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

Majors: Great place to study electrical engineering !! the best some say ;)

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Well i dont drink but for those who do it should not be a big problem.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Yup good transport services are available at moderate rates !

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Its one of the best places to be for a graduate school that is so large !!

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: have not got a clue

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: the dorms, best/worst options, amenities, social atmosphere, cost, convenience, and ease of the housing process.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus strictness at ASU seems to be relatively average for a large university. Like many schools, they have a strict honor code policy. Drinking and drug strictness is high, but most people are responsible and keep the illicit activity in the dorms or at frat houses. There is a visitation policy (I think), but nobody follows it. There are rarely, if at all, any kinds of protests or demonstrations to speak of. Campus police tend to be strict about smaller issues like parking violations or jaywalking.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletic program at ASU is one of the best in the country. The school just completed renovations to make the recreation center (SRC) the largest in the country. It has tons of amenities and there are countless classes offered for different workout interest. The playing fields outside the rec center are used perpetually by the students for a number of different sports (football, soccer, volleyball, rugby, lacrosse, running, etc.). Club sports are a huge part of the ASU experience. The students get really involved with a number of different club sports. The students are even more passionate when they go to the games of varsity sports to watch their fellow students play. The school spirit at ASU is some of the best in the country.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: The public transportation offered in the Phoenix/Tempe area is great. There are a number of cheap (or free, in some cases) shuttle bus and light rail options that can get you most places in the area. The school is very close to the airport, which is convenient.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I am still an freshman, so I have not had to opportunity to take courses that pertain directly to my major yet. I am still in the process of completing my general education requirements. I have met some of the faculty for my degree program (Supply Chain Management) and they all seem very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. I hear that the SCM program, although relatively new, almost guarantees placement in a job after graduation. The business school in general works very hard to make sure that students have the opportunity to distinguish themselves and gain entry into a respectable position in the workplace after graduation

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I still live on-campus. I have no experience with off-campus housing or the process involved to obtain it.

5 College Freshman

Weather: I was laying out at the pool in late January . . . enough said.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I am still in the process of figuring out which major I would like to pursue and also if I would like to add a concurrent major. Right now, I am enrolled in ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business, a nationally recognized and respected undergraduate degree program. The business program seems very solid and its track record shows a high-placement rate in the work force along with some respectable starting jobs and salaries. I am currently unsure what field I would like to go into, but a degree from W.P. Carey seems to offer a great deal of versatility in the job search.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: The work in the business program is intensive, but from what I have heard, the curriculum and workload prepare students well to go out into the workplace. The business school offers a lot of opportunities to join clubs, meet professionals, get internships, and gain overall workplace know-how and experience. I am still taking lower-level business courses, but I am anxious to see the type of work that is involved in the upper-division classes.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is huge on campus; aspects of it can be seen everywhere and everybody knows at least a couple people who are involved in Greek life. There are tons of options for both sororities and fraternities.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a fair amount of illicit activity that occurs in the dorms. Otherwise, it all occurs at frat houses. I hear that, if you are not careful/responsible, campus police will find you easily. Almost everybody partakes in some form or another in some kind of illicit activity, but peer pressure is not overbearing.

A rating of the drug safety would be contingent on what 5 stars refers to verses 1 star--I'm not really sure what rating to give.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat off-campus very often. There are a lot of dining options on Mill Avenue (the Bourbon Street of Tempe), but I generally eat at the dining halls or, if in a rush, I get fast food at the Memorial Union.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics are top-notch at this school. ASU has a number of nationally ranked and respected degree programs (especially in the business school). The quality of professors seems to be akin to those of other large institutions--some great, some good, some bad, and some awful. The curriculum and workload are probably also similar to other large institutions. Business and engineering students in particular have tough curricula. The workload, as with any school, varies by teacher and by class. There are a ton of opportunities for tutoring or study help in all subjects from fellow students, teaching assistants, SI coordinators, professors, and tutoring centers.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is very convenient. As big as the university is, it is possible to get from one end of campus to another in just a 15 minute walk. I live in the Barrett dorms at the southeast end of campus, which are the best dorms by far and away. They are the most luxurious (if you can even use that word when talking about college dorms), have the most amenities, and are the best-kept. I would venture to say that the social atmosphere in Barrett is one of the best on campus. The Barrett dorms, however, are the most expensive (by a lot).

The move-in process was totally seamless--something I don't hear about other college move-ins.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are plenty of computers for students to use in a number of different buildings all throughout campus. Those computers are fast, reliable, and have up-to-date software installed on all of them. Even though the computers are plentiful, labs and libraries are only open for so long into the night. Personal computers are a must if you'd like to do work in your dorm and/or anticipate working late, late at night (which you will). The only major drawback of the university's system is the reliability of the network. There are no issues with the school computers or if you use an Ethernet cable, but using the wireless on your phone or personal is a gamble. Sometimes the wireless works fine, and other times it is very weak and unresponsive. I hear that there are plans to increase the number and strength of the routers throughout campus.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Most students take the shuttle buss which is free so that's good. Other than that people take the light-rail which isn't expensive at all. The transportation is great.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The policies are great because the school does everything in its power to keep us safe and ensure there is a great social and academic environment for all the students.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They are there throughout the whole week and provide great assistance; plus it is within walking distance as well.

5 College Freshman

Weather: Phoenix can get pretty hot so it's great that everything is close and within walking distance.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The cost is manageable. The weird thing is that the restaurants close really early so sometimes you cant't really go out to new places because you have class.

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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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