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Reviews 7891 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are many types of people at ASU everyone has a place they fit in.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Cholla Apartaments – I lived in a renovated 2 people dorm, It was B building. The dorm was fully furnished, housing rates included water, electricity, gas, internet, basic cable. The room and living room had an individual AC/Heater. During the summer it got hot inside since the walls are made of brick, it was also difficult to put up pictures. Worst thing about the dorm is that the room didn't have a door going into the kitchen and past the kitchen was the living room so if my roommate was sleeping I had to be very quiet. Everyone in the hall was always in their room, no one kept their door open. No one usually said hi or anything. It was boring, room rate was about the same as tuition, it all varies if it is instate or not. The apartments where located a close to campus, and dinning areas.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Making Strides – Recently Phoenix has implemented the light rail system which goes straight through both the Tempe and downtown Phoenix campuses. This is as convenient as you can get and almost as cheap but safety still isn't up to par. As of now mostly you buy tickets on the honor system which places people on the trains that should be there and makes the ride sometimes unsafe. Until they fix this problem I will continue to pay for parking garages just to be sure.

5 College Junior

Administration: Nursing Expectations – The Nursing program is extremely academically driven. Only 100 out of the schools almost 50,000 are in this program. They are also driven on having all 100 pass the national boards after graduation. Because of this they are focused on preparing us eventually for this test. Since the minimum for the Nursing boards is 77%, this has become the minimum grade you can get on any class or else you fail. Strict yes, but it definitely prepares you.

4 College Junior

Local Area: In the Hub of Phoenix – The Nursing Program is in downtown Phoenix which in the past would have been quite scary...not anymore. The city has been revamping the downtown life and has succeeded. There are not only brand new buildings surrounding you at all times, they have cleaned up the city and added numerous eateries and quiet spots.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Perfect for Me – The professors are great for the most part and the campus itself is very pretty. Prices are too high for on campus dining and textbooks. Students are generally very nice and easy going. Plenty of resources for any situation. Very close to Mill Ave and the nightlife.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I recieved a good amount of financial aid from FAFSA but none from my actual school. And the amount I recieved was not enough to fully cover tuition so I had to take out a loan to finish paying for school for the year. The in-person contact with the financial aid advisors was very helpful.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Just Like Any Other – On campus dining is just like any other university. We have a few big name fast food places and the dining halls near each dorm. The dining halls are actually very good and have plenty of options in each. Barret dining hall is exquisite; sushi, lobster, steak. Can't go wrong with Barret!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Dine in or Out! Around campus there are plenty of options. You may chose from a variety of sub places, Mexican cuisine, or a bar/pub atmosphere. The fact that Mill Avenue is located on the edge of campus is a huge convenience. The prices range, but all the places are reasonable. The most popular place is Macayos Depot which is mexican food, but the best part is the happy hour! My personal favorite is a pizza place called Slices. Every kind of pizza you could dream of and them some! And they serve you by the slice, but the slices may as well be a small pizza!

4 College Junior

Greek Life: TOGA! TOGA! TOGA! The greek life that ASU has to offer is great. There are multicultural fraternities and sororities too.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Very Great Crowd – The women are very beautiful at ASU. I don't pay attention to the guys, but the women are definitely interesting and fun-loving.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: Downtown Phoenix Campus – The Downtown Phoenix campus of Arizona State University is amazing! everything is modern, and the metropolitan feel of the area compliments the learning experience at ASU. There's lots of things to do in the area, and the Programming and Activities Board of the Downtown Phoenix campus always puts together great student activities.

1 College Freshman

Parking: highly discourage student cars on campus as there is limited parking- most kids use bikes or skateboards , off campus there are more opportunities

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: lots of activities,parties, on campus events; the light rail transportation and metro bus service available to many places

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Hassayampa Village is the dorm to go with for freshmen

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Tight-Knit Honors College – My experience was pretty interesting as an honors engineering student living in Barrett. All of the engineers were grouped to occupy three consecutive floors. Majors are generally grouped together in Barrett although there are a few exceptions. Any time I had any trouble homework, others were having the same problems that I was, and usually someone on the floor already took that course are were able to help us out. Our floor was possibly the tightest floor that ever existed. Part of it was we were just study buddies but I think we may have been an exception.

4 College Freshman

Weather: When school starts in August it's pretty hot, and stays that way for about a month or two and begins to cool down. People can go swimming at the SRC or participate in fun outdoor activities that require minimal clothing. During the winter, the weather is pretty nice. Sometimes it gets cold, but for out-of-staters, it's nothing. Then it gets hot! And it's a party all over again.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You Can Pretty Much Find Anything – Kids at ASU are commonly drinking, smoking (cigarettes, marijuana, and hookah) and possibly using other drugs. Drugs are pretty popular although I'm basing this off of other people's accounts. The most popular activity is drinking for sure.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Zero Tolerance Alcohol – Over the last year, I've seen police step up their game around ASU campus and raid multiple parties that get out of control. They keep an eye out for DUI drivers and make the students feel safe. They've even taken it to the undercover extreme. I had a red bull in my hand and a cop dressed as a college student in a Phoenix Suns jersey flashed a light and investigated the drink in my hand. I was impressed. The university is strict on safety policies and make students their top priority. With services like safety escort, one can place a call and a van picks up students and drives them to their destinations. Aside from safety, academics are serious. ASU has multiple study lounges each with different moods or scenes made specifically for students. They largely invest on comforting the students.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Vista Del Sol: Overpriced or Priceless? Who would've thought apartment hunting was easier than ever? After the on-campus dorm experience, it was time for an upgrade as the status of my roommates and I went from freshman to sophomore. Vista del Sol is located on the South end of ASU. Availability is based on a first come first serve basis. It is walking distance to the university and in close proximity of shuttles, city buses, and the free flash transit buses. However its high monthly rates and parking costs can be a deal breaker for some. Personally, Vista del Sol is hands down the best apartments for students. Partnered with ASU, it is fully equipped with internet, free printing, tanning, a study lounge, 24 hr gym, student theater room and recreation center. Its luxurious features give it the top of the line quality and pampers students especially during rough finals week. From 1 bedroom to 4 bedrooms, each place has a washer/dryer, dishwasher, private room/bathroom, balcony and spacious kitchen/living room already furnished. When it comes to management, they can definitely improve their services to meet the students needs. Repairs are done within the week and they are great on matching with roommates. Though it is pricey, Vista del Sol gives you a bang for your buck.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: MIll Ave is off of the University and that is where a lot of the resturants are, so that is convenient. However I wish there were some more resturants that take ASU money.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: ASU is such a big campus so it literally has everything. The recreation center is huge, high tech and have a lot of fun work-out class oppurtunities. We have multiple libraires all over campus. They also have some type of activity going on whether if is it is dorm specific or for the whole campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I believe that ASU is pretty safe. They have their own police officers patroling the campus, the police station, fire station and hosptial is near by. They have many emergency call box stations all around campus. They have escort vans that drop students off in front of their dorm at night.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: ASU's main campus has the unique advantage of being located in Tempe (which feels more like a college town) but with easy access to the rest of the Phoenix metropolitan area. This provides a lot of opportunities offered by a big city while living in a relatively safer and nicer area.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Fairly Diverse – Arizona State prides itself on bringing in students from around the world, and I sense that to be accurate. I constantly see people of all different ethnicity around the school, often speaking their native language.


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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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