Location
Tempe, AZ
Undergrads
50,484
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 Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You Just Have to Look – Tempe has a good selection of rooms for rent, condos, and apartments. They range from $200-$1500 depending on what one is looking for and income. There are deals online sites such as craigslist. You don't have to rent out a room all to your self I have seen many friends split the bill on rent and it comes out to about $200 each in places like the view(across from Tempe campus).

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Has a big parking garage with lots of disabled parking but, even though a person may have state disabled parking sticker, the school charges over $600 a semester to obtain permission and use the disabled parking. Other parking is relatively close to campus but is toooo far for disabled parking. Way too much walking!!!!

4 College Junior

Greek Life: I personally do not engage in any 'Greek Life' activities; I have not experienced anything negative on campus IF this is occurring, which is why I rate it as "A" because if it were something bothersome and alters my experience, this would be a negative mark for an otherwise outstanding school.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Diverse Population – I am primarily a student at ASU West, however in the spring will be attending the Downtown as well as Tempe campus, so this review stems from ASU West experience: The student population is incredibly diverse. Most of the 'night classes' have working professionals and / or parents wanting to further education, so this is generally an older crowd. The 'day classes' see many first-year students, as well as a sprinkling of older students. In my experience, my fellow students have all been respectable, great to work with, motivated, and overall pleasant to share the college experience with.

5 College Junior

Computers: Outstanding Educational Experience – This was my first year as an ASU student; I transfered from Glendale Community College. This has been by far the greatest experience in college thus far; my professors have all been supportive of my goals, inspirational, and dedicated to the classes they teach. I regret not attending ASU sooner; I feel enriched mentally and socially since attending this school, and I recommend ASU quite often to parents of college-age students in my workplace.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This School Is Very Fun – ASU is an amazing place to be! There is always something going on and the weather is always beautiful. The important thing is to not let all the fun distract you from the reason you are there: your studies.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: A Little Overpriced – There are a wide variety of housing opportunities at ASU when you consider the choice between an apartment or a house. The problem is many are somewhat overpriced due to the fact of being located near one of the largest universities in the country.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Library Is a Great Resource! The libraries at Arizona State are your best friend! Hayden library(Main Campus) is quite large and contains computers and many group study rooms available to rent out. And of course, there are is an amazing collection of books and journals to explore on its many floors!

1 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Easy School to Graduate from – No one gets kicked out due to academic reasons or any other reasons. ASU just cares about getting money from students My friend was harassed by her roommate at one of the dorms her Freshman year and the school wouldn't do anything. Her roommate left a pile of crap in front of her door & wrote all over her door too. The school did nothing. My friend had to contact the police (off-campus) and they made the dorm let her move out. People fail classes and can retake them and replace their whole grade, most schools take the average. It's not strict at all.

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Lots of Booze – Dorms don't care if you get home drunk as long as the actual source isn't within their area. You have to be super obvious to get caught. The police won't do anything to you if you're walking around drunk, as long as they don't actually see you drinking. My friend drinks in class all the time. She puts beer in a clear water bottle & doesn't care because it looks like apple juice. Everyone gets high too. One of my suite mates is always smoking weed, even though we're not allowed to even smoke cigarettes within the vicinity. Some people even smoke on the balcony.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Party Center – If you want to go to any parties, your best bet is a frat party. What sucks is that fraternities have houses, but they're really ugly and ghetto. Sororities don't have houses and instead live together within off-campus apartment complexes (that are super expensive and a total rip-off).

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: THere are people of all different backgrounds at this school and there are clubs and organizations that are both encouraging of diversity and helping people to find acceptance on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: All facilities are are very clean. They are generally lively with people. The libraries have quiet areas as well as social areas. The Memorial union has places to eat, sleep, study, and whatever else you may want to do.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My school has a good reputation for high education

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Terrible in the summer but the absolute best in the wintertime. The fall and early spring is straight up fantastic.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Banging. This is the place to be. Clubs available all over Tempe and Scottsdale but there are always parties going on off-campus as well as a huge drinking scene on campus, though ASU is technically a 'dry campus'.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Lots of computer labs, free WiFi campus-wide which is definitely great and I can't say a bad thing about. Decent amount of downtime though for the network, sometimes a bit slow.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: If you are not on campus atleast30-45 minutes before your class then you will probably end up late to class. And parking is expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: ASU is compiled of many different looks from sports, frat and sorority looks, casual, and not so ordinary looks. Girls are a B+ for me, and you'd have to ask a girl to rate the guys because I'm not sure how to do that.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty good at ASU minus a few of the other older ones.

4 College Junior

Computers: The computer service is great. Theres many options arounf campus if you need a computer. Theres almost always one open when you need it around campus. The internet is pretty good but slow at times.

2 College Junior

Academics: Many of the professors are wonderful and really love what they do. On the otherhand you can tell alot of them do not care about the students whhat so ever. Registration is very difficult. Many of the classes fill up so fast leaving no classes for many students to sign up for. They end up signing up for classes that wont even count toward their major.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: It is extremely overpriced and expensive to bring your car to school or to commute. As far as ticketing goes, you are allowed one warning (which is nice) but they are quite strict. You don't really need a car if you are living on campus because everything you need is either walking distance or a short bike ride. However, the convenience of a car on campus definitely has its perks. It can be hard to find a parking spot sometimes, but there are spots, just far away from where you wish to go.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some Dorms Are Awesome... Some Are Not. It really depends on where you live on campus. Not many upper classmen choose to stay of campus after their freshman year because housing off-campus is so abundant. Many dorms have a "party" atmosphere, however, less than the surrounding apartment complexes. The dorms are convenient for calls time, but can add up cost-wise quickly. Buying a parking pass and bringing your car to school costs a ridiculous amount of money.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Somewhat Safe – I don't feel "unsafe", but I would not walk around campus or the surrounding area at night alone. The Campus Security seems to be efficient.

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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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