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

Overall Experience: I Like My Degree's Program, but Not the Attitude of the College – I really like my degree's program. It is very professional and has nice resources. However,overall ASU is all about the money and are not very helpful when it comes to affording school. They are also not friendly to transfer credits from the community college because they want more money.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Nicest Area in AZ – If i was going to live anywhere in Arizona, Tempe is the best area.

4 College Student

Academics: Concerned and Helpful Teachers – I am very satisfied with the ASU teachers i have interacted with. Despite the large classroom sizes, they are eager to give individual attention if asked.

4 College Student

Diversity: A Considerably Diverse Campus – Arizona State university has a diverse, but united student body. there are many different statuses regarding race, political beliefs, religion, sexual orientation, etc. Despite these differences, the student among campus still manage to come together and create a diverse but accepting community.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Love Living at Home – I personally love living at home, I would rather live at home than spend unnessecary money for a dorm. Although living in a dorm would be easy for transportation to my classes, I would still rather be at home therefore I don't need to spend all my money.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene shown in Arizona State is not all that bad, although there are a lot of people that drink and smoke, but it all depends on who you chose to be around and who you chose to be friends with.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Hospital Internship – I currently have an internship where I go to the hospital and job shadow a nurse. It's a great opportunity but it is also very time consuming. I do not get paid nor do I except to, I am very lucky to have this internship, I have learned a lot from just being in the hospital, such as how the environment is and how to take care of patients.

3 College Student

Majors: Took this major thinking I was going into advertising, but marketing is really just about the statistical analysis of market trends. Business-y.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: There is good food available and enough of a variety that you won't go crazy. Pricing is completely unaffordable though, and healthy options are constantly being discontinued

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Relatively Accomodating – If you are accepted through admissions, I don't believe they make you choose a major from the start. You can apply as a freshman for general liberal arts. You will start out with your Gen. Ed.s at that point. They do encourage you to pick a major from the start though so you can get a start on your core courses. Anyways, as for my major, it was not difficult to be admitted. For any language program, you are able to take a placement test if you think you can skip ahead to the 200 or 300 level classes. If you are attempting to enroll into another major, different schools will have different application processes with varying levels of difficulty. For example, some schools, like the Barrett Honors College at ASU is highly competitive and requires, among other things, letters of recommendation.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: From what I have heard, some housing is wonderful and some is so-so. There are small dorms in the older buildings that I would say are probably about average in quality. There is also student housing around campus or across the street that is very nice with many amenities. So, the quality depends on what you spring for. ASU does have a reputation as a school with students that like partying; so, if you choose student housing close to ASU, be aware that there will be drunks and parties.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Pretty Safe Overall – I would say that ASU does make efforts to provide a safe campus. There are little emergency button poles/pillars all over campus and around student housing. Usually these pillars also have blue lights on them that are easily recognized at night. I have heard stories of a few violent crimes that have happened over the years, but from my experience, these are rare occurrences that only involved several people. They do have security that patrols the campus, even in the middle of the night. However, as petty crimes go, bike theft is a problem it think. It is a big campus, so many students have bikes. If you have a bike, definitely get a good lock. Even if they don't steal the bike, be mindful that thieves will be satisfied stealing the front wheel or seat, too.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Hot Hot Hot – Early spring and late fall are nice seasons, so when you are attending normal semesters, it's nice most of the time. However, from about late April to later September, it is very hot. In the middle of summer, it can get up to 120 or so sometimes. So, for zealous students pursuing summer courses, this can be a real pain, especially if you have classes in multiple spots around campus. (speaking from experience on the main Tempe campus).

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Just Loans – The process was smooth, but all they gave me were loans. On top of the loans, they will not cover all of the tuition costs.

5 College Junior

Transportation: Intercampus Shuttles – The intercampus shuttles are the best option for transportation at Arizona State University. They are free to students and you can take them to every campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's Great – Time here at ASU is great the school is pretty big but you don't get lost and the staff and students are very welcoming.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The process was pretty difficult you must have a GPA of 3.0 or better as was as a certain score on the SAT or ACT it is very competitive but worth it.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Text Messaging and Emailing Alerts – Texting and emailing students when there is an alert at the college or surrounding area

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Student Intergrity – Student intergrity is a requirement of pursuing a career at Arizona University

3 College Junior

Computers: Wireless Speed – Unfortunately, some areas at ASU have horrible wireless speed and connection. I could be sitting in a lecture and I would not be able to get connection to get on the internet either because of the amount of people in the room trying to use it or the location of the lecture room.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Personal Safety – I feel very safe at ASU considering that everywhere I walk, there are always police men and women making sure that the campus is safe to be on.

3 College Freshman

Weather: If You Love Lots of Hot, Sunny Days It's Great – Having to walk to classes in the months of August, September and April SUCKS. The heat is overpowering and it feels like you're in a giant oven. But the rest of the school year the weather is pretty bearable. You're in the desert, so be prepared to almost never see rain, but the upshot is that there's always stuff to do outdoors- games to see, mountains to climb, runs and bike rides to go on- without having to worry about getting rained out... As long as it's not in August, September or April. Then it's just best to stay inside until the sun goes down.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The Best Teachers I've Ever Had – I'm extremely happy as a political science major. The two classes I've gotten to take for my major thus far were the two most interesting, enlightening and enjoyable classes I've had here at ASU, and the teachers (Richard Ashley and Terence Ball) were BRILLIANT. I don't know if this is true for other majors as well, but personally I couldn't be happier. I haven't had any trouble finding the courses I need, and so far I'm 2 for 2 on finding professors who were funny, engaging, helpful and extremely knowledgeable about their subjects.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Wouldn't Change a Thing – Like anyone else, I have concerns about finding a job after college, but I'm pretty confident I'll land on my feet. Political science is one of the best majors to choose if you're not totally sure what you want to end up doing after college, because it gives you so many options. With a poli sci degree, you can pursue careers in journalism, public policy, non-profit organizations, law, and almost anything else you can think of that has to do with politics and government. This kind of versatility is also why ASU is one of the best schools to study it at. At the largest college in the country, there are so many options and potential fields of study that one would be hard-pressed to find something they couldn't do. You won't get locked into something you aren't sure about, and there's always a way to further specialize your particular focus.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Piece of Cake – I didn't have to do anything special to get into my particular major. I just talked to an adviser, told him that I wanted to be a Political Science major, and he helped me sign up for the classes. That was it. It's possible that I wasn't in a hugely competitive program, but from my perspective it was super easy.

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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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