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

Diversity: There seems to be students from across the country to across the globe. The diversity adds to perspective as well as promoting a general feeling of acceptance and respect for all people. I enjoy the lack of prejudice that lends to an open mind. Sometimes it is hard to understand one another coming from so many cultures.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There seems to be an increase in security with a positive impact. There is a concern for bike theft with so many students riding bikes all over. The longboard security racks outside classes is a noticeable and nice safety feature. Overall I feel safe while on campus, and I can tell there's an honest effort for safety.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: It is preferable to have a bike or alternative means of transportation, but parking is fairly abundant and in prime locations. There doesn't seem to be strict enforcement of parking violations from what I've seen. The campus is easy to maneuver and get around with a car, but it is much more convenient with parking.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There's plenty of bus stops all over the area with routes to all main attractions. It doesn't seem to be very crowded unless its a large event like a game. Cost is about average which is affordable. The tramway is also convenient since it goes right through campus, and especially since they are extending it for more long distance travel.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: There's a reason why so many people are currently moving to this area, it must be the perpetual sunny days and absence of any form of winter weather. During the summer it is very hot, but it is a dry heat and the area is well adapted to the heat and most people move indoors. The heat does need special consideration especially if a bike or longboard is the preferred transportation.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The attitude toward students is great with this being a well known college town. The locals coexist well with the student population, with many alumni staying here because it is a great place to settle down. There's a pride for the school that is felt by students as well as others living here. There is a distinct art vibe that can be viewed in many quaint shops and galleries, as well as the Center of the Arts building located near campus but the lake. The lake itself is a refreshing getaway with parks and sidewalks for joggers, photographers, strollers, or any other outdoor enthusiast fond of urban lakes. Gammage theatre is a mecca of cultural attractions ranging from school performances to famous and well-known shows like Stomp, Wicked, Blue Men Group, or more. Its a beautiful area and has a very well known night life.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: One pro is that there is a large selection of off campus housing including apartments, condos, townhouses, or even renting a room as a part of a house or sharing a house with roommates. The area is great and lively with beautiful scenery including Tempe Town Lake that has art facilities and a decorated sidewalk/pathway around the entire perimeter as well as family parks and attractions. The area ranges from waterfront high rise condos to cozy and quaint neighborhoods that students can choose from to live while at school, and it is all very close to campus. The only con I can think of is that it can get a little congested at times including rush hour, but that is to be expected at most places especially since Tempe is a suburb of Phoenix.

College Junior

Greek Life: As a graduate student, I do not know much about Greek life.

4 College Junior

Weather: Although the weather can become very hot in the summer months, it is very consistent! It rarely rains, which is preferred when expected to walk or bike across such a large campus. It is always sunny and clear, which is pleasant.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Arizona State University has a lively, well-rounded athletic program. Fan support is particularly strong for football and baseball. The university encourages students to attend athletic games via advertising and incentives, such as special student sections and free shirts.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing near campus is typically very pricey. Apartments and houses are close to public transportations (bus routes, light rail). Many apartments are new or recently renovated, which typically adds to monthly rent prices.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have close friends who have been a victim of crime on campus. However, I feel the Tempe and Arizona State University police make adequate attempts to patrol campus and prevent crime.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I have not had the opportunity to live on campus. I live off campus in a near-by apartment.

5 College Junior

Majors: My graduate program for speech-language pathology is wonderful. Clinical practica provide me with real-life opportunities to interact and provide therapy to a wide variety of populations (pediatric, adult, geriatric) with a wide variety of disorders (autism, apraxia, aphasia, fluency, etc). The workload is high, but very rewarding. I have the opportunities to apply what I learn during lectures to my therapy lesson plans for clients. My professors and clinical supervisors are very experienced professionals who provide wonderful support to all students within the program. Their experience in the field of speech-language pathology is crucial to providing the highest quality education.

4 College Junior

Majors: Internships are required during both the fall and spring semester of the second year in the graduate program. Typically, students spend one semester internship at a public school and one semester at a non-school site, which includes but is not limited to acute care hospitals, pediatric hospitals, private clinics, and skilled nursing facilities. Internships are unpaid, as they are a requirement. However, the experiences are invaluable, as graduate students have the opportunity to work 25-40 hours a week under the supervision of a professional speech-language pathologist and gain real-life knowledge about that clientele and clinical setting.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Although I do not attend house parties/Greek parties, the bar and club scene near campus on Mill Avenue is great. There are a wide variety of bars (country, dance club, pool clubs, etc)!

College Junior

Guys & Girls: As a graduate student in a long-term relationship, I am not involved in the dating scene at Arizona State. I am unable to comment on descriptions of undergraduate student's looks, interests, and relationships.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Tempe and surrounding Phoenix areas are fun and upbeat. There are plenty of dining options and entertainment opportunities.

4 College Junior

Diversity: ASU has a very diverse student body. There is an obvious wide range of political beliefs, religious beliefs, and national origin among students.

4 College Junior

Computers: Wifi is reliable, and there are enough computers around campus. However, printing is difficult as they require you to have "credits" before printing. Students should be given an initial quota of free printing (i.e. 150 sheets) before requiring credits of 10 cents per page.

3 College Junior

Transportation: There are many options for public transportation (light rail, shuttle buses, taxis), but I typically prefer to travel by bike to and from campus.

3 College Senior

Computers: computers are always available when I need one.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus havent encountered any bad situations.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: drinking is a huge problem but I dont have anything negative to say. It has really affected me in a personal way.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great for making friends and its very convenient when it comes to rolling out of bed at the last minute. The way they place people in certain housing options needs some work.

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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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