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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Pretty Easy to Get Something – It's pretty easy to get at least some amount of scholarship money just automatically when you apply. Almost everyone I know got at least a couple grand after being accepted without even having to do any applications. To get more money is a little more difficult. There is general scholarship application you can use once you apply, that puts you in the running for numerous opportunities. Financial aid can be easily accepted/adjusted through your My ASU account. Nothing too complicated.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks Run the Parties – If you're in a frat, every girl wants to know you, because you have connections to a majority of the parties. If you're not, you'll have to look much harder for decent parties (that won't be broken up instantly), especially since ASU is a dry campus. Frats get an exception to the rule. Feel free to party in your dorm though, which I guess is cool, but don't get caught.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Best Option: Chuck Box – The best affordable location is the Chuck Box, a cash-only burger joint on Rural. Food is excellent, close by, and not too expensive. The only problem is they do not take Sun Dollars or credit/debit, only cash. Other eating locations include Taco Bell, where you will find plenty of drunk people at night trying to steal the paintings off the walls. There is also a Wendy's that accepts Sun Dollars, which is convenient but it is probably the worst Wendy's location within 15 miles. Don't worry - they have a fancy drink machine with hundreds of options. Tempe Marketplace is a bike-ride away and has good food options as well.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: Due to the fact that I am an out of state student and my family is of low income, financial aid is extremely important to me. From my experience, it is extremely difficult to get and the assistants in the financial aid offices are not helpful. From my experience, all they want is for you to pay your balance and they do not explore different options as far as payments go with you. I wish I had tips for getting more financial aid. Every year I find myself having to take out more private student loans to cover costs.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: ASU does not allow any alcohol or pets in any of the rooms on campus. I think that they should allow pets at least. Animals such as cats would be nice.

4 College Junior

Academics: ASU offers a vast range of majors and minors. Each curriculum is designed to be challenging as well as rewarding. The programs provide you with necessary knowledge that you will use throughout your intended career.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: The business school is one of the best in the nation and provides a lot of resources to students.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Try to avoid parking. It can be very expensive and far from classes. The only upside is free parking on weekdays after 7 and weekends

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There aren't that many choices. Meal plans can be expensive but the purchase of M&G dollars gives you discounts at a lot of places. The cafeteria food is satisfactory.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: There are a lot of scholarships and a lot of them go unclaimed.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: ASU has strong basketball and football teams. There is an abundance of school spirit. Other sports often don't get a lot of funding and aren't given the same special treatment.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: for freshman I would recommend Hassayampa and San Pablo which are the nicest. Beware most of the dorms require meal plans.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: No Problems With the Scholarship Office – If anything, the scholarship process is too easy. They actually made my scholarship easier to maintain during my junior year.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: Alcohol Is Better – Alcohol is more popular than drugs. While some students partake in using pills to make it through finals week, most students drink.

1 College Junior

Computers: Blackboard Never Works – The "Blackboard" system -- the online way to check our grades, review for tests, etc., always goes down at the most inopportune times. Professors always have problems getting it set up in time for class to begin and it always crashes during online exams.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: No Problem – I applied for financial aid through FAFSA and all things were taken care of. When I did find myself in need of additional financial help, the college did all they could to ensure that all was taken care of.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great Professors/Faculty – The Professors at ASU are very kind and generously helpful. I am very glad that I had come to ASU, it has definitely has a positive effect on my life.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: Temperature gets really high in the summer. However, free water bottles are available. Also, the rest of the year, the weather is no problem.

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5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Valley of the Sun – Many options when wanting to leave campus. Sporting events nearby and plenty of shopping malls!

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5 College Freshman

Nightlife: I love the ASU party life! It just shows how much people love the school!!

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety escort is always available and very friendly!

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: The SRC, MU and Hayden Library are definitely some of the greatest facilities offered by ASU!!

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Not Too Much – I did not receive any financial aid from ASU nor FAFSA so my parents are paying full pop out of state tuition. It is unfortunate that they have to pay so much, but I did not apply for scholarships/financial aid due to my parent's income and my high school grades.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Many Options – A great thing about ASU is all of the options of transportation. One could pay $25 and receive and UPass for the lightrail and bus system, or they could purchase a parking pass for any campus. Great options!

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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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