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Tempe, AZ
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50,484
Tuition (in-state)
$22,977 ($9,724)
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Very Easy
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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Simplicity Says It Best – Applying for scholarships is a bummer and not really enjoyable but if you need one you can find one. ASU is pretty good about giving money. For students with high or good GPAs financial aid is easily awarded. Under every major there are more specific scholarships. The best way to find out about scholarships is to talk to the Finance Desk in the Student services building (you can usually just walk up to the desk, the front desk people aren't very busy) or make an appointment with your advisor (you will probably get into see him or her within a few days which isn't bad at all and then you get to meet with them one on one and discuss what you can do personally. The advisors are very friendly and very helpful!!! If you ask to meet with them tell them that it is in regards to scholarships and they many even have some in mind for you already).

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life at ASU is not anything you would expect. The sororities a very good. The only problem is that they don't have official houses because in Tempe, AZ a house with 7 or more women living in it is considered a brothel. They do however have an apartment complex called Adelphi which consists of all the sororities, each of which is gated in by itself and has: a small kitchen, chapter room, study area, quart yard and rooms for around 30-40 girls, and suite style bathrooms. The fraternities are a bit of a different story. It seems to be almost an honor to be on probation because almost all are. This is unfortunate because date dashes with a single soror and a single frat are limited. Frat Row is currently being torn down because it was many of the house were deemed unlivable. The only left standing are AEPi, Sig Pi, Sig Ep, and Sig Nu. Even those houses will be demolished soon. That isn't to say that Frat Row is any less of a party magnet, it is still a very prominent place to go for nightlife. Many other frats do exist even though they don't reside on campus. Big apartment complexes such as Campus Suites and Block 1949 house large groups of fraternity men. It is unclear at this point in time if or when Frat Row will be rebuilt. Talk of an all Greek condominium has been heard but it is very possibly just rumor. Hazing is very limited and under ASU law prohibited and strictly enforced. Going Greek in not the most important thing at ASU...until you go Greek. Being Greek is very important to Greeks. Greek members do socialize outside of themselves, and are often very friendly, they are just very proud to be Greek

4 College Freshman

Athletics: All Around Sports – The teams at ASU have a great deal of talent. Sometimes they consists of a lot of young or inexperienced talent which can lead to losses but nevertheless the means games are always intense and interesting. ASU is a high ranking school for its actual team sports but also has many intercollegiate sports that are quite active and available to the student body. Greeks also form their own sporting events among themselves. Everyone has school spirit and when ever there is an event around campus a sea of people in gold is sure to be found. Tempe (the city in which ASU is located) is definitely a college town full of sports bars and grills where games are always shown. Most athletes stick to strict practice schedules and socialize mostly within themselves but when they have time to branch out they are often very friendly people.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The housing on campus depends on you. Do you want the old dorms or the new dorms. But remember, the older dorms is lower than the newer dorms. Students go for the older dorms because it is cheaper than the luxury dorm. If you are rich, then I consider you the newer luxury dorm but the prices are very high for a semester or rently payments.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: The Dorm is great but a little high to stay on campus. There are rules on campus as in the dorms. Students can visit each other but can have there own room. You must experiment the dorm life to understand what I mean. But studies come first then fun.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus crime is very low. No one will hurt you unless you disrepect them. Normally, there are ASU police on campus to control the students or protesters. But the securtiy measures, police and safety services is good.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid process is very easy. Alot of paper work to fill out but the aid is worth it. The financial aid office will help you if you need help.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Academic Program – There are alot of academic programs or majors to choice from while attending Arizona State University. Arizona State University offers over 250 academic undergraduate programs and majors led by expert faculty from highly ranked colleges and schools. An exceptional education inspired by vision, scholarship, and creativity. Students can enjoy which major to choice from which is offered at Arizona State University. Campus life is awesome while you meet your new roommate and other students that are attending. Making new friends that will till you graduate and still be friends while performing your career. I recommend Arizona State University to students who want to learn from the best and still be a kid. Professor, Doctors, etc still act like children but they do so in a fun way to be creative and teach students about the real world. The faculty at Arizona State University is helpful and will not turn you down. the faculty is there to help you succeed in college and earn your degree.

3 College Junior

Academics: My review for the science class is tough but in all it depends on you. How much work you put in your study time. For, me it was hard because I work part time jobies trying to fulfil payment fees for Arizona State University. Basically, all the classes at Arizona State University is not hard, you just got to attend class, read your books and ask questions if you do not know whats going on. The professor at Arizona State University is professional and know what they are doing. They are cool and nice to get to know but watch out, do not get on their bad side or they will humanilate you in front of everyone but hey, relax it is college and professors needs examples to give. Not on you but examples on how the real world will function. In all, Arizona State University is a good school to attend.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not receive nearly enough money to pay for both tuition and the costs of living on campus. Although ASU is one of the most affordable schools in the nation, it is really only accounting for tuition. The cost of living on campus costs more than the cost of schooling itself.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking Is Popular – Drinking is popular with the frat and sorority houses, but not so much in the on-campus housing. It is a dry campus, but there are always ways around that if there are people willing to look into it.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Libraries Are the Best – The libraries are great places to go study. Because Arizona State is such a large school, there are many resources in the library's data base that range from thousands of journal articles, to thousands of different books on dispersed between the many libraries on the four campuses. There is even a pretty new engineering library that is extremely modern with awesome study rooms. Its a great place to go when you need to study or get work done.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Tedious, Confusing, and Discouraging – I did not receive any financial aid, other than a grant that had me tied down to a major for years after the program which I was switching out of anyway. It seems as though it is awarded unfairly when hearing about other people's situations. It is not cheap coming from out of state, and I think she process should be simpler.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Couldn't Have Picked a Better School – ASU is a beautiful, and growing campus. It is geared towards educating students to get them out into the career world. There are many opportunities and possibilities here. I have a good balance between school, work, and social life.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diverse, Yet White – There are several different races at ASU. Many are white, and that may be the majority, but not by a large margin. There are a decent amount of international students as well. Clubs, organizations, and programs are available to the various nationalities.

4 College Junior

Weather: Hot. Just Hot. The fall semester sterts at the tail end on monsoon season but other then that its just dry and hot. The coats dont really come out until Late November or Early December and the coldest by the time winter break is over, spring is on the way. Bring a bathing suit because if your dorm doesnt have a pool, you'll want to use the one at the SRC. Also, bring rain boots. While it doesnt rain often, the drainage is horrible and you'll find yourself wading in puddles for days. The end of spring semester is Hot! Dont put off moving out until the last minute or you'll be sweating off the Frosh 15.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Easy to Get Fat! There is so much to eat just off campus. Chili's, PF Changs, Five Guys burgers, Hooters, Gordon Biersch, and Jack in the Box not to mention the little family owned eateries on Mill. McDonalds, Thai Basil, and Taco Bell cover the east end. Wendy's and Carl's Jr cover the south along with Ihop, Dominoes and Jimmy Johns. A Papa Johns and a new taco place take University Drive, while Panda Express, Subway, Smash Burger, Cupz, and a few other places cover College Ave to the north. And yet, you'll eventually eat everywhere.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Good on Most Days – The dining halls offer a good variety of home cooked goods and each dining hall has its strengths. All of them offer cereal all day. Pitchforks serves breakfast in the morning and burgers for the rest of the day. The home meal is different every day. The Pitchforks salad bar and deli area are great and the international option every night is usually pretty good. They also offer vegetarian options. Pitchforks has waffle makers set up all day. Hassayampa's dining hall has a sitr fry and their home cooked meals are sometimes better that Pitchforks. They, along with Pitch and Manzanita, offer pizza all day. There are tvs in Hassy. Manzanita has a lot of the same options as pitchforks but its scaled down a bit.
Its best to get a meal plan if you want to eat at the dining hall, otherwise, its just too expensive. But dont get all M&G dollars either. These can only be used at campus eateries and you will never use them all by the end of the year. They dissappear if you dont use them up.
There are a lot of alternatives to the dining hall on campus. There are a few Starbucks, a Burger King, a Jamba Juice, a Quiznos, a Papa Johns, a Dominoes, an Extreme Pita, and Jump which serves asian quisine, a mexican place, a hot dog place, a cafe in Hayden Library, and many other places on the periferary of the campus. Sun dollars, which stay on your sun card whether you use them or not, can be used on and off campus and are required for the laundry room anyway.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: Try It on Your Own – Going up to the Financial Aid offic is almost always an excercise in futility. The people at the desk are often rude and love to tell you things you already know. They have a set of options for all students and once those options are exhausted they no longer have the patience to help you, or they dont know how. Ask you advisor or your peers about financial aid and use the office as a last resort.

1 College Junior

Parking: Parking passes at ASU are horrendously expensive. $800 and up will get you a year's pass to ONE garage. you cannot park anywhere else and they will ticket you several times in a day if you dont move your vehicle. Some of the parking lots are cheaper but you have to take either the Orbit shuttle or the Flash bus to where you want to be. Motorcycle passes are about $300 and allow you to park anywhere on campus where there is a mororcycle lot. You can also get a converter tag if your bike or scooter breaks down and you have to drive your car to campus. It might be better to just live close to campus or buy a semester bus pass. The Tempe Transit Center is just few blocks from the main part of Tempe campus and accross the street from University Towers dorms.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Our football team is the focus of our sports program, mostly because it brings in the most money. The games are entirely too much fun to go to and a season pass is worth it if you live on campus. Although we havent been winning games in recent years the fans are still devoted and the action is still exciting. Sick? FSNArizona is available in the dorms so you can watch the game at home. Recently, the baseball program was fined but it didnt get a lot of media. The basketball team is great to watch but because the football and basketball season tickets are no longer bundled, not as many people go.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: To be honest, I waited for a long time to start applying for scholarships, and ended up having to get a loan. But hearing from other people, and looking online, there is so much financial aid available, I feel stupid for not applying earlier. I could have paid for everything without having to pay later, but now I just have to wait for next year to get all my financial aid now for free!

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Always Poppin' – Arizona State is notorious for the parties. We have been on every single one of Playboy magazine's Top Party School lists! Every day, there's some party going on. Weekends especially. There's the Vue, Vista Del Sol, and of course some of the dorms for everyone to go to. Clubs? Go to Mill Ave. They are, unfortunately, 21 and up, but no one cares since there's always something else to do. Sure, you have to build your social network to get into some of the best parties around, but even then, you're going to have fun no matter who you are.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Arizona State is so diverse, it's like New York. It's a melting pot! There are so many different types of people, it can get overwhelming, but no matter what, they are all friendly. Not to mention, everyone is pretty much the hottest thing. Voted Hottest Girls, we aren't too shabby with boys either. And the social scene? Amazing. There's always something to do no matter what. Bored on a Monday? Go out with friends, and you'll find something within minutes to do. Same goes with every other day, especially on the weekends. ASU is pretty much a baller school.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial Need Crucial – Like most colleges, at ASU you can get a lot of money for basically anything besides merit. Low income? First gen college kid? Homosexual? I'm not saying any of those things are bad, but they are definitely much preferred to a genuinely smart kid. My dad has a mid-high income, but they have four kids in college and can't support us at all. ASU and the FAFSA didn't seem to recognize that.

I am National Merit Scholar, but that's not nearly enough to begin to cover housing and food.

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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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