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Tempe, AZ
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50,484
Tuition (in-state)
$22,977 ($9,724)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Health & Safety: There are emergency telephones every 100 yards on campus, and security has a response time of about 90 seconds. There are, of course, the occasional horror stories. Be sure to lock your doors and windows at night.

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Health & Safety: ASU has its own police force. Because the campus is rather large, there are areas at night that may seem secluded. The dorms and paths, however, are all very well lit.

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Health & Safety: There are blue call-boxes all over campus and two police stations. A Safety Escort Service is available to drive you home at night. In recent years, the city has added a number of stoplights near campus to slow cars and increase safety.

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Health & Safety: ASU has an escort service that's free for students. If you feel uncomfortable walking on campus alone at night, an escort will accompany you between classes and/or parking structures.

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Health & Safety: I've been a student at ASU for four years and I`ve never felt that I was in danger. There is usually a police officer in site during the late night hours, and I have never seen any instances during the day. The problem that I've heard about the most would have to be bike theft. That seems to be an issue that people are trying to figure out how to control.

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Health & Safety: I think it's safe to say that Arizona State has a pretty safe and secure campus. I remember there being a couple of bomb threats in the MU a few years ago, but I think it was just kids messing around. I haven't run into anything insanely unsafe.

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Health & Safety: You can call the Safety Escort Service on campus and they will pick you up in a golf cart and take you to your car. I've never used it, but I've heard you usually have to wait like 20 minutes, so most people just end up walking to wherever they need to go (but at least it's there). Also, there are emergency phones all around campus that are lit up in black lights so it is very easy to find them; I think that's a great idea, and thank goodness I've never had to use one.

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Health & Safety: There's a big bike theft problem in Tempe, so always lock up your bike! I have never felt in any danger on campus or nearby, but I am 6'5

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Health & Safety: The biggest problem with safety at ASU is due to its size. Theft can be a problem if you aren't careful, as well as sexual assault. The sexual assault problem can definitely be blamed on the amount of partying that goes on here. Almost all types of crime involve drinking or drugs. I think the safety problems here are all highly preventable if people are careful and use common sense, especially women.

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Health & Safety: I never feel unsafe on campus, because there's always people around; there's usually even quite a bit of people at night, depending on what part of campus you're on. I know there's a problem with bike theft, but it's never happened to me. I'd say the only time I feel unsafe is with the whole bar scene here. There's a lot of crap that happens to people when they're out drinking and partying with strangers.

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Health & Safety: When you actually look at the crime statistics, it may seem like a lot of crime goes on here, but I've never seen any of it. People have to remember that crime happens everywhere, and when you're on a campus with 50,000 people, there will be a fair share of crime. All of it's preventable. Lock up your bike! Everyone, especially women, should take advantage of the escort service, or at least use the buddy system. Keep your doors locked. All of the normal things you should do can keep you from running into most safety problems.

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Health & Safety: I personally feel very safe on campus. We have our own real police force (not a crummy security agency), and there are services like a safety escort service that can help you around campus late at night. The dorms are also very secure, with most of them being gated communities.

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Computers: The computers are fine, but I can't stand the lines, especially during peak times (midterms, and finals). I have my own computer at home, and I don't know what I would do without it.

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Computers: It's always nice to have your own computer so you can work on your own terms. I had my own computer and still took advantage of the labs. They are state of the art and feature printing and scanning devices, zip drives, and DVD drives. Most of the computers are the newer Dell models with CD-ROM and disk drives. You have free Internet access (high speed) through any computer lab and in the residence halls. ASU provides all students with a free e-mail server as well. The main computer lab is open Monday through Friday with extended hours on the weekends. The labs, however, can be crowded at times, especially during exams.

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Computers: Every student is given an e-mail address, and if you live in a dorm you get free high-speed Internet access. A computer isn't necessary. There are four large labs on campus, and each dorm has its own computer lab. Owning a computer at ASU is just a matter of convenience.

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Computers: The network is great, though downloading from Kazaa-like sources is slow during the day and inconsistently outlawed by the University. You can always find music and movies on the network, so Kazaa isn't a necessity. Owning a computer is convenient so you don't have to wait in line at the Computing Commons.

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Computers: Although it's not necessary to bring your own computer (there are computer labs all over for your use), I'd still recommend bringing your own when you move to school. I say this for a couple of reasons: The computer labs are generally crowded with a long wait, and also, it seems to be common practice of new students to wait until the last minute to attempt to write their papers. Since this is the case, it is always nice to be at home at 2 a.m. on your own computer rather than in a crowded room with strangers.

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Computers: The computer labs in the main computer lab area (the Computing Commons) are always crowded. Sometimes you can find the computer labs in the business building basement (BAC 16) less crowded. It is nice to use the computers on campus because they are fast, but it's a pain because they charge for printing. You can definitely get away with using on-campus computers at college.

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Computers: It seems as though there are a lot of computers on campus, but when it comes to finals, it is impossible to find a computer unless you want to wait an hour. The computer labs in the business building are insane in between classes because everyone needs to use them. Definitely bring your own computer unless you are good about not procrastinating.

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Computers: There are many computing sites on campus, but many more students trying to use them! There are usually long lines at the peak times of the day, but you can usually find an open computer in the morning and at night. If you can afford your own computer, then definitely do so; it's always more convenient to have home-access rather than have to go to the Commons whenever you have to type an assignment.

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Computers: Depending on when I go to computer labs, they can be crowded. Even the evenings are hit or miss. The best time seems to be early morning, or late afternoon. Lunchtime is usually when people are in between classes and it's the busiest. The computers are fast though.

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Computers: There are a few big computer labs that are the most popular, but there's also a bunch of small ones, as well as many computers within classrooms. These are hardly as busy and nobody really knows about them. I know all the secret spots! It's not hard to find a computer if you stay away from the huge labs. Those are pointless, like paying an extra three dollars to take the busier peek train! If you go to the small ones, the printing is free too. Shh, don't tell anyone!

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Computers: The computers on campus are really trustworthy and fast; I never experience the same problems as when I'm on my PC. The ongoing problem is finding one during the busy times of the day. Anyone can tell you to just use it during less busy times, but that's when most of us can't find the time, which is why the labs are busy in the first place. I say get a laptop!

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Guys & Girls: Tempe is an area of beautiful people. We've got the best of the best. It's a good idea to come here unattached.

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Guys & Girls: There are a lot of very hot guys here and a lot of attractive people in general. My friends who have visited from other schools always say that the people here are really good looking and friendly compared to those from their own schools. I think that's probably true. People here love to socialize.

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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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