Recent Alumnus 2012-08-15T15:57:33Z
Parking in school is extremely expensive. Students already pay high tuition and books and have no resources to pay for expensive parking permits. Also, it feels like the police is always searching to give tickets or tow cars as well as businesses near by.
College Junior 2012-08-15T15:28:56Z
Pretty Easy – I spoke with an admissions counselor who was very helpful. I didn't face any challenges and I was able to register with the courses I needed in a timely manner. Plus, the MYASU website was helpful in helping me figure out what courses I needed to take and what books I needed.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-13T04:47:08Z
ASU is big on making strides to save the environment but with temperatures exceeding 100 more than half the year many do not like to walk or ride their bikes, although there is often no option. The weather makes it a lot harder to play sports and enjoy outdoor exercise. The polytechnic campus does have a pool open to students, but during science labs where long pants, sleeves and often a lab coat are required, class is a miserable experience.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-13T04:42:37Z
The parking lots and metered parking fills up fast, but parking can be found close to just about anything on campus. Parking fees are $25.00 if you don't have a pass which is around a couple hundred.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-13T04:37:23Z
Highly Diverse Campuses – There are a variety of people on all four campuses and many different clubs and groups with varying beliefs and backgrounds.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-12T09:59:17Z
Our university is completely diverse. We have had many organizations on campus that are highly visible and accessible for students who are interested in them.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-12T09:48:14Z
The off-campus housing is adequate, however, I have found that most people find it more beneficial holistically to live on-campus. I would have to agree.
College Junior 2012-08-12T06:31:58Z
ASU's Tempe Campus is easier to walk than pay for parking that's not even close to your class. There are many frequent free shuttles that circle the campus plus take you into neighborhoods and nearby shopping centers. I personally only needed a vehicle to go from my home to the grocery store during my undergrad, otherwise I used a free shuttle, biked, or walked to school. If you have classes at other ASU campuses (Downtown, Polytechnic, etc.), there is usually a charter bus that travels between the different campuses, and I believe that is also free, but haven't used it myself.
College Junior 2012-08-11T19:19:31Z
The rules are just like any school very strict but also some rules are overlooked in most cases as long as people are not acting out of order the campus police move on.
College Junior 2012-08-11T19:17:16Z
The Tram/ the Walk – The cost to park is sort of rediculous considering at the community college I attended it was free. The walk from parking to the classes is sort of far but considering how hot it is outside its a bummer to talk to walk in the heat. There is also a tram available now but even then the walk from there to the classes is sort of far and again I have to walk in the heat 113 degree weather is not very fun to walk in for 30 min you sweat and get all nasty before you get to class.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-10T14:26:38Z
There is a major for everything you are looking for.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-10T14:21:04Z
Awesome Teachers – I fell in love with the teachers at Arizona State University they really thrive on setting challenges and empowering the students to better themselves beyond their limits.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-08T21:54:04Z
Working Professional – I am a returning student. So, I don't spent much time at the campus aside from classes. That being said I know that students will come to class after smoking weed.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-06T21:09:24Z
Gammage Auditorium – ASU is blessed to have Gammage on its own grounds! Since we get Broadway plays right on-campus, there's a thriving arts community that comes along with it (and night-of student discount tickets). I always loved going to student productions as well, from theater to dance to ASU students' art exhibitions at our very own art museum.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-06T21:04:00Z
Dine in Any Country... Without Ever Leaving Tempe. There's a taste of nearly everything around campus, and most places very close (i.e. Mill Ave, places off University, etc.) offer some form of student discount or student appreciation. Near ASU you will find Ethiopian food, Indian food, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean, Classic American, Italian... everything! I'm vegetarian (used to be vegan) and like to eat raw when possible and that's not too hard to do in Tempe! Of course there are a million chain restaurants, but I prefer those little family-owned hole-in-the-wall dives that have the best dang Vegetable Korma ever on a student-friendly budget.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-06T20:59:41Z
The ASU education program is spectacular at preparing you as a teacher. Instead of being thrown into student teaching after a load of methodology classes, you complete these courses hand-in-hand with classroom internships so you are implementing what you're learning at the same time. The workload was manageable and the classes were very relevant to current trends, such as brain-based learning, English immersion, etc. The program does adapt as state certification requirements change, which is nice!
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-06T20:53:08Z
The transportation opportunities are endless at ASU! My favorite during my undergrad was the Orbit shuttle--it's free and there's one circulating every 10-15 minutes during peak class times. They're air-conditioned and circulate the neighborhoods surrounding ASU. The routes go pretty far for a free service, even into Scottsdale! There is a free campus-to-campus shuttle that goes between Main, Polytech, and Downtown. It's more like a coach touring bus: comfortable seats, air-conditioning, and free wi-fi with your ASU login! If you're an ASU student you can also purchase discount Valley Metro and lightrail passes (your U-pass, available to purchase online through your ASU account), both of which are pretty convenient and ever-expanding. Personally, I'm not much of a Valley Metro fan, I'd rather drive long distances (it's quicker), but the lightrail is nice because it's free parking at the stops and goes right to Sun Devil Stadium (stop trying to battle parking on-campus for football games!), the Diamondbacks' ballpark and the Suns' arena (sorry, I can never keep up with the names!). Plus, if you have tickets for an event at the arena, the lightrail is FREE. If you live near ASU, don't spend exhorbitant amounts on a parking pass and just use the free travel options!
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-06T20:43:04Z
Teaching Program Internships – Before student teaching at ASU, you have to complete three single-semester [unpaid] internship placements at varying schools. You spend on average 1 full day a week in the classroom throughout the semester (although, if you're like me you'll want to go more often!). How your internship goes is all up to you! I always got involved, planned mini-lessons to teach in order to supplement the teacher's own plans so he/she could give me feedback and pointers. This was the best part of the education program at ASU--very helpful for gaining experience!
College Senior 2012-08-06T04:01:11Z
What Ever Your Into – You'll find what you seek out. drugs and alcohol are all over campus if you are looking for it. I am looking for good kids and good influences so I don't know were to find it, but i could if i wanted to
College Senior 2012-08-06T03:58:16Z
Health & Safety:
Seen but Unseen – The police are always there if i needed their help, but I never really see them doing anything and the drug and achol problem are just getting worse.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-05T07:57:23Z
Resources Galoure – There are so many resources and options for success here. There are a lot of different kinds of resources that can be used to move forward to being the best student and future professional you can be. The place is big and people can be friendly.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-05T07:53:32Z
I've seen people of all different races, ethnic backgrounds and religions on campus. It is a campus for a variety of different cultural backgrounds which makes for an interesting and educational experience for everyone.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-05T07:50:55Z
Many Different Options – I enjoy the food choices at ASU. There is a very fancy, organic (though expensive) restaurant in the student union that I enjoy, a few dining halls with pretty healthy and wholesome foods, a Jamba Juice and a couple Starbucks, and a few fastfood options. I think the variety is perfect.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-03T15:15:41Z
Could Be Better – Like any school, some teachers are amazing while some don't seem to know what's going on and leave students confused and unsure of what is expected of them. However, a bright student will be able to figure it out and be successful with it without the help of their professors, though even the most unorganized teachers try to be of service in whatever way they can.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-03T15:12:39Z
Some Really Amazing Teachers – My first semester I had some incredibly helpful professors, but ever since then every teacher has seemed to be really unorganized, making everything more stressful than it needs to be. Still, they all try to do what they can to help you out and the workload is always manageable.
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