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  • 02/21/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 of 705

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You are close to malls and mill avenue, which has lots of shops and great food.

    Food and Dining

    Some dining halls are better than others. The omelettes for breakfast are soon good! There are certain foods that are not so great, but I have never come across anything questionable.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the 1st year dorms because I transferred in. However I am living in an on campus apartment and I love it.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be difficult, but I have always ha teachers willing to give extra help if needed!

    In three sentences

    ASU is such a diverse school with tons of opportunities to be involved on campus! There is something for everyone and all of the students and faculty are friendly and welcoming. The Phoenix metro area is also a great area to live in!

  • 12/25/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 2 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a police station right across campus with officers roaming around every once in a while. I feel very protected to have security at close hand.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU does charge for services that everyone might not use. For example, there is a mandatory athletics fee that all students must pay. This fee gives you access to all ASU athletic events, but for someone who does not plan on attending any events this fee is just ridiculous. Also, if you plan on parking on campus the cheapest parking permit is at least $200 and is located very far from the campus so riding the bus is required.

    What to do for fun

    There hundreds of clubs to choose from. The MU also has lots of activities going on for students as well Hit up Mill Ave. for food and drink.

    Food and Dining

    MU has Chick-fil-A what more could you ask for? Also available are at the MU are Subway, Burger King, Pei Wei, Jamba Juice and a buffet.

    Dorm Life

    Can't say for myself since I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many degree options available so academic rigor will vary. However, each course does challenge you to your utmost ability.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring some sort of wheeled transportation if you're on the Tempe campus. Use the tutoring centers. They are helpful, but can get crowded so you might not get the ample amount of help that you may need so I suggest you hire a tutor if you really need it.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is a great university in both academics and socially connecting with your fellow peers.

  • 12/22/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe.

    Greek Life

    Lots of frats and sororities

    Clubs and Activities

    100s of clubs to pick from.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for athletic types. Excellent for journalism majors. Awesome sciences.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Paint the A. Local to a really cool desert botanical garden. Coming from the northeast, it is a nice change. Christmas decorations on cacti is a cool sight.

    Bang for the buck

    I wish I could get in state tuition but the atmosphere is almost like living in a resort.

    What to do for fun

    Football games! Take advantage of some great D1 sports. Lots of intramurals to choose from. Climate is beautiful so get outside and enjoy. Off campus, Tempe is well situated to explore the beauty of Arizona that has much more than just a desert.

    Food and Dining

    Food pretty good. Several dining halls. M&G bucks come in really handy at the numerous stores.

    Dorm Life

    Manzy is great. Lots of camaraderie by floor.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on major. Like anything, you get back what you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy all the school has to offer and don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone.

    In three sentences

    I love ASU! I am in a ProMod program which is new this year and unique to ASU. Very focused in my major beginning as a Freshman so I think that will enhance the educational experience.

  • 12/18/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe and makes safety a priority.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is discouraged and makes up a small part of the campus life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities for everyone

    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for students looking to take the initiative and use every opportunity.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is very expensive, but is still competitively priced for a state school. They should work on making the tuition more affordable though.

    What to do for fun

    ASU is right next to mill which has many bars and restaurants that are fun for people of all ages.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls produce decent food, but it is often too crowded and the food becomes repetitive very quickly.

    Dorm Life

    The newer dorms are very nice and larger than the dorms in most schools; however, the old ones are in need of renovation.

    Academic Rigor

    The general requirements are not too overwhelming, although the courses move quickly; however, when one adds in the Barrett requirements combined with extracurricular activities it becomes much more difficult. If one uses every opportunity, ASU is a highly rigorous school.

    Tips for prospective students

    An important aspect prospective students often ignore is location. For example, ASU is in the heart of Phoenix, which allows for many opportunities outside of the college.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is a rigorous state school that can provide many opportunities to those who know where to look. The school is expensive, but provides many unique services to the students. If one is willing to put in the work, ASU is a great place to be.

  • 12/18/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Not allowed to live on campus. The ASU president hates greek life and takes any opportunity to get charters taken from fraternities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A lantern walk happens every homecoming where the students repaint the A on A mountain.

    Bang for the buck

    Fairly cheap for instate but its still absurd.

    What to do for fun

    Mill ave is fun even if your not 21. Theres lots of shops and food.

    Food and Dining

    The foods ok but not super great and gets old really fast.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are fun. The old ones are gross and dirty but the new ones are pretty awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    As an design student the academics are really hard but other majors are not as intensive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to live in a newer dorm. The old ones are gross and awful.

    In three sentences

    ASU Tempe is a big campus with alot to do. It had fairly new facilities and is a fun place to be.

  • 12/17/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is on their game all the time. I often see them around and it's easy to contact them for any reason, or to get the attention of campus police in an emergency.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are very pricey, but good for an in-state college, and there are fees that you may not even sign up for or even pertain to your major or classes. Overall, it's pricey for no reason sometimes, and doesn't make sense.

    What to do for fun

    There are many different clubs and organizations on campus, with events happening almost every week. There's never a boring moment on campus, with plays, art shows, exhibitions, and games.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the food is way overpriced and not priced well for what you get. Restaurants on campus consist mostly of junk food or fast food, with few healthy or vegetarian options. I prefer to bring food from home, or to buy food fare from campus and bring it there.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, but I've seen some of the dorms and they look like small apartments with their own bathrooms in some cases. They're very spacious for two or more people, and are located in good places.

    Academic Rigor

    All my classes so far have been challenging, but none so challenging that I've wanted to drop the course. If you're a student of arts or digital culture, expect there to be many, many group projects and to learn some ways to deal with people in groups beforehand. In some cases, a class will be all group projects or the final will be a group project. Some projects are harder than others and require help from the professor or their TAs, The help they can give you varies greatly, but in more technical classes expect that they won't be the utmost help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to get a good match for your wanted major before applying. There are some majors that come close to what you want, but if it's obscure, there won't be an exact match. Be sure to check out your professors by talking to other students and checking online about them. This way you can check what their teaching style is, as well as what kind of assignments they might give. Of course, also to check if your teacher has a reputation for a harder class and what they grade in.

    In three sentences

    Very big school with always something going on. Large classes the farther you get into your degree, and require good participation. Good campus for the arts, programming, teaching, technology and engineering students.

  • 12/01/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 705

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    ASU does a wonderful job on trying to incorporate many cultures and lifestyles, and thrives on the diversity and size of the campus. You get to meet people from all over the world here, it's a wonderful chance to become more aware of global issues. There are so many opportunities to become involved on campus.

  • 12/01/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Good

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to study hard

    In three sentences

    This school is really good. I like it so far. No matter the classmates and professors

  • 11/19/2015

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 705

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    My tour guide said that there were tons of things to do around campus. She mentioned lots of clubs and groups, and she said that Saturdays were always fun. She said that people camped out days in advance for the college football games.

    Food and Dining

    During my campus tour we ate at Manzanita Hall, and the food was really delicious.

    Dorm Life

    One graduate student I spoke with said that he lived in the dorms above the Manzanita Hall and they were nice and it was especially nice to live in the only dorms that had a mess hall directly below.

    Academic Rigor

    In talking to the students at school and they said they classes are challenging but nothing exceptionally difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a campus tour, and definitely participate in the Sun Devil Days. They were so helpful and provided a lot of information on the school. I would also suggest applying as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    The campus is really well-kept and has a very bright, positive feel. I actually talked with some students and they were really pleasant and answered questions and told us about life on campus. I am really excited about joining the devils and can't wait to be part of this friendly community.

  • 11/11/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus as a whole is very safe, although it isn't gated. You have to swipe to get into any on-campus housing, and the police presence isn't afraid to make itself known.

    Greek Life

    Greek life, for various reasons, doesn't have housing on campus, so it can be a bit segregated from the rest of the university's students. However, it still has a strong presence, though there is no pressure to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    Given the size of the school, there are hundreds of clubs, sports, and activities. Whatever your interest, there are bound to be other students who share it. New clubs are created every year, and it's pretty easy to get money from the school to throw fun events with your organization.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a large university setting, who don't mind the heat, and students who want a top-notch education without wanting to sacrifice the fun and excitement of college life.

    Bang for the buck

    For an out-of-state student, the cost can be pretty daunting. However, ASU is very generous with its financial aid and it's pretty easy to get a scholarship from the school. Also, finding housing off-campus can cut down on costs for older students.

    What to do for fun

    There are literally hundreds of clubs and student groups on campus, so you're sure to find one to fit your interests. If not, you can always create a club. Furthermore, with a school this big you're guaranteed to find other people who enjoy doing what you do. Along Mill Avenue there are many restaurants and shops, and the free Orbit shuttle will take you to the Tempe Marketplace in half an hour. And of course, ASU will always have parties and nightlife if that's your idea of a fun time.

    Food and Dining

    Again, while a little pricey, the food at the Barrett dining hall is fantastic, as it is the 'premium' food. As the other dining halls, such as Manzanita or Hassy, the quality and variety drops, but there are also plenty of on-campus dining options at the MU or around campus that you'll never go hungry. Also, the ability to use M&G dollars to buy food and essentials around campus is a life-saver, and they can be used to buy food at the MU's restaurants and restaurants like Domino's.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here can be a little pricey, but the quality is pretty good. Again, the size of the school means there will be a variety of quality in the living arrangements, but overall the dorms are a good place for first- or second-year students to ease into college and independent life.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any big university, you'd be able to skate by if you really wanted to. However, for students who like a challenge, ASU won't disappoint. Barrett, the Honors College, allows students to go above and beyond in their studies, and while the extra work may seem difficult at first, it's an amazing help in the long run as you'll know how to write and analyze information at a higher level, making your later years less stressful on you.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's easy to get overwhelmed when looking at a school this big, so remember that you don't need to know every detail of the school's history and traditions when you come to visit or are reading up about ASU online. Focus on the areas of interest to you. If and when you attend ASU, you'll find out what really interests you and discover people and activities that speak to you. Don't stress yourself out!

    In three sentences

    Great for students looking for a wide range of people, ideas, and activities. ASU is a leading university in a number of fields and has such notable figures as Lawrence Krauss as faculty members. Despite its 'hardcore party' reputation, ASU is a school that wants its students to succeed, and the university supplies many, many resources for you to do that.

  • 11/10/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 705

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's bowling in the Memorial Union. Gaming areas in most dorms! The field where people hang out all the time and play sports. Gatherings for performance infront of the Memorial Union almost every night!

    Food and Dining

    There are many food options, there are many healthy options not just fried food. Vegan food are especially amazing here at ASU

    Dorm Life

    Manzanita is clean and beautiful!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors I've are so helpful! Office hours are always available and always so helpful.

    In three sentences

    I love ASU's campus and the environment it offers. ASU has great staffs and professors that are great help in my academic and social life! And also so many free tutoring offered!

  • 08/17/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Dining hall hours are pretty decent and the food is pretty good. I just wasn't ever a fan of their breakfast options.

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses are a breeze, but others are very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Go to orientation at the earliest possible date. The early you confirm classes, the better classes you'll get

    In three sentences

    ASU is an amazing school with opportunities for those willing to put themselves out there. The school seeks to serve the community at large and conducts use-inspired research with many opportunities for students to engage. As a student, there is a strong, challenging course-load, with a vibrant social environment as well

  • 04/20/2015

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 13 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    ASU has blue pole stations all over campus. If you think someone is following you, you can hit the button and keep hitting them so the police can track your movements. They also have this service called Safety Escort, which allows ASU employed students to pick you up and drop you off for free to classes or anywhere on campus after it gets dark.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    White wash the A. Freshman will traditionally climb up A mountain and paint it white to symbolize starting fresh.

    Bang for the buck

    The education itself is worth every penny. I would recommend this University to everyone I know. I am very proud to be a Sun Devil for Life! If you can, don't buy your books from the bookstore. The prices are off the charts. There are a few places near campus where you can buy them cheaper if you don't want to buy them on Amazon. Also, several times a year, ASU will pass out coupon books. Sometimes they will have useful coupons for books, food, or school supplies.

    What to do for fun

    ASU has many activities on a daily basis. You can go bowling in the Memorial Union, go to comedy shows, or participate in larger campus activities. They have a dances, a tiki luau party, free massages around finals, and an undie run. Believe me, you will never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    Overall, ASU has a good selection of food. They have meatless Mondays at Barrett's dining room and have many fast food options in the Memorial Union building. Whether you want to eat healthy or splurge on energy drinks, ASU has got you covered. I would say the only thing to be aware of is the price of food on campus. It is much pricier than buying food at a supermarket.

    Dorm Life

    As expected, it depends where you dorm. Barrett has amazing dorms and even offers a sustainability wing where you can air dry your clothes and grow plants. Usually, wherever you go, you will have floors with themes. The RAs can get really creative and make the hallways fun. On the downside, if you live somewhere like university towers, be prepared for the possibility of roaches. My boyfriend lived there and they along with some other friends had issues with this.

    Academic Rigor

    I attended Barrett, the Honors College for 3 out of my 4 years. Because of that, I was able to get a good feel for academics in both worlds. The honors classes were definitely more rigorous, but It honestly depends on what subject you are taking and your strengths. Most instructors, even if part-time, take their work seriously. Be prepared to work hard and do lots of reading.

    Tips for prospective students

    See an academic adviser. They are your best friends. I was able to graduate because several of my advisers helped me get to where I needed to be. Make as many new contacts as you can and always look up professors to see if they would be a good fit for you.

    In three sentences

    It's a great University with many faculty members who really care for their students. ASU has many resources for students to be successful and everything is within walking distance. The campus has a large city feel and can be overwhelming for someone coming from the suburbs or a small town.

  • 04/10/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    As long as you're aware of your surroundings, you'll be fine. If you ever feel threatened, you shouldn't hesitate to call for help, there are emergency phone boxes all around and ASU also has its own police department. You can also call for a safety escort at night if you feel the need.

    Greek Life

    I don't know too much about Greek life, I'm not in a frat or a sorority. However, one of my friends is in a Catholic sorority. My roommate herself and a few of our mutual friends were in a co-ed engineering frat, which they seemed to really enjoy for the most part.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs and coalitions at ASU, so many that I can never keep track. Pretty much, for every interest group that exists, there also exists a club or organization. And the great thing is, if a club doesn't exist already, and you have an idea, you have great opportunity of creating it on your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Partiers, academics, gamers, average people, pretty much everybody.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The ASU BB Run (formerly known as the Undie Run) Camping out for tickets to football games for an entire week A nice location is the secret garden. It's not really that much of a garden, but if you manage to find it and you go at night with someone you like, it can really be fun.

    Bang for the buck

    When you think about the quality of the education and the school's unique way of thinking and sense of inclusion, It's a really good deal for your money. Scholarships and financial aid are available to those who need them, and you can also apply for on-campus jobs, regardless of whether or not you qualify for federal work-study.

    What to do for fun

    You're on campus in the middle of Tempe, there's tons of stuff to do! Just take a walk down Mill Ave and enjoy the restaurants, night life, and much more. The campus is also relatively close to Tempe Town Lake, so you can take the light rail if you want. There are two light rail stations on campus, and buses to take you to different campuses, so by all means, explore the Phoenix area!

    Food and Dining

    Over by the engineering dorms, there are a few other dorms, one of which is really tall and has one of the main dining halls on campus. That one is Manzanita. The food is meh, but if you really don't care, it's fine. In PV Main, which is the other engineering dorm, you have an option of a diner or a salad bar, where you can get meal exchanges, or even a market, where you can buy snacks and other food, and even some essentials like school supplies and cleaning supplies. Another option for eating is the Memorial Union, located in the middle of campus, which has lots of restaurants, a dining hall, and also a market. Once again, Barrett rises above the rest in terms of dining, as their food is delicious and they often have a large assortment of goodies to pick from.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in one of the engineering dorms (PV East). Kinda run down, the elevators are kinda sketchy and sometimes break down, but overall the people are generally really great, and there was a big sense of community between the residents of each floor. If you end up living in Barrett (the honors college) you're in for a treat, because the dorms are definitely way nicer than all the rest. It's definitely worth the extra money.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what program you're in (I was in Electrical Engineering but recently switched to Biological Sciences), the coursework can get pretty tough. Make sure you know what you're getting into, and if you have difficult courses, pace yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, especially if you're in a difficult major (for instance, any STEM majors). Have fun and kick back when you need to--it can get kind of stressful. The campus is in the middle of the city and there are two light rail stations on campus, so if you get bored, take some time and explore! Don't freak out if you get stressed, definitely talk to your advisers when you need help.

    In three sentences

    ASU Tempe is a big campus, and it's really cool to see all mixes of people in such an urban area, although it's sometimes overwhelming. ASU was very welcoming towards me during my first year at college. The people are great, there's lots of fun stuff to do, and if you get good professors, then classes are great too.

  • 04/03/2015

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

    0 out of 5 people found this review useful. 15 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Get good grades

    In three sentences

    Its a good school. Nice campus. Okay price

  • 03/23/2015

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

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The student union in Tempe had lots of options. Due to the smaller size, the Downtown campus had less, which was disappointing.

    Dorm Life

    The Downtown campus had some very beautiful dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    While ASU wasn't the best academic school I looked at, the number of majors offered was staggering.

  • 03/10/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Just try not to be roaming at night alone as it can get dangerous. There has been some campus assaults. But there are police officers that can walk you whenever you feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Very motivated and involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    Highly motivated and provided with money from the school to start a new idea.

    What to do for fun

    Attend the Sundevil Fitness Complex,

    Food and Dining

    It has the same food throughout the whole semester. However, it does have a variety of foods, healthy, unhealthy, food.

    Dorm Life

    It enhances the relationships you build as a freshman student and the connections you have with the events, jobs, and resources you can attain from the university.

    Academic Rigor

    Many students attend the Student Success Centers and Office hours, It all depends on the motivation everyone has.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should get involved in the clubs. Arizona State University has a wonderful extracurricular resources such as providing students with the appropriate amount of money if they have the initiative to start their own club. If you are in a science department it would be best to attend the Tempe Campus because it has more resources to reach out to such as Si Leaders, Discussion leaders, Office Hours, Student Success Centers, and Teaching Assistants as opposed to in the Downtown Campus you only have teaching assistants and office hours to reach out to.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a highly motivated school that strives to enhance the self exploration experience in all college students. It also had a variety resources that can only be found if you are willing to reach out to them. Even though it has the party school reputation it does not dictate the educational success of the students,if you do not want to party the aura of parties will not affect you in any way shape or form.

  • 03/04/2015

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

    18 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for prospective students would be to visit at least two of ASU's different campuses. The different campuses are geared towards different types of students.

    In three sentences

    I found that ASU's Tempe campus was very large and busy; however, ASU's lesser-known West campus was much smaller and very calm. I feel that ASU, by having several different campus made to fit the needs of different groups of students, can be a good fit for many different types of students. From visiting both ASU's Tempe campus and ASU's West campus first as a possible applicant and later as an admitted student, I felt that ASU's staff really cares about helping, not only current students, but potential future students. The staff was really helpful and courteous in answering all of the questions I had about the university.

  • 01/19/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is very important to ASU so they do all that they can and that is possible to ensure the safety of their students.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many things to do and so many clubs and activities to choose from that there is sure to be something to meet anyone's interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for everyone really. Something for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other universities ASU is a decent price. It isn't the cheapest but most definitely not the most expensive.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun and if you don't know it is as easy as looking up online what there is to do at ASU or around Tempe. Luckily ASU is located in a prime time close to mill and in the middle of a busy city where it never gets boring.

    Food and Dining

    Depending on where you stay freshman year the dinning halls vary. But overall, the amount of food places in ASU and near are a. good and b. close.

    Dorm Life

    I personally didn't dorm, but I saw and heard only good things about the dorm and freshman year at ASU.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the major the classes will vary in difficulty. I would say that there are many challenging classes but by showing up to class and following the professors instructions accompanied by all the extra help that is provided on campus the classes become manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Getting to know your campus and all that it offers is key. Join clubs and organizations to meet new people and network. Don't freak out, and don't over do it. Sometimes the best way to get an A is when you have a balance between school and your personal life.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a large campus with thousands of things to do. You will never find yourself bored with the amount of clubs and organizations you can join even ones specifically for your major. There are so many ways to get involved and a lot of extra help to aid you with your academics.

  • 01/15/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    ASU is very safe. Each dorm room has a lock, and only you and your roommates (and the front desk) have the key. Each dorm floor has at least two community advisers who can help you with anything. Each dorm also has a front desk with a phone to any place on campus. All along the sidewalks of ASU are emergency poles with a blue light. If you feel unsafe, you can press the button on the pole and be connected with emergency responders. If someone is chasing you, you can press the button and then run to the next, and they will follow your path to find you. ASU also has an app that has a map and can help you connect with ASU and Tempe police. You can also call the safety escort service if you feel unsafe, and they will send a person in a golf cart to come get you and take you to where you need to be. There may be more, but those are the resources I can think of, but during welcome week you can find out all about how to be safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    I am not in Greek life, but my friend is and she loves it! We have many fraternities and sororities to choose from so during rush week, you will find one that works for you. Or, if you decide it's not your thing, there is no commitment when you rush. My roommate participated in rush week, but then decided she didn't want to be in a sorority so she didn't choose one, and it was very easy for her to say no. I would advise that if you are even the least bit interested to go and see if it might be for you. After all, that is one way to connect you to lifelong friends!

    Clubs and Activities

    ASU has a club for almost anything you can imagine! This is one of the great things about going to a big school like ASU. Since there are so many people, if you have a certain interest, so do other people! If you don't find the club you want (which I haven't heard of) you can make the club.

    Great for these types of students

    I think ASU is great for students who want to have all the benefits of a large college, including tutoring opportunities and help, clubs, and meeting people, while having small class sizes and a more individual feel. You can pick the kinds of classes you want, and the dorms make the school seem smaller.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a place on campus called the secret garden which some students go to read or study in. In the beginning of each year, they bring buses to the dorms and will bring people to Target to buy anything they may have forgotten. They close down the Target early and have lights and music while your shopping, so it's actually pretty fun! During finals, your dorms will provide stress puppies so you can pet the puppies and be less stressed. They also have a lot of free food during move-in time and finals, so take advantage! Also during finals to help relieve stress and since the weather is too warm for snow, ASU brought in snow from Flagstaff so the students could drink complimentary hot chocolate, tea, and coffee while having a snow ball fight!

    Bang for the buck

    Like any school, ASU seems very expensive. However, they offer a lot of scholarships and financial aide. I am supposed to be paying over double what I actually do due to scholarships and an ASU need based job. The classes, like I mentioned, are fairly difficult, but manageable, and ASU has so much help if you ask for it.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many fun clubs you can join on campus. You can also play at some of the dorm amenities like an arcade, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, and pools. There are a lot of places on a street called Mill Ave. which you can walk to and look at shops or eat there. You can also if you have a car, drive to downtown Phoenix or Castles N' Coasters or any of the other fun things around the area.

    Food and Dining

    When you first get to ASU, you will be overwhelmed with the dining selections. You can make a sandwich, pasta, burgers, pizza, salads, and so much more just in one dining hall. However, as the semester goes on, I started to get a bit tired of some of the food. But the good thing about ASU is that I can walk to other dining halls with different selections, or the MU which has many different restaurants, like Qdoba and Einstein Bros. You can use what is called M&G dollars (maroon and gold) to purchase things at the MU and some other places on campus. You automatically get a certain amount of M&G dollars on your suncard depending on what meal plan you go with.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorms here! They are so close to everything and they help you to meet great people. The way they organize their dorms, you will be with people of similar majors so you can form study groups, and the dorms will be closest to your classes. In my dorm, Manzanita, as well as some others there are quiet study rooms you can use on each floor, an arcade, basketball courts, a dining hall, a front desk to help you 24/7, a lounge on each floor, and washers/dryers. Each room also comes with a mini fridge and microwave. I can walk to the UPS store from my dorm, as well as many restaurants, including some other dining halls, and a small market.

    Academic Rigor

    I think this depends on your major. However, this school is fair. I was a biochemistry major and the classes were hard, but doable. My professors and T.A.'s are very approachable and helpful. There are many tutoring opportunities as well as office hours available for help. Overall, the classes are fairly difficult, but if you utilize the tools at your disposal, you won't have any problem getting good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend living on campus until you are familiar with the school, and have made some friends. The dorms are overall very clean and fun to live in, my roommate is my best friend! The dorms also have their own study tools, and get-togethers to help students meet new people.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University- Tempe is great for those who want a large university feel, with small classes if you choose. The pricing is good, and they offer lots of scholarships and financial aide, especially for in state. I really like how there are a lot of great resources, like free tutoring, to help students keep up.

  • 01/13/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a police station on campus also safety patrol which provides free ride to all students after 7 pm to 2 am!

    Greek Life

    Tons and tons of fraternities and sororities you won't know where to start!

    Clubs and Activities

    We have over 300 clubs. From the chocolate love club to the harry potter club!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a cool secret garden it took me two years to find. It's a cool place to nap or just get away for a while.

    Bang for the buck

    The football games are amazing. You can really feel the Sun Devil pride. ASU is what you call a true college town.

    What to do for fun

    Dance, play piano, skateboard, and go to concerts!

    Food and Dining

    Sooo many options you'll never want to leave. From cute trendy mom and pops shops to retro vegan cafes. There is something there for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    It is fun the RA' are always there to help you. They plan events so you can meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    I like the courses that difficulty depends on the classes you take but just use the T.A and always go to office hours. It shows you care and the teacher will help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved don't procrastinate remember that everyone is in the same boat so don't worry :)

    In three sentences

    I love the school it is big and exciting. You meet a lot of great people and there are so many ways to get involved!

  • 01/13/2015

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

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Going to Chop Shop on Wednesdays. Great food and open mic. Meet lots of new people.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs!

    Food and Dining

    So many options to choose from!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms look nice!

    Academic Rigor

    Focused on promoting their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep a positive frame of my mind and join clubs!

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is very open minded. The campus is huge and the student body us larger. So many degrees offered.

  • 01/08/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 705

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    Great for these types of students

    Polytechnic is great for people who enjoy being around nature or are perusing an engineering or science degree.

    What to do for fun

    Their are many places nearby if you look, near Poly their are many mountains you can climb. Or you could go to the Zoo or a museum or play ball or even just hang out anywhere on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good but it is the same thing every single say except for the specials.

    Dorm Life

    Carefully consider your requirements in a roommate, and make certain you clarify your basic rules from the very start.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses may be difficult but their are many people willing to help and one of those is your professor, so just ask if you don't know.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't PROCRASTINATE because it will ruin your semester and will cause you to fail. Most professors will not accept any late work. SPEAK up make sure your professors know your face and name it will be to your benefit later.

    In three sentences

    Your experience depends on the campus you choose, I chose Polytechnic because that is where I felt far more at ease but you may prefer one of the other campuses. All campuses are connected to each other and all the staff all all campuses are helpful. Their are also many things you can do depending on what you like, most of the workers on the campuses are students currently attending and most professors hire students to help out with their research.

  • 01/06/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus police and call stations at most corners.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds for every interest!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The undie run! Literally you run down to very busy streets in your underwear once a year.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a bit pricey but you get so much out of it and you learn so much.

    What to do for fun

    Cafes, mill ave, clubs, hike, bike around, shop.

    Food and Dining

    Tons of options for everyone and their specific diets!

    Dorm Life

    Get the dorm exemption because its way overpriced and not all that great!

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a science major and it is very time consuming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what major you want to be in and seriously talk to your professors. Get involved in clubs too, you may not think so but it pays off!

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a very good school for business and the sciences. They offer so many great programs and they're becoming very environmentally friendly! One downside is its so crowded, due to the fact there are 50k or more students on campus at any given time.

  • 12/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Most likely, nothing will happen. But there are always those who do not care about what people feel.

    What to do for fun

    Do anything in your pastime for fun, especially when stressed.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is no problem at all. It is always good.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived on-campus before since starting college, but my best friend recently is and she says that dorm life makes it easier for her to go to her classes in the morning and it is convenient for everything else.

    Academic Rigor

    Their academic rigor is fascinating. This is my first time being in college and I might be too quick to judge and give out a rating, but I feel that I am learning exactly what I need to know and learn to finish my studies in a few years.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never give up when you are faced with any kind of difficulty - that includes college courses.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a professional university and takes school very seriously. It encourages everyone to continue to school and/or to go back to school and earn a degree in your chosen occupation. I would recommend ASU to high school seniors and graduates.

  • 11/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 705

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    ANYTHING, quite literally. There are so many clubs, and as a freshman and living on campus, I can go to the gym for FREEE!

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't the greatest, but it will get you by.

    Dorm Life

    It's great, especially if you have a nice roommate. But, also remember the rules or else you can get in trouble.

    Academic Rigor

    The work can be hard, but only if you're not asking for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get out of your shell, it will help you in the long run. This is NOT high school! You are going to work, and need to know there are consequences in here.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a clean enviroment. This school has a million clubs you can join and make friend in. This school is amazing and buzzing with event, you are NEVER bored!

  • 11/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    LOVE!

    Dorm Life

    I personally don't have a dorm, but I have a few friends who do, and they seem to love living on campus!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't freak out too much. I know its a big change but what I have found is that everyone is really helpful, and are willing to help you if you need it. Get to know your teachers and meet with your counselor as often as you need, don't ever feel like you're being annoying. They are there to help you. Also, don't slack, this is college. Take it a serious as you can. And lastly, have fun! This is a great experience, and ASU has so much going on! Go DEVILS!

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a very welcoming school. Its very diverse and there are always amazing things going on around campus. Overall, Its a great environment to be in and friendly too!

  • 11/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 705

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Here at ASU, there are 4 campuses, so the activities are endless. Tempe is the largest campus, so there is Greek Life, downtown Tempe and a lake. In Downtown Phoenix, there is the art district, restaurants and some night life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should apply because it's a simple application, and they need to keep their grades up in high school because ASU has plenty of academic scholarships with great value.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is a great university for anyone looking for fantastic education at a reasonable price. The professor's are all well-educated and willing to help. ASU has many activities offered for everyone, no matter if you are a Freshman or a Senior!

  • 11/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs to choose from at ASU, anyone could find one that they are interested in. There are also activities going on weekly if not daily around campus somewhere, you just have to know about it.

    What to do for fun

    Go to huge on campus gym.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not bad. Keep in mind it's still school food, just the next level up.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus in dorms was one of the best choices I've ever made. I couldn't imagine going through life not once living in a dorm. It is very fun, easy to meet new people, and a very easy way to live.

    Academic Rigor

    My major is biochemistry and the academics are slightly difficult. Some classes are very confusing and others are rather easy, it al depends on the professor you have!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't buy books until you go to class and find out for sure that you need them. Don't live on campus unless you can afford it or have a way to pay for it.

    In three sentences

    ASU is definitely a fun place to be with lots of people from all over the world. There are always activities going on and rarely will you find yourself not having anything to do. The academics are good too!

  • 11/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Each institute has its own campus police department. Besides the active guards, there are other safety precautions. The first being that only a resident can go into the resident halls, all doors are card swipe operated. The second is the escort service. If a student feels unsafe, they can call a direct number to the police station to get a police chief to escort that student to their destination. There is a campus safety trolly that can only be taken by students. Safe ride is a campus taxi service each student is encouraged to put into their phone contacts. Overall, the campuses feature many safety precautions to ensure a student's well-being.

    Greek Life

    Getting involved with a sorority or fraternity are beneficial aspects of college to consider. These friendships and exclusive events add to an already fantastic college experience. Extra fees and time to devote to a sorority or fraternity should also be considered, as most require added fees and/or event attendance.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Tempe campus acts as the home base for all the non-major type clubs and sororities.

    Great for these types of students

    The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University carries a great name. The program is diverse and immerses the student in the subject. This program is popular and very beneficial.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Arizona State University celebrates art and creativity. As a result, some campuses feature many large, outdoor art pieces.

    Bang for the buck

    Arizona State University provides a top-notch education, encourages community involvement, safety, diversity, a fantastic athletic department and a memorable college experience.

    What to do for fun

    Getting involved with campus clubs and organizations is always a fantastic idea. Attending campus centered events are a lot of fun and bring out a good college crowd. Likewise, it is also recommended to get to know the area surrounding the campus. The Downtown Phoenix campus, for example, is located in the heart of the city. Popular places and restaurants are a 10 minute walk away. Tempe is also a metropolitan area, the largest campus is spread out and located next to various stores. ASU West in Glendale and Polytechnic in Mesa both feel a tad more suburban with outlet malls close by. The communities outside the campus feature popular events and places to get acquainted with.

    Food and Dining

    Beware of the freshman 15! The dinning halls operate on a buffet style-all you can eat for an hour. Usually the food is good, but like most buffets, some items have been sitting out for a while. Visit the salad bar often as well as the sun devil fitness complex. As they say, A Sun Devil is a Well-Devil.

    Dorm Life

    On-campus housing is recommended at least for first-time freshman. Each campus has a different layout, but they all have the same goal: to give you the best college experience possible. Being on campus allows for a clean attendance record and ability to attend clubs.

    Academic Rigor

    It is important to keep in mind the homework level for each class and the credit hours. Online classes such as math are a different concept that sometimes not everyone enjoys. The academic intensity is dependent on the classes and amount of credit hours a student enrolls in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Research each degree program and campus to see what excites you. Be on top of the extra requirements and funds for certain degree programs. College is not an easy task so be prepared financially with scholarships and academically with time management and organizational skills. Keep the stress level to a minimum.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is spread across four different locations with numerous degrees available, making for a great diversity scale. The staff and faculty are compassionate and helpful. Each campus promotes events that are always occurring and always fun, bringing together a large community.

  • 10/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Don't be stupid.

    Greek Life

    The Fraternities and Sororities are special people. They believe that just because they have Greek letters on their t-shirts and bags that they are better than everyone else. They aren't.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone really, there are 4 ASU campus locations, find one meant for you.

    What to do for fun

    Tempe is a college town. Find some friends and start some ruckus.

    Food and Dining

    At the Honors College, the dining hall is the best there, everywhere else on campus sucks compared to the Barrett dining hall, from what I have heard.

    Dorm Life

    Fun, especially at the honors college, there are people from all around the world and different things to do all the time. There are so many activities to do at the dorms and all you have to do is participate.

    Academic Rigor

    Yes, ASU is a party school but that does not mean the academics is easy. There is a lot expected of the students that attend. First and foremost ASU is a plus and minus school so that means depending on the grade you got in a class, the GPA received my be different. For example, and 98 is a A+ and adds 4.33 to your GPA instead of a regular 4.0, and in addition to that an A- is a 3.67 instead of a 4.0. So just getting an A does not cut it. A+. 97-100. 4.0. A. 93-96. 4.0. A-. 90-92. and so on for B's C's and D's. I am a part of Barrett, the Honors College, at ASU, and that in itself adds another workload to students, from the dreaded Human Event, to honors contracts with professors, to a 40+ page honors thesis.

    Tips for prospective students

    ASU is a party school. That fact gets into many student's heads and they are primarily focused on having fun and not pursuing their degree, You cannot let the fun, carefree attitude get to you, or you will not succeed. You must have a balance mix and know when it is time to get to business.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is school is a good fit for anyone, whether you like a smaller suburban like area (West campus) or a bigger city like feel (Tempe main campus, there is a place for you. There is a major for anything one could possibly be interested in and if for some reason you do not find anything that grasps your attention, you can make your own major! At ASU your future is really in your hands!

  • 10/30/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) DONT MESS UP! Partying too much and not focusing on work will ruin you. 2) ASK FOR HELP! Most of the time you don't have a clue what you're doing, it wont get better if you don't let someone know you have a problem. 3) ENJOY YOUR TIME! Don't get caught up in the little stuff, it wont be worth it in the end.

    In three sentences

    ASU is a college where students fend for themselves. If you have never been on your own, ASU will quickly teach you how to be self sufficient. Never have a balance due, it will haunt every part of your college career.

  • 10/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have campus securities everywhere at all times of the day. They even roam around campus constantly on weekends. They also provide a personal campus bus/ shuttle from places on campus back to your dorm 24 hours in case in thing were to happen to you or you are just scared to walk back to your room at late hours of the night.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you can get into intramural sports whether it be just for the experience and or competitive, you should really look into it because they are a great way to relive the stress and strain of college and also a good way to meet new people.

    What to do for fun

    If you are looking for fun at ASU you will find it at every corner. ASU football games which run out of student tickets every week, then you have intramural sports that happen at a variety of places on campus. We also have varies events from art shows to musicals if you are into that type of thing, but if you are just a laid back individual we also have classes like yoga in the SDFC weekly. So if it is fun you are looking for then ASU would be a great chose to attend and pursue your college degree.

    Food and Dining

    ASU has food EVERYWHERE! If you are hungry at anytime we have places that are open 24 hours. Our diner is the go to place for the majority of students for a decent fill up meal, but if you don't want to eat the same thing everyday we have a building that is the food galore palace. The MU aka the Memorial Union holds places like Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, Burger King, Subway, and even Papa John's, just for food accommodations if you ever want something new to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is what ever you make of it. To me, living in the dorm is the most convenient and best way to get into the flow of college. I think if you are going to college, especially ASU, you should surely get into on campus housing. Whether it be on the main campus in Tempe, or at one of our other campuses, living on campus shows you the ropes to college living as a freshman and you don't have to deal with the ridiculous traffic trying to get home everyday which is a huge benefit.

    Academic Rigor

    Every academic aspect that is practiced under Arizona State University is a prestige program that you should consider. All the professors care about your well being, and whats best for the students. Also if you decide to join any specific school I highly recommend getting into the W.P. Carey School of Business.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering going to ASU you should really try to get into living on campus. Living on campus provides you with the full up close affects of the college life. Also you should hold on to the student meal plan as long as possible because it really comes in handy at times of need. Then the last thing is to make sure you bring at least one jacket with a hood, because you never know when the sun will decide to leave you dry and let the rain come in.

    In three sentences

    ASU is by far is one of the best colleges that you could ever attend. If I had to rate ASU on a 1-10 scale I would definitely give it a 10. Being able to go to a school like Arizona State opens your eyes to many new experiences, and situations that really amp up the college experience.

  • 10/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 705

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Football games, clubs, activities, rec center, bowling

    Food and Dining

    The food is great at first and then by a few months into the school year you get sick of eating the same things over and over again.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms provide a great social atmosphere to study and make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    ASU challenged students and promotes learning in different styles.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always do your homework and keep up on studying. If you fall behind, it becomes really difficult to keep up and catch up.

    In three sentences

    Attending ASU has been one of the best decisions of my life. The enviroment promotes learning and there is a social atmosphere. There are many opportunities to get involved.

  • 10/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Carry pepper spray.

    Bang for the buck

    It's not expensive AT ALL. If you have a decent GPA and financial need, ASU will offer several scholarships and financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    Each college has specific events set up for students to accommodate to their interests. Apart from these events, there's organizations and sporting events.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! There's affordable meal plans available. There's restaurants, coffee shops to fast food places-all located on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have no idea, I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Dependent on your major choice, the academic rigor varies. Several programs are available for tutoring assistance and guidance.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's full of several opportunities and a variety of mentors are available to help. There is no reason to shy away from help or developing as an involved student on campus.

    In three sentences

    The main campus in Tempe, Arizona is vibrant and lively. Initially, it may seem too crowded to become involved. However, there are several events and organizations that enable diversity and involvement.

  • 10/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 705

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun at ASU like participate on the intramural sports teams. There is always something to do at night with all the restaurants and clubs near Mill Ave in Tempe. There is also always club activity and meetings going on every single day!

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is nothing spectacular at ASU, but it is definitely better than high school cafeteria food. There is almost always a wide variety of food to choose from, and ASU gives students who purchase a meal plan M&G dollars which allow you to go out and eat at other places close to campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great at ASU because there is always something to do for everyone! Every week there is activities to do with people from all over the dorms, and everyday people gather on their floors and just hangout and have a good time. One of the best parts about dorm life besides the fact you get to live on your own, is how connected you are to so many different people.

    Academic Rigor

    So far, I have not found classes to be super hard at ASU. As long as you go to class, and pay attention in class while taking decent notes, it is fairly easy. There are some classes that do require a little extra studying, like most science classes are definitely classes that should be studied for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should definitely try to talk to professors as early and as often as possible, especially if you're planning on going to graduate school. Meeting with your professors outside of class during their office hours might be a little awkward and weird, but they actually like it when student come during their office hours and they are extremely helpful with anything you need in their course.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a great school. It has provided me with the opportunity to learn about the field I'm interested in, while surrounded by a great environment. ASU has also already shown me ways to get started and get into internships for my intended field and this is my first semester.

  • 10/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are police everywhere all the time. Especially friday nights.

    What to do for fun

    What ever you like to do for fun, you will find it at ASU. There are clubs for everything, the SDFC offers all sorts of intramural sports. On a nice day you could ride your bike around tempe town lake or just lounge by the pool.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to a club meeting, try out a sport, get a job. Just get involved in some way, just school won't fill your time and your social needs.

    In three sentences

    Even though it at first feels overwhelming to be part of a school with so many students, it is easy to find your niche in campus. There is so much to do and so many opportunities. At ASU there is something for everyone.

  • 09/24/2014

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

    38 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've heard of a few people getting robbed, a few assaults and a few bikes getting stolen, but for the size of the campus, it's pretty safe. And the stuff I've heard of has been over a few years time.

    Greek Life

    Huge

    Clubs and Activities

    Inimaginable number.

    Great for these types of students

    Partiers, self motivated. There are lots of majors, so someone with an esoteric major would find it here. Fantastic Honors college within a college. There are lots of opportunites to succeed if you don't get sucked down into the party hole or intimidated by massive sized classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No clue. Fear the Fork!!

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap school, especially for out of state.

    What to do for fun

    1000's of clubs. Great Div 1 Sports teams. Greek Life, Parties. There is a ton of stuff to do here.

    Food and Dining

    Average, nothing special. Not gross.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are fun and pretty nice here, especially the Barrett dorms and some of the new ones in downtown Phoenix.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is pretty easy unless you are in a hard math, engineering, pre med type major. It has to be fairly easy because it's for AZ kids, and the high schools in AZ can't even teach the basics (that doesn't include some excellent charters and a couple of excellent private schools they have). This is mainly a party school where kids come to get out of the cold weather and because they couldn't get in anywhere better. A student can be successful here, but it's not easy. Journalism and business schools are good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus and get involved early. Try and get into Barrett. Don't come during the summer. Make friends in your dorms.

    In three sentences

    Huge, overwhelming number of undergraduates Classes are not too hard Students have to self motivate--great for the self motivated

  • 09/22/2014

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

    39 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security on point.

    Greek Life

    A lot.

    Clubs and Activities

    Younglife.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who are really fun and energetic.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not that I'm aware of.

    Bang for the buck

    Can be expensive for out of state.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking and plenty of other activities.

    Food and Dining

    Tons of places to eat and for cheap. Great Mexican food.

    Dorm Life

    Can be pretty fun, but easily distracting with the party scene.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of different academic opportunities and programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what your getting into and set your priorities straight.

    In three sentences

    Great student life. Nice location. Perfect weather.

  • 08/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is more interested in drinking than education.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out of state student here because of financial aid, I have to say that at least I'm getting an engineering degree from a somewhat respected institution for an affordable price.

    What to do for fun

    I have yet to find anything to do for fun that doesn't involve either getting blackout drunk or high. That's to be expected, as this godawful excuse for a school is in the middle of a desert. If you would like to find something to do on a Friday night and not wake up with a showstopping hangover, find a different school.

    Food and Dining

    I'm a vegetarian and I do my best to eat healthy as well. I also work out frequently. The dining halls almost always lack a suitable vegetarian option other than a mediocre salad. This doesn't sound that bad, until you realize that you're only option is to eat the same salad and fruit combo for nearly eight months out of the year. It's also worth noting that the only restaurants other than Domino's and Jimmy Johns are on the opposite corner of the campus from most of the student housing, which is an enormous pain due to the size of the campus and turns a meal into a multi-hour epic quest worthy of Tolkien.

    Dorm Life

    Not dirty, amenities worked and everything was fairly clean. Of course, those come with the obscene price tag you would expect from college housing. Not terrible, but exceedingly overpriced.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm probably not in the best place to comment on the academic rigor of this place as a current Sophomore. That being said, even as a engineering student, I've been able to ace classes without wasting my time attending the lectures. The entirety of my first year here was spent relearning material I had covered in my second year of high school that I was unable to get out of because of ridiculous, byzantine bureaucracy. Nothing has changed so far, and I'm not particularly optimistic, even more so since I was able to help a Junior with his Physics homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Avoid this, place, unless you're an in-state student who can't afford to go anywhere else.

    In three sentences

    I have absolutely nothing positive to say about Arizona State University. The only reason I came here in the first place was because of a generous, but somewhat misleading, financial aid package and a number of lies they sold me and my family about living here. As my alias states, I consider coming here to be the biggest mistake of my life.

  • 08/10/2014

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

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    In three sentences

    This schools application process is very simple and it is very easy to access and maneuver around. The campus is amazing and has multiple locations so it is very convenient if you don't live near the main campus. Also, I know many people that have attended this college and have given it good reviews saying that the classes are good and that the professors are good as well.

  • 07/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is not the best but not the worst. They have a program that offers you a ride anywhere on campus. They also have emergency posts that you can call for help posted everywhere on campus. Most dorms need an access card to get in and some even need the card to use the elevators.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus. In the beginning of the school year, there is an event called passport where all the clubs can recruit new members and promote themselves. As for activities, there are so many because of how big the campus is and how many students go there.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events going on on campus that you can attend like plays, concerts, and movie nights. You can also go on Mill and explore the shops and restaurants. There's a light rail that can take you to downtown Phoenix.

    Food and Dining

    You can eat at the dining hall or buy food from the different fast food chains in the Memorial Union. Dorm food can get tiring so people go to the Memorial Union or nearby places that accept M&G if they don't want to spend money. For the most part, everyone is nice and cleans after themselves.

    Dorm Life

    This depends on what dorm you live in and who you live with. Most of the dorms are well kept and everyone is friendly. The newer dorms are more expensive but have more to offer than the older dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on what year you are, what your major is, and how much effort you put in. From my experience, all my classes were fair in grading and my professors wanted us to pass. They tried to help as much as possible. A really helpful site was ratemyprofessor.com. I always looked at my professors ratings before adding a class.Make friends in classes and start a study group.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make the most of your college years. Don't expect everything to be handed to you. Having fun and meeting new people is fine just don't get caught up and forget your school work and your goals. Don't rush everything. Get to know yourself better and meet new people.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a diverse place to be but can be impersonal due to the large population of students. However, there are many clubs and organizations that make it easier to get involved. Despite the heat in the summer, ASU is a great university to be at!

  • 07/02/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    Yum I enjoyed eating in in the many restaurants around ASU

    Dorm Life

    The dorms look fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Looks challenging but a lot of fun.

  • 06/29/2014

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

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    What to do for fun

    I play football and sing.

    Dorm Life

    Its very cool.

    Academic Rigor

    Its very encouraging.

  • 06/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Painting the A before Football season is the best! Tailgate parties are a blast and there are always free t-shirts and food!

    What to do for fun

    Everything and anything! With the large amount of students your options are endless. You could go on a trip to the mountains, go to the many malls, go up north for snow, or simply stay on campus and enjoy greek life, Mill Ave, or clubs and organizations.

    Food and Dining

    It's good for the first week then it gets boring. This is the same problem at most colleges... If you are an honors student the food is a bit better and they have more vegetarian options at the honors dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    Always something to do on campus! The dorms are a ton of fun, everything is so lively at night and the RAs are fun.

    Academic Rigor

    It honestly depends on your major. As a political science major I was breezing through my classes with A+s and Deans List. When I switched to a Biology major my grades dropped and I was no longer on Dean's List. It takes a lot more effort for me to earn an A in a STEM class than it does for me to do so in a liberal arts class. It really depends on you and your methods of study, plus your dedication to school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a mentor, go to tutoring even when you think you don't need it, and engage yourself into the ASU Sun Devil way! This means try out every club, go greek, or create a new on campus organization!

    In three sentences

    The campus is huge and the amount of students is tremendous! There is always something to do which means you can easily get distracted from your studies. The school provides many resources to help you succeed in your academics, take advantage of these since they are paid for with your tuition!

  • 06/19/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    West campus has very few dinning options, the Tempe campus sounds a lot better though.

    Dorm Life

    There's soooo many people.

    Academic Rigor

    It seems like as a big university, there are some great classes and some mediocre ones. Just do your research.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships early and communicate with the financial aid office. Because it's a big school, it's very easy to get lost in the crowd, and forgotten about when you need help.

  • 06/18/2014

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

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    Bang for the buck

    Honestly at all the colleges I have looked at, ASU gives you the most bang for your buck. You have free tutoring all day everyday, you have people to set up resumes for future jobs, you get a personal councilor who you can see whenever, and the list goes on and on. This place wants you to succeed at whatever you want to do in life.

    What to do for fun

    ASU always has something going on. They will have football games every Saturday and before the games is tailgating and after the games there are people setting up victory parties for the team where everyone is involved and ready to have a good time. Your first week of college is like one big party. We have the activity signups for clubs, the first concert, and free stuff everywhere you look.

    Food and Dining

    ASU has tons of food places on campus, and dining halls for every residency hall. Just off of campus on Mill Ave. is a bunch of restaurants that are new and upcoming.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty nice wherever you go, but Hassyampa is the newest, and therefor is nicer. But at ASU they place you with people that have a similar major to you for a better work environment with people going through the same things as you are.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is one of the highest academic schools for all subjects. If you are interested in almost anything, ASU will be excelling at the subject of your desire.

    Tips for prospective students

    When applying to ASU make sure you take your SAT's multiple times to make sure you get the best score possible. You will need to visit the Tempe campus because it is a beautiful sight and you will be hooked as soon as you attend the first tour.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is a beautiful campus with a lively setting of people who want to be at college and are all friendly. If you are interested in Business, you are in luck. ASU has one of the top business schools in America and you get many benefits from this internal college that you wont get anywhere else.

  • 06/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are activities for students to do throughout the academic year.

    Food and Dining

    I don't live on campus, therefore I cannot judge their food.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but I heard it is not pleasant.

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers want to help everybody get good grades, they are willing to help students if they ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your best in the first day.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University has a great group of staff. The advisors want to see everybody succeed in college, and do everything to help you graduate in four years. Every freshmen is assigned a college coach, and they are really helpful, I was pleased with everything they helped me with.

  • 06/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hike A-Mountain, swim, volleyball.

    Food and Dining

    Mainly just dining halls which close early.

    Dorm Life

    Many of the popular dorms are clean and still somewhat new. Great way to start your freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    Most degrees have certain requirements before you're allowed to pursue.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know how to manage your time effectively.

    In three sentences

    A big party school. Lots of different classes offered. Great school spirit.

  • 06/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have been to a couple of campuses and the safety is great, in Mesa you are not in the downtown life so you can easily walk around at night and not have to be afraid.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    White washing the A is a blast, everyone goes up the side of the mountain and changes the gold A to white at the beginning of the school year.

    Bang for the buck

    for only $10,000 a year you receive an outstanding world renowned education.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many groups to get involved with, with over 70,000 students there aren't many groups that haven't been created yet. You can go to our recreational center, or go biking, there are student government positions, and there are lounges to just hang out and watch T.V. at.

    Food and Dining

    The meals are a bit repetitive but the dining hall is great, the all you can eat plan is great for when you are hungry just go in and eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great, the facilities allow you to take a break from your work, and everything is clean. You can have your friends over, and everything you could want in a house are there.

    Academic Rigor

    The work here is not hard but better described as thought provoking, the majority of the work is hands on, and everyone wants to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely apply, ASU may be a big school but they make it seem small. Make sure you do good in the Standardized tests.

    In three sentences

    ASU is a very wonderful college, the students and faculty are great and they want you to excel. Everyone is open to help you learn more. And the community at ASU is great for they want you to get involved in the extracurricular activities that go on.

  • 06/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never heard of any major issues at school. They also have an emergency text and email alert system that notifies students of any emergencies. The only alert I've had so far was a gas leak off campus. One year down and never so much as a fight on campus. Extremely safe!

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about the greek life of ASU, other than they are a party school. I assume their are many sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are thousands of different clubs and activities for every student. At my campus they have a large group of aviation students that are involved in many clubs/groups. These students are very tight with each other and do lots of productive, yet original, activities.

    Great for these types of students

    The Polytechnic campus is great for any student that is studying engineering. A large portion of their classes are dedicated to engineering fields. Also, students that want to be involved in programs on school and helping others should consider ASU. They have a student success center and tutors every week that will give extra help for core classes, for FREE!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    ASU is known as a party school, but they also have a large veteran community. The Pat Tillman walk raises awareness for veterans every year. GREAT PROGRAM!!

    Bang for the buck

    ASU is an extremely pricey school, especially if you're not an Arizona resident. But the level of education you get is second to none! Also, I am a veteran and they are highly veteran-friendly! The only better education you could get would be Yale.

    What to do for fun

    Study. But if you get tired of that, you can hit the new multi-million dollar gym they recently built. They have a very nice library that has new Apple computers everywhere! Also if you go into the simulator building, sometimes the flight sims are left unattended... muahaha

    Food and Dining

    ASU has several dining facilities and lots of choices of restaurants on campus. They do a nice job providing you with several options. They also have good meal plans that link with your student ID to assure you never go hungry!

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in their dorms personally, however I know several students that are in the dorms. They seem to be a pretty tight knit group and do lots of activities together. I give it three stars because regardless of how cool you think the dorms are, nothing is as nice as living in your own place away from school/work.

    Academic Rigor

    I give ASU four stars, because they do a really nice job teaching, have great facilities, and challenge you academically, but it isn't an Ivy League school. It wouldn't be fair for me to give this school five stars, for that reason alone.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have decent study habits and don't spend all of your time partying, it's safe to say you will be a successful student. Time management is the key to being a student anywhere you go.

    In three sentences

    I go to the Polytechnic campus and am studying Professional Flight. The campus is very clean, fairly small, and staff are very nice. It is the perfect setting for any student.

  • 06/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Several emergency stations throughout the campus but because it is a LARGE campus things can get sketchy late at night. Just like with any campus, be mindful of your surroundings, walk with a friend, don't be too drunk, make a plan to get back home.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sooo many clubs! Check them out. They may not be very flashy or well funded but they are still great!

    What to do for fun

    Clubs (School type). Get stupid with friends from these clubs. Go to the gym. Hangout by the pool. Read some crazy books at the library. Catch a crappy indie movie at the nearby indie theater. Hike, camping, outdoorsy things. Fun is out there. Everything from bar crawls to taking a nap on A mountain in the spring.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria is good, nutritious for the most part, but pretty expensive. You are definitely paying for the convenience. Plenty of restaurants or fast food places around the campus but don't get swallowed up in eating crap because you will feel like crap. Go take a bus or get a ride to the grocery store and buy some simple groceries, lunch meat, fruit, veggies. This can make a difference how you feel and how much money you end up spending.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say 3.5. The courses are as difficult as you make them but there certainly does seem to be a cap on how rigorous it can be. Your upperclassmen years will be the best time of your college experience if you let it, in the sense that you will understand more and begin to interact with your professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Join a club before a fraternity/sorority. There are so many clubs at ASU, especially for outdoor activities. Get your friends and classmates to join a club. Go to the gym even if its just to swim or a dance class. Stay active. The more you are active with fellow students, the more likely you will succeed as long as you keep in mind your own studying needs.

    In three sentences

    ASU offers a great opportunity for the students who chooses to take advantage of it. Plenty of things to do in and around ASU during the school year to keep yourself relaxed and focused.

  • 06/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have nice cops patrolling the area all the times. There are posts with blue lights that are used for emergencies. For example, if you are walking from your night class to your dorm, and you feel like you're being followed, you can push the button that's on the post and a cop will be on their way to help you out, in less than five minutes. Same with the dorms, if anything bad happens in there, the police are there in less than five minutes. To get in the dorms, a suncard is needed, which is difficult for people, who don't live in the dorms, to get inside.

    What to do for fun

    You can hang out with people in the dorms and walk around campus with them, or find a place to sit at. You can also go hang out at the dining pavilion. You can go to the library, which is huge! The library has many books you can read, and a computer lab in the basement level of it, and for those of you who like Starbucks, you can go to the right side of the library and hang out in the Starbucks located in there. You can also join clubs, and there are many to choose from, just search clubs on the schools website, and a long list of clubs would be shown. Go to events that are held each week on campus, some events last a week. If you want to go to another campus, take the shuttles that are provided there.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is delicious! The people who work there are kind and great to talk to. However, in West, there is not much variety of food there. On the other hand, if you go to the left side of the place, you may find a new food you might want to try, and on that side the type of food changes.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely adore the dorm life, and plan on living on campus next year! You meet amazing people there, and become great friends with them! The maintenance guys are awesome too! They are there to help out, and, once in a while, you can have a nice conversation with them. The people who work at the desk are kind and nice to talk to. If you need help with something and need to go to the front desk, they will politely help you. There are a lot of events held in the dorms, and they are exciting to go to, such as the Ice Cream Social, where people would go in the community kitchen, eat ice cream, and just hang out with other students and have fun!

    Academic Rigor

    A whole lot of reading is done for homework, just try to split up your time to read everything. Reading will help you prepare for lectures and tests. At the end of the semester you can either get less work or more work, like projects for more than one class. In some classes you might take finals, and in others, if the professors would be kind, they would give you a project that will be your final or an assignment. Make sure you prepare for your quizzes and tests, because if you don't, then you're stuck in a ditch.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend future students to go one day before classes start, and take a map of the campus, to locate where their classrooms are found. On the map try to mark where the classroom is at. Try to get involved in the events that are held, it involves with FREE food and items! Not only that, but you get to meet amazing people in events, and in clubs, if you join any. If you live on campus, make sure to be respectful to others who sleep early; living in the dorms can be exciting, but remember that others need their rest.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University- West is the best campus out of all its campuses! You get along with students and professors, and professors know you by your name because class sizes are small. The environment is peaceful and clean that one can stroll around and feel as if they are walking at the park.

  • 06/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I get emails all the time about safety issues on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    As an online student, I haven't been able to find any clubs I can be a part of.

    Bang for the buck

    I hate paying for things with loan money.

    What to do for fun

    Join one of the various Facebook groups. Read newsletters from the school.

    Food and Dining

    I eat what I want from the comfort of my home.

    Dorm Life

    I am not interested in Dorm life, that is partially why I am an online student.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough, but each teacher lets you know on the syllabus exactly what to expect during the 7.5 week class. I have really learned a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early for scholarships from the school.

    In three sentences

    I'm an online student, and I love it! Every class is different, since the format is all up to the teachers. The material taught is very challenging.

  • 05/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun many ASU organizations put on events almost everyday each different and exciting. There is also Mill Ave which has amazing restaurants and stores for students to explore. There are many sporting events that are always full of energy and will keep you chanting ASU. You can also go downtown to catch a suns or diamondbacks game with nice student discount. Just released movies are shown to student and even pre screening are shown.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is top notch. In the Memorial Union there are fast food restaurants, but other places on campus have amazing dining options. These other dining options are buffet style, they have different stations that serve different types of food and what they serve changes everyday. With the amount of variety of the food you do not get bored and find something delicious everyday. They also make it easy to eat healthier.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great it is fun to live with other students who are going through the same thing you are. By living in the dorm you are able to connect with students who are taking the same class and partner up with them so you can all do well in the class. Another great thing about dorm life is that being late for class is almost impossible because the dorms are close to the classrooms. The Residence Hall Association puts on amazing events that are a great way to relieve stress and meet amazing people and it is only for people who live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at ASU are pretty tough especially the science courses. The teachers challenge the students to think outside the box and take what was taught and apply it to new challenges. Teachers are always willing to help if you ask, but only if you ask. Books can be expensive and sometimes not needed so ask around about the class to see if the book is really needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    ASU is a large university so do not be afraid to ask for directions. Always go to professors office hours they are not monsters, but nice people who want you to succeed. Join clubs and organizations that interest you so you can blow off steam from hard classes. Always have fun go out with friends and just have a good time once in a while, but do not over do it.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is a great school. The classes are challenging and make you work hard to get an A. Even so there is a perfect balance of work and fun to be found at and around ASU campuses.

  • 05/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    President Crow doesn't want Greek Life to exist anymore. I am a part of Greek Life, and I love it, but I don't think you need to join in order to have a positive ASU experience.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something fun to do at ASU! The best is all of the outdoor activities that go on because it hardly ever rains / is not sunny in the desert.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is not good, but there are plenty of other restaurants / pod stores to get food at.

    Dorm Life

    Hassayampa (main dorm on south campus) is really big and super modern. My roommate and suite mates are still really good friends, and it was so much fun living close to everybody.

    Academic Rigor

    It is easy to just pass and get C's in the class. Personally, I am an A student who enjoys learning, and when you reach out to the professors, they want to help you and enjoy interacting with the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    It may seem intimidating going to a school with such a large amount of students, but getting involved in a club/organization is the best way to meet people and make the campus feel smaller.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State has so far been the best two years of my life, and it was the best decision I made to move across the country. It is a wonderful campus, a great student body, and the W.P Carey Business school is excellent!

  • 05/20/2014

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

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    It's pretty good.

    Academic Rigor

    There are classes of different levels and rigor offered, depending on your preference.

    In three sentences

    ASU is a very peaceful campus, that is very interactive and socialable with its students.

  • 05/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've never felt unsafe on campus, the university has Safety Escort and emergency blue light poles all over campus. The overall feel of campus is safe, day and night.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Make it a goal to find The Secret Garden in your first year.

    Bang for the buck

    The university is relatively affordable, especially for in-state students and offers hundreds of degree programs.

    What to do for fun

    Tempe itself has many activities to offer including all the university sporting events. There are many mountains around campus that you can hike. Old Town Scottsdale is not too far and there are lots of restaurants here and on Mill Avenue, which is walking distance from campus. You can take the free shuttle in between campuses or light rail between Tempe and downtown Phoenix. Once downtown there are $5 College Nights for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns. There's also First Fridays where you can visit art galleries and the Phoenix Art Museum for free.

    Food and Dining

    There are four all-you-care-to-eat dining halls on campus and several fast-food places in addition to Engrained and Devil's Greens which offer healthier and organic options. There's lots of variety and all of the dining on campus takes Maroon and Gold dollars.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed on campus three of my four years. My first year as a resident and last two as a Resident Assistant or Community Assistant. There are several residence halls on campus, all first year halls are assigned by major/college. This allows students in a similar major to live with others in their major study together, and pick similar schedules.

    Academic Rigor

    ASU offers classes of all sizes. Many of the larger lecture course are paired with a lab or recitation section which are generally very small. There is also the option to apply for Barrett, the Honors College which offers more challenging courses and individualized instruction. There are an abundance of opportunities for research and internships. Furthermore, professors, teaching assistants and lab instructors are usually easily accessible via email, phone or in-person.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get connected! The best thing you can do at ASU is find your niche. Join a club, get into research, work and live on campus. All of these things will help you stay connected with the university.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a large campus made up of small communities. The university has much to offer, including personalized education with an interdisciplinary major option and four different campuses. There is truly opportunities for every student to succeed.

  • 05/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of clubs at ASU, and everyone is bound to find something they like. With that said, someone looking for more of a challenge (in terms of extra-curricular activities like research) may have to look harder.

    Great for these types of students

    The school definitely attracts the partying types. People who are less interested in that scene may have to search more for like-minded peers, but by no means is it a difficult task.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of on-campus and off-campus dining options. I must say however, that the quality of dining hall food drastically drops after the first month or so of school, and then it gets old really fast.

    Dorm Life

    It depends on what dorm you live in. Barrett is it's own little community of students. The dorms there are definitely some of the nicer ones: properly furnished, spacious enough, clean, and pretty safe. Living at the dorms gives ample opportunity to meet people, and the CAs put in a lot of effort into creating an environment where people can get to know their floor-mates. I have seen many instances where the entire floor of a dorm is practically like family, but I have also seen the opposite. Overall, living in the dorms is a great experience that I would definitely recommend.

    Academic Rigor

    It honestly depends on a number of different things, including your major, study habits, prior knowledge of the subject, and the professor. I can still say, however, that as long as you put in the necessary amount of time and effort to learn the subject, your GPA will be fine. I have seen many students struggle in and fail out of classes that should otherwise be fairly easy to pass because they did not take the time to study outside of class, or even attend the lectures. Overall, you get what you put in to it.

    Tips for prospective students

    You get out of college what you put into. You cannot come into college expecting to have the time of your life just by sitting in your room all day, and only leaving when you have to go to class. It is necessary for you to put yourself out there; take the time and effort to meet people, try new sports, attend a club meeting, etc. College can be a wonderful, but it really is what you make of it, no matter where you go.

  • 05/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Personally,I feel the school is a bit expensive, but every school in the states in. A lot of the lectures are good quality and the campus is well kept. The tutoring services can be a hit or miss but it is like its own little community, and it's looked near the Tempe market place too if you want to get away.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of sports and clubs to get involved with, the gym has a pool, ping pong, racquet ball, etc. They hold tons of events and dance contests.

    Food and Dining

    The school has it's fair share of dining scattered all around campus. There's a bunch of places in the MU or restraints down Mill

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on the dorms, but I don't hear a lot of bad things about them.

    Academic Rigor

    The lectures at this school can sway between sweating bullets to feeling confident. The course load can, indeed, be rigorous and daunting at times, but with the appropriate studying put in you can walk away feeling like gold or overcoming a stressful semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Studying is what can make or break your grades. Putting time into preparing for your test instead of going to a party can help you in the long run. Big lectures dwindle down eventually, and professors take note of who is there, make an opportunity to express interest and maintain communication. Put in the work now and you have the rest of your life to slack off. Those free tutoring sessions can actually benefit you if you can make time to visit one, don't sit on your questions, have them answered and then teach someone else.

    In three sentences

    This school emphasizes the fact the that Arizona is a melting pot of cultural diversity. There is always something happening somewhere around campus, creating one big community. The peer based support can be phenomenal.

  • 05/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    movies, parties, shopping,

    Food and Dining

    DON'T EVER GO TO PITCHFORKS. Honestly just get the all M&G plan.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms suck unless you live in Barrett, Hassy, or Manzy

    Academic Rigor

    There are hard classes, there are easy classes, there are in between classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, even if there is no attendance points. Don't procrastinate Go to office hours don't get drunk the night before a test

    In three sentences

    There are a lot of parties if you look for them. There are no parties if you don't look for them. ASU is a great school

  • 05/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Most people get academic scholarships which makes this school (for in-state or out-of-state students) very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, go hike A-mountain or visit Tempe Town Lake. Either of these choices are great to do with friends or on a date. Just exploring campus can also be fun - like visiting the art museum or going to see a play at Gammage (the theatre on campus). Be sure to attend some football games in Sun Devil Stadium!

    Food and Dining

    For being dining hall food, it is fairly decent. Eventually it gets tiring eating it day after day, but there are ways to get a variety of food within a close distance to residential halls with a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a blast. I have made some of my closest friends in the dorms, and enjoyed every day coming home to a community of friends and not just a quiet, reclusive floor.

    Academic Rigor

    It is difficult to rate the rigor in relation to other universities because I have only attended ASU, but in relation to high school and what I know some friends are going through at other universities, this is the ranking I would give it. It ultimately depends on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, if you think this is going to be a party 24/7 school, you are going to need to join a frat - but keep in mind that every few months, a new frat is kicked off campus (not recognized by ASU) because of questionable activities. Choose a major that interests you, but do not be afraid to take a course that is random - I took a film class and loved it (plus it was a fairly easy A). The staff is top-notch and a majority of the facilities are in very good shape.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is a very large university that caters to almost every need a student could have. From first-year success coaches to advising for every career pathway imaginable, the school has worked hard to have something for every body. Its location is close to the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport so access is convenient.

  • 05/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ASU is really good about dealing with any sort of safety issue and has a system set up where students can receive alerts and real-time information about anything that is happening on campus, which makes it a much safer place to be.

    Food and Dining

    There are a ton of choices for eating both on and off campus, and the ones off campus are well within walking distance. Since ASU is in the heart of the metro Phoenix area, any kind of cuisine you can think of can be found easily and the pricing ranges from dirt cheap to unbelievable. Also, there are several places you can order food from that deliver 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Dorm Life

    I live off-campus, so I can't vouch for the dorms. However, there are a lot of living options available, whether you choose dorm life, apartments geared specifically to ASU students that function similarly to dorms, or housing for rent off campus. Since there is a light rail train that runs to ASU's different campuses, getting to and from class is easy enough, even without a vehicle, if you live off campus, and monthly or semester-long passes are available for huge discounts to ASU students.

    Academic Rigor

    Ok, this depends on what area of study you are looking at going into. I found a combination of really challenging classes that I felt were on par with more exclusive universities and colleges and a lot of classes I felt weren't even close to being as challenging as some of the classes I took in high school, but the level of difficulty was not associated at all with whether a class was a 100 level course or a 400 level course. It all depends on the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the tour- it's interesting, especially since the tour guides walk backwards the entire time! After the tour, take time to wander around campus on your own. There is a lot to see, including museums and some incredible displays about the Mars rover and other cool research stuff done at ASU.

    In three sentences

    Great when you have instructors who are willing to communicate with you directly. Frustrating when you have instructors who don't follow their own guidelines or obviously do not care about the class they are teaching (this can be very easy to figure out if you are taking online classes). Much more focused on their traditional student body, but working on improving their interaction with online students.

  • 05/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Despite it's gargantuan size, ASU's campuses are very safe. There are emergency call stations placed all of the campuses to ensure that if there is a problem, help can be reached quickly. In addition, ASU has a system that will email all students and faculty to inform them of any safety concerns to make sure that everyone is aware of any issues.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is exciting here at ASU. Many of the fraternities and sororities get very involved in campus life by running events and exciting activities for anyone to partake in!

    Clubs and Activities

    From the Outdoors Club to the acappella groups, Arizona State pretty much has a club for everything. And you happen to find that the one you're looking for isn't there, start it!

    Great for these types of students

    ASU's campus and community is so massive that there really isn't a type of student that wouldn't find their place here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hidden in small courtyard by one of the west buildings is ASU's not-so-secret Secret Garden. This is a nice, quiet place to hang out or study. Everyone hears about it in their first semester, but we still called it the Secret Garden.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that this is a general consensus when it comes to any college, but books cost so much! Other than that, ASU's tuition is manageable and fair.

    What to do for fun

    ASU offers a plethora of opportunities for activities. For example, I discovered a sport called Tiger Ball and got completely hooked on playing it every week. I found this game just by walking around the campus and stumbling into the game on the Sports and Recreation Fields. I got invited to play and I loved it! Being religious, the majority of my free time is spent over at ASU's Catholic Newman Center. I have made tons of friends there and I love participating in the events that are run there all of the time. What I'm trying to get at is that if you want to find something to do, just explore. You're bound to find something to do or someone to hang out with.

    Food and Dining

    The on-campus food is more than decent. The diners and buffets around the campus have nutritious and tasty meals. The trick here is to make sure to actually choose the foods that have nutrition. In addition, there are dozens of great restaurants just off campus that offer a nice variety of foods in case you want to switch it up.

    Dorm Life

    It takes some time to get used to, but dorm life can be fun! If you're proactive about meeting new people, you'll make friends very quickly just by leaving your room and talking to the people on your floor.

    Academic Rigor

    ASU's engineering program has a motto: Engineers from day one. It felt a little overwhelming at first, but my years at Glendale Preparatory Academy prepared me well for the workload that I have here. The classes are engaging, exciting, and more than helpful, making the academics here challenging and worth the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is what you make of it! Find a group or sub-community that you fit in with. You'll make new, great friends before you know it. Just don't forget that you're here for your education first. Keep your priorities straight, stay on top of your studies, and use the resources available to you and you'll do great!

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a massive community of students and faculty that encourages the growth of character and intellect. Here at ASU, professors are top-notch and more than willing to help with any issues that student may be having. Overall, ASU's community is what makes the school what it is: diverse and ambitious.

  • 05/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 65 of 705

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always present. You feel safer knowing they are around.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Always guard A Mountain. U of A likes to try and paint the A on A mountain in their colors during the year, and it is our job to always keep it in ASU colors. They will paint it overnight so that no one sees that it was the other school's colors.

    What to do for fun

    When you turn 21, Mill Avenue is a great night scene to hang out with all of your friends.

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls are buffet-style. You have many options to choose from for each meal.

    Dorm Life

    Hassy is the best dorm to live in!

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major, but most classes are fairly easy if you just apply yourself to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with activities to meet friends; it is such a big school and campus that you have to involve yourself in order to make great friends.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State has so many different activities and clubs to involve yourself in. There is always something fun going on on campus. The campus is just minutes away from a great night scene, malls, and cultural areas.

  • 04/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always police around, even at night. I always felt safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is awesome besides the fact that we do not have houses. Makes bonding with your sisters and brothers a little more difficult.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs and activities, get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    Many free tutoring centers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Theres the secret garden.

    Bang for the buck

    Kind of expensive, but if it is the environment you like then I would say it is defiantly worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at ASU. Get involved and you will not be disappointed.

    Food and Dining

    There is tons of options! Wether you want a fatty burger and fries or heathy fruit and salad, you can find it one campus. Also they have multiple jamba juices, yum!

    Dorm Life

    I personally hated the dorms. They were hard to work with and pain. I left after one semester. But, with that being said I have many friends who loved the dorm life and could not have been happier with it. It kind of depends on you personality. I really like my space and privacy.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty hard, mostly due to all the students and the complication of getting one-on-one time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use all the online resources. They have a lot of things on their website than can answer almost any question you have.

    In three sentences

    Arizona is a very large school. The diversity is vast and you can find anyone with the same interests as you. If you like the heat this is the school for you.

  • 04/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never gone a day without seeing at least one on-campus cop patrolling the grounds. I never feel like I'm in danger, even when walking alone at night. There are emergency call boxes with a bright blue light all over campus- the idea is that if you are standing at one blue light, you should always be able to see the next blue light from there. Help is never far away at ASU.

    What to do for fun

    There are events being held by the student government throughout the year. The MU (Memorial Union) After Dark has activities to participate in. You can go to the SRC (Student Rec Complex) to work out, or take a yoga class.

    Food and Dining

    The Memorial Union offers a lot of different choices for food from sushi to pizza to Taco Bell. I gave this rating only three stars because the quality and service is always great, but there aren't many healthier options. I have yet to find a place that sells a good, fresh salad.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in a dorm, but I'll review this from my apartment that's just a few miles from campus. There is always something going on in Tempe, whether it's a concert on Tempe Town Lake or the nightlife on Mill Avenue. Tempe has embraced the college atmosphere, and as a result, there is always something to look forward to each weekend.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes could be made more difficult, but having professors who want you to succeed makes learning the material easier. Resources such as the Writing Center or Student Success Center can be used to keep grades up in classes that you may be struggling with. Overall, the professors are there to see you succeed, and as long as you ask for help, they will help you through whatever you're struggling with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the campus before you start at ASU. The large campus can be daunting, but once you walk around, you'll realize just how easy it is to find where you're going. Also, make sure you check out the meal plans. As much as you'll want to save money, you'll be buying Starbuck almost daily and a meal card might be worth it.

    In three sentences

    As a transfer student from a community college, ASU has been a breath of fresh air. There are so many opportunities on campus to join clubs, organizations, find a summer job and more! Class sizes are small and teachers make it their mission to help each student succeed.

  • 04/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Its expensive but attending any university is expensive. I have had good teachers and bad teachers. Make sure you research them or get a tutor. In the end you are the one responsible for your education.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't much on the Mesa Campus. Plus I am taking a lot of classes. My fun comes from leaving campus, going to movies, hiking, running, traveling

    Food and Dining

    It is expensive

    Dorm Life

    I lived on campus but not in the dorms so I am not really qualified to answer that

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes that teachers were great and made you put forth effort others did not.

    Tips for prospective students

    Polytechnic campus in Mesa is a smaller school. If you are looking for the social setting this is not the location for you. If you are a more mature student this may be your option.

    In three sentences

    Many different campuses a PLUS Family Housing a PLUS Construction NOT a plus

  • 03/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 69 of 705

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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

  • 02/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs to join depending on your interest, as well as sororities and fraternities. We fitness centers on every campus, and the one on the Tempe campus is huge. There's always fun school events going on as well, including the undie run.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of options from Qdoba, to Burger King, and even Jamba Juice. There is food on campus, and many places within walking distance of campus as well.

    Academic Rigor

    No matter what class it is, it's expected that full effort is put in. Some courses may be more difficult, but success centers and teachers are always there to help. It all depends on how serious you take your academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely use all the academic resources!! They are there to help you achieve your goals, and the first year can be a struggle as you start to adapt to college life. It is so easy to fall behind as a freshman, so don't be afraid to seek help when needed.

    In three sentences

    ASU is such a diverse university with a wide variety of majors for all students. There are so many academic resources to aide new students. It is safe to say that ASU could be one of the best Universities to start out with.

  • 02/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I wish there were more options on campus, but I never found it necessary since I brought my food with me.

    Dorm Life

    I lived at home my entire college career, but I have been in a few dorms and they look nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you utilize all functions of the school, like tutors and the writing center, the SRC's, and the student success center. They are provided in your tuition and are great tools for your time in college.

    In three sentences

    I believe that the school has many opportunities to help you reach your potential career. There are also some many social outing and activities that allow you to meet and make new friends for a life time. For the most part the education and social activities are balanced and that is what I believe college should be like.

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    always feels safe! never mind walking alone! Still carry pepper spray for my own security!

    Greek Life

    Very active! Tons of greek life! even though we don't have official houses, you see greek life and parties/evens everywhere!

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Camping out for football games/ wrist bands! Kids line up around the wellsfargo arena waiting to get wristbands that determine where you sit at football games.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events, parties, Mill ave bars/restaurants, Tempe town lake, close to old town scottsdale

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus!

    In three sentences

    Amazing campus with endless opportunities. Amazing teaching program Love the athletic department

  • 02/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food in the MU provides a lot of variety. From pizza to salads, sushi, to Mexican food, you're covered.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easier than others. Some can be quite challenging, depending on the professor.

  • 02/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Does not apply. I am an online student.

    Greek Life

    Does not apply. I am an online student.

    Clubs and Activities

    Does not apply. I am an online student.

    Great for these types of students

    Working professionals, parents, unemployed professionals looking for a career change.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Does not apply. I am an online student.

    What to do for fun

    Does not apply. I am an online student.

    Food and Dining

    Does not apply. I am an online student.

    Dorm Life

    Does not apply. I am an online student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time wisely. Don't put off the work until the last minute, because it will only fail you. The teachers are usually very responsive to questions, so ask them.

    In three sentences

    Online program is very well structured and easy to use. The student resources are fantastic, whether it is the people in registration, student cheerleaders, library, etc. I feel that I am receiving a great education.

  • 02/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For campus safety there are security cameras looking out for any suspicious activity. There are also Ca's that walk around listening to any noises that do not sound right. There are also police on campus sometimes from day to night. Lastly the housing campus doors lock up after five pm and to get inside after that time you would have to have your Arizona State University ID and scan it on the scanner wall.

    What to do for fun

    Some fun things to do at Arizona State University is visiting the Polytechnic lab's to create multiple projects like using the 3d printer. There is also playing basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball, dodge-ball and more sports. Lastly there is visiting other Arizona State University campuses.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is rated a three because the food is usually the same but there are different foods for dinner and from time to time.

    Dorm Life

    I rated the dorm life a two because of having a roommate may or may not have its difficulties and for dorms I would pick wisely, i suggest Palo Blanco instead of Century Hall because it is less noisy than Century Hall.

    Tips for prospective students

    When it is your first day in classes, make sure you have all your essentials because some teachers will give out work on the first day. I also suggest going to early start because it is a advanced look of how college is different from high school.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is a great college but has some difficult courses since Arizona State University has multiple campuses, I live on the Polytechnic campus. Arizona State University is pumped with spirit and strictness. In all I believe this school is a a great college to stay for a few years.

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    TONS of clubs! and i really do mean tons. One thing i think is great is that in order to make friends, participating in Greek Life isn't a requirement for meeting great people to have fun with.

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls are ok. They get a little bland after a few weeks, but there are great dining options all around campus in case you do get bored of the food.

    Dorm Life

    I might have just gotten lucky, but Dorm Life is absolutely wonderful here. I moved from Illinois, so the sense of community at this school was a big thing for me. I have made many great friends among my hallmates and all in all it's a good time. Just one thing, be cautious of shower mold.

    Academic Rigor

    Yeah, this has a reputation for a party school, but trust me it's a wonderful school. I'm in the WP Carey School of Business, and it's ranked one of the top business schools in the nation/world. So, when people look down their nose at you for going to a party school, tell them that you can get what you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to start out tutoring early. A lot of the entry-level course teachers are here for research purposes and do not really care to teach as well as they should. Be proactive in your education and you will succeed here.

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are emergency posts all around campus that you can press to call for a security guard. You can see one from wherever you are at on campus. Additionally you can call for a ride to come pick you up at any time and they will be there in a matter of minutes to escort you safely to your destination.

    Greek Life

    I haven't participated in greek life so I don't have to much say on this topic.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs at ASU that it is impossible to count!

    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for any student from the student who wants to be challenged to the one who just wants to have fun and do what they love.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Friday wear your maroon and gold and rep school colors!

    Bang for the buck

    I chose to go to ASU because it was close to home. I don't regret that decision at all! ASU is more affordable than most of my other colleges of choice and has so much more opportunities!

    What to do for fun

    There is always an event going on at ASU! trust me it won't be hard to find something fun to do. If all else fails hang out at the MU

    Food and Dining

    There were several dining halls to chose from so eating healthy wasn't too hard! the meal plan applied to almost all of them so the quality and variety was high!

    Dorm Life

    I lucked out and got the biggest dorm on my floor. My dorm building (San Pablo) was very small and quiet so it was perfect for me. My old room mate and I still talk every day and the meal plan made living easy. Over all my experience at the dorms deserves an A+

    Academic Rigor

    Most of my classes at ASU have been challenging yet fun at the same time. I highly recommend finding your study niche early on and sticking with it, it will take you very far.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Live on campus 2. Study at least 3-6 hours a day (trust me) 3. Research your professors before you take their class 4. did I say live on campus already?

    In three sentences

    I LOVE ASU! I couldn't see myself anywhere else. I have lived on campus for two years now and I would tell any incoming freshman to do the same. The community at ASU is very warm and friendly and I make new friends and study partners every day! Even though the school is huge I run into somebody I know around every corner. Not only is the community friendly but the advising staff and professors are second to none! I can honestly say that I have loved every second here at ASU!

  • 01/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs and organizations to get involved with especially with sports

    Food and Dining

    The dining here is alright. In Tempe you have a lot more choices compared to the Polytechnic, downtown, or west campus.

    Dorm Life

    Fun, make sure to lay down ground rules with roommate

    Academic Rigor

    Major depending, just make sure you get your stuff done

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not fall behind with your studies, always be checking myasu, and be proactive

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is a great place to be. It has a lot of excitement and there are many faculty and students who are willing to help one another. There's always something to do.

  • 01/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food isn't the best, but it's still good. All of the residential dining halls are the same except for the honors college which does cost more, however the food is better and they have a larger variety. The Memorial Union (MU) has different types of food for anyone, and there are even markets for people if they want to buy snacks, drinks, or meals.

    Dorm Life

    Each dorm is different, for every person. There are dorms for people who want to be more academically focused, others who want to have more fun, and you'll make friends with everyone as long as you put yourself out there. With most roommates, you'll have a great time with them, but some aren't the best, so it's just the luck of the draw. Each dorm is something that you can make yourself into what you want to have and what you want to show off to everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    Arizona State University's academic rigor is for the most part excellent. Most majors have excellent courses and professors that challenge you and you have to work hard to achieve a 4.0 GPA. We also have one of the best Honors College in the country and we also have one of the best colleges in the world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard regardless of the difficulty of classes, in order to be able to acquire more scholarships, opportunities, graduate early, and to get that dream career that you want. Study in groups to allow ideas and course material to bounce off one another in order to retain information for assignments and tests. Go to your professors and the helping centers for help on assignments, tests, questions, and making sure you're doing the course materials correctly.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is not just a university, it's a New American University. Arizona State University is a place where people can participate in anything and meet people from all over the world, while learning new ideas, content, topics, expanding their horizons, getting involved in sports and clubs, meeting new friends, making connections for future careers and research projects, and being yourself in the most fun filled and exciting way that a student can do for themselves. Arizona State University has great programs, honor system, staff, students, and events that can change students' lives and encourages them to do anything with something available for everyone.

  • 01/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A Mountain, go there at night, it's beautiful. Ride the lightrail, it's a necessity. Party. Don't drink if you don't want to, don't get involved with shady characters, but experience the nightlife and the student body ASU is known for. And go to every football game you can, but if you can only pick a few, go to the Stanford game and the U of A game. Get in line early, sit in the student section. There's nothing quite like it.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive, but you're paying for an education, AND experiences you'll carry for years

    What to do for fun

    If you really have to ask, then your imagination just isn't turned on yet. The whole campus is one giant playground, and the restaurants in Phoenix and surrounding are pretty darn great. There's always something to do if you like being outside and walking around. Great longboarding too.

    Food and Dining

    Devil's Diner. Make it your go-to. Make friends with the employees, specifically Venecia, Derek, Melissa, Raven, Mike, and Lucy. They happen to be some of the nicest people on campus and they look out for me all the time.

    Dorm Life

    It can be imperfect, but my dorm experience has been amazing. I have made some of the best friends in my life here at Palo Verde Main, and they're some of the most genuine people you'll meet once you really get to know them.

    Academic Rigor

    The problem withb this question is it depends on the person. If you're a good student, and you have a system in that you know what you're going to do and how, the classes will never be too much too handle. But if you're like me, and you have to work hard to get those A's, it can be difficult. But like me, you'll be better off for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in mind the weather, even if you live in a cold climate it's a big change. The campus is big, and it's expensive, but if you can do it, it's a wonderful school, especially for engineering.

    In three sentences

    There is so much to love about the school, but it has its drawbacks. There are too many classes that are taught by graduate students, and usually that's not an issue but many of them aren't fit to teach undergrads. Other than that and a few other support issues, the campus is gorgeous, the people are great, and there's lots to do!

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    ASU is rated the 7th university in the nation for Best Bang for the Buck.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs and teams are fun at ASU, but so are study groups and even just hanging out at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options as far as dining go at ASU, one won't get bored.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms vary in size and placement but when you're close with your hallmates, any hall can be the best.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes vary depending on the professor and your demeanor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with clubs and/or teams once you're here, it makes the experience that much better!

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a great school. You have the opportunity to meet new people every day while staying in a safe, interesting environment. It is very easy to be successful at ASU.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The dining halls provide with a variety of foods for anyone and everyone. Healthy and good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are decent, living on campus your freshman year is a must. You make friends, and are able to be in involved on campus easier.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes can become challenging, but studying always helps. ASU has a lot of places students can study and make friends at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's easy to get off track , but if you're dedicated this is a piece of cake. ASU is full of different clubs and activities across campus. GET INVOLVED and don't ever procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State made me feel at home, despite the fact that it's one of the biggest colleges. It's a friendly environment with much to do. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for anything you can imagine or you can create.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are academically motivated yet love to have fun and have a ton of spirit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Secret Garden is pretty cool. Every athletic event has there specific traditions with songs and chants and stuff.

    Bang for the buck

    You get your money's worth.

    What to do for fun

    Hanging out in downtown Tempe, walking around Downtown Phoenix, seeing concerts, going to athletic events, and working out are some fun things to do.

    Food and Dining

    Some of the food is good but you get tired of it quickly.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are in great condition but I would rather live in an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    I think courses challenge you enough, but not so bad that you can't function.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not think that college is only for partying. If you want to go somewhere with your life you have to put in work. You can't just skate by. Keep trying your best.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is an amazing school. The research and involvement opportunities allow any student to be a part of the future. The atmosphere and the spirit at this school make you want to stay here forever.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    NA online student

    Tips for prospective students

    Be very sure of your major before starting and don't think that the online program is going to be easy.

    In three sentences

    It's a little tough feeling prepared to start online classes here but they really do want you to have the best chance of succeeding. Make sure to take advantage of your success coach.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    85 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Feel pretty safe, but avoid campus police. They are just itching to give out tickets for anything they can. I feel more threatened by the local police than anything else.

    Greek Life

    Micheal Crow, the president, is doing a wonderful job at killing greek life. Bad publicity and Crow are destroying greek life.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with my friends. I'm a member of a fraternity on campus. Tempe market place is down the street and you have the city of Tempe all around. Your choices of activities are pretty much limitless.

    Food and Dining

    All you can eat is awesome, but the food gets repetitive fast and can lead to an easy freshman 15.

    Dorm Life

    As long as you don't live in the shitty dorms like Hayden you will have a good time. Half the time you CA is big factor on you dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends completely on major, personally I am a BioChm major. However, there are plenty of majors for a 1 or 2 star.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved early because it will make your final years better. Don't fall behind on your studies, and if you come from a small town prepare for a culture shock.

    In three sentences

    There is always something to do being in the big city. Nothing is far away however all the people can be a bit overwhelming. Get involved early and you will have a great time.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Dining halls aren't fantastic but are good enough for the year you are required to eat there. The other food places are a great way to mix it up

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are clean and safe, although some of the international roommates are difficult to live with. Furniture is good, closets are small

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult classes, but if you spend time studying and doing your homework you will pass with good grades.

    In three sentences

    Fantastic school, great campus and the students are friendly and diverse. The dorms are clean and safe, although some of the international roommates are difficult to live with.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    87 of 705

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to the library and there are lots of different activities to do around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the Barrett Dining Hall is really good and there are many food choices. It is pricey without the meal plan

    Dorm Life

    I live with my parents at home, so I am not sure how dorm life is. I have friends that say there are lots of activities to do though.

    Academic Rigor

    If you work hard, you will do well at the university. The teachers are willing to work with you so long as you show them that you are willing to put forth the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and have this as a back-up if you live in Arizona. They provide you with lots of opportunities though.

    In three sentences

    This university is enjoyable to attend and there is a lot of research and internship opportunities. They offer lots of scholarships for just going there, but the tuition is still pricey. This school is good for someone who wants to do business programs.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    88 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are phones posted all around school for help, you may find police in person posted around campus, and there is a transit service after dark. But the surrounding town is not the safest and no one can watch every corner of the campus at all times.

    Greek Life

    It seems a little over powering at times, until looking at the ard facts, that only around 10% of our student bosy is involved. This perspective makes it feel more acceptable not to be a part of greek life if you don't want to, but still want to have fun at school.

    Clubs and Activities

    With more than 500 clubs and organizations on campus you can easily find something worth your intrest, and if not, it's easier than ever to create your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Almost every kind! ASU welcomes every nationality and religion. Has almost every major possible for study.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Secret Garden is usually a nice quiet place, right in the heart of campus, to relax in the grass, under the shade of trees.

    What to do for fun

    Many schools lack in this field, ASU is not one. Being that the campus lies in the heart of the state of Arizona opens so many great opportunities for learning and experiencing the great outdoors. With more than 500 clubs and organization at the school and the most geographically diverse state in the country, you may never find yourself board at this University.

    Food and Dining

    There are good number of options when it comes to what you'd like to eat on campus, but not perfect. There aren't that many vegitarian options. One may point out one place or maybe two, but it's a large campus and it would be great and benificial to see a salad bar in the MU or other salad bars around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm, which so many schools make manditory their first year or two at school, is a great, and i mean great, way to meet people, form connections and long term relationships. It's incredibly convinient to be so close to campus and have access to all the school has to offer.

    Academic Rigor

    I think this rating may differ depending on your area of study. I think all classes challenge their students in many aspects. Depending on whether you enjoy the class or subject material may effect how you precieve the class's rigor. Some majors, like in many colleges, have a tougher rigor than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Whether you think you may want to join a club or organization on campus or not, try to stay in the loop and pay some time looking at your school's options in this regard. As you get situated into school life you may find yourself ready for more. You may want to join a club or organization of your intrest. These clubs will help keep you involved with your school and look great on resumes.

    In three sentences

    ASU is a great University for all kinds of students that gets better year after year. If you find something for you, create it! With a close procsimity to a great metropolitan city and access to so much knowldge, being far from home may be the hardest part about studying at ASU.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    There are a few somewhat challenging classes, but most of them have been really easy. However, since it's just Freshmen year, you shouldn't expect them to be very hard yet.

    In three sentences

    It is a very big university. There isn't anything really special about it. There is a good amount of diversity, with many students coming from different countries.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    90 of 705

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I took the online class

    Tips for prospective students

    enjoy the classes

    In three sentences

    Great university with excellent IT programs.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    91 of 705

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are often activities happening through clubs - the Polytechnic hockey club goes ice skating every Friday for free; Barrett offers events at reduced prices, such as kayaking and skiing

    Food and Dining

    At the Polytechnic campus, the food options quickly become redundant to a point where I no longer want to eat there. A meal plan is mandatory for freshmen living on campus, unfortunately.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus allows you to spend free time with friends and easily study with others whenever you want. You hear about fun activities - such as going ice skating or kayaking - before some of the off-campus students. The only down-side is the cost.

    Academic Rigor

    Brief calculus was a challenge simply because I am not good at math, but the other courses were simple enough. I should have studied more than I did, but I still got good grades. Even the challenging Human Event essays (through Barrett) were well worth the vigorous effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    If interested, apply for Barrett - it is full of amazing people who help you achieve your goals. Do your big semester-long projects long before finals week because during that time, stress can be overwhelming. If you live off-campus, spend some time out of class at the campus to visit friends.

    In three sentences

    There are plenty of opportunities through clubs, research, etc. If there isn't a club already available that suits you, you can create a new one. If you are a dedicated student, Barrett, the Honors College, offers so many exciting and fun opportunities.

  • 12/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The best thing to do for fun is to head over to all of ASU's football games.

    Food and Dining

    Downtown Phoenix campus offers healthy choices of food for everybody to be at the top of their game.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but what I can say is that you are more connected to campus life.

    Academic Rigor

    Homework can really start to pileup.

    Tips for prospective students

    What I can say for prospective students is that the first semester of college is really difficult. I suggest to hit the books really hard, go to tutoring, make a study group, and attend your professor's office hours for extra help.

    In three sentences

    One of the best schools to be in. A nice small campus in Downtown Phoenix. A definite place to be a change maker.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    93 of 705

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Pretty open -- you can see everything that goes on, and it's pretty safe for the most part. Only a few mishaps this year so far.

    Greek Life

    Sooooo many frats and sororities...

    Clubs and Activities

    TUF (The Underground Foundation) is the best! Also a lot of Frats and sororities...

    Great for these types of students

    Fratty, preppy, basic white girls, hipsters

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The secret Garden! GO find it!

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty awesome. Also, very stereotypical college

    What to do for fun

    Go to house shows, go hiking, walk around Mill in the sunshine, go to parties, explore.

    Food and Dining

    It's ok, unless you go to Barrett, which is PERFECT

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm - Irish C! We are very close knit, and just like a family. I was skeptical about being in the dorms, but I'm glad that I did. All of my friends live in my dorm or I met them through people in my dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    Harder than I expected, but I have learned a lot and it is extremely engaging and interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be fooled -- it DOES get cold! Bring warm clothes! Definitely live in the dorms - best way to meet new people! Go to class as much as you can. You will benefit from it!

    In three sentences

    Don't get lost in the 40,000 students on campus! There are so many opportunities to meet inspirational people that you will never forget. Just a great vibe overall.

  • 12/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do for fun, one of them being partying. Yes, partying is everywhere and it is inevitable, especially when attending a school like this. Don't let that get the best of you, there are other fun activities that you can do that are still legal. Picking up a gym routine is fun and if that isn't appealing to you there is always the option of attending the activities that the housing association hosts for the students, such as paint wars and community volleyball.

    Food and Dining

    The food here isn't the best and it isn't the worst. Yes, the dining hall has it on and off days, but if you aren't well suited with the food there are many other options to choose from. The best being Devils Diner, only problem is it's quite a walk, hey at least you'll burn off some calories.

    Dorm Life

    At first glance the dorms aren't the prettiest, at least the Hayden dorms. However, over the course of a semester branching out and meeting new people allows you to open up and make the dorms your second home. A place you can return to and feel comfortable being in.

    Academic Rigor

    Some clases are tough and some are easy, it's as simple as that. You may be strong in math but weak in history, that isn't a problem at all especially with all the office hours that are offered by the professors. Thats a very big thing, if you are offered office hours take advantage of those because those can ultimately be what determine that .5 you need to boost your grade up to an A. The truth is it's hard, very hard and as long as you focus on the school work and give it your all you'll get through a semester in a breeze.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to experience a different lifestyle, it's very different from home. Here you get to call all the shots and make your own decisions without consent from your parents. One thing to always keep in mind is your well-being and safety, so always think things through before you do anything. It's a time to grow up and learn along the way, so make the most of it and choose your decisions wisely.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is a wonderful place, the weather at times may seem bipolar but you get used to it. The campus is large and beautiful making it great to walk to and from classes seeing all the beautiful sights along the way. The people there are wonderful and always willing to lend a helping hand when needed.

  • 12/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are blue lights ALL around campus. In addition, all of the dorm complexes have a great security system. The ASU Police is also just a phone call away. Unfortunately, the Health Services is unbelievably slow and barely helps students with anything.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is interestingly right across from the Barrett complex. I myself am not involved in a sorority, but I often see sororities having fun on the SDFC fields.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a GREAT amount of chubs on campus that it's hard NOT to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    The lab facilities. Take advantage of them and try joining one your freshman year. This is a great opportunity available for science and engineering students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One thing every ASU student must definitely do is climb A mountain at night. The starry night and cityscape is a noteworthy sight. In addition, the Lantern Walk up A Mountain for homecoming is even more beautiful on top of that.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU is a great investment. It continually grows to fit the needs of the students. Also, so incredibly cheap. So cheap.

    What to do for fun

    The Sun Devil Fitness Complex is an extraordinary gym that ASU has. ASU also has so many great restaurants that are only a walk away! Right on Mill, a street right next to campus, there are so many fun things to do. One of my favorites is an ice cream sandwich shop named Slickables, famous for its delicious cookies and dessert sandwiches. There's also the Light Rail, which provides transportation all the way to Central Phoenix.

    Food and Dining

    The food, especially at Barrett I is really delicious. However, as with all foods, students will get sick of it after a while. To remedy this, ASU has other great dining choices all around campus. One example is the Memorial Union, the heart of campus.

    Dorm Life

    ASU fortunately categorizes most of their freshmen by major, helping form strong relationships and communities amongst the students. The Community Assistants at ASU, more commonly known as RA's, try very hard to create a welcoming environment not just for freshmen, but for all students.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of the courses is of my expectations. A really difficult class though is Human Event, the required Honors course for Barrett students. Otherwise, the coursework is reasonable and does allow for a social life that includes sleep.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning ongoing to ASU and are thinking about AP credits, don't bother taking AP Physics if you're an engineering major. Community College will get you the college credits you need if you plan on skipping some pre-requisite classes. Also, Barrett is a GREAT community! Everyone should try applying to Barrett.

    In three sentences

    The large campus provides so many opportunities for student, especially in terms of research. I'm only a freshman and I'm already working in one of the labs! ASU also has a great environment and isn't that much of a party school. Not once have I been distracted by a sort of party on campus. Lastly, the advisors are incredibly friendly and helpful, facilitating the busy lives of all college students.

  • 12/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I can't say I've ever eaten on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in a dorm, but many of my friends did. They seemed to enjoy it for the most part.

    Academic Rigor

    The amount of people in each class can create a lot of distractions, but once you learn to ignore it won't bother you at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay up with all of your classes. Never procrastinate, you'll always regret it.

    In three sentences

    ASU has a great learning environment. The professors and TAs are all very knowledgable. The majority of the professors want you to succeed.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on the campus. There's the security escort service always available just in case. You call them up and they'll send someone (most likely in a gold cart) to escort you to your car/dorm/whatever. The CAs have to do patrols in the dorms at night. The dorms require ID card access. The only thing is that lots of bikes get stolen. If you don't have a good lock, it's likely to get taken. I'm not discouraging getting a bike, there are TONS of bikes on campus, it's just that I've seen alot of them missing tires. My advice: get a cheap (and preferably ugly) bike and a really good lock.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO. MANY. CLUBS. There's an entire day dedicated to finding out about all the clubs and groups on campus. I spent hours checking out every table and every flier handed to me. In the end I signed up for around six clubs. A couple months later, I'm down to three. There's a very wide range of clubs. As for myself, I'm in: HOSA, which is a prehealth club that brings in Doctor's/Med Students/etc to speak about their experiences, Storm, which works on building traditions at Barrett, and TICKET, which is a club at Barrett that goes to Thew Elementary every Friday and runs the after school drama club program.

    Great for these types of students

    I feel like ASU is a great school for everyone. There's the super serious academic students, and then there's the party-like-there's-no-tomorrow students. Obviously the latter won't last long if they don't do any academic work, but they exist. I'm a premed student myself. Most weekends I can be found at the library (which is underground!) with some classmates studying. There's really a place for everyone at ASU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's the not-so-secret Secret Garden. There are plenty of Football traditions that get picked up pretty easily. There's a fountain in front of Old Main, I believe that some people jump in it on their birthday.

    Bang for the buck

    I live in California but I go to school in Arizona. I made my college choice decision solely on financial aid offers. It says alot that it was MUCH cheaper to go to school out of state than stay in state. ASU provided me with a couple scholarships. Then I called them and asked if they could do any better and they gave me another one. Overall, I'd say that it's worth the price. As long as you take advantage of as much as you can, it's money well spent.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do at ASU for fun. First of all: GO TO A FOOTBALL GAME. Honestly there's nothing better than that. Join an intramural sports team, or go to zumba classes every now and then. There's always an 18+ club/party every night. Check for events online, there's usually things going on at the MU during the week. Grab some friends and climb A mountain. Hit up Mill Street, there's lots of shops and good places to eat there (Gigi's cupcakes!!). One time, Barrett hosted a Laser Tag night that was completely free and provided transportation! There's always something going on, you just have to keep an eye out for it.

    Food and Dining

    I've heard that Barrett's dining hall is supposedly the best on campus. The food was fantastic during the first couple weeks of the school year. Then it slowly became boring and predictable. There's pizza, sandwiches, burgers, soup, and two different dinner choices every night. The major plus at Barrett is the gelato bar and the dessert table. There's plenty of fast-food type restaurants on and off campus. After a couple months you can get sick of the dining hall food though, but that's typical everywhere. I can't wait to move into an apartment next year because I'll have a kitchen!

    Dorm Life

    The housing at Barrett is really nice. Maintenance is super fast and sweet. My CA is the absolute best. There was a really big bug on our wall one night. I knocked on my CA's door and asked her to squish it for me. She acted like this was a totally normal request! She ended up capturing the bug and released it outside. Overall, I love the dorm life!

    Academic Rigor

    This really depends on your major. The science classes can get very difficult, as well as the math courses. I've heard that Film and Political Science majors have very easy classes. My roommate is a Physics major and doesn't have any homework or studying. The academic rigor really depends on what your'e studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are going to be so many opportunities. Do not be afraid to get involved. Put yourself out there! Even if you don't think that you have a chance at a research position or a job, apply anyways. Take advantage of your professors! Go to office hours. Most of the time they are bored and absolutely love to have students stop by for a chat.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University has an unlimited amount of opportunities and resources. The staff and faculty are simply amazing and love what they do. The campus is gorgeous and there is always some event going on that will give you a nice break from schoolwork.

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is great, they have a huge buffet and you can eat all the delicious food you want.

    Dorm Life

    There is always a bunch of great people in the dorms who are just a conversation away from becoming a great friend.

    Academic Rigor

    You are always encouraged to do your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn that studying is extremely important, for success. And never take the money you're receiving for school for granted.

    In three sentences

    It is a great university. The teachers are world renowned. And it is in a very good neighborhood.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of things to do if you go out and look for it. I went to the gym a lot. You can also join clubs. In the beginning of the semester there was a fall welcome week and there were events everyday so you could go out and meet people. There are also events during the school year.

    Food and Dining

    I wasn't very pleased when I found out that I was required to pay for a meal plan for the school year because it is very expensive. In the long run, it did help me out a lot because there were cases where I didn't have enough money for food and I could just go use my meal plan exchange. The quality of the food was alright, some taste like cafeteria food. It's a lot better and healthier than fast food everyday (in my opinion).

    Dorm Life

    My first semester in college living in a dorm did not go very well. I did not feel comfortable with my living situation. Other than that, living in the dorms was a really good experience because you learn a lot of responsibility. The dorms at ASU are really nice compared to other dorms at other schools. They're modern.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your professor or instructor, some may or may not care as much. As intimidating as it sounds, you should get to know your professor and go to their office hours. Go to tutoring if you don't understand. I rate it a three because I've had bad experiences with some professors and tutoring. There is always other resources available as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Do not fall behind -Do not hold anything off -Study -Academics first

    In three sentences

    Depending on your professor, you can see who really wants to better your future. Tutoring is there to help if you don't really understand or need extra help. Overall, it is a good school.

  • 12/17/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    Just lock your stuff up.

    Greek Life

    there are a few Greek houses.

    Clubs and Activities

    tons of clubs and intramurals for most anyone.

    Great for these types of students

    If your social this is a great school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The underwear run. Students donate the close of their backs to the homeless, and needy.

    Bang for the buck

    The whole area of tempe isn't what one would call cheap. however not far is a city called mesa and you can get what you need pretty near by.

    What to do for fun

    So much. Concerts, pubs, clubs and art to name a few.

    Food and Dining

    Its rated four stars not because of what the school has to offer. But the surrounding area is just bursting with the best food in the state.

    Dorm Life

    RA's are tough but fair. Living space is tighter than your probably used to.

    Academic Rigor

    Class's aren't tough, but they keep you busy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Experience everything they have to offer, and get involved in the community.

    In three sentences

    They are huge, and easily accessible. Class sizes are very large though.

  • 12/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Park at the light rail station and ride it in if you are not living on campus.

    In three sentences

    Good Teachers. Good People. Good Food.

  • 12/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is fairly non-existent on campus. It is there but is not as popular as it is at other universities.

    Bang for the buck

    A little expensive on the tuition side, but relatively speaking it is inexpensive relative for the same experiences at similar colleges.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something happening on campus. From school clubs to events. There are also a lot of recreational sports and a fantastic gym.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining experience is one that you have to experience! Always meeting new people and enjoying great tasting food!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are extremely nice compared to other colleges I have visited. We have a lot of new dorms and the older dorms have been recently renovated.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor really depends on your major. I am an Economics major and have enjoyed the challenging classes so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus at least one year. You are able to focus more on your studies and also build a strong network of friends!

    In three sentences

    A great university with friendly professors and students. Challenging classes that provoke thought. Overall, an excellent college to attend!

  • 12/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I'm in Alpha Phi here at ASU and it is one of my favorite things about ASU. Alpha Phi is my home away from home and I could not be happier with the people and opportunities it has brought me.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and ways to get involved. You can even start your own club!

    Great for these types of students

    ALL students! No matter what there's a club or organization you will find, join, and fall in love with. ASU is very diverse, and that's one of the reasons I love it so much.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On Mondays we wear maroon and on Fridays we wear gold! Before big football games we hike A mountain and paint the A a certain color, depending on what the football players will be wearing that game.

    Bang for the buck

    It is very expensive to attend ASU, but it's worth it! I am getting a great education and having the time of my life. You only go to college once, and if you do it right (by going to ASU), then once is enough.

    What to do for fun

    See a movie, go out to eat, attend a concert, go swimming, rent a boat on Tempe Town Lake, go to the Arizona State Fair, go rollerblading, go lazer tagging, and so much more.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you have a test coming up, study! But when you have free time go see a movie, go to dinner, do something besides school. Find a balance between schoolwork and having fun.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is a university that strives to help everyone succeed. The friendly teachers, students, and faculty make for the best college education and experience. The warm weather is a great plus.

  • 12/05/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    Application process is a fun and easy learning experience. They have a large variety of majors and allow students to reach their full potential. One of the largest schools in America with diversity.

  • 12/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Bowling, movies, tons of clubs, school events and activities, fairs, sororities, parks, mill Ave, sports, anything you could imagine.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of great places to eat within walking distance. Anything from Fast food to fine dining.

    Academic Rigor

    Hard but what College isn't.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, stay informed, be friendly, invest in a bike or transportation to get around.

    In three sentences

    Very busy school with a large population of students. Although the school has a lot of useful resources for your use that can come in handy. Staff and teachers and very friendly and helpful.

  • 12/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is NO shortage of parties around this campus, so you'll have fun if you're looking for it. I suggest joining Greek Life, which is not huge but is a great way to make friends. ASU has plenty of intramurals/clubs that will suit anyones hobbies.

    Food and Dining

    Once again, Barrett dining hall was much better than the average dining hall, with extensive vegetarian options and a beautiful hall. The normal dining halls are decent, with the food being sometimes good and sometimes nasty. Memorial Union carries a variety of fast food that you can use Maroon and Gold dollars for, and thats what many prefer to do.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Barrett, and the housing was awesome. Really nice dorms. If you can live in the more popular freshman dorms, like Hassy or Manzy, the living spaces are quite nice compared to the general stigma surrounding dorms. However, the older dorms are disgusting and you should steer clear of them.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are so easy it is laughable, but there is plenty to challenge you if you look for it. If you want to take easy classes, you can. The Honors College professors will really push you to a higher standard, especially if you're used to Honors or AP classes in high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to Barrett the Honors College, because it will be the best choice you can make here. Living in Barrett allowed me to have a different experience than most at ASU, where I could focus more on my education and have some peace away from the chaos. Graduating from Barrett instead of just ASU can really help you.

    In three sentences

    This is a huge school with a diverse population and a multitude of resources for every student. You can receive aid in almost any issue you're having, but it can be difficult to get to those resources because of the sheer number of students that attend ASU. There is truth to saying this is a hardcore party school and those who do not like that environment may not enjoy their stay here at ASU.

  • 11/27/2013

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

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    Clubs and Activities

    I am looking to jump head first into a good portion of all the clubs/activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food looks amazing, but I would like to know more about their health programs.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are beautiful. Since I will be upwards of one thousand miles away from home I won't mind spending time there.

    Academic Rigor

    I am pleased with what I see. I've been looking at this college for over a year now, and the deadline for applications can not come any sooner. I have high hopes for this school.

  • 11/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    It's one of the top party schools in the country, so just keep up with events postings ;)

    Food and Dining

    They don't have a lot of variety :/, but they have just the right ones!

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    They have one of the best engineering departments, so it is inherently not easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on ratemyprofessor.com before signing up for a class. Use a bike to get around campus. Have a plan to cope with procrastination! Join as many student organizations as your schedule allows you to.

    In three sentences

    ASU is amazingly crowded; 73,000 students to be exact. It is one of the top party schools in the country. Go Sun Devils!

  • 11/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge as ASU, so many different chapters that accept people of all kinds. There is a chapter for every kind of personality.

    What to do for fun

    THE FOOTBALL GAMES. Nothing beats having fun like attending an ASU football game. The student section is absolutely insane,

    Food and Dining

    The dining rooms are pretty decent. Not 5 star food, but definitely great. There are a huge selection of restaurants and fast food on campus as well. Everything ranging from sushi to Italian.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm is amazing. Great chance to interact with your graduating class and also the buildings are really nice and renovated.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the major there are different expectations. But overall, make sure you study and attend class. I know it's tempting to not go, because this is college but at the same time that really hinders your ability to do well on tests. Teachers talk a lot about test material in lectures so if you miss that you also miss out on what material you should study. Sometimes they will even give you answers to certain test questions in class!

    Tips for prospective students

    This isn't like highschool, you'll actually have to study and pay attention in class. Finish out strong your senior year, ASU has some really great scholarships that you are automatically considered for when you turn in your application. Also, take your time and put in effort in your math placement test. Last thing you want is to be put in lower math classes than your ability, feels like a waste of time!

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a very social and fun school. The teachers are awesome and the student body is huge. The energy from our school spirit radiates everywhere.

  • 11/25/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    I like diapers.

    Food and Dining

    I like diapers.

    Dorm Life

    I like diapers.

    Academic Rigor

    I like diapers.

    Tips for prospective students

    I like diapers.

    In three sentences

    I like diapers. I like diapers. I like diapers.

  • 11/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 111 of 705

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 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.

  • 11/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe. They ensure that a safety escort is available at night till 2, but it is not. Buses run till 1:30am though

    Greek Life

    Not in a sorority, but it seems like fun. I wouldn't, personally, because they are not my type of people.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    Party people, people who just want to have a good time, and people who want to get a good education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the blackout game, ASU paints the A on A Mountain to white.

    Bang for the buck

    Great school besides the extensive partying and the poor required courses.

    What to do for fun

    Take a stroll down Mill Ave, visit dorms, and hangout in dorm lounges.

    Food and Dining

    Decent food. Many locations.

    Dorm Life

    Separated by major, so you really get to meet fun people. However it gets cliquey, because there are always people that like to think they are better than everyone else.

    Academic Rigor

    Not difficult, not easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to get your priorities together. College is not all about partying. Deal with the bad prerequisite classes.

    In three sentences

    Complete party school. Useless and time consuming curricular courses. Not what I am looking for in terms of my major.

  • 11/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Many of the different clubs on campus have various activities to participate in almost every week. You can go to these club activities or there is a fitness center and a pool to use on campus. All of these things are great, but the main thing I would say is to have friends to hang out with on campus because every experience is more fun when you have someone to share it with.

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of the same foods over and over again in the dining halls, and the hours of operation are often weird.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, but a lot of my friends say that it is a great campus to live on.

    Academic Rigor

    You really have to pay attention in class and study extra hard if you want an A in class. Teachers are very good at challenging you and you should make use of the free tutoring offered at ASU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely check ratemyprofessor.com before signing up for classes because some of the teachers can be a real nightmare! I would also say to make friends in class because it is really helpful to have someone to study or talk with. The last thing I would say is to get involved! ASU has a club for almost any interest and it is really fun to join a club and get to know people who have similar interests.

    In three sentences

    ASU is awesome! Most of the teachers are great and it is really easy to make friends. There are tons of events and clubs to join and it is a great experience.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Call for free rides home on campus as well as emergency poles everywhere.

    Greek Life

    I can't answer to this as I don't participate, but I know they are here.

    Clubs and Activities

    The list is on the asu.edu website, I believe there are currently close to 800 groups...start a new one!

    Great for these types of students

    Want to be a new you...this is the place to make it happen.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Check out the website, our traditions are varied and all are a ton of fun!

    Bang for the buck

    Check out the review services, don't take my word on it. Even coming from out of state, it was cheaper than staying in Colorado due to the generous financial aid packages they offer.

    What to do for fun

    Tempe, Arizona...what more needs to be said, something for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    Living in Barrett spoils all of the students, great variety and quality as well!

    Dorm Life

    Great facilities and free laundry..yes!

    Academic Rigor

    I attend Barrett, The Honors College...all the rigor you could ask for here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out all of the degree options available to you. If you don't like what you first choose, ASU has a transfer option to a new degree.

    In three sentences

    It is a huge school, but the individual colleges make it manageable. You live with the people you attend class with! Awesome for making friends and studying too.

  • 10/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Barrett is private univeristy for a public price

    Food and Dining

    The food here is good but there isn't much vareity and it gets tiring after a while

    Dorm Life

    I like living in the dorms but I also go home each weekend.

    Academic Rigor

    The honors classes are hard but otherwise it's pretty simple.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry about it being hard

    In three sentences

    I think it's pretty good. The honors college is great. I think that it's easy but good.

  • 10/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The ASU campus is very safe. The doors and gates in the residential halls are always locked. In order to get in, you have to use your ID. If you happen to be walking around at anytime, especially if you are walking around by yourself at night and you feel like you are in danger or un-safe, there are emergency buttons located all around campus that you can press to seek help. There is also emergency alerts you can sign up for, where the campus will notify you if there is potential danger on or nearby the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'd have to say ASU has a substantial amount of clubs. They have clubs for EVERYONE! With over 1000 clubs, if you don't see one that interests you, you can also make your own club!

    What to do for fun

    There are always things to do, especially if you live on or near the Tempe campus. The campuses are always hosting events such as dances, movie events, and different activities. The Sun Devil Fitness center is a good place to go to get in shape,they also have a dance room which I particularly love going with my friends. Last but not least parties, people are always throwing parties on the weekends and sometimes even during the week.

    Food and Dining

    The dining at ASU is pretty decent, it's a hundred times better then high school cafeteria food but it does get old after a while. I go to the Polytechnic campus in Mesa, Arizona so therefore the dining hall is a lot nicer because it is only a year old. They have salad and soup everyday, a pizza station, a pasta station, a homeade meal station, a sandwhich station where you create your own sandwhich and they have potato salad, pasta salads, and fruit salad, a habachi (Mongolian) station, and a grill area where they have burgers, hotdogs, chicken sandwhiches, frenchfries, baked potatoes,etc...

    Dorm Life

    Staying in the dorms is a great experience, I particularly love my roomate, we get along soo great. Living on campus are moments you will cherish for the rest of your life. This is where you will make forever lasting memories and meet great friends! The dorms on the Polytechnic campus are awesome, they are brand new, clean, and very spacious, not your typical crammed dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    As an Education major, I find the academic rigor very prestige. However, I almost feel as if I'm not even in school.The classes I take are very interesting and very useful for my future career in which I want to persue. I love my classes they are so much fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    Some things I stress to future students is to just focus on school but also leave sometime open for leisure time to spend with friends & family. Sometimes work can be overwhelming but if you put your mind to it and are determined, everything will come together. Also get lots of rest and eat properly, make some time to exercise and maintain good health habits.

    In three sentences

    I currently attend Arizona State University as an undergraduate Elementary Education major. ASU offers unique programs to so many different majors across 4 different campuses throughout Arizona. I love being part of the ASU commmunity !

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a bunch of intramural sports you can get involved in, and clubs! There are movies nights on campus, and a large gym that has just been remodeled. It's all great!

    Food and Dining

    A lot of variety and healthy food is available.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life! It may be expensive at times, but it helps academically when you need help with a class.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too hard, not too easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to get to class on time! Professors wait for no one, so it is your responsibility to arrive there on time. Also, do not cram a bunch on classes in on one day, spread them out!

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is such a great and academically successful university. The staff really cares deeply about their students, and want them to succeed. The campuses are very spacious, making it easy to get around.

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 119 of 705

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 10/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Lots of it.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for outgoing students, people who like to party, great for going Greek, and great for talented people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Freshmen get to climb Hayden Butte and paint the A white to symbolize the beginning of a new school year.

    What to do for fun

    Shop on Mill Ave., go to the student union, go to a club meeting, join the band, join a sport. There is so much to do.

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall food is terrible unless you have a Barrett meal plan.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends. ASU has some larger city-like campuses, and to go it alone is not fun at all.

    In three sentences

    ASU has some great professors. The campuses are fantastic and well kept. There is a plethora of things to do after class, whether it be going to extracurricular clubs or shopping or just going to a student union to hang out.

  • 10/19/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    When looking up campus safety there are very small percentages of danger on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Large variety

    Great for these types of students

    Great for focused students, ones who don't mind a challenge

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of

    Bang for the buck

    I am so excited to attend college there on the beautiful west coast at such an affluent university. I have no fears of job placement after graduation based on ASU s reputation alone.

    What to do for fun

    Greek parties, hikes, swimming there's so many amazing things, student organizations etc..

    Food and Dining

    The variety of food on campus trumps the mall in my hometown of madison, wi!

    Dorm Life

    Unsure I've never been on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Everything I have read tells me that ASU will be academically challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have good grades, study hard to maintain a great g.p.a to ensure admittance.

    In three sentences

    The photos I have seen are beautiful. ASU is ranked in the top 5 colleges in the nation, that alone will ensure employment after graduation. The variety of food in the MU is amazing.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The ladies in ASU are really beautiful. I thought it was all talk, but I was wrong. You need to have good self control in this campus or else you're going to need luck for your grades with so much distraction.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy hanging out at my house and inviting a few friends to have a few drinks. I also enjoy shooting at the range. There's plenty of good ranges near Tempe and Phoenix. There's plenty of activities to do in the area. There is also a great Tempe softball tournament that goes on every 3 months.

    Food and Dining

    The food in campus is okay. There's plenty of places to eat. I have afternoon class, so I hardly eat in campus. When I do, I just go to Subway.

    Dorm Life

    Don't live in the dorms, but have heard from a few classmates that it's really nice and cozy in some dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, it is a touch school. I've had easy and tough classes. Some professor can be really helpful.. I recommend on going to ratemyprofessor.com.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say to get a roommate or a friend to go halfers on the parking permits. They could cost you a handful. You can include up to 3 vehicles for those parking permits and you can get it cheaper if you were to break the costs.

    In three sentences

    ASU has many campuses all around the Phoenix area. It all depends on your major. I really enjoy taking classes in this university.

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    During the day it is a safe a beautiful campus but you never want to be alone at night. Things do happen but rarely. But you do not want to take a chance at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a big thing at ASU. If you want to make an endless amount of friends, joining a frat or sorority is the way to go

    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports Parties Clubs

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food has it's days where the food is good and looks absolutely repulsive. Meals change everyday so you have a large variety of choices for a main course and dessert. Not so big on healthy food but they do have a few dining areas on campus that are healthy. The campus is surrounded with numerous fast food places and restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you live dorm life is awesome, unless you have a community bathrooms. People are extremely friendly and always willing to make new friends. Dorms are of course small but are comfortable living style of a college student. You have so much freedom and independence.

    Academic Rigor

    The large amount of major that ASU provides, also has a numerous amount of requirement that go along with that specific major. Some are easier than other too accomplish, but there are those that are beyond challenging. Although, ASU is a party school it does that it's challenges and high expectations from it's students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for crazy parties Keep up with school work because that will be your down fall if you slack off on assignments Don't be afraid to make new friends

    In three sentences

    Arizona state is good school but definitely a party school. More focused on what is going on that night than school work. Although, we have the best and most dedicated school spirit

  • 10/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are various organizations you can join, and, of course, attending the football games is a must! There is always something fun to do, like concerts, parties, restaurants, stand-up comedy, etc - you name it.

    Food and Dining

    ASU could definitely improve their food and dining. I noticed that there are not enough vegetarian and vegan options, and this needs to be fixed! Also, ASU does a incredibly poor job of labeling the food. As a vegetarian, it is important for me to know exactly what is in my food. I can't count the times that I almost ate something that contained meat simply because the food was not labeled. This is so disappointing. :(

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you reside, your experience will differ. However, dorm life is very secure - everyone must scan their IDs in order to have access to the building, so safety is not a concern. The dorms are very well kept and the staff is always friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    There are options for everyone. If you want to take challenging courses, those are available to you. The Barrett Honors College is a great path to take if you're looking into going to Grad school. This will definitely help you make an impression.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're interested in attending football games, ASU is the school for you. You will rarely be bored because there is always something going on, this is especially true for the Tempe campus. Arizona is a great place to be if you hate cold weather because it is usually sunny here! In the winter the weather is perfect, usually 70-80 degrees.

    In three sentences

    This is a university with vast opportunities for students that want to become involved. The access to all four campuses makes it easy for students to expand their interests. This is a school with lots of passion and spirit.

  • 10/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    All athletic games- football, basketball, baseball, softball

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you understand the course of study and enjoy bright sunny/hot days.

    In three sentences

    It is a great environment with challenging curriculum. It is a top notch university.

  • 10/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have a safety escort available after seven and the dorms require pass cards and keys to get in. ASU also has it's own police department.

    Clubs and Activities

    Guarantee you will find a club for you.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for social students. And the honors college, Barrett, is good for the studious type.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a decent school for a relatively good price. Slightly on the expensive side if you're from out of state, but the in state price is great.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something going on. There are a ton of clubs to join. I play a lot of sand volleyball and racket ball. I have a few friends involved in Greek Life and they do a lot of fun things anywhere from socials to charity work. The residence halls have little get togethers at least once a week and then there's all the sporting events which are a lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plans are expensive and the choices get tedious but they do mix it up and there are a couple different places to get something different if you're willing to walk a ways. The quality of food though is good and they have gluten free and vegetarian options.

    Dorm Life

    I do not like the dorms. The fire alarm has been pulled by jokesters twice, once at 3am and once at 4am. Some of the kids are pretty disrespectful and tear down decorations, leave their trash in the stairwells, and color on the walls. The honor dorms however are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    It's just my freshman year, but so far it seems pretty easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a party school, there are people coming in and out at all hours, so be prepared to handle that environment. Make sure you talk with your roommate about what you are and are not comfortable with immediately, I know quite a few people with roommate problems that could have been taken care of much earlier if they had just had this discussion. Take advantage of the free tutoring, and learning help.

    In three sentences

    This is a pretty good school. I'm in the Business School, which is well-accredited. It is very large though, so there isn't much one-on-one attention.

  • 10/05/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    I stayed on the Tempe campus for a week as part of a summer program and loved it. There was a lot to do and I was really impressed when we paid a visit to the Polytechnic campus. The food and dorms were great.

  • 10/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone, from the student who studies 24 hours a day and never wants to stop learning, to the academic looking to make lifelong memories, this school is enjoyable for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wear gold on Fridays, whitewashing the A, guarding the A, Devils on Mill, and many more.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are looking for the college experience, you will find it here.

    What to do for fun

    There are a variety of fun things to do on and near the campus. On campus there is the Memorial Union where events are hosted and student activities are occasionally held. Off campus there is the Mill Avenue District as well as the other attractions of Downtown Tempe. There is almost never an excuse to not be having fun at ASU.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Learn to study -Learn to interact with others -Be able to navigate a huge campus! -Enjoy what you study -Enjoy everything

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is constantly bustling, with very few dull moments. ASU offers a diverse social atmosphere as well as a good academic environment. Arizona State University truly delivers the college experience to its students.

  • 10/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Despite being downtown, the police department has a strong presence so there isn't too many things that happen. They even offer police escorts and have emergency buttons if need even in the parking garages.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU offers a lot of financial aid, if your grades are good your likely to not have to pay even half of the cost to attend.

    Food and Dining

    Food usually taste pretty good, if you want something different there's always great restaurants around if your willing to pay a few bucks.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, and compared to a lot of my friends, its considerably cheaper. From what I've heard my friends have had some trouble with their roommates, so make sure you set boundaries with them before you even meet them, and don't be afraid to ask for a new one.

    Academic Rigor

    If you took AP/IB/Honors classes, you should be able to pick up with no problem, and it might even be easier that high school. How hard it is really depends up to the individual, your professors don't care if you do their work, they're still getting paid weather you show up, do your homework, pay attention, or even pass or fail the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do research on what it is you need with your supplies and other things too. Don't over buy on your meal plan thinking your going to eat at the cafeteria everyday, because you wont, your going to occasionally go to that place with your buddies and eat out. Also shop around with your book and electronics, book buy back plans are the best! And for electronics try Fry's electronics, they have great prices on laptops and its close to the Tempe campus.

    In three sentences

    When it comes to going to school here, things are pretty good with the classes and homework. Most of the professors are considerate towards the students and even lighten up the homework during times they know when midterms are coming up. Everyone is pretty friendly and if you ask for help, usually willing to help out if you need help.

  • 10/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus, if I want I can have an escort service pick me up and take me anywhere as long as it is on campus. They also have blue light services set up if I ever feel in danger.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive to go here. I am struggling to figure out a way to pay for it.

    Food and Dining

    It's definitely not moms homemade food but it is good for school food.

    Dorm Life

    Personally I hate living in the dorms. My roommate and I don't get along well and the other people in our hall are always loud. I have had people walk into my dorm room unannounced and I was ready to move out after the first few weeks.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are great but it is difficult to find other students who are actually hear for an education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are prepared for the work load and you can succeed in a class with 300 other students.

    In three sentences

    It has great diversity but it is difficult to find other students who are focused on their education instead of just going to parties. The dorms are loud and busy almost all the time. The professors are very knowledgeable about their material and helpful when you're struggling and you reach out for help.

  • 10/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are places to go for help on every corner and cops patrol campus regularly.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge here! Fraternities are crazy and sororities are just as crazy. No one discriminates if you aren't a part of Greek life though.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is any club you could possibly want to join. If there isn't then there's an easy process to make your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    Any. There are so many different types of kids here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a secret garden in the West Hall. It's a great place to impress a friend.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is worth every penny. Out of state is a little expensive but you will get everything you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on. Just walk outside and there is a club having an ice cream social or a group volleyball game.

    Food and Dining

    Dinning halls get boring but the food is good and it's all you can eat!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms suck. They are noisy and the kids don't attend class. If you want to sleep, don't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    College is hard. No one will argue with that. Classes are hard and the work load is a lot but there is resources to help you and it is completely doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait. Apply for school early. Apply for classes early. Apply for housing early. Life will be so much easier if you don't wait on anything. As soon as you have the opportunity to apply for anything, do it as soon as possible. Only good things can come from it.

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing. The teachers are so helpful and the classes are not unbearable. There are so many resources to use if you need help with anything.

  • 09/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Every campus has a police station that you can contact with your phone or with the blue emergency lights located all throughout the campus, so you never feel in danger.

    Greek Life

    I am not part of greek life, but I've seen that they have a lot of fun!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many student organizations and clubs for all types of things including greek life that you can join, so you will always find someone that identifies with the same things you do.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student can come to ASU. All four campuses have a different way of life, so you won't feel left out.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU is one of the cheapest Universities in the U.S., but this does not mean you are not getting quality education. The teachers are great, the facilities are beautiful and you get to have a lot of fun.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do at ASU. Student organizations are always planning activities every week, so you won't get bored regardless of what campus you go to. Every year, you have Homecoming week, which features an activity to do every day of said week and they are lots of fun. In the spring we have Devilpalooza, which is a mini festival experience with a concert at the end of the day with a well-known artist.

    Food and Dining

    You can find a lot of chain restaurants like Burger King and Papa Johns, but you also have the dinning halls. The food at the dinning halls is nothing that will blow you away, but it is not terrible. My sister says the burger king food is better than at any other location.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but I've gotten the chance to see them and they are very well kept. People who do live in the dorms are always saying that it is worth what they pay for it and they make a lot of friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers at ASU are very good, but not all make you work hard. I've had teachers that make you work like you are a graduate student even though it's an undergraduate class and I've had teachers that give you extra credit every day. Regardless of how hard they make you work, most of the teachers I've had in the last three years have been outstanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in student life! There is always something happening in all campuses, so don't miss out on having fun while getting an education. There are also inter-campus shuttles, so you have not excuse to have fun at any campus.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University with its four campuses can give you all types of college experiences. From academic-centered to having some fun, you can always find like-minded people that will make your experience at ASU unforgettable. Being part of ASU is one of the best decisions I've ever made.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs all over campus and events going on all the time.

    Food and Dining

    There is a pretty good selection of food on campus, and most of them hand out coupons for students at the beginning of the year too which can make managing your money for the semester much easier.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms myself, but from what I've heard there are a lot of issues. Its mostly your neighbors that you will have to worry about.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not horribly challenging, for the most part they are all right in the middle. There are a few that will be tough, but that's the same with any school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on going here bring your walking shoes, the campus is huge. Walking can really kill your feet especially if you have classes all day.

    In three sentences

    This is a big school that comes at a low cost. Most of the people here are friendly and in general the place is fun. Its a pretty good school.

  • 09/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many events that ASU puts on to keep things interesting for the students. From luau nights to movies on the lawn, things are never dull here at ASU. Students are able to experience different types of events, from art galleries, to special guest speakers that come and talk to the students.

    Food and Dining

    At the dining halls of ASU, they are able to offer you a wide variety of foods from all around the world. They also are able to offer specific days dedicated to a certain type of food; for instance, one night they might have a build your own nacho night. Nevertheless, they offer quality food, with quality service, with a reasonable price behind it.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is the best thing as a freshmen. At ASU they require you to live on campus their first year, and I totally support it. At the dorms, you are able to meet a wide variety of people that your able to connect with and learn with them. You get to live an experience that you won't experience anywhere else in your lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    Here at ASU, more specifically where I attend (ASU West campus), the teachers are exceptional at working one-on-one with the students, if there is any troubles, they don't hesitate to assist you. That being said, I believe that ASU rides a fine line between giving enough to challenge you and not so much to where you're overwhelmed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at all the campuses that we have here at ASU, decide which one fits you best; whether that be a large campus (Tempe), or a smaller, quieter campus (West). Next, look at all the options we have as far as majors, the list almost looks endless, and maybe a little intimidating, but understand that there is an option for everyone, whether you are set on one major, or don't have a clue what you want to be, know that ASU has an option for you.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University was the perfect choice for me when deciding where to attend. ASU has such a diverse and rich environment not only on one campus, but on every campus. They truly accept you in whatever vision or dream you posses, whether you know what you want to do or are just exploring your options, Arizona State University has what you need.

  • 09/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Secret Garden

    Bang for the buck

    ASU has raised tuition every year for out of state students making it hard to pay as financial aid will no longer cover the entire cost and you may end up coming up with a few thousand dollars anyways after you max out your loans. Will this as a platform it makes any student nervous about saying they are actually getting what they pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Join a Sport Club, 18 of ASU's sport clubs compete across the country so this will give you a chance to travel, make friends and be competitive.

    Food and Dining

    ASU only has one healthy place to really eat, but if your into fast food and pizza you will love it.

    Dorm Life

    Here you will make many friends and have an opportunity to build even more Sun Devil Pride through events that are ran on campus by your dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    ASU, does a good job of recruiting its professors, especially in the engineering department that will push students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Only come to ASU if you are a resident of Arizona, otherwise you want to establish residency before applying to ASU through the community colleges, this will end up saving you 6,000+ a semester.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is great school when it comes to student involvement and the programs available. However, ASU will get as much money as they possible can from you, with hidden fee's, and increasing tuition every year.

  • 09/17/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Sports, dances, swimming, and more!

    Food and Dining

    Well it can't be any worse than the cafeteria food in high school.

    Dorm Life

    I heard that the dorms are not too bad.

    Academic Rigor

    So many choices I can't choose just one major!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to A.S.U. You won't regret it.

    In three sentences

    Absolutely AMAZING!!! Totally my ideal university. ITS GORGEOUS!

  • 09/03/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    Just visited the campus. So beautiful. Love the city.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go shop and workout or perhaps go hiking for those that look the outdoors there is fun for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    Cheat resturants close by the university with great food services

    Dorm Life

    You meet life long friends throughout you college years and out of college. Dorm mates are very friendly and willing to help you with any problems you may have. Go to football games with them.

    Academic Rigor

    choose your professor wisely. The University has brillant professor but all depends on the effort of the student

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to office hours of your professors unless all you classes are really easy than there is no need but higly recommend it.

    In three sentences

    ASU is a fun and great university to attend in the tempe area. With a world winning business school and the greenest campus in the Nation Arizona state is a leader in student success.

  • 08/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Okay, so there are so many things to do for fun around campus, that I will DEFINITELY miss a lot of them. Depending on what you like, there are different clubs to join. If you take an interest in helping create a competitive airplane, there is AirDevils, if you are interested in learning a sort of out-of-the-norm sport, there is a quidditch team (seriously, and it's really darn fun!) and there is rugby and pretty much anything you can imagine. If you don't feel like commiting to a club, you can always just go play ball or frisbee with some friends in one of the many fields on campus, or even just use your plenty of free time to play games in your dorm or sleep (if that's your thing).

    Food and Dining

    I personally love the food. They have anything that you could want here, and there are some AMAZING places included in the meal plan, so you will never hate your life when you want food. I haven't had a bad meal yet, and I keep trying new things when I get food, so nothing has been anything short of just plain awesome.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the oldest dorm on campus (Palo Verde Main) and I have to say I love it. Some people will definitely keep to themselves, but you can have a very involved and fun community within your dorm if you all put forth to it. Plenty of friends are around you, and plenty of people in your general field of study, so if you need help with personal or academic issues, you can always just visit your neighbours (but if you need help, bring them cookies as a good gesture from time to time, college-goers love cookies).

    Academic Rigor

    I like a good challenge, but I am also taking an engineering schedule, so your experience may vary. ASU offers so many choices for majors that you won't have troubles finding something that you enjoy doing and can take an interest in the classes involved. Sure, there is always a class that you won't like, but it happens to all of us, you put a bit of extra effort in for a semester, take your grade and get on with your fun classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to be ready for a challenge and have the willpower and self control to actually do what you have to do, but if you are prepared for it and you are able to step up to the plate, you will have an absolutely amazing time. There are plenty of clubs and organizations for you to join, and there are PLENTY of opportunities to meet friends or explore your options in the weeks leading up to school. Heck, I went to my first Quidditch practices in the second week of school, and I wouldn't have even known that that existed had it not been for the Passport to ASU night. They want you to have it easy and have a good time, so just take the initiative!

    In three sentences

    I have to say, I really love it here. Not only do they have some of the greatest teachers I have had thus far, but also they give you a great feeling of independence with great opportunities to socialize, meet new people, join clubs and network with buisnesses around the country. It moves at the pace that I choose to move at, which means however long I need, I have the time to take to study or complete the task at hand.

  • 08/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    My classes are online, but ASU appears to have anything anyone could look for.

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat at ASU.

    Dorm Life

    I do not really know. The dorms look adequate.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't have a lot to compare to or this may be a 5. I think the classes are challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    To be an online student it is important to have a computer that processes quickly with a reliable high speed internet service.

    In three sentences

    I am taking all online classes for the RN to BSN program. It is a challenging fast paced program. I believe it is preparing me for the future and I am learning more about technology in this program as well.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always security and you will see them walking around. The security building is easy to find, it would be hard to miss.

    Greek Life

    I never participated in greek life but have had many friends that did. They have many close friendships that have lasted beyond college.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are ALOT of different clubs and greek societies that you could partake in. Many of them will also help you with you future career aspirations.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of students. The various campus types and environments will match a variety of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus has some great natural wildlife that live on campus. You will see them from time to time.

    Bang for the buck

    It was for me since I was an instate student and lived at home.

    What to do for fun

    The school always puts on events for the students to participate in and at no cost for the student. They at times will also provide free food at these events too!

    Food and Dining

    I really liked dining at school. But I have not been since they have improved the cafeteria and added more dining options.

    Dorm Life

    Because the school was so close to home, I did not live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't know about MAIN campus but at WEST, it felt like a more tight knit community. Because of that I felt there were a lot more serious students.

    Tips for prospective students

    But ASU really tries to create an unified atmosphere with all their sites. Some of the ways in which ASU does that is with the school's bus system that runs to all the campus sites shuttling students back and forth. So it makes it easy to take classes at any of the ASU locations.

    In three sentences

    I went to ASU WEST campus. It is a quieter campus compared to TEMPE MAIN but it's got a charm to it. Not only that but the campus has also recently undergone some constructions to improve the campus over all. The campus was already beautiful but now it's fantastic.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Going to Tempe Beach Park, shopping on Mill Avenue and checking out the cute little stores, or also taking the light rail to Phoenix.

    Food and Dining

    You have a lot of options at the MU from Starbucks to Chick-Fil-A! The memorial union also hosts one of the dining halls where students with meal plans can enjoy a buffet-style meal.

    Dorm Life

    It is pretty nice so far. My dorm, McClintock, is conveniently located close to pretty much everything important Some dorms are nicer than others.

    Academic Rigor

    So far it has been easy but classes are really picking up the pace if you don't keep up at first you might fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    *Don't party too hard. *Do try to take some of your college credits in high school or through AP tests. *Do reach out to people in class, you never know who'll become your friend. *Be prepared to work.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University or otherwise known as ASU is the biggest in-state university in Arizona. It is research-focused and also incredibly gigantic with 50,000 students at the Tempe campus alone. The professors so far have been engaging, pleasant, and approachable. The first level classes are really big and that can be a little overwhelming but if students find that to be the case, they can join the rigorous Barrett Honors College in which classes are much much smaller. Overall, ASU has been a nice and pleasant experience so far.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Online learning specifically is great for self motivators and students who like the freedom of working in an environment other than a classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips I would recommend for prospective students include speaking with the advisory team throughout the course of your college education. I recommend this tip in order to stay on track with classes and any information that is needed to complete the degree. Also, writing due dates helps in remembering and keeping on task with the designated class.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University provides the best online experience I have had thus far in my college career. The teachers are responsive and the learning material is engaging and thought provoking. I am glad to have to chosen this school to receive my bachelor's degree.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have an escort service for anyone on campus that wants to reach their dorm safely. This can be a spontaneous thing or even a scheduled weekly thing for those late night classes. Also around campus are buttons on street lamps and poles that alert the campus police (that's right, we have our own police force) if anything is amiss. All you have to do is push it if you feel you are in danger.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of sororities and fraternities

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs here designed to meet every interest and need.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to have a great college experience while maintaining their grades and being a part of something bigger than themselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is of course the annual luau that I've mentioned. Also, there is an on-campus Walmart specifically for ASU students. This is especially convenient for move in day at the dorms and generally sponsors a 10% discount for students for the first two weeks at school. The memorial union building is the main hub of the campus and even has an underground bowling alley, so I've been told, although i haven't been able to check it out.

    Bang for the buck

    There tuition rate are pretty reasonable even for an out-of-state like me. I even received a $12000 annual scholarship.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do on the Tempe campus that i wouldn't be able to list them all. First and foremost are the dorm activities set up by community assistants. These as I've said before are very beneficial for making friends. The first week alone, for first time freshman, is jam-packed with all types of events designed for student interaction, this includes inter-dorm activities such as the annual luau. There' a fitness center right next to my dorm, free for ASU student that promotes healthy living and exercise. There are many other things to do around campus that as a freshman, you will get the chance to explore.

    Food and Dining

    They have a number of different places to use your dining plan (whichever one you may choose). As a freshman, you are required to have a meal plan, but in the end, it is only to your benefit.

    Dorm Life

    There are so many people and different types of dorms. Dorm life is fun and many of the community assistants and student mentors try to get you involved in group events that will further your social abilities. This in turn will lead you to people that will become you partners in class and life long friends

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are great and students are encouraged to challenge themselves academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay ahead on everything and take their reminders seriously. There there for a reason and will help! Don't forget your ID! It's used for practically everything here and is a vital part of your college experience. Make sure the books on your book list are actually needed for the class by emailing the teacher. Most teachers are happy to reply and save you money! Don't sweat it! There are plenty of people here to ask help from and plenty of places to seek council.

    In three sentences

    I am new to the whole college thing but so far everyone here has been extremely helpful and actually cares for the welfare of the students. They are constantly reminding students of events they have going on and things they need to get done for their specific majors, whether its through emails, group meetings, or student leaders. Overall there is a welcoming air about this special university that makes it feel like home.

  • 08/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    adult learners

    Food and Dining

    they have added a bunch of new dining options

    Dorm Life

    They have newly remodeled dorms and they are spacious.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to an academic advisor, they are a great resource.

    In three sentences

    ASU is adult learner friendly. ASU offers online courses that are engaging. ASU has really made an effort to appeal to every type of student from traditional to non-traditional.

  • 08/20/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always felt safe on campus. Downtown phoenix at night would be scary though.

    Greek Life

    Lots of different sororities and fraternities to join!

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of different clubs and activities!

    Bang for the buck

    Your education is what you put into it!

    What to do for fun

    Phoenix has a lot of fun things to do. ASU always has fun things going on. Football games are a lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food at ASU and around the area is great! there are a tons of options! At tempe you have Mill ave which has many options and downtown has many options as well being as busy as it is.

    Dorm Life

    I never stayed in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    ASU has a good exercise and wellness program. I liked my teachers, most were there to help. Too bad Larry Woodruff is retiring, he was a great teacher!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for hot weather! Downtown Phoenix is full of homeless people. The light rail is the easiest and cheap way to get down there. EXW major was a good program!

    In three sentences

    ASU is a good school. Make sure you talk to more than one advisor though.

  • 08/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Best ever, top security, yet friendly environment, safe to walk on campus at night time , security at all time .

    Greek Life

    100 % perfect

    Great for these types of students

    All ethnicity, all colors, disable, and top students, artiest, social works, engineers, lawyers, doctors, PHD students, MSW students, ....etc..

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many different fun, and unusual activities, different bands , stuff for any age , any ethnicity. Fun , Fun, fun.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU speaks for its best known rate int he world top university that is a great bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    Many great things. School provide many opportunity for all students who wants to meet and converse with other students . Great learning environment, attentive professors. Best social environment for students who wants to be part of any social clubs.such as social clubs. 99 % students success rate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Excellent. I highly recommend this school for prospective student.

    In three sentences

    Five star for being one of the best school of social work.

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe during all hours of the day, though at night it is best to walk in groups, and if you must walk alone, stick to the well lit paths available

    Greek Life

    The president is slowly destroying this disgusting 'tradition' and good for him! These 'people' are savages and should be expelled if not imprisoned for the things they have done.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs exist for members of every social, political, religious, and ethnic group available to the wider world.

    Great for these types of students

    Seriously, the campus is so big anyone can find something they enjoy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Secret Garden is beautiful

    Bang for the buck

    We have been rated 'Best College for Undergrads' by Forbes so I believe that says it all. But in all seriousness, ASU is an excellently affordable university, considering the campus wide wi-fi, millions of dollars for research and entrepreneurial ventures available to students, it is an excellent school to attend at roughly $9,000 for in-state students, and $20,000 for out-of-state students.

    What to do for fun

    Aside from club activities and university sponsored events, which are almost always free. There are plenty of parks and recreational areas around the university, and for those partyers among us, there are always plenty of clubs and bars around; though you will have to be of age to enter most.

    Food and Dining

    The locations both on and around campus are very good, and the honors dining hall is very good, though the regular dining halls harken back to the days of elementary school food, great for nostalgia, bad for everything else. Aside form that, there is a wide range of stores selling food at all hours of both night and day from which students can get anything from a snack to dinner; though those can be one and the same depending on budget.

    Dorm Life

    My rating is more of an average. Depending on which part of campus you live that rating could go anywhere from one star to five. The fives are definitely the honors dorms which are close to one another, closed off to the rest of campus and are cleaned and maintained constantly. The one's would be the northern dorms found on campus, which, appear as though no one has thought of maintaining them since the 60's. Over all, I would suggest renting an apartment, there are plenty of them and they are beautiful! Otherwise, I would suggest moving into an honors dorm, which requires honors college membership.

    Academic Rigor

    This is entirely dependent on what major you take, I myself am a Biology/Psychology double major so this might not be applicable to most; however, ASU is a campus of both hard work and understanding. Professors will vary on what they think is acceptable, and each will make you learn their topics, and learn them well; however, they are often forgiving in some way and understand the challenges of college life, though God help you if you abuse their forgiveness.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not buy a car Do not join a fraternity, though a sorority is fine Try to be open with the people you live with, you will make friends quickly A day or two before the start of school, find your classes and memorize the route, its a big campus out there, and you could easily get lost Always use your councilors, they know where to fond help with something and get stuff done If you have time, join a club, you will make new friends and have plenty of opportunities to get involved in some of the awesome community service activities going on around campus.

    In three sentences

    It is a very large and imposing university with many services and resources abound, for those with the will to find them, they will be invaluable aids. ASU is a university constantly on the go, perhaps due to its enormous size, making quite moments confined to the libraries and making friends a challenge outside of both class and one's dormitories. Despite the overwhelming nature of such a large campus, the school is actually very nice and helpful, and as such a large university, it has abilities and resources other universities could never have; all at an affordable cost, in short, it's a steal.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ASU police and the safety escort service are always on call and on campus.

    Greek Life

    There are numerous sororities/fraternities on campus. Some to cater all types of students.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many clubs to count! There are definitely clubs for EVERYONE!

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Whitewashing the A is one of ASU's oldest traditions. Freshman hike to the top of A mountain and paint it white, indicating the start of the school year.

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition is definitely better than out-of-state, but ASU offers a variety of scholarships for all students.

    What to do for fun

    ASU has over 500 clubs/groups, so there are things for everyone. Intramurals are very popular with 3 seasons of sports. There are also football games and other sports games to attend that are very fun! ASU always has something going on.

    Food and Dining

    The Memorial Union has tons of great choices--Subway, Jamba Juice, Chick-fil-A, etc. The Barrett dining hall is the best on campus, while the others are decent.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are great! Being on campus keeps you focused and you have the opportunity to meet a ton of new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major and/or school, the workload varies. The design programs at ASU have a very extensive process and the workload is heavy. Other majors are not as hard, but still require effort. Barrett requires a great deal of effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit ASU as well as other campuses to make your decision. Attend an ASU event or activity.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is full of opportunities. With countless options for majors and numerous clubs/activities each week, there is sure to be something for everyone. Not to mention, Barrett, the Honors College at ASU is top in the nation.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I take online classes, but I always receive alerts.

    Greek Life

    I take online classes, so I wouldn't know.

    Clubs and Activities

    I take online classes, so I wouldn't know.

    Great for these types of students

    Independent, responsible, and focused.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I take online classes, so I wouldn't know.

    Bang for the buck

    I enjoy all the assistance available when I have a concern or question.

    What to do for fun

    I take online classes, so I wouldn't know.

    Food and Dining

    I take online classes, so I wouldn't know.

    Dorm Life

    I take online classes, so I wouldn't know.

    Academic Rigor

    Studies are definitely rigorous. I currently am only taking two classes per session.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be organized and aware of deadlines and always ask questions to professors, academic counselors, classmates, etc.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University has provided an opportunity for me to finish school at my own pace. As a full-time employee for an online media company and a single mother, fitting my education into set times in a physical classroom would be difficult. I often travel for business and I can attend classroom session on my laptop anywhere I go.

  • 08/13/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety here seems to be good. They have poles around campus that have buttons to alert police if you are in danger.

    Clubs and Activities

    ASU has quite a lot of clubs. There are essentially clubs for everybody.

    What to do for fun

    Located at the heart of Tempe there are many things to do for fun. Go shopping to the Tempe Marketplace or take a stroll down Mill Avenue; the nightlife is incredible!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is actually quite good. There are large varieties of food that you can get. At the Honors College, you can even get lobster!

    Dorm Life

    At times the constant parties may be irritating, especially if you're studying for a big test, but the actual dorms are pretty great.

    Academic Rigor

    While some of the classes are challenging, most of them are simple and can be passed by paying little attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should apply early and make sure to submit their FAFSA before March 1st to ensure financial aid if they qualify.

    In three sentences

    While not being one of the best schools to go to, it provides a quality education and it is well worth the money.

  • 08/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I'm not sure but I hear you either love it or hate it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Pretty good variety but can be drama filled

    Great for these types of students

    All students such a big campus you'll find someone to like

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Painting A mountain and hiking it. ASU Undie Run and territorial cup game against u of a football.

    Bang for the buck

    In comparison to other public universities its pretty average but all the ridiculous department fees aka for being an upper level wp Carey student they charge 400 as a fee.

    What to do for fun

    A must is hit up MILL AVE at least once either on a Friday or Saturday night. Mainly students cpthose nights always busy and usually fun if your friends don't have drama.

    Food and Dining

    Love the choices of healthy and sustainable food options along with all the fast food options on campus and around it.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on what dorm you're assigned but they all can be fun if you make it that way!

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors/teachers are harder than others but coursework is pretty average and typical. A lot of the professors are willing to work with you if you make the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all the paperwork done upfront and as soon a possible. Administration can take awhile to process transfer credits or any type of form you have to have. Live on campus! Join any of the numerous clubs and you will have fun for the most part. Go to the football games the student section gets crazy!! Bleed maroon and gold. Try not to drive on Tempe campus it can get annoying and ridiculous.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is challenging in coursework but a very sociable school. You get what you pay for in education and a social life, nothing more nothing less. You will have a lot of school spirit!

  • 08/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    FOOTBALL GAMES! As a fan of college ball, I love going to the home football games. It is always fun and the student section is the best part! I love being able to watch the game with thousands of students as passionate about ASU as me.

    Food and Dining

    At first, the food is great but be careful of freshman 15! It is a real problem. There are not a lot of healthy options in the cafeteria besides a salad bar. They do offer vegetarian options, but they are not guaranteed to be good. Barrett Honors has the best dinning hall by far but you have to pay extra to get it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very fun. Living on campus makes it very easy to get to class, and starting as an engineer major, that was very important. There are strict rules for safety that are enforced and RA's are always accessible. Along with study rooms and there are also a lot of fun events that are planned each month by floor.

    Academic Rigor

    It is what you put into it! The teachers will give you as much as you put in. If you want to learn, you need to go after it. I have has some of the best professors ever at Arizona State but I wish that I would have gone after seeing them in office hours and doing more to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many different aspects to ASU. It is known as a party school but there is much more to this university than a good time. Come take a tour to find out! If you are considering Arizona State University, I would suggest coming to visit and possibly sitting in on one of the classes.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a fun, unique campus. There are people from all over the world and it's fun to have a large group of diverse people. Most of the staff is very committed to your education but it is also put in your court to make the most of your time in college.

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to Tempe Marketplace and shop and watch movies. Join a club on campus. Attend football games and other fun ASU events.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class every day, read the textbooks, and get to know your teachers.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus security escorts that will pick you up from your location and take you where you need to be. The response time is average, definitely not swift.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities and sororities you can join.

    Clubs and Activities

    The obvious fraternities and sororities but there are also many academic clubs for the school you are in.

    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for students who are interested in research and learning more about the field they are going into. They have an excellent Psychology program which offers many research assistant positions.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only unusual tradition I can think of is the ASU Undie-Run. You run with a cause by donating your clothes to a charity and then there is a huge dance party after for participants.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is very expensive but tuition is manageable.

    What to do for fun

    Swim in the pool located at ASU's SRC(gym). There are always many free activities and free concerts for students at the beginning of each fall semester. though mainly for freshmen. There is a shopping center not too far from campus with upbeat restaurants and a movie theatre.

    Food and Dining

    Really great food options such as E^2 which serves up fresh, organic meals and snacks. The restaurants are a little on the pricey side. There are 4 Starbuck coffee shops on main campus.

    Dorm Life

    It is extremely expensive to live in the dorms, however it is very beneficial for first year students because of easy access to academic and tutor resources. Dorms offer friendly, clean atmosphere and they are beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    The math and science classes at ASU are very demanding and quite difficult. The English and foreign language classes though are quite easy, but demanding course work load. Dance classes are fun and teach you new technique.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always make sure you go to class because it is really easy to fall behind. The classes are demanding and professors do not take excuses lightly. If you are ever having any trouble there are many services to help you, just visit the school website.

    In three sentences

    It is an extremely diverse campus but also very large. The professors in the Psychology department are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. There are many places to eat including places that use sustainable resources.

  • 08/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends and meet other people from around the world.

    Food and Dining

    They have really good food and dining options.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived at the the dorms, but I have friends that do; and they love it. And if you can live in the dorms go for it, because the classes are right there and you can go to the tutoring centers and not have to go home before traffic starts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Network, and make sure you take advantage of the tutoring centers.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a great school. They have all the resources you need to be successful in college. There are so many opportunities for any major.

  • 07/28/2013

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Whitewashing the letter A on the mountain side and wearing the sun devil pride!

    Bang for the buck

    For any college experience, it will always be worth it.

    What to do for fun

    On the off times, ride my bike. I hear clubs are tons of fun and then there are the many sports games that you just can't pass up.

    Food and Dining

    Interesting areas to choose to eat from. Even Domino's accepts the M&G dollars used for the asu food plans.

    Dorm Life

    About to experience my first year and with the people I've met already, I can't wait.

    Academic Rigor

    Multiple study locations are available to the student alongside study groups.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid of asking for help, everyone's friendlier than you think.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is an amazing place full of friendly faces and respectful people. I have never found a place this open and accepting of everyone. A great place to learn from more than just a book.

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Night Business students have more variety at ASU-WEST campus and online courses to complete degree!

    What to do for fun

    Take advantage of football games, festivities from organizations, ask for student discounts around town.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into online classes and programs to save on time and commuting, especially when students live far. Apply for scholarships to be able to attend summer classes to help graduate faster. Use the resources available to help with tutoring & study groups. Remember to mix a variety of complex and non-complex courses throughout the semester to prevent an overloaded burnout.

    In three sentences

    ASU has a faculty staff that is passionate about their work towards students. The advisors respond on time, to help you achieve graduation. The availability of online classes make commuting easier for students who live far from campus.

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    On a near weekly basis, there are social events put on by different schools and clubs all over campus. Dances, both professional and social, are common and are enjoyable. Social events are a highlight of campus life and are done quite well.

    Food and Dining

    While I do not live on campus, the Barrett dining hall provides a great deal of variety and usually tastes very good.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms but have experienced a friend's dorm in Barrett. The dorms are extremely well proportioned, there is some room for privacy, and there are several security measures in place to keep students safe such as gates that require a student ID to be opened after 7 pm.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a great deal expected of students at ASU. The programs are not designed to be skated through and the professors design their classes accordingly. ASU may be known for parties, but most courses are not forgiving. As a student, at ASU or other wise, there are always there aspects to life: homework, sleeping, and partying. You only have time for two of them, and ASU expects you to choose wisely.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Depending on the campus, be prepared to commute. Whether it be by walking, bike riding, skate boarding, or riding the light rail, the main campus is quite large and commuting between the campuses takes effort. 2. Do your best to stand out. This the nation's largest university most years, so being noticed requires one to either excel academically, socially, athletically, or in some way of the like. 3. Fees will surprise you. When budgeting for school, tuition is usually accounted for, but there are a lot of associated program and class fees to watch out for. Scholarship hunting is highly encouraged as book and fees can add a few grand onto your yearly university expenses.

    In three sentences

    The university offers a wide range of degrees on multiple ground campuses across the state and even 100% online. The university is well funded with excellent laboratories and facilities that improve the student experience and overall understanding. ASU is an extremely large university, but once a student has found his or herself settled within their program or social obligation, those smaller communities do an excellent job of bolstering the university and its respective academic qualities.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ASU has been making huge steps for making the campus even safer. I've never had a problem riding my bike across campus at night and have always felt safe thanks to the many lights. There is also a Safety Escort service where ASU staff will pick you up and drive you to another part of campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Getting involved on the ASU campus is easy and fun! It's something I recommend all incoming freshman look to do as I feel it's an awesome way to meet people and become comfortable.

    What to do for fun

    Tempe is located near so many things to do! Within a half hour you can be watching one of Arizona's four professional sports teams, hiking beautiful trails, or shopping at huge outlet malls located throughout the valley. Arizona offers a little bit for everyone to have fun and enjoy being in college.

    Food and Dining

    I personally love all of the options around campus. The dining halls aren't great but there are plenty of other cheap restaurants and family run places to visit near campus. There is food for everyone!

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorm is something required for incoming freshman and though it's a bit expensive it's nice to get to know new students like yourself. Facilities are modern for the most part and staff is always nice and helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    I can't speak to the entire university but I love being a business student. Every class provides a nice challenge with a tutoring service to help those who may be struggling. W.P. Carey is extremely focused on making their students better.

  • 07/24/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    I hear the food is pretty awesome, but all around the campus is restaurants so you could go anywhere!!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are beautiful!! There are only two dorms you could live in and they are amazing!!

    Academic Rigor

    I am attending Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and it is one of the top Journalism schools in the country; but the biggest class on campus is only 100 students!

    In three sentences

    I will be an incoming Freshman at ASU-Downtown. I have been on the campus many times and the staff and professors are very friendly. In just the few times I have visited I found that the largest university in the country has a feeling of a small town school. It might just be the campus I am at but it seems like all the students somehow know each other, but there is over 13,000 that attend that campus. I am amazed at how ASU is such a small atmosphere school.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the beginning of the school year, new students and alumni gather to paint the â??Aâ?? on â??Aâ?? mountain. Itâ??s called â??Whitewashing the Aâ??. It basically signifies that students will have another successful year at ASU. During the year, there are days where students are directed to wear a certain color to show unity. This is especially true for sports games, such as â??Black out nightâ??. At the game, students are encouraged to wear black to show support for the team which can lead to a victory. And a victory leads to high moral among students. Towards the end of the year, the school hosts the annual â??Undie Runâ??. Students are able to donate the clothes right off of their back to charity and participate in a run around campus. Itâ??s fun for all students willing to go around school in nothing but their underwear.

    What to do for fun

    This is where students come together to decide what they can do for fun. For physical fitness, there is a student recreation center (SRC) available to all students. You can gain entrance by use of your suncard. There is even a big field in front of the SRC for sports that require big space. Clubs are open to students with different interests, scholarly or not. Students in the dorms even organize to host dorm activities with their hallmates, such as movie night or board game night. This creates a relaxing and friendly atmosphere to get to know the people you live around.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plans are designed to ease your worry about paying for food at school. The dining rooms are equipped with different food stations to meet each studentâ??s appetite. The sky is the limit really with all three meals. Typically students who dorm on campus always choose a meal plan and eat at a dining hall near them because of ease and comfort.

    Dorm Life

    Being in walking distance from your classes is great. You are placed in dorms based on your college and major of choice. Ultimately, you will be put with someone who shares the same interests as you, and thatâ??s how life-long friendships form.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are designed with your specific major in mind. Some of the classes that you are recommended to take with help you, instead of hinder your time at ASU. There are also student resources available for students who want and need extra help with their classes. They are there to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is a big part of doing well during the school year. If you are able to balance your school and social life, you will do well. Studying is something to not procrastinate on. Itâ??s better to study your notes the same say youâ??ve taken them to keep the ideas fresh, so you donâ??t have to cram.

    In three sentences

    ASU is a very diverse and cultural accepting school. It also has curriculum for students that manageable and schedules are made to meet studentâ??s needs. The level of creativity is also a contributing factor to many student success stories.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wear gold and maroon on fridays!

    Bang for the buck

    when it comes to books, rent or buy used. Its just silly to buy new, because it is a lot more expensive. Another great feature is to buy the books electrically for like your kindle or ipad. If you do buy the books , make sure you pay attention to the buy back dates so you can sell your books as soon as possible.

    What to do for fun

    If you can, join a club to meet people. I had joined a yoga/Pilates as well as fitness classes and found those super fun and met a lot of people.

    Food and Dining

    If you can, eat before you go to campus or take your food, only because it gets really expensive really quickly. However, if you have the budget or forgot to bring something there are plenty of choices for everyone. Anything from Starbucks to Sushi you can find on campus as well as a general store for little snacks. There are also a lot of restaurants and little cafes on mill ave. (not just bars) that are great for meeting places with groups!

    Dorm Life

    I actually did not live in the dorms, and I feel that worked better being on my own.

    Academic Rigor

    Work smarter not harder! College really is not that hard if you do your assignments just like your supposed to. Even during finals a little studying goes a long way! The biggest help I found was to keep all your materials organized and and in order, that way when finals do come it makes studying a million times easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get right into a club or some type of organization to help get integrated into the college life that way you do not become a stereotypical student that parties and falls behind (I see it happen ALL the time)! Also make sure you get your finances in order, do not get caught off guard by the price of college!

    In three sentences

    Overall ASU main (in Tempe) has been a good school. I am currently in my second year and I have been lucky enough to attend such a good school. At ASU there are plenty of on and off campus organization that help you fit right in and make the transition easy, as well as having very helpfully professors. Other than tuition/supplies being very expensive, everything else is great.

  • 07/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of cool and trendy coffee shops, boutiques, and galleries downtown.

    Bang for the buck

    At the moment this is a very sore subject because I owe the school $6,000 more than I was initially aware of. I am not sure where or how they would expect me to make up the difference during my deadline. My deadline is less than a month.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly, there isn't much to do. I lived on the downtown location rather than the main campus, so it was a very small, underpopulated, boring area for a college student. There was nothing to do outside of the dormitories past 8 o'clock at night because everything closes early downtown. This, in turn, causes college students to do the exact opposite of what they should be doing when the sun comes down. Everyone stays in.

    Food and Dining

    The food was doable. I am not a very picky eater and my mother always taught me to eat whatever I was served, so that came into play while eating every meal. I constantly heard my friends criticize and groan about the food, but it never bothered me. Meatless Mondays weren't exactly my cup of tea... I'm sure from the context you can imagine what kind of food was served on the worst day of the week.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely hated living in a dorm. At home, I am free to do whatever I want to do at whatever time I want to do it. I just felt very limited and enclosed in such a secured area. I think what I abhorred the most out of everything was the lack of privacy. There is constantly someone next to you in your room, in the halls, in the elevators, in the laundry rooms, etc. There was never an area where I could go to make a phone call or skype or listen to music without the presence of someone else in the room.

    Academic Rigor

    I can't say that I have ever been more academically challenged in my entire career as a student. It wasn't the content that was difficult, per say, but more so the amount of work that was expected to be turned in during such a terse amount of time. I found myself constantly struggling and spending many nights with little to no sleep, but overall I would say it's a feasible amount of work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future students need to ensure that they are going to put their schoolwork before everything else. Arizona State has a bad reputation for being a party school, and there is a reason for that assumption. A lot of students can get sidetracked or lose focus due to the almost unavoidable distractions surrounding them.

    In three sentences

    Overall, this school does well in providing for students who are looking for permanent careers. Not to mention it is the largest school in the nation, which proves that prospective students wish to enroll in and stay at the university until graduation. All of my classmates who graduated even with a simple bachelor's degree have found it effortless to obtain a job in their field.

  • 07/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    From my experience, Campus safety patrols the campus and ensures students are safe.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a top notch education without paying excessive tuition fees.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. There are good places to eat like Subway and Taco Bell.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    You are expected to do the work to get good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize the student success resources. Ask for help if you are struggeling. Study, complete assignments, attend class and you will succeed!

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is an excellent choice for post-secondary education. I feel that the professors really want you to be successful and are there when you need help. The education I am receiving is one of the best!

  • 07/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As an incoming freshman, one of the headlining traditions is to paint the A on A Mountain gold. It is basically a welcoming to all of the new students at ASU and is one of the traditions you don't want to miss.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun just on the Arizona State campus! If you're into being outdoors-y, you could quickly hike the famous A mountain and watch the beautiful Arizona sunsets (they are pretty unforgettable). If you don't like to be as active as going on a hike, most dorms throw little partys that anyone can attend. Whether it be to watch a certain football game with goodies and pizza and making new friends or it be having a glow stick party out in the Hassyampa courtyard, you can never have an excuse for not having anything to do! Arizona is great for providing fun activities where students can just hang out and enjoy themselves. Off campus, if you have a car, there are several shopping centers, movie theaters, parks, lakes, mountains to hike, water parks, etc!

    Food and Dining

    Other than it being pricey, like every other college food and dining place, the food at Arizona State is excellent. If you don't have a meal plan, there is a common food area in the Memorial Union with tons of choices (pizza, mexican food, coffee, smoothies, etc). Not only that, but if you wanted to dine in a dining all, it is a flat fee to eat a buffet style meal that is absolutely to die-for. But be careful, the food is so good, you may never want to leave!

    Dorm Life

    The quality of dorms is great at Arizona. Between the numerous activities put on by the schools leadership teams to get to know others in your dormitory and the amazing,helpful, learning, and relaxing benefits during finals weeks, you get a full on experience living on campus in the dorms. Making a request to get any utilities fixed is an easy process and only takes an online submission before someone shows up to help you out. Living in the dorms allows you to meet more people, potentially in your major as well, allowing you to have study partners, make new friends, and enjoy your college experience that much more!

    Academic Rigor

    You basically get out of it what you put into it. If you work really hard, your grades will show it. If you pass up an opportunity to study for a party, again, your grades will reflect that as well. Teachers here at Arizona State do not put up with excuses for not showing up to class or not completing your homework. Arizona State is a great transition stage before going into the working field because they are not slacker-friendly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should come in with an open mind, not only for trying out extracurricular activities such as sports, clubs, or Greek life, but also for learning. ASU provides students with educational opportunities that a lot of small school can't afford, such as the high quality and technological science labs or the options between online courses and in class courses. Don't be afraid to go out of your comfort zone when it comes to learning, Arizona State will always be a backbone to help you overcome whatever difficulty you are having.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University does a fantastic job informing students on all of the extra-curricular activities going on around campus. Along with that, Arizona State creates an environment where students can develop lifelong strategies for future careers such as time-management, problem solving skills, creative thinking, and so many more. During the time where students are completing undergraduate school, they are given numerous amounts of opportunities to develop solid, life long friendships.

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is VERY VERY big deal at ASU but not in the same sense that it is on the East coast. At ASU greek life is more about partying. Not all fraternities and sororities are the same though. Some are more philanthropic than others and some cater to multicultural students.

    Food and Dining

    The Memorial Union offers a good variety of food as does Mill and College Avenue. Dining in the dorms is good for the first few weeks. The buffet style dining lets you eat as much as you and the variety is alright. After a few weeks, the food gets very old.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life really depends on which campus you're living in. If you live at the downtown campus then Taylor Place is the only dorm. Some students enjoy living their because it helps them focus on school work, others find it too confined. Most of the dorms in Tempe are old, small and inadequate but tend to provide a more fun atmosphere. Tempe also has many student housing complexes off campus. Dorm life at the West and Polytechnic campus is kind of secluded but the facilities are newer.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor really depends on your major. The nursing program is rigorous and each student is expected to maintain a high GPA in order to stay in the program. Other majors require lower GPAs but that doesn't mean the coursework isn't hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would tell incoming freshmen and students looking to transfer to ASU that they need to get involved. There are hundreds of clubs and organizations that students can get involved with and it helps build teamwork, community and gives students a chance to meet students with similar interests. Clubs help keep students focused while still giving them a chance to unwind after a busy week. Attend school functions, especially football and basketball games and be proud of your teams even when they aren't doing so great. First year students should live on campus because it allows them to transition from high school to college and also gives students a chance to make friends in their major.

    In three sentences

    Although it is often seen as a party school, most students at ASU are professional and making strides in their field. ASU is developing cutting edge technology that is being used in real world markets. ASU is diverse and school spirited is VERY important.

  • 07/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus seems pretty safe to me. The police is not campus police they are Tempe police department and the station is across the street. There are also help stations every few hundred yards in the event of an emergency.

    Greek Life

    I did not partake in Greek life so I can not rate it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many clubs to keep count of it seems. There's even a taco club.

    Great for these types of students

    The honors college is fantastic for students that care about succeeding and are determined.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are green houses on campus, a reptile area with many snakes. And many more interesting areas on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    If in state, the price isn't too bad, however the parking and boarding are a little excessive. Out of state is probably double the tuition.

    What to do for fun

    It's the largest college in the U.S. and and one of the largest cities. There is a myriad of activities and clubs to partake in.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent, but I would not recommend getting the unlimited meals. Especially if you have any allergies, such as, soy or gluten.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is the dorms seemed very nice and appreciative of others studies. The one thing is this is for the honors college, Barrett.

    Academic Rigor

    I did not view the classes as overly challenging. There is a fair amount of work to be down outside class, but if you do it the classes are doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you try there is not a whole lot that can prevent you from succeeding.

    In three sentences

    The college is great. Teachers always seem willing to help their students and there are a plethora of tutoring opportunities to take advantage of. The only downside is the heat in August and September.

  • 07/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel the campuses are all very safe i have yet to run into anything crazy to where i felt unsafe.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is great, I'm a Gamma Phi Beta and I love it! go Greek!

    Clubs and Activities

    As said Axis Radius is a fun club, as well as Club Red. and Mill Ave for the bars is fun.

    What to do for fun

    If you 21 Mill Ave is the place to be, its a street full if bars. The clubs in Scottsdale are pretty fun. Thursday nights its 18 and over at axis radius in Scottsdale.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright but most everyone goes out to eat so just get a good job so pay for your food and other expenses

    Dorm Life

    I live in Greek housing on Tempe campus, so go Greek! ( Gamma Phi Beta)

    Academic Rigor

    The west campus has the best teachers so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you check your account for any hidden fees, the school is notorious for that. make sure you only get M&G dollars and not a meal plan, its not worth it. and live on the temp Campus because every other campus is extremely boring.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State doesn't have the best financial aid office. The school is pretty diverse. West campus has the best advisers, they really are very helpful.

  • 07/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I love college, don't get me wrong, its an opportunity to further a great education, I just wish the scholarships were more available.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do on or off campus no matter which one you live near. Keep your ears out for all the opportunities and get close with a few different groups of people.

    Food and Dining

    I loved the dining services with the meal plan. If i wasn't forced to get a meal plan I wouldn't eat there just because im cheap but while i did it was great buffet style, order anything fresh, and they were open earlier enough for my early bird mind.

    Dorm Life

    I lived on the West campus, being separated from the main busy tempe campus I thought it would easier to focus but it was very difficult. couldn't get peace and quiet, especially during midterms or finals, which really made it difficult.

    Academic Rigor

    It is really dependent upon your own demeanor on how you approach a class but especially depends on what class and where. the instructor sets the mood and work pace but you really determine how serious it is.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get wrapped up in just the events going on close by, it's important to explore what all the campuses have to offer. From the very diverse libraries to the fitness centers, especially job opportunities, and you can't forget about all the social events.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University has a lot to offer but only if you can avoid the distractions. I believe the shuttle system that connects all campuses is very underutilized and that keeps most of the campuses more separate than necessary. Tempe is way too populated while west is extremely separate from the main college experience.

  • 07/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Mill Ave, for sure. salt river tubing isn't too far away, and there are water parks within driving distance as well. Flagstaff for the snow is only 2 hours away, and makes for a good day trip/weekend.

    Food and Dining

    lots of options. love it!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, but I heard it's nice.

    Academic Rigor

    it depends on the teacher, obviously, but the teachers I've had the pleasure of speaking with are interested in making sure their students understand and get the help they need if they don't. There's time to relax and have fun without it affecting your schooling too much, as long as you learn to balance the two.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy a skateboard or bike. Seriously, this campus is so spread out, and in the summer months, good god it's like your in an oven.

    In three sentences

    Though I am a new student, I have lived in the area my whole life. The sense of community at the school is great, everyone unites as a sun devil. The administration part of ASU is good, though a little difficult to deal with at times. Overall, I'm excited to attend here, but not so excited for all the walking I'll have to do.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus itself is very high on safety and can and will accomidate any persons needs or concerns that they might have and are always adimate about having the students needs and safety first.

    Greek Life

    Not a part of and not impressed with what I've seen.

    Clubs and Activities

    Get involved especially with SAA (Student Alumni Association) they host alot of activities on campus. Become a member of your major organization.

    Great for these types of students

    THis school is great for students who love the outdoors and staying active as well as those who enjoy to have a great time meeting new people as well as getting one of the best educations money can buy. It is also great for the student who wants to broaden their horizons through academics and getting a feel of what they want to do in their specific field of study.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a place that everyone talks about on campus and that is the secret garden. It is an amazing place to go and relax and just unwind from your day as well as a great place to study. One of the best know locations on campus is A mountain which overlooks the entire school. It is a great place to go hiking and unwind from a long day of studying as well as a relaxing place at night to overlook the entire city of Phoenix and Tempe.

    Bang for the buck

    The University itself is very reasonably priced for the quality of education that you recieve.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Phoenix for Major League baseball and basketball games. Snowboarding up north in the winter, there is also plenty of hiking and biking trails around the great Phoenix metropolitan area as well as the NHL and NFL teams the Phoenix Coyotes and Arizona Cardinals. And during the spring you have the MLB spring training camps close by to the campus such as the Anaheim Angels and Oakland Athletics.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good - several restraunts on campus in addition to campus dining hall

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what each person makes it. I've lived there for two year and will do it again this year. I like it because it is easier access to campus activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor is extremely high but that is what makes is a top university in the country.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to be challenged by your professors - this is so they can help you achieve your full potential. Awesome support staff for both students and parents. Would recommend getting an all access transportation pass.

    In three sentences

    ASU is a top notch school when it comes to academics as well as student life and activities. It has something for everyone to get involved in and be passionate about as well as a great atmoshpere and a sense of belonging to the university as a whole instead of just another number. The school itself is everything people make it out to be, a fun and exciting places to relax and meet new friends as well as a highly regarded academic institution that will open up countless doors for you to grow and be successful later on in life.

  • 07/10/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Go on runs with friends on trails or attend sporting events to support ASU teams.

    Food and Dining

    the food is rather healthy, so healthy a diabetic would live in the dining hall. everything is clean and fresh so no need to be worried about where your food has been.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are very cozy weather you have a double or single .

    Academic Rigor

    Weather you have two or seven classes they can all be entertaining, on the other hand the work is challenging in which it takes a lot of thinking and studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay on top of your game cause you have to succeed. but also have fun.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is in a urban area where there mare many things to do. There is never a dull moment when on campus or anywhere where there is new people to meet. Socializing is a key element when attending ASU; meeting new people allows you to never be bored.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They provide their own police department on campus, as well as a free safety van service that will drive you around campus at any time of night!

    Greek Life

    It is prevalent and has a wonderfully accepting atmosphere about it!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is just about anything for anyone here!

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of on campus activities and events held, plus parties just off campus. It is also next to Mill Ave, which is a big source of entertainment at ASU.

    Food and Dining

    There are actually quite a few options for dining! There are actual restaurants where M&Gs are accepted, which is a currency tied to the school, or there are meal plan options. There are also little stores surrounding the dorms that are open late, as well as the dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    There are plenty of activities that the dorms hold for students, plus CAs are very friendly. There is free laundry services, kitchens, and lounges! It truly is all you need.

    Academic Rigor

    It definitely is a step up from high school, as the engineering program throws you into hands-on work right away!

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to emmerse yourself in clubs and get to know CAs and other well-known people. They have many tricks and tips to survive stressful study times. Do not forget to have fun, because too much work will overwhelm you!

    In three sentences

    There are many resources and options at Arizona State. There is always a way to get extra free help, whether it is tutoring or help from professors. It has a wonderful spirit and sense of community.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I'll cook my own but I've heard there are pretty awesome dinings.

    Dorm Life

    I wont' be living in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I've heard it's kinda rigorous but not too overwhelming.

    In three sentences

    Immediate help whenever you need. Neat web services. Great atmosphere.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You can sign up for both email and text alerts from campus security to keep yourself informed about happenings around campus, areas to avoid, and actions being taken by security, and police services. With so much available, you can be assured that security is always on the case, and receive notification sooner rather than later.

    Greek Life

    There are a variety of Fraternity and Sorority options available throughout campus, and they are always available to join, or support you if already a member of one.

    Clubs and Activities

    Mill avenue has all you can handle as far as social clubs for night life activities, and the campus affords no shortage of development, educational, and social activity clubs of its own, including the ability for students to begin their own.

    Great for these types of students

    ASU is so diverse, there is no specific type of student that would be better than any other. Every type of student is both represented and supported here, no matter what culture, ethnicity, religious preference, or any other distinguishing characteristic of individuals throughout not only the United States, but the world.

    Bang for the buck

    With everything that is available to all students, I cannot see where you can be shorted, or feel that your money will not be well spent on both your education, and the ability to grow in life experience, and socially on this campus.

    What to do for fun

    You name it, it's available at ASU, from student activity programs, community programs, curricular activities, intramural activities, and socialization sites, and facilities, you have every available option to interact with others no matter what your interest here at ASU.

    Food and Dining

    There is a massive variety of food options available both on campus, and in the immediate vicinity of it. The meal plans offered are more than satisfying, and for those who have means, you can also purchase meals from a variety of restaurants, and in certain dorm facilities, the nearby grocery stores allow for the preparation of your own food.

    Dorm Life

    There are a variety of Residence halls, which all offer differences in experience. You are able to bond with people of all walks of life, different backgrounds, and of varying tenacity in studies, and are encouraged to co-mingle to provide yourself with peer to peer support.

    Academic Rigor

    Be sure to maintain a steady study plan in order to maintain your academic standing in the University. I have found that daily study in small amounts, and the recreation of notes taken have proven the most effective way to manage the information that you will receive in classes taken.

    Tips for prospective students

    Any and all assistance is provided through the college. Do not be afraid to ask about assistance programs as needed. No high school program can assist you in preparing for the college experience, and mentorship is paramount in achieving your success in post secondary education.

    In three sentences

    Offering an immense range of educational opportunity, including top notch assistance programs, instructors, and support programs for students of all capacities. ASU also offers a comprehensive campus structure which allows students to grow as individuals, learning social skills, and life skills while receiving their education. Lastly, ASU offers great opportunities for community interaction through campus groups, programs, and community involvement events continuously offered through student run programs.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The dining hall food is average. In the memorial union they have many options for those who don't have a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    I think that dorm life is an important aspect of going to ASU. Its a very large campus and it is a great way to meet people on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Just like any college they will have specific entry level classes that are tougher than others. They weed out the students that can't handle certain classes in majors or can't keep up with the curriculum. I think that Arizona State is a great university and I have learned a lot.

  • 07/09/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    ASU is in the Phoenix Metropolitan area so getting to Downtown Phoenix is extremely easy from any campus (especially the Downtown Phoenix campus located right in the heart of Downtown). There is so much to do. There are art fests, music fests, sporting events (football games are a big deal at ASU, you have to go and show your school spirit), shopping, restaurants. There is so much to do, you'll never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    During my first visit to ASU, one of the first things I was told was that the food is great. People told me that they were excited to see what was for lunch every day because it was always so good. I have been able to try the food and I agree that it is extremely delicious and not only are there tons of options, but there are plenty of healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are extremely nice and new. Some of the residence halls on different campuses have only been open for a few years. They do their best to keep everything clean and functioning like new. I would've felt comfortable in any of the halls offered.

    Academic Rigor

    There are certain academic programs that ASU offers that are some of the best in the nation. I will be attending their nursing school which is widely acclaimed as one of the best in the country, along with the journalism school, and many other programs. The variety of courses offered is insane and there are many ways to challenge yourself and get the most out of your education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be put off by the party school reputation, there's a lot more to do than drink. There are also four different campuses so there are a ton of opportunities to have fun other than partying and getting drunk.

    In three sentences

    ASU is the quintessential university. There's loads of school spirit, great people, and amazing academic programs. From the moment I was accepted, I've felt at home.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    AWESOME

    What to do for fun

    Go to the mall, go swimming, take dance classes, go to the gym....

    Food and Dining

    The food is not good... not healthy

    Dorm Life

    GREAT

    Academic Rigor

    GOOD

    Tips for prospective students

    Become informed.... ask all the questions...

    In three sentences

    ASU is a wonderful school full of talented people. My counselors help me with all my questions. The housing dept. is very helpful and are always willing to answer any questions as well. It's all about being informed.

  • 07/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    ASU has a number of places that provided entertainment throughout the day, from on campus facilities, local business, to the number of on campus events. There are nearby restaurants, bowling alleys, pool tables, movie theaters, swimming pools, recreational facilities, events, libraries, and shopping centers all available to you.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many places on or around campus to find food of all sorts. There are farmers markets on campus and places to start your own garden. There is also events where vendors and farmers bring their products on campus to make available to you.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be a great way to experience new things and meet new people. It is your home away from home and your own personal space on a large university campus.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a number of challenging professors and courses to satisfy your desire for an academic challenge. There are also some unique characters that will challenge your mind in ways you wouldn't expect.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to everything ASU has to offer, There are a number of new and exciting people at ASU also seeking higher education. There are also opportunities to meet important and inspiring professors and guest speakers at ASU so pay attention to who you meet.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University has some great opportunities for students wanting to learn more about their communities and the world. If you are someone that wants to make a difference in the world I would suggest attending ASU. While the academics and the professors are great there are also a number relaxing, fun, and exciting places and events at ASU.

  • 07/02/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    600+ clubs/intramural sports! ASU is located in the heart of Tempe! So many local places to shop, eat and entertain yourself.

    Food and Dining

    Again as a Barrett student, the food is MUCH better! The dining halls do offer a lot of options, even for vegans/vegetarians.

    Dorm Life

    I am a Barrett student so the dorms are considerably much nicer, but all of the dorms are pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses I find are what I would expect from a university, Honors courses are extremely rigorous!

    In three sentences

    Many opportunities for students no matter what you're interested in! Big college feel, yet if you're looking for a small Liberal Arts College experience, ASU offers Barrett, the Honors College. Great place to network and explore! #SunDevilNation

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    sxxxcx

  • 06/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    THE FOOD WAS PRETTY GOOD. I VISITED THIS SCHOOL A FEW TIMES. BUT I DO NOT LIVE ON CAMPUS.

    Dorm Life

    I DO NOT LIVE ON CAMPUS AND NEVER HAVE. HOWEVER I HEARD THAT THE DORM LIFE WAS EXCELLENT.

    Academic Rigor

    I HAVE NEVER HAD TO DEAL WITH ANY HARSH TREATMENT FROM THE STAFF NOR STUDENTS. I JUST LOVE THE ATMOSPHERE THEY SET HERE.

    Tips for prospective students

    WE ALL ENJOY HAVING FUN IN COLLEGE BUT IT IS EASY TO FALL BEHIND. FIND A GREAT GROUP OF FRIENDS IN EACH CLASS AND HAVE STUDY SESSIONS. THEY REALLY WORK.

    In three sentences

    I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY. THE ATMOSPHERE AND A GREAT DEAL OF THE STUDENTS AND STAFF ARE WONDERFUL AND VERY HELPFUL.

  • 06/28/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    Quite safe!!

    Clubs and Activities

    More than 1000+ clubs and organizations. You may be spoilt of choice.

    What to do for fun

    You name it you get it, except the Snow!!

    Food and Dining

    Super Yummy Variety!! I think I explained it in three words.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently not living in Dorms but have received great reviews from students living there.

    Academic Rigor

    We have super cool and brilliant professors who have the capability to clear your understandings for any doubts you have.

    Tips for prospective students

    ASU has earned a reputation of party school, but still enjoys great reputation academically, so you can imagine the type of polishing you will receive here.

    In three sentences

    If you intend to be an all rounder in life, prepare yourself for the challenging situations that life may present, and if you really want to live in a multicultural environment, Arizona State university is the Place to be. Keep in mind Sparky, the ASU Mascot, and be ready to bring out the devil inside you.

  • 06/26/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    Great! They make sure students don't walk back from the library late at night, they have those little alert centers everywhere, and a police station right on campus.

    Greek Life

    I have heard it is fun! But what type of Greek life isn't?

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs, like a Quidditch Team, basketball teams, both club and intramural sports!

    Great for these types of students

    Any kind of student. Each campus, and college within ASU has it's own type of student it attends to. They have Herburger for the Artsy students, the Life and Sciences for college majors. It's nice.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are 4 or 5 different campuses, so that is a little strange. As far as traditions go, I am not sure. I am a new student.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive, not going to lie, but what college isn't? It'll be worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Anything down Mill Ave., there are lots of clubs, fitness activities, games to go to and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    The Barrett food is amazing, the regular campus food is nice too. It just gets very repetitive.

    Dorm Life

    The regular dorms are okay, but the Barrett dorms are absolutely fabulous! They are small, but they are clean and new.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will love it, you do not have to join a Sorority to have a life, and it is hot. Very, very hot.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very attentive to you and your needs. It is extremely Earth friendly. It is also large and kind of scary.

  • 06/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SAFETY ESCORT! This is everyone's savior. They run until 2 in the morning and can take you anywhere on campus (not off though). Also, it is a large university, so we have plenty of University Police roaming around the area just in case, but so many people are walking around also that there is nothing even to worry about.

    Greek Life

    Now, Greek life here is not as large as it is at most universities. University President Crow does not agree with the Greek life, so have fun with what we have! Which, personally, I have made many friends in the Greek life here, and only very few have actually had a bad experience. Most love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    EVERYTHING you can think of we have already created a club for it, and if on the slight chance we don't, become a president of a new organization!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who don't mind the crowd, or even those small-town seniors who just finally don't want someone knowing their business, this is the school to go to.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Secret Garden, find it, live it, love it. It is a quiet, hidden garden in the middle of an old building on campus! Must go underground to get to it. Another favorite spot of mine is the top floor of the life sciences tower. Go watch the sunset on that level and your mind shall be blown. Walk A-Mountain at night and get a beautiful view of Mill Ave and campus, also some fresh air is nice!

    Bang for the buck

    I LOVE it here. Nice weather, tons of people our age and always something going on. I have made great friends, and have actually met the love of my life here. ASU if the place to be for the young age of today.

    What to do for fun

    What's there not to do! You have crazy, fun, and interesting Mill Ave. There is a outdoor mall not to far from campus, and Tempe is built for college students. So no matter what, there is always something to do and some way to get there.

    Food and Dining

    So of course freshman meal plans are not gourmet (unless you live in the honors college) but they are quite delicious most of the week and have a wide range of options throughout the campus.

    Dorm Life

    I personally did not have the best experience with dorm life only because I was in ROTC and also enlisted, but I have many friends who love it! You will find some truly amazing people right next door to you!

    Academic Rigor

    Lecture halls are huge, make sure to sit close enough to hear, but not so close that you're spit on or picked on. Although the small classes are nice and personal. The university really fits student needs, so if you can think of it, we have it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships and make sure to stay on top of your to-do list! Never fall behind in classes (its not like high-school).

    In three sentences

    An amazing university which offers tons of opportunities for any major or minor. Loads of extracurricular activities, you won't even be able to finish the list before you find one that you already like. A place for everyone, diversity at its finest.

  • 06/21/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    ASU has much safety with security guards located on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is definitely a club for every hobby, activity, and personality at ASU.

    What to do for fun

    ASU has many different clubs for everyone. There are sporting events and theater plays to attend to as well.

    Food and Dining

    ASU has many different meal plans which accommodates to what you are looking for.

    Dorm Life

    Although I have not lived there yet, my older sister has. She has thoroughly expressed that ASU dorm life is definitely a great ride.

    Academic Rigor

    ASU is one of the top schools in the country and has the potential to be the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are in Financial need remember to apply for scholarships. Apply as much as you can. Another great motto is just say it. When meeting new people it is important to know that the other person is nervous to.

    In three sentences

    ASU has always been my top college because it is where some of my other family members went. ASU just seems to be a completely fun place to be with a great spirit atmosphere. I cannot wait to become a future Sun devil.

  • 06/19/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    They have the help station post things all around campus so you're never really alone and all of the dorms are guarded really well.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about the Greek life other than that rushing is really popular and that they throw all the parties off campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is hundreds of clubs and activities on campus. And if you cannot find one that appeals to you, the process of creating your own with some friends is quick and simple.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like exercise, because there is plenty of places to do it in the desert. Students who love warm weather and sunshine. And if you chose the honors college, students who really want to push themselves academically.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the honors college, there is this really chill hang out area near the dining hall and when it gets cooler, the outdoor fire pit gets going and it's great.

    Bang for the buck

    It's rated the number one school in Arizona for affordability.

    What to do for fun

    There is always a party someone off campus because the campus is completely dry. But if that's not your scene, they always do crazy stuff in the quad. Once they brought in a bunch of bounce houses... for no reason!

    Food and Dining

    They have gelato and it's delicious! There's stirfry and an amazing variety of foods. You would never be bored.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorms in the honors college. You share a bathroom with three other people and the dining hall isn't too far away.

    Academic Rigor

    Being in the honors college is a bit crazy, but the opportunities are amazing because you're part of the best of the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't nail anything to your dorm room walls. Be outgoing and introduce yourself to as many people as possible. Seek help from your advisors if you're at all unsure about something.

    In three sentences

    The campus is gorgeous! The weather and people are really nice. Plus, the opportunities there are incredible compared to other undergraduate programs in the country.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The range of activities that can be done for entertainment is absolutely limitless! Some of the most famous events are: Sports games, Whitewashing A mountain, Undie-run, concerts, pool parties, camping and so much more! There are also clubs for every single possible hobby a student might have, which provides students with an opportunity to meet and make friends with other students who share common interests.

    Food and Dining

    Food is plentiful and often made on the spot. There are many venues on all four campuses, and if there are any venues that are not on campus grounds, they can most likely be found within two miles outside of any particular campus' perimeter.

    Dorm Life

    As a student that has lived on the residential halls on campus, it was very obvious that the Housing staff on campus is doing the best that it can to make students feel at home. The RHA (residential housing association) puts on multiple events a week to make sure that all students, no matter how unique, will always have a chance to get out of their rooms and interact with other fellow students. These interactions create friendships as well academic partnerships that are likely to benefit students in their studies. The housing itself is top notch and well kept, as a summer student I have personally had the chance to see cleaning crews meticulously clean an entire room over the span of five hours (suite-mate's room, who's room had been vacated). Any sort of problems or damages to the rooms that occur over the course of the year are taken care of under seven days (24 hours for emergency situations) after a work order has been submitted online [often for free if the damage was due to wear and tear]. ASU strives to provide excellent housing in order to promote a student's chances for academic success.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is divided into four different campuses, each with their own particular focus. The engineering curriculum on ASU's Polytechnic campus is one of the more difficult on the school, but one thing is guaranteed - ASU actively provides the resources to ensure that the student finishes his or her degree with a 4.0 GPA, it is up to YOU, the STUDENT, to seek and utilize those resources. And if the resources are there for the more difficult degrees, they are surely there for the others as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be as proactive as possible! Get involved with as many activities that you can; both those that you are familiar with, and those which are new. Seek and utilize every opportunity you have to gain new knowledge and broaden your view of the world. Keep an open mind, ASU is a mixing pot of many different cultures, it feels as if the whole world resides in this one campus.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University provides an incredible hands-on and personal educational experience. The school flourishes with incredible staff members as well as students, willing to actively help to the best of their ability. On campus, the student feels as if he or she is surrounded by friends and family, not just acquaintances and colleagues.

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The best. Many to choose from and a great community.

    Great for these types of students

    Social, party-goers, intelligent

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UNDIE RUN - unusual but so fun and charitable.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of tuition is too high - especially if your parents earn high incomes and your financial need/aid availability is low.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Mill Ave., go to sporting events, go to parties, attend social events.

    Food and Dining

    The food can vary. Most of the time, the lunch option would be much better than the dinner option. The good food always ran out first and fast. The staff was awesome though.

    Dorm Life

    Although the others on my floor were the best people I have ever met, the one who was selected to be my roommate (after I chose my friend to be my roommate) was a complete nightmare. She and I never got along, had nothing in common and she went against all my wishes. That is why my rating of dorm life is lower. Also, the cost of the nice dorms with best community aspects cost so much more than the other dorm facilities provided (Hassayampa and Manzanita are the most expensive).

    Academic Rigor

    The amount of work you put in will reflect your grade. If you do not show up, do not look at the slide/lecture (if available online), then you will have a lower grade than you desire.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you actually study; this helps you in the long-run. Buy your books on Amazon and sell it back to the school; its an awesome way to get some extra end of the semester cash. Go to a social events; this is how you will be immersed into groups and create great friendships.

    In three sentences

    ASU is a party school, but if you attend class you will pass. The teachers can range from horrible to amazing. Your determination and want to pass the class definitely reflects what your grade will be; it is up to you.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have poles set up all over campus where you can press a button and a security guard will come and assess the situation. They also have a van that will take people to and from places on campus until 3 to make sure no one is walking in the dark or in danger.

    Greek Life

    I have no idea.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds! You will not know which ones to join I promise!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a secret garden that everyone knows about, but is hidden in the middle of a building. Freshmen paint the A on A mountain for new beginnings, there is a building that everyone calls the nipple because that is what it resembles.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are going to be a freshman, I promise you won't regret spending the extra money to be in dorms! My sister stayed at home with my mom, but always was at my dorm because it was so much fun.

    What to do for fun

    Attend college activities, go to the gym or pool, the mall is close by, the field always has pick-up games of different sports. You really can't get bored unless you're a boring person!

    Food and Dining

    For the first year the food is good enough. Everyone gets excited about it being buffet style including me. If you like cereal and sandwiches then you will be extremely happy because that is what they make best!

    Dorm Life

    I lucked out and had a great roommate! Although, I heard other stories from friends that weren't so lucky. It was great to be on campus and close to everything- you really make friends this way. The two things that I didn't like were the terrible water pressure in the shower and not being able to cook easily.

    Academic Rigor

    I've always liked school so maybe I am a little biased, but I don't think it's too hard. Granted, I am not an engineering major either which seems a little bit more demanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really get involved in the school and community! I promise, you will learn so much and have fun while doing it.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is an amazing school! There is something for everyone: sports, clubs, organizations, thoughtful architecture, and more. Not to mention, there are so many people to help if you get off track or want advice including students, teachers, and counselors.

  • 06/13/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    lake, beerfest, rowing :) socializing

    Tips for prospective students

    entrepreneur.com rated it best college for future entrepreneurs. awesome faculty and excellent research center .

    In three sentences

    entrepreneur.com rated it best college for future entrepreneurs. awesome faculty and excellent research center .

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I like spending time with friends when possible, read, exercise at the gym and browse the internet.

    Food and Dining

    In general, the food is satisfying.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in a dorm yet.

    Academic Rigor

    I have tried to mantain a GPA of at least 3.6 and earn grades no lower than a B.

    Tips for prospective students

    Develop/maintain good study habits, enjoy plenty of time with friends, get to know your professors

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University has evolved from a widely-known party college, to one of the top American universities. I have had valuable memories while attending this university. And many of ASU's professors have given me valuable experiences.

  • 06/10/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    There are many safety measures taken like call buttons on the sidewalk in case of emergency. I believe this is wonderful and makes everyone feel like they can get help if there is danger.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is always nice to have. They are very spirited and create close friendships. It is a great way to get involved and volunteer!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs! Clubs really help break up your day/week/life/college career. It helps you find what you are interested in even as a career perhaps. They help you make life long friends and get involved in your community and learn about yourself.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every friday all the students were yellow! That's some school spirit ive never seen anywhere else.

    Bang for the buck

    You get everything there is to get out of a college, now that's a bang for your buck. There is even more than you would even think of wanting in a college. Like spring fling where all the organizations come together and set up tables, there are activities and games and food! There are resources galloure to help you succeed and great technology with everything you could ever need!

    What to do for fun

    Between clubs, professional student organizations, volunteering, working with your colleagues on projects, being a part of a greek organization, doing things in the community, and being involved on campus, there is tons of school spirit and always a way to get involved and have fun!

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is great, always something to eat, everywhere. Even inside the classroom buildings, which is amazing! There's also food for students late at night that live on campus. At the tempe campus there are tons of places to eat off campus as well, some really nice places all the way to little ice cream places and big franchises like starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great as well. Very convenient to live on campus and also be able to make close, life-long friends. Living in the dorms helps you study and get all your work done. It is a school based atmosphere where you wont be distracted.

    Academic Rigor

    Arizona State University is a wonderful school for great academics. They are challenging and renowned.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should identify the majors in which they are interested and contact an academic advisor. They should also tour the campus and make notes of all the resources, including the career services. They should also look up the professors in their field to see what their backgrounds are if they would be interested in ever doing side projects or research with their professors.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University has majors across the board to offer, all the resources you need to graduate successfully, and tons of extracurricular activities for you to get involved. One campus is located in downtown phoenix and the facilities are extraordinary, clean, and accessible. Finally, there is an amazing amount of school spirit!

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Students feel very safe here on campus. The ASU police and safety patrols are everywhere, 7 days a week.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs and activities to choose from. Whatever interests you, I can guarantee there is a club to fit your likes.

    Great for these types of students

    Any and all types of students fit in perfect here at ASU.

    What to do for fun

    Tempe is definitely a college town. There is plenty to do on campus and even more to do off campus. The city transportation system is perfect for students that do not have their own car. Tempe is a large enough city, so there is always something going on to keep you busy.

    Food and Dining

    ASU offers many dining possibilities. The meal plans that are offered are numerous and you can choose the one that fits you best. From on campus dining to off campus restaurants, students always have choices on what to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Unbelievable experience living in the dorm my freshman year. I would suggest this to all first year college students. I was able to mature and prove to myself that I am ready for college life.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at ASU is what you make of it. Apply yourself and you will succeed. The classes are definitely college level and beyond material which will prepare you for your degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the services available for students, especially the tutoring labs and sessions.

    In three sentences

    ASU is an amazing college. The resources and support here is endless. The professors and support staff strive to allow each student to achieve.

  • 06/08/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    I am currently on the Arizona State Cheer Team. We volunteer periodically throughout the school year as well as hold practices, and attend competitions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, and realize that going to school is you job and in order to succeed in your job you must apply yourself and putting yourself out there to be the best student you can be.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a beautiful college campus with tons of energy and excitement throughout the entire property. The professors seem to enjoy their teaching jobs and care strongly about having their students succeed. Arizona State University offers great opportunities to all of their students who attend in hopes that they soar in the successful world of life.

  • 06/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The environment of the campus itself makes you feel motivated about life and your future.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU is not just a party school, a lot of things go on at the school. Everyone can be involved. I love how it has a great Sustainability School and also, how all the schools have good ratings. ASU also provides great resources for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    Number 1 party school!

    Food and Dining

    Good food everywhere.

    Dorm Life

    It is good, you are the one who decide to enjoy it or not.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dedicate time to your studies.

    In three sentences

    I love ASU. It is a great school, with a great environment and very cool students, professors, and staff. Big green campus.

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It's super affordable, especially compared to other schools in neighboring states.

    What to do for fun

    ANYTHING. ASU is perfect for someone who loves to be entertained.

    Food and Dining

    I'm partial to a home cooked meal, personally. But that's just me.

    Dorm Life

    There's always something to do. ALWAYS.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not the toughest academically, but they aren't going to just hand you a degree. You have to work for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is the type of school that's best-fit for well-rounded students. If you're coming here, you need to understand that it's important to be more than book smart, but also know when to buckle down and get to work.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a fun and beautiful campus. You'll never be bored here! I'm in love with it.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It is one of the top party schools so...I think that speaks for itself. Also, if you want a well known, PAC-12, competitive school it is perfect.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive but I think it was worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Football games, basketball games and other sporting events are fun. Also, the events put on by the school can be fun (you get a lot of free stuff). Just go out with friends, there are plenty of places around campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food had good days and bad days. It is not a 5 star restaurant but it is edible. They give many options for meal plans. They can be slightly expensive. though.

    Dorm Life

    I know a lot of people that had fun in the dorms, however, my Community Assistant was awful and no fun so my floor was boring and unsocial. I had a fantastic roommate though which was lucky. The Hassayampa dorms are pretty nice for dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, ASU is a good school despite the rumors. I did not find it that difficult my first year. Also, they give you many opportunities for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a lot of partying and...interesting people. Just make sure to stay focused and do not get caught up in that. Just enjoy yourself.

    In three sentences

    I think that this school is great for the true college experience. The classes and staff are great. Also, the campus is beautiful and it is in a perfect college area.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I definitely felt safe on campus. If you were ever afraid to walk to the parking lot alone, you could call an escort. Other than that, the campus was fairly quiet and safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There were not too many clubs that I personally found interesting, but I did love being involved with the West Campus American Medical Student Association.

    Great for these types of students

    The West Campus is for students that are here to get an education. It can be a little hard to get socialization events in, but I've had a really close-knit group of friends that I've shared multiple classes with for the past three years.

    Bang for the buck

    My undergraduate education cost $40,000. Luckily, I'm only leaving with $6,000 of debt, but I feel that the experiences I had at ASU West were priceless. I feel like I really mastered the scientific material, and I was able to work in a microbiological lab for two years. I was also able to be a part of campus clubs, all which boosted my resume greatly. I now feel prepared for Medical School.

    What to do for fun

    I am an Arizona native, so I had a lot of high school friends that I was able to socialize with. On those weekends that weren't right before a test, I did enjoy going to a lot of concerts down in Tempe. I feel like Arizona has a great local music scene.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafe was pretty good, and there is a lot of variety: Mexican food, subs, hamburgers, and pizza. On the downside, the food was ridiculously priced, so there was many times I would drive down the block just to get fast food on my long days on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I remain neutral, as I commuted to and from school.

    Academic Rigor

    I felt that the cultural & humanities classes were pretty easy filler credits, but my brain definitely got a work- out with all the science courses. I felt like taking Physics with Dr. Solis and Biochem with Dr. Deutch was challenging, but the best preparation for the MCAT and medical school.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise getting to know your professors; college is not all about grades, it is also about getting the most relevant training for future endeavors. Due to my peers and I making an effort to get to know the staff, not only did we get invaluable research time, but glorious letters of recommendation to our medical schools.

    In three sentences

    ASU West was the best university I could have chosen as a pre-med student. The smaller campus size allowed me to really get to know my faculty and peers. It also presented me with opportunities for scientific research and leadership involvement.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What is there not to do for fun? It's a division 1 school for sports, it's minutes away from Downtown Phoenix, and it's one of the largest college campuses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you come in to school to work and not just for a social life.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State has a beautiful campus with a good vibe to the campus. The people are great and ambitious. Their staff is second to none.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is great. Many guards ride around and walk around campus at night and there is a text-message service that informs students via phone if there is an issue on campus right when it happens. Safety at ASU is top-notch.

    Greek Life

    No personal experience but it thrives here at ASU.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide array of clubs here ranging from cultural clubs like ASU PASA for Filipinos to engineering clubs to sports clubs. A huge array for the every student.

    Great for these types of students

    Fun-loving, but academically ambitious students who know the fine line between having fun and having responsibility.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's the ASU undie run which is a sort of marathon run in your underwear and a strange location would be the secret garden which is this beautiful courtyard located in the middle of a building and accessed through a small passageway easy to miss.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition can be a bit expensive here but the classes are experience are of the highest quality. Fun, comprehensive education here.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of restaurants, outdoor activities, clubs, bars, music venues, malls, and shopping areas around ASU. Honestly, everything you'd ever want to do or eat is at your fingertips.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the many different cafeterias like Pitchforks or Hassayampa is very affordable and delicious and located all over campus. Also there are a ton of chains located in library type settings all across campus.

    Dorm Life

    Haven't actually dorm'd here but have MANY friends who have. Rooms are decently sized but a bit old and overpriced. Prepare to dorm for premium prices unless you move a bit off campus and commute, which is very doable.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are passionate and the academia is cutting edge, modern, and down-to-earth. Great classes, lecture classes, and opportunities to expand on what you know.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for the heat and study hard!

    In three sentences

    ASU fosters a great educational foundation in many different levels. The walkability of the campus is great and the classes are of the highest quality. School conditions are great and there are tons of resources to cull for everything you'd need.

  • 06/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    colleges are not always safe but i think asu is the safest college out there

    What to do for fun

    so much fun while doing what i like

    Food and Dining

    the student dinning is great and the students make you feel at home

    Dorm Life

    i dont live in a dorm but i heard its great

    Academic Rigor

    everyone focuses on why they are in college

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you choose the right classes or you wont be feeling right.

    In three sentences

    pleasant location with a good community. great teacher who trys to make u understand whats doing on. the students are also great and understanding.

  • 06/02/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Everything normally fun in college applies here.

    Food and Dining

    See above.

    Dorm Life

    Horrible reviews.

    Academic Rigor

    Seems rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the Campus first!

    In three sentences

    Looks like dorm life is pretty sub-par. Everything else seems nice however. Its close to home.

  • 05/31/2013

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    What to do for fun

    New fitness center!!!!!!!

    Food and Dining

    Don't really know yet.

    Dorm Life

    Big new rooms at ASU-West.

    Academic Rigor

    Seems to be average or above at ASU-West.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campuses to find the best fit.

    In three sentences

    ASU has a diversified student body. There are many social opportunities. The facilities at ASU-West are fantastic.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Honestly I would say it's almost endless.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is very military friendly and I can highly recommend it. Also I recommend for any student out of state especially in the north (Ohio) who has ambition and craves a brand new and great environment.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel confident in saying that I get my money's worth out of ASU.

    What to do for fun

    Despite being across the country I am aware of the surrounding area and can say to prospective students that Arizona is by far the most beautiful place I've been in all of my military experience. It has everything you could possibly do ranging from outdoors activities like camping or four wheeling to the club life and it's all within an hours reach.

    Food and Dining

    I'm not a local nor am I able to attend on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not a local nor am I able to attend on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Unlike my previous college (granted engineering is not the easiest study by any means) I find ASU more challenging yet also more education than my previous college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    I can only say what I would to any college student and that is to prepare yourself for the worst scenario, definitely know what it is you want from this school, and then most importantly don't let anything stop you from getting it.

    In three sentences

    As long as I have been in attendance with ASU I've greatly enjoyed the profound qualities and I had a great first impression. They've constantly been checking in on me to ensure I have the best out of the school, tutors, teachers, etc but, also kept enough distance to make me comfortable. As a military member I find this school extremely cooperative, flexible, and helpful in pursuing the goals I have for my future.

  • 05/29/2013

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    In three sentences

    Wonderful Univeristy To Attend!!

  • 05/26/2013

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    What to do for fun

    Work out, hang out with people, study, join a club or a sport.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food.

    Dorm Life

    Seems like a lot of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Have not attended class yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and have fun.

    In three sentences

    Really great school. Very helpful staff. Friendly students.

  • 05/24/2013

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    Food and Dining

    I have yet to try the food at ASU. However, I know there lots of variety and from what I hear the food is pretty good. The only downside is that it is a little pricey.

    Dorm Life

    I have heard mostly good things about ASU dorm life, I have yet to experience it for myself.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the teacher and the class, but is still challenging.

  • 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.

  • 05/23/2013

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    What to do for fun

    Sports,Working

    In three sentences

    The school is interesting Has a lot of facilities for students Has financial aid and scholarships available

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    Never had a dorm myself, but my sister lived in a dorm for four semsters and loved it

    Academic Rigor

    Currently i am studying Mechanical Engineering and the classes are the most difficult thing that i have to experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun and never forget to do your Homework.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University Tempe campus is one of the most beautiful campuses that i have ever steeped on. The community at ASU is always lively. The teachers are always nice and ready to help their students/

  • 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.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus with lots of cops and emergency buttons located in various locations.

    Greek Life

    Definitely big at ASU with many options, however I personally have no interest in them so can not say much about them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 280 clubs and activities for any student interested in different areas of interest.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any type of student as it is so big that you will find what you are looking for.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    ASU Panty Run is a fun tradition where clothes are donated to charity and then students run through campus in their undies.

    Bang for the buck

    Although ASU is a very pricey school it compensates for its price in many forms such as: gym access, dorms, location, and many other factors you look for when choosing a college.

    What to do for fun

    ASU at Tempe is at a great location with plenty to do all around it. From movies, lakes, different counties, and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good for a few month, but after a while the same options get old as there are only a few dining halls that accept meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is an experience I recommend everyone tries because no two are the same, yet they are full of events that different people will cherish in different ways.

    Academic Rigor

    Being an engineering student there was plenty of work on my plate. Not sure about other majors but for engineers the work load is a little heavy.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are out of state it is quite pricey so make sure you apply for scholarships, financial aid, etc.

    In three sentences

    ASU is definitely one of the best schools for construction management. In a school of over 50,000 students its nice to have a smaller construction school where you meet and interact with familiar faces. Can not wait to continue my schooling here.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research on your instructors

    In three sentences

    A very good school. Asu has numerous resources to succeed academically. Great instructors.

  • 05/19/2013

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    Food and Dining

    The food at the honors college is amazing.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus but I hear it is amazing

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early so you can get approved and pick the schedule you want!

    In three sentences

    It is amazing what opportunities undergrads have here. With there being four campuses there is something for everyone.

  • 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.

  • 05/16/2013

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    What to do for fun

    Its ASU! There are many things to do for fun. An individual can go to parties or go to events around campus. ASU has pool tables, pools, a bowling alley, and much more. You will never run out of things to do. if you find yourself getting bored, you are doing something wrong.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is good. There are many options to choose from. You can eat from the cafeteria or buy fast food. You can buy a meal plan which will allow you to get a certain amount of meals per day.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be amazing. You can make life long relationships and college is a completely different experience when living in the dorms. if you have the option to stay in the dorms, definitely do it. You will meet much more people and your college experience will be unforgettable.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on your major. some majors will be easier than others. Study and take your education seriously and you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    When attending college, take the course work seriously. do not procrastinate and wait to complete assignments. complete your work first and then enjoy your free time.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University has a very welcoming campus. It is equipped with exceptional resources and locations for studying. There is also a balance of a study atmosphere and night life to balance the hard work of receiving an education with the leisure of having fun.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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!

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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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.

  • 05/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Great professors. Learn a lot.

    Food and Dining

    Not bad.

    Dorm Life

    Very expensive for what you get.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Its a public area - so it depends where you are and what time it is.

    Greek Life

    There are many Greek Life on campus. Especially on Tempe Campus

    Clubs and Activities

    SOFTBALL CLUB! also there are many clubs that relate to your particular major - like I am in the Pre-Veterinary club!

    Great for these types of students

    People who want to further their education and better lives

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    SOFTBALL CLUB IS THE BEST :)

    Bang for the buck

    Remember - You are here for your education!

    What to do for fun

    It depends on what campus you are on. Poly offers many sports related activities that you can join, like the softball club!

    Food and Dining

    Again depends on what campus you are on.

    Dorm Life

    It completely depends what campus you are on and the specific dorm room you are in. Some are better than others!

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the available resources! Don't be afraid to ask for help!

    In three sentences

    ASU offers a lot of different classes that are available for your particular major as well as for any students that are still indecisive. ASU allows all type of learners the opportunity to succeed. They do this by providing different resources that are available as long as the student is willing to go out and use it.

  • 05/06/2013

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

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    Bang for the buck

    I look forward to attending ASU.

    What to do for fun

    I love reading.

    Food and Dining

    Have not utilized.

    Dorm Life

    Unsure. Will be living off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Hard work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet your advisers early. Go to the orientations. If you have questions do not be afraid to ask.

    In three sentences

    I think this is a friendly school. It has much potential for me. I felt welcomed.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 05/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The marching band is really great for those who did it in high school and are looking for a good program to join. There are tons of other clubs too from French Club to the Quidditch team and there's a great LGBTQ community on campus as well. Whatever you're looking for, you can probably find it at ASU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of my favorite traditions we have is Tuba Baptism. Every year right before school starts, the tubas of the Sun Devil Marching Band get in the fountain outside the MU and play the fight song. Afterwards they baptize the new tuba players with nicknames. If you can make it, it's totally worth seeing!

    What to do for fun

    There are sporting events, concerts, movie screenings, and lots of great local restaurants and bars to check out in the Valley. It's a really happening place if you look around and talk to people about what's going on.

    Food and Dining

    The best dining hall is the Barrett dining hall, so if you can get in there with a friend or you can guest pass someone in, DO IT. The food at the MU isn't too bad, but there are plenty of other places near campus to grab a bite too.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really what you make of it. Get out and meet people! It can be overwhelming, but once you do you'll see it's totally worth it. The residential life staff make sure that there's plenty to do and they'll help you with anything you need.

    Academic Rigor

    I've found that many of my classes are tough. Some of them are harder than others and some of them are a breeze, but you need to take each one seriously or it's really easy to fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Throw all your expectations out the window. If you come in with a very specific plan in mind, you'll end up disappointed. You need to be very open minded about what you may end up doing because you never know what path you'll end up on. That said, ASU has a lot of great resources for you. If you ever don't know what to do with your major, there's an amazing Career Center and tons of classes and clubs to suit any interest you might have.

    In three sentences

    ASU is a wonderful environment to learn in. There are a lot of great opportunities for you in any field you may study and any interest you may have. Like any college, it is tough, but there are a lot of great tools and teachers available to help you if you know where to look.

  • 05/03/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Go to Las Vegas one weekend!!

    Food and Dining

    Kebabs, sandwich, basic salads....basically student's food

    Dorm Life

    People is amazing, there are social plan at every time

    Academic Rigor

    Be prepared to study at night

    Tips for prospective students

    Study a lot to the admission required tests, don't worry about the acceptance letter it is on April

    In three sentences

    - The best opportunity to follow your dreams - Higher qualified teachers - Life on campus is amazing

  • 05/02/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Well, because I compete and judge, I know there are tae kwon do tournaments every couple of months that you can watch.

    Food and Dining

    In the Memorial Union, there are a lot of different restaurants, mostly fast food, but all good places.

    In three sentences

    It has a wide variety of majors, and a good website. The aesthetics are nice when you're walking around. The Memorial Union by the PE West gym is awesome.

  • 04/29/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    I have wanted to go to ASU since I was in the 8th grade. I was just wondering how going from a military boarding school to this atmosphere would be like?

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things to do that are fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    Online classes are the best!

    In three sentences

    Since I have started with Arizona State University this school has the best college professors and instructors. I really like their teaching methods.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe walking around all of the campuses at any time of day. The tempe campus does does have a service if you are on campus at night and need to get back to your car, they will come pick you up and take you no charge. They are very strong on safety and the second anything goes wrong you are immediately alerted by a text message giving you all the details about what's going on and where it is not safe at the moment.

    Greek Life

    There are a ton of sororities on campus. I am not in one because they are very expensive to be in and take a lot of time. I work too much to be able to attend all of the required events.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over a hundred different clubs at this school and they all set up every once in awhile on campus. I plan to join a club in the fall for animal care.

    Great for these types of students

    Tempe campus is great for students who want to make a lot of new friends and get a different experience than the suburban life. Also great for girls who want to get a tan it never fails to be sunny on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    ASU undie run is definitely an unusual tradition. The weirdest places on campus are the underground library and the building that has plants and trees growing in the middle with an open roof.

    Bang for the buck

    I strongly believe that attending ASU is way over priced. They will charge extra for anything and everything. I believe I got a better education at chandler gilbert community college and NAU which both schools have much lower tuition rates and dont charge for every little thing. Those two schools are all about the students while ASU is all about the money.

    What to do for fun

    I go to the lake, swim, play volleyball, longboard, bike, hike and dance. Just being in a place with a good group of friends is all I need to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is a fairly large selection of food on campus as well as the surrounding area.

    Dorm Life

    I can not rate the dorm life because I have never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    According to the GPA of most students it would seem like the school is very difficult but I would say it is more because of the lack of teachers. The work needed for each class really is not that difficult just time consuming. The teachers need to find better ways of educating the students because it is very easy to do well when you have that.

    Tips for prospective students

    For students that are less interested in partying and more interested in finishing their degree I would suggest going to the polytechnic campus. It is very low key, small classrooms, and friendly.

    In three sentences

    I am not actually the biggest fan of ASU. The school is very over populated, and walking around campus is not that friendly. I've found that most of the teachers are from another country or get stuck teaching a class they are not prepared for.

  • 04/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    ASU West is great for adult learners. It offers smaller class sizes on a smaller campus. You aren't surrounded by college kids on skateboards, like you are on Main.

    Food and Dining

    On Main, there is a huge selection of food at the MU, and also a lot of businesses in the general area that accept M&G dollars. From what I understand all campuses have expanded their food selection.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    College is difficult, that's why not everyone can do it. Some classes are more difficult than others, but as long as you use your resources you will do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you check out ASU's other campuses whether you are a local or not. ASU west is a great facility! I have taken classes on Tempe and West campuses and have to say that the smaller class sizes at West create a much better atmosphere for learning.

    In three sentences

    ASU is a terrific institution with a lot to offer. Don't be fooled by the party school persona, although it does have terrific student life, this institution is also a great place to learn.

  • 04/11/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    You can usually find a party anywhere around campus if you are into that. Scottsdale Fashion Square is not too far away, along with many fun clubs in Scottsdale for the weekend.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fantastic, especially at MU and places around downtown Tempe. You'll enjoy many great types of cuisines.

    Dorm Life

    Barrett dorms are fantastic, others are okay. Just make sure you check them all out before you make a decision.

    Academic Rigor

    The average academic rigor is decent, even though it's average, just check on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you check within your major to see which school is best for you. ASU has many fine programs.

    In three sentences

    I applied to ASU and got in easily. I have found that the campus is beautiful and it is definitely worth the cost, especially if you get scholarships which is not too difficult at ASU. It's also great for all those people who love to have fun!

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I do not live in Arizona but some of the students I have chatted to out there say that the food and dining close by is great.

    Dorm Life

    I attend school online.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say the academic rigor here is about equal to other colleges I have attended.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk with your online counselor every appointment. Their input and help is invaluable in learning how to become a great online student.

    In three sentences

    ASU has a really great online program. They have people to help you every step of the way. They are really great at working with their students and answering questions.

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can join clubs, dorms have a lot of events in their courtyards, intramural sports, concerts, sporting events, and many advertised speakers and events going on around campus.

    Food and Dining

    They have multiple dining halls and food places around campus that are very good to eat at. Decent prices for college students, but not always the healthiest of choices.

    Dorm Life

    Have amazing dorm choices and are very spacious. A great way to meet new people and get involved some more around campus. Very fun, but if you can't focus with a lot going on around you it can be a bit of a distraction.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many different course options to choose from in order to see what interests you. Some courses can be tough, but extremely helpful and beneficial to a student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to class and make sure that you keep a calendar of the things that are due in upcoming days to ensure that you do not fall behind in any classes. Get involved in multiple activities in order to make your college experience that more exciting.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a huge and diverse school where they have many options for your career path. There are many ways in which you can get involved and find who you want to be in the future. The school allows for great opportunities and wants for their students to succeed

  • 04/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Even Polytechnic is such a small campus compare to Tempe campus, but the Students leader here is very active. We have Mic Night, where students can perform, Soccer almost every night, Things on Thursday, which have different activities in different weeks and many more.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. We used a buffet system, which works pretty well because you can eat as much as you want and just pay a very reasonable price.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm in Polytechnic campus is very comfortable. As a sophomore, you will have own your room, bathroom and shared kitchen with suite mates.

    Academic Rigor

    I am studying in Polytechnic campus, which in here we focus more on hands-on and projects, which made the learning process more enjoyable.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will not have problems with limited class here in ASU because we got enough funding to have a lot of classes for every subject.

    In three sentences

    Learn. Experiences. Friends.

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Fall all of the Freshman hike to the top of A Mountain to white-wash the Arizona State A. A few days later it is repainted that familiar Sun Devil gold.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something happening, whether it be a play at Grady Gammage, a guest speaker from the USA Gymnastics team, or a movie being shown outdoors in the football stadium. There is truly never a dull moment.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of options on-campus, but I love that the campus is centrally located and close to downtown Tempe. I'm a short walk away from even more options.

    Dorm Life

    I highly recommend living on campus. It's very convenient when you need to dart on and off of campus. It's also a great way to make some friends.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm in a very competitive program. I am an Interior Design and every year the freshman class is required to submit a Milestone and approximately 30 students are accepted to continue. Every professor I've had has been incredibly helpful. Although classes can be challenging, everyone here wants to see you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be overwhelmed by the size of the campus. I highly recommend getting involved with your field of study and other clubs and organizations. Finding a club or organization will help shrink the campus and not feel so overwhelming.

    In three sentences

    ASU is an energetic University full of opportunity and challenges. The vast diversity on campus is eye-opening. It is an incredibly rewarding place to earn an accredited degree.

  • 03/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I usually like to just walk around the beautiful campus. At Polytech, they have amazing scenery! I also enjoy going to the student union to play some pool or listen to a student play the piano.

    Food and Dining

    Food in the cafeteria is amazing!

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes can be a bit overwhelming and much, but just as anything in life, other classes are fun and won't overwhelm you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need help, ask! Everyone is so friendly, students, faculty, even the gardeners! Everyone will take the time to help you out. Also, don't be afraid to join clubs and meet some new and fun people!

    In three sentences

    The Polytechnic campus for ASU is a great experience for incoming transfer students or freshman. It's a small campus with very helpful and friendly faculty and workers. It's a great way to get used to university life before becoming so overwhelmed by a big campus, such as Tempe.

  • 03/27/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    Blue lights all over, plus escort service

    Greek Life

    phi betta whaaaaat....? So many houses, if you want into greek life your guaranteed at least one.

    Clubs and Activities

    over 600 clubs... yea there's one for you

    Great for these types of students

    All types! they love everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Undie Run. A charity marathon to donate clothes to the needy. Students strip down to their undies, donate their clothes they were wearing and run a marathon in their underwear.

    Bang for the buck

    Little expensive out of state. But it is a lifechanger.

    What to do for fun

    There is never a dull moment. Walk up to anyone and just ask where the fun is.

    Food and Dining

    Unlimited meal pass, is the way to go

    Dorm Life

    Great new sustainable dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The course outlines are very informative. I know exactly what t expect.

    Tips for prospective students

    go to orientation early

    In three sentences

    Come here if you love the sun, and are ready to shine bright yourself. So much spirit and so many open doors. Everyone is ready to be your friend and help you out.

  • 03/27/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    look forward to finding out

    Food and Dining

    Unknown at this time but I look forward to finding out

    Academic Rigor

    unknown - I will not be attending until Fall '13

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with your MyASU it is you life line and get your immunizations early

    In three sentences

    The campus is relatively easy to maneuver, but parking is expensive. The light rail is super convenient but does not go far enough east for pickups. I look forward to learning more about the community as I begin my studies.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Some of the food is excellent.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms can be small but others are nice and they are fun to live in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    It is a great university. It offers a fun expierence. Can be huge and overwhelming attending main campus

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Most of the campus is unlit. It can be a little unnerving to be walking alone at night. Luckily, there is a free campus escort service that you can call so you can get from point A to point B safely.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in clubs and make friends! ASU has some very friendly sororities and fraternities, as well as student-led clubs like the Quidditch team. If you're a musician, dancer, or just avid music fan, the membership with the marching band is available to all majors, regardless of experience. Additionally, there are lots of party events at the Union during the nighttime.

    Food and Dining

    The Memorial Union has plenty of food selections, and they all accept the pre-paid meal dollars. There are also a few miscellaneous cafes and food trucks that roam around campus! If your classes are far from the student dining halls, you still don't have to worry about taking too long for lunch. It's convenient!

    Dorm Life

    I lived at home during my freshman year. The school prefers that you live on campus as a freshman, but you're allowed to live at home under certain conditions. It's very easy to become exempt from the first year dorm requirements. My friends that live in the dorms enjoy it though! Everyone is very social.

    Academic Rigor

    You get what you put in. Nobody forces you to turn in your assignments or go to class. If you want to push yourself to earn those A+'s, go for it. You'll easily find a challenge for yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with your advisers regularly! Also, don't be afraid to visit your professors during their office hours (even if you might not be thrilled about the idea.) Establishing good relationships with your teachers will be SO helpful in the long run.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is an academic melting pot. There are a lot of great programs designed for your ideal career. The staff and older students are very supportive and helpful.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to check out the different sides of ASU, but be prepared to work. ASU is known for being a party school, but that's not all we do.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University has a lot of options for a lot of different people, or for those who don't quite know what they want to do just yet. The separate campus' each have their own feel, so students can really find what they are looking for. There is also a lot of effort put into having extra programs going on for the students on campus.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ASU offers an ALERT! Notification system that sends students messages whenever something happens on or around campus letting them know where to steer clear from and when it is safe to return to those areas.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We are supposed to wear our school shirts on game days, Fridays.

    What to do for fun

    ASU has a Variety of events going on year round, you can take fitness classes at the SRC, join a club, stroll down Mill Ave. or catch a bus to Tempe Market Place, or the Light rail Downtown. There is plenty to do and plenty of public transportation ways of getting around.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of options and variety for dining, ASU Tempe Has two of its own on campus Restaurants, Pitchfork is a buffet style dinning experience, and Engrained is a more restaurant style, both have good quality food.

    Dorm Life

    I don't and have never lived on campus so I can't rate it accurately, but My sisters and friends have and I can say from what I've seen and from my experience not living on campus, it is convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    It mainly depends on your major but I can say for certain that the Industrial design program is designed to challenge its students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your work because you cannot slack of in your classes, if you do you will fall behind. GO to tutoring because it is extremely helpful, and Study, Study , Study.

    In three sentences

    ASU is a great University, the Professors and advisers are very helpful and the environment is welcoming. If the major you want to pursue isn't currently offered you can speak with your adviser and create a Major Map for yourself and that field you wish to pursue.

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Despite ASU being located in the heart of a big city, the local police are constantly patrolling the area, ensuring the safety of the students. There is a taxi service on campus offering students free rides around campus all night so they do not have to walk alone after dark, and there are blue light stations scattered around campus. If a student feels unsafe for any reason all they have to do is press the button at the blue light station and the ASU police will be there in minutes to give them a ride and make sure they are okay.

    Greek Life

    ASU Greek life is one of the most effective ways to enjoy yourself in college. Whether you join a sorority or a fraternity or maybe a mixture of the two, you are guaranteed to enjoy life while making memories that will last a lifetime.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities on campus are constantly holding events and accepting new members. They are very engaging and welcoming of new students. The clubs and activities on campus are a perfect way for a new student to make friends and entertain themselves outside of class.

    Great for these types of students

    ASU is the perfect school for all types of students. There are hundreds of clubs and activities going on around campus at all times, ensuring that every type of person will have something to do and people to meet.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A well known tradition at the beginning of every school year is an event where new students paint the A on A mountain white, symbolizing a fresh start for those entering the campus. An unusual location on campus is the secret garden. On campus in an unknown location is an underground garden that students are supposed to locate before graduating as an initiation of sorts.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU graduates are more than prepared for the real world when they exit college. The class load and social experiences prepare ASU students for the realities of the working field, making every penny they spent at ASU worth while.

    What to do for fun

    RHA sponsors weekly parties for students to socialize and enjoy themselves. There are sports events nightly, a gym for those who enjoy working out, fields for starting your own activity, and the campus is about a mile away from Tempe Market Place, a social hot spot for college students. Not to mention, ASU students have a tendency of making their own fun on the weekends via alternative means.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls serve the same thing every day and is very bland in taste. The staff is really friendly though. However, if you do not enjoy pizza and sandwiches, invest in a fridge for the dorm.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are what you make them. ASU has top of the line maintenance crews and will ensure that everything in the dorm is functioning properly, but it is up to the student to keep up with dorm life. The people of the dorms are most often friendly, social individuals who just want to enjoy college. Engage with your neighbors and you will enjoy the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of classes depend on the major and scholastic level of the student. Most 101 courses are simple and for introductory purposes. Advanced classes, however, are meant to challenge the individual and test their rigger in that field of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future students should not expect an easy course load to accommodate their partying habits. The ASU professors are some of the most experienced and intelligent beings in their field, and they offer their students the same effort that the students put in. Therefor, if you want to go places in life, take your work seriously.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a highly underrated university. It offers it's students a variety of opportunities while providing them with an excellent, riveting education. ASU is the place to be for students who wish to enjoy their college experience and want to achieve excellence in life.

  • 03/17/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Study and hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is tasty, and there are many restaurants in walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know since I am living at home.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't taken any classes yet, but watch out the hard subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look up when walking to avoid the numerous bicycle riders.

    In three sentences

    ASU has a beautiful campus and is bustling with excitement and people. The availability of options is amazing. Any student wanting to attend should not miss this university.

  • 03/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    lots!

    Food and Dining

    It's alright at first, but then it gets tiring and fattening.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fanstastic! Except for maintenance issues, it's a great environment. Great way to make friends, get help on schoolwork, and hang out.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are an easy A and some are very difficult. It depends on what you study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on ratemyprofessor.com to make sure you get a good professor. You want someone who can teach and who is understandable.

    In three sentences

    It's a great place to make friends, get connected, and learn. The environment is friendly. Business and engineering programs are good at ASU.

  • 03/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Science and math majors will do well here, as they have a robust program that holds a lot of weight when you take a degree away from them.

    Bang for the buck

    Their prices are getting a little ridiculous, granted, on just about everything, but they do a good job at making up for it with plenty of free resources for just about everything; if you hunt around long enough, you can usually find whatever service you are looking for for free.

    What to do for fun

    ASU is definitely known for its party scene, and you do see occasional partygoers spilling onto campus. I am handed advertisements almost daily promoting upcoming concerts and clubs, and you usually only need to talk to a few people in your classes to get hooked up with the latest crazy activities.

    Food and Dining

    I wouldn't say there are any mind blowing establishments around, but they do have the typical arrangement of fast food joints, and there are a handful of unique cuisine options that are really good, if you have a taste for something out of the ordinary.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are right on campus, and the campus itself is big enough to contain every entertainment accommodation you could ask for, all within walking distance.

    Academic Rigor

    Its not ivy league, of course, but the traditionally difficult majors are, well, still very difficult. If you study hard, you will get a quality education

    Tips for prospective students

    Class sizes are typically large, so introduce yourself to professors early on and you will get plenty of help. Be sure to visit the many tutoring centers often, as a few fifteen minute sessions to perfect your understanding of the material will save you hours on assignments.

  • 03/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Some of the buildings are 24 hour access with cards, and there is always security around. You can call for a pick up at any time, as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of opportunities to become involved in a lot of different activities.

    Great for these types of students

    People who love the sun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Chuckbox is a hamburger joint that's in the middle of campus, and you can smell them from anywhere on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The design school is highly ranked, and considered a good recruiting ground.

    What to do for fun

    The school is in the middle of the city, so there is a lot to do.

    Food and Dining

    Food is somewhat expensive, but the availability is great because it's in the middle of a city. There is a lot of international cuisine for decent prices.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, and never have, but they are communal for the design school.

    Academic Rigor

    I have been here for a year or so, and have pulled several all nighters. They're not the testing type in the design school, but they still have very rigorous deadlines to meet, and the professors can be merciless about them.

    Tips for prospective students

    In the design school, it's necessary to stay on top of everything. A lot of things are milestone driven here, which means you need to keep your portfolio moving, and your gpa up.

    In three sentences

    The individual schools and institutes are very insular, and not very cross over friendly. The atmosphere of my institute, the Herberger Institute of Design, is very focused, and intense. Overall, the school feels like a cross between a party school and a working school.

  • 03/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security boxes to call for help but it gets scary walking around when it's dark.

    Greek Life

    Crazy frat parties.

    Clubs and Activities

    They're all good.

    Great for these types of students

    Every one. I met students from around the globe. My favorite are the ones from Egypt. My favorite country!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a Farmer's Market on campus every month.

    What to do for fun

    Go to a hockey game!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on driving to school, buy a parking pass EARLY!

    In three sentences

    I think it's a great school to attend if you are social. The campus is very big. The professors are fabulous and help you anytime you need help.

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are stations set up around each campus that allow us to contact emergency personnel. Security is present and the school warns us in case of an emergency via text and email.

    Greek Life

    I'm not a fan of the Greek Life, but some of my friends are, and they tell me it's great.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are literally hundreds of clubs, ranging from pre-med club to a club that is dedicated to picking up stray cats.

    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for any type of student, as there are so many campuses. It is an incredibly diverse environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The famous Whitewash the A at the beginning of school year.

    Bang for the buck

    I find this depends on the amount of financial aid you receive. There are many scholarship opportunities and grants that you can qualify for. However, if you don't receive any of these, the price is ridiculously expensive.

    What to do for fun

    We have a great rec center and a shuttle that goes to Tempe campus. Over there, you can participate in many events and activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very average. Also, their meal plans are expensive. I didn't come to this school for the food.

    Dorm Life

    The people are friendly, but if you are located in Century Hall (freshman dorms) noise can become an issue. Once you become an upperclassman and move to one of the other residence halls this is no longer a big deal.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses here are moderately challenging. Not too difficult, but I wouldn't say all of them were easy. Instructors are always very helpful and will work with you to make sure you pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in touch with academic and financial advisers. They are always willing to help and can give you good advice.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University (at the Polytechnic campus) is an excellent school that I would recommend to anyone. The teachers are very friendly and always take time out of their schedules to help you. ASU polytechnic is actually a very small campus in comparison to the other ASU campuses, and has a very relaxed atmosphere.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The ASU Police are always visible when walking around the campus and they also have post with button you can push if any emergency arises.

    What to do for fun

    For fun there is the games and Tempe Market Place to hang out.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of restaurants and fast foods surrounding around the campus and inside the MU has many kind of foods.

    Dorm Life

    It all depends on what dorm you are going to be assign but in Irish hall, which I spend some time, is quite small for two students a very closed quarters.

    Academic Rigor

    The introduction classes are not hard but they have alot of information to remember and understand. The classes get harder as the years go by.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate because it will be your demise. Be on top of your studies so you have extra time to do other activities. Time management is also important.

    In three sentences

    ASU prepares its students to be knowledgeable in variety of subjects to expand the student future. They provide services to students who have disability, in the DRC they provide variety of tools to allay the student in their studies. The professors they have, help you anyway they can to comprehend the subjects they teach.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Since campus is right next to mill ave, that seems to be the go-to place for students with spare time.

    Food and Dining

    Many placed to choose from in the MU that range from cafeteria food to sushi.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider bringing on-campus transportation such as a skateboard or bike. Beware however, there are many collisions that occur due to huge population.

    In three sentences

    There are many many students here that are diverse and come from many backgrounds. The campus is huge with many organizations and clubs to be active in. The babes are smokin' too.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go out to Mill Ave. and enjoy a night out with friends. Attend a football game.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out clubs and get involved. Form study groups to help you through the semester.

    In three sentences

    Great teachers with lots of experience in the real world. Great student life. Lot of organizations to get involved in.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Number 1 party school in the country...

    Food and Dining

    Good selections and availability.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is exciting, you'll meet amazing people and see crazy things.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the courses you take, some are easy, others will give you migraines.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tuition for out of state is high, apply for scholarships.

    In three sentences

    I personally love ASU. Academic and social life are both very plentiful and healthy. Plus a beautiful campus.

  • 02/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Though there are many students that attend, there are officers that patrol the campus. They are unobtrusive and provide a good level of security.

    Bang for the buck

    the information that I have received has helped a lot in the quest for my degree. All of the instructors are very willing to help you, be it in class or during office hours.

    Food and Dining

    Dining options are plentiful and at a reasonable price.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are very challenging, but the information is conveyed well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize the free tutors on campus. It will help a lot.

    In three sentences

    ASU is exponentially more difficult than the local community colleges, but that being said, the level of education that you receive is much higher.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Recreational activities like the gym, massages and sauna, clubs. Off campus, there is Mill Avenue, where there are many things for students to do to blow off steam and enjoy the company of others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of what services ASU has to offer. This includes recreational, career, financial, counseling, public speaking, and more. Your tuition is paying for this, so make sure you use them.

    In three sentences

    Has excellent research programs. Also has a diversity of students that bring their knowledge to make the campus outstanding. ASU also has a range of services provided to the students.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    In three sentences

    Great school to attend. Best diversity of any college I have attended. Quality online and in-person classes.

  • 02/14/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sporting Events Concerts Music Events

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your financial aid Attend study sessions regularly go to the teacher office hours

    In three sentences

    ASU is a community-based school that bridges phoenix community and fellow students to fight for change. This college not brings together classmates but all students within all programs and degrees. They provide each student with an amazing support system.

  • 02/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are ASU police in cars and on bikes throughout the campus sometimes and there are emergency call buttons throughout campus. I do feel there could be a bit more security though.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and activities to partake in!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The secret garden.

    Bang for the buck

    For a public university it is still on the expensive side, but for the education you get it is still a good deal compared to other state schools and of course compared to private schools.

    What to do for fun

    Mill Avenue is nearby ASU; this is the local hotspot for college kids.

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of places to eat. The MU has many familiar places that anyone would recognize, plus throughout the campus as well as on the outskirts of the campus there are plenty of places to eat, most of them very affordable.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in a dorm. I would recommend living off campus; it will be cheaper.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are very impressive and are by no means easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up your high school grades because a 3.0 high school GPA is required for admission to ASU. Look into clubs and organizations that might be of interest to you. The more you are involved, the more successful you will become at this university, especially if you go on to the graduate level.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a diverse university. There are opportunities available for anyone, no matter what you are looking for as far as a major, a club, or a sport. The academic achievement of the students at this university is excellent and impressive.

  • 02/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Those times that I have been to campus I felt as if it were safe.

    Greek Life

    This doesn't apply to me.

    Clubs and Activities

    This doesn't apply to me.

    Great for these types of students

    Returning to college after a long absence.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This doesn't apply to me.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth every penny!

    What to do for fun

    Online classes. I have a family and a home life.

    Food and Dining

    This doesn't apply to me.

    Dorm Life

    This doesn't apply to me.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are as hard as they need to be. Not too much so for those that are coming back from a long absence.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep on task if you do take online classes. Its easy to fall behind if you're not self disciplined.

    In three sentences

    ASU is one of the easiest places to get your degree done! I have done 100% of my classes online and don't miss the classroom. Professors are, by and large, easy to work with and completely approachable.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I do not know much about the Greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any student, but our business and construction managment program is ranked high in the nation.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I guess an odd tradition is black out games. Some dorms have secret gardens or places to go and think.

    Bang for the buck

    This school makes you want to succeed. The advisers go above and beyond. The teachers are always their to help and their free tutoring is great.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the football games. They are always having movie night and their is always an activity going on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the help that ASU has to offer. Apply for scholarships on time. Don't expect to fly through school as you did in high school.

    In three sentences

    It is an innovative school. Moving in the right direction. Great school to attend.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. There are ASU police around campus, as well as security by the dorms. I feel very safe. Also you can sign up for a text messaging link where you receive ASU alerts when there may be something not safe around campus.

    Greek Life

    I am not part of Greek life, but a lot of my friends are part of some sorority or fraternity and they love it. They do say its a lot of work but also worth it in the end. Its a great way to make a lot of friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are always promoting around campus and handing out fliers to those who are curious.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the downtown campus there is a thing called first fridays. First fridays is an art show basically that takes place every first friday of the month. This gives students an opportunity to see different types of art that is out there in this world and may give inspiration to be creative.

    Bang for the buck

    The light rail is conveniently place on campus and it goes to downtown phoenix and tempe. There is a great deal on light rail passes, and very much worth your money.

    What to do for fun

    There are not much things to do in the dorms except for homework and hanging out with other people in the dorms. Around the dorms there are things like shopping, eating, bowling, movies etc.

    Food and Dining

    I like the whole buffet aspect of the cafeterias in the dorms, but some food is gross. At the downtown campus they provide a healthier cafeteria aside from the main cafeteria that motivates most of us the be healthy.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are safe and very fun. It is nice to live at the dorms because you can just roll out of bed and go to class.

    Academic Rigor

    No class that I have taken has been easy, everything is hands on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention in class, and do homework thoroughly. Its important to know all aspects of your major.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State is a fabulous place to get an education, get to know your elders (students are not only young), and get to meet people that you may know for the rest of your life.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is multiple safety programs here at ASU. They have emergency buttons almost every 100 feet. They have safety escorts for students leaving activities late at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not good here, all of Greek row has been kicked off campus and they are very expensive for students to join. If you want to become part of the Greek system I would not recommend it but many students here still do it.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs here are very close with each other and they always have activities for their members.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all different types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Painting the A on A mountain as freshman is a tradition.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is expensive out of state but is pretty cheap instate. They provide you with many services that really push your dollar farther.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club, sports, fraternities, sororities, anything where your going to have a group of people where you can hangout and feel accepted.

    Food and Dining

    You can get food at almost whatever time of the day or night you want. It may not always taste good but it is available for students almost all the time.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms in the dorm halls I stay are very spacious and allow for you and your roommate to have their own space. Also the rooms are setup suite style so it is 2 rooms to a bathroom instead of floor bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    This college is really only as hard as you make it by what classes you choose and what your work load is. This college sets up many different programs and study groups so you do not fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you join a club or group because this is a big campus and you want to make sure you have a group you can hangout with.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State has a very wide range of majors to choose from giving everyone that goes here something to choose from. There is always emails sent out telling students where they can go for tutoring and making sure they are successful. There is also a lot of different clubs for students to do here and keeps students busy in beneficial extracurricular activities.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are emergency phones around campus, and there are usually police officers on campus after nine o'clock at night. Furthermore, there are safety drivers waiting for your call at night, who will pick you up if you feel uncomfortable at night and need a ride somewhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said before, ASU has LOTS of clubs that it offers. Furthermore, if there is not a club that a person identifies with on campus, they can easily create one with the help of a teacher or supervisor.

    Great for these types of students

    ASU is great for students who like to be involved and want to be a part of various activities. It offers a lot of research and job opportunities, as well as chances to be a part of many different clubs that have various goals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the best places on campus is the Secret Garden. This place is not well known by people, but it is a tradition to go there before graduating.

    Bang for the buck

    ASU is great because it offers a lot of scholarships to it's students. Therefore, although costs for colleges are usually a burden, ASU is considerate of its students predicaments and is a good deal.

    What to do for fun

    The ASU campus offers a variety of activities that one can partake in both during the week as well as on the weekends. There are movies, game nights, places to go to dinner--almost anything you can think of. There are also places such as Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Marketplace nearby that students can go to easily.

    Food and Dining

    The food at ASU is sometimes monotonous, but they do offer Homestyle meals at every dinner meal. Furthermore, there are stir fry lines and lots of options for vegetarians. In addition, their desserts are absolutely delicious.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms, especially at Barrett, are great. They are maintained well, and maintenance is constantly available. Furthermore, there are Community Assistants on each floor that are constantly willing to help the students on their floor with any problems they have. Furthermore, there are lots of activities to encourage participation for people living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Being a part of the Barrett Honors College, I constantly feel motivated to keep moving forward with my own academic goals. The coursework can be difficult and time-consuming, but what I like the most is that the work assigned is usually of value, not just busy work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become involved within the first week--joining clubs that one is interested in allows a person to meet new people that share common interests. Furthermore, it provides an outlet so that students are not simply focused on coursework throughout the year.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University is a great school that is continually bustling with activities. It focuses on helping its students maintain high academic standards while providing opportunities to branch out via clubs and organizations. Overall, it creates a stimulating atmosphere that allows students to propel themselves into their own futures.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus because of the cameras and emergency posts. However, outside of campus is scary. Every girl should carry pepper spray.

    Greek Life

    Not the best. It still is rooted in parties. Some good ones are there, but search for the ones that actually do service. They are expensive!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for EVERYONE.

    Great for these types of students

    Any! My friends are the Indians.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the end of the year, there is the Undie Run. Students donate the clothes of their back to charity and continue to run for the cause in their underwear.

    Bang for the buck

    This university gives you more amenities and options for food and workouts than most.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Tempe Town Lake, find the secret garden, visit the terrace of the Student Services building, stroll by Old Main, read in the Piper Writing House, visit Mill Ave, go to First Friday, play apples to apples in your dorm lounge, play poker with reese's pieces.

    Food and Dining

    Barrett food is the best until you start to miss your mom's home cooking. No dining hall can be perfect, but each offer something unique and satisfying.

    Dorm Life

    You make your dorm life work. Keep your door open and meet people; go to the silly events your CA/RA's put on and meet your neighbors. They will become your best friends and support system though out dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The class loads depend on your combination of class styles and strengths. If you find find yourself in easy classes, work ahead in others and study. The hard part of classes is new essays and learning information outside of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved right away. Explore every club and group that interests you. Root yourself in your community and network. Don't be afraid to ask questions and get to know your professors. Take opportunities. Find the secret garden. Walk by Tempe Town Lake. Work hard now; become an independent learner.

    In three sentences

    Arizona State University sparkles from its kaleidoscopic student population, plethora of clubs, and unique desert culture. Rooted in Tempe, Phoenix, and other cities, ASU draws from the valley's rich culture and modern spin on a western college campus. It rates high among colleges as a center of opportunity and work ethic; hard-workers and innovative students gravitate here.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    ALWAYS HAVE A BUDDY SYSTEM. I highly recommend this.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said there are tons of clubs and activities you can do here on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs here at ASU. There also events on the news poles we have outside that tells you what is going on around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Within the school, there is fast food. They do have some salad places luckily if you are healthy eater like me. Around the campus though there diverse foods! I would recommend going to the restaurants in Tempe.

    Dorm Life

    It varies from different students, but the dorm life is not so bad. You will definitely learn how to be on your own. Make sure you talk to your roommate about what is comfortable for you, and what is not.

    Academic Rigor

    Not going to lie there is going to be homework depending on your major. It also varies how much you will have. There is always free tutors that can help you strive to have good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to introduce yourself to the professor. Professors love that you can take action and they will know you better.

    In three sentences

    This university has great diversity. Sports are big events over here. The students are very interactive in clubs and events.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    To many to list.

    Great for these types of students

    Determined, inovated, leadership type students.

    Bang for the buck

    It is pretty expensive especially if you're an out of state student. I totally think it is worth the money I would not change a thing.

    What to do for fun

    Its ASU, what isn't fun to do here.

    Food and Dining

    Nothing spectacular, bu there are plenty of options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorms, but I totally wish I had.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses can get pretty demanding, but there are so many tutors available for FREE.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to ASU if you are ready to branch out, try new things, and meet new people. It will be the best decision of your life.

    In three sentences

    One of the best colleges that will truly set you up for the real world. There are soo much opportunities available. There are also so many students to network with.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It seems pretty safe. I haven't had any problems personally.

    Greek Life

    Im in in a sorority

    Clubs and Activities

    There are sooo many options. Especially at the club fair you can see how different people are

    Great for these types of students

    All types

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The MU is probably the most popular hang out spot during the daty.

    Bang for the buck

    Its quite expensive but its worth it for sure.

    What to do for fun

    I love to go to sporting events. Its so much fun sitting in the student section screaming your head off for your team.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of different options for food. Especially in the MU and the dining hall really isnt that bad.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus but i've heard its a lot of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Its a challenge. Definitely not a breeze like high school but there's a lot of help provided.

    Tips for prospective students

    All types. They have a lot of religious groups, good sports teams, sororities and frats, and of course lots of parties.

    In three sentences

    Its a fun university. There's always something going on by the MU and most of the professors i've had so far are friendly and help. Definitely recommended.

  • 01/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are everywhere, especially at night, and there are emergency lights/buttons all around campus in case something occurs.

    Greek Life

    Greek life doesn't get in too much trouble here; although there have been incidents, there have been incidents at every university with frats and sororities. Their scene and parties are easy to avoid, and easy to miss, unless you go looking for them. People don't view the members as being any better than anyone else, so w