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.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-03T15:11:27Z
I chose the Polytechnic campus because it has plenty of places to get away in between classes, whether it's to relax for a couple hours or work on assignments while on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-03T15:08:19Z
It's School – It wasn't my first choice, but I chose ASU because going out of state would cost too much. Honestly, I'm a senior and I just can't wait to move on because I'm tired of being in a school where I feel like no one cares about me.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-03T13:48:40Z
Few Healthy Options – Overall, there is a lot of variety in the campus dining, from campus-based restaurants such as Devil's Diner, Pitchforks, and Engrained, to local and national chains such as Dave's Dog House, Taco Bell, and Papa Johns. In addition, there are convenience stores on campus, called Provisions on Demand. Many of these restaurants offer convenient options, such as Papa John's and P.O.D. Healthier options can be found at Engrained, E2, and P.O.D. as well. There are also a great number of coffee shops including several Java City's and Starbucks on campus. Prices on the healthier options aren't that great, however.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-03T13:43:43Z
Engaging Education – My experiences at Arizona State University are really preparing me for my career. In my courses I am presented with relevant material and engaged in labs and projects. Outside of my courses I have found opportunities to become involved in research projects and work internships. All of these experiences, in addition to clubs, have made my college experience very valuable. When I am at an internship or a job, I feel adequately prepared to take on any challenge because of the skills and problem-solving strategies, the communication abilities, and the experience I have had at ASU.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-03T13:41:10Z
Difficulty Deferring Scholarship – I took an internship for a semester and had to defer my merit scholarship. The initial deferrment proces went smoothly; however, it was difficult to sort out the number of semesters of funding I had left. Initially, I was given too much funding and when I tried to rectify that, I was reprimanded by the financial aid office. Then scholarship advisers switched and thought that I had already been given my final semester, even though I had returned the money that had been given to me in error. All in all, the process does eventually work, but it has a few bumps and you may have to work at it.
College Senior 2012-08-01T07:54:59Z
Fresh Healthy Options, However Lack of Variety – The various on campus dining halls offer healthy vegan/vegetarian options included in their buffet style dining, however they begin to lack in variety after a while.
College Senior 2012-08-01T07:53:20Z
Get Them While They Are Hot! Get them as a freshman otherwise your chances of getting aid decrease--this is university specific scholarships and grants--because the "New American University" is looking to balloon its enrollment in coming years and looks to entice high school seniors. The problem is once you are in the door, a large university is already receiving your money and you transition from potential university student there to current student--albeit struggling to pay for that university education nonetheless.
College Senior 2012-08-01T07:46:12Z
Triple Digit Heat With Little Relief – It is sunny almost year round with little change in weather conditions besides a barely noticeable summer monsoon season. Slather on the sunscreen and wear loose fitting clothes, because tomorrow with most likely be a scorcher. Drink lots of water and be prepared to sweat most of it out again.
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