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Reviews 8420 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Academics: Classes Are Available – there is always a very wide range of classes available

4 College Junior

Academics: Great Support System – All of the campuses have so many tutoring resources.

2 College Senior

Parking: There are plenty of places to park around ASU, many of them close to the campus, but it is costly--whether you are a student with a permit, or simply visiting.

4 College Senior

Transportation: No Car Necessary – ASU's surroundings are serviced by reliable, cost effective public transportation--something that cannot be said for most of the Phoenix Metropolitan area. The community is also very pedestrian and cyclist friendly.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Relaxed Atmosphere, but No Party School – ASU used to be considered a party school and developed somewhat of a bad reputation nationally. In recent years, many programs have been top-rated, and there is a renewed focus on challenging curriculum and stimulating academia.

4 College Senior

Local Area: Plenty to Do – The area of Tempe where ASU is situated is certainly not dull. There are independent book and record stores--a must for a college town, as well as a thriving nightlife.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I had a farely easy time getting in cause of grades, but fees are outrageous. And i don't even know what all the moiney goes towards.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: Arizona Is the Desert State. Around campus it is hot and dry and you rarely see rain or storms. However, during the winter it is the best place to be. There is always AC inside buildings and your education is never hindered by the weather which is nice. Another great thing about ASU is that if your AC breaks in your room they will be out to fix it in the same day or make other accommodations for your safety. Other than the hot sun the weather is really nice.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Poly Is Growing Fast! ASU's Polytechnic Campus is different from any other. Converted from Williams Air Force Base in the Fall of 1996, the Polytechnic Campus is an unique experience for any college student. Students have the option to reside in the old air force barracks and see all the transformations that have been made since its opening. Poly is continually growing and enhancing its buildings and flora. Now, we are building more resident halls to accommodate our growing population and in my opinion Poly has the freshest air out of all four ASU campuses.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: Polytechnic Labs Are Always Free. The computer labs and library on ASU's Polytechnic campus are open generally until midnight during the weekdays in the fall and spring semesters, and later closer to finals. There is always a computer or quiet study room as well as a librarian or computing assistant available for students trying to get work done. The wifi and network reliability are guaranteed and each computer should be equipped with any programs you might need for classes such as SolidWorks.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Confusing at First – I did not get much financial aid even though I am in need. The thing is, they expect you to know how to navigate the website off the bat. I submitted everything on time, but somewhere it was telling me to verify some things. I had no idea where that was, so it went unattended to. When i asked financial aid about it, they said a lot of the scholarships were already given out and that they couldn't do anything because I didn't verify some things on time. So I didn't get what I needed because the process was confusing.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Not Much Effort – Getting into my program was not even an issue. As a Psychology major, there wasn't really much applying and application. It was almost like you put a check mark next to your major and that was yours. Switching is easy as well as I have had friends transfer multiple times with no problems!

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Very Happy – I was lucky enough to find a major that I would end up sticking with. I know exactly what I want to do and I think that has to do with the great experience with the program. So far, everything has been easy to figure out, I love the courses, and I really know what I'm doing. I'm not lost at all in my path to my career in the future.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: They Have a Great Selection – If you want to do something, you will find a place to do it. Literally any sport that you can imagine, there is a place for it at ASU. They have all sorts of clubs and organizations for literally anything you can imagine.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: Weather all year is perfect. It rains around 40 days out of the entire year. You will always see people in shorts/tank tops at any time of year. Sorry, NYU...

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You Have Everything – Well Tempe has a mixture of everything. Literally any kind of food you want, you can have with a ten minute walk/drive. The options are endless.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Love the Professors – I couldn't be more grateful to my professors. Every single time that I've needed a hand from one of them due to extenuating circumstances, they have helped me. They aren't robots, they understand that in life sometimes things come up that are completely out of your control. This has helped me maintain a higher GPA and lower level of general frustration.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Great Program, Great People – The program for Urban and Metropolitan Studies here is top notch. It is preparing me perfectly for life and I couldn't be more satisfied. The work load can be heavy at times, but that's to be expected from any major. I'd recommend this to anybody.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Labs Are Generally Open – I've always been able to find at least one computer open; even during finals weeks.

5 College Junior

Local Area: There is a ton to do. You never get bored. There is always something going on.

4 College Junior

Weather: The weather is great. There are the 3 months out of the year that it can easily hit 110 degrees, but besides that you can't complain.

2 College Senior

Weather: It's Arizona So It's Hot – Of course it's super hot during the summer months, but the winter is mild and not very cold.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The Campus Feels Safe – I see security around daily and have never felt unsafe on the campus I attend.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There's Something About It. I originally came here because of the honors college ASU's reputation for great research, especially in psychology. I've had a great experience with both. The student life is great, but the academics do catch up to you. I'm still in the middle of my college life, so that special college research or thesis hasn't happened yet, but I can't imagine leaving ASU. I've found my college. Everything I need from a college is here.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: OK, but Repetitive. It can depend on which dining hall you have, but it all does get repetitive. I would not get a big meal plan after freshmen year. I have a small meal plan now (I'm a junior), I keep lots of food in my room, and I eat out. There are lots of on campus dining options, mostly fast food though. If you want to dine, like eat at a restaurant, there are lots of nice places very close to campus and lots more about a 5 minute drive away.


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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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