Tempe, AZ
Tuition (in-state)
$22,977 ($9,724)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 7087 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Computers: For starters, the technology at Arizona State University is very modern, however not all that efficient. The network is often very slow, and often very difficult to connect to. As a full-time student with a lot on my plate, it can often be frustrating. However, when the network isn't being 'stubborn', for lack of a better word, it works just fine.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Great Early Childhood Education Program – New iTeachAZ program is a great opportunity for education majors to complete their degree and be in high demand by school districts.

3 College Junior

Parking: Covered parking is expensive. Cheap lots are on the edge of campus and a good hike from classes especially when it is 110 degrees.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on Campus – I love living on campus especially because the CA on the floor is extremely friendly. We are always doing interesting things such as going to 5 guys for dinner and having movie nights in the hall. We are currently thinking about having a bowling night for our floor. Or just scehduling a floor party so everyone can just hang out and watch movies in the student lounge that is located across the hall in the building.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Downtown Phoenix – The arizona center is like a little plaza provides a little shopping center and a movie theater that is within walking distance. But that is not the only place where shopping is avaliable giving that we live downtown there are many other things that are avaliable such as comedy clubs and music and the arizona art museum just off the light rail.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: I have only been going to school on campus at ASU for a semester and I can already see that there are people from all over the world. Just in my classes there are people from all parts of the country. When walking around campus to and from classes there are signs showing clubs for different political views, religions, and ethnicities.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Convenience Rocks! Arizona state is located right in the heart of Tempe, Arizona so say hello to downtown and the state famous Mill ave! There you can find chain restaurants(BK, Jack in the box, Five guys, Panda express) as well as smaller local restaurants (phoenicia cafe, michael monti's la casa vieja, Ztejas) that are all excellent and know that most of the clients are students so prices are kept reasonable.

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3 College Freshman

Facilities: Advising Is Exactly What Is Done! In Arizona State advising is just down right helpful. The advisors are not uncomfortable to talk to, they really listen to your questions and find the best solutions for your situation.

4 College Student

Scholarships: Easily Accessible – Things got a little confusing with all the forms I had to fill out, but I received a very good amount of aid and it helped me very much!

4 College Student

Overall Experience: Amazing Experience! Being here at ASU gave me a chance to meet new people, expand my horizons, and explore a new city! I wouldn't trade my memories for the world!

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4 College Student

Facilities: Campus Activities – There are always things to do on campus! You'll never be bored!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Nice campus, almost like it's own little city, plenty of dorms and off-campus apartment housing available, few miles from mall, free stuff everywhere, parties and concerts nearby all the time.

4 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is not bad at the west campus. You can easily find a parking spot.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking Is More Popular – The drug scene is not really a problem its more liquor.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: No Body Really Talks to Each Other – The guys and girls here on the west campus do not really interact with one another.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Overall, the experience I have had at this university has been enjoyable. I participate in a club that relates to my end career goal in becoming a Physician Assistant and have had many fun opportunities participating in events with the members. I did not live on campus at all and I would have liked to be able to do that. Nightlife on the popular Mill Ave is always fun and full of college aged people that you can relate with. I would definitely chose ASU if I had to do it all over, however, I would chose to be more involved in the over all campus scene.

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3 College Senior

Transportation: The Flash is an easy way to get to opposite areas on campus. It travels around campus however if you're in a hurry it is usually better to just walk. The only aspect I dislike is how some of the drivers navigate. Frequently, passengers are "tossed" around from sharp turns and abrupt stops.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus Crime – Recently, there have been a few sightings of persons with a gun on/around campus, which was startling. However, campus police have increased safety measures in attempt to keep students as safe as possible.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am international student, so hard add financial aid.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Dining Options – I Always cook in my apartment, but I think the off-campus dining id convenience.There are so many kind of restaurants.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Dining Options – I Always cook in my apartment, but I think the off-campus dining id convenience.There are so many kind of restaurants.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: It Is Rediculous – I got a small amount of financial aid and the school did little to help me out. My parents are both out of work and I am supporting myself and the school hardly of use in helping me out. If you want help, go to the faculty.

1 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: CA's Really Suck – If you live in the dorms, don't expect to have too much fun. The CA's make excuses to come in and check on the floors, claiming false "noise complaints" and they barge into rooms without asking. Half the time no one is even doing anything bad!

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys Are Alright – There are all types of girls out here, from hipster to sorority princess; and it makes it pretty easy for a girl to find a clique to click with. The guys seem to be a little less diverse, as the male population seems to be made up of mostly frat guys. While they're nice to look at, they aren't anything to hold a conversation with.

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1 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: ASU is a very fun school, you'll have a good time but by doing so you will get caught. Went to a party tonight where cops guarded the door giving everyone MIC's when they left. Do they really have nothing better to do than write students $500 tickets for drinking? I mean reallly!?, we're in college. Coming from New York, I have never heard of an MIC. You could be blacked out but as long as you aren't causing a disturbance there is no issue. At ASU, its a whole other story, if you have had 2 beers and hour ago and are completely sober, Tempe and ASU police would love nothing more than to ruin your night and write you ridiculous tickets. I did love going to school here but this needs to end. If you want to have a good time in college, go to UCSB or somewhere where cops actually arrest criminals, not barely intoxicated college students.


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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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