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

Parking: Cost is the absolute negative to parking. If you don't want to feel the pain of forking over hundreds of dollars in parking, I would suggest buying a bike or skateboard.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: As an off-campus student, I would advise you to enjoy your time on campus because living off campus is a constant struggle.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Scholarships: ASU gives out scholarships like candy, the only problem is keeping your GPA high enough to keep the scholarships.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: If you love sports and working out, then come on down to ASU because this place is perfect for athletes of all abilities and sports.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: ASU is definitely not the best when it comes to health and safety. Just putting that out there.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: If you aren't in a sorority or fraternity, then it going to be difficult trying to look for places to party it up. My advice is to learn to make friends with people in sororities and fraternities.

4 College Freshman

Computers: You absolutely need a computer to survive ASU! In addition, ASU has a really good wireless connection and there are lots of computer labs all around campus for those who cannot afford a computer.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: You can't get overly bored in Tempe when there are so many things to do in the surrounding area. There are tons of areas to hike, shop, eat, play, whatever. You can run out of money really quick in Tempe though!

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Weather: If you like sunshine, hot weather, and wearing summer clothing all year, then come on down to Arizona State University. Weather in the valley is generally stagnant. If it was 89 degrees yesterday, it is probably going to be 89 degrees the next day.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The police are an ASU student's worst nightmare, probably because they are actually doing their job of enforcing the law. However they do not do a great job of ensuring that university policies are being followed, they at least make an effort.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: As an off-campus student, I know a lot of the restaurants by the ASU Tempe campus. There's so much variety, in price and type of food, so there's always something to try!

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Depending on where you live on campus, you are going to have a great place to live. Rooms are spacious and there are various options as to what kind of room you want to live in. The cost of living at ASU is so expensive, that it costs more than tuition. If you're willing to pay the money, then you're up for an amazing experience. Of all the people I know who live on campus, about 99% love living at ASU. For freshman, the housing process is simple, but after that it gets very annoying and complicated.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life at Arizona State is great if that's what you are looking for in a school. There are tons of options, rush week is awesome, parties are always fun (except for the recent "Be Black" party, that was wrong on so many levels), and you have a group of close friends. However, if you are willing to partake in greek life, be prepared to have numerous stereotypes placed against you!

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: "Turn up or Transfer" has become a motto for the Arizona State drug scene. If you don't like drinking, smoking weed, popping pills, or snorting coke off a stripper's butt, then it's going to be difficult to find friends at first. There are many people at ASU who do not take part in any of the previous activities, but at ASU you are valued by your ability to party as opposed to your intellect. Let me be clear, there is nothing at all wrong with partying. However, Arizona State students take partying to the extreme (whether that is good or bad is up to you). Alcohol and drugs are rampant in the dorms. At first there was a big push by the police to stop underage drinking, but that has considerably died down.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Academics: ASU has tons of resources to excel in your respective major. If you suck at math, they have the math tutoring center, if you suck at writing, there's a writing center. Many professors are passionate and give students a chance to succeed in their respective classes. However, that's where the quality of academics stops. If you aren't an engineering major or business major, you're S.O.L on getting any special treatment. ASU tries so hard to make their Engineering school and Business school their flagship programs that they neglect all the other schools. So while us Chemistry majors work in lackluster labs, the engineering kids are in their state of the art classrooms. If you work hard, and get around the shortcomings of ASU academics, you WILL get a great education. (Also Barrett has a great teaching staff).

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Diversity: Degrading someone's race is very common at ASU.

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4 College Senior

Nightlife: I go to Mill Ave with the majority of the students.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Diversity: I do not really see any negative diversity things that happen on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
College Senior

Greek Life: I am not part of any greek life but I do have some friends that are.

5 College Senior

Weather: Arizona has the best weather all the time. Summers get hot but it is only for like 4 months and then its perfect.

College Senior

Drug Safety: I am not really sure about the drugs on campus but I know with alcohol a lot of students do drink.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: I love the Tempe area. I go down to Mill Ave to hang out with all my friends.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Only on campus when I have classes or events.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I dont like having students loans but don't really have a option. I did not have any issues with the financial aid process.

5 College Senior

Athletics: All students get into watch the sports teams.

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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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