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Reviews 7557 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Dance Major – Being in the Dance Studio with amazing dancers that are very creative and passionate is a great feeling because we can all relate to one another. Dance teaches you to explore within your mind, your body, and your surroundings. Having an enviroment of strong dancers around you only makes you want to strive for more and work hard.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Free Shuttles, When Not Crowded Are Lovely – ASU provides free shuttles to and from the West campus to the Downtown, Tempe and Polytech. These buses are the greyhound buses, and very spacious and usually kept clean. They provide internet access and you can even track the buses with GPS on the ASU website. Unless it is a crowded time (i.e. around rush hour traffic times is usually when the buses are crowded) the bus experience is rather enjoyable compare to taking the light rail.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Guys are normal, girls are okay. There are a few smoking hot ones, but no more than you'd find in any other university the same size, I think.

2 College Senior

Campus Food: Not Too Good – The quality of the available food is, in general, rather poor. Unfortunately the only place to get better food (in the honors dining hall) severely overprices their meals, at around $14 or $15 a meal without a meal plan.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Officers are readily accessible (at least during the daytime), there is a pick-up service for students who are stuck on campus late at night, and there are special blue-light emergency posts all over campus with buttons that can be pressed for help.

2 College Senior

Parking: Better Without a Car – Honestly, it is much easier to get to class by walking, biking, or boarding if you live close enough. I live in an apartment 5 minutes off campus and it normally only takes me 5-10 minutes to get to any class biking. Parking is more of a hassle and not worth the time, energy, or money.

The cost for parking permits seem to go up every single year so its better to find alternate modes of transportation. There are shuttles running all around the Tempe area which makes this a really great option for students who don't want to pay or for students who don't have a car.

The parking services do go around ticketing cars without permits or with expired meters. So it's not really worth the risk to park unless you're willing to pay for it.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Arizona State University is made up of four different campuses that are located in different regions which makes it more accessible to students of different locales. Each campus also has specific majors or concentrations that help students to grow and learn with others that share similar interests and goals.

The Main Campus in Tempe is where the majority of students attend their classes. There are numerous facilities that students can visit for study or recreation.

There are multiple libraries that students can study, the major ones being Hayden Library and Noble Library. There are many quiet study areas for those who want to study alone or common study areas in which large numbers of students can study together.

The Student Recreation Center (SRC) is the perfect place to get in shape. The fitness equipment is endless and students can choose to work out alone or play a game of basketball, volleyball, football, or badminton with a small group of friends. There is also a large pool for students who want to swim a couple of laps or a dance room for those who want to practice ballroom dances.

The Memorial Union (MU) is where many students go for a quick bite to eat. Many club meetings, activities, and career expos are held here and it is conveniently located at the heart of the ASU campus. It also houses a game area with pool tables, a bowling alley, and arcade games.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Great Campus Life – Most everyone I know that goes to ASU has stayed as close as possible to the campus because it is such a great scene. There is mill avenue just a block away with many great clubs and restaurants. Tempe is filled with college age students so it is a great place to meet people who are like minded and at a similar age.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Buy a Home – Homes are very cheap out here so I would recommend to those who can afford it; put down money to your first home right now. Rent is still fairly high in the area so it is better to put money towards something of value rather than tossing the money away towards rent when it will never be seen again.

5 College Junior

Local Area: Favorite City – I have lived in four states in the last five years and the city of Phoenix, as well as the surrounding area, is full of life. I have lived here for over a year now and have loved every minute of it. It is the fourth largest city in the US, but someone visiting from out of town would never realize it. It's spread out but has a great highway system which makes the entire city open to anyone interested in exploring it. I tell everyone that the heat isn't something to be afraid of when it comes to moving to the desert.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: At the start of school the financial aid office is extremely busy; get your questions taken care of ahead of time! In general, it is very easy to apply for financial aid, as well as accept and decline awards online! The biggest way is by filling out your FASFA.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I LOVE ASU! I truly bleed maroon and gold!! You will too :) That's what I love about being at ASU--there is so much spirit, pride, opportunities, events, assistance, advice, role models, support, and energy, that you can't help but smile at the incredible place we like to call Arizona State University. ASU provides more opportunity than you can even begin to imagine! There is a great vibe at ASU--one that stimulates you to want to learn more, experience more, and to accomplish and reach your full potential. I am learning so much academically, as well as individually, about the world, society, and people. That's what is so great about ASU: we keep a wide view, so that you can become well rounded and learn not only about others, but also about yourself!

4 College Junior

Diversity: ASU accepts ALL PEOPLE! That is why ASU is so amazing: we accept anybody, are extremely diverse, and we fully encourage you to be yourself :)

4 College Junior

Administration: Very Fair – Punishments seem to be very fair and give a lot of slack to first time offenders of most things. The only exception is marijuana, its a possible felony for possession in the state of Arizona. Other than that however, as long as you aren't going crazy and annoying everyone else, you will be left alone.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drugs Are Present but Avoidable – Drugs aren't too common at ASU, but its mostly marijuana and alcohol. Its easy to avoid however, There are plenty of people who don't use drugs there as well.

3 College Senior

Weather: Arizona Heat Definitely Makes a Difference. The weather that affects Arizona State is a decent blend of weather; on average it's not too hot or too cold. However, in the summertime and the beginning of the fall semester the Arizona heat certainly is evident and it can make trips from class to class unpleasant as well as make you sweaty if you don't walk fast enough.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Our sports teams are extremely popular on and around campus and have a great reception from the student body. Our intramural sports are also a popular asset on our campus because people of all sizes, academic settings and skill levels can play whenever their schedules permit. Arizona State also has a wonderful gym facility (our Student Recreation Center) that is filled with numerous work out machines, racquetball courts, a pool and a wonderful track.

3 College Senior

Technology: The computers at Arizona State University are usually a little bit crowded but most people who come to the computing commons move in and out within 15 - 20 minutes which allows students to get a spot quickly if there isn't one already available. The school's WiFi is excellent and always has a strong signal so that all students are able to access the network, where as the computing commons computers run a little slow and take about five to ten minutes to log students on.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Although I was able to get some scholarships last year, ASU does not make it easy to get the help you need even if you are in need of the financial aid.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Very Nice – There are always plenty of things to do around campus, there is no such thing as being bored at ASU

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus housing at ASU is nice but it is really expensive. There are places that are affordable but there are also the nicer places that have ridiculous prices.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: People Drink Too Much. I don't party or drink and the majority of "nightlife" at Arizona State University is geared for students who like to do these things, even if they are underage. But the transportation seems good; if people are drunk, they can take cabs or the light rain. For underage nightlife, I hang out with people who don't drink or party. But overall, I'd say the nightlife scene is poor.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: Never a Problem – The whether here is always the same. SUNNY. Unless its monsoon season, and if so, you grab a tarp, some soap and friends and make it a water party

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: sports at ASU are a large part of the school. When a sporting event is taking place, namely football, it unifies the four campuses. It brings everyone together where we are all cheering and backing up the same team.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safe for the Most Part – I am on the smaller of the four campuses and the campus is very safe feeling. You must keep your doors and windows locked though. You WILL get broken into otherwise. The police and fire department do come in a timely manner. There is a police station of campus. I feel safe on campus though not in the north residential halls... Every where else though.... my room was broken into at North RES.


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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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