Overall, I still feel somewhat safe. There are often a lot of homeless people spending time on Mill Ave at any time of day, but they do not usually seriously bother anyone. The majority of the homeless population in that area appears to be young men, possibly in their 20's or early 30's. This does worry me a little (even though, as I stated, they usually do not bother anyone) especially if they get together in groups. I probably would not walk through Mill Ave on my own at night, despite the very active night life.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Overall, it's great. I don't have a lot of experience with dining but the times that I have gone to the M.U, dining is convenient and there is some variety. There are some places that are okay in value, but overall the price is fairly high. My favorite coffee shop on campus is Charlie's because they make delicious coffee drinks, they offer a variety of delicious foods, and the price matches the quality. I honestly do not mind spending a little extra at Charlie's on any given day, rather than buying a quick, cheap cup of coffee at the M.U convenience store (though they offer a lot of good snacks and have a nice salad bar).

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Overall, the school is based on more of a social life than relationships. For looks, everyone is about average as any other large school. The interests of guys and girls vary widely, you just need to find your social crowd and you'll find similar interests. The dress is typical fashion trends that everyone follows from season to season.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have never come across any health or safety issues on campus. The students and faculty are great when it comes to helping others. Security doesn't walk around campus a lot, that's the only down side, so students have to watch each others' backs.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorms can range from very nice to just completely disgusting. Amenities are nice though as they are included everywhere so as not to cause stress for students. The social atmosphere seems to be okay. As a transfer student, it's hard to become involved, but if you start as a freshman, there should be no social problems. The cost is average, but they keep adding on fees for everything. The ease of the housing process is pretty average as long as it's available.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Since I am Greek myself, I think it's a wonderful social atmosphere. However, it feels like the non-Greeks have a very negative attitude toward the Greek community which seems odd to me. I see plenty of Greeks act kindly to everyone and participate in lots of community service activities. Further, there isn't any Greek housing available for the fraternities, which is not good. For sororities, they can live in a corner of campus, which can be very odd. It seems the school in general does not like Greek life, but you can tell the Greek community here is trying to improve them selves.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: The school is very quick with letting you know which rewards you qualify for; however, applying them to your actual fees and tuition can be a hassle. It is difficult to get in contact directly with these workers unless you go in person to campus.

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3 College Senior

Diversity: When it comes to the acceptance of race, religion, and political beliefs, it is a very diverse campus. Lots of professors and students seem to be very accepting of everybody, no matter who you are. Only thing I've noticed that could use some more diversity is the sexual orientation and the economic background acceptance.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: same as everywhere else, pretty much

2 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Way too expensive, not enough aid

3 College Senior

Greek Life: If I would have attended ASU as a freshman, I definitely would have joined Greek life. There are lots of friendly people and connections within it, and the idea of having sorority sisters is exciting. However I was accepted to ASU as a junior, and regarding my education I felt that it was more important to focus on school as an upperclassman. Greek life plays a huge role in the social atmosphere among campus. I have seen enough Greek letters on shirts and book bags to last a lifetime.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Many of the professors here are great, but I have had one or two that have been a disappointment. A great teacher, in my opinion, will cover all of the test material in class, provide answers to all student questions, provide after hour appointments, and make a special connection with their students. It's harder to do in a lecture hall with 300 or more students, and with online classes. This is why I prefer small classes with 30 students or less.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: ASU is always providing job opportunities on campus. Work study is very common on campus, and the University also holds a career fair once each semester that students are encouraged to attend and meet possible future employers. I have never been to career services, but the option has always been made available to me, and that alone means a lot.

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5 College Senior

Nightlife: The nightlife at ASU is so active, that it can be hard at times to focus on studying and schoolwork. Nevertheless I always put my education first.

5 College Senior

Diversity: There are so many diverse groups on this campus. After living here for only a year, I now have friends from Saudi Arabia, China, and many different US states. I see so many languages being used on and around campus. Some students attending ASU are extremely wealthy, while others are struggling financially. Gay pride is something that is becoming more common and accepted, especially in Tempe.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are a huge part of the Arizona State University life style. When it comes to varsity football and basketball, nothing gets students more excited. The teams receive great support from the university as well as alumni and their performance definitely reflects that. School spirit and fan turnout at ASU games may be the best in Arizona; on game night, it's impossible not to get lost in a sea of Sun Devil fans.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Arizona State University has very diverse campuses. There are multiple political, ethnic, religious, and LGBT organizations for students to participate in. ASU's student population consists of thousands of students from over 70 countries around the world, and students celebrate their diversity through clubs and cultural events around campus. There are also students that hold church services at various times throughout the year as well. For the most part, the students of ASU get along well and are very accepting of others of different ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientation, and political beliefs.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: On campus housing is more strict than the actual campus, most of the on campus apartments are "Dry living" so no alcohol. The school has a strict three absence policy and then you are dropped. However, most professors will work with students if this has happened. The most annoying rule is the "walk only" zones. Students have to walk their bikes and boards through this area, it's just more of a hassle than anything.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The courses and the professors are very well suited with the topic they are teaching. Each professor knows what they are doing and if you ask them for help, they will take time to assist you. This can be during class hours or after class hours.


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Jade Riley
Glendale, AZ
Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology
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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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