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

Facilities: There are a wide variety of bathrooms, and student resources. Some places are vandalized, while others are in mint condition.

4 College Junior

Academics: Very Accepting – May Lou Fulton College makes my Education major very easy to get where I need to go. The resources are available when I need them, and help is there when I ask. I am very proud of my school.

2 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Freshmen Year – Given the chance to choose a different school, I'd probably go to a community college. Freshmen year was fun, in terms of activities and free time, however, the expenses are ridiculous compared to community colleges or for upperclassmen. One thing EVERYONE tells you before you go to college is to stay away from loans. I had to drop a class late fall, and doing so meant losing scholarships. From fees for the gym and internet to books, classes and dorm fees, freshmen year ended up costing me $20,000 and I had to take a loan out just to stay in school. Looking back, I should've considered every possible option including all of it's pro's and con's.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Phoenix Is Hot – If you are not used to heat or humidity, then I can honestly say, the first month or so at ASU are gunna be hell. The main campus is large and just walking from class to class will make you break a sweat. It takes some getting used to, especially if you come from cooler climates, however, the AC literally EVERYWHERE you go in Phoenix make up for that.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: While attending ASU my freshmen year, I got to work with and learn from some incredible minds. They all have their own area of expertise and are very easy to talk with. I found myself enjoying spending time in my classes, enthralled by how awesome the teachers were and how amazing the material was to be offered.

2 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Culturally Deficient – This is a very large university and with that comes many different cultures. Yet, the reprentation in campus life seems to be lacking. When you step onto the campus, there is a feeling of uniformity. There are many parties but no diversity in most of them. One type of music and the same types of guys. Not very fun if you like diversity.

2 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Make It or Break It – I was a Mathematics Major at ASU and it seems that most of the professors are interested in research and publications, but not very concerned with the students. There was a rare occassion when a teacher would truly show interest, but quick answers and very little guidance is all you can expect. As a math major you expect a heavy workload and decent curriculum. The classrooms are old and slowly being updated. If you are lucky enough to get into the right circles you will find some job opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: New American Scholars – I am a New American Scholar because of my High School grades, but ASU has a fantastic scholarship search engine that is really easy to use.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Policiy Enforcement – ASU has a policy where if you are caught with it within the dorms you can be expelled or given one more chance. I think it is a fairly reasonable policy that separates the drug and alcohol scene from the dorms.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Class Selection – There is a wide variety of classes offered including a wide variety once you have selected your major which allows you to focus on the things that interest you more that just checking off boxes to complete your major.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The Inside Scoop – For your freshman year, I definitely suggest staying in the dorms. You meet so many people this way and there are always events going on. The campus life is great. There are a ton of places to chill and hang out. Of course, we all know ASU is known for partying and having a good time, and you'll find just that!

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Great Program – Most of the professors are great here. I attend the downtown campus where the classes are a little bit smaller, and it's nice because the professors are able to be available more. My professors have always been willing to help and answer questions, and they all have office hours where you can talk one-on-one. Also, the tutoring center provides a lot of review sessions that I suggest going to. They really help!

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Fear the Fork! At Arizona State, you'll never have a dull moment. There is so much school spirit, especially when competing against our big rival University of Arizona, and the games are a blast to go to. Tempe/Phoenix is a great city that has something to offer for everyone. You can shop 'til you drop, catch a Diamondbacks or Suns game, or bike along Tempe Town Lake.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It was super expensive to live in the dorms but the experience was worth it. In the end, from sophomore year on I've lived off campus to save money.

4 College Junior

Academics: Family and Human Development – Very interesting major, lots of room for other classes so i have room for a double major or minor. This major in particular does a good job at having internships available. They also work with the Honors College at ASU to help us honors students write our thesis.

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1 College Junior

Campus Strictness: There is no "strictness" to speak of. Aside from some professors who act like their class is the only thing in the world that could ever matter to the student in it, it's rare to find strict rules.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: ASU is famous for being a "party school" and the students that go here have earned that reputation. With Mill Ave being so close and being filled with different bars and clubs and dance halls it is easy to fall into the temptation to get lost in the crowd. It's a great place to get lost and forget about your troubles for a while. It is not conducive to hard work or striving to get all A+'s.

1 College Junior

Academics: The work load at ASU is intense. For a "party school" they sure are extremely tough on grading. I have a 3.76 gpa and it is incredibly hard for me to keep even though in high school I was an all honors and AP student. It is near impossible to hold a job and go to school full time at this particular college and that is a big problem for me. They also follow a totally unfair grading policy when using the +/- system. Getting an A- hurts my gpa and yet having a B+ or even a B helps my gpa? That's not fair. An A takes more work to get whether its A- or A+...

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Girls Fit the Reputation – The girls are what one would expect from Arizona State: hot and dumb. And while many of them are party girls, there are a select few whom spent time studying. The guys mainly consist of jocks.

3 College Junior

Academics: Not Very Challenging – I'm in the film making practices program and I have found that this major is much easier than many of the other ones. The classes take very little effort, with many of the tests being too easy.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Could Have Been Easier – You definitely have to stay on top of your things because not all of your information gets processed on time due to how many students there are. Plus things get lost frequently.

5 College Junior

Diversity: At Arizona State University there is a plethora of diversity. Many people from all over the world come to get an education at ASU. I couldn't imagine anyone being turned down because they were "different" than everyone else.

4 College Junior

Academics: Great Study Areas – At Arizona State University there are plenty of libraries and other areas to study and do homework. In each library they have several floors and as you go up the floors, it gets more quiet. The top floor is silent so if you need to get an essay done in a quick amount of time that's a perfect place to complete it. However if you don't like libraries, that's not an issue. ASU has lots of scenery such as gardens, lawns, picnic tables, etc. These places are also great for studying and doing homework. It's also great for having a study group because you won't disturb others like you could in a library.

5 College Junior

Academics: Being a psychology major here is awesome. There are so many amazing teachers that are fully aware of what they are teaching. Even better than that they all have office hours in which they are all very helpful with whatever problem you bring in.

5 College Junior

Parking: School parking is excellent. The students who pay more for parking park closest to the campus and the student who pay less for parking have to walk a good 15 to 20 minutes to get to campus. But parking is very clean and very trustworthy.

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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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