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Reviews 7976 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Junior

Local Area: Excellent Social Scene – Tempe is an excellent college town right in the heart of Arizona. The downtown area where the college is located is always offering something to do (concerts are a big plus!)

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: ASU is a huge university and therefor has a huge and diverse community. Its easy to meet people in classes and most people are very nice. Most of the teachers that i have had have been very good, informative, and energetic about teaching, learning and interacting with us (students). An education is what you make of it, you can't expect it all to come your way if you don't make any effort. That being said, there are people who are at ASU who you can tell are there only for the social aspect of ASU which is a shame because its pretty darn expensive to go to school. But no one forces you to be with anyone and there are such a wide long variety of classes, its hard not to find things that interest you.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Public Transport – ASU has a great system around the Tempe campus. They have buses that travel for free to and from their different campuses. They have free buses that run around to different parts of that one campus, they have free buses that take you out to different neighborhoods around campus and then the public buses run all along campus so its possible to get anywhere. We also have the light rail that is extremely helpful for getting to and from the airport and its pretty close to campus and very accessible and cheap. Most of the buses around are free, only the light rail and the public transport that runs all over Phoenix charges, and they have student rates for that as well.

3 College Junior

Parking: $2 an Hour? Forget, I'm Taking My Bike! ASU doesn't have enough available parking spaces at the Tempe campus. And if you are lucky enough to get a spot, you have a huge fee to pay. You can try your luck at getting a metered spot but you can only pay for an hour at a time and that costs 2 dollars! Me, I like to just bike to school. Sure its hot and you get sweaty during the first few months of school, but it makes it really easy to get around on campus and off campus. Some of my friends even drive to school with a bike, park somewhere that isn't far away where its free and then hope on their bike the rest of the way so they don;t have to walk for 35 min to class. Also, ASU oversells some parking spaces because they know that not all people have class at the same time on the same days which is a problem because you can have payed for a spot and actually not have one some times.

3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: There Are Options People! Ok, so unless you live too far from campus, you won't really need a car. Parking permits at school can be a bit costly, but if you know you will be driving, get one. Sure, you may be paying $300+ but if you don't, you'll be paying $8 a day and you'll need to arrive with plenty of time since they sometimes get full.
As I said though, there are options. If you live close, a bike will do. There are plenty of things close to campus and there is public transportation that can take you around. We have the buses and light-rail and students can get an unlimited two semester pass for only $80.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: You Don't HAVE to Go Greek – Greek life is great, because you get to meet a lot of new people with common goals in mind... Sure those goals vary quite a bit though... Regardless, don't feel that you need to join one to fit in, there are also a lot of clubs and other activities you can join... or not.

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: There is always something to do on Mill Ave, right next to ASU. Whether you are looking for a place to shake that booty, have the opportunity to use a designated driver, or just have a tasty snack, there is sure to be something there. Although a lot of places are 21 and up, one thing is for sure, there is always something walking distance from campus going on.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: I always get little to no financial aid. They just raised tuition at school yet again. Tuition this year went up to 10700.

4 College Junior

Administration: ASU has a strong no alcohol on campus policy; it has its own police department. There isn't a dress code.

5 College Junior

Local Area: ASU is located in a very vibrant city where you can find everything within walking distance. There is a wide variety of restaurants, book stores and entertainment.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Guys Vs Girls – Both guys and girls can be intimidating at a school as big as Arizona State but I have noticed that the majority of people are actually quite nice and perfectly friendly. Of course there are exceptions but that is true of all schools.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: Dining Is a Joy – Our memorial union has a wide variety of places to eat and it is located right at the center of the campus. There are places like burger king and papa johns as well as Arizona States' own buffet restaurant.

4 College Senior

Academics: Professors Who Are Enthusiastic – Professors at ASU are all willing and enthused to help their students succeed. They are knowledgeable in their subjects and even though some professors are there for research purposes they are still involved in the school and truly care for their students.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Team Performance – are teams are good their not the greatest teams out their we haven't won and championships but the do get pretty fare in the leagues. students do go out to support their team all the time we have a great fan support

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Majority of the year the weather is mild and great temperatures, making it nice to be outside. Only in the end of the spring semester to the beginning of the fall semesters is the temp too hot to be super active outside. It doesn't get very cold other times of the year.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: there are quite a few places available around the Tempe campus to eat at with a relatively good variety.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: The Computer labs are open all day and well into the night for the students to use. The computers them selves are really good and quick, however the ones in the library tend to take a while to start up. the wireless access on the tempe, west, and polytechnic campuses are great and fast if you use your own computer.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Expensive but Nice! Alot of the off campus apartments are really close to the school. Of course, this leads to HUGE price inflation!

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The Drug Scene – If you do not know anyone you mainly not getting any drugs.No one is forcing anything on you unless a drink or two . And the enforcement is kind of weak because you have to be obviously out of it to be caught

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Life on Campus – I stayed at Taylor Place and the dorm was okay. Rooms are a manageable size. The problem I had was the cleaning of the Hallways they could be dirty for a week or two which made the dorm seem bad. The atmosphere there was good most of the time it did not seem like any problems where i was at.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The facilities on campus are usually pretty good. They could get confusing because of placement but other than that the facilities are clean and the people who work there are usually helpful.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Four Campuses – I like my college experience. I do not like the fact that it is broken up into four different campuses. It's annoying and at time inconvenient to commute. I would do it again not because I completely love but because I do not like to live with regrets.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: This school is very dominated by Caucasians due to the location and region of ASU. The school needs to work on becoming more diverse.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Feel Secure – I feel comfortable at Arizona State University. I see security around campus often. This past school year a student was murdered on campus but it did not affect me or my feelings towards feeling secure. The has been a lot of stealing from dorm rooms incidents and that made me a little worried.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: Barrett Honors College. Downtown is right next to campus.


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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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