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Reviews 7665 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: The permit costs to park in the parking garages located around the campus is absurd. It is difficult to find parking otherwise because the campus is surrounded by meters and those fill up quickly. There is not much need for a car if you live on or around campus thought because plenty of alternate transportation is provided.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The facilities on campus are well maintained and accommodate towards a variety of students. The library is always crowded with study groups and researching, the student recreational center is constantly flowing with students exercising and meeting for organized sports. The university does well in providing numerous events for students to enjoy throughout the year.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Mostly Drinking, Some Smoking – the campus has so many people you can no doubt get any drug if you're hanging out with the right people. however for the most part everyone drinks and probably a third of students smoke

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Get M&G, Not a Meal Plan – There is a great variety of foods all around campus. The MU has all types of fast food, there are various coffee shops and cafes throughout campus as well. However the dining hall in my opinion was repetitive and bland, so don't waste your money buying a meal plan that gives you meals in the dining hall because you will get sick of it after the first week.

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


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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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