College Senior 2012-02-11T01:11:52Z
Mill Avenue – There aren't many unique restaurants available near ASU, but there are restaurants close to the university especially on College Avenue and Mill Avenue. Mill Avenue is probably the coolest place to hang out, but it's mostly for people over 21 years of age.
College Senior 2012-02-10T02:22:10Z
The parking is expensive and very inconvenient. There's no need for a car if you live close to campus.
College Senior 2012-02-10T02:17:33Z
There's a wide selection of housing options with great value.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-08T14:52:06Z
General Campus Aesthetics – ASU's downtown Phoenix campus is excellent. It is in the heart of Phoenix surrounded by businesses,excellent restaurants, and the arts. This gives the campus a very cultured feel.
College Senior 2012-02-07T17:09:15Z
Overall, although it has only been 2 years, I loved my ASU experience. I could not have asked for a more perfect freshman year. The ASU experience definitely lived up to my expectations--raging parties and good looking people. Besides the parties and people, despite what many think, ASU has outstanding academics as well. The business school and journalism program are excellent and also add to my pride of being a Sundevil.
College Senior 2012-02-07T17:00:15Z
Black Out or Back Out – Nightlife at ASU is definitely lively. You will always find a party going on every single day of the week. If there's nothing too fun on campus, you can walk, safety escort, taxi, or light rail it to Mill or other off campus housing (such as The Vue or Campus Suites or Block 1949). Scottsdale is also a few minutes away so if Tempe isn't too hot, you'll have a good time at either the clubs in Scottsdale or the Fashion Square Mall.
College Senior 2012-02-07T16:53:25Z
Health & Safety:
Safety and Security – I have never felt scared to walk around campus by myself
College Junior 2012-02-06T19:41:31Z
Some Are Good Some Are Horrible – The campus housing is very expensive and over priced. The facilities are not worth the money.
College Junior 2012-02-06T19:40:09Z
The SRC Is Good – The student recreation center is a good place to work out but it is always full so they need to open another gym or something.
College Senior 2012-02-04T01:49:57Z
I would buy a U-pass instead. It's a lot cheaper and better for the environment. :)
College Junior 2012-01-31T22:57:23Z
ASU always has a lot going on either on-campus or off-campus. On-campus parties are everywhere on the Tempe campus,so it is an easy way to get there, except for student's who live on the different ASU campuses,they might have to take a taxi or use our light rail system. Then off-campus there are clubs and Mill Avenue where there are restaurants, clubs, and where the whole nightlife scene is at.
College Junior 2012-01-31T22:51:20Z
Guys & Girls:
At ASU you will find a lot of locals and people from the western states, like California. But most students come from colder places for Arizona's hot weather. The student's are really welcoming and here for the social aspect, so everyone is willing to meet new friends. The girl to guy ratio is much higher, so the guy's get to look at beautiful women.
College Junior 2012-01-31T22:44:55Z
The ASU labs are available most of the time, but sometimes they get booked up around testing time. Also, there are computers pretty much anywhere by any student center. The access to the computers are substantial, but sometime the internet is slow since student's use their own computers. The computers are updated and new, so they is little conflict with technology problems.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-31T22:44:31Z
Greek Life – They do not tolerate anything that harms a student such as hazing under any circumstance.
College Junior 2012-01-31T06:39:54Z
Light Rail Is a Life Saver! There are so many options of transportation at ASU. There is the flash back and flash forward on campus that run opposite direction through campus all day. There is also the orbit that run throughout places near campus. The light rail is a train that runs from campus to either phoenix or mesa.
College Junior 2012-01-31T06:33:23Z
So Much to Do! The nightlife for students 21 and up would probably lead you to Mill ave. Just a strip full of bars and restaurants.
For the students 18 and up, I would say the Vue would give you an eventful night. Also on Mill Ave there's a few stores to shop at. It is literally a 3 minute walk from campus. Tempe Town lake is also another great place to be. There are usually free events going on there. Also a great place to go on a date!
College Junior 2012-01-31T06:17:50Z
Great Place to Study – The facilities at Arizona State are extremely awesome. There's so many great places to study. Many places to go and hang out with some friends. They have 4 Starbucks across campus for all the coffee addicts and the Student recreational center (src) is the perfect place to get in a good workout.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-31T00:32:55Z
Drinking Is More Popular – There are those groups of people who do smoking on the weekends, but drinking far outweighs that. The only time I know of other drugs being used is when a Rave comes into town or when finls roll around and lots of students start popping Concertas.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-30T23:03:00Z
Sports at ASU are taken very seriously. Every Friday, students wear gold to support the football team. There are tailgating parties, and discounts for students that attend. At games, the fans are supportive and make the experience enjoyable.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-30T23:00:55Z
There is great diversity on campus. I enjoy sitting at the student union and people watching because I will see people of every different race and ethnicity. These groups usually stick together, but everyone accepts each other. I think there are a variety of economic backgrounds, and everyone is encouraged to stand up for their beliefs.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-30T22:58:20Z
There are lots of close restaurants around campus. Most are relatively cheap or offer happy hours where the food is discounted. I am able to walk to most of them. I can think of any type of food that I want, and there will be a restaurant within a mile that I can go to. I love Sushi 101, Oregannos, iHop, and PF Changs.
College Junior 2012-01-30T22:52:46Z
Despite Flaws, Love It – If you chose to apply for Barrett honors college, you really get to chose how much of your experience feels like a large college and how much feels like a small liberal arts college. The Barrett dining hall is amazing, especially if you are vegan or vegetarian or just looking to eat more healthily. Stir-fry, gelato, to-order omelets, etc are staples of the dining hall. All my professors so far care and are driven, if you bother to introduce yourself. We have access to so many great resources and the campus is practically like a mini-city all by itself. Plenty of people go overboard with the partying, fine, but it's not as all-consuming as people think. I've been to amazing lectures with Reza Azlan and Paul Davies and seen screenings of great documentaries, I worked on a special paper with a professor where I did field work researching Buddhism in Arizona that turned out to be 16 pages. We have a great sustainability program, a unique Global Studies major (which I am a double major with bio (genetics/cell development). The Study Abroad opportunities are crazy and so good and more often than not have some form of scholarship attached. The education can be top quality if you take the initiative to get what you want. And the administration are willing to help you take the path less traveled if you want it, you just have to want it.
College Junior 2012-01-30T22:46:18Z
Weak Public Transit – Except for the light rail which is great, the public transit isn't very reliable (the buses take FOREVER) and it's very hard to get out of the university/downtown Tempe/downtown Phoenix without a car. The immediate area around the university is great for walking and biking, but there are other nice areas only reachable by car. And Lightrail does not reach them nearly enough. Car parking is expensive, but after your first year or two a must.
Campus transport=great and easy. Bike is all you need, maybe use the on campus shuttles.
Local=mostly good, light rail will get you to most of the places college students like to go.
Beyond local=you need a car. No way around it.
College Junior 2012-01-30T22:41:27Z
Strong School Spirit, Good Facilities – I'm not really a hardcore sports person, but the school sports experience is fun to participate in from my point of view. The fields and facilities are nice, school spirit is pretty high, football games are kind of a big deal and you can hear the cheering from a significant distance away. The weather when not super hot is absolutely great for being out and about in, and therefore there's a lot of great outdoor areas with shade and cool grass.
College Junior 2012-01-30T22:03:00Z
Merit as Well as Need Based Opportunities – ASU gives out a lot of scholarship money, including merit based scholarships which are often hard to come by these days. The application for merit based awards is automatic and very easy. For need-based scholarships, all you have to do is fill out the FAFSA
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