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

Athletics: Sport Teams, School Spirit, Extracurricular Activities, Clubs, Devils Stadium – School spirit is everywhere on campus. ASU has a variety of sport teams. There are also many clubs who support in the games and get together for money raising

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Appartments, Condominios, Parking Meters, Safety, Security, Transportation – Tempe transportation serves everyone, specially students. There is the light rail as well which almost everyone rides to school. There are also other buses that go around the university. There are a lot of appartments complexes around campus as well.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The location of ASU is excellent. Tempe, Arizona is a beautiful place.

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: Too Much – Although it is fun to hang out with friends, sometimes it is to crazy at Arizona State. Most nightlife activities are for students 21 or older, but everyone seems to participate. It is not always a healthy environment.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The places around campus are excellent. A quick stroll through campus boasts a wide selection of delicious dining options.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Pushy Police – Always around on the weekends, stopping students who walk on the streets if we even look slightly suspicious! It's good when you need them but sucks when you are just enjoying the night and having a good time.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Little parking and so many students. The lines to pay for parking are so long.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Its Big – Everyone knows about stuff like this, but its if you want to do it or who you hang out with.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Macs, Dells, HP – There is all different types of computers. Good quality.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys/girls at ASU are attractive overall. ASU is very diverse and you can find many different types of men and women on campus. A majority of the women here are tan, thin, and pretty. There are a lot of attractive, athletic and non-athletic men too.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I have to say that it is good but could be better. Each sorority has their own qualities that make them great but each house has a reputation. We don't actually have houses though and the alternative to that is dorm-style living south of campus. I see a lot of girls and guys around campus wearing their letters so we are visible but we really don't dominate the social scene as much as we should. The fraternity boys at ASU are pretty cool to be around. Many of them don't have housing on campus and the ones that do live in disgusting, outdated houses on the north side of campus. All the parties and social events I've been to have been a lot of fun and there's usually something going on. Greek life is not for everyone but it is a lot of fun and worthwhile if you like it and decide to join.

4 College Student

Greek Life: Greek life at ASU is pretty serious! it is pretty easy to rush for any sorority or frat, it is also fun because it gets you involved and people are so accepting and you meet so many new people in the process!

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: the off campus dining is very convenient, awesome and cheap! there are alot of places around campus (walking distance) to eat at an affordable cost. Most places around campus will give you a college discount which is awesome!

4 College Student

Local Atmosphere: there are so many awesome great things about ASU, the greek life is excellent the people are so nice and welcoming the teachers are great and the campus has so many uplifting opportunities for anyones education path!

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: BOY/GIRL Looks – When it comes to the men at ASU I would say you'd find the most attractive ones at the main campus, which is in Tempe. Downtown has all the ugly and childish ones. There's a bigger diversity group on the Tempe campus, and 9 times out of 10 you'll find a guy whos cute/hot standing on every corner of all racial background.
As for the women, it's pretty average...you've got your ugly, the pretty, the hot, and the absolute hideous ones. Most of them carry themselves pretty lady like, and although we're in Arizona where the sun is super hot, you won't catch to many girls dressing too slutty, but you will find many girls who are not ashamed to flaunt their cellulite. Although there's some diversity there's A LOT of blondes here, who are both born that way, or dyed there hair.
Overall, most people here have tans, weaves, and even though they have cellulite, there are absoultley no obese people here at all.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: On the downtown campus, there are very many places to eat that are in walking distance from the dorms like subway,pizza hut/wing stop, baskin robins, chilies, unos, and other restaurants at the Arizona Center, which is like a miniature mall. The most frequent deliveries made is from dominos pizza, and most people choose to eat subway so they wont get the freshman 15 :)The only problem with this is that because the cafeteria food is sooo digusting almost everyone eats out, which can get expensive.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Wireless Access – Everyone MUST have computer access to survive whether it's your own or one in the library. ALmost all homework assignments are posted online as well as extra credit opportunites both in and outside of the classroom. Teachers are forever emailing their students for updates like assignments and last minute information like canceling class. Although there are many computers offered around campus, it's better to have your own so you can always check your homework and due dates and any changes that can occur.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: This college is now a global college. What i mean by that is that our students are not only focusing on local issues and trying to help those near college, but we are know going globally and contributing to help those in poverty and bad life style. It has invested milliions of dollars for state of the art technology and efficient resources to educate the students.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Brother Sister Hood – Greek Life at ASU is a major thing, ASU is known for the parties and fun experiences with the fellow students. Every weekend there are parties that its impossible to miss out. People get along very well and girls are not stuck up. Guys are laid back and chill. The ladies are beautiful and always know how to have an amazing time.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: GREAT SPORT FANS – Sports is a major issue at ASU, students support the Devils in every sports. Football games get extremely full, over crowded but the crowd is amazing, weather we win or not their is always a satisfaction of the fans attending.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Extremely Easy to Get Around – The transportation offered at ASU are terrific. There are shuttles that take students to super markets for grocery shopping. Other shuttles take students to other campuses around the city. Buses are always avaiable and on time. Now with the new Metro LightRail system students across the city get to campus much easier and safe.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: All Dorms Offer Equality – The dorms are stupendous, they offer great rooms and usually room mates are excellent. The rooms are comfy and makes it great for studying. The students are friendly and easy to get along with.

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: College students are constantly in a hurry trying to catch a bite between class ASU offers a variety of places to eat or take out. For those who simply want a place to hang out. The places to eat on campus are excellent they all offer great atmosphere and the food delicious. The enviorment is perfect to meet people as well.

4 College Student

Weather: The windy and the rain are hard to deal with when walking long distances to class. Rain can usually mess up a laptop. Other than that, it's sunny and so hot outside.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: Drug Scene – All the freshmen I know, do drugs. The big drug is ecstasy and it is really getting out of hand. There is also a lot of underage drinking.

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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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