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  • 07/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    75 out of 78 people found this review useful. 1 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Lazy partiers. Hard workers who are proactive in their learning style (meaning you might have to search out the challenges).

    Tips for prospective students

    It would be very easy to coast at ASU and this is where it gets its tainted reputation from, because most students choose to just skate by in their classes and revel in the stereotypical college lifestyle. Mind you, it is possible to have fun and still work hard, and vice versa. I highly recommend ditching the easy way by actually learning and getting your money's worth.

    Bang for the buck

    Just make sure you follow the major that you know you love doing and will be applicable in your job search later in life. You can make it work but it might take some adjustments to your course-load (maybe adding a minor, etc).

    Am enjoying being here

    It's a pretty campus and you can walk all the way across it in a matter of 10-15 minutes. There are a lot of cool people but if you're straight edge or close to it, you really have to search for fun things to do.

    Am learning a lot

    It's really all about how much you engage in your classes. You can coast or you can actually learn something. The latter is a lot more interesting and worthwhile.

  • 07/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 out of 45 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 2 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ASU is a great school for people who like to get out and meet tons of college students from all over the country. I'm from the east coast and i went to ASU not knowing a single person. I ended up making tons of friends from all of the country including people that live in the same area as me. Also, i recommend the W.P. Carey school of business to any future business majors, the professors are great, and i have learned a lot so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    -join as many extra curricular activities as possible! You won't always get along with your room mates so it's important to join clubs, greek life, ect. -drink lots of water, it is HOT in arizona! ( i learned that the hard way.. almost passing out while walking across campus -- but don't worry you'll get used to it) -live in Hassayampa - the newest and nicest dorm there is -take advantage of all the tree tutoring on campus, it helps alot -choose early morning classes - i know it sounds rough but when it gets past noon in August in AZ it tends to get up to 110 degrees.. and it's also good to get them out of the way -and of course have fun :-) there is a big pool on campus for when your stressed from exams and just want to take a break

  • 08/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 out of 37 people found this review useful. 3 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ASU is a great place for all students. With so many people you will be able to find a community by getting involved and many other students will be in the same college as you. ASU is especially known for their Business College, while their Education and Engineering College are among the top in the Nation. Arizona State is not located in an outdoorsy environment, but students are able to hike ASU Mountain at any time! People who enjoy the city life will do great here. The desert is beautiful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective Students take the following advice; do well on your SATS and ACTS for scholarships are not very hard to get at ASU, visit the campus, look into your majors program ( if no major has been decided pick a few you may enjoy and look into those), and live on campus!

    Bang for the buck

    For instate students I believe that Arizona State is the finest education that you will be able to receive while in the region of Arizona. However, due to the recent increase in tuition it would make sense to me that out of state students look hard into options of schools they are able to attend, especially if money is not an issue. If these students decide that they love Arizona and what ASU has to offer, then Arizona State would be a great choice!

    Am enjoying being here

    Living in the dorms my freshman year was the best decision I have made aside from attending Arizona State University. With a campus so big a car was never needed to always have something to do. With free samples of soda, energy drinks, clothes, and food I was upset when I did not find something free everyday! The beautiful Tempe Town Lake always provides concerts and beautiful scenery for students to freely enjoy. The brand new light rail also allows cheap and easy travels to down town Phoenix where you can enjoy baseball games or hockey games! My dorm was the nicest and cleanest dorm I have yet to see, and the community of my floor was great due to our Resident Assistant.

    Am learning a lot

    Arizona State was my top choice based on the wide spread of classes offered, the great education, and the world changing young men and woman that have prospered out of ASU. My classes are challenging but with hard work A's are capable. I no longer worry if my classes will teach me random information not needed for my life; for I know that all of my classes I take at ASU will only help prepare me for my future in Education. The professor's are intelligent, willing to help, and very fare.

  • 06/15/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    24 out of 33 people found this review useful. 4 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as soon as you can because there are scholarships available to the early-birds :)

    Bang for the buck

    Not sure about how it compares to other in-state university colleges, but DANG I don't know how I'm going to pay for this.

    Will enjoy being here

    Ya, it's hot. thats the only drawback. I'm really excited to go here in the fall though!!

    Will learn a lot

    I was put into easy classes for frosh year, but i think i will learn a lot once I get into the higher classes.

  • 12/30/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 out of 24 people found this review useful. 5 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    These tips are for anyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    First off, rate your professor website is very helpful in finding good professors and its true good professors can make a big difference on your efforts in class as well as saving your GPA. All you need is note books and if you can print of lecture notes before your classes start......and yes lecture note are online under blackboard you will hear about it during orientation. As far as making friends at the university there are so many people so just be your self. If you are really pulling for that high GPA in college then try to make friends with some smart people in classes and exchange numbers but do not rely on them all the times if anything just be prepared before asking another student questions because he or she may not know the answer. Keep in mind when your signing up for classes imagine that the class will start 1 hour earlier. example there is a class that starts at 7:30 am so imagine it will start at 6:30 am now ask your self...could you make it to class if it did start at 6:30? that hour is the time it will take you to get ready if your a morning person than your good if not then reconsider.

    Bang for the buck

    I am relying on the government right now because my family can not support me and my other two siblings who are also in college. If your an out of state student you better have a full right scholarship because i know many friends who is parents just gave up and force their kids to move back home. Now if you are really willing to go to ASU and plan on working than just work with getting a loan because if you have the choice to obtain one than it is worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is very big and if you are a freshmen you will need to know your way around each building, but its not so bad once you get use to it. More people means more friends plus there are many places to be with friends. there are some very bad teachers, but what college does not just use rate your professor web site and it will help you big time. Other than that its just knowing what you want to work towards and working towards it.

    Am learning a lot

    If your care about maintaining good grades than you will not have any problem at all i have learned a lot at the university not just from my courses but how to approach my efforts in doing well in my classes. If you already know what major your more likely going to be aiming for at the university then that is a great way of being ahead of the game, if your not so sure then do something you may like. I was in architecture than i changed to civil engineering because I wanted to try and see if i would like it better an i am glad i did so just experience something even if your not sure.

  • 07/13/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 out of 16 people found this review useful. 6 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that can have fun, but keep their goals in focus. There are many things that go on at ASU and sometimes students find it hard to stay on top of things. If you have the mindset to get things done, then this is the place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    During fall it can get quite hot and during winter it can be very cold. I would suggest bringing appropriate attire. Students should get to know their advisors as early as possible, they are crucial if a four year plan is to be achieved.

    Bang for the buck

    From what I have heard from students from other states ASU is relatively cheap for them. Students not only get a great education from ASU, but they also get access to various facilities. However, the tuition is slowly but surely increasing.

    Am enjoying being here

    ASU offers plenty of things to do. Take it from me, a student that has to say on campus from 9:40 a.m till 7:30 p.m. There is always something to do such as joining a club, going to the recreation complex, meeting new people at the Memorial Union, and for those students that love to have a good time the occasional party. Every once in a while there will be people giving out free drinks.

    Am learning a lot

    Depending on your interest and classes chosen by the student. The experience can be an adventure in some classes and a chore in others. I took a history class for my first year and let me tell you, the class itself was easy. The only difficult part was trying to stay awake. However, in my math class I was constantly on my toes. Yes, I know math is not what most people would call interesting, but to each his own.

  • 07/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 14 people found this review useful. 7 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like people, this is the place for you. There's about 60,000 students or more at ASU. If you like cities, this is the place for you. ASU Tempe is in the heart of downtown Tempe. You can also go to the Downtown campus or take the light rail to visit, and you'll be right next to the sport stadiums, theaters, and so much more. If you want to learn, this is the place for you. As I said earlier, I have learned a lot- inside and outside of the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore and try new things. Don't fall back into old habits. This is college, and it's the time to find yourself and try new things. Stay true to your beliefs and morals, but don't be afraid to get out there.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive, I'm not going to lie. I'm a resident, and it's still hard to afford everything. Like I said, though, there are a ton of great opportunities at ASU. There are lots of programs to get involved in, academically and socially. Plus, there are obviously a lot of teachers, aides, and counselors there to help you succeed. So, I guess what I'm saying is that if you put yourself out there and find what you want to do and take the right classes, then it is going to be worth the money, because you are creating your future.

    Am enjoying being here

    My first semester was tough, because I was only hanging out with a few people from high school and a few new people. Well, we all hung out together, and when things went bad with one person, I kind of lost everyone. Second semester, though, I joined a community service sorority, and I met a ton of great girls. I love hanging out with the girls and working with them. So, my advice for trying to fit in at a new school is simple. Get involved! There are so many clubs at ASU, that you are bound to find something you like.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot- inside, as well as outside, of the classroom. You will learn something, of course, from any school you go to. ASU has a lot of great teachers and fantastic programs. It is a huge school, so it has a lot to offer. I think it is under appreciated and underrated sometimes, because people see it as a party school. Do people party here? Yes, but they party everywhere. If you are going to school to focus on your education, then ASU has a lot to offer. Outside of the classroom, you can learn a lot from exploring. At the Tempe campus, you will be surrounded by so much. There is transportation all over, so you can get to multiple places. You can also walk around Mill or just walk around the campus. There is a lot to see. You might even learn something about yourself along the way.

  • 07/28/2009

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    10 out of 11 people found this review useful. 8 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes as soon as you are able to!!! classes here go fast and not getting one class can lead to falling behind because upper division classes often need certain pre-reqs.

    Bang for the buck

    Especially if you are instate the cost of tuition (while it was just raised) is very reasonable for a decent college education.

    Did enjoy being here

    I was in the Honors college and also lived on campus in the Honors dorms during my freshman year. Campus is very dead on weekends and at night. It seemed to be that the only scenes at ASU were the hard core party groups or the study all the time kids in the honors college. There are some actually fun people in between but its harder to find them.

    Did learn a lot

    You really have to take learning into your own hands at ASU. If you want to actually learn you must put in a lot of effort to study on your own and really pay attention and participate in class. Most of the students here just coast through the classes by doing as little actual work as possible. Having peers who act like this in your classes makes it extremely hard to stay focused and actually learn. So basically it is up to you whether or not you are receive an actual education.

  • 07/26/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 8 people found this review useful. 9 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ASU is known best for their Business, Engineer, Education, and Journalism programs. So if anyone is trying to pursue careers in those fields, ASU should be one of your top choices. ASU's Kinesiology program is also ranked top 9 in the nation. The nursing school is also highly competitive and holds good rankings.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid. College is the place where one can easily come out of their shell. Especially at a diverse school, such as ASU, no on is here to judge. Be true to yourself, and you will fit right now. Moreover, go to as many school functions as possible. You will not regret it. As far as classes go, they are not impossible, you just have to keep focus and apply yourself. Don't slack off! It will come back to haunt you, especially at the end of the semester.

    Am enjoying being here

    One of the best parts about ASU is simply being at ASU, especially the Tempe (Main) Campus. There is always something going on, and the diverse population makes it even more interesting to meet and talk to new people everyday. Then, after a long hard day at school, nothing is more fun and exhilarating than attending a sporting event, especially Sun Devil Football.

    Am learning a lot

    ASU has great programs and professors overall. As long as one attends class everyday, or most days, they will come out of the semester with more knowledge than imagined.

  • 06/10/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 10 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing people, because there is a lot of people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Begin to save early, go to a college you want based on why you like it not why someone else does.

    Bang for the buck

    I am from out of state so the tuition is pretty high, although they did offer scholarships and financial aid.

    Will enjoy being here

    When I went down for a visit, I didn't want to leave.

    Will learn a lot

    Have yet to attend the college but I have heard great things about academics.

  • 07/20/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 11 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students should come to ASU if they want to be surrounded by a big, diverse group of people from around the world. Students particularly interested in studying business should come to ASU because W. P. Carey School of Business (currently a student) is ranked in the top 25 in the nation. It's very prestigious and hard to get in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring sunglasses! They help blocking the strong AZ sun out of your eyes. Always carry a water bottle when walking to and from classes on campus. Get a little early to big lecture classes, like 10 minutes, so you get a good seat, or sometimes a seat at all. I suggest planning you classes out so that you’re done by 3pm. Try not to schedule your classes with blocks more than an hour in between. It’s better to get your classes done in a set time frame. Schedule your classes very early (They fill up fast). Apply as soon as you can for financial aid because the scholarships are usually available to the early-birds. As the saying goes, “the early bird gets the worm”

    Bang for the buck

    There are many locations where one can find a computer and study. I like how some of my professors write the textbook for the class as well. Compared to other universities, it's fairly inexpensive for a great quality of education.

    Am enjoying being here

    Arizona State University – as a 2nd year student this Fall 2009, I have enjoyed attending this university. I especially enjoy the variety of students from, literally, all around the world. ASU has four campuses and I attend the Main campus (also known as Tempe campus). On this campus, you can find buildings that are old, but some are fairly new. The school environment, especially the school I'm in W.P. Carey, makes it conducive for studying. The weather, especially in the fall, winter, and part of Spring, is great.

    Am learning a lot

    I feel I have obtained a good quality of education to this point. I like how ASU has “major maps”, which list the classes one should register for in order to graduate on time. It makes planning and registering for classes very simple. The school is also very computer friendly and the ASU website is very detailed and easy to navigate.

  • 01/04/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 12 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are not distracted easily. There are many distractions in ASU's setting and you have to stay focused to reach your goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fairly easy school, but you can also get caught up in extra-curricular activities that can effect your performance in school, just know how to control your social life and school work, it gets easier the longer you are there.

    Bang for the buck

    Being an out of state student, no schools out of state tuition is fair.

    Am enjoying being here

    One of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. If you aren't doing so well in school, or having a bad day, you soon realize you cannot be in a better place the next 4 years.

    Am learning a lot

    It all depends on the classes you choose to take, and the professors you select. I would say i retained about half of the information that was crammed into my head this past semester, and still came out with decent grades.

  • 12/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 13 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, academic oriented, engaged, fun-loving, diverse.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and don't be afraid to ask for help when you feel like you are falling behind. It will only get worse if you don't seek help. Be open to new things and get involved!

    Bang for the buck

    If you're getting In-State Tuition-yes. If you're paying out-of-state... it's difficult to say when paying the full $35,000. Make sure you get scholarships and grants!

    Am enjoying being here

    So far I love Arizona! Everyone at the school that I've met is very friendly and respects differences. There is a lot to do outside of school activities as well as at the university, from football games, clubs and organizations, to joining sororities and fraternities.

    Am learning a lot

    My first semester at ASU has been a blast! I'm a nursing student on the downtown campus in Phoenix. My course load at the college of Nursing & Health Innovation has been quite heavy, however if you stay focused and seek help from professors and tutors there is a high chance you'll succeed.

  • 08/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 14 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for more traditional students who want to learn in the classroom and is also great for non-traditional students who want to do more independent, flexible online learning. It's a diverse campus with many different opportunities in every area - academic, sports, clubs, etc. Also, the campuses are beautiful, as well as the Tempe area! Art and music festivals come through all of the time. Trust me - you'll always have some event to go to or some concert to see. You'll never feel stuck in your dorm room!

    Tips for prospective students

    The application process is extremely easy - just send them a high school transcript and a college transcript if you're a transfer student. The application process took me about 15 minutes. The Admissions office is very organized, and my application was processed in about a week (and that was near Christmas). Their ecollege and MyASU center makes keeping track of everything incredibly easy.

    Bang for the buck

    In all of my classes, I have received tons of feedback from the teachers (and not the teacher assistants - the actual PhD's). When I've sent an e-mail, I've heard back in a day or two. Teachers are very willing to help, and class formats are very challenging. Their online services are top-notch; they have 24/7 help chat rooms and tech support. I've talked to some friends who go to other larger universities, and they all comment on how hard ASU classes are compared to theirs. Plus, if you're an online student, you pay in-state tuition no matter where you live. It's an excellent option for anyone who has to work or wants to go back to college.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere is great. I take a lot of iCourses, or purely online courses, and the students are supportive and very motivated. Usually, you'll see postings a day before class starts, which is very cool to see. In my classes, I have met a lot of serious, driven students - it inspires you to work harder!

    Am learning a lot

    Before attending ASU, I attended another state college. At that college, for most of my classes, my teachers were the heads of the departments. But for the other classes, though, it was a joke. At ASU, however, all of my classes have been challenging, well-rounded, and exciting. My teachers have been extremely helpful, which always aides the learning process. ASU also emphasizes global and local awareness in their general studies. This has broadened my horizons and, I think, given me an upper-edge against other colleges whose general studies are more limited.

  • 07/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It's great for all kinds of students. Whether you like long class hours, early mornings, tight schedules, and everything in between this is a great school with a lot of flexible options.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you're on track with your major. And if you're having trouble with college life, you should really get into the workshops. They can help change your ethics completely. Also, join clubs, they can be a good break to all the work. Having fun is very important.

    Bang for the buck

    There are lots of workshops here. If there is anything you need help doing, you can find it. There are workshops that can help you become a better student, such as studying better, test taking strategies and ways to manage stress. If you're trying to juggle a lot of classes, I'd recommend going to a few workshops.

    Am enjoying being here

    This school isn't too big and I don't mind the walk from class to class. There is also buses that I can hop on to take me where I need to go. Plenty options when lunch time rolls around, and many clubs and activities when I got too much time on my hands.

    Am learning a lot

    ASU has a lot of options in my field of study. There is a lot for me to learn when it comes to computers here. It's challenging as well as entertaining.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. Haven't really heard about any major problems. Some dorms have a little more security than others, but that's based on the placement of your room and how old the dorm is. There is an alert system that will text you directly and let you know what's going on and if there is something you should avoid.

    Greek Life

    There is Greek life on campus. They have all different kinds of things going on. They're a lot of great people involved with Greek Life and the ones I've met are pretty nice. They are very welcoming.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are so much fun. I'm planning on trying to join more. Don't overload yourself, but try out new things every now and then. Due to the size of the school you meet so many different people. Biggest thing everyone stresses at ASU is GET INVOLVED!

    Great for these types of students

    There are all different types of people on campus, so a certain type of student, to me, can't be categorized.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a lot of ASU traditions. For example, freshman white wash the A on A mountain after their orientation and before the fall concert. Seniors repaint the A gold. Then there's the undie run at the end of the school year is a little unusual, but a lot of fun. Basically students run around campus in their underwear. The clothes that they show up in are donated for a good cause.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something to do on campus. Clubs and other school sponsored activities go on. There's Tempe town lake, the movies, bowling, basketball courts and other things to do nearby. Anything you're into there's a guarantee that there is someone else into it too, you just have to know how to use resources and go.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and the dining is convenient. Their meal plans are pretty good and not as expensive when you think about it being all you can eat. Theirs one place that's basically open 24 hours a day so whenever you feel hungry could just head up there.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. There's always things going on in the hall, and there's people from all different kinds of majors within the school a person's particular major is included. Gives the ability to mix and mingle with people with different nationalities and walks of life.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you study and work hard, keeping up with the work and understanding the material won't be difficult. (disclaimer: I'm a biology major, so I do a fair amount of work. I don't know about other majors)

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should really get involved with clubs and other activities on campus. They will meet a lot of different people that way. Students should also get to know their professors. They can help with things you don't understand, and be a great mentor in the future.

    In three sentences

    ASU is a great university. The university has a lot to offer, and provides many opportunities and commodities for its students. Professors are very willing to help and talk to you.

  • 07/19/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 17 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All, really. There is a place for everyone in a campus this large and diverse.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join organizations. Visit the campus. Stay hydrated. Wear sunscreen. Talk to people. Network. Make connections in your classes: with other students for study groups and projects, with your professors for help in class and later recommendations. Apply for things, even if you don't qualify. Ask questions. Don't let the improbability (or perceived impossibility) of something keep you from trying.

    Bang for the buck

    Arizona State University is a relatively inexpensive college with a wide array of resources. As with any college, you get out what you put in.

    Am enjoying being here

    Tempe is a great location for college students with lots of opportunities for activities on campus and in the community. There is a club or organization for everyone, and many resources for students who are interested in just about anything. I have met a lot of interesting, fun, and intelligent people who have made my college experience great. If you put yourself out there and throw yourself wholly into the college world (studying hard, joining organizations, and grabbing opportunities for internships, research, etc. as they arise) then you will surely enjoy being here as well.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm learning more about myself than I am about the classes that I'm taking. Many teachers that I've had so far haven't been the greatest at spreading their knowledge, though some are quite enthusiastic. It seems more like they're teaching you how to pass their tests rather than teaching you the subject matter to a full extent. As I go further into my major and into classes that aren't lecture halls of 200 or more people, I hope that this changes.

  • 08/11/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Being an out of state students has its advantages and disadvantages. My first time ever being in the state of Arizona let alone Arizona State University was during the second week of August 2008. It was my first time being away from family that I knew my whole life. When I arrived in Arizona, I stayed with distant family in the town of Gilbert. This was a strange feeling to be in a new state with family I had not known very well. Many out of state freshman come to this school without ever visiting before and when they come it is a new and awkward place. Many people want to be there to show them around and get them involved in campus so they can start making friends and learning what this campus has to offer. Resident Assistants can help assist them in choosing clubs to join, finding a success coach to help them with college, show them around campus so they won't be lost. There are a lot of things to find about this campus. Many resources like the tutoring center, technology center, and student service are places that help students out for free and should be used frequently by freshman's.

    Tips for prospective students

    I can suggest to the freshman to get out to the events that residential life always host. Making sure that the freshman check their emails because a lot of residential life events are sent to the student body. Also, with the students they can manage a time where they can explore the ASU website that they can search for clubs to join on campus. Whatever they are interested in I am confident they can find how to get involved in that. The learning resource center and the all the tutoring services on campus will be addressed to the freshman several times. I want them to know that if they need help in writing, science, engineering, math, art, etc that there are study groups and/or free tutoring services for them. I want them to take advantage of all the free services available. The technology center located on south campus is useful if they are having internet connection problems with their new laptops or if they need software to keep viruses and other harmful things off their computer. The student service building is useful to them if they need help with finances, finding a job, obtaining a transcript, or assistance with residential life. As a freshman I know that being healthy will contribute to your study skills and the amount of attention you pay in class. Students should at least know about what the Student Recreational Center has to offer.

    Bang for the buck

    The Student Service Building located on the southwest side of campus has many services avaliable to students. The Financial Aid Office is on the 2nd floor and they help students find work-study jobs or help with questions about scholarships, grants, etc. Arizona State University will help you continue your education there, even if you're interested in their Grad program.

    Am enjoying being here

    Moving into the dorms is the best experience ever! Getting your 'own' place away from the parents. I would defintely recommend living in dorms that are on the south side of campus such as Hassayampa just because they are a little less party orientated. You have more peace and quite than those who live on north side of campus. I had the experience of living in Palo Verde Main dorms for my first semester and though it was really fun in those dorms it was still very distracting. The buildings are older on north campus so you are more likely to hear neighbors or people in the hallway more than if you lived on south campus. During the month of August when students start arriving there are so many free events going on. I recommend going to everything you can so you can have fun before the classes get into session; this week is known as welcome back week!

    Am learning a lot

    By interacting with students on my hall I found out about success coaches. I went to the meeting and signed up for success coaching with Katherine Saunders. She is one of the people who motivated me a lot and gave me a lot of useful skills and got me involved in campus. I enjoyed being one of the students in the Success Coach program. Going to weekly meeting with my success coach was beneficial for me and she was the one who made me want to get involved with resident positions. Also, the tutoring service at Hassayampa and the math department helped me excel in my math course. By having the knowledge and experience will better help me with connecting to first-year students. I want students to look back at their success and thank all the services and people who helped them succeed as I've done so.

  • 01/10/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 19 of 666

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    Great for these types of students

    Independent students who want to learn about the world and about themselves. Students who plan to use their degree to better the world in the future and who are looking for an experience that will bring them into contact with different types of people from many different countries.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan to walk a lot. The campus is large and can take up to 40 minutes to walk across depending on where your class is. Buy a bike or a skate board, but beware of other riders. There are a lot of bike/skate board accidents on campus because the campus is so filled with students. Also, if you plan to live on campus, don't bring your car. A lot of students think they will need one because you are living in the city, but the reality is, everything you need is within walking distance right there on campus. Even grocery stores are within walking distance. It's a huge waste of money for something you will probably only use a handful of times during the semester.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU is a reasonably priced university. Like a lot of other colleges, freshman are required to live on campus and buy a meal plan. While these two things are very beneficial to have, and can only add to your experience at ASU, they are also very expensive and should be heavily considered while picking what college to attend. Almost all students receive some form of financial aid while attending college, as college is extremely pricey. As long as you push yourself to be involved on the ASU campus, join clubs, take fun classes, make friends, and take advantage of the work out and dining facilities being offered, the experience is definitely worth the price. But what you should also consider is if a down town feeling is the experience you want out of college. ASU is a college where you are in the middle of a big city, typically without a car. There is a lot to do and it is easy to forget you are on a college campus because it feels so much as though you are living in an apartment in the city. This experience can be very beneficial to people who are independent and adapt easily to change. If you are looking for a more small town, on campus feeling, ASU may not be the college for you.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere at ASU is different than a lot of colleges. The down town campus is a perfect mix of structured class/study time and exciting city life time. Living at the dorms keeps you connected to all the happenings on campus, allowing you to use the recreational center, easily meet for clubs and other activities, and use all the on campus dining facilities. Living at the dorms is like living in an apartment complex with all your friends, everyone is already in the building with you, ready to hang out, grab a bite to eat, or study at any time of the day or night.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm a Global Studies major and am taking a lot of Global Studies and Political Science classes. This major is great for learning about the world, and feeling more interconnected to the society around you. You learn a lot of very useful information that applies to your every day life and can help you in almost any career you choose. The information you learn is more than just your basic math and science, you learn skills to help you succeed in today's globalized market, you learn information that is geared towards jobs of the future, and that will help you be and stay successful long term.

  • 01/28/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 20 of 666

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    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for those who want to be successful in life. You get to know about a lot of internships, community services, and many other things that students might be interested in. The key is to move around get to know people and join in clubs to get the bigger view of a college.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend not to skip classes unless you are sick or you have an emergency. Different information is thrown out every day in classes. Also if you are confused at what you are doing or what you have due make sure you read your course syllabus and a lot of times you will have the due dates for important things that are done. READ YOUR CLASS SYLLABUS it is always important and GET TO KNOW YOUR INSTRUCTOR.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are not sure of what you wan to do there is no problem there is plenty of help that can assist you. For instance, you can go to career services and learn about who you are and things you like. Based on the results you can choose whether to choose an undeclared major or a major that you think you want at the moment. If you happened to change your major you should not worry about it I already changed my major and I am burly a freshman, Statistics show that students tend to change their majors more than three times. Just make sure you are passing the courses you are taking and everything will be alright.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is my first experience living in a dorm and I love it. Although ASU is big you will like it because you will get to know what independence means. You can do anything that you want as long as it is not a bad thing. you have your own space to do your work, and have the opportunity to meet new people every day. Clubs at ASU are amazing. ASU has over 500 clubs that you can choose from. There is leadership clubs, dance clubs, religious clubs, you can find anything that you wish or I believe you can organize your own club if you desire. Vacations are the best. We get a month vacation for December which is awesome and we spend a lot of time just working on extra things that we want to achieve. For instance, I went to Mexico and just had fun with my family until break was over. It was awesome!

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning how to collaborate with my roommate and also how to walk around the campus safely. Having a roommate is a little difficult because you never know what kind of roommate you can get. Luckily, my roommate is awesome, we both get along really well, we share our things, we care for each other, and the most important is that we respect each others side of the room. My classes at first were very difficult because at a university the classes are huge comparing to the high school classes. Some classes are for 400 and over students and others are like fifty students, twenty students, it just depends on the major you get. Although every major you get there always have to be a lab and a lecture that covers the lab so basically you are going to have at least one a big class. Grades are not like the high school grades where you can add extra credit or if you miss a quiz you can’t always make it up. Regularly for tests you have to go to a testing center and take the test meanwhile in the same day you have to attend to class. Therefore, tests are taken in your own personal time. In order to be successful in college you have to learn the time management skills otherwise, you are going to screw up a lot. This specially applies when you are selecting your classes. Make sure you leave time for yourself and check how far one class will be from another when choosing the times of the classes. Classes are not that hard if you just stay on track with the work that it is assigned.

  • 08/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 666

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    Great for these types of students

    The West campus is great for students who maybe want a quiet atmosphere and smaller classes.

    Bang for the buck

    I suppose I'm getting a good deal for my education. I just wish it was a better deal. They charge too much for textbooks, parking, dorms, and tuition. It is overwhelming at times.

    Am enjoying being here

    I live at the West Campus. It's smaller here, but that's what I like about it.

    Am learning a lot

    I am taking really diverse classes here and am learning things like document production, women in religion, and information in the digital age. They really offer a wide variety of classes.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 666

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who love the outdoors as well as the sun. In the beginning of the school year you can get a tan just walking to class. On a more serious note, ASU is wonderful for any and all types of students because they have so many options as far as majors go. Not to mention you can take classes in just about any field for elective credit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to make friends within your major and to befriend your advisers, they will help you the most. Find a nice place on campus that you can go to in between classes and study. sometimes the library, computing commons, and Memorial Union are jammed all at once. Usually there are open classrooms. Try sitting in on a large lecture class if you do not have a lot to do, I did, and picked up quite a bit of knowledge on latin

    Am enjoying being here

    All of the professors I have been in class with have been very helpful, including TA's. They always email you when there is a change in plans and usually remind you about upcoming projects and tests. Staff are very friendly and helpful as well.

    Am learning a lot

    There is alot to learn about college life, and ASU gave me the lowdown really fast. textbooks, classes, advisers, professors, football, sororities, as well as studying abroad and already talking about graduate school as a freshman. ASU has helped me prepare for my future in advanced so that I can focus on my studies more and worry less.

  • 04/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 23 of 666

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    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Four campuses, great for all students.

    Bang for the buck

    This year there is no tuition increase.

    What to do for fun

    Depending on the campus there are different activities, and there are shuttles to and from the campuses.

    Food and Dining

    Several food choices, although they are more gourmet, then plain.

    Dorm Life

    Not planning to live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I start in the Fall, so I have not attended a class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research and visit all four campuses to determine your best fit.

    In three sentences

    ASU offers majors for every interest and has four convenient locations.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 666

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    Campus Safety

    - Quite safe

    Greek Life

    -The best in town!

    Clubs and Activities

    - More than 800 clubs and activities

    Great for these types of students

    - All type of students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    -Team spirit captains can emerge out of nowhere. -Be ready to become a Sun Devil and memorize the fight song!

    What to do for fun

    - make new friends - go to recreation center - study!

    Food and Dining

    -great food and dining, fresh and delicious. And unlimited amount!

    Dorm Life

    -Variety of dorms for students to choose. From old to new, small to big community. But, two suits are connected and four students share a bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    -great variety of opportunities here! research, internship, leadership, etc.. -diverse student body -great programs and services offered to help you succeed

    Tips for prospective students

    -learn the campus map, be careful not to get lost -take a tour around campus before coming in for orientation. Learn what the school can offer you. - And bring your laptop during academic advising!

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a... -big university; bigger than you think it is. -friendly university; everyone is very concerning -hot university; it's hot like an oven!

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 666

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    Campus Safety

    ASU police are always on the case. Don't feel comfortable walking from the library or late night class to you dorm or car? Just call the campus security and they will pick you up and drive you. No worries!

    Greek Life

    ASU takes its greek life seriously. This past year, there were so many new students flocking to join that organizations ended up having to have two seperate Rush and Pledge ceremonies. There are also numerous Cultural, Academic and Multicultural sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's over 800 clubs and organization on campus. If you can't find something you like, make your own.

    Great for these types of students

    All kinds! ASU is a at 75,000 students and going strong. ASU is super diverse

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Can't tell! There are alot of secret locations on campus to find, from secret study rooms in the 4 campus libraries, to the Secret Garden when drama students can usually be found reciting theatrical play lines. Our traditions are numerous, like when we first come back to school, we climb A Mountain and paint the Giant A white to signify a new school year.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes! There's no doubt about it. There can be some times that you wish you went somewhere else, but there is so much to do and so much given that you wouldn't have at another university.

    What to do for fun

    Tempe campus is in the middle of everything. You can hope on the lightrail and head a mile over and hit up the restuarants, bars and shops on Mill Ave, go to Tempe Town Lake for a boat ride or jog. On campus you can go to the Lower Level of the MU and play pool, go bowling, or have so old school fun in the arcade. If you need a hair cut or mani/pedi, you can always check out Serenity Salon in the MU too. There's even a comedy show every Friday night!

    Food and Dining

    I would give this 5 stars, but even though we have Chick fil A, Subway, Burger King, Jamba Juice and Starbucks (a few others too), the dining halls (Pitchforks and Devils Diner) nevere really sat well with me, but if you don't like the dining halls there always the fast food or POD convience store in the Memorial Union

    Dorm Life

    I didn't personally live in the dorms, but I went to visit friends almost everyday and heard their rants and raves. Overall, there's the typical dorm problems that you would hear about in a movie. Parties(some crazy, some not), nasty roommates, small rooms(but they are renovating right now, so things are getting bigger and new!!), and a few thefts, if you forget to lock your door or let everyone and their grandma into your room.

    Academic Rigor

    Rigor really depends on what major you choose. some classes you can get by without reading the book, others you won't get higher than a C if you don't get all the materials that the professor recommends you get at the beginning of the semester

    Tips for prospective students

    The week before school starts there is going to be plenty of this to sign up for at Fall Welcome Week. Don't overdo it! Especially if you have a heavy class load. There will be plenty of time to join the Underwater Basket Weaving club second semester. Also, don't overload on classes in the Fall, you'll be worn out in the Spring.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State Univeristy is a melting pot, full of diversity and opportunities. There's always something to do and someone new to meet. When you leave you will be enlightened about the world and who you are.

  • 06/05/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 26 of 666

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    Will enjoy being here

    I'm rating low because i will not be staying on campus, because I don't have enough money.

    Will learn a lot

    I think this school has a lot of potential, I will take great advantage.

  • 07/16/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 666

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    Bang for the buck

    All three of Arizona's state run universities are very inexpensive and the quality of education is not sacrificed in keeping the tuition low.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere is very relaxed. If you make a point to meet your teachers and make yourself known to them the classes become so much more fun. There are plenty of things to do on or near campus. The school has a bowling alley, arcade, and pool hall along with a full gym that is free to students unless you request a personal trainer.

    Am learning a lot

    If you invest time into your education, you will learn plenty. Of course, some classes teach you more than others but overall you can learn a lot.

  • 07/16/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 666

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    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for students who like the city life and enjoy the warm sun. Also for people who don't mind being in one or two classes with 250+ other people. Students who like to have fun on the weekends but can still do well in their classes will enjoy ASU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the SAT/ACT early. Apply for financial aid through ASU early. I would recommend a year in the dorms freshman. Schedule your classes very early (They fill up fast). Make friends in your classes who will do study groups. Have self control with your partying so you do not get left behind in your classes. Use the library and the CPU labs wisely.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU is a good deal for me. I pay in state tuition and have scholarships to help me out. It is very cheap compared to many private schools and it is in a great location. I am taking more than the full time amount of credits here and am charged for only the full time amount. The generic lower level classes can often be large (300+) however and can be difficult to concentrate in due to the mass amounts of people.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here at ASU. I was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ and i love the amazing weather here. It is a great school and the people are very friendly. I enjoyed living the the dormitory (Hassayampa Phase 2) and met a lot of fun people who have common interests. I have taken some fun and enjoyable classes that are also counting as credits for me to graduate. Its a good school and has a fun nightlife. I have had a lot of fun times and made many good friends. There is always something to do at ASU. If you want to play soccer/volleyball/swim/etc, there are always people who will want to/are already playing.

    Am learning a lot

    I finished my first year at ASU during the Fall/Spring 08-09 semesters and have learned a lot. I am currently a business student in the W.P. Carey School of Business and am learning a lot of information that is critical to owning/operating a business. This is a very good school and there are a lot of classes and times to choose from. I have learned a lot about economics as well as calculus and others. Most of the Professors of the larger classes I have had are highly educated and teach very well. Some of the smaller, more general classes are often taught by graduate students who may be less experienced.

  • 07/24/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 666

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    Great for these types of students

    This University truly is for everyone, and do not get discouraged if you have heard rumors of this being a party school. You do not need to party, nor do you have to deal with any pressure to party. Try to get in a Academic Community of your Major to avoid dealing with trouble students if you absolutely want to avoid party pressure. But I never found any pressure anyways. This is a great University!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend waiting until the first day of class to find out if the textbook listed will actually be used in class. Often times the textbook listed will not be used at all. Also I would highly recommend using the www.ratemyprofessor.com website when picking classes. Sign up for orientation early in order to register for your classes early while there are still open seats. To get a good dorm, put in your application as early as you can. Go for the 1000 Maroon and Gold Dollars meal plan, as the cafeteria food gets old very fast, and the 14 Meals a Week plan is very expensive.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive to attend college, but if you go to Arizona State it will be worth the money you spend because of the experiences you will find at this University and the lifelong friendships you will make.

    Am enjoying being here

    This is the best campus to attend if you are going to be an ASU student. Also the best place to go in Arizona for college. There are loads of clubs and activities, Mill Avenue is right down the street for shopping and eating. There's plenty of new people to meet, and the weather is perfect!

    Am learning a lot

    I find that the professors at Arizona State University really know the material they are covering, but still expect a lot from their students in terms of studying at home and from the book. Make sure you do your homework and study ahead of time, not just last minute, and you will do fine. Use www.ratemyprofessor.com to get the best teachers!

  • 08/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 30 of 666

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    Great for these types of students

    Art and design, pre-law, journalism and business

    Tips for prospective students

    If your interested in the field of design at all, this is the place to be. You get top of the line training like an art school, with all the perks of a public university.

    Bang for the buck

    My tuition at ASU is cheaper than what it would've been if I stayed in my home state.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere on campus is amazing. There is always so much to do and so many things to participate in.

    Am learning a lot

    I have grown so much academically here at ASU. The classes cause you to expand your mind beyond what your use to.

  • 08/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 666

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone! It's such an enormous campus with so much variety that there's something to suit everyone. Unless of course you're the sort of person who hates big schools. Then I'd recommend avoidance. This isn't the place for you...but there's always Polytechnic campus!

    Tips for prospective students

    In high school tutoring was for the kids who couldn't keep up, but in college it's for the kids who want to get ahead and do well. It's easier to get involved if you live on campus. Don't buy your books through the bookstore, they always rip you off and you're certain to find cheaper books on the internet if you put forth some effort to find them. Don't just stick to the route you take from class to class- explore a little!

    Bang for the buck

    I really feel like my money's been well spent. I love it here. ASU is played up to be this huge party school but most of the students I've met have been pretty serious about their education. Perhaps because of the economy and the higher tuition any would-be slackers have been weeded out. ASU is a lot of fun, there's plenty of opportunity to meet lots of people, and you'll get a good education.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is just beautiful- palm trees line wide walkways, and when the dozens of orange trees are in bloom you can smell the blossoms everywhere you go. There are lots of great restaurants nearby and fun places to hang out with friends. Plus, ASU has all kinds of cool little hidden places if you explore a bit. For example, the secret telepathy garden in the courtyard of another building- see if you can find it!

    Am learning a lot

    I've really enjoyed all my classes so far. In high school my teachers always said things like, I'm not going to hold your hand because your college teachers won't do you any favors! Imagine my surprise then when half my professors did just that! They're always making themselves available to you by email, on blackboard, and during office hours. Incredibly helpful. I've had some tough classes but if you're willing to work hard you'll get a good grade and a good education into the bargain!

  • 12/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 666

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    Great for these types of students

    ASU is a great university for social people. But like I said before, with all the opportunities ASU offers, everyone can find something they enjoy.

    Tips for prospective students

    - If you don’t already know, start looking at some degrees and programs you’re interested in. Make sure they’re available at ASU. - If you need financial aid, start looking. Now. - Meet new people and have fun! But don’t forget you came to college for an education. - Phoenix can get miserably hot, be prepared.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU is pretty much like any other state university when it comes to cost. If you’re a resident tuition is relatively cheap, if you’re a non-resident tuition can get expensive. Luckily, ASU offers a lot of financial aid. If you work hard, I guarantee they’ll help you out with the costs.

    Am enjoying being here

    Believe it or not, ASU has so much to offer. Being one of the biggest universities in the nation, it has tons of different activities, from intramural sports to academic clubs. And don’t forget you’re at campus with thousands of other students; chances are you’re going to find others who enjoy the exact same thing as you do.

    Am learning a lot

    Like most schools, if you just listen to the teacher and read the text, you’re going to learn a lot. While there are some teachers and some courses that will make for a better learning experience, ultimately it’s what you make of it and what you put into it.

  • 01/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 666

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    Great for these types of students

    Definitely a school for students who care about their school, its pride and its tradition!

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for scholarships on the ASU website and live in Hassayampa! They’re really the nicest and newest (besides the Honors College)!

    Bang for the buck

    If you’re lucky enough to pay in-state tuition to Arizona State University then, yes, it’s the entire bang! But if you unfortunately, have to pay that hefty out-of-state tuition well then things might get a little complicated. As a fellow student who pays out-of-state tuition I can understand it being too expensive. If you have the money to go to ASU and get educated there I say “go for it” but if you think you are going to struggle to pay for it, I would definitely think about alternative schools.

    Am enjoying being here

    The weather is perfect in Arizona, yes, it can get a little too hot at times but for the most part it’s like living in paradise weather year round. Also, there is so much to do in the Greater Phoenix Area and with the metro light rail you don’t even really need a car.

    Am learning a lot

    Some of the courses seem very rudimentary but don’t be fooled the upper-division courses get much more difficult.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 666

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    Great for these types of students

    There is some many clubs that you can join and met other pupils like you.

    Tips for prospective students

    ASU has four different campuses that has a different environment in the campuses. So, you should check out the others campuses out to see what suit you better.

    Will learn a lot

    I have learn that they have a plethora of majors. Also, they are working with NASA with Mars.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 666

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    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for students who are looking to get involved and meet a lot of people. There are lots of ways to get involved on campus, and since the number of students is so large, it's impossible to not meet new people. I love the people I meet on campus who are outgoing and wanting to just have a fun time, along with the learning aspect as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    It really is important to find a school that works for you. ASU is a school that is awesome because there are SO many different types of people, it's impossible to go wrong. It really is a fantastic school, those who attend are so lucky to go there!

    Bang for the buck

    ASU offers lots of scholarship, and Cappex is also great at providing scholarships to those who put in an effort! I feel like the money is well worth it at ASU. If you are interested in applying for residency in Arizona, that brings tuition down a lot, but the school is so worth it! The classes make learning fun, the campus is great, and the money goes towards other things, other than school, including admission into the SRC- the awesome work out facility on campus, and the ASU id card also scores you sweet discounts at local joints and restaurants! Great deals.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at ASU! The campus life is awesome. There are SO many different things to get involved in- whether it's a religious group, sorority, fraternity, community service group, etc. The campus is so diverse- there are so many different types of people attending school here, that there is always something to do. The campus is beautiful as well, and there are lots of awesome facilities. The library is huge, and I love the Memorial Union. It is just a fun place that students can go and hang out. It's awesome as well because there are bowling alleys, a movie theater, and tons of food places here, too. The campus life is great, plus Mill Avenue is right by campus. TONS of shopping and the night life is fantastic here too. Fun for everyone.

    Am learning a lot

    The key to getting a good education is the amount of effort put into the classes. I personally feel like the more work you put into learning, the more you get out of it. Attend your classes, study for your tests, ASK your teachers for help... it is all so important. The teachers at ASU are awesome. They are all SO willing to help out and are always there to make sure that the students are learning. In addition, the TA's for the classes (Teachers Assistants) help by providing study sessions, supplemental reviews, etc. so they are always so much help. I have learned a ton, and there are so many interesting classes to take at ASU.

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 666

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    Great for these types of students

    ASU is very diverse. I am an African-American female student and I am simply amazed at how many different clubs fit my needs. ASU promotes diversity with the goal that everyone fits in and feels welcome.

    Bang for the buck

    Every penny is worth it because ASU offers real-world experience and education that one may not receive from other schools. The professors actually care and classes are beneficial. I would recommend this school to anyone.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun due to all of the activities that are available on campus. Local bands often perform around the campus and sporting events are always exciting. Tailgating, parties and clubs are available around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different food choices and options to pick from. ASU offers full meals that include various types of foods. Vegan and vegetarian food are also offered. In addition, there are delicious restaurants and cafe's around the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun and it is a great way to meet new students. The resident halls are clean and part of the college experience. RA's, or student assistants are willing to help out and greet new residents.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at ASU are often challenging but beneficial. The technology, programming and classes are innovative and interesting. Also, many of the professors are compassionate and helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you go to class and show interest in the subject you should be fine. Take a deep breath, ask questions and be excited to learn. Studying a bit each night helps reduce cramming.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a great school. I attend the Walter Cronkite School for students of Mass Communication and Journalism and I love the experience I have gained from the college. I feel prepared for future jobs and work experience.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    ASU is a very safe campus. There is a lot of security on campus at night, ASU police patrol the area and there is even a late night safety escort that will pick you up and take you anywhere for free.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is always doing fun, helpful activities. Those involved in Greek life are always volunteering and helping out the community. Greek life has great living situations and they are all very connected.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 700 clubs to join here at ASU and the games are always fun to attend as well. ASU is very big into traditions so everyone is always involved and very energetic at the games.

    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for students who are determined to succeed, like a challenge, but also like to get involved and have fun at the same time. It is all possible.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are so many amazing traditions here at ASU, especially during football games. For example, before kickoff, everyone shakes their ASU keys until the ball is kicked. We have a huge 'A' on our mountain which we protect, especially when we play aginst UofA pussycats!

    Bang for the buck

    Here at ASU, we do not pay taxes when we buy food in the dinners! At all of the games, they always give free things away so it's a win-win situation.

    What to do for fun

    ASU has over 700 clubs to join!! Every week, there are fun activities to do and they always try to make sure they can get as many people to join as possible. Down on Mill Ave. there is so much to do and so many fun stores to do. Late at night, everyone hangs out on Mill Ave.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is AMAZING! You have so much to choose from here at ASU. Our Starbucks is so delicious and although it is always packed, you'll understand why once you try. You will never be hungry with the many different options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing. At first, I was a little sceptical about staying in a dorm, but I am glad that I did because it is do much fun. You are always close to everything and the University makes sure that you are not bored. Your dorm/floor will hold activities specifically for your dorm/floor. As a freshman, you dorm with people of like major/interest to you so that you are taking the same classes as them and you have people to study with.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, ASU does a very great job. The professors always do their best to make sure that you are comfortable with and know the information you receive from them. The classes are not very difficult if you do the required material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go on ratemyproffessor.com before choosing your classes and I promise you will be satisfied. Do the work, don't slack off, and stay focused. If you have having problems, talk to your professors and they will be more than willing to help you.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a wonderful college to attend. All of the professors are very helpful and always available to talk with when needed. The campus is very clean, friendly, and there are over 700 clubs to join and get involved with.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus escorts and just the general safety of Tempe.

    Greek Life

    There's a lot of it. Not my bag.

    Clubs and Activities

    It seems ASU focuses far too heavily most of the time on athletic clubs. In fact, at the Passport to ASU event at the beginning of the year, i don't think I saw a single non-cultural or non-athletic club on display. If those aren't your thing, you really have to look more intensely.

    Great for these types of students

    Business students, Partiers, Math and Science majors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Just wander the campus some time. Find nice grassy areas, look at the trees, enjoy the weather. I can say a lot of nitpicky things about ASU, but the campus is perpetually gorgeous.

    Bang for the buck

    Arizona Statue University is horribly over priced, you're nickel and dimed for every little thing, the meal plans will shred your wallet, and the entire concept of the Sun Dollars currency is nothing but another clear attempt to take money from forgetful students. I guess this all more falls in line with my general issues with the current financial structure around universities, though.

    What to do for fun

    Simply enjoy the campus. It is a lovely campus with so many places to hang out, read, write, etc. The things is, on this campus you'll be hard pressed at times to find people who want to do much other than get rip roaring drunk all the time. If you're into the maths and sciences, there are many events related to them. It seems as if more often than not those with a literary inclination are a bit out of luck, though.

    Food and Dining

    Unless you live in Barret, have fun eating the same thing over and over and over again all year. Not only that, but let's make that same thing mostly unhealthy garbage!

    Dorm Life

    Don't get me wrong, the Hassayampa and Barret dorms are fantastic as far as size and general quality is concerned, but ASU dorm life in and of itself is a problem. Being consistently surrounded by hoards of pre-alcoholic college freshmen begins to wear you down as does the lack of freedom.

    Academic Rigor

    This is messy territory. I'd say this depends primarily on the professor. If you're in the honors college as many of my friends are, it seems noticeably more rigorous, though only for one irrelevant class. I've personally experience a mixed bag of rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're from out of state, don't come here for the financial burden has pushed my roommate into community college. If you're from in state, try to live off campus.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is horridly over priced. The education is average for an undergrad. Despite this, the campus is beautiful

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    It's one of the best.

    Clubs and Activities

    ASU has every kind of club for every kind of person and interest. They even have ROTC programs on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to apply early, and attend the orientation. Both help you get a feel for the campus, and allow you to see where your classes will be.

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 40 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lock up your bike and get it registered on campus

    Greek Life

    It seems to have a presence, but I don't participate

    Clubs and Activities

    IEEE student chapter Robotics club SAE student chapter Veterans club... to name a few

    Great for these types of students

    Veterans International Students Engineering Students Liberal minded people

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is something called an underwear run. It is not official, but it is a kind of clothing drive where participants strip down to their (modest) underwear and donate the clothes off their back.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU's tuition is high and rising. Once you are in the school, your tuition rate will remain constant provided that you graduate in your alotted time. To be fair, ASU does offer some majors that are not to be found at many other universities, and as such draw students from all over the country and world.

    What to do for fun

    Arizona itself has a variety of outdoor and indoor places. From karaoke to sydiving there is something for everybody. Even if you want to go camping in the pines, the largest Ponderosa Pine forest in the world is a 2 and a half hour drive away. Gathering places include local bars, coffee shops and second-hand book stores, and Arizona is no stranger to large shopping malls.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the food on campus is through national chains such as Subway, Burger King, and Papa John's to name a few. There is one campus run cafeteria called Pitchfork's and many dining opportunities off campus but very close. The main strip close-by has very modern, young feeling nightlife type restaurants and bars. Also important to note for Arizona is that most of them have out door eating areas cooled by mister systems.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorm; cannot comment.

    Academic Rigor

    It usually depends on your talents and major. I find that in my major I am constantly challenged, but the resources are available to overcome the challenges in the form of Instructor office hours and tutoring centers, which are usually free to attend.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the layout of the campus; you may want to spend a day just exploring before classes actually begin. Parking and gas are expensive. If you want to drive, but do not have a large pocket book, consider getting a U-Pass so that you can park at one of the close Park n' Rides and ride the light rail onto campus.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is one of the largest Universities in the nation, it offers a varieties of degree programs at several different levels to include bachelors' degrees, masters, doctoral and certificates. Numbering over 2000, the veterans community is quite large and simultaneously there are ROTC opportunities. Finally, ASU is very much in tune with the needs of the workforce and therefore includes such out-of-the-box type majors as Sustainability and various Engineering and science technology degrees spread out over four physical campuses and an online campus.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 41 of 666

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go out and party.

    Food and Dining

    I love devil's diner.

    Dorm Life

    Co-ed dorms makes the culture shock of living with the opposite sex a lot less brutal.

    Academic Rigor

    You need to go to class, take notes on lectures, books, and online work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class on time, every day.

    In three sentences

    Very good school for finance. Track and Field Program is very above average. I Would definitely choose ASU over USC.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Typical to all college campuses: don't leave your stuff unattended and be extra careful after dark, use your common sense.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone at ASU, unless you are like me and don't care about clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    great for students that want a four year degree? or want to major in printmaking...ASU has a great printmaking program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Good luck finding the secret garden! and don't forget to check out all the student galleries on the west end of campus!

    Bang for the buck

    Universities these days are charging ridiculous amounts of money per semester and although ASU is one of the cheaper of these, I must admit that I felt I had a better education as Chandler Gilbert Community College and were it not for the fact that you can't get more than an associates degree there, I would never have enrolled at ASU

    What to do for fun

    If you have time between classes, try exploring the buildings around campus. You never know what you might find, like a secret garden or a cute coffee shop hidden on an upper floor or a courtyard in the middle of the building full of turf sculptures!

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is overpriced like at Disneyland or the airport, best to eat at one of the many places around but not on campus, my personal favorite is Nhat Kam, cheap and reliably delicious.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get all physical paperwork in as early as possible to avoid horribly long lines, beware of skateboarders and don't sign up for 7:40 am classes unless you know you are a morning person.

    In three sentences

    I've received a fair education here so far. The watercolor studio is well funded, clean and gives students the opportunity to work in a professional/commercial grade environment; much of the rest of the art school however, could use a fixing up, I've spent a lot of time in moldy rooms sitting in a plastic law chair that is too short for the table. ASU keeps a very clean campus and for the most part seems to strive for excellence in their professors, with exceptions of course.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 666

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    If your interested in sports, they offer intramural leagues for almost every kind of sport. Flag football, basketball and even volleyball.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. They always have a different variety which is nice because there is a variety of individuals on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorm. You meet new people everyday and you're close to the your classes.

    Academic Rigor

    The W.P. Carey School of Business is one of the top ranked business schools in the world. Yes, that's right. The world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring comfortable clothing that you can keep cool in, because of the temperature. Don't be afraid to be yourself, you will meet others with the same interests as you.

    In three sentences

    ASU has an excellent business program as well as a great campus life. There are many opportunities to join clubs, personal and professional. There is always something new to be discovered with such a great university.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 44 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Keep your stuff on you or next to you at all times, even if you are only going away for a second. Especially electronic devices. That's a must for pretty much all universities. I feel quite safe at ASU, doesn't seem like there are any major issues. Police are always on hand.

    Greek Life

    No experience, but seems pretty big.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an infinitely long list of clubs, activities, organizations, and events at ASU. If you want to do it, you'll find it.

    Great for these types of students

    Anybody really, the place is so huge and so diverse that there really shouldn't be anyone who can't find their niche.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Painting the huge A on the butte near campus every year, and lots and lots of them at the football games of course. Deep and abiding hatred of the University of Arizona is of course a must.

    Bang for the buck

    Decent if you take advantage of all ASU offers, but if you just want to get a slip of paper that says you graduated from somewhere and be done with it, there are probably cheaper options. ASU is certainly a nationally recognized entity and will look good to any employer or future educational institutions.

    What to do for fun

    Lots and lots to do in downtown Tempe right near campus, and all over the Phoenix area! It's one of the biggest cities in the country after all. Whatever you want to do (other than maybe build a snowman) I'm sure you can find it. Sporting events are everywhere and are a must.

    Food and Dining

    Very expensive but pretty good as far as I can tell.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the dorms at ASU myself but I hear they can be a party! They have that reputation anyway. Very, very expensive, and you are required to live there as a freshman unless you can prove you are living at home, so keep that in mind.

    Academic Rigor

    Certain programs at ASU are quite selective and have stringent requirements. Many are easy to get in to. ASU is the biggest public research university in America and so as you'd imagine there are literally hundreds of different degrees, thousands of professors, and tens of thousands of students. Nevertheless Pres. Crow has done fantastic things over the past ten years to improve the university and you will definitely get an education good enough to go out into the workforce or onto a post-graduate degree with confidence.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enroll in classes as soon as you can - they fill up. If you need help, there is free tutoring available for almost everything. Suck it up and buy a season football ticket for the student section because they will be the most fun football games you'll every go to!

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is great because it is big, diverse, has a great football team, and offers every different service, activity, and program you could think of. It is definitely a little pricey, but you can get a good education and have a great time doing it. If you take advantage of the litany of things that are free for students, you'll get a little more bang for your buck.

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 45 of 666

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    Food and Dining

    Well I'm not in the school yet.

    Dorm Life

    Well I'm not in the school yet.

    Academic Rigor

    Well I'm not in the school yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Well I'm not in the school yet.But I know It's going to be the best college ever!!!!!

    In three sentences

    Well I want to know how well this school is .Like is it really cool.Do they have many activities. Do you recommend me to go to this school.

  • 11/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 46 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    HA! What a joke! Hope you can run fast...when you are fleeing for your life, be sure to run towards the light, towards people, and never, ever, whatever you do, never trust the policemen on horseback!

    Greek Life

    If you feel like you have to pay for your friend, then I ay go for it! There are better ways to spend you time, money and efforts!

    Clubs and Activities

    Even the academic clubs and the Amnesty International is run like a game of T ball for kindergartners. It is an unorganized disaster and is all over the place!

    Great for these types of students

    Brain dead and those that are trying to impress others by being someone that they are not.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There was a Tempe Town Lake killer a while back. Some of the film students thought it would be clever to promote the independent film that they recently promoted by putting up fake missing persons posters. The attention that was received was not the sort that they had hoped for, and now there are actually people disappearing...

    Bang for the buck

    If you are on the east coast and looking to get as far away from you parents as possible, then this is certainly the right place for you! If you ar elooking for a great place to receive a quality education, UCLA is about 6 hours west...so keep on driving!

    What to do for fun

    It is the Sonoran desert, so there are a lot of options. If you don't mind contracting a flesh eating bacteria, you could try tubing down the Salt Water River. If you feel that you have a surplus of mommy and daddy's money, you can hop in your brand new Ford Mustang and head over to one of the local casinos to blow your wad and continue to support the assimilated natives of this area. If you are into binge drinking and alcohol poisoning, the many fraternities and sororities on campus would be happy to help you get started, I believe that they will even throw in their special STD packages for free!

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of typical restaurants that offer your typical types of standard college grub. Everything you'd (maybe) want to eat can be found on campus for the super health conscious, gluten free vegans to the chili cheese dog lovers. There is absolutely nothing spectacular about this food.

    Dorm Life

    One out of three has an STD, so the numbers are against you. Don't sit on the toilet seats, don't date, and whatever you do, DON'T get intimate with these nasty, disease infested kids!

    Academic Rigor

    If you have a pulse, you can easily achieve a 2.5 here, which I believe is the minimum requirement for remaining in your classes, keeping your pathetic financial aid, and not getting kicked out of those sororities and fraternities that you pay so much money to be friends with. The kids are rude and always surprised when they do poorly on exams even though they are constantly on facebook instead of taking notes with their brand new Macbook Pros in class

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't even BOTHER with the office of student financial assistance at this school. They are incompetent, rude, and they don't care about you. Take your classes moderately seriously and you'll graduate with three cords and honors no problem, as the actual caliber of the curriculum themselves that are offered are quite low. Your mommy and daddy will be so proud of you, and you'll still have time to hang out with all of the incredibly douchy, self-centered spoiled little brats that you are sure to meet while attending school here. If you are going to get a long board or a bicycle, actually learn how to ride it. If you come into a crowd and you don't feel comfortable navigating around people, call out to them ON YOUR LEFT! and they will move. This will avoid costly health care bills that you will personally be responsible for when you run into pedestrians while you carelssly navigate your way through campus while texting.

    In three sentences

    It smells like money because the wealth that is funneled into that school far surpasses what any of the students will take away from it. There is an STD in one out of three students at this school. The ghetto surrounds this place on all sides, and updates of people with guns and shootings are an every week, or at least every other week incident.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 47 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I currently live out-of-town.

    Greek Life

    I currently live out-of-town.

    Clubs and Activities

    I currently live out-of-town.

    Great for these types of students

    I currently live out-of-town.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I currently live out-of-town.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a great price for attending a good university.

    What to do for fun

    I currently live out-of-town.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't dined on campus yet.

    Dorm Life

    Can't say since I don't live in one.

    Academic Rigor

    I advise against slacking. It's not a community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Once accepted into the school, send previous school transcripts right away as well as the MMR immunizations to be able to access classes in a timely fashion. Don't wait long after classes have opened to sign up; they disappear quickly.

    In three sentences

    They have a great selection of degrees to choose from. The online classes are great and easy to navigate. The professors are benevolent.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 48 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There's one or two police officers on a segway at night, and there are constant messages about things lighting on fire or armed robbery from the campus advisory line.

    Greek Life

    Yup.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are multiple clubs I can think of that are either non-existent (poetry, anyone?), have recently died out (SoDA), or don't exist on one of the campuses (creative writing).

    Great for these types of students

    People who were accepted to the Barrett honors college. people who like fraternities and sororities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there's the hidden garden, but its location is supposed to be kept secret.

    Bang for the buck

    meh.

    What to do for fun

    There are some student organizations like the gaming society, the underground music society, and the running group. If you don't join any organizations, you will not have a good time at ASU. If you don't see an organization that you like, create one.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan is mandatory and overpriced if you live on campus. There are gas station like stores on campus where everything is two to four times its normal price. However, if you have a meal plan and go to one of the dining halls in Tempe, the food is both delicious and healthy.

    Dorm Life

    There will be an upper class man at the dorm trying to help engage students and find fun activities. However, unless he/she actually tries to find them on his/her own and ignores the events that asu sends him/her (unless specific to a major), there will be so many people that the event will not be fun. Other than that, you get a small room and two beds.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a few classes where students can work on projects or do extra academic things for fun. But these courses include maybe 10 percent of the whole campus, and 10 percent of the students in those classes actually end up finishing things. Additionally, even in classes with the best professors, it's hard to find students that are engaged in the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to Barrett. It exists, and if you don't do drugs or participate in fraternities, all of your friends are in Barrett. Also, talk to your adviser every semester; even if you've planned your classes for the next four years, there might be a change in the requirements, or you might end up taking a larger workload than possible.

    In three sentences

    There's a lot of smoking on campus, alcohol use, and fraternities. The clubs are sub-par, but you can start your own, and there are some classes like STARS that ca give people something fun and interesting to work on. There are several opportunities through ASU, but you have to work really, really hard to find them.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 49 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel that the campus is very safe I have never had any problems

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My new tradition is taking the light rail.

    Bang for the buck

    I was a student at Paradise Valley Community College and was nervous about transferring. Everyone on campus made it easy and were VERY helpful.

    What to do for fun

    Movies hang out with friends

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat on campus

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions to professors and or counselors

    In three sentences

    It is a great school. Classes are interesting and teachers are great. Teachers are always available and able to help. Counselors are helpful in working with you for your degree choice

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 50 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Arizona State University had many activities to do here on campus and students were always kept busy. These activities on campus were a great way to catch up with friends and enjoy yourself without the worry of school. The activities were fun for all.

    Food and Dining

    The dorm food here at Arizona State was very bland and boring. They served the same food every other day and it got very tiring. I was not a fan of the food, which was one reason why I never ate at the dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    I had a great experience at the dorms and surprisingly had no problems with the roommate. With the exception of some loud music playing during quiet hours, I can say the dorms were peaceful when they needed too and fun when you wanted to hang out with your friends. Overall, my dorms were clean, my CA's were helpful and dorm life was a great way to help me open the door to meeting new people.

    Academic Rigor

    College has definitely been different from the previous schooling experiences I have had. The stress to get everything turned in on time and getting the grades a future boss wants to see on a resume is hard to balance. As a freshman, college has been very overwhelming and stressful to a point to where I want to quit, but I know very well know it's going to be awarding at the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend students to take the opportunity to use their resources on campus. It is best to use labs and tutoring centers to help you strive in your classes and get ahead. Aside from tutoring centers, it is best that your studies are your main priority and don't lose focus of the goal of graduating and entering your career of choice.

    In three sentences

    Arizona is a well-organized, beautiful and well rounded school. The school is known to be one big family, as facility look out for a student and help them reach their full potential. ASU is a great school to get your foot in the door in the career you choose to aspire.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 51 of 666

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    Food and Dining

    The Dining Food was great but the reason I gave it such an average score is because nothing is better than my mother's home cooked meal. I'm sorry I am a little biased. However, the food is actually really good especially since it is cafeteria food. The Dining Hall food is very delicious. It's made to fit your needs because there are so many options. If you are a sweets person like I am, there's cookies and cakes, etc. and if you are a vegetarian there tons of vegetables you can choose from. I think the Dining Hall food is quite delectable considering the amount of students ASU has to feed.

    Dorm Life

    I think one of ASU's best features is their dorm life. Not one day goes by that there isn't something fun going on. It is a great experience especially for first time freshman. For students who don't live or campus, or can't afford to stay on campus, the residential hall does not discriminate against you either. The whole purpose is to get people to enjoy college life. You really do meet your life long friends and you really do grow from one semester to another. Dorm life is an amazing experience and for those of you that have the opportunity to indulge in the greatness of dorm life, I encourage you to cease up the opportunity. It's one of those great wonders in life that you can't explain unless you experience it for yourself.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the ASU Nursing Direct Admit Program and it's no joke. You have to maintain a 3.5 GPA every semester and a 3.75 select GPA from 13 out of the 17 required classes. It is very hard to maintain if you do not have discipline and if you don't already have efficient study habits. It is doable, however. You need to learn how to prioritize your time so it's not all about school. Get out and have fun every once in a while. You will become a better and more successful student if you.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you go to school, its all about business, but don't forget to have fun too. ASU will get you the degree you need as well as provide you with a fun environment that allows you to relax and enjoy being young. With so many students, it's easy to make friends. If you never in your life found your clique or group, I guarantee you will have no problems finding them. ASU is a school of opportunity that takes care of all your needs.

    In three sentences

    ASU is an amazing school that will not only prepare you for your future career but will also prepare you for life. If you go to any of the campuses besides Tempe Main, it lets you have a small college feel in a large university. ASU is one of the best colleges out there; if you don't know what you want to do for the rest of your life, ASU has plenty of majors to suit your needs.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 52 of 666

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are a large amount of emergency light posts which you can press in case of an emergency. They also provide a safety escort overnight that drives you to different buildings all around campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The annual Undie Run is a very different and fun way of raising clothes and food for charity. Students go fully clothed and undress at the gates of the entrance, then they run (or walk) towards another entrance where a concert/party is held as a thanks for donating!

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun around ASU. There is almost always some sort of activity happening either outside of dorms or in common areas. A mountain is also very close to the north side of campus and is a fun place to go for a hike or just to free your mind and get a nice look of the city.

    Food and Dining

    At first I really thought, I can never get tired of this! That was an overstatement. The food actually isn't that bad, it just gets a little repetitive after a while. Also watch out for that freshman 15 because it will sneak up on you!

    Dorm Life

    I personally really enjoyed my stay at the dorms. It was fun, I got to meet a lot of people and took advantage of the many activities that took place right outside of my dorm. It is nice to be able to live with people who understand you and can help you with both school and personal life.

    Academic Rigor

    The work isn't necessarily hard, but is time consuming. As long as you stay up to date with it, you should be fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your classes and homework. Don't think that you can ditch class to go hang out with friends because it will come back and bite you in the behind! Procrastination is your enemy, don't let it take over!

    In three sentences

    ASU is a great school. At times, I may feel like I am getting behind, but they always offer a helping hand whenever you need it. I love the friendly and fun environment and wouldn't change a thing about it!

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are ASU Safety Alerts if ever anything goes wrong. Students tend to feel right at home because of the tight security.

    Greek Life

    Look no further. ASU is very well-known for it's abundant Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everybody if you look hard enough. There's an event called Passport to ASU that showcases the wide variety of clubs. There are 3 A Cappella groups, multiple dance groups, ultimate frisbee, robotics teams, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who are social will definitely have a great time. If you're looking for greek life, look no further. There are an endless number of fraternities and sororities that you can't miss. If you're more the creative type, you'll definitely find an outlet, whether you want to dance or sing or display your art.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We partake in many college traditions such as the infamous Undie Run. We also have our own traditions, like an annual Tiki Luau to welcome incoming and returning students. There's also a Fall Welcome concert that's free but first-come-first serve. As far as locations, there's a place called the Secret Garden which is beautiful at night and known for being a peaceful spot to hangout with a friend or someone more.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're an out-of-state student without much financial aid, it gets kind of hard to recommend it. I had a blast my second year but definitely question the fact that I'm paying almost twice as much as in-state each year. For in-state, it's completely worth it if you're looking to stay close to home or at least in the same state.

    What to do for fun

    Tempe is a great are filled with many restaurants and hangout spots. If you're without a car, Mill Avenue is within walking distance from the campus and there's a lot of shops like Urban Outfitters and bars for those who are 21 and over. If you have a bike or car, then there's a lot of other places to explore as well such as malls and even more restaurants and mountains.

    Food and Dining

    There are a couple dining halls that are pretty great for what you're paying, however, it isn't much more than your regular cafeteria food. It's nowhere as great as the usual buffet, but it is in fact all-you-care-to-eat and a step up from high school cafeteria food. They accommodate those with food allergies fairly well, having specials like Meatless Mondays and a gluten-free foods available on the daily.

    Dorm Life

    I found the dorm life to be a great experience. Once you get over the communal bathrooms and living with a stranger, you should have a lot of fun. It's certainly a right of passage for every student and if you luck out with a great roommate and neighbors, like I did, then you'll absolutely have a blast. Bring a good attitude and learn to compromise with those you live with.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses aren't Harvard quality in the least but they definitely suffice for the average student. Classes dedicated towards your major are definitely adequate and should create a decent foundation.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you meet one of their four standards (a certain GPA, a certain SAT score, etc.) then you're in. If you're coming from afar, I highly recommend it. You won't be disappointed with your choice if you're looking for a great college campus and social experience.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University has a great atmosphere. The people are diverse and mostly kind, creating a friendly and fun campus. The classes are challenging enough for the average student and the majors are plentiful.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ASU provides a safety service called the Safety Escort. It's especially convenient for upcoming freshmen who may not be familiar with campus.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can become a member of extracurricular organizations. ASU provides clubs for almost every interest. It's a great way to meet people who share the same interests as you.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different options for dining at ASU. You will surely find anything that will satisfy your taste buds. ASU provides almost every type of ethnic food as well as healthy organic choices such as Engrained.

    Dorm Life

    I definitely recommend all freshman to experience dorm life here at ASU. It's an awesome opportunity to meet new people you will be surrounded with daily. The dorm life allows students to interact with each other and become familiar with the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Arizona State University is the best school in Arizona! I transferred from the rival school and have never been happier with this decision. ASU provides such a positive learning atmosphere and you will meet some of the greatest people here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get an agenda! It's easy to fall behind on assignments if you are not organized. Make it a habit to write in your planner everyday and complete all the assignments on it. In the end, it'll feel great to complete everything on your planner.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is home to the friendliest people in the state. Anyone will fit in, I guarantee. You will instantly be overjoyed with school spirit as you become a sundevil.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ASU does its best to keep us safe--especially young women! Barrett has a blue light system throughout campus to make sure there is emergency assistance for anyone who needs it. There are safety escorts available at all dark hours with no questions asked. The campus is well lit doesn't feel unsafe at night. ASU has an alert system that is used in case of some type of emergency. There are even clubs on campus dedicated to sexual safety and respect for women's consent!

    Greek Life

    I'm not in Greek Life, but I see it around campus often. It seems that a huge portion of the student body is part of Greek Life. The Greek Life is a little notorious at ASU and has been in the news a few times recently, but the people I know who are part of it seem to love it!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone, and if there isn't, it's easy to start a new club! Something is always happening at ASU. There are constant programs and activities, and there are always clubs looking to find new members. Student Government is a huge part of the ASU campus, and it's easy to get involved. There are clubs for every political affiliation, religious affiliation, hobby, service activity, and interest. All you have to do is join! ASU holds an event for freshmen every year called Passport to ASU in which students get to walk through the MU and Student Rec Center, both of which are completely filled with clubs to join.

    Great for these types of students

    -National merit scholars. Barrett treats you well! -In-state students! It's economical and easy! -Business students! One of the most highly rated business schools in the country is at ASU!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before Spring Finals, ASU holds the annual Undie Run! The student body strips their clothes, donates them, runs through campus, and has a huge rave at the MU all night!

    Bang for the buck

    As an in-state student, ASU was the most economical choice, and I still feel like I'm getting a good education! Barrett makes me feel like I'm getting a comparable education to some of my friends at highly ranked schools, but I'll be graduating with no debt! For me, ASU's bang to buck ratio is perfect!

    What to do for fun

    ASU is notorious for partying--and there are certainly plenty of parties--but there are also tons of other fun things to do! Mill Avenue has great shopping and dining. Gammage rotates through Broadway shows right next door, and there's a student discount! Tempe Marketplace is only about a mile away and it has restaurants, shopping, and a movie theater! ASU and Barrett both do a great job of putting on programs and events to fill the time of on-campus students.

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of options on campus. The unanimously agreed upon favorite dining hall seems to be the Barrett Dining Hall on the Southeast corner of campus! It's absolutely delicious! The North side of campus has some pretty limited options, but the MU is Central and has something for everyone! It includes a sushi store, an Einstein's, Qdoba, and much more!

    Dorm Life

    This entirely depends on the dorm you live in. Barrett dorms are nice, and there is even an option to have your own private room! ASU has been around for a long time, so there are dorms that are decades old, and dorms that were just renovated or built last year. It really all depends! I've yet to hear a horror story, though! There are tons of opportunities for fun on campus, so dorm life is never boring!

    Academic Rigor

    Again, ASU is a school where you get out what you put in. Professors are almost always willing to go out of their way to help you when you're struggling in their classes, or when you want to go above and beyond. It's not particularly difficult to maintain a good GPA, but you can't breeze through either!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to Barrett! The acceptance rate is quite high--you'll get in! But, apply early or you'll get waitlisted! Barrett offers the most tremendous opportunities on campus, employs the brightest faculty members on campus, and is tailored to meeting YOUR needs. The faculty of Barrett is always willing to go out of their way for students. Get involved! This is probably true for every school, but it's especially important at ASU. Since ASU is so huge, it's important to get involved early so that you can find your perfect niche! ASU has a club for everything, so you'll definitely find something that matches your interest and gives you a group of friends you can maintain for the rest of college!

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University often seems more concerned with getting students in the door than helping current students achieve. However, the school has Barrett, the Honors College, hidden gem faculty members and thousands of opportunities to get involved. Overall, ASU's education is economical and truly a school where you get what you give.

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life makes up about 10% of our total student population. There are so many different sororities and fraternities that you can choose from, and they recruit each semester. Only sororities are housed on campus, at Adelphi Commons. Each sorority has their own cluster made up of either 15 or 30 beds, depending on which cluster you have. There is also a section of Vista del Sol that is specifically for Greeks, and you can room with people from other sororities/fraternities, not just your own. Fraternities do not have any sort of housing on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Campus visits and informational emails will tell you that there are so many different clubs that you can join. And aside from Passport to ASU, which is a fair where some of the more well-known clubs set up tables and try to get you to join, it really doesn't seem like there are many. But don't get discouraged. Orgsync and even Facebook will help you find all of them, and you can even form your own. Honestly, anything you can think of, I'm sure we have a club for it.

    Great for these types of students

    If you LOVE Arizona and have visited often, then this is definitely the place for you. If you don't mind being in a lecture hall with about 499 other students with your professor using a microphone so everyone can hear, then this is by far the best place for you. You can't beat ASU's in state tuition, so obviously a majority of the students are from Arizona, but the next biggest area students are from is California.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Secret Garden! Even though it isn't as cool as it seems, you have to see it at least once to say you did.

    Bang for the buck

    Personally, I feel like I am paying way too much as an out of state student for what I am getting. Even though I am in a dance club, a business club, and a sorority, I feel like I still do not belong here. However, I have met many out of state people who absolutely love it here and never want to go back home. It's all about personal preference.

    What to do for fun

    Campus is completely dead on the weekends. From my understanding, many people actually go home because so many people are from the surrounding area. If you want to do something fun, you just need to know where to go. The Orbit buses, Flash buses, and the Light Rail can take you to a lot of different places around Tempe and Phoenix. Mill Avenue is usually the best place to go, and it's a simple walk from campus.

    Food and Dining

    You can't expect too much from college dining halls. Most of the places I've been serve the same stuff every single day. M&G dollars are super nice because they can be used at almost every food place on campus. Meal exchanges are nice, also, because if you have unused meals from the week you can get certain food items from any POD market.

    Dorm Life

    The one thing I really like about ASU is the dorm life. There are so many different dorms you can live in and it's nice living with people in the same school as you. My only complaint is my personal residence hall (Sonora), because all of the doors lead outside and we don't have any legitimate hallways like some of the other dorms do. But living on campus makes you feel like you're more a part of campus and your CA and Peer Programmer are always hosting things that you can do.

    Academic Rigor

    Considering I'm only a freshman, I can't really say too much about this topic. I'm in all 101 or 105 level classes except for my math class. It's a class with upperclassmen, and even in that class I feel like the smartest one there. It's all about what you make of it, but from what I noticed, it's easy to slide by during your first year or so.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of my professors told me the other day that 1 in 4 freshmen students at ASU will not return next year for one reason or another. I'm a part of that 25% considering I am transferring after my first semester here. If you are an out of state student who is simply looking to get away, has never really been to Arizona, wants to go to a big school, and have amazing weather all year round, I would recommend thinking twice. As weird as it sounds, the overall atmosphere is just completely different than I expected. It's hard to pick up on it from a college visit, so visiting here a few other times on your own might be a good idea.

    In three sentences

    As being one of the most populated schools in the nation, ASU has so much diversity and plenty of people to meet. Out of state tuition is more than double in state tuition. Even though our president is trying to change our reputation, we will forever be known as the number one party school.

  • 11/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many shops and outdoor malls to hang out at.

    Food and Dining

    The food on and off the campus is great! You have many options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are loud at times, but are a very nice place to stay.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are tough but it is possible to work through them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions in class. It is very important to do so you do not get lost.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is an over-all great school. The teachers make it possible for you to succeed and it is a very nice learning environment. The campus is very beautiful and they put in a lot of effort in keeping it that way.

  • 11/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    All the different activities that are set up throughout the year on all four campuses. There is no shortage of things to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to have everything set and done before you start school. Get your classes in order and make sure you buy everything you need before move in day.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a very diverse school. The four different campuses bring together people from all around the world. It challenges students in a new way.

  • 03/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe! There are e-mail and text alerts if anything out of the ordinary is occurring!

    Greek Life

    President Crowe does not favor sororities as much, but there are a lot of recognized sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 4,000 clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for shy and outgoing students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Downtown Phoenix campus is amazing, lots to do!

    Bang for the buck

    You won't regret investing your money on ASU's education.

    What to do for fun

    You can play sports or go shopping!

    Food and Dining

    Amazing food!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at ASU are awesome! They are spacious, and well, your roommate adds to the awesomeness!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, the strain on you varies. I am a Nursing major, and there is no room to slack.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not slack off, just remember, you are now paying for your education, don't let it go to waste. Make the best of it.

    In three sentences

    This university is amazing! I am immensely happy I chose ASU because although it's a huge university, it actually feels like a family! Not only that, but the professors are amazing as well. <3

  • 08/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for students who love large, crowded, busy, and open atmospheres. There are often events going on in the public areas and many student/random people exercise their right to free speech. Many of the classes are large, so if you thrive amongst other people, ASU will be great for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    A teacher in high school once told me this Don't be lazy! It is some of the best advice I have received, especially for college. Even if you got by in high school with little effort and no studying - do not expect to succeed in college. Also, become involved. It can be overwhelming how many clubs there are, so for your first semester, just focus on one.

    Bang for the buck

    With the economy, ASU has risen its instate tuition by $136 for those who enrolled in 2008. I can not speak for the tuition raise for incoming freshman - it may be more. Also certain schools, for example the WP Carey school of Business and Honors College have steep tuition. The quality is exceptional. The tuition increases and fees are, perhaps, a necessary evil.

    Am enjoying being here

    I grew up in Tempe and have always loved this city. ASU is nestled perfectly within the community and conveniently near Mill Ave (notorious for its bars, clubs, restaurants, and boutiques).

    Am learning a lot

    Since I've started at ASU I have learned more than I really expected to. I am in both honors and non-honors classes. The honors classes are more difficult and require more time studying. However, nearly all my classes require a significant amount of study time.

  • 08/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Engineering students, students who enjoy parties, students who don't mind the heat.

    Tips for prospective students

    It takes a while to get used to, but just try to enjoy it.

    Bang for the buck

    In-state tuition isn't all that bad. It's definitely worth coming here if you're given a scholarship, if you don't want to go out-of-state. I don't know if it's worth coming here from out-of-state, though, unless you're majoring in business or engineering. ASU has a stellar engineering program.

    Am enjoying being here

    ASU campus is huge. It takes a lot of stamina to walk from one end to the other - especially in this stifling Arizona heat. I love the libraries, specifically Noble. There are lots of people on campus so it might be irritating when you're late and people take their sweet time. I spent most of my time away from the parties, but I hear they're great, too. ASU is okay, I would say I love it here, but I definitely like it.

    Am learning a lot

    I have recently completed my first year here and am about to start my second. In my first two semesters, I took courses for my major and courses away from my major -- all of which I enjoyed immensely. I had two really good Calc professors - Vaz and Surgent. They taught me information that I atually retained and am able to utilize to help others. My science professors were fairly mediocre, but I still learned enough that I think I will do well in the upper division science courses I'll be required to take. ASU is a good learning place, depending on what classes and professors you get.

  • 08/27/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for all types of students, races and ethnicity.

    Tips for prospective students

    For any incoming freshman I would reccommend that you live in the dorms. It does not sound appealing, but it's a place where you will meet a bunch of new people and form your friendships. Living on campus also gives you a lot more opportunities. I would also say get involved with something such as intramurals. The last tip I would say, is for your major classes talk to the teacher and get to know them. It will help you if you ever struggle or if you ever need a recommendation.

    Bang for the buck

    My freshman year the price was satisfactory, but after the economy started to go down prices went up. Now I think that ASU prices are higher than what you are actually getting.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love going to ASU on the Tempe campus, the opprotunites are endless.

    Am learning a lot

    In all of my major classes I am learning a vast amount. In the elective courses I do not find them to be as beneficial.

  • 08/29/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All walks of life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many honors/AP courses as you can in high school, because that's the reason I got the scholarship I did. A friend of mine actually had a higher GPA then I did, but she only got the University Scholarship (which is about $3/4000 less) because I took weighted classes and she didn't.

    Bang for the buck

    I was lucky enough to get the Provost Scholarship which completely covers my tuition (well, assuming they don't raise it another $500 next semester). Parking sucks (on the Tempe campus at least) and is extremely expensive.

    Am enjoying being here

    The longer I'm here (I'm in my second year) the more I like ASU. ASU has a lot of really amazing people, but it's such a huge school that it sometimes takes a while to find them.

    Am learning a lot

    Like anything else in life, it is all about what you put into to it. I've had a couple not very good experiences with teachers, but that would be true of anywhere else I could choose to go. The majority of teachers I've had here have been very good at what they do, but it helps if you don't go in with preconceived notions.

  • 09/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Extroverts or introverts... The student body encompasses all types of people. Unfortunately this includes a number of stupid people as well- giving ASU its bad reputation. What ever you are, I can assure you that you will make a ton of friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    DRINK WATER!!! I passed out and hit the floor my first day of Chemistry Lab. Very painful experience that could have been prevented if i would have drank a few more ounces of water that day.

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state tuition is cheaper for me than if I would have attended college in my home state of Pennsylvania.

    Am enjoying being here

    Very pretty campus. Live in the dorms freshman year... its something worth experiencing at least once in your life- you get to observe first hand how not to behave!!

    Am learning a lot

    You really need to be proactive in your classes to ensure success. The most important skill I learned freshman year was how to be self motivated. Whether this means reading ahead, talking with your professors, or finding a tutor BEFORE you fail that first exam.

  • 12/20/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who loves to talk is perfect for college. It's the easiest way to meet people :]

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip that I could have used is: If you are going to park in lot 59N make sure you know the bus route. (not knowing where the bus is for the first 2 days really gave me alot of time to think for those 15 minutes of walking to the lot ikn 105 degree weather). Also, make sure you use any resource that you have. Make friends and meet people, it will help you in the long run.

    Bang for the buck

    I really do need financial aid and being in the design college seems to be killing my wallet. All my art supplies demand lots of money but it's worth it in the long run.

    Am enjoying being here

    I don't live on campus but I do enjoy the school. I discovered the secret garden which seems to be a design kid secret but it is just a secret court yard that cuts out all the noise of the surrounding area. It is my favorite place to be.

    Am learning a lot

    I am definately learning alot within my first year of college or gaining college knowledge as my boss likes to call it. I feel like college is the best place to learn because you can choose what you want to learn about

  • 01/03/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Because it is one of the largest colleges in the United States, it has so many options meaning it's great for everyone. Plus Arizona State does not just have one campus it has four different ones, so depending on your major you could find yourself in a smaller campus with the benefits of so many wonderful options.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you really want a challenge, try and get into honors. You get amazing dorms, great only-for-honors classes, you get to pick your classes first, and your surrounded by others around. If you're headed to college you should be ready to get as much out of your experience as possible by trying many new things, otherwise you'll just get lost in the crowd and probably won't learn much.

    Bang for the buck

    Right now I am an out of state, design, and honors student with no scholarships or grants. Although I wish I could get some money, I feel that what I am paying even if it's fairly expensive, is well worth what I am experiencing at college.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone I have met has been so nice and fun to be around. The campus has so many resources and things to do one can never be bored, even if one is not a party-goer.

    Am learning a lot

    I knew what major I wanted to go into and because I'm not yet into the program, since I have to prove that I'm good at it first, I've been working really hard and learning so much.

  • 01/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Social students Students looking to meet new people People interested in kinesiology, engineering, law, and business. W.P Carey Business school is ranked one of the top in the nation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There are hundreds of clubs on campus and they are an amazing way to meet new people and even network if it's in a career field you're trying to pursue. Be prepared for the heat! It reaches over 100 degrees in the summer so wear cool clothes and sunscreen. Campus is huge so a bike is a nice thing to have because instead of walking 20 mins to a class you can ride there in 5. Don't get caught up in the party scene so much you're failing your classes. ASU is a notorious party school and it's easy to get sucked into that lifestyle. Hasseyampa is the best dorm to live in! It has a kitchen and lounge for every hall, bigger rooms, it's own dining hall, market, and it's the newest.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU is cheap for in state students and kind of expensive for out of state students. Your tuition does pay for things that you will benefit from such as the learning center with free tutoring and on campus escort service. ASU will try and get more money out of you with the fees and charges they've put in to make up for the lack of funding for state schools which can be kind of irritating.

    Am enjoying being here

    ASU is filled with activities and things to do! It's hard to be bored because the school puts on dances, lazer tag nights, and much more. Tempe also has great nightlife on Mill Avenue (about 5 mins from campus) there are clubs, lounges, great dining, and shopping.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned way more in this semester than I had in about two years of high school. You're courseload will be more challenging than high school of course but if you pay attention in class and do your homework good grades are definently attainable.

  • 01/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for the smart studious people who also like to have fun. Also for the people who like to be involved and want to make a change some way in college and for people who want to be heard. Great for people who like the city setting and big campuses and people who can be discipline on there own.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go here then apply early you will be rewarded if you are eligible for they scholarships. when you get here branch out and connect the people you meet may become life long friend and networking is a must you never know who you meet or where they will be in four years. Go to the events that are free and Get involved. be prepared to have your life changed and be prepared to grow up fast.

    Bang for the buck

    If you already have in mind what you want to do then that's a bonus. you will start getting your moneys worth when you start your first semester at ASU.If you find something else you are interested in then it may be possible to minor in it or even double major

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful decorated with plans and the wild life that flows there. You will meet many people from all over the world who are the same as you or completely different. There are parties as there are at every school. ASU is a Dry campus so it does not allow alcohol on campus and thats a positive thing for the school in a whole. Not into the whole party scene and night life the College offers an abundance of clubs and organizations for example We have rugby, cheer, Student Government, Residence hall Association, and even Quidich from harry potter. if you want to start a club just gather people with like interest at least 7 to be firm and branch out from there.

    Am learning a lot

    The amount you learn depends on how proactive you are. If you are the student who just sits and waits to be called on it will be the minimal gain for you. The more engaged you are in the class of 100 to 300 students the more you will learn as your input can spark a discussion that allows you to see all the angles of the topic. not all the classes are that big but you will be in come classes that big

  • 01/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who like to: 1. Party (the fraternities and off campus apartments have some killer parties) 2. Study (Barrett the Honors College is a great academic environment and also there are many study rooms, libraries, and tutoring centers all across campus that will help you achieve your academic goals) 3. Meet new people (everywhere you go people are looking to meet someone new) 4. Have fun (ASU has something for everyone, it is easy to find something that is fun to do)

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Meet as many people as you can. Meeting people is so easy at ASU, you just have to make sure you keep them as friends. 2. Join as many clubs as possible. They are free and teach you so many new skills. 3. Make sure you balance your academic and social life. It is hard once you get in college to make time to do your homework when you have friends down the hall who want to hang out or you have club meetings or group dinners, but you need to find the balance that will allow you to excel at school and also make friends. 4. Get a bike. Riding around campus is so fast and the breeze helps you cool down a little in the summer. 5. Always drink water! You can get dehydrated very easily. 6. Have fun everyday! There are many free events that ASU offers so take advantage of them! 7. The newest dorms are Hassyampa and Barrett the Honors College. They are very nice and have their own dining halls and tutoring facilities. Vista Del Sol is the newest and nicest apartment complex on ASU campus. It is like a hotel! It has a swimming pool, recreation room, mini movie theatre, tanning beds, gym, computer lab, and shops right outside its front doors.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU provides many activities for its students that are included in tuition. For example: 1. The Student Recreation Center is free to all ASU students! There is a full gym with weights, treadmills, elliptical trainers, basketball courts, swimming pool, racquetball courts, and more. The SRC also offers classes such as yoga, kickboxing, Zumba (dance class) and others. 2. Clubs! ASU has so many clubs that are all free. This semester I learned to Tango, I worked on my American Sign Language Skills, joined Habitat for Humanity, and many other club activities. 3. ASU has many on campus tutoring facilities that are free to students. There are people in there who are specialized to your needs and help you.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people at ASU are very friendly and have the same goals you do. It is nice to be in an environment where people share the same zeal for school and want to graduate and make friends. The campus is walkable or bike-able and on the days where it isn't a scorching 100 degrees, the weather is decent and the campus is beautiful. The dining halls are delicious! I eat better at college than I did at home! The Barrett Honors College Dining Hall is the best dining hall on campus! It is the most expensive but that is because all the food is bought from local farmers and also is healthy for you. I have tried sushi, prime rib, chicken cordon bleu, and other delicious dishes from the dining hall.

    Am learning a lot

    Not only am I learning a lot academically, but also personally. All my classes really pertain to my major and help me progress to having a great career. Even before I chose my major, ASU has classes that help me find what I am interested in and choose my major. Because of ASU's help I am now a double major! ASU has a wide variety of classes that can help your major or just be a fun recreational class. Their online classes are great also. ASU is such a large and friendly campus that I have learned about myself in social situations and made many new friends. Now my network has increased ten fold!

  • 01/26/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who has the ambition and desire to learn and move forward in life will be a great student at ASU. This university encourages those ambitions in the students, leading them into new windows of opportunity. ASU is great for everyone. If you're outgoing and not afraid to make friends (which can be very useful in lectures of 100+), you will have no problem fitting in to the ASU community. If you're more on the shy side, there is no need to worry. By simply joining a club or by participating at the ASU events, you will grow as an individual.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest that incoming students should take advantage of everything that ASU has to offer. Talk to your academic advisor as much as possible throughout your time at ASU; whether it's regarding your academic career or just to visit. The academic advisors are good and have a lot of great and useful information. Just establish that relationship with them and know that you can rely on them to steer you in the right direction towards your career. Also, take advantage of all the Learning Resource centers, the SI (supplemental instruction) sessions, the Writing Center, review sessions, and your professors' office hours (which are all free of charge!). Everyone is there to help you out, you just have to look for it and not take it for granted.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU has raised the cost of tuition this past year or so, and they have recently added a surcharge as well. If you plan to pay for your education at ASU out of your pocket only, it can get a bit pricey. Either way, in the end, you walk out with more than just your degree. You also gain hands on experience in actual research opportunities, and you establish connections with professors or colleagues (and that's just to mention a few). It's worth it. As always, scholarships, grants, and financial aid are always great to get when attending a college; whether it's ASU or not.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am definitely enjoying my college experience at ASU. There are so many things to do there to help further your education experience. One reason why I enjoy being at ASU is because of everything it has to offer. There is more than one library at the Tempe campus, plus hundreds of clubs you can join that can help you get involved with the ASU community. The professors are great and willing to help you out. The campus is very nice, environmentally friendly, and the class environments are great.

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently taking various science courses and I am learning a lot. If your planning on majoring in any of the sciences, going to grad school or not, I can assure you that you will be well educated. The courses are rigorous but not impossible. As you get into the higher level courses, you will begin to be surrounded by people that are more serious about their education, thus enabling you to form well rounded study groups which will help you learn more. Plus, there is a lot of supplemental help offered at ASU. There are tutoring centers and various Learning resource centers that cater to many classes. You can even hire a personal tutor. So there's no excuse to fail a course with all the help available!

  • 01/27/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for anyone who loves a diverse atmosphere of people, plenty of sunshine, great extracurricular activities, and an endless amount of class/major choices.

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly suggest visiting the university before making a decision to attend because while everything may seem great on paper, it is a different situation when you are thrust into the atmosphere of any college. Research everything that you can about it, including you prospective major.

    Bang for the buck

    While the campus is the largest in the nation, it provides a very decent bang for your buck. In state tuition alone will only run you about $6,000,which, in a time where college expenses are soaring, is very reasonable compared to most other 4 year institutions. There are many classes and majors to pick from so there is assuredly something for everyone. There is also a plethora of clubs and activities that students can pick from.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being a native Arizonan I was already used to the heat so that has not bothered me what so ever. While the campus is big, it is very beautiful with the best features of Arizona all around. There are so many different kinds of people and it is very rare to run into the same person twice. If you love to meet new, open minded people, this is your university.

    Am learning a lot

    As a high school senior, I was very excited to get my college experience under way and start my major. Now that I am finally taking classes that I am interested in I find myself retaining much more of the information than I did in high school. The courses are rigourous but a good grade is attainable.

  • 10/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I think ASU is great for all types of students. There's a great academic atmosphere, but there's also a great social atmosphere. Everyone would like it here.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend visiting the campus and seeing if you can imagine yourself being here. Research what you want to do and if ASU can be of use to your goals.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition isn't bad for ASU, but room and board is kind of expensive. If you put forth the effort you can get your money's worth here. ASU offers so many opportunities from clubs to study abroad to internships. ASU has a lot to offer a student.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is a diverse student body which is great to make your experience better. You are exposed to a lot more different people and there are many things to do.

    Am learning a lot

    You have to be fully engaged in your classes and try to learn different things. There are many students that say they don't learn anything, but it's probably because they don't try to learn anything. It's up to the student to learn. From my time here I have learned a lot.

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you make rules with your roommate. Join a club and get your education.

    Bang for the buck

    The education is great and they have many programs to help you succeed in anything you want to do. I have had fun since i have been here so far and im doing just fine.

    Am enjoying being here

    If you meet the right people you will have fun. Dont get too caught up in the party scene or if you do make sure you take responsibilty for your actions. Arizona is known to be a party school but there are many clubs on campus that will help you adjust to your stay here.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are amazing. They care about your success and are always encouraging you to go to office hours. You can correct a teacher because that way they know you are learning the material.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Pretty much this school has a place for all kinds of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'd say, figure out what you love and just go for it. Talk to your counselor so that they can help you go through a customized pathway. Never be discouraged by something like an F, just try harder and give all your heart into it. Finally, have fun with it!

    Bang for the buck

    Really, the school works with the students a lot, and they have been called the New American University because of their changing ideologies with the times like going green. Also the school has even been compared to MIT and Stanford by some pretty famous people and in magazines and my tuition this semester was about $4,000. I'd say that's really cheap compared to MIT and Stanford tuitions.

    Am enjoying being here

    I'm loving it at this school. It's like the school is a small country since it always has these little things going on and lots of different communities. There is a great sense of community especially since people of similar interests are grouped together through things like dorm location can classes.

    Am learning a lot

    Pretty much this school has a lot of opportunities for growing and learning about yourself. You really have to manage yourself and figure out what you love and pretty much the people make a little pathway for you at this school.

  • 10/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who enjoy sunny days and enjoy being active and engaged in their studies. So much is offered here at ASU!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a lot of sun and random rain storms during August and September. Nice weather, and there is always help the first couple weeks of school.

    Bang for the buck

    Being an out of state student made me worry about the cost here at ASU, but for an out of state tuition, its pretty reasonable, and there are plenty of scholarships available here to apply for!

    Am enjoying being here

    There is a lot to do here in Tempe, and everyone is very friendly. Very close to Mill Avenue, which is the hot spot to hang out on the weekend.

    Am learning a lot

    I've been having an excellent experience here with education! Great professors and small classes! A lot of resources available on campus like free tutoring for that extra help.

  • 10/21/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone, really. There is a place for anyone as long as they are trying to find it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Living in the dorms is a great experience, but VERY expensive. I got out of the dorms my second semester luckily and it hasn't harmed my college experience at all.

    Bang for the buck

    Inexpensive if you are in-state, out-of-state not recommended if you don't have a scholarship and aren't coming for Barrett Honors College (even if for Barrett w/ scholarship, be careful about GPA requirements!)

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy the Tempe area very much.

    Am learning a lot

    The education is fine if you don't mind having a few HUGE lecture classes. The ~100 students lecture classes are not too large to me - most professors try to get everyone involved even in lecture. My small and large classes have equally been fascinating and challenging.

  • 11/05/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who are self-motivated and speak up in class will do very well here. Also if you are aware of current events and happen to have more liberal viewpoints, you'll fit in much better with the teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look up ratings for the professors you choose! It makes all the difference to get an open and fair professor because there are a lot that aren't. Find a good alternative to parking on campus. There are plenty of busses around, and the bus pass for students is free. Parking is extremely expensive so if you have a few extra minutes, park off campus and use the bus!

    Bang for the buck

    Like I said before, it depends what college you go into whether or not this will be a good school for you. The elementary and secondary education college, for example, is phenomenal and worth the tuition - at least the in-state tuition. However, they keep raising tuition dramatically each year and I'm not convinced many of the other colleges are really worth the money you have to spend.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am an online student this semester, but I was on campus the past two years. The campus is really great! The student union is well organized and runs efficiently; the campus is well set up. There is a small chapel in the center of campus that had a bell go off each hour which is a cool touch to the environment. Most of the students are fairly friendly and you don't have to worry too much. The only thing is to make sure you lock you bike up really well, because for some reason, people like to steal bikes and bike parts. My friend's bike seat was stolen the first week of school, for example.

    Am learning a lot

    ASU is great if you are in the right college and if you are a self-motivated learner who isn't afraid to share what they know and think. Some of the colleges are extremely liberal and it is difficult to present opposing ideas in class because the teacher is so one-sided. However, some of the colleges within ASU have a really good focus. The teaching college and the engineering college are some great examples of this. The classes are more designed to bring out everyone's ideas and figure out the truth of the matter rather than just pushing your idea simply because it is yours.

  • 11/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    A student who is comfortable in a large school and can handle managing their time and responsibilities. Remember that you are here to learn and there are quite a few distractions at this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you want to come here before you decide, try to talk to a current student. Also get very involved in the school with pep rallies, the games, and the SAA, Sun Devil Alumni Association.

    Bang for the buck

    As with any university it is not cheap to get your education. There are a lot of fees, but all in all it is well worth it. You have free access to the gym on the main campus and there are ways to get your own healthcare plan to see the on campus healthcare center.

    Am enjoying being here

    College is an entirely new experience, you have classes when you choose and a lot more free time. Also there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in extra-curricular activities that you are interested in with more than 1000 club and activities to choose from.

    Am learning a lot

    All the professors I have are really interested in what they are teaching. Also, i was able to choose the classes I wanted to take so I chose those I was interested, making me ore focused. Lastly any professor is willing to help you understand something they are teaching, and there are often study sessions and ways to contact classmates for help.

  • 11/21/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    For what ASU charges its definitely is worth it. As long as you apply yourself, every dime you spend is well spent.

    Am enjoying being here

    ASU is amazing! There is always something going on for you to get involved in. And again, take full advantage of it. People are friendly, and the campus is beautiful.

    Am learning a lot

    ASU is full of great professors. But it is all about how willing you are to engage in the class and ask for help from the professors. They are their to help you and for what you are paying you have the right to speak with them one on one. Take full advantage of it and you will leave with a better overall experience.

  • 11/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students willing to take chances. College, and especially ASU, is about new experiences as well as gaining knowledge. Finding your niche here might require you to step out on a limb, in part because it is so big.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a huge school with lots of students and a lot of opportunities to connect. Take them. Also, explore a little bit. Take some classes you might not have considered in high school, and you might be surprised to find that you really enjoy that area and meet some really interesting people. It is a party school but that can be avoided, because there are plenty of people doing other things.

    Bang for the buck

    It seemed to match up with the other universities in Arizona, and I was able to get enough financial aid to cover this year. Tuition and fees increase every year though. There have also been some questions about how much a degree from ASU will really be worth in the end, because one of our president's goals is to provide access to higher education for basically anyone who wants it, which means that almost everyone gets in and can get a degree, assuming they can keep from failing and can continue to pay.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a big school, so it is harder to connect than it was in high school. There are a lot of student groups, though, and getting involved should help. It can be especially hard if you live at home, because you don't have the 24/7 chance to meet new people and form bonds outside of class.

    Am learning a lot

    Despite the large campus, I only have one lecture class (with about 200 students), one class with about 50, and the rest are small enough that I have been able to get to know most of the people, as well as the professors. The professors are generally very accessible, and they are passionate about the subject they teach and enjoy teaching. They want to see students succeed, and as long as you do the work and try to learn, you usually will.

  • 12/16/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who: like to party, like to get their hands dirty, like to be around lots of people who come from different walks of life, want to find their true calling.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for LOTS of scholarship and grants, college will make you go broke! And also, have fun, but make sure to manage your time wisely:)

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, while ASU offers so much, the recent rise in tuition has really hurt alot of students, including myself. I feel as if Dr. Crow is turning ASU into more of a heartless business instead of a learning institute.

    Am enjoying being here

    While ASU is known as a party school, it offers so much more than that. The entire atmosphere is infectious and it's hard to have a completely bad day here.

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently an Art Exploratory major and the classes that I have taken have really opened up my eyes to how many different forms of art there are to dive into

  • 12/29/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Nearly every kind of student could excel at ASU. They've got an honors college for those at a faster pace, honors programs in the business school, and you can take honors credit projects on in some of your regular classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to others about their course load when registering for classes. As far as housing goes - living on north campus may be more enjoyable for social purposes - due to it's location with respect to the stadium. South campus is great, though, as well.

    Bang for the buck

    It is extremely expensive for out of state compared to in-state but you're getting a great education and the W.P. Carey School of Business has been worth every penny so far.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is certainly a lot of fun. I joined a sorority my first semester and have loved it. You get very involved in the community and around the school. ASU has hundreds of groups that are constantly out in front of the Student Union (Memorial Union) at tables talking about their different clubs/groups.

    Am learning a lot

    Arizona State seems overwhelming as it is such a large school - but when it comes down to it they do an amazing job of making class sizes reasonable. Every freshman english and math class is no more than 30 students. You know your teacher and they know you. Another great part of academics at ASU is the tutoring centers. There's an extremely helpful math tutoring center with lots of hours as well as a writing center where you can have your paper reviewed.

  • 12/31/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone, no joke. The best thing is...just look and you'll find it. Whatever it is.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't just sit there! It's the things that people do after or before class that will make the experience a true fascinating adventure.

    Bang for the buck

    I love my college. The opportunities are amazing with so many internships. Many companies, executives, actors, etc. visit and give seminars. It's awesome!

    Am enjoying being here

    It's a great place to be. There is nothing you can't find to do here whatever you wanna do: parties, clubs, people, etc. I find it hard to believe that anyone could sit around with nothing to do.

    Am learning a lot

    So far my teachers are giving me information i've already learned in high school. I've had to work, no doubt, but it's not with the same intensity as i once used to.

  • 01/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for someone that wants to meet new people and experience something big and new. A university is great to make you feel like you are not just in another style high school. A big university experience is a adventure.

    Tips for prospective students

    Being at such a big school and also being on your own for the first time can be a lot. You do not have parents telling you what to do and you make your own decisions finally, so just do not forget your there for school. Balance your schedule so you have time for fun and school.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a instate student you pay so much less then out of state. Also ASU offers so many different scholarships that can help pay off some expenses for you.

    Am enjoying being here

    Tempe campus is so large that you have fun exploring it your first semester. There are different types of dorms, building, and places around the campus. They have different events going on all the time and have clubs and organizations that can fit your interest. For instance, I joined a sorority and got to participate in intramurals.

    Am learning a lot

    Arizona state is a school that can offer classes of all sizes. Someone can be lost in the mix but with the skilled professors you still learn a lot. All the teachers have a style and rating your professor can help find a teacher that teaches in a way to better your learning. Also when you use all of the tutoring and help centers they can help you understand your material in a way for you to retain it better.

  • 01/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Very social people. People who like being around others and like to meet people from all over the world.

    Tips for prospective students

    You may hear jokes about ASU's acceptance rates on TV and in the movies - don't believe them! I know a lot of people who didn't get in, so don't slack off in high school!!

    Bang for the buck

    I'm an in-state student, so the tuition is *horrible*. With scholarships, it's easy to come up with the money for tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    I've made great friends and people are nice and helpful here. I've lived on campus both years so far, and I like my dorm.

    Am learning a lot

    Overall, the classes are pretty good. At the journalism school, we jump right in and get to take journalism classes from our first semester - which is great! I've gotten to take a few courses each semester in what I'm interested in.

  • 01/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, my advice is to be optimistic, open-minded, and focused. College is an amazing experience and it is definitely a wild time. I think it is very important to enjoy yourself in college and allow yourself to meet new people and engage in diverse activities. However, remember to stay focused in your classes. A lot of students get caught up in the chaos and independent lifestyle that college provides. Just remember that the main point of college is to graduate and further your future with an education. Play hard, but keep your grades up too!!

    Bang for the buck

    In terms of out-of-state tuition, ASU is a bit pricey. However, if you apply for scholarships it is definitely possible to attend ASU on a reasonable rate. Regardless, the price is definitely worth all of the experiences and memories I have because of attending ASU.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love living in Tempe and attending ASU. I have loved all of the change that has come with moving out-of-state and being on my own. ASU has allowed me to create my own life and the opportunities presented at ASU have allowed me to grow as an adult. As well as the environment at ASU, I have loved meeting new people and creating new relationships with my peers. Everything about ASU has made me my own person, which I absolutely love.

    Am learning a lot

    To be completely honest, you can learn from any situation if you engage yourself. If you actively participate and devote your attention in all of your classes, you have the potential to gain knowledge from every class you take. As well as learning in the classroom, I learned the most outside of the classroom. The independence that comes with college gave me the opportunity to learn about myself and what kind of person I want to be. My peers, environment, and sense of my own life made me grow from a child into a young adult.

  • 01/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Who just want to enjoy the college life

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to ASU, with the rivalry with UofA there is a lot of tradition.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many clubs, about 300 of them on campus and currently I am in two of them. The enviroment at ASU is pretty friendly.

    Am learning a lot

    In my classes they also teach about other things besides

  • 02/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who are highly motivated and passionate about what they are studying will be best prepared to take the new changes and challenges that college brings head on.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will get out of your education exactly what you put into it. If you work hard to make the most of your college experience, ASU will provide the opportunities and resources you need to grow and succeed.

    Bang for the buck

    My major-related classes are intensive but are great because they relate directly to the career field I'm going into. I know that by the time I graduate, I will be highly qualified because of the quality of education I am receiving. In addition, ASU has a lot of on-campus resources to help their students be successful, including free tutoring.

    Am enjoying being here

    Campus is beautiful and is in a great location. There is a lot of school spirit from the students and ASU often holds fun on-campus activities. There are also many great housing options, especially for freshman.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are great because they help you to see things in a new way; they are usually pretty good about explaining what you need to understand. They are also helpful when you ask them questions during their office hours, because they care about helping their students learn.

  • 02/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Working students since there are lots of online and night class options Students who enjoy having a good time since there are tons of fraternities, sororities, and bars around campus Students who aren't sure of their major because ASU allows you to take classes to help you pick a major or school to go into

    Tips for prospective students

    Really use your professors! They are almost always willing to help you with anything you need and there are oftentimes where your class will have a graduate student helping. The TAs are the best resource you will have in your classes. They understand the stress of being a student and oftentimes will help you even more than your professor. Make sure you attend your classes otherwise you won't pass the class and we all know that causes some havoc from the university and your family. Use the online library resources and go to the actual library. It's amazing what you can find there when you actually take a few minutes out of your day and take a peek.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though tuition is being raised some each year, students definitely get what they deserve. I have not had a class that has had over 100 students in it, granted I did start here at the beginning of my sophomore year so I had already taken most of my general education classes. The money from tuition is put to good use by updating technology and classroom buildings, creating new and exciting classes and degree programs, and adding more resources for students to use for classes and just being a college student.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am very much enjoying my time at ASU. Everyone is friendly and always willing to help. I love how large and open the campus is even though we're situated in the middle of a city. You know you're surrounded by 60,000+ students, but you tend to have a lot of the same people in your classes which is great and allows you to have connections that really help with studying, etc... My previous college was in the rainiest part of the U.S., so coming back to the AZ sun was the best choice I could have ever made.

    Am learning a lot

    I started out at one of the best private universities in the country, and I have noticed that I have learned as much or more here at ASU than I did at my previous college. All of my professors have worked hard to make learning fun and engaging, and to have discussions about subjects that college students would/should be interested in.

  • 03/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is willing to learn and take advantage of all the opportunities ASU has to offer.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to be really serious and committed to attend such a university. You will have a great time if you know how to balance your time between school and fun. College is a great place to meet new people and network. Through this networking you never know who you'll meet, maybe a famous person or even a person looking for students to help in research, or intern in their company, or whatever you can think of. If you want to have a great education as well as fun, ASU is the right place to be.

    Bang for the buck

    I have to admit ASU is a very expensive school, and some of the amounts they charge are just inexplicable. However, if you are serious about being a student at this school, my advice is to make your money's worth. There is so much to do at this school it's crazy. Clubs, sports, elective classes, in school jobs, Devils After Dark on fridays, homecoming parades, winter formal dances, masquerades...you name it, ASU has it all.

    Am enjoying being here

    College life is great. It is not about the partying, it is about meeting new people and having a good time with them, both in and out of class. Dorm life is great too, the relationship with the roommate and suitemates are ones that one will be the most likely to keep. It is better too when old friends meet the new friends and everyone knows each other.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a Kinesiology student and have learned very much in just this academic year, both about my major and the school itself. There is always an opportunity to learn at ASU, it is up to oneself to take it or deny it.

  • 03/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    ASU is a great college for almost any student, because of all the ways to get involved in the school. There is a team for almost every sport under the sun. There are clubs dedicated to almost anything and everything. And, for the science geeks like myself, there is always the opportunity to get involved in the research on campus. Any student willing to get involved will have a great experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid or intimidated by your professors. They are there to help you and your fellow students. If you don't understand a concept in class, go visit the professor during his/her office hours and ask. And make friends in your classes. That way, whenever you are absent, you can get a copy of the notes from the day you missed. Also, you'll have a study-buddy for exams and finals. And, also, go to class. Coming from someone who is juggling a part time job on top of a full time schedule and finds it difficult to make it to class sometimes, going to class and actually paying attention really pays off. You know what the professor emphasizes in class, and have a better idea of what to expect on exams and such.

    Bang for the buck

    As an instate student paying around $8000 a year for college (includes tuition, class fees, etc.), I can say that college is obviously expensive. But for what you pay, ASU offers you a good bit in return. On the Tempe campus, there are at least three libraries, one of which is open 24/7, for your research projects and homework. There are several opportunities to get involved in different areas of research, based on personal interests. It's not as cheap as a community college, but it does offer a lot more opportunity to apply your knowledge than some other colleges.

    Am enjoying being here

    Honestly, the school is a great one, with plenty of ways to enjoy oneself while on campus. Last year, while living on campus, there was always something to do with my friends, be it going to watch a movie in the Harry Potter room in the Barrett dining hall, or going bowling in Sparky's Den. I miss a lot of that now that I am living back at home.

    Am learning a lot

    The potential to learn a lot is there, but the professors do not spoon-feed information. It is up to the students to take initiative and responsibility for their own learning. The professors are (almost) always willing to help a student who shows an interest in helping themselves. And the only reason I say almost is because there are always going to be those one or two professors who make it seem like a chore to help their students.

  • 04/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who love sports; you are seconds away from the Suns and Diamondbacks stadium and they are always looking to hire students. Students who like it quiet while they sleep. Taylor Place in Phoenix has strict quiet hours so you won't feel like you are living in a frat house. If you are interested in Journalism, GO HERE! The valley news and PR organizations want students from the Walter Cronkite School. If you like the city, live here. Almost all of Arizona's major venues are located here. If you like to dress in business clothes, live here. You will see a million interviews conducted everyday and come in close contact with many professionals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take low level gen ed classes at a community college and transfer the credits here. Have a general idea of what you want to do, and if not, change your major! Try new classes! I switched my major three times and I am so thankful I did! Everything I learned helped me discover what I want to do with my life. Live on campus your first year!!! I cannot express this enough. You will build lasting friendships, and if you live in Downtown Phoenix, you will either have your own room and bathroom, or you will share a bathroom with one other person. No community showers! It's amazing. Get a job on campus. It's a great way to make extra money and they have flexible hours. Learn a skill. Take classes you are interested in. You need electives to graduate, so have fun while doing it. Talk to your adviser. They are there for a reason! They want to help. Don't be afraid of professors. They are smart and they know how to help you. You will become friends with them and if they know you on a personal level, they are more likely to help your grade at the end of the semester. Join a club, and if they don't have a club you want, start it! I started sign language club because they did not have it. It has been a huge success and it's a resume booster. Talk to students when you tour the campus. They will tell you more than your tour guide. Also, if you are interested in the nursing program, you may want to consider another university. It is practically impossible to get in. 4.0 students are turned away every semester. So do your research.

    Bang for the buck

    Although ASU is continuously increasing tuition, the amount of material you learn and the life skills and tools you'll use later in life are definitely worth the extra expenses. I would suggest taking gen ed classes like english and math courses at a community college before attending here because then you don't have to spend the same amount of money for a low level class as you would for an advanced class. The dorms are a bit pricey as well, but that is a matter of location. You are in the heart of Downtown Phoenix and you pay for the convenience.

    Am enjoying being here

    I live on the Downtown Phoenix campus which is very different from Tempe, West or Poly. Some people complain that it is too professional or not the typical college experience, but the campus is filled with students who are motivated and succeeding in their perspective careers. I work at a TV station and also for the Phoenix Suns. Businesses want to hire students from the Downtown campus because it is so convenient. You are in the heart of the action in the eyes of professionals. The dorms are quiet and gorgeous! You should definitely live on campus. They have amazing programs and you will meet so many quality people. I love it here.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a journalism student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. I have switched my major a few times from journalism to kinesiology and health and wellness, and have found myself back into journalism. Every class I have taken, even the gen ed classes have been beneficial. Almost all of the professors I have had have been devoted to making sure you get the most out of your education and care about how much material you are learning that will help your future career. They really want you to succeed and what they teach reflects that.

  • 05/09/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    unsure about this one, due to scholarships I may be able to pay for this, but it's not cheap that's for sure

    Will enjoy being here

    with such a large campus, there are food places and areas to study all throughout the entire university

    Will learn a lot

    I expect to expand my knowledge on calculus to better prepare me for my college experience

  • 05/11/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is known for being a party school and I know some people apoligize for going to ASU but I believe it is a good school.

    Will enjoy being here

    It is a beautiful campus and there are many things to do on and around the ASU campus.

    Will learn a lot

    It seems that they have good teachers and the students that I talked to seem to be successful.

  • 05/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to get all your books through Cheggs ASU overprices all there books, but some books you can only get on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition rates fluctuate, but depending on your professor, you learn a lot.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the atmosphere and all the different typed of people. If you like diversity sunshine and the occasional heat ASU is for you.

    Am learning a lot

    Most professor are awesome and can teach you a great deal of information, especially little interesting facts!

  • 05/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for someone looking for the resources of large university and the community of a small one. (provided that they are planning to apply for the honors college)

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest that if you are going to apply for Barrett, you do it as soon as possible because it will fill up. If you do enroll in Barrett, I would suggest that you do honors contracts instead of taking honors classes. My friends are taking an honors Calculus II class. They spend a week studying to barely pass the test, where as other students in Calculus II are getting great grades and doing a few extra problems for honors credit.

    Bang for the buck

    It is definitely cheaper to go to a public university instead of a private one, and ASU is providing quality education. However, they do find little ways to rip you off, like meal plans, housing, parking, fees, and I even heard that they charge you extra to walk at graduation.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are a ton of fun clubs to join. I am a member of the running club, Biomedical Engineering Society, and Society of Women in Engineering. They have open gym for badminton four days each week, and there are always a ton of fun events going on.

    Am learning a lot

    Because ASU is a large university, they have more money for research. At the same time, the honors college allows you to get the smaller sense of community. Its hard to say because I am only a freshman, but I feel like I am learning a lot and most of my professors are helpful when I am confused.

  • 05/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Compared to most colleges, ASU's price is very reasonable

    Am enjoying being here

    If you really like the party scene then this is the school for you. If you are not a partier or do not do it very often, I would say either find a new school or find the right group of friends to hang out with.

    Am learning a lot

    If you pay attention and actually go to class, you will learn a lot.

  • 05/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student. I love it and so do all my friends. There are lots of cool things to do around campus and the classes are great. Some classes are SUPER easy, other you may want to study for. The library is huge and cool, use it!

    Tips for prospective students

    bring water! Its very hot! and dont expect to wear cool clothes, because everything gets sweaty and gross.

    Bang for the buck

    Kinda pricey food at the cafeteria. Use the vending machines, you will save a lot of money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I like the classes at ASU. There are so many to choose, it makes picking them each semester hard. But its miserably hot most of the time. I suggest a longboard or scooter or bike so you can get where you need to fast.

    Am learning a lot

    clubs on campus. There are so many things going on at ASU, most of the time peope miss them because their not paying attention or reading the signs around campus. Also be a friend on their Facebook, it helps a lot.

  • 05/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Arizona State University is great for all types of students. Though no matter where you go to school you should work hard there is always room for a little fun. Many of the teachers at ASU understand that we, as students have lives too and they respect that. So ASU is great for anyone, whether it be a single mother returning to school or a first time college student, ASU has a spot for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Arizona State University gets a bad wrap for its students being able to cost through college but I disagree. To me coasting would be getting an A with no effort. Sure you can cost through on C's but all that is saying is that you are not serious about your career and your future employers will see that in your resume and the way you preform that job. If you really want to learn and you work hard ASU will give you some amazing knowledge as well as experiences but if you just don't even want to try than maybe you need to ask yourself why you are even in college. All I am saying is, work hard and your grades will reflect how hard you worked.

    Bang for the buck

    For a poor student such as myself of course the price they are asking seems like a lot but what it come right down too it and you look at what many other colleges are asking for, what ASU is asking for is nothing. So, although for me it feels like a lot, I am grateful for how cheap it is compared to many of the other schools.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE it at Arizona State University. ASU has so many fun clubs and opportunities that I love being a part of. It is extremely cultural and there are so many things to do. I am glad I decided to go to ASU over any where else.

    Am learning a lot

    Before coming to Arizona State University I went to a community college so when transferring to ASU I was worried that I would be ill prepared for what was to come but it ended up being much different than I had imagined. Coming to ASU has taught me a lot as well as broadened my horizons. Before coming here I was no 100% sold on my major but after having my first semester at ASU as made me much more confidante in my major as well as capable of picking a minor.

  • 05/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any and every one.

    Bang for the buck

    This is one of the cheaper schools you could go to (especially if you are in state) and it still prepares you and connects you to people who are out in the field you want to be in. SO many opportunities, so many different routes you can take & be successful in.

    Am enjoying being here

    ASU is so huge that you can undoubtedly find your type of people. A lot of people get nervous about how big the school is, but really that just means that you have a lot more to choose from! If the community you are in right now at ASU doesn't feel like the right fit, there are so many other people/communities you can try out who will fit you better.

    Am learning a lot

    For the more technical degrees ASU does a fantastic job of giving you the hard skills and education you need in order to take your next steps in the career you have in mind. In the majors that are not quite as intensive, ASU focuses more know the basis & theories of your field but also actually connecting you to people who are or who have been in the field. I love how they connect you to the real world.

  • 05/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Internet based learners, buecasue lots of informaiton needs to be searched on line.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go ahead of time and get oriented with the campus. At first it can be very confusing expecially the street formation but once you get used to it its not that bad. Get a specific advisor and keep in contact with them often; continue to check your progress as you go. Enroll for classes early, and check often. There are two libraries and wi-fi everywhere which is very helpful. Stay focused and dont get over taken by the beautiful weather conditions, and awsome scenery and activities.

    Bang for the buck

    I've heard its one of the most affordable intitutions in the US. In state tuition is not that bad.

    Am enjoying being here

    Parking is rediculous!!! All parking is paid with either a decal that cost hundreds per semester or in a lot/ garage that ranges from $2-$4/ hr and usually maxes out after 4 hours which is not that bad but it adds up. *The light rail is a great feature though, and helps to get to and form multiple sides of town, campus and commute between both campuses (Tempe/Downtown).

    Am learning a lot

    I love ASU's Family Studies department!!! Dr. Bodman (family studies) and Dr. Stone (psychology) are two of the best teachers Ive ever had.

  • 05/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    As I said before, ASU is a university that is great for versatile life styles. Each of the four campus' have a different feel to them, but from my experience, mostly all of the professor's care. If you show up to every class and prove to be an active participant, your college experience will be all the better.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tip for prospective college students, not necessarily ASU specific, is to read the material before they go over it in class. Doing that can honestly make or break your semester. It makes it so much easier to follow along in lectures and become an active participant.

    Bang for the buck

    With four campus', and I couldn't even tell you how many programs, ASU fits into everybody's schedule. They have free inter-campus shuttles for the students that commute, gyms at every campus, convenience stores that save lives, it's just perfect for versatile life styles.

    Am enjoying being here

    I've attended the West campus and I've attended the Tempe campus. Although heavy traffic flow of skateboards and bikes is a little frightening at the main campus, every amenity you could imagine is available, making it worth while. I personally love the small town feel of the West campus.

    Am learning a lot

    As many of the other students have said; it really is all about the effort you put forth. All of the tools are there, it's just a matter of taking advantage of them.

  • 05/25/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Look everywhere, look in state and out, and consider all your options. Find your perfect fit. ASU was mine :)

    Bang for the buck

    Apply for scholarships! ASU offers many scholarships, and once I get past my first year of being out of state, I'm paying the whole tuition on just ONE scholarship!

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is gorgeous, and the people and staff are incredibly nice. They'll answer all your questions; some you don't even have to ask!

  • 06/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Active, big campus so you have to walk or bike a lot! Love to be around a lot of people because they are everywhere. Like to try new things and are open-minded.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack off, get your butt to class.

    Bang for the buck

    With tuition rising, everyone is struggling. But it is still one of the more affordable top universities in the country.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful and the people are friendly. Diverse people from all backgrounds and life stories are so interesting to talk to. The atmosphere is active and hot! Tempe is a fun city with many museums, concerts, and special activities. Even a hike in the morning to view the desert landscape is just the best way to start the day.

    Am learning a lot

    All fun things aside, the curriculum is challenging, the professors are intense, and the courses are brutal but you learn so much. It is exactly what I was looking for. There are also always special presentations and unique guest speakers.

  • 06/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

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

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for the best time of you life! ASU requires hard work, dedication, and will test you in countless ways (not only academic, but personal tests as well), but that's what makes this journey worth-while. There are so many people willing to help you, provide advice, and to show you how to get connected to ASU. Make sure to utilize your CA's and Sun Devil REPs--they are there to help! Attend events, be optimistic, keep an open mind, and always know that there is someone there for you if you ever need anything.

    Bang for the buck

    Anything you have in mind, ASU will find a way to satisfy your dreams and desires. We are constantly evolving, developing, and exapnding. We hold true to our values, keep an open mind, and always look to see how we can accomplish, rather than hinder. I love the can-do attitude, which is a major characteristic of ASU that drew me to it and keeps me positive. There are very little things you can't do, all for a reasonable price compared to many other colleges.

    Am enjoying being here

    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.

    Am learning a lot

    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!

  • 06/03/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    The thing I like most about ASU is the different campuses; if you can learn with a huge 100-people class then you'd feel comfortable at the Tempe campus, but if you're looking for a college campus where you won't always get lost and it still keeps you excited to go then you should check out the West campus. There's a campus for all types of learners.

    Bang for the buck

    A little pricey but not as bad as Grand Canyon University where I was previously attending.

    Will enjoy being here

    I used to think ASU was nothing but a party school until I came to the West campus where it is very peaceful but still a fun and exciting place to be.

    Will learn a lot

    I have talked to some of the students who have gone here and heard nothing but good about the teachers and the courses they take. I can't wait until my first class there.

  • 06/05/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any and all students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember, study!

    Bang for the buck

    With all of the programs and activities, this is the best school I have seen.

    Will enjoy being here

    I love the campus and scenery. Since I live close, I will get that away from home feeling without actually being gone.

    Will learn a lot

    From what I have heard from friends and teachers, ASU is a top notch college. It is is hard to NOT learn a lot here.

  • 06/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone. There is no particular type. Although the people that excel are those that can restrain themselves. ASU is full of experiences. The person that will do well here are those that can dip there toes in and not drown.

    Tips for prospective students

    Everyone says ASU is known for its partying. And its true. There are so many students here of great diversity so its easy to find group of people that you'd party with. And in honesty its what weeds out the students who want to learn and who just want to party. At ASU you can choose to learn from some of the best professors or you can party all the time and flunk out.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU if your out of state can be very expensive. However, there are tons of ways to lower the cost. One is to get a student job, there is also an honors program that will basically give you a full ride if you just keep your grades up. Its called the Barretts Honors College.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love ASU. It's the perfect college experience. It is a very large university but you never feel lonely or lost. There are so many opportunities here that you can't get at home. The school spirit here is crazy, after my first welcome orientation I fell in love it and then after the first football game of the year I knew this was a fun place.

    Am learning a lot

    I specifically went to Arizona State University for its amazing design program. I've learned more about my choice of study then I thought existed . I am continuously being challenged and pushed to my limits.

  • 06/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Check out your professors. Ask around for input. Also, their credentials. Check the campus, location of and the times of your classes when you register (with an advisors guidance) and again a week before the semester starts. If you live on campus, time and walk to each of your classrooms, giving yourself at least 10 minutes leeway to get to class a little early, making sure you have time and KNOW where your class is. Also, it doesn't hurt to find the closest bathrooms and vending machines to your classrooms. Also, unless they are literally in the same building or next door, don't have two classes that end and start 15 minutes between each other. It just doesn't work. The same for living off campus. Depending if you're down the street a mile or in the next city, you will want to leave your living conditions at least a half an hour before your class. Traffic, construction, closed sidewalks, and whether you are walking, biking, skateboarding etc, across campus and if your classroom is on the 6th floor, or that odd corner of the basement of that one building that only has an entrance on the other side- will determine whether you get to class on time. So, give yourself extra time. Another tip, if you're not a morning person, then DON'T take classes before 10am. You'll undoubtedly be late or miss class on a normal basis leaving you with a Withdrawn or a failing grade. Unless it's ASU 101, then it won't matter :P JK. ... Start with a load you know you can handle (12 credits/hours or less). If you're computer/internet savvy, plus have convenient access to a 2009 yr or newer computer with all basic software, with solid internet access, updated sound and graphics accessories, a printer, and availability to use at least 5 hours a day, try an online class. Taking exams in your PJs is a life saver and far far less stressful. One more. If you live on campus, and all your classes are on thus said campus, this won't matter really. But if you're transporting to campus, don't pay for a parking permit. They are awfully expensive. There are many options for free campus and public transportation. Check out the options best for you.

    Am learning a lot

    Although I do not have experience from being a student to other universities, I cannot compare knowingly but this is my opinion. ASU has it's perks by being one of the most diverse universities-both ethnically, culturally, and every personality, age, height, religion of person out there all under the same roof of learning. As for my major, this is a great perk as I'm surrounded by students who are wanting the same major but different goals in life, I get learn so much of the backgrounds and lives and insight of these people. It's changed me for the good in many ways.

  • 06/10/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    I would reccomend this school for just about anyone, you can find almost any sort of program you'd like. And the W.P. Carey school of business is excellent, The Psychology, Nursing, and Philosophy is great aswell!

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a great place, however easy to get caught up in the party life, just keep it cool and have fun but go to your classes and have a great time!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition isn't too bad if you are from arizona and I hear it's a 97% admission rate...however, parking is really expensive. However, if you take an LDS institute class you can park their for free on the days that you have institute! It's great, although it's LDS don't worry they don't swarm you and try and convert you...they actually have a lot of different classes there that isn't all about the mormon faith...Old Testament, New Testament, Marriage Help, etc. It's a really nice facility!

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is great, downtown scene is really fun, a lot of things to do and people are very friendly, the only downside I suppose would be the 118 degree summers!

    Will learn a lot

    Arizona State University, is actually a really good university despite the reputation it has for being a party school. It's really close to Tempe so you have a great night life, but a lot of the teachers really know their stuff and has a great Philosophy Program

  • 06/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All kinds. Although it is possible to get by with a minimum of work I would definitely strive to reach for higher goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a head start! Start looking for scholarships and go to orientation early so you can sign up for all the classes you want/need!

    Bang for the buck

    They have really great teachers and classes, but it is expensive. Definitely want to check out the many scholarship opportunites they offer.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is VERY hot in the beginning and end of the school year, but when everyone else is freezing in the snow we have the perfect weather.

    Am learning a lot

    There are lots of great classes and majors on campus and online. So while studying for your intended major, you can also go out and try some elective classes. They offer many foreign languages, different film classes, or even an Elvis class! It's great to have fun and learn a lot at the same time!

  • 06/11/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    The opportunities available at ASU make every penny spent worth it. The representative said that all of the internships for science, I believe, are within walking distance.....you can save money on gas and put it towards your education!

    Will enjoy being here

    Even though I am from California, I am still not used to hot weather as some would think. I hope Arizona is bearable.

    Will learn a lot

    After attending a College Fair and talking with a representative from ASU I believe students who look to obtain a degree in the forensic science world will have a great opportunity.

  • 06/18/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    -IN-STATE!! -Financially-needy, ASU is very generous with aid. -Slackers, yes, you can coast here! -Hard workers, yes you CAN set yourself apart, get scholarships and find amazing jobs after graduation.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Be smart with your money. See above advice. 2. Get involved. See above advice. 3. Take work out/dance/yoga classes for credit-- easy A and good for your mind and body. 4. Use ratemyprofessor.com 5. Trade off books with your friends/ take turns taking some classes or if not possible, sell back as soon as you are done with the. Buy from Amazon, and shop around. 6. Meet with your adviser to stay on track, or if your adviser sucks, ask to talk to someone else. 7. Meet with your professors during office hours. Guaranteed better grades and good networking opportunities. You WILL need your professors, whether it is for job recommendations, references, or recommendation letters for higher ed. Put yourself in a good place from the very start! 8. Take time to make new friends. High school friends are special, but the people in your dorm/classes/clubs are also amazing. Make sure to get to know them.

    Bang for the buck

    I got out of ASU with only a $3500 loan (in state) and through two majors and two study abroad programs. Apply for FAFSA the minute you get your tax information (think Jan/Feb!!). This is key because people who might not normally qualify for a grant can get one if they file early enough when funds are still available. Take an on-campus job/work study because they allow you to network, make money, and usually do homework some of the time you are there. BUDGET. Spend your money wisely, and don't buy anything you can't immediately pay for unless it is DIRECTLY school-related. Be smart with your money and ASU is great value, especially if you are in-state!

    Did enjoy being here

    I LOVED my time at ASU. I double majored, studied abroad twice, and met some of the my best friends here. ASU and Arizona, in general, has SO much to offer for everyone. Get involved-- join clubs, Greek life, and volunteer because it will make you a better person. Study abroad because it will broaden your perspective on the world. Stay in the dorms your freshman year so you can make life-long friends. Find ways to balance your social and academic life and you will thrive at ASU.

    Did learn a lot

    I can honestly say I learned a lot at ASU-- I majored in Justice Studies and Global Human Rights and I am heading to law school in August. I learned a ton about succeeding academically, professionally, and socially. But I must say that with my majors I don't feel ready to tackle the work force. I feel like most Liberal Arts majors at ASU (like most universities) require further schooling to obtain professional work.

  • 06/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Those who are looking to learn and not just to party

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose a major and stick with or else risk the chance of delaying your graduation

    Bang for the buck

    It is a little expensive

    Am learning a lot

    The polytechnic campus has a wide range of media to learn from

  • 06/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any! I think there is a little of everything at ASU so anyone can excel here. Also check some of the programs that ASU has as some are well-known and some are brand new programs that few schools in the country have like mine, Global Health!

    Tips for prospective students

    I agree with what many other students are saying about you will get out what you put in. It is true that you can just skate by at ASU but you can also get a great education. As a senior, I am just realizing how many resources are truly available to me on campus. Take advantage of them all- free tutoring for every subject, help finding a job, writing a resume or applying for scholarships, tons of clubs, etc. So...just explore!

    Bang for the buck

    While ASU is still cheap compared to many other similar universities throughout the country, the price is definitely on the rise. When I am now almost paying double of what I was paying when first admitted three years ago so keep that in mind when you are planning your college finances. Just because tuition and fees are one-price this year, don't simply multiply that number by 4 because those numbers are sure to change. It has basically been a 15% tuition increase each year but extra fees (up to $600) have also been added yearly. Make sure to apply for scholarships!

    Am enjoying being here

    I am from Arizona so no excitement of moving away to another state or anything like that for me. The school is really huge so there is almost always something to do if you are looking to meet people or for activities. The part of my college experience that I have enjoyed the most was actually my study abroad which I loved and would recommend to everyone!

    Am learning a lot

    It really depends on the classes that you sign up for. I admit I have taken a mixture of easy and challenging classes. By being motivated I have actually learned a LOT in my three years at ASU but I've had some fun along the way.

  • 06/23/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are good with distractions, then you might be okay here. If you like parties and meeting many new people. Good school for a year- to get away from home or try something new

    Tips for prospective students

    I wouldn't recommend ASU to art students who aren't completely focused because it will be hard. If you are unsure about your major, many of the guidance counselors aren't sure how to help you. And finding one that is takes forever.

    Bang for the buck

    Like I said, I found that my teachers were very nice, but they don't care if you come to class, or fail your tests or anything. They have large class sizes- many lectures are about 150 to 200 or more people. They let you bring laptops to class so I always found myself on facebook or surfing the Internet and because I was out of state it was really expensive.

    Did enjoy being here

    I love the beautiful campus except for the heat but you get used to that. Very easy to stay healthy because you get a free gym membership to the student recreation center which has everything from a pool to tennis courts to basketball courts. You have to walk everywhere on campus because they don't have streets for cars so you will loose weight/tone up. Great places to eat close buy, just watch what you eat. Made a lot of friends fast. Dorms are nice.

    Did learn a lot

    I really think that you have to be extremely dedicated to your work to pass with good grades at ASU. There is a lot of partying and extra things you can do which make it hard to concentrate. I also think that the majors are not balanced. Art majors get more work especially your freshmen year. Business majors always seemed like they had extra time to party. Its hard to make it into art programs because only a specific # of students get in.

  • 06/24/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    -people who know how to take advantage of resourses offer. There is a lot available but YOU have to pursue it because no one is gonna come to you. -people who can find a niche they like a huge campus. It's huge! and its easy to meet people but easy to fall into the cracks

    Tips for prospective students

    -go to class -go to orientation its really fun. You meet new people and you get to see the campus again -pick a major you want to study (sounds silly but I saw so many parents at orientation mad because they couldn't pick classes for their children)

    Bang for the buck

    It's really expensive. Sure I am living on campus and everything so that adds a lot to it. I applied and only got loans. It's gonna be really hard to afford it if this is what the next four years mean.

    Will enjoy being here

    I am in love. I am working in downtown campus. I am really excited. The campus is the heart of Phoenix. So I am really happy with my choice.

  • 06/25/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Interested students

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard

  • 06/27/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on what you like from the beginning.

    Bang for the buck

    It may be a little high for tuition but sometimes its worth it for a good education and getting away from home.

    Will enjoy being here

    The heat is what i like so there no issue there.

    Will learn a lot

    The classes seem to have a giant range of great lessons.

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I myself am a Psychology Premed student and I have found with every science course I have taken, the professors were incredibly knowledgeable and could answer and explain any questions I had. The psychology department is also incredible. Current active research is always occurring and the professors are more than happy to explain or involve you in there projects.

    Tips for prospective students

    ASU is surround by numerous parties and possible temptations that should be enjoyed occasionally. It is incredibly easy to be more involved in these activities more than you should so I would keep that in mind.

    Bang for the buck

    When I was first enrolled at ASU the tuition was around $6,500, and now as risen to around $9,000. Even with the steep increase I still believe ASU is a valuable opportunity for students. Everything you could need from a school ASU offers.

    Am enjoying being here

    I know ASU is the school for me. Not only do I feel I am obtaining a quality education, I know I am living up to my expectations of the college life. My peers are great and have the same interests and goal I have, plus there is always fun and exciting happening.

    Am learning a lot

    ASU offers many opportunities to become engaged in your major and the prospective job market that follows your field of interest such as internships, research aids and TA positions. The professors are highly educated in the topic they teach and I felt like I could really trust what I was learning. However, if you aren't goal oriented you could easily coast through your degree and not benefit from what ASU truly has to offer.

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Again, it's about engaging yourself in the subject matter.

    Will enjoy being here

    You have to get plugged into the right clubs which will help you with the friends part.

    Will learn a lot

    Learning is what you have to take care of. You can't expect the professors to learn for you. You have to be active in class.

  • 06/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Don't fall into the party scene....it's completely foolish and a waste of your time. Get involved with the things that will have a positive outcome in your life. There are so many opportunities at ASU, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEM!

    Bang for the buck

    I'm not gonna lie, paying out of state tuition stinks. Most everything involved with college is overpriced. Fortunately there is plenty of financial aid available and there are scholarship researchers pouring out of the wood-works.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at ASU! Right away I got involved in the extracurriculars I was interested in, and I have been able to create a community that is my home away from home. Tempe and the Phoenix area has so many opportunities for work and entertainment. I am never bored!

    Am learning a lot

    For some of the classes, it is easy to do minimal work and get decent grades. I have fallen victim to this fact and have regretted it every time. If a student is honestly interested in learning the material, the professors will invest their time in your education to make sure you learn everything you could possibly need.

  • 06/29/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get an early start if interested in this school, I missed a lot of good opportunities because I waited to long to take action.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost, even for in state residents, is pretty high. They do provide a lot of scholarship opportunities.

    Will enjoy being here

    After reading some other reviews, the Tempe campus seems lively and a great living environment.

    Will learn a lot

    I have heard a lot about the programs added at ASU, and I am looking forward to experiencing the college classes.

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    ASU accepts everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    ASU can be kinda of pushy. I have had problems with them when it comes to paperwork and enrolling in classes. Just be persistent and make sure you get everything done well before the deadline because it can get pretty frustrating.

    Will learn a lot

    ASU has great programs and classes that are perfect for my major.

  • 07/01/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any and all students will probably find what they're looking for at ASU! It's incredibly diverse and doesn't focus on just one educational area

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to apply yourself to not only your studies, but also to other activities. College is about gaining a higher education, but its also about making connections and finding out more about yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    Like most colleges, ASU doesn't come cheap. If you stick with your intended major, though, and don't goof off, you should get your money's worth.

    Will enjoy being here

    ASU is a very large and diverse campus. You will probably find new things every day as you walk to your classes. Although being in the middle of metro area, Tempe is a fun city and so adds to ASU's environment

    Will learn a lot

    ASU takes a very proactive approach to their education. As my advisor says, it's not who they exclude, but who they include. Meaning, they don't have outrageous standards for their students, but instead wish to teach everyone they can. This leads to some overcrowded classes, but like any college, you can either coast by and do the bare minimum or actually get the education you're paying for.

  • 07/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It about all the choice you make on your own. If you want a good education, then you should get your money's worth and learn something! If you choose to strictly party, then so be it.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is such thing as having fun and learning simultaneously. You dont have to sacrifice one for the other. Be sure to balance out your schedule with things you want to do and your academic obligations.

    Bang for the buck

    What you put into it, is what you get out of it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Its a really nice campus, and the staff and students are friendly!

    Am learning a lot

    You choose your own success. so if you chose to party, ditch class, and not learn anything, then that is up to you. If you truly want to learn, then you can engage in class and you gain knowledge that you didn't have before.

  • 07/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who can balance work-play. People who are looking to have fun (and money isn't an issue).

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to as many classes as you can, you won't have anything better to do until later in the day, trust me. If you are fully paying for college from loans, ect, also try to actually learn what you pay for. Another important thing is to not get too caught up in the academics. Letting loose and having fun with friends is also very important. Lets off stress and builds relationships. Don't overdue this one neither though.

    Bang for the buck

    Unfortunately, this is the only negative rating I'd give this college. This is why I stress actually retaining what you learn, because it's not cheap.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have no trouble balancing fun with schooling. With so many people, the social scene is always good, and you have a chance to meet more people that you would enjoy hanging out with. Always something to do on the weekend.

    Am learning a lot

    Though some of the engineering classes are a bit tough, when you get used to it, it becomes really easy. Is it easy to coast through with good grades without learning anything? Sure, but in my experience it's a lot easier to learn and retain if you engage (which involves going to and staying awake in class). Especially when you are paying for your education and basically your future, I would encourage anyone to do so.

  • 07/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    -dedicated -hard working -fun loving -those who want to learn

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you are doing what you love, or else you will hate college. Find something that you love and stick to it. Try to have a fun class every semester or you will go CRAZY! Don't decide to come to ASU because of it's rep as a party school because it really is not one.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU is really expensive, and the only way I can survive is through financial aid. I find that it really is not as nice as the money says that it is. (With tuition so high you really would not expect so many classrooms to still have chalkboards!!)

    Am enjoying being here

    I really like the campus and dorm life, so much I'm going to continue to live on campus! It is a great place to be and a fun place to go. It always seems like there is a new adventure waiting to be found.

    Am learning a lot

    A lot of my education classes (because I am an education major) are fascinating. I feel like the general prerequisites are just reviews of what I had learned in high school, but the more specialized classes are amazing!

  • 07/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Adventurous Studious Lively Hardworking

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind. Go into school WANTING to study and learn something new. Above all else, R E L A X. Just as there is a necessity to study and get good grades, it is also important to build as many relationships as you can and have tons of fun along the way.

    Bang for the buck

    While ASU is not cheap, most of their resources and extracurricular activities are worth the price that is to be paid. As with any major university, you can expect to be paying a high price, at ASU however, the price you pay reflects the amount of education and fun that you will be surrounded by.

    Am enjoying being here

    Campus life at ASU is amazing. Most people are rather friendly and will often crack a smile as you walk by. There are tons of resources from tutoring, to academic advising, all the way to a full service bank and food court. Being on campus at ASU is definitely a great experience.

    Am learning a lot

    ASU is a school full of a large variety of different professors and mentors who aren't afraid to test your boundaries. That being said, most classes at ASU are no joke. Studying is a necessity and being proactive in completing all school work is a must. Schools like ASU aren't going to let their students off easy. Putting in the work however, definitely pays off.

  • 07/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    ASU is a very diverse campus. There is probably something that just about any person can enjoy at ASU, they have a wide variety of clubs, sports and classes with varying levels of difficulty. If you love to get involved in your schools activities this would probably be a wonderful school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend carrying a map with you wherever you go when on campus. It is laid out very well and isn't to difficult to find your way around but having a map on you still isn't too bad an idea just because of the size. I would also recommend taking one of the schools guided tours to familiarize yourself with the campus. The tours are led by students and they can give you tips on getting around.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU id definitely a pricey school, especially with all the increase in tuition, however if you really do throw yourself into life at this school it would probably be something that you would consider worth it. You might want to consider taking some of the basic courses like English 101 and 102 and a community college and focus on the harder courses at ASU.

    Am enjoying being here

    When I first started at ASU it was difficult for me to adjust since I went to a extremely small high school. However I adjusted rather quickly and while I don't really take part in anything its fun to walk around campus and see what everyone else is doing.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a whole lot here and a lot of times the teachers do try and make a really dry and boring subject as interesting as they can. There is also a great deal of diversity in what is being taught.

  • 07/16/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any student would be happy at this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    I think you should always have a back up plan on majors in case you decide to change it not that far into your study of it. MY family has a history of problems with that.

    Bang for the buck

    A great Price for both in state students and out of state students.

    Will enjoy being here

    The school has a lot of organizations and a lot of fun surrounding areas near the campus. Any one can be satisfied with the clubs and find something that they like.

    Will learn a lot

    The school atmosphere had a great vibe to it when i visited the campus and I learned about the teachings and studies of the school from the tour.

  • 07/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Use the resources that the school gives you, the counselors can give great advice and love to help with any questions you may have. Also make sure to always carry water around the campus is big and it can get really hot in Arizona.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU may be a little expensive but you are getting what you pay for. All the professors are helpful and you will learn

    Will enjoy being here

    Everyone has been very helpful with anything i need.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers can be very enthusiastic and they know what they are talking about. If you really want to learn ASU can be a great school. It takes work to do well in many classes and you will learn as you do the work.

  • 07/24/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any university is good for ambitious students who want to make the most of their education once they enter the work field, but ASU really makes it easy for people who are good at being social, devoted, and know how to help them selves.

    Tips for prospective students

    The application process for ASU is simple. There is no essay required if you are from Arizona, just a few questions is all. The first step is getting started and then you will be half way done.

    Bang for the buck

    College is not cheap no matter how you look at it. ASU offers so much extra-curricular activities for a state school, but in the it is up to the student to make sure they get their money's worth out of the school.

    Will enjoy being here

    ASU makes it easy to get to know people at such a large school. Block classes is a tool they use to get people to know each other through common classes. It allows you to have the same core classes with a specific group of people. I already know many people in my dorm, which i have not even moved in yet, and the best part is my room mate and i were clearly matched upon similarities. Fitting in will not be an issue, there are hundreds of clubs to join and get to know people with common interests. It will be an enjoying experience!

    Will learn a lot

    Learning a lot at Arizona State University is no problem at all. Through all the different clubs they offer and the learning abroad experiences, it will be easy to take advantage of the opportunities.

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Since ASU is such a large university, no one is going to hold your hand and tell you what to do. You have to go out and find all of your own opportunities (i.e. scholarships, assistant positions, etc.). The opportunities are definitely there (trust me, there are plenty of them), it's just up to you to go after them. ASU is great for the types of students who are able and willing to seek out their own opportunities and endeavors. Even if you are not (I wasn't when I first started out), ASU is a great place for you to learn how to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors! Building student-teacher relationships is really important for getting more opportunities (i.e. letters of recommendation, teaching assistant/research assistant positions). Plus, they can serve as your mentors and help you with just about anything. Don't overdo yourself. Some students get really excited at the thought of college and immediately sign themselves up for everything they can. As the semester goes on, they are worn down and exhausted. Find some things that you are interested in and get involved, just don't overdo it. ASU has a lot of opportunities, so finding stuff to get involved in is easy. Don't skip class! A lot of people enjoy the freedom of college where the professors don't take attendance. However, these students usually end of paying the price with a failing grade. Yes, you will find some really easy classes where a lot of students skip and end up doing okay. But, for the most part, skipping class is a bad idea. Most of my professors have designed their classes so that the exams are designed so the that the material comes from 50% lecture and 50% text book. Therefore, attending class (and taking notes) is crucial to your grade. I know a lot of people who skipped class and ended up failing and having to re-take it. If you have room in your schedule, take a class that interests you that is not related to your major. Sometimes, you may feel overwhelmed by all of your classes that have to do with engineering, business, psych, or whatever your major may be. Taking an unrelated class lets you take a break. I took a calligraphy class and it turned out to be really relaxing! Meet people! When you take your first classes in college, you are most likely going to be in huge lecture halls with 100 or 200 other students. Many of these kids with be with you until the end of your college years. Meet them! Then you can work together on homework, projects, etc. and help each other out. Having people to who are going through the same challenges as you is really nice to have. You can work through it and study together. Plus, you get to make a lot more new friends! Live in the dorm for at least your first year. Living in the dorm is how you meet most of your college friends because you are always on campus. I have friends that have never lived in a dorm and it was much harder for them to meet people and make new friends. I also have friends who moved off campus after freshman year and regretted it. They said they felt cut off from everyone else because they weren't on campus as much.

    Bang for the buck

    Because ASU is a public institution, the tuition is much cheaper than the private schools' tuition. Especially because I am in the honors college (which has it's own community), I get the feel of attending a small liberal arts college with the opportunities of a large university. So, I get the best of both worlds at the cost of $9,000 a year. It's awesome!

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much to do here. Because ASU is such a large university, there are so many opportunities, both academically and socially. There are so many clubs! There is pretty much every kind of club you can imagine. If ASU doesn't have it, then you can start it (it's really easy). I am involved in a bunch of organizations and have leadership positions in a few of them. It has been so much fun! Since ASU is a large research institute, there are plenty of opportunities for research assistant positions and teaching assistant positions. Some incoming freshman may think that these positions sound boring, but they turned out to be a lot of fun and they also serve as great learning experiences. Not to mention, they look really good on the resume for grad school! I am in the honors college, so I got to live in the BRAND NEW dorms! They are really nice! I had an apartment style dorm, so I had my own room and three suitemates. My dorm also had two bathrooms (so I only had to share with one other person and I got my own sink!), a living room and kitchenette with a dining area. The dorm came with a fridge, kitchen sink, chairs, desks, tables, a couch and an entertainment stand. So, I didn't have to bring that much stuff.

    Am learning a lot

    Most people don't like taking the introductory classes (i.e. 101 classes) because they are so broad. Don't worry though! After freshman year, you can take the upper division classes, which are a lot more interesting. I have loved all of my classes so far and I have definitely learned a lot from them. The higher level the class, the smaller the class size is as well, which allows the professors to get to know you better. The higher level classes cover much more challenging and in depth information, so it helps to know your professor so he/she can help you with any material you may be struggling with.

  • 08/08/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    The tuition has been raised to a ridiculous price.

    Will enjoy being here

    It is such a beautiful campus.

    Will learn a lot

    I know many students who have come out of classes at ASU saying that they really learned a lot.

  • 08/14/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students that are focused on their education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live off campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Better priced that NAU.

    Will enjoy being here

    Yes, I will.

    Will learn a lot

    I know this school will be great.

  • 08/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for students who want to escape the cold weather. It's bathing suit season in Arizona from about March to October. The pools on campus are always full, and students are always out and about.

    Bang for the buck

    Although I'm not familiar with the tuition of other universities, ASU is definitely a pricey one. I'm lucky enough to be a resident, because I've heard the out-of-state tuition is quite ridiculous.

    Am enjoying being here

    I truly enjoy going to class. The atmosphere at ASU is great, the people are nice, and the season-changes are gorgeous. Although the weather is warm right now, the walk through campus is still a beauty.

    Am learning a lot

    I cannot even begin to describe the amount of material I learn at ASU. So far, each class I have taken has been incredible, and probably my best learning experience thus far.

  • 08/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All types. The only unwelcome students at this school are ones who don't to be there. ASU students love the campus and support the school 110%

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready for a fun and knowledge filled campus. ASU tempe has a plethora of activities and the faculty is willing and able to help you at any time. GET INVOLVED! Stay focused! and HAVE FUN!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuiton is a little high but very resonible. But all intramural sports are paid for by the engineering department. Going to ASU is worth ALL the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    The Tempe campus is the best. Coupled with the friendliness of the staff and return students, I feel so comfortable that if I have trouble at any time, any staff or student will help.

    Am learning a lot

    Today was the first day in a year that I am back to school. All my professors worked and taught well enough for me to remember and learn all the information given. I feel this year will be the best school year i have had.

  • 08/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who doesnt mind walking all over the place involved, active people, but there are things for less involved people to do as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and check out some classes. Ultimately, you are the one who might come here, so you should experience it for yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU is pretty expensive for out of state kids i think, but what college isnt? in terms of quality, the dorms and food, especially at Barrett, are very nice.

    Am enjoying being here

    The weather and campus is really nice, although it is a lot hotter than i am used to. there are tons of new people to meet and a club for just about anything. theres never a time where there is completely nothing to do.

    Am learning a lot

    Classes just started but my professors all seem really involved and interested in seeing us learn.

  • 08/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Serious learners

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you really do everything the professors ask! It is very easy to get behind if you procrastinate, and it would really suck to get dropped when you spend so much on tuition!

    Bang for the buck

    As ASU is a University, the prices are comparable to UofA and NAU.

    Am enjoying being here

    I go to West campus, and it is small enough to get around easily. The students are usually very serious about school work, but will help when asked.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of the classes are just challenging enough that I learn a lot with out feeling way too bogged down. Most of the professors are very good about helping you if you get behind, and the tutoring center is wonderful!

  • 08/30/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will learn a lot

    Amazing school

  • 09/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It great for outgoing people. I make a new friend everyday

    Tips for prospective students

    Just make sure your head is on right and just be yourself but stay on tope of your classes!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is reasonable and for in state students it barely costs anything

    Am enjoying being here

    I have really made friends here that will last me a life time

    Am learning a lot

    The class sizes are huge but if you truely want to learn some of the best professors are here, you just have to pay attention

  • 09/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is big and there are a lot of people. It gets excruciatingly hot and dry here so drink Lots of water, and I mean lots of water! The people are pretty friendly for the most part, and many of the teachers actually want you to succeed, so they tend to help you out.

  • 09/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who doesn't like small towns and colleges. There's a place for anyone to fit it.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school could just be a party school. You might flunk out in a couple of years, but you'll have fun. Or you can take advantage of the fact that this is a really large research university with so many different opportunities and you can get a really good education and experience.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive, and a little too expensive I think. There are a lot of extra fees in addition to tuition. But they do offer a lot of opportunities and things like orientation or job or study abroad fairs are well done so that you can get the most information.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's a nice campus with lots of things to do and hundreds of different clubs you can join. Tempe has a lot of places to go and have fun.

    Am learning a lot

    They have some good teachers and classes here, so if you apply yourself you can expand your knowledge a lot.

  • 09/12/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Business students, artist, writers, engineers, you name it's there

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your head up there are a lot of people who wont think twice about running you into the pavement and going on their merry way (on bicycles, skates, and on boards of all kinds). That and pay attention, you will always have a professor you wont like so when you pick classes keep a look out so you don't get stuck in a class where baking in the sun is a much more viable option.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything here is super expensive, you know those hotel brochures where they have the dollar signs by the restaurant's name. well A.S.U is like $$$$$ from parking fees to tuition they have it all. so expect to lose a hand or two and apply for scholarships like mad.

    Did enjoy being here

    Yes more than no. You will thrown into groups and you will cooperate for the sake of the grade. That's one aspect i didn't enjoy, but you'll meet awesome people from all walks of life young, old, middle aged (it's pretty diverse). Don't expect everyone to like you because that hellish roommate everyone always talks about may come come knocking on your door.

    Did learn a lot

    Of course, I went college, to learn. Though there are times when the professors won't make sense, but that's okay you can ask peers, one on one with professors after class (almost all of them have a set office times where you visit them and even if you can't make it you can always schedule an appointment). You will learn (you have to) because Professors will teach at a pace that many going into college are not used to (some will even assume that you already have background in the subject) so study up.

  • 09/26/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great if your social, outgoing, into sports, and like to have a good time.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you live in Arizona I would highly recommend it.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm at SDSU for less and I recieved at $10,000 scholarship to ASU and it was still more then SDSU.

    Will enjoy being here

    The area is not the greatest. Better the U of A but still not great

    Will learn a lot

    It seems lie an ok academic school. I'm sure you will learn here, but if your coming from out of state, I would recommend looking else where.

  • 10/05/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    ASU provides plenty of experiences for students to achieve in every way they see possible and so much more! With numerous campuses spread out all across Arizona there is a wide variety of choices for students to begin accelerating into the future.

  • 10/09/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    Im pretty sure the environment of Tempe is a great change for people that are not from Arizona, so watch out for the Sun Devils!

  • 10/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for students who love the city! The campus is compact and crowded, and the surrounding city of Tempe only adds to the atmosphere. If you like hot weather and cool nights than you will also love being at ASU.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a bike you are bring to campus make sure you have a U-Lock. I made the mistake of not having one my first semester there and my bike got stollen within the first two weeks of classes. Go to your professor's office hours and get to know them. Ask about what kinds of questions will be on the exams and to clarify any questions about the material you may have.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU provides a great set of accommodations for their students. They have everything from the Learning Resource Center to the Student Recreation Complex. It's a quality education coupled with great facilities!

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is so large and crowded there is hardly any room to walk. ASU really needs to work on it's trafic control both on the streets around campus, and on the malls. My recommendation: walk to your classes.

    Am learning a lot

    The ASU curriculum is not, in any way, too challenging. In all of my classes it has been presented in a fun, easy to understand format. However, most of the professors I have had make their exam questions so difficult to understand you feel as if you haven't learned anything at all.

  • 10/30/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    I feel like this is the kind of school that makes you feel like you are on your own, and doing what you want to do!

  • 11/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any and all students. No matter what kind of student you are you should do well here. But in order to succeed you must remember that what you put into it, will be given back to you in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Don't be afraid to ask for help. There are so many resources that ASU gives to its students to ensure their success. - Be active and involved. There are literally thousands of different clubs and organizations on campus that cover any and all interests including politics, art, religion, and community service.

    Bang for the buck

    Much like every college, ASU seems to enjoy raising tuition for its students. But other than that, it is well worth the money spent when you compare it to other schools across the nation.

    Am enjoying being here

    When looking into colleges, I never really considered coming to ASU. I applied to it just to have if my primary choices did not accept me. Now, I am really glad that I ended up at this great school. The Tempe campus, although quite large, is such a great campus to live on. No matter what day it is, there is always something to keep you entertained.

    Am learning a lot

    Personally, I have learned so much in the past year at ASU, both in and out of the classroom. How much you can learn in the class can depend on the professor. One thing that I learned was that the professors were great in their field of work, but pretty much sucked when it came to teaching. But when I went to their office hours, they were more than happy to help me further understand the concepts and assignments. As long as you put effort into your classes and avoid the oh-so tempting procrastination, there is no way you can't do well in school.

  • 11/12/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    For an instate student, the tuition, room and board, and food plan are very reasonably priced. If you've gotten the AIMS Scholarship, it's even better.

    Will enjoy being here

    It is a beautiful campus, has many handy amenities, and the food looks awesome!

    Will learn a lot

    From what I've seen of the classes, they seem really student oriented, so there should be enough one-on-one time with the professor.

  • 11/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It's great for the students who love school and like to have fun while still getting a high education.

    Tips for prospective students

    this would be a great school for you, and you need to read the text and take notes in class so you can study better.

    Bang for the buck

    though the tuition is a little high for what I can afford other schools are much more.

    Am enjoying being here

    ASU has a really great environment that tries to get all students engaged in it and the professors and staff are very help full.

    Am learning a lot

    This school is Awesome I have learned so much and I actually enjoy it.

  • 11/20/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is awesome!! and the installations are excellent, especially those in Tempe Campus.

    Will learn a lot

    It depends on you

  • 11/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Arizona State University is famous for its football team which is really good. Moreover, the clubs and some activities the school organized is really interesting. You could have fun.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being here, both professors and classmates are very nice. And in the dorm, the CA will arrange some interesting activities for the students. In Arizona State University, they have a lot of clubs, they are very interesting. You could make a lot of friends while talking with them.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a current freshman in Arizona State University. I really like the professors here, they are very nice to students. They will help you to do well in their class. Moreover, if you are not doing good, they could also give you suggestions in doing that. And the university is really large full of students from all over the world. You could learn a lot from different cultures. Furthermore, you could also celebrate some Festivals with them which help you learn a lot. So come to ASU, come and learn here.

  • 11/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students wishing to connect to potential employers and wishing to gain a good education from a stellar university

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions—if you want to know something, don’t be shy about asking, especially if you’re embarrassed about not knowing/understanding something; it doesn't matter what others think of you--you're education is what matters, so if you need help or don't understand class material/college information, ASK!! Take initiative—schools and representatives will be more likely to remember you and offer you good deals/advice if you are proactive and introduce yourself and actually put effort into your education. A lot of good things in life can and do come from the connections you make during college.

    Bang for the buck

    As I mentioned in the “enjoy being here” section of this review, before I came to ASU, I hated this college, but after having seen other schools and applied for enrollment, I ended up coming to ASU, simply because it was the most affordable school. ASU not only had one of the lowest tuition rates (both in- and out-of-state) out of the entire United States, it also offered me the highest scholarship. That alone made Arizona State University, financially, the best university that I have found, but in addition to this, ASU was one of the best quality schools. First of all, ASU has one of the top Honors colleges in the nation, for good reason. This honors college at ASU has many dedicated staff members. These staff members get to personally know the students and go out of their way to hold workshops outside of class to help students write better papers, and even take the time to write helpful comments/criticisms on essay assignments. In addition to this, ASU has dining halls open for fourteen hours during week days and thirteen hours during weekends, as well as markets that offer food in exchange for meals from meal plans until 2 am during week days and midnight on weekends; the dining halls and markets also post nutrition facts about all of the food served for those wishing to eat healthier and those with allergies. In addition to this, the lounge facilities (ping pong tables, billiards, etc.) are free to use, and the recreation center has a low membership fee, as well as various free exercise classes. Furthermore, ASU has a free Flash bus system which travels around the Tempe campus, as well as buses/shuttles which travel between all of the ASU campuses; the metro bus/light rail system also offers great ticket deals for ASU students. Several businesses surrounding ASU also have many good deals for students, in addition to different temporary boutiques that businesses host on campus with inexpensive items such as jewelry and books.

    Am enjoying being here

    Before coming to ASU, I absolutely hated the school—my sister went here, it was known as a party school, it was hot, it was too close to my home, I could list several reasons why I would do my best to avoid enrolling at this college. However, now that I’ve been here, I must say that I am really glad that I came here. I really enjoy being at ASU for many reasons; one reason is that, although ASU is known as a party school, I have yet to see any disruptive parties on campus, even though ASU and its various clubs host several social events, such as the Tiki Luau and the 11-11-11 Make a Wish party, in order to bring the entire ASU community closer together. In addition to this, for all of the dorms on campus, there are various lounges and recreation centers provided, which include ping pong tables, volleyball courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, televisions, kitchens, and even a swimming pool. In addition to this, the staff members at ASU are very pleasant and helpful. In fact, at the beginning of the year, I was searching for a specific building and went to a random writing center, since it was the closest place where I knew to find some university staff members. The three staff members immediately did all they could in order to help me find that building, from searching the computers and even helping me find the building on the map. In addition to this, many members of staff even get to know students personally, especially the dining hall staff. ASU has been very welcoming, helpful, and understanding in order to make college a much more enjoyable experience for me and many other students. ASU Counselors and teachers have also been very pleasant. In addition to this, Mill Avenue (a strip mall) is right next to ASU with several shops and restaurants and ASU often hosts small boutiques on campus that sell unique odds and ends.

    Am learning a lot

    At ASU, I am currently taking an Ancient Greek Literature class, French, and Java Programming, among others. In just my Greek class, I have learned about not only ancient Greek texts, such as the Iliad by Homer, Apology of Socrates by Aristotle, and Life of Alexander [the Great] by Plutarch, but I have also learned how to closely analyze texts based on diction, figurative language, and allusions from Greek myths, as well as various other literary techniques. Because of this, I have been able to apply these techniques to my honors Human Event class, in which students are expected to be able to closely analyze philosophical texts such as Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes and The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. This will also help me in my English course next semester, and will continue to aid me as I seek a degree in English and a certificate in creative writing. In addition to my ancient Greek class, I am also in French. In my French class, we have learned more verb tenses, specifically past tenses, and more vocabulary. Because of this new knowledge of verb tenses, I am better able to tell stories of events that have occurred, as well as read and comprehend more French texts. In addition to this, my increasing knowledge of the French language and culture due to this class has allowed me to connect with other people, not only students, from around the world. In addition to this, I have also learned much in my Java programming class. In this class, I have learned how to write simple programs that display text on a monitor, “mad lib” programs, and even bank account programs that allow the user to create a bank account to deposit, withdraw, add interest, and display an account summary. I've also learned how to be more social, as I have spoken to teachers for help with assignments and have met more students from all of my different classes that have helped me with various homework assignments.

  • 11/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who are trying to be the best they can. You will learn to manage your time well and be encouraged to follow your dreams.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't enroll in a class that is more difficult than you can handle. Don't expect to succeed by doing the bare minimum. Try your best in all your courses, and ask your teachers for help when you need it. They don't bite.

    Bang for the buck

    The only thing stopping you from getting the most for your money is you. Attend every class and try your best and you are guaranteed to succeed.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is always something to do and somewhere to go. Its hard to get bored.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are always there when you need them, you just have to ask.

  • 12/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for all types of students!. ASU offers a wide range of majors and minors along with the flexibility to choose your classes. ASU encourages your to go outside the box and register for different classes outside your requires courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    ASU have so many people at Student Services that are willing to help you will all financial aid and admissions questions. Go ahead, ask away!

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely the most bang for your buck!

    Am enjoying being here

    There is nothing better than living the college experience! Living on campus is the best but remember, keep on track!

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are really great and fun! They offer you so much help and they keep encouraging you to do better!

  • 12/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for someone who knows exactly what they want to pursue and is passionate about it. There are so many opportunities that can be taken advantage of at ASU.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Make study groups with friends. -PRIORITIZE -Become familiar with your professors -Most important, Manage your time because time flies by fast!

    Bang for the buck

    Of course, any school you attend will have those classes or those professors that you absolutely wish you weren't forced to deal with. I only have one professor/class that I wish my money went elsewhere. For the most part, there are so many resources and places to go for help (for FREE) that makes all the money spent worthwhile!

    Am enjoying being here

    Being an out of state student, it was definitely a hard transition. The students in my classes and residence hall helped a lot though. ASU is known for being a party school but I have never had a problem with focusing especially living in Taylor Place on the Downtown Phoenix campus. Overall Downtown Phoenix is a beautiful, smaller campus and a close-knit community. There are a lot of fun activities always occurring also.

    Am learning a lot

    As a freshman, I took on 17 units which may seem like a lot of work but more than anything it was a lot of learning! I had two English professors who really helped me improve my writing so much. The professors are really experts in their fields who have a lot to teach and are very resourceful. At least two of my professors had written books in their areas of teaching. You will definitely learn something new everyday!

  • 12/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for students who are interested in experiencing a plethora of different cultures and people. The best thing about ASU is the vast amount of backgrounds that its students come from because it allows for you to learn about other cultures while making friends. Furthermore, ASU is great for students who want to be involved and have a complete college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    When joining ASU, think of it as a large family. Do not be afraid to introduce yourself to people around you in your classes. Get out there and make friends as well as attend events and your college experience will instantly be better. Also, keep in contact with your professors. It is extremely helpful when your professors know who you are because it allows you to ask them questions and get a response back promptly.

    Bang for the buck

    Though I believe college is expensive, ASU makes up for this with plenty of exciting events for students to attend with free food (though we technically paid for this), movie nights, bounce houses, and many other awesome events such as the carnival and haunted house at West for Homecoming. It is all up to the students to be involved and attend these events in order to get bang for the buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    At ASU West, I enjoy that there are no distractions since the campus is so calm, yet I can leave the dorm, catch a shuttle, and arrive in Tempe when need be. I find the students here easy to befriend and all the professors that I have had have great attitudes and enthusiasm about their subject area. It is also nice to have a short ten to fifteen minute walk to classes and the food here is pretty great.

    Am learning a lot

    Every single teacher that I have had at ASU West has been dedicated to my learning and my success. Each one makes sure to respond quickly to any questions I have sent regarding homework or large assignments and each has helped me to understand various complicated such as how to teach to a student who has a learning disability versus a student who has autism. Moreover, the classes are challenging for students, which provides a great opportunity to grow.

  • 12/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All kinds of students, even if you don't party (which I don't) it is still the perfect college for you. Unless, you are a shut in, who doesn't like really loud noises, ASU is the perfect school for you .

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate in anything and start studying when you start the new chapter. Also if you are going to party, do it responsibly, because there is a strong police presence on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    There are a lot of perks when it comes to coming to ASU and you get a lot of free stuff (especially free shirts), The books are a little overpriced, so I would definitely think about renting books. Also if you have a meal plan use it and if you don't buy your food off campus, because off campus food is a little on the expensive side. As long as you do not take psych 101 or philosophy 101, you classes will be worth the money you pay for it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have made many new friends, found a best friend, and lost a roommate. While everything hasn't been perfect, I would be lying if I didn't say that this semester has been one the most fun I have ever had. With the many events going on around campus, like the Drag Show and Ice Skating Rink, there is no way you can't find something to do that is fun and enjoyable.

    Am learning a lot

    Being a Chemistry major, I have learned two things about the first semester of your freshman year, it is either all review or totally new. If it's like is it review (usually for students who recently took Chemistry), don't get lazy and slack off, there is still a lot of work to be done and you do not want your first semester to be ruined because of laziness. If it brand new material, study early and hard. Procrastination does not work in college and it is very helpful if you actually know what is going on in the class.

  • 12/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    While I can't speak for ASU as a whole, really--there are so, so many types of people here, it's so gigantic it's overwhelming--the people I have met at Barrett... desire an intellectual challenge and learning about other viewpoints enjoy culture and making an impact on the world, in whatever area they are most passionate about have many interests and talents and I've found that almost everyone I've met here is very kind, good-humored, and witty :) for the most part, people want to be friends and enjoy each other's company above all. Snobbery, while sometimes demonstrated, is not directed toward each other, I've felt.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to Barrett early!! Competition is increasing every year and it is getting more and more difficult to get into. Visit! Eat at the dining hall, our food is delicious:) Really approach Barrett, and indeed every school you are interested in, with an open mind!! All the praise in the world from others could be worthless if you do not fall in love with the college. Listen to yourself above all, and really take into account whether or not you can see yourself building a life there. That is what is important to remember about college: this is an entire life, the starting point for adulthood, and you must be comfortable growing as a person there and having all the experiences you feel are necessary.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition has recently been raised, and Barrett housing and dining costs are extremely expensive--the highest in ASU, if I am not mistaken. ASU did give me several scholarships which put quite a dent in my expenses, but I still have money to worry about.

    Am enjoying being here

    I was always an extremely shy person in school, and was very apprehensive coming into college. I found it very easy to meet new people, however, and have made some amazing friends who I am very close to and spend time with almost every day. Barrett has so many opportunities for get-togethers and group activities, and supports its students in whatever they want to do. I was recently extremely impressed by Barrett because they paid for my and several other students tickets to the TEDxPhoenix conference, which I wouldn't have been able to attend otherwise due to the steep cost of the tickets. Thanks to the administration I was able to listen to some of the most incredible talks I have ever heard, and have since become involved in TED events on campus. I can't speak highly enough about the attention Barrett gives its students.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a student at Barrett, the Honors College, and am truly loving it. The Human Event course is a Barrett signature course that every freshman takes: there are so many amazing professors teaching it and the discussions and essays are, while nerve-wracking at first, introduce you to incredible new ideas. I have never been as consistently fascinated by anything as I am by this class! I have only just finished my first semester as a French major (and am changing it to Art History), so as for classes in the rest of the university, my opinions are based only on the introductory courses that ASU students must take to advance within their major. I have had good professors and TA's, and I am confident that my experience will only improve as I continue in the program.

  • 12/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    With ASU having such a large campus it is good for students who wish to make friends. It is also good for those who are looking for a college where things happen. There are tons of clubs with sororities and fraternities everywhere. Being in the Tempe there is never a dull moment! With mill avenue, Tempe market place, and various other venues there is plenty of things to do. ASU isn't a hard school and the classes are mostly relaxed. Don't go in nervous because everything is a lot less nerve racking then you think.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to class! This is a saying that adults tell kids all the time. I found out the hard way that this is a very true statement. Though missing a few classes won't hurt it is important to go most of the time so you learn the information that will be on exams. In many classes professors take attendance randomly to see who actually attends class. Also, try to find the cheapest books you can! They are very expensive and are used most of the time. I would recommend either getting your books a week or so before classes start(if a class has reading due on the first day) or waiting till after classes start to see if you really need all the books the professors assign. With these books do the reading! If you fall behind catch up. Don't let yourself get far behind because it will be impossible to catch up. Near exam times at the end of the semester professors like to have exams on the same day. If this happens and you haven't read the material, studying becomes extremely hard. Near finals if your grades don't seem where you want them to be, don't fret because most of the time your final grade will be higher then you think. Just study for the exams and everything should go good! My last tip would be to go out, explore, and make friends. College is a time to learn Anout yourself and grow as a person. College won't be very fun without friends to share the time with!

    Bang for the buck

    To go to a state university it is pretty much required that you will be spending a lot of money to attend. My first semester tuition was around $5,200 not including my books which were another 3 or $400. I would recommend new colleg students to always look for the cheapest books you can get! I chose to live off campus at my parents house because the living costs for living on campus were rediculous. with this there is also food plans and much more. Even though it is expensive to go to a university I find it to be worth it. Though classes are much larger then at community colleges there is a sense of community with declared majors. For the first semester you are given a cluster of classes which most people in the major are also in. This gives students the chance to meet and make friends with the people they will have classes with during their college time. The only I don't like is that you are forced to pay $1000 for one class while some classes are completely online. I don't those classes are really worth the big bucks.

    Am enjoying being here

    I do enjoy going to ASU for the most part. Because it is such a large campus with tons of Students making lots of friends because challenging sometimes. Though it is quite easy to meet people in classes around campus you don't really talk to many people. I didn't live on campus so meeting people was restricted to classes and by friends of friends. Classes vary in size and I found larger classes to be easier. Though you don't get much face time with the professor I had an easier time focusing on lectures. Most of my teachers were fun and interesting and with the campus being in the heart of Tempe there is plenty to do during free time.

    Am learning a lot

    For most of your first semester in college it is about learning how things work. It is a time when people are trying out their chosen majors to see if they will work out. For me my major classes were interesting and I learned tones! For certain Classes labs help you to get a better understanding on the subject for which it pertains. One thing I learned was that the saying of go to class is very true! Though it is very easy and more fun not to attend classes it is crucial if you want a good grade or just want to learn things.

  • 12/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    While there are SOME good deals, most things are too overpriced.

    Am enjoying being here

    There's always something going on! ASU has numerous events that are open to everyone. Not to mention everything you need is on-campus. From restaurants to campus stores.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm learning more than the basic principles of my major. The professors here really go in-depth and are almost always happy to answer any questions.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    It's a little expensive but what college isn't.

    Will enjoy being here

    I love Arizona and the heat.

    Will learn a lot

    I am very excited to become a sun devil because it's what I've always wanted to do

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students whom are focused and can manage their time and organizational skills will succeed because, as mentioned above, recreational activities are very common.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is easy to loose focus due to the high intensity of parties that you may participate in. I highly recommend that you party as hard as you study. You are paying for your education, the professors do not care if you come to class and will not hold your hand if your grade has fallen.

    Bang for the buck

    Who like paying for college? As a non-traditional student I am left to fend for myself to pay for my education. However, nothing in life is free, so I must express that the quality of knowledge you are receiving in correlation to financial payout the student is getting a deal of a lifetime. Tuition could be worse in comparison to most schools.

    Am enjoying being here

    This university has a lot of students, about 70,000. There are activities to participate in everyday and there is not one day that boredom should arise. Fellow students have a high moral and I always see my peers happy and smiling (except during finals/midterms).

    Am learning a lot

    The education I am receiving here at ASU is great. The classes that are offered here are taught by professors whom extremely knowledgable in their field of study. I highly recommend this university for any student in pursuit of a degree in liberal arts and sciences.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who want to have a good time and achieve.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get as many scholarships as you can. Watch your funds carefully and due dates. Bring drinks from your dorm; never buy them at the MU.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive. I have a scholarship, but it doesn't cover food and books so I struggle sometimes. Some things are WAY overpriced.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people I have met here are really nice and fun.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot in the classes that benefit my major, but I have to take so many required classes that don't help me that I get frustrated.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    School spirited, like large campuses, like diversity.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for a lot of scholarships early on - even before you start college. ASU has a great scholarship website. Get involved with clubs on campus, because there is a club for everyone and it makes it so much easier to make friends. ASU is a very spirited place, so attend games and school activities.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU is very pricey. I would recommend not getting your books from the bookstore, especially since it became a privatized company. They don't even sell some of the books that you need. Try places like Amazon or Barnes and Noble instead for used books. Or Chegg to rent books.

    Am enjoying being here

    ASU has a pretty great environment if you get involved and talk to other students. The staff is overall very friendly and willing to help you with your problems. I have met some of the most amazing people and professors in my time at ASU. Most of the professors are extremely passionate about their subjects and about helping students.

    Am learning a lot

    Sometimes I feel like what I'm learning will not help me in my desired field, but I have learned a great deal while at ASU. There are so many classes that are offered. And the major maps are super helpful.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are a student looking to get out of cold weather areas and to be in a large metropolitan area then this is the school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go here know that the summers are very hot, some classes are huge, and almost everyone is an entrepreneur.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition has been increasing every semester I have been here by large amounts. If you are a resident then it is a good value being a state school. From what I know the out-of-state tuition is pretty low.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is definitely a lot to do on campus and in the surrounding area if you are of age. There are a lot of interesting things to do around here and a lot of cool people to get to know.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here definitely know what they are talking about and I have been learning a lot from them.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing students

    Tips for prospective students

    Study a lot and be focus in class.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a little hard to pay if you don't have the resources.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's a nice environment to be.

    Am learning a lot

    Arizona State University is a large School. The classes are very interesting.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    good environment! good teachers!

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Laid back, easy going, ready for new experiences

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and don't hesitate to contact anyone, whether it be by email or phone.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm only one semester in and I have already learned so much!

    Am enjoying being here

    The staff and the other students are great. I've made friends very fast!

    Am learning a lot

    ASU is a great place to start off right out of high school. The setting is similar and the staff is all wonderful.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, Easy to meet new people, Self-driven

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who want to make some really good friends, yet still want to focus on doing well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Business and nursing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a lot of scholarships.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Great deal

    Am enjoying being here

    I am in the honors college, and I love it. The academic atmosphere is fantastic, and the people are great.

    Am learning a lot

    My first semester was a lot of introduction classes, so I have not had any really difficult classes yet.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always out and as a female student who attends night classes I always feel safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life? Well, I am not sure.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs it would be impossible to list them all. You also have doors open to start your own club if one is not available to meet your wishes.

    Great for these types of students

    ASU is a campus for all types of students young or old, party goers or parents.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am not too sure about unusual traditions or locations on campus but I am sure there are some to be found.

    Bang for the buck

    As a University, it is pricey to attend but worth every penny. There is a vast range of help and resources which would be very costly outside of the campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on from scavenger hunts to parties. You will never be bored on your down time.

    Food and Dining

    There are many accommodations for a wide variety of taste buds throughout the valley no matter what campus at ASU you attend.

    Dorm Life

    As an individual who has children I reside off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic plan at ASU is rigorous and valuable. I am encouraged to think outside the box and apply deep thought into the valuable material taught by my professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    A major tip for prospective students is to be sure you are diligent in your studies and stay organized.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University has helped me become a more independent thinker. I enjoy the quality of teachers and believe in my future thanks to the extraordinary staff. The challenge ASU has presented as an individual who is outgoing and determined.

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This place has a good sense of police control.

    Greek Life

    I hear some horrible stories.

    Clubs and Activities

    This place is very diverse with all of it's clubs. Just not enough language clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Every type of student. It's the least expensive for strongly academic students who may not have a lot of money to spend on education, and is perfect for the typical party student.

    Bang for the buck

    I think all colleges are too expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Going to Mill ave. That is the hot spot for clubs, venues, restaurants and large crowds of young people.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is good. I only wish that there were more healthy choices here at cheaper prices.

    Dorm Life

    The people here seem to like it. I don't live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    This school definitely has academic motivation, but just as much as any other colleges, distractions do occur. Maybe a little more here than in other schools; this is ASU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time wisely, stay on top of all assignments, meet as many people as possible and you will be able to make a very enriched networking of friends.

    In three sentences

    ASU is a great place for academic opportunity. It's easy to get accepted here, and the education offered here is just as good as any high society college. It's not the college that makes the student, it's the student that makes the college.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is really good. There are people all over each campus willing to help students find there way to all different places. There is even the ASU police who are willing to help you in anyway and people can call them if they need an escort somewhere or are in any trouble.

    Greek Life

    There is greek life all around ASU. The Greek life has even spread to other campuses like the downtown campus. It is mostly centered on the Tempe campus but that is easy to get to with the ASU shuttle and the light rail.

    Clubs and Activities

    ASU has a variety of clubs and activities. A lot of the clubs are on facebook and even the ASU website so it is easy for someone to find something that they are interested in.

    Great for these types of students

    The downtown campus at ASU is great for people who like easy access to things. There is a light rail which makes it easy to get to other places and even other campuses. All the class buildings are close to the dorm building so getting to class is relatively easy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual location on campus is the civic space park across from the downtown campus and the place in between the dorm building and the school buildings called taylor mall. A lot of activities and events happen there. Those are also fun places to walk through or chill with people.

    Bang for the buck

    It can be expensive to go here from out of state. They are willing to help you with expenses if you talk to them. They offer good deals for renting textbooks which is cheaper than buying them a lot of the time.

    What to do for fun

    They have a lot of clubs and activities that fit a lot of different interests. Downtown there are some museums and a movie theater that can be fun to explore. On friday nights sometimes they play movies in the park.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of food options around. A lot of them on the tempe campus take what is called Maroon and Gold dollars. There is always something different being served at certain stations in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is nice. You meet a lot of people by living in the dorms. Classes are close in access when living in the dorms depending on what campus you live on.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on how many credits one takes the workload is relatively manageable. They offer a lot of resources to help you in a variety of classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit before you decide because it might not be a right fit for you. If you know what major you want you might be on a specific campus so look around. It is relatively easy to find something to get involved in here.

    In three sentences

    They are willing to work with you for a variety of reasons. They offer a lot of interesting majors. They provide you with a lot of what you need for school and after school.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Make friends and experience everything that the college life offers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be productive and keep up on your school work. Get involved and meet new people.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a challenging and fun experience. You will meet some of the most influential people while earning an incredible education. This school offers you so much more than you could ever expect.

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    if you like to have fun but also plan on getting good academic nourishment and lots of networking connections, asu is the place to be.

    What to do for fun

    so many places on and around campus to hang out. always parties or things to do on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    dining hall food isn't terrible but it does get very repetitive. there are dozens of restaurants and places to eat on campus that give you a variety of options everyday.

    Dorm Life

    living in the dorms is by far the best part of arizona state. so many new faces and tons of new people to meet.

    Academic Rigor

    asu has the largest classes and lectures out of any university so the courses tend to be over simplified.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay focused, do your homework, and save fun for the weekends. mon - fri needs to be pure school time, nothing else.

    In three sentences

    arizona state university is the most fun and exciting place to attend school. with so many people attending, i meet new people everyday and my opportunities grow by the minute. i love studying here.

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    security patrols regularly, and i feel safe and at home here.

    What to do for fun

    there are plenty of movie theaters, shopping malls, and artistic venues in the area, along with bringing along whatever you usually do for fun. that's in addition to some on-campus events held regularly.

    Food and Dining

    a wide variety of dining options available for any taste or craving.

    Dorm Life

    there have been a few incidents in housing that were unpleasant, but living on campus is mostly quite fun.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes may lag here and there, but for the most part, you will hardly run out of things to do inside and outside of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    check with your adviser often, search for as much aid as possible, and just remember to savor the college experience.

    In three sentences

    it's a great, engaging university for students willing to go hands-on in their learning. the course is filled with content but you have plenty of resources to help you along the way. on top of everything else, it's in a great environment.

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus alerts can be signed up to your phone with text messaging, or even on twitter!

    Greek Life

    tempe is filled with greek life, and polytechnic campus is beginning their own as well!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    all freshman get a chance to climb tempe mountain to re-paint the a!

    What to do for fun

    you can hang out at the union with some friends, or in the game rooms in multiple locations on different campuses. events are held every week from different clubs, so you can find yourself playing all sorts intramural sports, or going to hang out and watch a movie event or catch up on some ultimate frisbee! you can even catch a special event and go snowboarding in flagstaff for a steal, or go indoor rock climbing for a dirt cheap price as well!

    Tips for prospective students

    don't let the high acceptance rate scare you away. the reason is because we are constantly expanding! there are four campuses, and each are designated for specific majors, making the learning all the better! work hard and make sure you test decently on your sat's or act's

    In three sentences

    being a sun devil has been one of the greatest experiences in my life. i love the school so much due to it's wonderful community and the integration of new students into the community, as well as the great atmosphere to both learn and socialize any day of the week! i would recommend coming to asu for any student!

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    near the mu, there are always club tables set up just begging for you to join.

    Bang for the buck

    the tuition is not ridiculous, and there are so many state scholarships that apply there.

    What to do for fun

    it seems there is always something going on at gammage, there are games at the arena. clubs and dorms have activities going on all the time, and there is an outdoor mall within biking distance. mill avenue also has cool little shops and a theater.

    Food and Dining

    there are too many fast food places, and the little market there is pretty expensive. there are many healthy options there as well, such as fruit cups and juice. there is nothing substantial for vegans. i usually cart my own food in and buy fruit or sushi.

    Dorm Life

    people are all around you and are friendly. the facilities are kept fairly clean, and maintenance is quick to help you with issues.

    Academic Rigor

    you work as hard as you want to. it is pretty easy to drop the ball, so do not go to college till you are ready!

    Tips for prospective students

    talk to your counselors and really think about what you want to do before you take the time to sign up for classes.

    In three sentences

    asu is a bustling school full of opportunity. the teachers are fun and dorms are mostly nice. there is always something to do and it is easy to be prideful of this place.

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    good system for safety warnings, but easily can be broken and by passed.

    Greek Life

    it's there.

    Clubs and Activities

    they are there, whether you take part in them or not is up to you.

    Great for these types of students

    a great place for the student who loves the heat, tanning or taking it easy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    a mountain, even though not on campus is an interesting spot, as well as the secret garden, bunker turned classrooms.

    Bang for the buck

    there is more to be desired of a school that charges so much for things not of that caliber.

    What to do for fun

    for fun, there is events going on put up by the student council and housing council, but the fun is off campus not on.

    Food and Dining

    the selection is poor, and what is there is bad, or overpriced and in most cases it will be both.

    Dorm Life

    overrated, too much money going into something that is not the greatest and could be easily better off campus as well as more economical.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are for the most part as hard as you make it. most professors want you to pass and will be easy, but if you procrastinate or not take it seriously you will fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    bring a long board or bike to get between classes, but expect crowds.

    In three sentences

    is a large busy campus. plenty to do on and off campus. it ishot most of the time.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus is safe. just don't walk alone at night or do anything to draw unnecessary attention to yourself. it's safe, but you have to be smart too. it's no different than any other big city or campus.

    Greek Life

    greek life is pretty big. do you need to be in a sorority or frat to fit in? absolutely not. there is so many other things you can become involved in. but yes, greek life is definitely fun and something to check out/be apart of!

    Clubs and Activities

    pretty much every sport known to mankind is provided to students here. that goes for activities too. they even have a quidditch team!

    Great for these types of students

    this is a school for individuals who are comfortable with meeting new people and love to be social. unfortunately the quiet ones don't have as much fun. (it's a huge campus so it's easy to be forgotten! go out there and make yourself known! people want to meet you!)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are a few i am not entirely familiar with during homecoming week, but i'm sure you can look that up. the asu undie run is one of the best events at the school.

    Bang for the buck

    absolutely. i wouldn't transfer for anything. this school has been life-changing.

    What to do for fun

    there's so much to do for fun! from joining a sorority to becoming a member of asu's academic insight bowl, there's something for everyone. not to mention, the parties on and off campus are super fun!

    Food and Dining

    the food is pretty good! there's lots of fast food restaurants all over the main campus (tempe) and the mu (memorial union) provides students with plenty of healthy/good tasting options as well.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is extremely fun on the tempe campus. as for the other campuses, not so much. definitely try to live in a tempe dorm your first year if you can!

    Academic Rigor

    depending on the major, the academic rigor varies. i'm enrolled in the cronkite school as a journalism major and the curriculum is very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    become involved in whatever social organizations the school has to offer. you meet more people who become life-long friends and can help you get ahead after college.

    In three sentences

    arizona state university provides students a chance to excel with exceptional professors/classes, intuitive curricula and efficient resources. the school's social organizations and sports teams allow students to break out of their shells to become involved in a close-knit community. additionally, asu's advisers and career service experts help you achieve your post-college goals.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    i absolutely love greek life! it honestly saved my life last year and i cannot picture what i would be doing without my sorority sisters. i am so thankful for them and they have changed my life. i think everyone should give greek life a try.

    What to do for fun

    i love hanging out with my sorority sisters when i have spare time! they are all so much fun and know how to really make me laugh! i don't know where i would be without them

    Food and Dining

    dining on campus is okay. i ve only eaten at a few of the restaurants on campus. overall think they should establish more healthier options rather than just fast food.

    Dorm Life

    i love dorm life! you meet so many cool people from different places! even meeting people from arizona that you never knew is very fun!

    Academic Rigor

    i feel very challenged here at asu. i have found what study habits work and which ones do not. i ve learned that college is a whole different ball game compared to high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would say get your book before your classes start! try and live on campus because parking is a nightmare and very expensive. most importantly, remember you are here to go to school and not to party.

    In three sentences

    i love arizona state! it is my dream school! i am currently in a sorority on campus and i live on campus in the dorms. it is a beautiful campus!

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i feel unbelievably safe on campus, so many of my friends who don't go to asu make jokes about getting abducted, but in reality asu makes sure that we are safe. security patrols at all hours, escorts will take you anywhere on campus after 8pm, and people look out for people. while going to parties may be a little unsafe for a young woman alone, however it is very uncommon for shady people to take advantage of others at asu.

    Greek Life

    greek life at asu is taken pretty seriously. the sororities and fraternities take their initiation to the next level, in order to only get the future greeks who truly want to be a part of the group. there are various academic fraternities and sororities focuse on working together to get through their classes and grow in their major.

    Clubs and Activities

    every other day there is activities going on, whether it is famous bands coming from their tour, or student created bands that play next to your dorms. we have an unbelievable amount of clubs and groups that want more members. as you walk to class, it is common to find clubs sitting at their booths, men and women tight rope walking, and sun glass huts selling you their merchandise.

    Great for these types of students

    asu is great for the sociable and charismatic individuals who want to have fun and meet new people. if you are very much into greek life, and would take it seriously, asu is the place for you. it also has harder classes that will test you, so it does have academic prowess.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is the secret garden, which is a pretty meeting area, where most can enjoy eachothers company. we have the tempe marketplace where we can watch movies, shop, or eat outside of campus. lastly, we have mill avenue, where there is great dining, and small shops, although it is mainly meant for those who are over 21, it still is fun to walk.

    Bang for the buck

    overall, i'm glad i came to asu, because it is close and very down to earth. like i said i saw myself reaching higher, when it came to universities, and this was my backup plan. however, i am proud to call myself a sun devil, no matter how biased i am to public universities.

    What to do for fun

    there are various things to do at asu such as; hang out with new friends in your dorm, go to sports, or join clubs. i think that, that is the best way to have fun on campus. meet new people, and put yourself out there, because there is so much to do.

    Food and Dining

    this is my favorite portion of asu. they have a wide variety of foods, that can keep you guess, and healthy. i love that i can walk thirty seconds to eat chic fa le, or subway.

    Dorm Life

    personally, i got lucky. my roommate is great, however being in a dorm humbles you. you meet so many new people, good or bad, and you learn how to deal with them in a mature manner.

    Academic Rigor

    for me, asu is very easy. i was in the extremely accelerated academic classes in my highschool, so a lot of the curriculum here is very easy to me. i was well prepared, and understand the workload.

    Tips for prospective students

    no procrastinating, that is your worst enemy. you will find that homework goes from zero to sixty instantly. one day you will have no homework then you will be assigned very stressful assignments and exams due all at the same time.

    In three sentences

    arizona state university, is a very well rounded school, with interesting students, teachers, and other faculty members. i feel safe on campus, and love the accomodations that the campus offers. i would overrall rate this school a 7 out of 10, mostly i always dreamed to go to a top school in the nation, however this was my back up plan so i am a little biased.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    can't wait to go to asu and start my degree, most of my family has attended asu and i don't see why it shouldn't be the right school for me. they have great programs and i'm glad i decided to attend. go sun devils!!!!!!

  • 02/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i felt safe at all times.

    Greek Life

    did not join a sorority. it was too expensive for me.

    Clubs and Activities

    the are all great, depending on what kind of of person you are and what interests you.

    Great for these types of students

    ambitious students will succeed. easily distracted students will most likely not make it through.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are so many. every day brings about a new event.

    What to do for fun

    be yourself. go walk around campus, you'll meet random people and find activities on every corner.

    Food and Dining

    some places where bad, others good. food is expensive.

    Dorm Life

    it depends who you get as your roommate. it wasn't so nice for me. bad experience.

    Academic Rigor

    good instructors.

    Tips for prospective students

    try your best. don't get carried away.

    In three sentences

    asu is challenging. you just have to try your best. enjoy what it had to offer.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    the student union have many vendors such has papa john's, burger king, taco bell and many more. the food are affordable. and the dining areas are very warm.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm are great. they just built and remodel all the dorm. and the living condition are very good.

    Academic Rigor

    make sure you go to all your classes and take notes. take advantage of the tutoring center. partner up with two or three fellow classmate.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you send you application on time and have you fafsa filled early. participate in a clubs, it will make you college experience more pleasurable. make plan to spend the first two years in the dorms.

    In three sentences

    arizona state university is a very diverse university with students and faculty from all over the world. they have online campus and four in class campus. they offer great education at an affordable price.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    there are millions of clubs and activities do to.

    Bang for the buck

    it is the most expensive az university.

    What to do for fun

    work out, tour, cruise around town. rec halls.

    Food and Dining

    i've toured the campus and i work part time real close by and the food is amazing. such variety of places to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    hear its the best and best idea for incoming freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    i hear countless times that asu can be either a bit relaxed and stressful.

    Tips for prospective students

    i recommend looking for and finishing scholarship, grants, and finacial aid as quick as possible. also take time to actually learn about what you're going to study.

    In three sentences

    helpful. it has given me everything i've needed to feel welcome and comfortable.

  • 02/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe dispute the rumors of it not being as safe.

    Bang for the buck

    pretty good in state tuition cost

    Food and Dining

    the ffod is fast food and any food that is of quality is horribly overpriced. just bring a lunch.

    Dorm Life

    i dont live on campus but i hear they are nice.

    Academic Rigor

    just keep your head in the game and your good.

    Tips for prospective students

    find an out of the way place to study as there is a lot of foot traffic and you will be interrupted many times if you are in a study area or common area.

    In three sentences

    the best of the three arizona universities. very large campus allows you to be sociable. very knowledgeable professors and grad teachers.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    plenty of them

    What to do for fun

    depends on what type of lifestyle you want to live. you tend to migrate to those people who hold your standards. ask yourself what are my standards, where will these standards lead me, and is that where i want to go. if others are following you where will they end up?

    Food and Dining

    there is plenty of food at the mu and around the outskirts of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    i do not stay in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    the academic rigor at asu has increased.

    Tips for prospective students

    get lots of scholarships.

    In three sentences

    asu is striving hard to create an environment of entrepreneurs. their tuition has gone up tremendously.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    a lot to do around and with your dorms community.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply for asu, you will enjoy this experience.

    In three sentences

    asu has amazing buildings. the faculty is always taking care of your needs. you are very important always to your teachers and they take care about your grade.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    there are plenty of sororities and fraternities to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    this school is good for business students and no one else.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the school holds an annual undie run in which students run around in their underwear.

    Bang for the buck

    out of state students are overpaying for what they get. i am seriously considering transferring back to a san diego school.

    What to do for fun

    unless you have a car, there isn't much to do for fun at or around the tempe campus. i'm not sure what the other three campuses are like.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would encourage other students to carefully weigh out their options. arizona state university should be a last resort.

    In three sentences

    arizona state university is an over crowded school with sub-par professors. often times, those professors do no speak english very well, which makes it hard to learn during lectures. the dorm life is just as bad, because the school overcharges for services that don't work well.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    i'm currently in alpha gamma delta at asu and the greek life experience is amzing. agd has helped me become more involved with the community through volunteering and fundraising. and as an out of state student this oppertunity really allowed me to meet amazing girls that have all been very resourceful and welcoming.

    Bang for the buck

    you really do get what you pay for, especially when it comes to living on campus.

    What to do for fun

    there is always something going on at asu. be aware of events, clubs, and even banners. all of these resources can help you have fun, meet people, and expand your horizons.

    Food and Dining

    asu offers great meal plans, m&g dollars, and sun dollars all used to purchase food and dining. there is a wide selection of choices which is great. the dining hall at the barrett honors college is my favorite.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are a great way to meet new people and become more familiar with campus life, although, be sure you can find a place and time to study. know where study resources are and be aware of staying focussed on school.

    Academic Rigor

    depending on your major, classes can really range from pretty simple to very difficult. it's all about prioritizing and being aware of what needs to get done. organizing your responsibilities is a great trait to learn for the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved. when you get involved with the school, the community, and clubs you are setting yourself up to open more doors. getting involved really allowed me to connect with people with similar interests and learn more about those interests.

    In three sentences

    asu has been a great experience to grow academically, emotionally, and mentally. i have met great people and found great oppertunities here. i am finally on my way to becoming the person that i have always wanted to be, thanks to asu.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    one of the ways to have fun is to go to sporting events.

    Food and Dining

    food and dining are not available at my location.

    Dorm Life

    never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are easy and some are hard, but if you don't show up to class you are setting yourself up for failure.

    Tips for prospective students

    take ownership of your education by being aware what you need to do to complete your program. use your instructor's office hours even if it is just once to introduce yourself. don't wait until the end of the semester to talk to your instructor if you are having trouble in class. join and actively participate in one student organization.

  • 02/24/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    ice hockey games

    Tips for prospective students

    study!

    In three sentences

    this school is fantastic! trust me, everything about this school is simply wonderful.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    salt lake tubing and tempe lake bike riding.

    Food and Dining

    i never ate at dorm cafeteria but there are many local food joints to satisfy all tastes.

    Dorm Life

    facilities seems a bit old and building looks very industrial from the outside but plenty of outside activity in terms of sports and events.

    Academic Rigor

    at asu, teaching staff will always try to set a higher standard for education through assigning many projects, team presentations and home assignments. higher grades can be achieved with ease with completion of class assignements.

    Tips for prospective students

    summer here is arizona is very hot but you are ok as long as you are in one of school's building. there will be more homework here than other 4 year colleges - i am a transferred student from uw -madison. i have a ton more homework here than in uw.

    In three sentences

    asu is situated at the heart of phoenix, arizona metropolitan area where the climates is great all year around. the school offers many classes to choose from and ensures students that they are learning from the very best teaching staffs. the school provides stat of art up to date technology for very efficent learning from distance also.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    asu has a lot of clubs and events going on. there is always something to do that is fun.

    Food and Dining

    the food is pretty good.

    Academic Rigor

    the academics of arizona state university are very prestigious. they require that students maintain a fairly high gpa each year to be eligible for the following year. it is impressive how much value that arizona state university puts on education.

    In three sentences

    arizona state university is a very professional university. it has a lot of classes that meet schedules, teachers that are willing to go above and beyond to help, and an affordable tuition rate. i am proud that i attend arizona state university.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus system will text you if anything happens regarding the police or fire department, even if it's relatively minor.

    Greek Life

    if you're into it, you'll be happy. if not, you'll be happy.

    Clubs and Activities

    there's passport to asu at the beginning of the year. go to it and see all of the clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    it's great for any student because there are so many people that you will most certainly find other people that you want to hang out with.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    paint A mountain--climb the mountain and paint the a white. lame description, i know, but it's much more fun with friends.

    Bang for the buck

    tuition is on the low end if you look at other school's prices nationally. college is expensive. arizona legislature is trying to pass a bill that mandates that every student pay $2000 out of pocket with no chance of using scholarship money awarded by asu or its affilates, so be very aware of this if you need financial assistance. it hasn't passed yet, but when you read this, go to google and see if it passed or not, and proceed from there.

    What to do for fun

    go to tempe marketplace, eat at a nearby restaurant, go to mill ave., dave & busters, watch a movie, football games, picnic in the grass, video games, anythig you want to do really.

    Food and Dining

    honors cafeteria is good, and so is pitchforks. there is a meal exchange thing that you should definitely take advantage of, and is a life saver if you happen to be getting bored of cafeteria food (but it's not bad at all, don't worry).

    Dorm Life

    i only have experience in the honors college dorms, and it really depends on what group you are in. most honors dorms are quite calm, but non-honors dorms are rowdier. either way, dorms are a great way to make new friends, and be startled awake by a drunk who pulls the fire alarm in the middle of the night. good times :)

    Academic Rigor

    if you are smarty pants mcgee, enroll in barretts, the honors college and you will not be disappointed with rigor. You choose your own classes, so you can make it fairly easy, or have a schedule that will leave you with little time for social life.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply for scholarships! seriously! clear out an weekend and force yourself to write an essay, then you'll be able to modify that essay to fit other scholarship applications. trust me, you won't regret it when the tuition deadline comes around each year. buy a bike or longboard and learn to use them before you are in a crowd of people. (emphasis on before)

    In three sentences

    a great university to attend, especially if you are planning on being a part of the honors college, business school, or stem field. don't be deterred by its large size; the fact that there are more students just allows you to meet even more people and make more friends. and just for fun, there are always giveaways, free dutch bros. coffee, t-shirts, free concerts, and fun activities galore.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    greek life is really big here it makes the campus feel a lot smaller seeing so many people you know. the only thing is we don't have a frat row anymore :(

    Clubs and Activities

    there are over like 500 clubs. there is a club for every thing and everyone. there is a club where you eat chocolate and talk about chocolate, like come on !!!

    Great for these types of students

    people who like to keep occupied there is so much to do on and around campus. very outgoing people also.

    What to do for fun

    everything. the world is yours here. meet people, step out of your comfort zone and you will have the time of your life.

    Food and Dining

    there are numerous places to eat on campus. the memorial union has many different options, you will find something.

    Dorm Life

    apply to live in hassyampa academic village your freshman year, they look like hotels and the rooms are pretty big.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit! once you get here and see how beautiful this campus is you will never want to leave.

    In three sentences

    it is a huge school with so many opportunities. every opportunity is out there for you, you just have to take the time to take these resources and use them to your help. this is a great school for someone looking to succeed in the future especially someone with a clear goal of what they want in life.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    join clubs, go to sports games, anything you want!

    Food and Dining

    they provide various options ranging from burgers and pizza to healthy salads and soups. they have almost everything.

    Dorm Life

    depending on which hall your are given, you will either love it or hate it.

    Academic Rigor

    they will make sure you stay on track. they will also work with you if you need to get back on track.

    Tips for prospective students

    definitely consider attending arizona state university, it will provide great opportunities and you will meet friendly people that are more than willing to help you.

    In three sentences

    it's a great school that provides thousands of opportunitites. it is a school that does not judge, it will accept nearly anyone, but only keep the students that show they want to stay and succeed. teachers and staff will work with you to make sure you are successful and happy, and that is very rare in other schools.

  • 03/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    safe environment to be in always. asu works very hard to maintain their standards of safety.

    Greek Life

    frats and sororities are very active, and know how to have fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are plenty of clubs and organizations to choose from and be a part of.

    Great for these types of students

    it's a great environment for anyone that's willing to work hard, and take advantage of the opportunities before them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the secret garden is located on the main campus in tempe. a small quiet area to read, picnic, study, and hang with your peers.

    Bang for the buck

    college is what you make it. if you take advantage of the opportunities and fun that's going on around you, then you're going to really have a great time. otherwise, it's pointless.

    What to do for fun

    there is always something to do at arizona state university. it really is the university that never sleeps. tempe marketplace, mill ave, tempe beach park, various sporting events and festivals. you're surrounded by a fun-filled environment.

    Food and Dining

    you have a variety of dishes to choose from. never bland.

    Dorm Life

    you meet a variety of different people who often share common interests.

    Academic Rigor

    it is as hard as you make it to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    work hard. never quit. keep your head up, and stay focused.

    In three sentences

    anything is made possible at arizona state university. it is a great environment to be in, differs from that of other universities. it is very diverse and the opportunities are endless.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    if you have a cell phone you get notifications immediately if there are any problems or threats at school. it's great.

    Clubs and Activities

    so many clubs and activities to pick from that's available.

    What to do for fun

    i participate in ultimate frisbee, softball, ride my bike, long board to classes and hang with my friends. it's never boring there's so much to see and do.

    Food and Dining

    great food at the dining halls, variety all over and choices are unlimited.

    Dorm Life

    depending on your major you can live on campus or find an apartment close to school that fits your needs.

    Academic Rigor

    you have a wide variety and choices of academics. if you're a good student and are committed to education the barrett honors school is the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    come and visit to see what asu has to offer and see that it's a great school.

    In three sentences

    this is a great school with so many opportunities. meeting students from all over the world is so much fun. i love the school, city, weather and ease of getting started with my life.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    there are a long amount of clubs that asu offers all types for all types people.

    Food and Dining

    asu is surrounded by great restaurants and diners where your buck can be stretched to maximum.

    Dorm Life

    living at the dorm is an adventure, and adventure have their ups and downs.

    Academic Rigor

    asu may accept a good amount of people, but that certainly doesn't mean everyone graduates. if you don't give it your all then it's going to be difficult. learn to balance your school time and you will do wonderfully.

    Tips for prospective students

    learn to balance your time between school, studying and your social life!

    In three sentences

    the campus of arizona state university is beautiful and i'm very eager to attended this coming fall as a freshman. my sister will graduate from asu this year and has spoke nothing but positive things about this establishment. i'm happy to have been accepted and even more thrilled that i am going live on campus.

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some of the buildings are very unique. Every area has it's own interesting characteristics.

    What to do for fun

    On the ASU campus, there is more to do than anywhere I've ever been. Every night seems to have a new event taking place in Gammage or in the ASU Memorial Union.

    Food and Dining

    There is a huge assortment of dining areas around campus ranging from grocery type stores to fast food places.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home. I've heard mixed reviews.

    Academic Rigor

    Being one of the top schools in engineering, the classes get quite challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check out your professors. The right instructor can make all the difference.

    In three sentences

    ASU is one of the best engineering schools in the country. I find i am challenged everyday. I am truly lucky to have this opportunity.

  • 03/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    First Fridays is an art walk in Phoenix that a lot of people visit. Vista and the Vue are popular party places.

    Food and Dining

    Again, Barrett food (like most Barrett accommodations) is pretty great in comparison with the regular dining halls but if you get a meal plan with mostly M&G you won't have to deal with the dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    Barrett has amazing dorms however I cannot say the same for the regular ASU campus. I would suggest touring.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the Barrett Honors college and the Human Event probably doubles my workload in comparison to a regular ASU student. However the community and living arrangements make it worth while.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't feel as though ASU is not a viable option for college just because it might be instate. Visit! it might surprise you! Pay special attention to whatever program you want to go into and ask questions.

    In three sentences

    Initially I had not considered ASU seriously as an option for college because it was instate but after being here for almost a year I am really happy about my decision. The design program is amazing, there are experienced professionals as teachers who are still practicing and the area is college friendly.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great. Lots of lights, small enough that the campus security can get there quickly. You can be picked up at night to be driven to dorm or class if don't want to walk.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything and everything you could possibly imagine. With over 50000 students, you can imagine.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Painting the A sounded awesome! Can't wait to protect the A!

    Food and Dining

    I love food, and they had everything I could want... including two starbucks!

    Dorm Life

    No idea. Wish they had more dorms for sophmores and upperclassmen.

    Academic Rigor

    Seemed like it had good academics and great professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus, and make sure you can stand the heat.

    In three sentences

    Awesome campus, great people, and no humidity!

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Some of the security guards are okay, some are not.

    Greek Life

    Meh.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a lot of them.

    Great for these types of students

    White

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I wouldn't know.

    Bang for the buck

    For what you pay in tuition, books, fees and such, you should be getting more.

    What to do for fun

    PAB had great events and activities scheduled. The sporting events are fun. First Fridays are a blast.

    Food and Dining

    Could be more carb conscious on the Tempe campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Average

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask a lot of questions if you're thinking about ASU. Make sure the answers are clear to you. Keep the communication between you, your adviser and your professors open, it helps. More adjunct professors are coming in who only want a paycheck, your problems, grades and future are not their concern.

    In three sentences

    ASU is overall a great institution, but when it comes to non-traditional students, they drop the ball on a growing part of their student population. ASU only caters to it's traditional students and diversity is only a word they use, but not actually practice. ASU should stop running it's college like a business and keeps tuition/costs down.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are safety escorts everywhere and blue light emergency stations incase you don't feel safe an need an escort to come pick you up. The campus is one of the safest in the nation.

    Greek Life

    If Greek Life is for you then rush, but if you're not sure wait a semester and then decide, it's very expensive but you'll form an infinite bond with your sisters/brothers if you participate in Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's over 800 clubs and activities to join. Every club you could ever think of and more plus if there isn't one that interests you, you can form your own one. Go to the club fair at the beginning of the semester and find the one that's right for you.

    Great for these types of students

    Fun, outgoing students will fit in great here. If you had a bad experience in high school and want to start over as a New You, you'll also fit in just fine because thats what the majority of students here come for. A Fresh Start.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year at the freshman welcome all students are welcome to go White Wash the A on A Mountain, it's a tradition that symbolizes a new year and new experiences. Attend all the big football games, you won't regret it.

    Bang for the buck

    The way the school is run needs to be worked on. You can't register for classes until you finish the prerequisite which is frustrating but get help from your advisors. Also, you can't register for classes until your semester is paid so keep that in mind.

    What to do for fun

    The Residential Halls always have something planed so there is always something to do on campus also Tempe Marketplace (an outside mall) is close as well, it's biking distance. Never the less you'll never run out of things to do at ASU.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat on and around campus all within walking distance from your dorm. The dining halls are decent, Barrett is the best. Get all M&G for your meal plan because then you can go anywhere on campus not just the dinging .

    Dorm Life

    Hassayampa, Palo Verde, and San Paolo are the best dorms to live in. If you're an honors student apply to Barrett Honors College, it's a bit more expensive but you'll get your moneys worth. The place is like Hogwarts and Naria combined.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends what your major is and what teachers you have. ratemyprofessor.com is key while looking for teachers but the classes are usually not to rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with your advisors on a regular basis and get as many scholarships as possible during the application process, it will be expensive. But on that same not for the most part you're money will be well spent.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State Univeristy is the perfect paradise while attending school. The people, the weather, and the atmosphere are captivating, welcoming, and there's never a dull moment. It's the closest thing to a beach school but without the beach. California style

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Good campus patrol

    Greek Life

    Limited. No more houses on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Several clubs and social organizations.

    Food and Dining

    Depending where one lives, access to campus dinning area may be a long walk.

    Dorm Life

    Good social life in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    No intense, but can fall behind quick

    Tips for prospective students

    Get Housing as early as possible. No need for vehicle as parking is expensive.

    In three sentences

    Great Student Life. Many sources for help and out of class support.

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is excellent campus safety at Arizona State University. There are many security guards on campus at late hours, there is a safety escort service, and all dorms have gates that are locked once it gets late. There are also always lights on around the school to assure that no one is walking in the dark. It is nice to feel safe in all parts of my campus no matter what hour.

    Greek Life

    I did not join a sorority this year. I have seen people around school in them and they seem like a lot of fun though. They are also a good way to get to know other students.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs on campus. For art students like myself, there are many more than I even expected. There are ones for every art major such as: drawing, painting, ceramics, fibers, and so many more.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for art students. There are so many different types of art and ASU has programs and classes for each of them. ASU has everything from drawing, painting, fibers, graphic design, digital culture, music majors, and so many more. There are many classes whether is may be for beginners, upper division students, or graduate students. Every Tuesday there are gallery openings and the ASU art museum is very close by. There are even art clubs. No matter what, it is a very art friendly school to go to.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One big tradition at the beginning of the year is White Washing the A. At the beginning of the year a group of students climbs up A Mountain to paint it white for the new school year. It is a fun thing to do and a way to share your school spirit.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun in Tempe that I never seem to be bored. Within walking distance there is Mill Avenue with many restaurants, bars, and places to shop.

    Food and Dining

    There are many food choices on campus and I am thankful for that. I am never bored. Not only is there a dining hall, but there are also brand name places to eat all in one area. There is everything from Extreme Pita, Papa John's, Taco Bell, to Jamba Juice and Subway. There are also many other good places to eat off campus that are very close by.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun but sometimes it can be frustrating. The dorms are very small, the walls are very thin, and there is a community bathroom for the floor. I very rarely have privacy because my roommate is there most of the time with other people, and the bathroom is shared by everyone on the floor. Sometimes it isn't very clean and it is inconvenient.

    Academic Rigor

    I think the school rules are just right. Unlike high school, you have a lot of freedom which is a breath of fresh air in my opinion. There are basic rules such as no drinking, use of marijuana or other drugs on campus, as well as academic dishonesty and plagiarism.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip for future students would be to begin ASU with a positive attitude and be open to different opportunities. When I first began college, I wasn't excited at all. I wasn't looking forward to started a huge new school with people I didn't know and I was very nervous about it. After only a few weeks, I realized how much I was enjoying myself. There was so much to do and so many people I got along well with. New students shouldn't be close-minded because they'll miss out on what college has to offer.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is an overall great school. There is so much to do on campus and off campus. Not only do I enjoy the activities, but I am enjoying my classes based on my major.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus. There is always someone around to help, often a campus officer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    All of the spirit events are a lot of fun! Football season was the best time of the year, by far.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out of state student, everything is too expensive. The dorms are definitely not worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do in phoenix and tempe. Tempe is definitely a lot more fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food tastes good, but after an entire year of eating it, it gets old.

    Dorm Life

    At the downtown campus dorm life is pretty boing. It is a small community with not very much to do. However, it is a beautiful place to life.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are just challenging enough to keep you engaged, but not so difficulty that they seem impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important thing to do is be outgoing and get involved. This will give you the connections you need to get through all of college, and your entire life.

    In three sentences

    ASU is a wonderful place that has energetic students, and staff. I love that everything about the school is sunny; the weather, energy, and atmosphere are all positive and delightful. I love my school, and never want to leave.

  • 04/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I don't live on campus...

    Greek Life

    I don't live on campus or in Phoenix where the main campus is.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not too many at the Tucson Component.

    Great for these types of students

    Because the classes only meet once a week, it is great for stay at home moms, or working students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't live on campus

    Bang for the buck

    The traditional classes are worth the money, but not the on-line classes. However, I think ASU is working on that.

    What to do for fun

    Again, I don't live in Phoenix, but Tucson has some great places to see and do. They have excellent parks, lots of restaurants, museums and bike paths.

    Food and Dining

    I live in Tucson, not Phoenix, eat mostly at home

    Dorm Life

    I live at home

    Academic Rigor

    Traditional classes are great, but the on-line classes so far, not so good

    Tips for prospective students

    If at all possible, don't take too many on-line classes. ASU has had some difficulty in this area. The school of social work is really a good place if that is your field of interest.

    In three sentences

    The Tucson component of Social Work, has great classroom teachers. They definitely need to rethink some of their on-line classes or the teachers that are teaching them. Overall I feel I'm getting a great education from ASU

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs, however, you have to hunt them down yourself!

    What to do for fun

    Tempe has many venues to visit and they are all relatively close!

    Tips for prospective students

    *Make sure to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible, because they have a limited pool of money. Expect the lower division courses to be filled. This becomes less prevalent as you progress through the years. Sign up for classes as soon as possible!

    In three sentences

    The classroom environment can be overwhelming due to the size of the school, but is still able to deliver a decent education to their students. Unfortunately, they are understaffed. Most of the teachers genuinely care about the quality of your education.

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ASU security is ever-present, and has Giant posts every 20 feet with emergency buttons that automatically call ambulances, police officers, and fire trucks.

    Greek Life

    President Crow has basically closed down all the Greek Houses and tries to really limit Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are quidditch clubs, intramural sports, the mustache society, feminism groups, Jews for Jesus, ASJews, Equal Rights for Men groups, Slack Line club, Snowboarding club, College Republicans, College Democrats, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Business students, engineers, pre-law, pre-med, political science, foreign languages, global studies, math, literature, etc. Great for students who enjoy the sun and want to do homework poolside.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    1. Whitewashing the A 2. The Secret Garden 3. Great rivalry with U of A, Dual in the Desert

    Bang for the buck

    ASU is one of the cheapest in-state schools in the country and has excellent programs.

    What to do for fun

    1. Hike A mountain 2. Hookah bars 3. Clubs (mustache society, college republicans & democrats, outdoor rec, slack line club, etc) 4. ASU has hosted Daniel Tosh, The All-American Rejects, Demetri Martin, and Lupe Fiasco, all for free this year.

    Food and Dining

    ASU has two mini grocery stores, dining halls, fast food, kosher options, vegan, vegetarian, and ethnic foods. I looove ASU dining.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are small and expensive. You might get a great roommate or you might not. Definitely live on campus your first year to get the experience, but unless you have a lot of scholarships or parents who are willing to pay, make other housing plans for the next three years.

    Academic Rigor

    ASU offers challenging classes and has hundreds of different majors for any interests. The 100 level classes are challenging, but you learn so much your brain will feel like its pulsing with knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. GO TO CLASS 2. Visit your professors at their office hours. It helps them put a face to your name, and they will be more likely to help you out when you need it 3. Live on campus your first year. You will be a lot closer to your classes and all the fun things around campus 4. Don't take morning classes unless you are a morning person, otherwise you'll find yourself sleeping through your alarm 5. Ask for help. Academic advising is there for a reason. Take advantage of it.

    In three sentences

    ASU excellent university with hundreds of programs for any major. The W.P. Carey business school is in the top tier, throughout the world. ASU offers thousands of classes and is overall the best place to get an education.

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Football games and the sun!

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Not a bit.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school if you like to party. If you are taking a common major then you most likely will never be able to sign up for them.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    ASU does not have a lot of Greek life.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, attend free concerts, exercise...

    Food and Dining

    Variety of places to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Good school to look into.

    In three sentences

    Lots of programs to choose from. Many campuses for convenience. Flexible scheduling.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    The applicatin process was simple and easy to complete. Glad to be a Sun Devil

  • 04/30/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Partiers, social butterflys, or people who just want to enjoy the sunshine while getting a degree for it.

    What to do for fun

    Go to an athletic event, take part in activities put on by the school, get into an intermural sport or collegiate sport, be a part of an academic club, go shop in the downtown Phoenix area, go see the Arizona Cardinals, go hiking, canoeing, swimming, there are a plethora of activities to do.

    Food and Dining

    Great meal plan options, but they are pricey. They also have decent food and a lot of places to eat, not to mention it is near several shopping malls. Youll always find a place to eat good food. But I would stay on campus depending on what meal plan you get. It might save you quite a bit of money.

    Dorm Life

    The engineering dorms were very trashy, and we were shown the 'nice' dorms. There were parties happening at 11 in the morning, during my tour of the place, and their totally furnished room was very old and falling apart. The layout of the place is nice, the rooms aren't however.

    Academic Rigor

    They are getting better reputations academically, but they have a long way to go. They admit almost any student that can write a sentence correctly. Since they have such a large student body, they dumb down the education a bit to keep those students coming back. They are getting better, but lots of work needs to be done in order to be a respectable school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus first and talk with advisors in the program you want to be a part of. They will salespitch you so you need to ask them tough questions and squeeze honest answers out of them.

    In three sentences

    ASU has a lot to offer their students, and they give great opportunities, but the academia here is not very good for ordinary students. They make things too easy for the students and the place is a little trashy. Good place, not so great place to learn.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Anything and everything!

    Food and Dining

    Great selection and variety, comfortable spots to eat as well.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the professors are down to earth, as in they realize you are spending a lot of money to come here and do not waste your time. They teach you all the things you need to know with the short time you have, and with all the tutoring and group help services available there is no reason you should fail any course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to take a tour! It's a big school and you can easily get lost if you don't know you're way around!

    In three sentences

    There is definitely a lot going on at this school. From Weekly fairs to the finals breakfast, the school provides you with all the tools you need to succeed. All you need to do is put yourself out there and seek the help you'll need and you'll be fine!

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is high here. On weekends must scan I.D to enter the building and on weekdays after 7pm must scan I.D to get in the building, through security and must swipe to get into the elevators.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge on the Tempe campus, but as of Fall 2012, Greek life is going to be big at the downtown campus, Taylor Place will be having a Greek life floor and it will be the first year to experiment with this.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown (if you are of age) has many irish pubs and various restaurants and clubs to go to. First Friday happens downtown and gets packed, we also have the trolley on the weekends which runs until 2am (for those underage) it blasts music and is a free ride all over downtown Phoenix, it goes down like a party bus.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall food makes myself along with my friends sick, go for the max M&G to buy your food elsewhere.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun, however when it comes down to crunch time, the noise level may be high and annoying. However living on campus provides many opportunities to connect with campus events.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the classes that you take. Anatomy was my most challenging, but since I've changed my major it's really not too bad. As I've mentioned, read the instructor reviews.

    Tips for prospective students

    Review instructors on rate my instructors before signing up for a class, most of them are pretty accurate. Make sure to look at your book list prior to starting classes, most instructors want to start the book the first week of class.

    In three sentences

    Review instructors on rate my instructor before signing up for a class. Try to take as many in-person classes as you can because the online classes are not as productive. there are many available resources to help students succeed as for trio student services, tutoring, the writing center and late night online tutor chats.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have a really cool email system ... If something at any campus is going on they send out a blast... And then another when it's over so you know when to stay in the dorm room !!!

    Greek Life

    Wish I would have!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said ASU football!!!!! It's a must!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I went downtown ... So it's all new!

    Bang for the buck

    I would have loved to leave state since az is home but it was worth the money!

    What to do for fun

    You have to talegate an ASU game and always go to the Gammage theater for a play!

    Food and Dining

    If they don't have it on campus... And they have a lot... They have it within walking distance!!!

    Dorm Life

    Do it!!! Just because you will never get the experience again. It's like building a new family!

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the program you choose and the person you are! I love to work hard and be pushed so some classes in my program did it and some didn't challenge me enough!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Time flys and before you know you graduate! Enjoy college and take your grades seriously it feels good to walk with cords!!!!

    In three sentences

    Ability to get a large university feel at Tempe campus or attend downtown and west campuses for those that are past the college scene. Options for every degree and every person!

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Arizona State University is overall a fun school. You have all the different kind of clubs. Name a random type of club and I will guarantee that it is available here on campus. There are also the sports. Students will go all out to support all of our teams from the football games to basketball games; you will see them there cheering our team on. Greek life is also entertaining to students here at Arizona State University. I am currently not in Greek life, but I do plan on joining a sorority next semester. Greek life does so much volunteering and community service such as raising money for charities or other organizations. I think it would be so much fun to be a part of a sorority and to get to know the people that will be a part of my life forever. There is also the annual Undie Run which is an event in which students undress to dress people who do not have money for clothes. It is a fun day but at the same time it helps people with needs. There is no way that Arizona State University does not have anything to do for fun. The list that I named above is only little things that this University has to offer its students. Arizona State University is nothing but fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at Arizona State University is absolutely incredible. There are so many different varieties of foods that students can get. There is Mexican food, Chinese food, Italian food, etc. There is also a Starbucks and a Jamba Juice for students who like to drink coffee or smoothies. ASU amazes me with all the food and dining that they have available for us students. There is also Maroon and Gold, also known as M&G, which is another way of paying for food for ASU students and it is much cheaper. Meal plans are also great for food and dining and are a great convenience if they want more of a home cooked meal. In the end, the food and dining on campus has satisfied my hunger every single time.

    Dorm Life

    My freshmen year I decided to live at home because it was the cheaper way out. I would have loved to live on campus to experience campus life and to just experience being on my own. Unfortunately, I was not able to do either of those, but I was able to visit my friends that did live on campus. One of my very good friends would always have positive feedback from living on campus. She would say that it is hard at first transitioning from living with your parents to living on your own, but it is a great experience in the end. My friend would note that living on campus, it makes everything much closer. For example, if one would want some peace and quiet while studying, they could just simply walk over to the library instead of driving to campus to get to the library if one lived at home. Also, you can get to classes and extracurricular activities quickly without having to worry about transportation since you can walk to most places. Plus, there are a lot more opportunities to meet new people. You also get your first real sense of being independent and on your own without being completely thrown into the real world by yourself. Overall, living on campus is a great convenience for incoming students.

    Academic Rigor

    Last semester was tougher that this semester because of the fact that my major was Biology Human Genetics. I only had a hard time with my Biology class. I realized then that Biology was not the right major for me which is why I changed it to Accounting. My second semester was much more easier because the classes that I took were ones that I enjoyed. The classes were tough in my opinion were rigorous but are able to be overcome with studying. So, that is what I and any other college student would do. I studied to maintain good grades in each one of my classes. Overall, Arizona State University does have hard courses, but nothing is too hard unless students study.

    Tips for prospective students

    My number one tip for future incoming students is to always go to class. For one, students pay thousands to be enrolled at Arizona State University, so why not take advantage of it? So students should go to class and pay attention because with these two tips, students are bound to get an A.

    In three sentences

    Being a student at Arizona State University has been a phenomenal experience. The professors that I have had for the past years have proved to me that they are there for every one of their students 100%. I rate Arizona State University a 10 out of 10 because of the campus life, the help and guidance that students get from faculty, and the education.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As with any large urban campus, walking alone at night can get sketchy. There are blue emergency call boxes throughout campus (I think they could have more) and safety escort services run from 7pm to 3am (after 3am you have to call ASU police for an escort).

    Greek Life

    Going Greek is easily the best decision I made in college. It provides you with an immediate group of friends. Recruitment for sororities is always Labor Day weekend and you have to sign up online so make that decision fast. It's always worth a try. The only downside to ASU's Greek Life is we currently aren't allowed to have houses. Adelphi Commons is housing for sororities, and some fraternities choose to purchase their own houses off campus. However, there is always the potential to change.

    Clubs and Activities

    At the beginning of the year they have a club fair. Go. With over 700 clubs and organizations, theres something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for students who know how to balance work and fun. It's definitely a college party atmosphere so if you need somewhere more straight edge, I'd look into Barrett or a smaller school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Going to football games is a must, definitely purchase season tickets. The inferno package is really unnecessary unless you're set on getting some of the front rows of seats. If that's the case, be prepared to sit for hours in the sweltering heat.

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition is considerably cheaper than out of state, but it's worth it. Always look for scholarships to help you out, whether you use ASU's scholarships (type scholarship in the search bar on the ASU page) or a third party scholarship search.

    What to do for fun

    ASU has over 700 clubs and organizations to join to keep yourself busy. They also host multiple fun events over the course of the year. Last year we had Tosh.0, All-American Rejects, and Demitri Martin. Football is a big part of ASUs tradition, especially the game with our rival, UofA. Remember, ASU is the largest public school in America, so there's plenty of normal college activities, if you know what I mean.

    Food and Dining

    A dining hall is a dining hall anywhere you go. There's one located within Hassayampa that's not too bad, but Pitchforks (in the Memorial Union) is considerably better with more options. The MU also offers a variety of fast food restaurants such as Papa John's, Subway, and Chick-fil-A. These only accept M&G (maroon and gold dollars, an option to add on to meal plans) or real money.

    Dorm Life

    Considering it IS a dorm, ASU has pretty good dorm life. Sign up for Hassayampa Academic Village. Although it's more expensive, it's definitely worth it. The rooms are bigger, newer, and more modern than any other dorms on campus (excluding the Honors College). Hassy is also organized by your individual college, so Business students are living together, Liberal Arts & Sciences students are living together, and so on. This helps you make friends within your major and classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Wherever you go, college is much more difficult than high school. If you need the extra challenge, there's Barrett the Honors College, which is a separate application.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early. The cluster of classes they make you do your first semester may seem stupid, but I made a lot of friends in my cluster, and we still keep in touch and take classes together. Intro to ASU is an easy A as long as you do the work, so do the work and help boost your GPA.

    In three sentences

    Overall, ASU is a fabulous university. Although classes are large, professors are always willing to help you as a student as long as you reach out to them. There are so many clubs and organizations that there is always something to do.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ASU has safety as a top priority. ASU offers text messaging notifications if anything is happening at the school that includes events and safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    Offers so many unique clubs such as ethnic clubs and very exclusive clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    People can take advantage for the free tutoring they offer and also some free to student events.

    What to do for fun

    Free special events, games, social gatherings, clubs, study sessions.

    Food and Dining

    The food plan or meal plan offers a variety of places to eat and offers discounts for students on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is very exciting. Everyone is eager to meet each other on the first day. There is a wide range of things to do on campus and so many people to meet.

    Academic Rigor

    The quality of education is in my opinion a little above average. The level of difficulty will vary between majors but I believe the professors make the class what it is. Each style of teaching is unique for each class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a university with a diverse and productive motto than you've come to the right place.

    In three sentences

    ASU has the most diverse population. It has the best value in price. It also has some of the best professors from around the nation.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The gammage auditorium has lots of events that are quite wonderful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up EARLY for enrollment to figure things out sooner.

    In three sentences

    Has a very pretty campus. Lots of programs. Not exactly encouraging in the art department though.

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is right on top of things if there is any issue with safety they are sure inform their students right away by email and/or text message.

    Clubs and Activities

    Even online students have the chance to join clubs and participate in ASU school activities.

    Food and Dining

    Great food!! there are places all over the Phoenix valley to wine and dine

    Dorm Life

    Being an online school you can be anywhere as long as there is a computer and internet access!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors make sure you understand the materials presented and give great demos and examples.

    Tips for prospective students

    APPLY!!! check out the website you will see that its great and an easy to get into, however it is a challenge to stay in.

    In three sentences

    ASU Online is awesome, challenging, and very educational. Even though its ASU ONLINE your degree will still say you graduated from Arizona State University leaving out the online part making your degree more accreditable ! The student resources are easily accessible and the advisors are always easy to reach.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Exists.

    Great for these types of students

    Those wanting to make the most of their educational existence.

    What to do for fun

    It has over 500 Clubs and Organizations, not counting intramural sports, attending athletic events, or additional USG/PAB events.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to advisors, attend orientation sessions, visit the campus. Connect with on campus student leaders to get their help getting connected. Because it's so large, it can be overwhelming at first.

    In three sentences

    ASU is full of spirit, pride, and traditions. As it expands to become the true New American University, it provides endless opportunities to its students and faculty for growth and professional development. It truly is Sun Devil Country!

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    ASU has a large field for sports. It's always active at nights when I walk by. But you're even next to the Tempe Improv if you ever want a good show. It's about 10 or 15 minutes from Tempe Marketplace, a very big shopping center/outdoor mall. It's also about 20 minutes or so from the Phoenix Zoo. Plenty of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    ASU has a wide selection of restaurants in the Memorial Union. They have popular restaurants and a few I've never heard of. They're all delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms. My girlfriend did, and she liked them. But that's all I can say.

    Academic Rigor

    Be prepared for some difficult classes. Yes, there are some easy ones, but every school has easy classes. You have to stay on top of your school work to be successful and avoid drowning instead. While the professors go in depth on their information (I would expect them to) you can always ask for additional help. There are also tutoring sessions available as well. Some are even taught by current students.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for prospective students is to visit the campus once or twice before your first day. It's easy to look at the map online, look at the buildings online, and think you know where you're going. Some buildings look similar and it may get confusing. Know where you're going!

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a very well rounded campus. It begins from its historically rich background and still manages to keep up with the modern themes of today. It's one of the top schools for sustainability in the United States.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Theyre changing things for Greek life, but idk what exactly. Its not huge, but they definitely get a lot of crap from people.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that are really smart but dont want to put much effort into it the first year. Smart party kids seem to do well, too. Kids that actually care.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's the undie run, but many universities hav begn this, as well. Randomly throught the year, theres a zombie walk. Otherwie, i cant think of any traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    As long as you actually study, this is a really good institution to go to, and with in-state tuition lower than many states, its awesome for residents. Just as long as you can handle the heat.

    What to do for fun

    Theres plenty to do in tempe, it is just a matter of getting there. Dont be stuck on campus-- get a transit pass if you cant have a car, because the ability to travel around to downtown Phoenix is super fun. Catch a baseball game if you want, or even a dnce performance. Even ust being there at night is fun. Or if you like to party, theres the Vue on Apache Boulevard right by campus (but not being a party kid, I dont suggest it-- youll probably get an MIC anyway).

    Food and Dining

    After one semester, they changed the food quality at the dining halls, but for the semester that I had m meal plan as dining hall only, it was aweful, and i changed it as soon as i could. I can cook better fod, it was just a matter of having the time. Theyre really trying to better their dining services, so next year, i hope that they will have improved it by a lot.

    Dorm Life

    If you want to party, youll find a party, no matter what school you go to. If you dont, youll find plenty of people that dont, and i guarantee theyll be really cool people, too. The older dorms can be a bit small, because right now they have their largest freshman dorm under construction, but they are kept up, even if you might be staying in an older building.

    Academic Rigor

    In the sciences, its a matter of how well you retain and pick up information from our instructors. You can not BS anything, so that can be a bit difficult. Business kids will always seem like theyre doing better than you in class, but the rigor for the first year of different programs varies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use ratemyprofessor.com when scheduling classes and read ALL reviews for the class. See if one professor's way of teaching is good for you or not. Also, make sure to talk to older students in your field to see if its a good fit for you. Granted people go to school for different reasons, even if ou are in the same program, but see how their skills relate to yours. Also, you dont have to get involved with everything your freshman year. Take a semester if you are unsire of your academics to really get a feel for you work load.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is energitic and friendly, for the most part. Also, ASU has a good engineering program, and a good Business school, but for the arts, you really have to like their program, because one art schools program emphasizes certain things another doesn't. The professors are hit or miss.

  • 05/17/2012

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    Campus Safety

    Bikes are often left unattended and seldom stolen. ASU police are tougher and more intimidating than the actual city police. I've never felt at risk.

    Greek Life

    The sorority/fraternity houses have been banned. The organizations still exist but the university no longer supports a housing project for them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of them. They do anything. There is a club for people who like beards and mustaches. Seriously.

    Great for these types of students

    Willing to work independently without much direction. Able to supplement academic impact by applying outside resources such as books and the internet.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a secret garden that isn't that much of a secret located in the courtyard of the theatre offices across from Dave's Doghouse. There is also the MASSIVE underground school library at the center of campus.

    Bang for the buck

    They give you a price lock on your tuition. What you pay your first year is what you pay for the years to follow. Its still expensive, but currently runs under 10k.

    What to do for fun

    The Slackdevils are really cool. They have a slackline set up almost every weekday and they are a real friendly crowd. ASU also has an amazing Quidditch team that will give you the craziest workout of your life.

    Food and Dining

    Yes there is all you can eat food with a meal plan, learn to vary your meal each day and its bearable.

    Dorm Life

    Its loud when you want to sleep, and dead silent when you're awake in the middle of the day.

    Academic Rigor

    I didn't have to study very hard, the course work was light. Learning doesn't have to be rigorous in order to learn, and I learned plenty of academic material without having to fret too badly.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first semester of classes was easy for me. This gave me more time to focus directly on the things I wanted to improve on. Its a good school if you're looking for some freedom in your learning.

    In three sentences

    Its a very large school which means it has lots of people with connections. You'll be able to find something here that interests you, they have degrees that no one else offers. It doesn't have to be a party school if you don't want it to be, there is always a choice.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is the best thing to happen to me, bar none. I'm an older student that is coming back to finish a degree I stopped pursuing over a decade ago. ASU has welcomed me and helped me go after my goals and now, after five semesters, I'm less than a year away from graduating.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the recreation center and join a sport team.

    Food and Dining

    Great places to eat and hang out with friends on and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are messy and noisy.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor is not demanded so you must determine personally how much of an education you're going to work for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships!

    In three sentences

    The school is expensive, but there are several scholarships available. It is located in a good place where you can find housing and work. There is a large student body.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Each campus is a different size but they each provide excellent security and safety is never an issue.

    Great for these types of students

    The different campus each have their own type of culture and can be great for any type of students.

    Bang for the buck

    It really depends on what you're doing there. I would recommend taking all the classes that you can at a community college because it is cheaper. Then transferring your credits later to ASU.

    What to do for fun

    When it comes to ASU, the question is what isn't there to do for fun. But that's the downfall also. Too many students lose track of why they are going to school in the first place. Become apart of activities and do not be afraid to be involved.

    Food and Dining

    You have a various amount of options at each campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It varies with teachers but I do have to say be prepared for the classes you take. Especially the ones that have 100+ students because it is difficult to stay on track while in class. I recommend classes that are less than 60 students because you are able to communicate with teachers and have more of a relationship with them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to be overwhelmed be the size of the school but don't let it scare you off. Become familiar with your advisor and don't be afraid to contact them with any questions.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is one that stands out far more than others. It is a University that offers diversity and welcomes all that attend. Even though being a very large school, it is easy to become familiar and adjust to such a large school community.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Mill Avenue nightlife and Hiking in the mountains.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check Ceg's for transfer credits.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a great affordable University.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus takes many precautions to be safe.You can sign up for Campus Alert Texts that send you a message when something might be up near by. There are many emergency stations around campus that can help you get in contact with help if you need it. If you have class at night you can also get an escort to and from class to ensure your safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    ASU has dozens of clubs. There is something for everyone. From a Scuba Club to Dumbledore's Army. There are academic clubs and clubs that are just for fun. There is always something to be a part of and always clubs and organizations trying to recruit new members.

    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for serious students because of its great education and staff. ASU also accepts people with GPAs that aren't quite that high in order to give more people a chance at a higher education. All students need to work hard, however, in order to stay at the University. ASU is filled with a diverse population of students who are enthusiastic about being there.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some unusual and interesting locations on campus include the Secret Garden, the chalk wall that can be drawn or written on at any time outside the COOR building, there is a quite random statue of five huge life-like horses stampeding, ASU has a Quidditch Team that was once the second best team in the country, ASU has an Astronomy Open House that occurs every month in the Physical Sciences H-Wing, there are at least four libraries on campus, and sometimes you can even find Sparky, the school's mascot walking around.

    What to do for fun

    There are open fields on campus that can be used to play sports, along with basketball courts and a large pool. There are many non-academic clubs that come together to hang out or go places as a group. Mill Ave is also along the western part of campus and is filled with shops, bars, restaurants, and other little places to go. The Marquee theater is not far from the busy part of Mill. Many concerts regularly go on there. A little further north there is the Phoenix Zoo and the Desert Botanical Garden. ASU also has a theater called the Gammage that has tons of shows all year round. They are known best for their off broadway shows.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places on campus to eat. From real restaurants, to fast food stops, there is quite a variety in the types of food that is offered. Around campus there are many other places to eat. These places tend to be quite busy, but if you have the time to wait in line for a few minutes, you will not be disappointed.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at ASU is pretty average as far as universities go. How well your dorm life goes depends on you and chance. Whoever you get as a roommate could be good or bad depending on how well you get along. But overall, ASU dorm life is not bad. New dorms are being built and older ones are being renovated to ensure quality rooms and buildings for student living.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what your area of study is, the academic rigor of ASU can be pretty tough. But with the help of professors, study groups, teacher's assistants, tutoring centers, actually studying, and doing your work, you can succeed. There are however, plenty of classes that aren't so intense. It's important to try to have some variation in difficulty when it comes to your classes each semester. That way you can get everything done in an efficient and acceptable manner with as little stress as possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask all the questions you have. The more you know, the better you can further your education and make your stay at ASU easier. Ration your time well. Make sure you have plenty of time to study and do your homework and school projects. The better you do in classes, especially in your first few semesters, the more you will be able to do later. Such things include: studying abroad, applying for scholarships, getting into grad school, and hopefully even getting a job. Joining clubs and/or student organizations is a great way to make new friends, get to know the campus, network, learn, explore, and have fun. Being a part of a club or organization helps to integrate you into the university and you really get the most out of your college experience. Plus, it could potentially look good on a resume. Explore the school and what it has to offer. The more you know about your school, the more opportunities you can take advantage of. Arizona State University is teeming with opportunities for research, jobs, projects, organizations, tutoring, and help centers.

    In three sentences

    The Tempe Campus is very spread out and there is always something going on. There are tons of quiet areas to study, many places to eat, and countless staff willing and able to answer your questions. Arizona State University is a great place to get a quality education with all it has to offer and it's status as one of the top 100 universities in the world.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Arizona State is a very social and interactive school. The campus is always full of people and you get a real college experience. There is a very diverse environment through out the entire campus,

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Out of state tuition is a bit pricey. However, get your FAFSA done on time, and scholarships are a bonus as well.

    What to do for fun

    I work full time; so I spend a lot of time outdoors.

    Food and Dining

    I cook myself, but I know there is plenty to do around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't found my teachers to be too rigorous. However, they do have certain expectations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research. This is a great campus, and they have several different majors. TIP, make sure Arizona is the right state for you,

    In three sentences

    ASU has a wonderful staff, helpful teachers, and everyone is easily assessable. They also have 24/7 help desk that can answer your questions at anytime of night!

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Everywhere has its bad areas, but there is a lot of ASU police patrolling the area constantly. I had my 1300 dollar road bike stolen from the dorms, so anything can happen, just be careful!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition has been going up ever since I have started but isnt bad compared to colleges on the east coast.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do around Tempe its exhausting. There are always shows to attend at the Gammage theater and plenty of museums to visit around town. For the night scene, Mill Ave is a fun and upbeat street to roam around on.

    Food and Dining

    Food at the cafeteria isnt bad, but it isnt great either. I would strongly recommend eating off campus is possible.

    Academic Rigor

    ASU stands proud on their reputation. They are ranked in the top 100 colleges in the US as seen in US News Rankings. I am proud to be considered a sun devil!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to get lost! The campus is big and takes a while getting used to. It is a great campus to be at, with so many things to do around campus.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is an enormous university and has a very diverse student body. The weather is beautiful in Arizona and doesn’t compare to where I'm from in New Jersey. Overall, this university has the highest rating in my opinion.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It's either really brilliant students who care about studies or students who like to party. Many girls who like to dress like prostitutes and parade around.

    Bang for the buck

    For in state college tuition, it's not bad...for out of state not sure it's worth it unless you are in Business or Engineering.

    What to do for fun

    Most go off campus to parties, but ASU football games are fun...very hot though in the beginning of the season.

    Food and Dining

    Decent food selection but need longer hours in MU and on weekends.. they need a 24 snack bar or something.

    Dorm Life

    It depends on if you get a sociable RA, mine was studying for her LSATS so did nothing for us. ASU makes you room with people in your Academic Community, so friends are out unless you have same college of study on application.

    Academic Rigor

    Very difficult science and engineering programs. Business college has a good reputation, challenging courses. Many freshman flunk out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Their science classes are very challenging, much harder than Community College and AP classes in high school. You need to study to succeed. Buy books through Amazon.com instead of bookstore, they give no money back.

    In three sentences

    A large percentage of the students my freshman year seemed more interested in parties than studies. There are good professors in Biology, Psychology, and Women's Studies and a great Disability Resource Center. Dorm life was disappointing, terrible Resident Assistant on my floor.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel extremely safe on campus. Arizona State has it's own police department who are dedicated to our safety.

    Greek Life

    If you are someone who is interested in Greek Life, I don't suggest coming to ASU. Not many people respect the Greeks on campus because they are the reason for ASU's bad reputation. Currently President Crow is trying to reform the university and have it perform at its full potential. In my experience with Greeks, it changes people at this school for the worse. I know this may not be the case with everyone who joins Greek Life at this campus but many people I know who have joined Greek Life have let their grades slip and become much more poor performing students.

    Clubs and Activities

    Currently I am not involved in any clubs on campus, however ASU does an excellent job of educating students about the available clubs. There are also a lot of on campus jobs available to students. I do data base work in a lab with grad students and a professor.

    Great for these types of students

    Obviously ASU has the reputation of being a party school... And yes there is a lot of night life around campus. However, ASU offers so many incredible opportunities for their students. Opportunities such as studying abroad, research with professors, internships, and many more!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a secret garden on campus. There is the nipple of knowledge on Hayden Lawn. Freshman year right after Fall Welcome all the freshman gather at the base of A Mountain and hike to the top to white wash the A. Painting the A white represents a new school year.

    Bang for the buck

    Paying out of state tuition can be really expensive... BUT I am paying less per year here than I would at many California school (which is where I am from). Also, I am confident that I'm going to graduate in four years from ASU. I don't think that would be the case at a California school.

    What to do for fun

    ASU's sporting events are a lot of fun! They might be expensive but it is worth it since we are part of PAC 12. Grocery stores, movie theaters, malls, etc. are all located close to campus and the public transportation is awesome!

    Food and Dining

    The only thing I didn't enjoy about the dining hall was it's hours. I wish ASU dining halls had a late night, which I've experienced at other universities. The restaurants on campus are all excellent, any thing you crave can likely be found on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I definitely lived in the best dorms on campus! My room was huge compared to what I had seen previously. The community assistants were amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    ASU has a lot of leniency on what major you select. They know that students will change their minds often, so don't be afraid to speak with advisers and explore new things during your freshman year.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a huge school with so many opportunities. Teachers are very interested in their students and encourage higher education. The campus is beautiful and very inviting.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SAFETY ESCORT!!!! its free

    Clubs and Activities

    over 500 to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    motivated students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The secret garden :)

    Bang for the buck

    Good for the money especially in state tuition recievers

    What to do for fun

    Tempe Town Lake, Shopping, good restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of fast food available but dont get in a habbit.

    Dorm Life

    good atmosphere but hard to study sometimes.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are good paced just show up and do the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, find a quiet place. Don't get caught up in partying. effort is everything.

    In three sentences

    ASU has great teachers. ASU provides great tutoring services. ASU had good spirit.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is mostly safe. They have an emergency system set up all over campus, including parking garages and lots, along with campus security. On top of all of that, there is a safety escort program that you can call if it is late, and you shouldn't be walking alone, and need to get somewhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    One thing that Arizona State is good at is providing a club for anyone and everyone for that everyone feels like they fit in. With clubs ranging from international clubs to academic clubs, and even sports related clubs like the skiing club or various dance clubs, I guarantee that there is a club for you.

    Great for these types of students

    Keep focused on school. Arizona State is known as a party school, and definitely gets its reputation from a variety of Greek life. When focused on school, Arizona State will provide you with everything you need to get the job you want right after college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For athletic games, there is always the black out game that grabs everyone's attention. During normal games, everyone wears gold, but in the black out games, everyone is dressed from head to toe in black. When the students appear on t.v wearing all black, it can look as if the screen went totally black. Separately, there is a cool place on campus called the Secret Garden. There are no signs to help guide you to the garden, and no one can tell you where it is because it is a secret! Finding it is an adventure and one of the quirks of Arizona State.

    Bang for the buck

    Arizona State University is not the cheapest school in the nation, but for how much you pay in tuition, you get for in recognition. Arizona State tries hard to put themselves into the rankings with Yale and Harvard, and have recently gotten considerably close in engineering and business within the past decade.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do at Arizona State University. The party scene is not my scene, but being in downtown Tempe, AZ presented a ton of opportunities for everyone. Also, the Memorial Union on campus provides an area called Sparky's Den that has a little bit of everything so that you can never go bored.

    Food and Dining

    The food was okay, but not great. I personally had some issues with the dining halls as their hours were at times unreasonable. They have been making an effort to fix them, so hopefully it only gets better.

    Dorm Life

    Arizona State University tries hard to cluster majors together in the dorms. This worked out extremely well for me, mainly due to the fact that there were several people that lived down my hall in many of my classes. With all of us being in the same major, our exams and finals all fell on the same days. The best part of being in the same dorm as your major means that your roommate is less likely to be inconsiderate of school when you are both doing about the same thing at the same time.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the major. I am in engineering so by definition my academics are more rigorous. Overall, with all of the majors considered, the classes are doable, fair, and helpful in preparation for future classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an idea for what major to pursue. There is an exploratory major if undecided, but every semester enrolled while being undecided it time wasted. Also, take advantage of every opportunity given to network and meet possible employers.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a school designed for those who want to be something. This school strives on academic success and provides an insane amount of networking opportunities designed to help prepare every graduating student for the real world.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    helpful

    Greek Life

    I dont do fraternities

    Clubs and Activities

    Pre-med club

    Great for these types of students

    partiers?

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Undie run

    Bang for the buck

    Little expensive but not outrageous

    What to do for fun

    study!

    Food and Dining

    Many choices around

    Dorm Life

    I dont live in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    challenging but not impossible

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply and register for classes early

    In three sentences

    Very helpful teachers. MYASU is really easy to use to get all your classes picked. Staff is very eager to help.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    National Honors Society

    What to do for fun

    I love to go to the sporting events. There are many hiking routes around the campus and there are always school events taking place.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go for the college experience. Stay involved, join a club or sports team. Make school your number one priority and don't ever let anything get in the way of that.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a fantastic school with great opportunities. The staff and professors are great and easy to approach. My experience at Arizona State University is life changing.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I'm on scholarship so its not too much money for me, but its worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    Athletic events were always my favorite.

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of places to eat on campus and plenty of options!

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms, but my friends did and from what I saw they seemed to be nice and a convenient way to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    As I just completed my freshman year some classes were extremely hard and others fairly easy. The classes do challenge you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the number of students scare you and don't feel as if you need to act a certain way to have a college experience.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is such a diverse and accepting university. The campus is beautiful and has so much to offer. I feel at home here, despite the number of students.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ASU has a great police system as well as police alerting buttons everyone on campus. They also have services that will walk you back to your dorm from areas so you are not walking alone.

    Greek Life

    Very well done, many are involved and its a great way to make friends at ASU!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs that anything you can think of can be found. That is awesome because it allows you to experience things outside of your major.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone! Its so large and their are so many clubs and organizations that there is truly something for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A mountain is the largest tradition, and the giant concrete A is painted through out the year based on campus events.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe you get a quality education for your money, although I was not pleased that the price was going up yet again.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events (show your sun devil pride)

    Food and Dining

    Hey its food! Its again well organized and not bad!

    Dorm Life

    I felt the dorms were well organized and were a great experience for a freshman to gain their independence.

    Academic Rigor

    I was a part of the W.P. Carey school of business which is very prestigious and I felt it was challenging but I am thankful for the fact I am learning a lot in my field and will be prepared for real jobs post graduation.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Use your resources, such as tutoring centers etc 2. Join clubs and organizations to help you meet new people and explore areas besides your major 3. Attend games and events to immerse yourself in the sun devil experience.

    In three sentences

    ASU is an amazing school, there is always lots to do and great resources for helping you achieve your goals. The professors are so knowledgeable and really have a lot of real life experience in their fields to offer you information about. ASU is also very spirited and almost everyone who attends ASU has great pride in being a sun devil!

  • 05/27/2012

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    What to do for fun

    The Memorial Union, SRC (which includes dance classes, a universal gym complex, etc), various libraries, and plethora of clubs make ASU's campus lively and a ton of fun. There is never a dull moment!

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is readily available to every student at affordable prices and many are locally run or university sponsored, so students get discounts, too.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very well kept, very social, comfortable, and encourage student involvement in campus life and their studies.

    Academic Rigor

    There are so many academic resources available to students - tutoring centers within dorm halls, other local tutoring centers, world class professors, and hands-on learning and research from day 1.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the ins and outs of the campus; there's a lot of history in Tempe. Stay on track with your studies. Get involved!

    In three sentences

    I love Arizona State University. They care about every single student. They have groundbreaking technology and a beautiful, modern campus.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been a lot of robberies at West lately, which makes me wonder where the security is. For the semester I was at Tempe I had a few run-ins with mentally unstable homeless people and creeps, but I was able to handle myself. Again, I was wondering where the security was.

    Greek Life

    Not for me in the least, but ASU has it.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have no idea. I have not joined any or done any, but I hear about others who do so I know they're around.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want the classic college experience, go to Tempe. If you're into more of a cool, relaxed, but still highly social scene, go to Downtown. If you like quiet, un-intimidating, and pleasurable, go to West. And the only people that go to Poly are the ones who live over there are are majoring in any technical science.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The amount of frat guys and sorority girls. I always thought that was something only found in movies, but on no, they're real. And they wear bikini's to school.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say there is little bang for the buck, aside from the handful of wonderful teachers and advisers you will meet. I feel the college system is horribly flawed in general, and ASU is not exempt from these feelings, but I have met a few people who have changed me for the better.

    What to do for fun

    I think that varies from student to student, but I personally just hang out with friends and go to movies and things of that nature. I don't do on campus activities like dances or games or anything.

    Food and Dining

    Also something I try to avoid on campus. The few times I have dined on campus, everything is ridiculously overpriced. We're college students, I don't understand how you expect me to be okay with paying seven bucks for a sandwich.

    Dorm Life

    I have no idea, I live off campus with my parents, thankfully. Dorm life never seemed appealing to me at all.

    Academic Rigor

    It varies from class to class, not to mention area of study. Being an English/Communication major, some of my classes are easy breezy and I feel like I don't learn a thing, others just consist of endless amounts of busy work, and others still are genuinely challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look around at other schools before you settle on ASU. I wish I would have done the same. Coming out of high school I just knew that everyone would either be going to Northern Arizona University, which is much too far for my tastes, University of Arizona which is also too far, or ASU. I didn't realize I had so many other in-state options to choose from. Now that I'm in the system and know the ropes, ASU isn't so bad, but I wish someone would have explained other options to me.

    In three sentences

    Overall, the typical college setting, varying in personal experience from campus to campus. If you enjoy smaller class sizes and a more quite learning environment, the West campus is ideal (which is my preference). If you're into more of the classic college experience, the Downtown and main (Tempe) campuses will work best for you.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ASU not only has it's own police force but the main campus is situated between the Tempe police station and the ASU police station. The ASU police patrols the campus regularly and there is always at least one emergency call station visible from every position on campus.

    Greek Life

    I am not apart of the Greek Life at ASU.

    Clubs and Activities

    As the president of an ASU club I can tell you that the clubs are amazing, very involved in student life and the events are limitless.

    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for any sort of student really from the extremely gregarious to the shy , from the studious to the more laid back student there is a place for everyone at ASU.

    Bang for the buck

    Again to mention the resources that are available to each student they are very much the tuition. The faculty are also amazing people, some of them are very notable in their fields.

    Food and Dining

    The food provided at the University run dining areas could be better but they also are sure to provide access to many various outside food sources.

    Dorm Life

    I don't personally do not live in the dorms but from what I have seen they are in good condition and provide each student with lots of personal space.

    Academic Rigor

    Though the classes can be intense all the teachers really want from you is to put forth the effort to learn the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure that you take advantage of all the resources that the University offers. From the advisors to the gym to the many research databases there is so much the University offers to its students.

    In three sentences

    ASU is a great place for students who are serious in their pursuit of their education. The faculty are knowledgeable and always willing to help students. The entire university is very student conscious and there is always ways students can get help with any sort of situation.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Light rail runs from downtown to Tempe and those are the only two campuses to really go to. So much to do.... Parties, Pools, Bars, Hooka, Movie Theaters, Shopping, Dinning, Lakes, Gyms, Paintball, Hiking, much more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Communicate with your teachers they can never help you if you don't.

    In three sentences

    Downtown ASU campus is a great campus everything is new, where Tempe is old and run down. Downtown has some great teachers all have been willing stay after class to answer questions and or will make an appointment to help with grad school choices and applications. Much smaller classes than Tempe also.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very helpful

    Greek Life

    Get involved Great way to meet new people Great for networking

    Bang for the buck

    rent your books buy books for less from classmates borrow books from friends

    Academic Rigor

    Stay on top of your reading and assignments should be fairly easy Seek help from professors and classmates

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check your MyASU for any updates or ToDo's, and do not be afraid to contact your professors or any faculty member for assistance.

    In three sentences

    A great school for online education Helpful around the clock Nice professors

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are a handful of sketchy areas, but you never really feel scared with campus security, blue lights and the amount of people wandering around. Just don't go out alone when it's later, you could run into a few questionable characters.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many things you can be a part of at ASU! The Blaze Radio, ASU Wake Devils, comedy clubs, PAB...Anything you can imagine, really.

    Great for these types of students

    If you can find a balance on your own between social acitivies and school, you should have no problems at ASU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you're by the downtown Phoenix campus, make sure to check out First Friday, the food trucks over at the Phoenix Public Market and Jobots! Don't forget about the Undie Run!

    Bang for the buck

    For out of state students, the price is a bit high comparative to in-state tuition. But if you're there for the Walter Cronkite school, you're backed by one of the best journalism programs in the country, so it can be worth it!

    What to do for fun

    Diamondbacks games are easily accessible off the lightrail, as well as Suns games. Tempe Marketplace is a fun place to shop and hang out not far from campus. Mill Ave. is interesting, especially to people watch. Tempe Town Lake, great places to hike and old town Scottdale too! Of course, parties.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good--you'll love it first semester when it's new and exciting to be able to eat pizza and burgers whenever you want. It gets tiring after a little while, but that's what your M&G dollars are for. They have a Chick-fil-a, Papa Johns, sushi and Taco Bell in the MU.

    Dorm Life

    Taylor Place downtown, while nice also has its drawbacks. Downtown Phoenix does not offer a lot of night life or late night dining options. It is very convenient for sporting events though. Taylor Place security can be quite the hassle sometimes too.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the general education courses are a bit easier, but the major-specific classes can be quite difficult (like the journalism ones) and very rigid. Also, classes with foreign professors are frustrating and you probably won't remember the course information in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not come to ASU just because of its allure as a party school. While there are many opportunities to party and get reckless, it can easily detract from your focus on th reason why you are there--school!

    In three sentences

    Arizona State has a huge student body and a diverse student population, as well as teaching staff and majors. ASU does a great job of attempting to place you with internship and career opportunities. The price for out of state students is a bit high in comparison to in-state tuition.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Many MANY clubs to join. Anywhere from language clubs, religious clubs, clubs specific to your major, club sports, to taco eating club.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want the big university experience, who enjoy sports. I highly recommend the design school.

    What to do for fun

    Go to sports games, go to the gym, swim at the pool, party, visit botanical gardens, undie run, go to movies, shop/visit Mill Ave, hike camelback and A mountain...

    Food and Dining

    Lot's of options, but the hours are always off. I suggest getting a one meal a day pass with the rest M&G dollars. M&G dollars tend to go REALLY fast if you don't manage your spending.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are where I met my closest friends. It's fun on the weekends, everyone is nearby. A pleasant time in the dorms has so much to do with who you room with.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to search for the right classes for you. Some classes are MUCH easier than others, but your academic success is what you make of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip to new students is to get involved, attend sports games, and manage your work and play ratio wisely.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is an incredibly diverse University that has many opportunities/activities to participate in. The social scene is huge, it's not a lie that it is a party school, but if you find the right crowd you can develop a balance and even participate in research. Great place to make connections.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a game room there and there are some days where different organizations set up tables with informative items so students can learn more about their organization as well as the campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great since there are many options to choose from even off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I am not so sure since I do not live at the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Doing research essays that require the use of the books and internet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work early and on time. Do not procrastinate or you will fall behind.

    In three sentences

    * There are always professors there that can help students in need of academic help during their office hours. * There are many organizations and clubs to join. * Many different research resources are available to students such as books, internet, etc.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I don't live near campus, but do get emails whenever there is any threat to security on campus or online threats.

    Greek Life

    I don't live near campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't live near campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Serious academic students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't live near any campus, but take online classes.

    Bang for the buck

    Very challenging classes.

    What to do for fun

    I don't live in the area. Sorry, can't help with that.

    Food and Dining

    I have not eaten on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work. 7.5 weeks goes fast and the classes are accelerated!

    In three sentences

    ASU online is a very good program. It allows for completion of classes in 7.5 weeks and has challenging courses. I would highly recommend it to anyone!

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There are security guards on campus year round to ensure the safety of everyone. The school also offers escorts and other security options to make the students feel safe on campus. Additionally, there are escorts available to show you around town if you are alone at night or are looking for someone to be with.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 1,000 clubs available at ASU across all 4 campuses. Luckily, each campus isn't too far away from Downtown. There are not only sports, but clubs focused on academics. Each major has its own club and way to get its students involved. There are also countless other clubs available for just about every hobby or interest. There are also odd clubs offered such as the Hello Kitty Club, Quidditch Team or the Tacos and Mustangs Club for those people who know what they like and enjoy doing activities with others.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a place for people who like both small communities as well as heavily populated areas. Students who like to be involved with other people and with their schoolwork would love to attend ASU Downtown as well as people who like diverse cultural activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a strange piece of art by the AE England building. It looks like a giant net, but I think that perhaps it could be a piece of pop art. I like it because it makes the area look a little more interesting.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive, but the fees include a lot. There is free YMCA membership, libraries and student resources, (free) events and more available to students only.

    What to do for fun

    I like to go out with friends or stay in and hang out. There are plenty of things to do around town such as First Friday and clubs, and the dorms have areas for students to spend time together. If I want to be alone, I can stay in my dorms and study, crochet, watch Netflix, read, play video games or do whatever I want.

    Food and Dining

    I've only eaten here once. Although the food is pricey, it's not the same kind of cafeteria food seen in most public schools. There is a variety of options in the cafeteria as well as many shops to buy other food at around campus, so it's likely that you can find something you like.

    Dorm Life

    Again, I have not started my freshman year, but it seems to me that these dorms make college life convenient and fun. There is a sense of community among the dorm mates and with so much available on site and immediately off campus, the dorms are perfectly located.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not attended any classes yet, but because there are so many clubs and the enthusiasm of the staff is so tangible, I believe that this school is very focused on success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Think of questions to ask before orientation and meeting with a representative. Be prepared and do everything on MyASU ahead of time so that you do not waste time with your adviser.

    In three sentences

    There are many diverse opportunities to get involved from clubs, to jobs to sporting events and more. There are so many student resources available to use that it might be impossible to use them all. The Downtown campus and even the others are close to cultural hub of excitement with something always going on.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are a number of clubs for all types. In addition students here are generally friendly and happy to help and involve students in plenty of activities on and off campus. This creates a very busy, yet fun semester!

    Bang for the buck

    If you are considered an in-state student currently the tuition freeze is great. Also I recommend if you are an in-state student to transfer from a local AZ community college where another tuition freeze is offered too. The opportunities for attending without tuition hikes are possible.

    Food and Dining

    To avoid the over-priced, limited food choices on-campus, the off-campus choices which are walking distance from the campus are great for students who would like to save their cash.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pricey, but do serve their purpose of providing housing from a short distance from campus. This way its more convenient for some students.

    Academic Rigor

    Though the beginning of the semester can be daunting, don't be afraid to talk to instructors, other students, and utilizing on-campus resources. They really do help as to start assignments ahead of time. Specifically talking to other students is a great way to start and explore upcoming assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research on your program(s) of interest. Make sure to know ahead of time of the program admittance as to avoid being transferred to another, similar program until further testing is required. In addition, personally I would also recommend for students to transfer from junior colleges as to save their money on pre-requisite classes. Also don't be afraid to be social.

    In three sentences

    ASU is super hot, but enjoyable, social, and works with students to get the best education possible. The people, campus, and atmosphere is engaging and huge which makes the perfect place for fun activities. ASU is the place to meet new friends and have fun.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I am currently in a sorority and I have been a member of six other organizations since my Freshman year at ASU and I have found comfort and numerous opportunities. Fraternity and Sorority Life is constantly finding ways to help and support Greek Life members and make it a better community on all four campuses. I definitely recommend Greek Life to all students.

    Clubs and Activities

    Arizona State University has over 300 student organizations on all four campuses and it highly encourages university involvement. Due to its size and diversity, all students have the opportunity to join the organizations that they feel comfortable with and will possibly help them in their career path. It is crucial that students become involved with academic, service, athletic, political, etc. organizations; it will help their growth and networking.

    What to do for fun

    ASU's four campuses are located in different areas around the valley, but I am currently at the Tempe campus. There are numerous restaurants around the campus, as well as shopping malls and theaters. On the weekends, one can go to the NASCAR Indoor Racing, or go to the Tempe Town Lake, or have a night out at Mill Avenue District. ASU's campuses all have something different to offer.

    Food and Dining

    Arizona State University's Tempe campus has numerous food locations and vendors, such as Chick-Fil-A, Subway, Taco Bell, etc. Every dormitory has a diner within the buildings or close to them and many students are given meal plans to make it more convenient for them to purchase food. The school adds more vendors throughout the year and it offers a good selection for students.

    Dorm Life

    Arizona State University is currently designing and constructing new dormitories for its students and they are very clean and close to classrooms. All dormitories also have tutoring services and diners, which are convenient for students living on campus. It is advised that students are involved with floor activities to help them meet other students and become more active.

    Academic Rigor

    College is rigorous as a whole, but Arizona State University's academics are meant to challenge its students. The academic programs all have major maps that serve as guides for students to follow their courses and your junior and senior years become more rigorous because you become more involved with your major's courses. All course homework is dependent on the readings assigned; dedicate around 20 to 30 hours of studying a week.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a current student at Arizona State University, one of my main tips for perspective students is to become involved in organizations in the university and meet new people; the campuses are large and it can be easy to feel lonely. Also, to help learning purposes, I suggest that incoming students sit in the front rows of classes because many classes are large and some of the students sitting in the back are on their computers and it can be distracting if you are sitting behind them. Some minor tips are to purchase a planner and input deadlines for courses, study for exams weeks in advance and develop a professional relationship with your professors.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a pan-campus university and one of the most diverse universities in the country. The school has numerous resources for its students and a variety of academic programs that are designed to help all students prepare for graduate school or the workforce. ASU will soon be the New American University it has been working to become and it will improve on its academics, admissions, campus life, and finances.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have always felt that ASU is a safe campus. There are regular patrols by campus officers, as well as a blue light emergency system, along with the proximity to the many people who are generally always present on-campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    ASU has one of the largest ranges of different clubs and organizations for students.

    Great for these types of students

    ASU is such a large university that it is great for all different kinds of students.

    Bang for the buck

    There are few universities that I feel give you as much value for the money as ASU does.

    What to do for fun

    ASU has one of the largest varieties of student organizations and clubs - There is something for everyone. There are many club sports and intramural events, something I have personally taken great advantage of. Additionally, for those students of age, there is a street nearby campus with a great deal of clubs and bars, known as Mill Ave., which is a great place for after-hours entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    There are many food options on and near campus, as well as excellent dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the dorms at ASU. There are many food options on campus and within walking or biking distance from all of the dorms and the on-campus recreation facility is excellent.

    Academic Rigor

    You get out of these classes what you put in. If you work hard, you will learn a lot, regardless of the difficulty of the courses. Some courses are easy, and some are very difficult - It just depends on the subject and the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are still a high school student, the PSAT is likely the most important test you will take before college - More important than AP exams, IB tests, the ACT or the SAT. ASU is one of the many schools which will automatically give you a full ride scholarship simply for being a National Merit Finalist, Achievement Scholar, or Hispanic Scholar.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is a huge university with all the benefits to boot. There is a student organization or club for any and every interest, from sports to academics to languages and more. There is an almost unlimited variety of different majors and studies and the support for those majors - especially research money and interests for those pursuing technical degrees.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are very strict so stay out of their way. You are there main concern so if an emergency happen they are there for you.

    Greek Life

    Tons of Greek life and some are more favored then others.

    Clubs and Activities

    RHA, Greek life, Frats, largest clubs in the nation, make your own club!!!

    Great for these types of students

    People that are looking for fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Panda Express, Subway, and McDonalds are the go to places for food. There is the Secret Garden hidden among a dorm. Pool, pool, and more pools.

    Bang for the buck

    Its easy to get in ASU and a high enrollment rate. Jobs can be rough to find but there is a huge opportunity to start your own business. Take that CHANCE and you ll find a great atmosphere.

    What to do for fun

    Night life is amazing and check out MU afterdark activities. Sometimes they have a huge nightclub area and take advantage of the FREE movie nights. There are so many things to do at ASU that you are making excuses if you stay in your dorms. Get out and have fun but make sure everyone else is having fun too and you ll enjoy everything that ASU has to offer

    Food and Dining

    Not good food here unless you want to go to Devils Dinner or the MU. Sometimes you will be waiting in line and they forget your food but use the Honors all you can eat privileges. Bringing new friends here will help you out and a great way to meet people too.

    Dorm Life

    Depending where you end up take the best out of dorm life. Great people you meet the first day. Easy way to get involved on campus this way

    Academic Rigor

    Some teachers love their jobs and some are just there. Look up ratemyprofesser.com and use it well. These are honest students that wants to see an A class and there are out there

    Tips for prospective students

    For students entering ASU please be open minded to all these activities being offered to you. You ll find people that are serious about this school and some that do not. Just hang out with the right crowd and you ll do fine.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Arizona State University a 3 out of 5. This college has many clubs to join and also the RHA program is amazing. Due to the large campus in Tempe, its hard to find specific areas that where you want to be at.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of offerings at ASU's main campus for food. Mill Ave also offers many more restaurants for college students.

    Dorm Life

    From what I hear dorm life is good. My sister in law lives in the dorm and has a great time there. I have never lived on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Every class, at every level has a different amount of work involved. I've had 100 level classes that were much more challenging than 400 level classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    ASU is a traditional university. It is difficult for working students to work and go to school unless in an online program. ASU does offer many online degrees and classes however.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is a great university with many different degree options. ASU has lots of student organizations. The university has a high level of learning.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Most colleges are super expensive to begin with but ASU isn't too bad. While I've paid less at my previous university, ASU has more majors and is a lot bigger.

    What to do for fun

    The MU has a bunch of pool tables down stairs for you to check out. Plus Mill Ave has a bunch of neat shops that are fun to check out. And there are usually sports games to attend.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options in the MU on Tempe campus. Plus it is super close to Mill Ave which has tons of great shops and restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I never stayed in the dorms, but I hear they aren't too bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay close attention to the campuses your classes are on. Because there are multiple campuses, you don't want to accidentally choose two classes 15 minutes apart and one on Tempe campus and the other on Polytechnic campus.

    In three sentences

    ASU has a lot of options for majors and beautiful campuses. For the most part it is pretty easy getting into the classes you need. And advisors are super helpful when it comes to making sure you stick to your academic path and find a schedule that best suits your personal needs.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun, I suggest you should join all of their school events and join some extracurricular courses.

    Food and Dining

    Their food and Dining is spectacular. You will find foods of all sorts.

    Dorm Life

    As before, it is a friendly environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Similar to all colleges, you must study at all times to become successful. There are many opportunities to take advantage of on campus for tutoring, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a big campus, so I recommend that you become very social because there is no doubt that will meet new people everyday.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University has a good friendly environment campus. It also provides plenty of help from either staff and/or students. Finally, this campus has plenty of events, activities, and more for uniting the whole school together.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great. Usually there is a Tempe police patrol car on campus or around campus all the time. Very occasionally do you hear about incidents that go on at ASU.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of activities going on at ASU. My advice would be to go to Student Services to ask around for activities or clubs that interest you.

    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for all types of students. ASU has over 60,000 students now I believe so here you will find all types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The secret garden is great for students to go and just relax for a bit. It is located under one of the on campus dorms.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything on campus is affordable. The tuition is I believe one of the cheapest in the United States.

    What to do for fun

    Mill avenue is right next door to the Tempe campus. Mill avenue has bars, resturants, movie theatre, coffee shops, clothes stores, etc. The parties at ASU are very well known for being really fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing! They offer so many different things everyday. You never have to worry about having to eat the same thing twice. On top of dinning they also have many resturants on campus or close to campus at very affordable prices.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. Everybody is really nice and helpful. If you have any sort of problem in the dorm or with the dorms there is always someone there to help you quickly.

    Academic Rigor

    I have found that certain classes are easier than others. Like for example the 100 level classes are easier than the 300 level classes. This does not go to say that the 100 levels are a piece of cake, but they are a lot more easier to handle. As with anything the further you get into it the harder it gets. Each professor equips you with everything you need to know so even the hard classes are very doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    A very helpful tip would be to attend as many campus tours or information sessions as possible. The Tempe campus is quite large so getting lost is very easy. Do not dispair they also have on campus maps located at every corner.

    In three sentences

    ASU is a really great school that has four beautiful campuses filled with great professors and great students. Students here are always doing new, fun, and innovative projects or studies. The tuition is also not that expensive.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I felt safe on the campus, but a lot of homeless people roam around the campus. Campus and Tempe police patrol and there are emergency buttons located across the entire campus, but it is a large campus. Be safe, not stupid.

    Greek Life

    Most of the greeks were kicked off campus for extreme partying for my freshman year, but seen through my friends, some are not that bad. It's greek life, how else can you explain it?

    Clubs and Activities

    SO MANY CLUBS. I'm sure this is true for other colleges, but ASU has a wide array of clubs from the Concrete Canoe team to Christians on Campus to Dumbledore's Army. You will find a club you will enjoy.

    Great for these types of students

    All types

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    ASU is filled with highly spirited sun devils that are bursting with pride and it shows, profusely.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU has the lowest in-state tuition and the highest out-of-state tuition in the country. I can only speak for in-staters when I say this school is a great place to go to with plenty of new experiences and challenging, but fin, courses.

    What to do for fun

    Random events happen all the time. for instance, a giant twister mat may appear on the front lawn in front of Palo Verde Main, a residence hall, on a Wednesday night. In the first couple of weeks, there are tons of welcome and back to school events that happen. One example would be that Daniel Tosh, Tosh.0, taped a showing that ASU students could attend for free on campus as well as the All American Rejects held a free concert for ASU students. The residence hall association also puts on many other events throughout the school year, and these are just the things that happen on campus. The main campus is in Tempe and is surrounded by restaurants, bars, even laser tag arenas. Not to mention everything else is just a quick hop on a freeway away.

    Food and Dining

    Some of the dining options leave something to be desired for in different parts of the main, Tempe, campus. The Memorial Union has a pretty good array of eateries to satisfy a lunchtime craving, but things on campus tend to be expensive and not that healthy. The dining has recently gotten better with an improvement to healthy foods being more available which is a plus if you are stuck with a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    It is very fun to live on campus because you will be in the middle of everything going on, but there are also disadvantages. Some include having an unknown roommate and living in conditions that could add stress into your life. Overall, I suggest living in the dorms for the first year because it does make the move into college life because you are on campus, close to your classes, and life is just easier.

    Academic Rigor

    The majority of the professors I encountered my freshman year were dedicated to their field and many of them, also to their students. College is different than high school because the teachers leave it up to the students. Some classes may not have outlines for studying for tests, so students have to try hard. There are hard and easy classes, balance them so you don't go insane.

    Tips for prospective students

    For your first year, have fun. The previous tip is important, but the next one is more so; it id going to be hard, but you must find a balance between classes and having a social life. If you are in or going to go to college, then remember you are there to earn a degree so, sacrificing time with friends to study will pay off. Don't worry, you can still enjoy a social life, especially if you are a sun devil.

    In three sentences

    ASU is described as a party school, but it also has many nationalized recognized degree programs. The campus is thriving with a diverse population of students and the weather is hot and nice. It is a good university.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are phones located all over campus to aid students in need, and the university even offers a safety escort at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at ASU is more of a coexistence than a dominance. Students can be very happy being greek, and also have awesome social lives without it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs dedicated to almost any interest you can think of. Many of which are interested in making significant changes on campus or in the world around them. If you can't find the club you want, create it!

    Great for these types of students

    Those interested in: innovation, the environment (sustainability), partying, engineering, and getting away from cold weather

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Freshman hike up A mountain to paint the A white. Bring lots of water! ASU has a nice restaurant called Engrained which serves environmentally friendly food. Most of their ingredients are locally grown or organic. Also, there are a bunch of Starbucks locations right on campus for the coffee lovers.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are from AZ (and pay in-state tuition) I think ASU is totally worth it. Out of state students may want to make sure they can justify the high cost of attendance, or shop around before deciding on ASU.

    What to do for fun

    There are fun activities planned around campus every day. Most of which involve free food or free stuff. I've participated in painting, bouncy house games, movie nights, and much more all put on by the school.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls have decent selection and even provide vegetarian options. There are also a number of cafes and fast food options on campus if the dining hall isn't your thing.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms on campus are older than others, making them less desirable, but each have their good and bad features. Some dorms have community bathrooms, but the bright side is you don't have to clean them! Others are more expensive, but much newer.

    Academic Rigor

    I've found that in most of my classes the easiest way to get an A is to just show up. Even if you're the type to miss class, most of my professors post a good amount of their material online, making it easy to catch up. With the exception of a few classes I've heard about, students who put forth an effort get A's.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you aren't trying to get into the Barrett the Honors College, getting in is a breeze! Just know that if any issues come up, it may require a lot of patience, persistence and energy because ASU is such a big school and it's easy to slip through a crack. Don't give up! The staff does what they can to help and truly wants to help their students.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is one of the biggest universities in the country. It has a bad reputation for being a party school, but I don't think it should deter anyone from attending. There are many opportunities for involvement and innovation at ASU that make it possible for students to shine.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Get involved, because it looks great on a resume.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The secret garden on campus is an awesome place to hand out.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU is extremely pricey, however the quality of the school is what you make of it. For me, I've made the most of my experience, so the price is not too much of a concern.

    What to do for fun

    Go out with friends, go to sporting events (college or professional), and just kick back, relax, and enjoy your weekend.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is very doable at ASU. It's no five star restaurant, but you will be satisfied.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms your freshman year is essential. It makes for a fun time, as well as a once in a lifetime experience.

    Academic Rigor

    If you take academics seriously at ASU, you can get a respectable degree by challenging yourself throughout classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Put schoolwork and academics first. Afterwards, fun can be had.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a fun, yet challenging experience. If you take academics seriously, the school has a great atmosphere for education. Furthermore, the campus life is unrivaled.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    They are pretty good with financial aid and scholarships, and tuition is not as high as most, so yes, lots of bang for your buck!

    What to do for fun

    Climb A-Mountian, hang out on Mill Avenue, and tons and tons of things to do on campus in terms of clubs, activities, sports, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Practice self-control when it comes to food! You will undoubtedly gain weight and be spending far too much money if you don't do this. In terms of classes and professors, make use of www.ratemyprofessors.com.

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay in a dorm, but I hear that it is very convenient and a useful thing to experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor really depends on the class and professor. Most classes that I have taken have been quite challenging, but there are several resources on campus to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get used to walking a lot, and use the tools that are available to you on campus! Ex. Writing Centers, Math Tutoring, libraries, etc.

    In three sentences

    ASU, although the largest public university in America and commonly imagined as the party school, offers a wide variety of majors and academic programs for students to pursue. I believe that a student at ASU can go just as far in life as a student of any Ivy League school. Like any academic institution, ASU has its great features as well as its faults.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always ASU police or Tempe police around campus. Every walkway is lit as well. Buddy system is usually a good idea though. On campus is fine, but going off campus would be best in a large group.

    Greek Life

    Kind of lame, not huge here. The frats/sororities are just a way to meet people and go to parties. Even so the parties are kind of lame. Not really worth the money.

    Clubs and Activities

    A HUGE selection of clubs. Join one, or a few!

    Great for these types of students

    Social and academic. Best of both worlds. You have those in greek life who like to party, and those in Barrett who like to read philosophy. Anyone can fit in once they find their crowd.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Secret Garden. Have to go there at least once. Fun late night escapade/adventure.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition and fee increases in the last few years have been painful. The prices used to match up pretty well with what you got, but now it seems to be a little much. Bookstore is a rip off as well.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Mill Ave. and shop! There's always fun activities being put on by Res Life as well and by ASU. Devilpalooza is a must at least once while attending here. Usually good entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    Dorm food is dorm food. However, Barrett has the best dining hall food. If you aren't in Barrett or don't have a friend to guest pass you, Pitchforks at the MU is also good (sometimes). The food options in the MU are also great.

    Dorm Life

    Great Res Life staff and the dorms are in great shape. Hassayampa is the best freshman dorm for non-Barrett students. Overall a good experience.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some tough classes (organic chem, genetics, etc.) that demand a lot out of students. However there are also some classes you can get upper division credit for that require only a few hours of work per week. Your college experience is what you make of it. If you choose special topics classes with no substance you won't get as much out of ASU academically as you could.

    Tips for prospective students

    Room your freshman year with someone you don't know or don't know well. This is a great time to meet new people, especially on a campus so large. These people are in the same place as you and you are in this together.

    In three sentences

    A great university located in a college town with a large student population. There are many opportunities to get involved in clubs, research, or any other professional/academic endeavors you may be interested in. A university this large gives students opportunities smaller schools can't.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is one of the number one priorities at this school. There are lamp post looking objects that have a button when pressed will send a signal to the closest security guard. That guard will come pick you up and take you back to your dorm if you do not feel safe.

    Greek Life

    This school has been a part of Greek Life for over eighty-five years. They have fifty-five chapters.

    Clubs and Activities

    ASU has over eight hundred different clubs. If you can not find any club that interests you then students are more than welcomed to create another club.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a workout junkie then the gym is a great place for you. There is a pool, track, rooms to play games, and gym equipment to use to help you get into shape, Plus you can take dance classes or aerobic classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a mountain called A mountain because of the giant A on it. All the incoming freshman are required to whitewash the A as a symbol of the new year starting fresh.

    Bang for the buck

    At the end of each semester the book store has a buy back policy. They will buy back your textbooks and depending on the condition of the book will depend on how much they will pay for it. Student jobs are very popular and can help out any poor college student.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at ASU for fun. Students are constantly creating activities for other students to get involved with.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many different food choices here. There is the regular cafeteria food and restaurants on campus. Plus for our vegetarian and vegan students there is an option for them.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms themselves are really cool. All the beds can be turned into lofts. The rooms provide two beds, two desks for studying, two dressers for clothes, and two night stand drawers.

    Academic Rigor

    With such a large school and five different campuses any student is bound to find something to attend ASU for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Show up to class that is all I can really say. You may see the lesson plan and think oh I do not need to show up today. You never know what will be on the test though and maybe that one day you skipped was the day something really important was said.

    In three sentences

    This is such a great school. There are so many different opportunities for not only the incoming freshman, but all the way through to the graduation senior. This school definitely want their name known.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe, but like any place it is always good to be aware of your surroundings. They have a safety escort service the runs every night and emergency buttons on campus, as well as campus police!

    Greek Life

    From what I know of Greek Life on campus it is very party oriented except the co ed Fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300 different clubs on campus just take your pick as to what your interested in and you'll find a club or two for it!

    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for Engineering, Business, and nursing students. This school is definitely for the social beings.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    After your welcome week you will be a sun devil we where gold on Fridays, we KNOW our fight song, and we bleed maroon and gold so be prepared! An unusual spot on the Tempe campus would have to be the secret garden which is listed on no map have fun finding it ;].

    Bang for the buck

    Like I said before depending on your major it'll be worth it! Beware the book store DO NOT get your books there unless you absolutely have to! Its not worth the leg you chop off to buy them there!

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do its ridiculous, and not just for those who party! There are over 300 clubs on campus, and ASU hosts multiple events and concerts throughout the year! There is swing dancing, intra mural sports, parties, clubs, and so much more just take your pick!

    Food and Dining

    At first the food in the dinning hall and around campus seems pretty good, but after a year of the stuff you get tired and burnt out on the stuff! This is why I recommend living off campus so that you can make your own food!

    Dorm Life

    My experience in the dorm was pretty good,. I didn't have a crazy roommate or hall. You just have to remember ASU does live up to its party school standards and try not to get to frustrated with a little extra noise. If your major is business try to get the Hassy dorms, they are the second nicest the first being the Barrett Honors college.

    Academic Rigor

    This is major dependent, I am a business major. I attend the W.P. Carey School of Business on campus and the first years are the toughest!

    Tips for prospective students

    If your an incoming freshman save yourself 10000 and just find a way to stay off campus! Do your research!!!!! Do not choose a school lightly, and think about what kind of environment you feel most comfortable!

    In three sentences

    This school is huge, it is essentially a small city. If you want to be an engineer, business major, or a nurse this is your school if not look else where! ASU is an amazing place and all the staff is beyond helpful!

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ASU has their own police system, texts security updates, very safe campus.

    Greek Life

    Lots of frats and sororities!

    Clubs and Activities

    Many to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing and fun-loving

    Bang for the buck

    Slightly expensive for non-residents, but worth the experience.

    What to do for fun

    Lots to do in Tempe, go to the football and basketball games, dorm activities, Mill Ave and Old Town Scottsdale.

    Food and Dining

    Many different opportunities on and off campus, many student discounts at off campus dining facilities.

    Dorm Life

    So much fun! Dorms on all campuses, as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Some programs are harder than others, excellent variety of majors and minors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in the dorms your first year, attend as many ASU sponsored events as you can, including sporting events, to get the full experience.

    In three sentences

    Fun. Amazing campus. Excellent opportunities.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Should have better healthier options for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be organized, pay attention in class and take notes. Don't leave everything to the last minute.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is an academic instution that has great teachers. It has available student support, and academic advisors that can help you make decisions. It's website has current effective information.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are various activities on campus. I am partial to the Intramural Sports because they allow me to play several sports such as flag football in a compitive yet fun enviornment.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall has the most amazing food. They serve healthy food and even food that makes you miss home.

    Dorm Life

    I live on the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State, and it is the most wonderful place to live. The campus is open and really embraces the desert atmosphere of Arizona. The rooms are spacious and the people here are amazing!

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are challenging, but there are so many different resources that allow for you to succeed. Teachers are very helpful and take the time out of their day so you as the student can understand what they are teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    When choosing a college, visit the campus first. When i came to visit ASU i knew right at once that this was the college for me.

    In three sentences

    I feel as though Arizona State University is the college for me. The atmosphere is welcoming, and my education is very hands on. I feel as though i made the best choice in colleges by choosing Arizona State.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I tend to freak myself out and get scared easily; however, I have always felt safe on campus. There is campus security everywhere, even at night time. There are blue lights throughout the campus that allow you to connect with security if you feel scared or threatened. The phone numbers to Safety Escort and other campus security are made known to everyone on campus to ensure safety. The Safety Escort will pick you up anywhere on campus at night time if you feel scared and need a ride. However, it's also convenient for lazy students at night time who just aren't up for the walk across campus to their dorm.

    Greek Life

    Greek life on campus is huge, but it's not mandatory to have a good time. The boys in the fraternities are really fun and they host a number of fun events. All of the sorority girls that I have encountered have been very inviting and friendly. The stories I've heard about their events sound exciting!

    Clubs and Activities

    The amount of clubs on campus is ridiculous! Any club you can think of, ASU has. And if it doesn't have it, you can round up a gang of friends and create your own club! There are activity groups on campus that host a number of events on campus throughout the year. We're even provided the opportunity to meet celebrities, such as Daniel Tosh, the crew on the Real World, Lupe Fiasco, Jason Derulo, and many more!

    Great for these types of students

    Arizona State is great for everyone, and I'm not just saying that! It is especially great for outgoing students and students who want to break out of their shell and get the full college experience. It also caters to the needs of academically inclined students and shy, reserved students as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year, organizations throughout the university host exciting events for everyone to attend. Events such as the lantern walk, painting the A, and the tiki luau were very memorable; you'd have to attend the university to understand and feel the excitement! The Hayden Library is a surprisingly popular place on campus, which demonstrates the students dedication to learning. The library is underground, which is really cool. There's also unusual places on campus such as the secret garden and the bridge. These just add to the true beauty of the school.

    Bang for the buck

    Arizona State is definitely worth the cost to attend. It also provides many scholarships every year to help minimize the cost to students. The professors are very inviting and down to earth, nothing like the intimidating, cold professors displayed on television. The classes are reasonable and the time allotted for studying is in perfect balance with the time allotted for socializing and having fun.

    What to do for fun

    The options of fun are endless at Arizona State! There are football games, basketball games, baseball games, etc. that thousands of students attend. The dorms and churches and other organizations on campus also provide many fun events throughout the year to keep things lively. The location of campus also allows for quick access to the surrounding malls, theaters, etc, and transportation is provided for quick trips into the city at the downtown campus!

    Food and Dining

    College eating is nothing like mom's home-cooked meals, but the dining halls on campus were good competition. They had a variety of food, and they allowed options for healthy eaters and even vegetarians. The POD campus store was conveniently open for late-night cravings. It was slightly over-priced compared to off-campus stores, but the location made up for it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was amazing! Living on the same floor with 40+ other freshmen helped me meet many students that I might not have met otherwise. It forced me to reach out to others and get connected from the start. The location on campus was very convenient for school events, study groups, and socializing; the CA and Peer Mentor were also a huge help!

    Academic Rigor

    Attending classes is nothing like high school. The classes are awesome and the flexibility of the college lets you create your own schedule to fit your needs. The lectures aren't dry because you take classes that you're actually interested in, and there are many resources on campus that promote studying and assist you with any troubles you have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with an open mind. College is a time to reinvent yourself, and a large university like ASU gives you the perfect chance to do just that. Leave your baggage and past problems behind, and the excitement of this university will be enough to change your life for the better.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is the epitome of the perfect university. It is everything I had hoped for, but nothing I imagined. From the social scene to the academics, this university is definitely one of the best.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Dorm Life

    I'm not planning to live in a dorm this upcoming year, but from what I've heard, it's an excellent experience to get to know your roommate and everyone else who lives around you with the same major. I highly recommend it.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We hardly have any ASU alerts telling us something went down. Also, I've walked around campus at four in the morning and felt completely fine.

    What to do for fun

    Parties are definitely popular at ASU, but if you aren't into that, hanging out around campus at different events is always fun.

    Food and Dining

    Kind of repetitive

    Dorm Life

    I truly enjoyed meeting people in my community. It was an amazing experience

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry too much about fitting in and doing everything right. Don't be nervous either. You are bound to meet some people that you get along with

    In three sentences

    It's not necessarily my dream school, but I think it's fine as far as college experience. I have had many opportunities to participate in different events and meet new people. The classes are not super challenging, but if you want to, you can take some courses that are interesting.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for anyone interested in living the campus life.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do, I don't think you'll ever be bored.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans are also offered so you'll never go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    They offer so many services it's like living at home.

    Academic Rigor

    The are many classes to choose from some are harder then others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus, it really gives you a feel for what your heading into.

    In three sentences

    It's a beautiful campus, there are people from all over the world there. Its just amazing how big the campus is and the amount of people that attend it is incredible. The best part is they have campuses all over Arizona.