Tempe, AZ
Tuition (in-state)
$22,977 ($9,724)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 7071 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Shopping, Dining, Partying – The atmosphere of Tempe, AZ where Arizona State University is located is as diverse as the students who live there! Everyone of any cultural background, unique personality, talent, interest, and passion will easily find a place to feel at ease and at home in Tempe. Along Mill Avenue, there are dozens of varied shops and dining areas; down University Drive, you will find equally as many hole-in-the-wall shops and business designed especially for college students. On ASU campus there are thousands of activites to become involved in, ranging from our nationally known football team, the Sun Devils, to the many hundreds of clubs for any interest one could imagine! Both the Tempe and ASU police are extremely capable of handling any crime or danger that could arise and have served us faithfully by keeping dangers to a small minimum, making the environment very safe and relaxing. Tempe is a college party town, and the locals love to cater to the desires of the students! Every nook and cranny of this town is for the students and everyone is so kind and friendly. ASU is a wonderful college! GO SUN DEVILS!

5 College Junior

Majors: Positive Opinions All Around. I'm in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and majoring in Urban Planning. I get a good amount of work. Also receive multiple opportunities to work with others or as a group. Professors are helpful whenever you make the effort to communicate.

4 College Junior

Academics: A Great Place to Learn. Many schools and colleges within Arizona State University. Great Business and Supply Chain Management programs as well as Architecture and Industrial Design. Many places to go for academic help like time management, tutoring, and note taking.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Lively and Welcoming. Tempe is definitely lively. Lots of stuff to do with friends and family. A great place for multicultural arts and recreation as well. I particularly don't like the partying and what not.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Arizona Downtown for ME! Arizona State has many locations, but downtown works perfect for me. I can take the light rail to school and it is close and convenient to places to eat. Arizona State downtown has a smaller campus and that is more ideal for me.

2 College Sophomore

Majors: No Communication Regret – I loved my major and program at school never thought I would enjoy somwthing so exciting. The classes were all hands on and really got the proper training from the instructors. Everything was hands on and had plenty of fun doing it. My only concern about finding a job is that I won't have one right after I graduated.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Connects Are Key – All my professors are professional about their work and expectations. My program allows myself to meet and interact well with others. They help you with the proper training if you need assistants. I have had some of the best intruction from my professors in this field.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Excitement All Around – Arizona is mega hot with one exception Arizona State University. In the mist of Tempe Arizona there is a wonderful campus filled with students ready for the excitement. Mill Aveune offeres a wide varity of shops, bars & hangout spots for college students. Two hours away is our rival school UA, which is a huge party school.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Architecture Firms – As an architecture major, I will be helping in architecture firm. Some may be working on things from fixing drawings to consulting.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Tempe is a small town with lots to offer. Tempe is right next to Phoenix and a couple of miles away from Phoenix's airport. It is exactly two hours away from University of Arizona. It has a lot of great places around campus to hang out!

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Sun Devil Life – Tempe is a city full of attractions to college students. There is always a place to go to to hae fun, relax and to enjoy. Shops to just spend a delightful time.

1 College Sophomore

Majors: I was hopping ASU would have Fashion studies, but they don't.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Special Study Options – what i like about Arizona State is that they have tutoring for almost all the subjects they offer.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Hot Weather – If people like to live were the weather is warm, then Arizona is a good choice to live in. For me I don't like heat, I would prefer living in snow.

3 College Junior

Majors: I Don't Regret Anything – I intended of doing environmental engineering, but the only one offered was civil engineering with concentration in environmental which is ok because i believe it can open more doors to my career

3 College Junior

Academics: Hard Work – civil engineering major. so far profesors for the lower division classes are alright but ive heard good stuff bout upper division ones

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3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Small Suburb in Big Metropolis – theres lots to do if you have a car but if not, there always mill ave which is a street right next to the campus, packed with bars n recreation spots

5 College Senior

Majors: Internships are is a need in order to get hired out of college. However my problem is time, If I am going to school full time and working full time, where is the time to work for free and gain the experience I need.

2 College Senior

Academics: What Do I Pay for? The counselor's seem very inconsistent with each other, one will try to help me why the other seems not to care. The professors are great at their subject they love it, and keep it interesting, but lack time for students cause the work load is overflowing due to budget cuts. The registration process is much more difficult and frustrating then past colleges I have attended. N

2 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Arizona Hot and Hotter – Arizona State University is a very well known school. It does have it's ups with school, however it is known more for it party skills. It is a fast pace environment with many kids not going for education. The sports teams are a huge part of the college life, put have seem to over look the education part.

5 College Junior

Majors: Relatively Easy – To be accepted into the journalism program at ASU, you are required to have a high school GPA of at least 3.0 and either a high SAT score, or be in the top 15% of your graduating class. I encountered no difficulties and the program did not require an essay or letters of recommendation.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Depends on the Program – Getting in to ASU is extremely easy. Getting in to the Journalism program is a little more difficult because they do require you to have a GPA of 3.0. The Barrett Honors College is very difficult to get into and they require you to maintain a 3.0 GPA for as long as you are in the honors college.

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5 College Junior

Academics: Easy to Seek Opportunities – As a journalism student, my school makes it very easy to find an internship or job. Each year, an award-winning journalist comes to the school and is awarded for their excellence in journalism. Last year, Diane Sawyer was awarded. She sat down and answered questions and gave us advice about her field. There is top-of-the-line equipment and editing programs at our fingertips and most of my professors are retired broadcasters, editors, or reporters (Including Aaron Brown, former CNN anchor). I would highly recommend this major if attending ASU.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The New Downtown – Downtown Phoenix is in a middle of a change. The city of Phoenix has made it a project area. They are building new apartment complexes, opening more stores, and they moved the University downtown as well. They are making Downtown and more community oriented place and cleaning it up. Downtown Phoenix is becoming the hub of all things Arizona including community, culture, commerce, and night life.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: A Lot of Connections – As a journalism student, I am thrilled to live in one of the top ten media markets in the U.S. There are many local stations that offer internships and part-time jobs to students. Also, there are many museums, concerts, art shows, and sporting events to attend on the weekends.


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Jade Riley
Glendale, AZ
Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology
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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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