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

Greek Life: Sucks to suck – I am thankfully greek and enjoy every part of it. It sucks that our fraternity houses are getting knocked down as we speak, but joining a frat is a great way to meet some of the hottest girls at ASU. Even without official houses, many fraternities are renting out full apartment complexes, which is pretty much the same idea of everyone living together and a designated party pad. If you had a lot of friends in high school and want to keep it that way in college, going greek is the best decision

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Do the work, get the grade – ASU is as simple as that. If you routinely go to class and don't slack off, you can pass and probably with a decent grade. Definitely read your books and get to know some people in every class and find some that live near you.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Sorority/Frat Kids, but There Are a Variety! There are a lot of "sorority/frat" kids, but there is clearly a variety considering the number of students on campus! Everyone likes to wear shorts, and girls are especially short in the summer - but that's the Arizona heat!

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Nice Campus - but Obviously HOT – I really enjoy Tempe, and the campus where ASU is located. However, the city is clearly HOT in the summer, which causes bike transportation to be difficult. There are always plenty of events to attend in the Phoenix area - there's something for everyone!

3 College Senior

Academics: Depends on Your Degree – I love ASU - but I have found my niche in Environmental Engineering. I know some of my basic, mandatory classes were not very engaging or informative. However, if one strives to find their place, they will have a great experience.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I feel like the school isn't really strict on us. It all depends on the individuals. those who are the most disciplined and strict on themselves tend to succeed and do all the better. Those who slack and don't put forth the effort don't get the benefit and success which they might if they had more standards for themselves.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: In terms of illegal drugs, it's not a huge problem. The school isn't over run with drugs by any means. There are constantly parties going on, however, which means that alcohol is easy for anyone of any age to get.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football Is King – ASU football is huge. Every game, whether it be at home or away, is celebrated with parties everywhere. The stadiums are constantly filled with people at home games, as are every parking lot near the stadium.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Are Everywhere – There are apartments all around ASU. Within ten minutes from campus in any direction, you are bound to pass three-five apartment complexes. Most of them offer housing that could be affordable to the common student budget.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: i think every dorm or apartment around campus is a huge party. you cant go a day without seeing a party SOMEWHERE

2 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: only a few buildings that are ASU owned. after about 3 block radius it is full of transients

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Just Hot – The weather doesn't really affect me in any way. It's hot most of the year except between October-February. It can get annoying to walk to classes in the heat, but everything at the downtown campus is closeby so I don't really have a problem with it.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: "It's Quiet Hour!!!" – ASU is actually very strict. The administrators aren't dumb, they are very well aware that underage drinking happens very often. They have all campus' swarming with police all the time. Also, every floor has a CA and they can be very strict, mostly about quiet hours. People get written up a lot for stupid things like being too loud or running in the halls. In some ways, it still feels like high school with all the rules.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Toxic Food – Arizona State University (Downtown Campus) has decent food. But most of the time it looks reused from previous meals. For example, for lunch they served meat loaf and used the leftover meat from earlier to make meat for tacos for dinner. It was gross. This doesn't happen everyday, but when it does it's gross. Also there isn't much of variety of food to eat. It's all fattening and unhealthy. I do not enjoy the food there.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: ther are always computers and printers available whether its the lab in thedorm hALLS OR THE VARIOUS LIBRARIES ON CAMPUS.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: ASU's Tempe campus comprises of many fantastic and entertaining facilities. The student union (MU) is the most widely popular place of gathering. The union is composed of many restaurants offering to please anyone's preference. Along with restaurants it has many other services to offer such as a barber shop, formal apparel shops, and a convenience mart just to name a few. In conclusion it is not surprising that this hot spot it always heavily populated.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: First College – I can say it ASU wants to be known for a diverse university.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The nightlife around Arizona State is very alive. They are many clubs for 18 years old, but of course there are more for 21 or older. ASU also have many clubs at night that keep students entertain.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A Lot of Options – There are restaurants not only on campus, but anywhere near campus. If people walked to left or right for a couple minutes there are many restaurants to choose from. Even though they are fast food restaurants, there are a lot of options!

1 College Sophomore

Transportation: Not Good – Parking is soooo expensive and worth paying the amount to get a close spot

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very Diverse – I see all kinds of different ethnic backgrounds walking campus and in class

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life does not dominate the social scene at all. Frat parties are fun, but there is so much more to do on and off campus. You do not need to be a part of Greek life to have fun, although as a part of one, I can say that it is a lot of fun and an excellent way to make your circle of friends bigger.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Typical Looks – All the girls are really cute. The guys wear a lot of cut off shirts and have the "bro" look.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety Services – There is a safety service available to all students on the main campus called "Safety Escort". Every night from 7pm to 2am, ASU runs about 5 vans who serve as "taxis" to students who need a ride from A to B on campus. You call into a hotline and say where you want to be picked up and where you want to be dropped off. Although it can only take you to places on campus, it is convenient and completely free. It keeps you safe while getting to where you need to go. The one bad problem is that the vans can get backed up with calls that could last over an hour.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I don't really know yet for I am still getting to know it...so far everything here is alright. I just want to get my education, leave, and start my life.

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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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