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Tempe, AZ
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$22,977 ($9,724)
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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.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't really pay attention to the Greek life but they do have it and I assume that they either live in a house together or on campus and just meet with each other. They provide an event to get people to join which I thought was cool and fun. It seems like they not only worry about partying but school as well which is fabulous.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Although it took some time to do the fafsa it was all worth it in the end because I was given a great amount to help pay for school so that was pretty awesome.

4 College Freshman

Computers: The school is great when it comes to technology. I love going to the library especially because I didn't have my own computer for a long time until a friend let me borrow theirs so yeah, the availability is fantastic. Also there is wifi which is extremely helpful.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There seems to be no judgement here at all. Everyone is friendly and seems to be very accepting of one another. I mean yeah there are cliques and what not but everyone seems to get along with little or no problems at all.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere is very nice. There a lot of places to go when there is time to spare and the places are close so that's always great. There's lots of places to eat, shop, and just hang out. It's very beautiful for being in the heart of downtown.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't really know much about the off-campus housing but I do see places students can stay and many of them are in walking distance so that's great for those students. Also the complex's see around look very nice and comfortable.

3 Recent Alumnus

Computers: I bring my laptop to school everyday, but I have been to a computer lab and there were many computers available.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I have never had to use the health services and yet I have to pay for them with tuition, so I am not fond it, nor have I experienced it to judge it convenience.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: I do not live on campus, but if there are "strict" rules, it is probably common sense stuff that you should follow in general. (i.e: underage drinking is illegal, so do not do it.)

3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: I take the lightrail so I do not have to pay for parking on campus. Usually when I ride the train is PACKED, but it runs pretty often. I have only been late to class once due to a train running a little behind schedule than usual.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I know there are apartments nearby where upper class-men students live, but I like at home with my parents so this question is not applicable to me.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There are a lot of protests currently do to the new law that is about to pass relating to homosexuality. I don't know if this is a conservative school, but there seems to be old folks every once in a while with posters that say, "you deserve to go to hell" whether its the way you dress, sexual orientation, or whatever. But they aren't students so I wouldn't categorize them in the diversity of the school. Overall, I feel like there are many races, and all kinds of looks, and views, and people to meet.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: An issue I had last semester was when my younger sister started here at ASU, they mixed her financial aid info with mine, and caused her a headache. In the end she wound up with a grant and received financial aid, so that was good.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: I am vegan and there are about three places I repetitively go to.

5 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: I cannot honestly answer this questions, because I do not do drugs or affiliate with anyone that does. Plus, I do not live on campus, so I am here for my education and then I go home.

5 Recent Alumnus

Weather: No snow, rarely any rain. It is February and I can wear shorts and a tshirt! The weather is pretty awesome.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Yes, there are a great number of diverse students in the mix. I have not be able to encounter and interact with as many as see through the school. But when I browse through organizations and clubs to join there are an infinite amount.

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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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