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

Parking: Everyone complains about the parking because it's expensive and inconvenient. The only lot affordable is Lot 59 and it's all the way across campus. There is no where to park within a mile radius from the school, and on campus be prepared to walk... a lot. The Flash buses are a big help though they are pretty slow. It's probably easier if you live on campus to not have a car.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Mill Avenue – The night life here is the highlight of the school. Mill Avenue gets a lot of attention and tons of people go out at night. However, if you are underage you basically can't do anything which is a bit of a bummer.

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3 College Junior

Academics: The academics at ASU are average. It definitely has a big school feel in the classroom and most teachers are less interested in the course as they are in their research. Even in person classes have a lot of online work which is convenient until you ask the teacher a question and they don't want to answer. The work load is pretty large, but I usually take a lot of classes so I might be biased. The worst aspect of ASU is how expensive everything is. I would like to study abroad but I can't afford it.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: School Spirt for Football Games – School Spirit for our football games are amazing. We have themes which make the games fun.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Dining Hall – The dining hall at ASU is ok , but not the best. Barrett the Honors college has a great dining hall.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: The computers that Cronkite offers to its students are amazing. They offer high quality apple computers and offer printing in certain rooms.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I think the transportation at our school is great, but sometimes they can be so bad like they don't run late when you need them or too full, and have to wait for another one.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Ticketing and Fines – I feel that there is enough space for parking but we should also include some free parking for students. Not everyone can afford to pay parking for their cars.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Social Atmosphere – I like the social atmosphere here in Arizona State, because everyone is just so friendly and everyone wants to have a good time, learn we all came here because Arizona State University is just THE BEST!

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Schlorships; Boo – i recieved an okay amount of financial aid but i still owe a ton of money

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Buses Are Great – transportation is very convenientt and somewhat easyto find. you can get anywhere easily.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off Campus Expensive – I live in a dorm, but the apartments here aree fairly convenient to distance from school but i know for a fact their super expensive if you live alone but as long as you have or get a roomate, it wont be that pricey, depending on location of apartments.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Student Center – The student center is very convenient becausee all the important offices like financial, student account help and etc are all on the same building and floor.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Everyone seemed to be very nice and I loved that they had their own newspaper everyday. It is also walking distance to most bars.

Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Although I was not involved in Greek Life the people that were all looked and dressed the same.

3 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Need More – Most of the computer labs allowed you to chose whether you wanted to use a MAC or a PC. It was also sometimes really hard to even get to use a computer. Also you had to print and for some reason would always break.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Green School – our school is a very green campus. solar power and stuff.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Different Choices – There are various types of prices and options making off-campus living a alternative to sometimes expensive on campus room and board prices.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Healthcare Is Good – they built a new healthcare center that is state of the art

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: It's Practically NYC on Campus! The diversity on this campus is absolutely crazy. There are people from almost every country, and they are all friendly.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: THE BEST – Okay, so there are plenty of AMAZING sushi places here and there around on Mill Ave. and University Dr. Also there is a place called Smashburger, on College Ave. It is literally the best burger place you could ever visit. Most people have never been to it when they come to campus, and they go, and they are obsessed. I am one of those people.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Slow, but They Do. The computers on campus are unfortunately a bit slow when logging onto them, but after completely logged on they work just fine at an amazing speed. Printing is a hassle since you have to pay, but secret! If you have any language class, you can go to the language lab in the basement of the LL building and print for free! Wifi is also available all throughout campus, for students it is faster, for guests it still does it pretty well.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Seriously this school has everything you can possibly imagine, from the unique classes (yes, there is a class on Harry Potter) and the clubs and activities everywhere, if you can't find anything you like it's because you are not looking hard enough. And it isn't difficult to start your own club or event so if there isn't anything you enjoy, you can just start it yourself. I think the vast majority of activities to do on campus is what really attracts people here. It really widens your perspective on everything you thought you knew

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Trouble Is Trouble – The police aren't stupid around here, they know 90% of the kids walking around are either high or drunk but if they can't tell, they won't stop you. Just don't be stupid if you are going to do any partying or else your just asking to get in trouble. And getting in trouble is not fun, they are extremely strict on underage drinking and if you are caught with drugs as well. I've seen way too many people being chased around campus because they get caught all the time.

3 College Freshman

Computers: There are plenty of computer labs/libraries and computers available around campus that work perfectly fine and are easy to find no matter what time you need it, that also includes printing. The wifi can be a hassle at times, but overall it works. Having your own is the more convenient route but if it's not possible there are plenty of on campus options.

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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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