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

Drug Safety: the school is really strict on alcohol and drugs and keeps a tight hold on that issue. there are police everywhere and even undercover cops monitering.

2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: it is not the best food but it's tolerable if your really hungary. it is just blan and theres not much meat or choices

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Virtually Unheard of – What Greek life? I haven't heard a thing about anything Greek and I have been there 2 years. Maybe if you look really hard?

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Wasn't ASU sued for passing up non-minority scholarship applicants for minorities? They are definitely very accommodating.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Phoenix Is a Little Rough, but You Gotta Be Tough – Phoenix/Tempe can get expensive! But if you can handle a tougher neighborhood you can slide by pretty easily. Just be careful in the two cities.

1 College Junior

Transportation: The parking for this campus is outrageous. I've visited schools twice the size of ASU and their parking is less half the price of ASU's cheapest parking permit. And they have just barely finished installing covers, which is ridiculous considering the extreme heat in the area. Even still, there are parking spaces around campus that still don't have parking covers.

1 College Junior

Athletics: None of the ASU teams are any good, which means only the most hardcore sports fans or lonely alumni attend the games. There are very few average ASU students attending the games, which makes going to see a football/basketball game pretty useless.

1 College Junior

Parking: Way overpriced parking is not worth it and keeps my savings on edge, while there is more than enough space for parking in certain areas, but they are off limits

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Best Spots in Town – There is a huge variety of places to eat in and around campus. It's all here.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Best Isnt Good Enough – no matter how hard you try there are just way too many students at ASU that will out do you for scholarships. no chance at all.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The MU – its the best place to feed my type 2 diabetes cravings.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Stay at Home – nightlife is fun if you have a fake ID otherwise, house parties is where its at.

5 College Freshman

Weather: The weather at ASU is awesome! People complain if it gets below 60 degrees, which is not very often. It is all sunshine :)

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Party School – ASU is technically a dry campus and the rules they have written down may seem strict, but they hardly, if ever, enforce the rules. ASU does not have a party school reputation for nothing!

4 College Freshman

Academics: Be in Barrett – I am in Barrett, The Honors College at ASU and am also in the WP Carey Academy for the business school this gives me many extra opportunities. The workload may be a bit harder, but the program is great. Barrett just got new facilities, so it is super nice!

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Its a Party School – On this campus, you have a wide diversity of people from all different backgrounds and styles. Most of the time you will see the party crowd who go night clubbing almost every night. You don't see many friendships forming unless you have the same class or something. I've noticed that alot of people have the trouble of making new friends. There are alot of hot girls who just want a good time. There are alot of guys who spend their time working out so they can stand out for the party girls. I like to think that its another version of the high school stereotypes.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There Is Stuff to Do – The atmosphere is very chill. In a mile radius of campus you have a bunch of fine restaurants. There is always a play, comedy show, concert that you can go to. Since the Light Rail and Transit Center are on the outskirts of campus, the ability to travel back and forth from Phoenix and Tempe is very enticing. The locals here are very student friendly and you get that hometown feeling.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very Open Campus – There's not much security on the Tempe campus when it relates to people being able to walk through the campus grounds and do what they want to. It gets pretty crowded sometimes when your walking from one class to another. In the rare ocassion you get the "blind" driver who almost kills you or the "lovable drunk" who won't stop bothering you.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: The athletic centers are always being used from open to close by student athletes and many others who are keeping up their health. They offer many different classes like yoga, pilates, and spin. the main library is open 24 hours which is always helpful and gives a place to study all the time.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Good but Expensive – The nicer dorms on campus are a lot more expensive than the older ones, even costing more than in-state tuition.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I dont know how this works at ASU because I am not currently on scholarship.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The girls are GORGEOUS. Arizona is known for having hot students, and I would definitely say the ladies of ASU are proof of that. Tempe 12 is also evidence enough. The guys are equally attractive.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Honestly, ASU definitely gives a great freshman experience. It's probably not something I would do for 4 years though.

2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Not gonna lie, police crack down hard on parties, and several people get MIC's. But for the most part, if you're careful, you'll get home safely without the campus security knowing.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There's definitely a melting pot of ethnic groups at ASU.

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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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