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

Scholarships: As long as your application is in on time, you're qualified for a scholarship. On the strength of my academics alone I was granted enough scholarship money to make my out-of-state tuition equal in-state. However, there are strict qualifiers to keeping it (30 credit hours per year and a minimum GPA).

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Regarding Hassayampa – Speaking only about my dorm, Hassayampa, I'd say it's overpriced and doesn't have much of a community feeling like McClintock has. But it is newer and the rooms are huge.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Campus Safety – There's cops on bikes and Segways on campus probably at all times, and there's plenty of well-marked police posts. You can also sign up to get text alerts from the university about safety concerns. In all, I'd say I feel completely safe here.

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5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Counselors as well as professors are always providing resources for students on how to apply for financial assistance. My Frosh year I was fortunate to have assistance from friendly workers at the Financial office whom helped me fill out all necessary forms to keep current with financial awards and scholarships.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: For those students who are not used to Arizona, dry desert weather will have a bit of a shock. Summers in AZ are extremely hot. Normally, students and Arizona residents in general prefer to go out in the afternoon. However, ASU has activities that involve staying cool. At times they give free ice cream, free water or they hold functions that involve water games.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Tempe is known for being home to the ASU sun devils. Everyday there is something to do on campus. Having had the opportunity to live on campus my Frosh year, there are many extra curricular activities that ASU clubs and groups hold to motivate students, relieve stress and promote social networks. There are movie theaters, food restaurants and shopping malls close by. This makes it easier for out of state students whom are not familiar with Tempe, let alone the state of Arizona. Personally, I would have to say that the Sorority's and Fraternities on campus are mainly multicultural. Cultural events are prominent on campus yet they hold functions not only for member of their society but also all ASU students. I am a proud sun devil and I hope in two years to become an alumni if financial assistance is provided.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports Are Awesome – Varsity sports are pretty important at ASU, there's always a promotion event going on for the men's sports. Sometimes though I feel that the women's sports aren't promoted enough. Student fan support is always great even though our teams are not the greatest, but we usually fill the student section. Intramural sports are also big. The training and workout facilities here are great, and I believe there is an expansion scheduled for the Student Recreation Center soon. I can't wait to see how that turns out.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safe and Sound – Personally, I haven't felt unsafe on campus. Maybe at night it's a little creepy, but there are plenty of well lit areas and emergency alert stations so I'm never afraid. Campus police can always be seen patrolling, and if there is ever a big security issue ASU has a service that both emails and sends you a text message to update you on the situation. There have been some crimes just off campus, but that's going to happen in any major city.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Up-Tempo Tempe – Tempe is a vibrant atmosphere, especially right around campus. Mill Avenue is right on the edge of campus, and is always bustling with activity as it houses many restaurants and small shops. To do any serious shopping, Tempe Marketplace is maybe a 10 minute car ride away, and has many stores and almost 30 different restaurants. The local attitude toward students is good, because we provide a lot of business during the year.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: Theres a lot of different ethnic groups on campus.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Too Many Frats – There are several diverse groups on campus. Howver most of the groups consist of Fraternities and Sororities. Many can tell the sororities are not a diverse group and like to jusge those who are not in one. Fraternities have some diversity when it comes to race but from an outside perspective sexual orientation and religion are all the same.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: College Town: Tempe – The town is a very college friendly town. Resturants and shopping malls are within biking distance, and there are a good amount of students that live in Tempe. There are sport/recreation activities that happen right on campus. There are activities and attractions that happen at the local outside mall, and it feels like a very safe environment.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Te campus is very safe. There are emergency buttons located through out the entire campus, a safety escort service that runs a=until 3 o'clock in the morning and police are visible throughout the campus. They do there part to keep the campus safe, and take under age drinking and drug abuse very seriously. As long as you do your part to stay out of trouble you will be just fine at ASU.

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3 College Junior

Weather: Walking in the Heat – I park about 12 minutes away from my campus building; therefore, the weather can impact my little stroll to the campus. Luckily, it does not snow in Tempe, Arizona so winters are rather nice; however, when it is hot, I am not looking forward to walking in the street, so I might need to find a new parking spot.

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5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I would say that the campus is pretty straight forward and expected. Campus strictness is evident in the school code. It i expected that all students have an understanding of it and follow it. Things on the code include: cheating, plagiarism, alcohol & drug use, etc.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: To me the atmosphere is quite appealing. I love seeing the diversity of people walking around all over the campus. I wouldn't say the the campus is over-crowded. It seems just right. I love to see everyone riding their bicycles all over the campus. The location is nice because there are stores and restaurants along the street and sometimes there are events going on along the streets or even at the school.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Getting around is a little difficult unless you have money for a cab. There are buses you can take for far distances but it is confusing to figure out which one you have to take to get where you want to go.

2 College Freshman

Parking: There is very little parking for students. You have to get to school super early if you want a good spot and to get to class on time. It is also very expensive to get a parking permit.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking is definitely more popular at Arizona State University. I have not had any encounters with people using at parties very often.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The best way to get as much financial aid possible is to apply early as in before January. I received a good amount of financial aid for this school year but unfortunately because of the increase in tuition I had to take out a loan.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Campus Life – There is so much to do here at ASU. With 600+ clubs its hard not to find a hobby. Not only are the clubs really fun but there are activities held on campus almost everyday. They play music during lunch, sometimes dance cubs perform on the small stage outside, there are shopping booths along the library, great places to eat on campus. I can truly say this is a diverse campus in both the people and the activities.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The Tempe campus has a variety of bus that can transport some. There are specific buses that can take you directly to the other campuses, there is the flash that drives around the tempe campus only which helps getting you to the parking garages, and there is also the orbit system which is free of charge that drives all around the tempe area. There is parking but that is insanely expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Know Where to Go – In Tempe, there are going to be parties. But you've kind of got to know where they are to get to them. Sometimes you can go to Frat Row, but they can be hit or miss. Your best bet is to make friends with kids who have their own apartment or find kids who know kids who have their own off campus houses. Or get a 21+ friend and party by yourselves.

There are plenty of bars and clubs in Phoenix, but you've got to be 21 to drink at bars. And there are a couple of 18+ clubs, but you might have to fend off a few creepers. But they can be fun, and their really close to the Downtown PHX campus.

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4 College Junior

Weather: Welcome to the Oven – It's incredibly hot here in the summer, but you already knew that. I love the heat and think the warmer winters are awesome, so it's perfect for me. If you're not suited to temperatures that reach over 110, then leave before June!

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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: There are lots of places to choose from around campus, but nothing particularly outstanding.

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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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