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

Off-Campus Dining: Padres Modern Mexican Food – The best mexican food in Downtown Phoenix, great environment. Steak Fajitas is my favorite dish.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The average meal plan cost is nowhere near 3000. That's probably the most expensive you can get. Mine is like 1700 and they go as low as 1000. Hassy dining hall sucks but Devils Diner is good. The MU has options for when you get sick of dining hall food. Barret is amaaaazinnnnngggg.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's Not That Big of a Deal – Greek life is what you make of it. If you want to join, you'll probably have fun but if you don't it's not a big deal. It won't define your social life. Unless you're a freshman boy, then I would suggest joining a frat to make your partying easier freshman year. Don't join Delta Gamma.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: ASU has a variety of options for you not only in academics but in sports, clubs, and other activities. It gives you a chance to learn new things and everyone is very accepting to the different levels that people are at. I enjoy the variety and I look forward to it everyday.

3 College Junior

Weather: During the beginning and the end of the year it is hot. Expect to sweat a lot depending on how far apart your classes are. However, once it starts hitting the end of October, beginning of November, it starts cooling off and then everyone is outside.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Buses or Bikes – The orbit bus is a great way to get from your house to campus or ride your bike.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Here at ASU Downtown- everything is really near. we have the libraries a few steps away from us. Also, the student sucess center is always available, and their tutors are awesome.

3 College Student

Academics: The academics are pretty good. The teachers teach and do their purpose. Some are definitely better and more understanding then others. There are many students who do not like their teachers though because they can be impatient (which is because of their students)...ironic. The workload is reasonable; I am in Honor classes so I get more work than a regular student. The registration process is easy to go through, the school really helps guide you through it. The overall curriculum is better then good yet not great.

4 College Student

Campus Dining: Dining Is Great – I like the food and dining options on our campus. The school offers subs, burgers, french fries, asian food, nachos, salads, a salad bar, alfredo, spagetthei, chicken nuggets, and more. They have student store where you can buy assorted snacks, and two bars where you can buys other foods too. The cafeteria can get very crowded and the students run to the cafeteria to save chairs for them if they want to sit down to eat. You can sit outside too in a shaded area.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms aren't a nightmare to live in, but they aren't amazing either.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek students are everywhere. Typical scene, parties, close-knit communities. It's not for everyone though.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Plenty of Parties – ASU is well-known for it's social atmosphere. As the largest university in the US, there are plenty of options for everyone. There are lots of parties, clubs and anything really. Mill is a great hangout place and throughout the valley there is something for everyone.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are quite a few places in the Tempe area. Your best option is heading down to Mill Ave. They have quite a few good places to eat, but it is not the cheapest area. There are lots of little diners throughout the valley, but not within walking distance of ASU. Arizona has a lot of variety and the mexican food is better than anywhere else I've been. There hasn't been too much ethnic variety in the past, but that is changing.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Dorms are dry. Easy to sneak in liquor, and depending on the CA's you could get away with drinking and being a little loud

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Computer System Engineering – I am a computer system engineer. It is a mixture of Computer Science, math and electrical engineering. I have had some very enthusiastic professors who are into what they teach. The workload at times varies. Usually it's pretty fair. Professors are willing to help you and there are plenty of tutoring hours.

4 College Senior

Computers: The computers at my university are easily acceptable to me and work great. They have great and clear network and it is most reliable and the speed has never been a problem for me.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's a menta institution parading around as a college – I'm a freshmen, and I've been here for about 2 months, and I've wanted to transfer since before the second week. People sucks here. I used to say hi to random people just to be nice and maybe make some friends, and I got snubbed by snobby girls and jerk guys, which is basically everyone. Also, the people in charge here who think the only way they can improve the school's reputation by breaking up parties instead of cracking down on admissions and letting anyone in with a 15 on their ACT are retarded. I would rather go back to high school than stay here for another four years. I'm already talking to other schools about transferring because this school sucks so bad. Go anywhere else but ASU. It's truely atrocious

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3 College Freshman

Weather: It's Alright – The weather is usually very hot and there needs to be mo0re shade and possible misters

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It Could Be Better – I wish there was more of a selection. There needs to be more healthy foods and the prices need to be less expensive

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Tempe is a pretty safe area! Tempe campus is a very safe area, especially since there are a few residential districts nearby. Police are available when you need them, and the streets are very clean and relatively new, making it easy to drive. There are provisions for pedestrians and clearly marked bicycle lanes to avoid any accidents.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments and Condos Are Reasonable – There are many housing opportunities around the ASU area. Apartments are reasonable prices, and condos are becoming more affortdable to rent especially if multiple students share housing.
The campus is in an well-rounded area with everything available including diverse shopping, hiking trails, parks, and sports activities available nearby.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Being the largest university in the nation opens a lot of doors that you didn't even know existed. They are well networked with firms and potential employers. No doubt about it they understand the importance of relationships.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: California Blondes – There are a lot of girls here from California and a lot of girls that love the beach. Plenty of blondes if you are into that and everyone is fun loving. Some need to pay attention in class though if you get my drift.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safe and Secure – Both the university and the city of Tempe keep a close eye on everything going on around campus. They are quick to respond to any needs and don't tolerate law breaking. It is a safe place to be overall.

3 College Senior

Transportation: There's the Light Rail which goes through Tempe, to Mesa (east) and to Phoenix (west). It's cheap and easy to use, but is only good if you are heading to certain areas. There's the bus, which is super cheap but is a pain because you have to do transfers and the buses are never on time.

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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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