Recent Alumnus 2012-07-16T00:23:43Z
Plenty to Do – The area of Tempe where ASU is situated is certainly not dull. There are independent book and record stores--a must for a college town, as well as a thriving nightlife.
College Junior 2012-07-15T06:37:07Z
I had a farely easy time getting in cause of grades, but fees are outrageous. And i don't even know what all the moiney goes towards.
College Junior 2012-07-15T02:43:01Z
Arizona Is the Desert State. Around campus it is hot and dry and you rarely see rain or storms. However, during the winter it is the best place to be. There is always AC inside buildings and your education is never hindered by the weather which is nice. Another great thing about ASU is that if your AC breaks in your room they will be out to fix it in the same day or make other accommodations for your safety. Other than the hot sun the weather is really nice.
College Junior 2012-07-15T02:34:25Z
Poly Is Growing Fast! ASU's Polytechnic Campus is different from any other. Converted from Williams Air Force Base in the Fall of 1996, the Polytechnic Campus is an unique experience for any college student. Students have the option to reside in the old air force barracks and see all the transformations that have been made since its opening. Poly is continually growing and enhancing its buildings and flora. Now, we are building more resident halls to accommodate our growing population and in my opinion Poly has the freshest air out of all four ASU campuses.
College Junior 2012-07-15T02:21:24Z
Polytechnic Labs Are Always Free. The computer labs and library on ASU's Polytechnic campus are open generally until midnight during the weekdays in the fall and spring semesters, and later closer to finals. There is always a computer or quiet study room as well as a librarian or computing assistant available for students trying to get work done. The wifi and network reliability are guaranteed and each computer should be equipped with any programs you might need for classes such as SolidWorks.
College Junior 2012-07-13T12:39:44Z
Confusing at First – I did not get much financial aid even though I am in need. The thing is, they expect you to know how to navigate the website off the bat. I submitted everything on time, but somewhere it was telling me to verify some things. I had no idea where that was, so it went unattended to. When i asked financial aid about it, they said a lot of the scholarships were already given out and that they couldn't do anything because I didn't verify some things on time. So I didn't get what I needed because the process was confusing.
College Junior 2012-07-13T12:33:20Z
Not Much Effort – Getting into my program was not even an issue. As a Psychology major, there wasn't really much applying and application. It was almost like you put a check mark next to your major and that was yours. Switching is easy as well as I have had friends transfer multiple times with no problems!
College Junior 2012-07-13T12:31:34Z
Very Happy – I was lucky enough to find a major that I would end up sticking with. I know exactly what I want to do and I think that has to do with the great experience with the program. So far, everything has been easy to figure out, I love the courses, and I really know what I'm doing. I'm not lost at all in my path to my career in the future.
College Junior 2012-07-13T12:29:14Z
Not Sure – I would love to look into getting an internship in the near future, but I'm not sure that ASU has a specific program to find more information about it. I haven't found it easily, but I haven't looked too hard. I think if you really look, it wouldn't be hard, but that is a concern for me because I have so much going on that I wish it were easier!
College Junior 2012-07-12T04:07:01Z
They Have a Great Selection – If you want to do something, you will find a place to do it. Literally any sport that you can imagine, there is a place for it at ASU. They have all sorts of clubs and organizations for literally anything you can imagine.
College Junior 2012-07-12T04:05:04Z
Weather all year is perfect. It rains around 40 days out of the entire year. You will always see people in shorts/tank tops at any time of year. Sorry, NYU...
College Junior 2012-07-12T04:04:05Z
You Have Everything – Well Tempe has a mixture of everything. Literally any kind of food you want, you can have with a ten minute walk/drive. The options are endless.
College Junior 2012-07-12T04:00:56Z
Love the Professors – I couldn't be more grateful to my professors. Every single time that I've needed a hand from one of them due to extenuating circumstances, they have helped me. They aren't robots, they understand that in life sometimes things come up that are completely out of your control. This has helped me maintain a higher GPA and lower level of general frustration.
College Junior 2012-07-12T03:58:30Z
Great Program, Great People – The program for Urban and Metropolitan Studies here is top notch. It is preparing me perfectly for life and I couldn't be more satisfied. The work load can be heavy at times, but that's to be expected from any major. I'd recommend this to anybody.
College Junior 2012-07-12T03:46:43Z
Labs Are Generally Open – I've always been able to find at least one computer open; even during finals weeks.
College Senior 2012-07-11T23:49:15Z
There is a ton to do. You never get bored. There is always something going on.
College Senior 2012-07-11T23:45:29Z
The weather is great. There are the 3 months out of the year that it can easily hit 110 degrees, but besides that you can't complain.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-11T17:59:21Z
It's Arizona So It's Hot – Of course it's super hot during the summer months, but the winter is mild and not very cold.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-11T17:54:46Z
Health & Safety:
The Campus Feels Safe – I see security around daily and have never felt unsafe on the campus I attend.
College Senior 2012-07-11T01:49:42Z
There's Something About It. I originally came here because of the honors college ASU's reputation for great research, especially in psychology. I've had a great experience with both. The student life is great, but the academics do catch up to you. I'm still in the middle of my college life, so that special college research or thesis hasn't happened yet, but I can't imagine leaving ASU. I've found my college. Everything I need from a college is here.
College Senior 2012-07-11T01:31:07Z
OK, but Repetitive. It can depend on which dining hall you have, but it all does get repetitive. I would not get a big meal plan after freshmen year. I have a small meal plan now (I'm a junior), I keep lots of food in my room, and I eat out. There are lots of on campus dining options, mostly fast food though. If you want to dine, like eat at a restaurant, there are lots of nice places very close to campus and lots more about a 5 minute drive away.
College Sophomore 2012-07-11T01:28:00Z
It's Pretty Great – The social life here at Arizona State is great! No one here treats you differently even if you come from a different state. They all just greet and talk to you just the same. But the social life isn't what makes Arizona State great, the places you can study and the amount of knowledge from your peers is what makes it great. They help you when you have trouble understanding things and guide you in order for you to make an understanding yourself.
College Senior 2012-07-11T01:24:27Z
Just Be on Top of Things – I got the financial aid I needed, but the beginning and end of each semester was a bit scary. I had to go to the financial aid offices in person many times to discuss where the forms I sent in were, why my online financial aid status had not been updated this late, etc. I had to do a lot just to be sure I received my financial aid in time. It was a hassle that cut into my class time.
College Sophomore 2012-07-11T01:14:21Z
Buses Are Reliable – The transit buses that are provided at Arizona State University is one of the best ways due to the many pick up stops that are provided around the campus. Even at specific times there is a number that can be called to be picked up if a bus hasn't stopped at your location.
College Sophomore 2012-07-11T01:02:50Z
I Don't Go – I personally live quite a distance from the campus so usually whenever class is over, i head straight home after a few hours in the library to study. I typically don't stay long enough to enjoy the parties or underage nightlife.
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