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3 College Freshman

Weather: Being in Arizona, it can get very hot. During the summer and the first few months of the year, it's really hot outside, so i would highly advise bringing sunglasses and wearing sun-screen, especially if you're light skinned like me. Around december through late february/early march it gets cooler out side, and it rains a tiny bit. Sometimes when it's really cold at night, it can discourage students from going to late-night movies in the park or other night-time activities. The weather hasn't really affected me all that much. Since the dorms are so close to the classrooms, it's not much of a hassle to get to class even if it is really hot or raining.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Since i live on the Downtown Phoenix campus, there's only one on-campus option: Taylor Place. I absolutely love Taylor Place. There are two towers. Tower I is where freshman usually stay, and the rooms are shared room/shared bath. Tower II is usually saved for upperclassmen, but some freshman do liver there, and the rooms are private rooms/shared bath, so you still have a roommate. The cost for living at TP is pretty good. Me personally, i'm from out of state, so i don't really have a choice but to dorm. your housing also comes with a meal plan and school dollars. There are quite a few different meal plan/school dollar MG's options to choose from, such as unlimited meals/250 MG's, or 180 meals a week/375 MG's.

It's required for freshman to dorm, unless they're given special permission not to, but it's a really good experience. The floors are split up by your residential college, so for example floor 3 is where all the Nursing students live. TP is literally right in the center of campus, so it's really easy to get to your classes. That's my favorite thing about TP, that it's so close to everything on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: There are tons and tons of different majors offered at ASU. Most of them are offered at the Tempe campus, but the other three campuses also offer really good programs. At the Downtown Phoenix, I'm in the College of Nursing and Health Innovations (CONHI) and i'm a nursing major. My favorite thing about the Nursing program is that they have what's called "Direct Admission" meaning you can get accepted into the nursing program as a freshman, and as long as you keep up your grades, you're automatically accepted into the upper division nursing program instead of having to compete for a spot. The classes are challenging, and it can be hard to keep the grades you need, but there's a lot of help offered on campus. My advice is to make sure you maintain your grades. As long as your grades are there, you'll have no problem receiving direct admission.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of good restaurants around the Downtown Phoenix campus. Most of them are found in the Arizona Plaza Center which is just behind the NHI buildings, so it's really convenient. Some of the smaller restaurants take school dollars, but the ones that don't have decently priced items. There's a lot of other restaurants further away from campus, they they're easily accessible from the Light Rail or Metro Busses.

4 College Junior

Weather: The weather at ASU is great. It's warm all year long, but the summers are kind of difficult because it get's excessively hot and humid.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Students really seem to enjoy going to Sun Devil games, especially for football. It gets pretty crazy around campus during these events, with tailgating and what not.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is there is you want to be a part of it. The sororities are relatively easy to get in to, there's always a bottom house that will take anyone (ADPi, AGD, and GPhi). Lots of partying in other houses (DZ, APhi, AXO, PiPhi) and stuck up girls in others (KKG, Chi O, Theta)

1 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing options suck. There's hardly any one bedroom apartments and they're all overpriced. You will most likely have a roommate. The buildings are either sketchy, like Block 1949 and Gateway, or party buildings, like the Vue (922 Place).

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The MU (Memorial Union) is a food court on campus and there are a lot of options to choose from and it's really convenient. However, the lines are long and the food is overpriced.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am enrolled in Electronics Engineering Technology and this campus is great for students interested in the engineering department. There are plenty of labs and computers for students to work in. The major offers unique classes that emphasize on skills you need to learn.

5 College Freshman

Technology: The computers are amazing here. There is a computer room for any student who needs to use one. The computers here are mostly Macs which have a clear bright display. There are rarely any problems with the internet or the computers. It's a great campus if you need to use computers. This is the polytechnic campus and computers are essential for the education of these majors.

3 College Freshman

Administration: This campus is pretty strict on not having drugs or drug paraphernalia. Also, you cannot have alcohol on campus or in any dorms. The campus does a semester inspection when you move in and when you move out. Other than that, the teachers are pretty strict about deadlines and absences.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I came to Arizona State University because it is known for its engineering program. The program has been great so far and the teachers have been very helpful. The campus is amazing and is very technologically involved. This is the polytechnic campus and has many students in the engineering fields. Also, the usual student majors you encounter here are pilots, engineers, or computer programmers. The campus is a peaceful and very welcoming environment. The campus is smaller than the main tempe campus but is a positive aspect for those students who like the close relationship with the professor. It is worth going to a class with a professor who actually knows your name.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: As far as I have observed diversity is accepted, as is sexual orientation, sometime I think too accepting.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I attend both main and west campus and I have not had any reason to question my personal safety -- I don't think the campus crime is any worse than normal campuses, I have had any problems. Security is very visible. I park on campus and commute by bus with no problems.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: LIVING off campus is great. Some pros are privacy, freedom to do as you please and space. For the most part around the campus it is pretty cheap. Most landlords are understanding that we are in college and may not have developed credit and crustacean only afford so much.I think living off campus has many benefits. I think the only downfall would have to be transportation and parking at the school.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There is a huge variety of majors available. ASU also has ASU online where you can get your degrees completely online.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid is really good but the scholarships through ASU are very limited. When I asked the adviser about Scholarships she only directed me to the ones through the ASU website.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Having a car isn't necessary on campus, but if you do have a car, parking is a pain. Yearly parking lot costs are absurd if you want to park in one of the central garages. There are meters but they are usually taken.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: ASU has a lot of variety in student life on campus. Since the weather is so nice here there are a lot of places around campus to just go and relax and do homework. The libraries are a great place as well, and easy to spend time in between classes. The athletic center is great and they are currently adding onto it so next semester it will be amazing!! Throughout fall semester there are lots of campus activities, especially for incoming freshmen. Overall campus life is great!

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: They offer an absurd amount of programs, clubs, sports, greek life you name it, I think we have it!! There is always something you can be a part of on campus. Campus life is great, there are a lot of people who life on campus their first year, and the resident hall advisory puts on so many programs and events to make life on campus fun!

2 College Sophomore

Local Area: There's lots of shopping, restaurants, and places to drink, but the area lacks culture. Great scene for those who say, "like" a lot, if you get my drift. Being from Chicago and Hawaii, I crave authentic ethnic foods (other than Mexican), good museums, and different types of music. Then again, I may not be looking hard enough.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: ASU is extremely research focused, wanting to become another Cornell University or similar. For science and health majors, you have to be involved with research and can use the hours for credit instead of taking several courses which is nice, but you have to do some footwork to get in. The competition can be a bit of a bummer since it's just undergrad work - I just had a friend who was asked to contribute to a paper to be published, but the author ended up using his data and such without giving him credit.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: My paperwork all went through smoothly and I got what I expected, which wasn't much because I worked full time the year prior.

1 College Sophomore

Majors: The pre-med program is a little weird. I felt very supported when I was a biochemistry major with a goal of doing research, but found the support dwindled when I changed to pre-med.

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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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