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

Local Atmosphere: Center of Everywhere – Theirs so many places to go to and to shop at, right around the corner of campus, mill avenue. At mill Ave. theirs plenty of restaurants such as hooters, chili's, fatburger, there is 69 restaurants you could choose form. For the night life mill ave. is an amazing hotspot, their are a lot of lounges, clubs and bars, that fits everyone. Attractions you could go to the tempe town lake, wells fargo arena and beach park. Tempe marketplace mall is also close to campus, theres is a variety of stores, such as guess, victoria secret, and sun pac. If not Scottsdale fashion square mall is just a couple of miles away you could get their by public transportation. Fashion Square mall has over 250 stores to shop from, theres a store for every taste in style. Going to ASU and living in Tempe you will never get bored:), so much to do so little time.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Both Equally Problematic! Problem? Yes, at ASU there is always parties from monday-sunday, all parties no matter what age they are, they always manage to get alcohol. Drugs just walk out ur door and most of the time you could smell the smell of pot. Faculty cant really do anything if its not in school dorms, outside of school property theirs nothing much done about it.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Can You Spell E.X.P.E.N.S.I.V.E – Apartments that you could get through school are expensive, they are really nice but they cheapest you will find them is 400 for a shared bedroom. all other off-campus housing that are near to campus are either not affordable by most students or really old. towards the end of the second semester the availability is on demand, because students are looking for the next semester. The price range is high for one bed room apartment the cost starts at 600 for one room if lucky. If your going to look for apartments best time to look for them is starting in may.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Its Alright Could Be Better. School has a good amount of dinning halls, but u get board of them. The dinning halls are open late, a variety of fast food restaurants for you to choose from. The good thing is that close to campus theirs so many other places. if you feel like eating sushi or italian food its not that far, its just around the corner of campus.:)

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Mill Ave – Mill Avenue is a convenient location to ASU's Tempe campus; it's within walking distance. It's a street filled with shopping, restaurants, clubs, and bars. It's the perfect college scene, and most places are inexpensive.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I Always Feel Safe – Although ASU has had some issues with crime in the past, I always feel safe around campus. Even when I come home from work late at night riding my bike, there are always plenty of people around outside as well. Also, ASU has security lights that you can set off in any case of danger.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: The Lightrail Is the Way to Go – Transportation to and from ASU is pretty good. The lightrail is definitely the best option, considering it goes to other campuses, and all around the greater Phoenix area. The busses are also another great option, because they're running all the time.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks Aren't Everything – The Greek life at ASU isn't that big of a deal. Of course, they're great for parties and socializing, but it doesn't matter whether you're in one or not; everyone accepts you the same.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Hassyampa is definitely the best (next to BHC) dorms to be in. They're in great condition and very convenient in location. The older dorms are okay, but could use some renovation.

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1 College Freshman

Drug Safety: there is a high usuage of drugs on the ASU campus whether administration tries to ignore it or not!

1 College Freshman

Diversity: there is not a wide amount of diversity at arizona state it consists of majority Caucasian studens with a few other ethnic groups to complete the student body

2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Police EVERYWHERE – I personally have yet to have a run in with the police, but I know many who have and the police are jerks. I know a lot of people who have gotten MIC's (minor in consumption)and you see cop cars everywhere whether they're just driving around or pulling over drunk drivers. If you're drinking in dorms, don't be loud or the CA
s will get you. If the CA's catch you you have to pay a $200 fee and take an online drinking course.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Teams Have Potential – There's a lot of sports history at ASU. Our football team went 6-6 but we lost 4 games by 4 or less points and almost beat Oregon so they could've easily have been 11-1. Our basketball team sucked but we have a good class of recruits so they'll be good later down the line. We have one of the best baseball teams in the nation. A lot of school spirit, always a great turn out out the football games. Intramurals aren't huge at the school but they do offer a variety.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Arizona is strict on bar life, so when under 21, there isn't much to do besides party with friends, but with ASU, there is no shortage of partying with friends.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: DRINK DRANK DRUNK – Tempe is best know for Mill Avenue to party on, but Tempe has much more to offer as far as events, restarants, events and things to do.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Amazing Experience – I love the ASU Tempe campus it really is breath taking. From the first tour I took I knew this was the place for me. I like that you can just go lay out on the grass and read in the middle of the day and no one will bother you, or if you want to meet new people you can do that anywhere on campus. Everyone is very social, and friendly which makes for some good conversation. Also the campus is amazingly diverse, there are some many things you can learn about so many different cultures just by interacting with the diverse people around the campus.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: I love the weather a good amount of the time because I really enjoy warm to average weather, the cold isn't really my thing. Here it is usually very sunny and beautiful weather. I love it you can just walk around in some comfortable clothes and enjoy the sunshine. However, if you don't enjoy really warm weather this is most likely not going to be the best place for you.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Student Recreation Center (SRC/Gym) – I love going to the gym here it's amazing you have everything you need right there in one place. You want to swim you've got it, treadmills and ellipticals, they are very numerous, and we have an amazing weight room too. Basketball courts, racquetball, volleyball, tennis, it's all here. The facilities are also very clean and in good condition. It's a very relaxing place wear you can get your workout on either alone, with a friend, or even a personal trainer.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a small grant from the university but with the large budget cuts soon to hit the school the opportunities for financial aid is going to be greatly diminished. I would advise someone applying for financial aid to also apply for scholarships because work study and grants are hard to come by.

2 College Freshman

Parking: I currently do not have car parked at the university and that is largely due due to the horrible parking options of Tempe. Tempe provides no parking spaces available and the university only offers parking permits at prices that are too high for a student trying to finance an education can pay for.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Political Science – The Political Science Department at Arizona State University is excellent. They provide every opportunity for their students for them to be successful and create a comfortable learning environment. The workload is not over bearing and allows the student to expand their studies to other things like languages and business. The faculty are knowledgeable about the subjects they teach and the facilities they teach in are magnificent. The department provides opportunities to find an internship and there are many outside internship opportunities available as well. Overall the universities program is top notch and should be a consideration for all interested students.

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2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is always something happening on campus. Sororities and Fraternities and clubs are always offering opportunities to join for other students. It is very friendly however overwhelming at times, the campus gets really full with social effects it makes it difficult for students to study outdoors because of all the distractions.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus Improving – I do not live on campus, but I do spend most of my days on campus going to class anf the library doing homework. I love the library hours it is 24 hours for students and that is very convenient, however the MU is not. I feel that should be 24 hours as well it will make it easier for students to study.

1 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I do not feel safe at all when it comes to night time. I think they should have more securities on campus and more emergency poles in case of emergencies. The crime rate in Tempe, Az. is high.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Barrett the Honors College – We have an great honors college that provides a closer relationship with your professors and more opportunites to succeed.

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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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