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

Facilities: There are many facilities like a student center, a writing center to help students with essays and resumes. There are gyms on some floors and a full dining hall for eating, as well as a den for students to hangout. Overall the facilities here are very good.

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5 College Student

Academics: Classes Really Help With My Future – I am in the Exercise and Wellness major and the education I have been getting is very beneficial to what I want to do after college.

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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It's Not Bad – There are a lot of policies, but the overall strictness is moderate. Enforcement isn't regular, but there is enough of it to feel safe.

3 College Junior

Diversity: The campus has a large base of students from other countries/ethnicities. Being in Arizona, we have a lot of hispanic students, and it is largely accepted from the student body as a whole.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Plenty of Options – There are a lot of options to live off campus. I dig that.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: No Need for a Vehicle – If you have a car, don't bring it. Almost anything you might need in the state of Arizona alone is reachable without one. Tempe pretty much has everything, and sometimes you might need a bike to get around quicker. If you're into the city life, the lightrail takes you to the Downtown campus and other places Downtown Phoenix offers like Suns and Diamondbacks games.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Very Diverse, but Sometimes Too Much – With ASU being the largest university in America, of course it's diverse. You'll find almost any types of people in just the Tempe campus alone- races, where people are from, etc. That being said, sometimes it gets out of hand when it comes to ideas. A lot of times (especially near the Memorial Union), you'll get many types of support groups soliciting on the pathway asking to join a cause, and it gets really annoying quickly.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Dining Hall – At first you'll go crazy after eating in one of the dining halls, but you will get tired quickly. Pitchforks at the MU seems to serve the same food over and over again and the soda and ice cream machines break easily. Be warned, this can easily get you on the Freshman 15+

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are so many opportunities at ASU. There are four campus's located in Arizona and each one is different in their own way. There are so many degree's and programs that are offered unlike other schools. Everyone I talk to loves it here, and they always have stories to tell about what adventures they went on that weekend. There sport's teams are always active and popular, along with the professional ones around the area.

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5 College Sophomore

Weather: Shivering? or Sweating? My choice would be sweating. I recently came from a campus with snow. I must say it is so much more enjoyable to be able to walk to class without my head ducked and my whole body layered with clothes. Arizona does get very hot, but it only stays hot for about 3 out of the 9 months we attend school. It effects us because of how uncomfortable you get, but the campus is pretty well shaded so it isn't that horrible.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Life in the Desert – The campus is awesome! I recently transferred here because my other school didn't have the college atmosphere like Arizona State does. The buildings are all very unique, one of my classes is even located by an indoor garden. The walkways are big and shaded by beautiful palm trees. The library is always a great place to study, you enter underground, which is pretty interesting. My roommates are constantly at the gym and I think it's great how huge the campus is, even if I occasionally get lost.

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4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Safe to Live in – tempe city where the ASu main campus at is very safe city to live in

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: young wild free life living, gave me an opportunity to be on my own and work hard in finding what i like to do

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3 College Junior

Majors: Can Be Difficult – I amin the WP Carey school of business and was accepted into their ba degree programs from the beginning however to get into the Bs degree programs it's a little harder. My only issue was that I hadto retake my act test to get the score I needed. That was my only obsticale however other people have had a much harder time with it, but it's worth it

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Fairly Laid Back – For the most part ASU is just like any other school. Underage drinking happens all the time but most students get caught at least one. Drugs happen also but there much stricter on that. They are however extremely strict with the honor code, especially in the WP Carey school of business which is good becasue it ensures our validity as students.

3 College Junior

Diversity: The Melting Pot – ASU is a very diverse campus. There are people not just around the United States but around the world. It allows for you to experience differet people and learn to appreciate peoples differences but it is sometimes hard to understand and act appropriately around different people.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Living close to ASU can cost as much as living on campus. The farther you get the less you'll spend, but there's no way I could live anywhere near here without roommates.

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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Ocotillo Rules! I had the time of my life living on campus. If I had never lived at Ocotillo I would have never met my best friends in the world.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I Feel Fine – I know that the security on my campus does the best they can. I always see them patrolling and they seem to really care about the students. There's also a great program in place to escort students home at night.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: short shorts and tank tops! Its mostly hot or warm I love it except in the summer around august-october Its on fire but the rest of the year pretty nice weather.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Get Around – We are located near a bus transportation center, the light rail is the most popular.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Party All Day & All Night – I always see people party and having a good time but on campus you wont see any drugs or alcohol unless you go out looking for it. Overall it's pretty low key. you have to be supper drunk or stupid to get caught. There is always something going on but you'll never feel pressured people are really easy going.

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3 College Junior

Weather: Summer Is Awful – The weather is nice, sometimes even cold, for about half the calendar year (october to march). But the rest of the year comes with varying degrees of hot and hotter. Avoid summer school at all costs, the temperature is insane (100+), and the Tempe campus is big enough to make you regret all the walking outdoors.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: Multiple Options – There are several good options for transportation around campus (especially in the Tempe area). City buses and free shuttles, plus free campus and inter-campus shuttles. Late-night transportation can be a problem; most university transportation options stop at 10pm, city buses run until about midnight.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Biased Opinion – I'm not your average college kid. I love learning so my college experience is 99.99% positive, just like the rest of my life. That .01% are those rare moments that I think something is actually worth stressing about. That .01% never lasts long.

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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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