College Senior 2011-06-13T07:38:23Z
Business Is the Best! I am enrolled in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State and it is one of the best business schools in the nation with top programs in Supply Chain Management and Sustainability. I feel so honored to be a part of such a successful institution. The workload is somewhat strenuous but I have only attended one year so far and therefore have not experienced some of the upper level courses. Overall I love my major and am enjoying the classes I have taken so far.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-12T20:30:31Z
New Experiences – The new honors dorms on Arizona State University's campus are more spacious than any other dorm on campus. They are comfortable and a great place to meet new people with similar interests and study habits.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-12T20:28:29Z
A Plethora of Possibilities – Arizona State University has a diverse range of offered majors and minors. Although the size of the university has some drawbacks, its location in a big city and the multitudes to which it caters makes it a great place to suit individual needs. When it comes to possibilities, Arizona State Univesity is definitely not lacking.
College Junior 2011-06-10T23:09:58Z
Mill Ave. Having amazing, tastey, delicious foods off campus is what you need after a rough day at school. The various food selections from sushi, to burgers and fries, to fried chicken, and even frsh, healthy salads.
College Junior 2011-06-10T23:07:16Z
Dance Major – Being in the Dance Studio with amazing dancers that are very creative and passionate is a great feeling because we can all relate to one another. Dance teaches you to explore within your mind, your body, and your surroundings. Having an enviroment of strong dancers around you only makes you want to strive for more and work hard.
College Senior 2011-06-08T20:52:58Z
Free Shuttles, When Not Crowded Are Lovely – ASU provides free shuttles to and from the West campus to the Downtown, Tempe and Polytech. These buses are the greyhound buses, and very spacious and usually kept clean. They provide internet access and you can even track the buses with GPS on the ASU website. Unless it is a crowded time (i.e. around rush hour traffic times is usually when the buses are crowded) the bus experience is rather enjoyable compare to taking the light rail.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-08T02:19:59Z
Guys & Girls:
Guys are normal, girls are okay. There are a few smoking hot ones, but no more than you'd find in any other university the same size, I think.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-08T02:15:46Z
Not Too Good – The quality of the available food is, in general, rather poor. Unfortunately the only place to get better food (in the honors dining hall) severely overprices their meals, at around $14 or $15 a meal without a meal plan.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-08T02:10:17Z
Health & Safety:
Officers are readily accessible (at least during the daytime), there is a pick-up service for students who are stuck on campus late at night, and there are special blue-light emergency posts all over campus with buttons that can be pressed for help.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-07T20:31:34Z
Better Without a Car – Honestly, it is much easier to get to class by walking, biking, or boarding if you live close enough. I live in an apartment 5 minutes off campus and it normally only takes me 5-10 minutes to get to any class biking. Parking is more of a hassle and not worth the time, energy, or money.
The cost for parking permits seem to go up every single year so its better to find alternate modes of transportation. There are shuttles running all around the Tempe area which makes this a really great option for students who don't want to pay or for students who don't have a car.
The parking services do go around ticketing cars without permits or with expired meters. So it's not really worth the risk to park unless you're willing to pay for it.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-07T20:20:18Z
Arizona State University is made up of four different campuses that are located in different regions which makes it more accessible to students of different locales. Each campus also has specific majors or concentrations that help students to grow and learn with others that share similar interests and goals.
The Main Campus in Tempe is where the majority of students attend their classes. There are numerous facilities that students can visit for study or recreation.
There are multiple libraries that students can study, the major ones being Hayden Library and Noble Library. There are many quiet study areas for those who want to study alone or common study areas in which large numbers of students can study together.
The Student Recreation Center (SRC) is the perfect place to get in shape. The fitness equipment is endless and students can choose to work out alone or play a game of basketball, volleyball, football, or badminton with a small group of friends. There is also a large pool for students who want to swim a couple of laps or a dance room for those who want to practice ballroom dances.
The Memorial Union (MU) is where many students go for a quick bite to eat. Many club meetings, activities, and career expos are held here and it is conveniently located at the heart of the ASU campus. It also houses a game area with pool tables, a bowling alley, and arcade games.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-07T19:58:06Z
Barrett: the Honors College – My decision to attend Arizona State University was driven mostly by my desire to enroll in Barrett: The Honors College. It is known all over the country for the unique opportunities and resources that it provides for honors students.
The honors professors are dedicated to helping students to think more critically when reading, writing, and defending arguments, all of which are critical skills that are required of any profession or graduate program.
The curriculum is more demanding than what is required of the majority of those attending ASU because honors students are required to take 18 lower division and 18 upper division honors credits. In order to earn those credits, students must complete extra assignments, projects and/or papers that are completed outside of the required course work. This facilitates one-on-one interaction with professors and other ASU faculty which helps the student to develop skills and relationships with those that will help them to succeed. The Honors College also requires students to write and defend an thesis towards the end of their undergraduate career which is normally a year-long process.
In order to enroll in Barrett, students must complete a separate registration process which requires a short essay and list of extra-curricular activities.
Within the past two years, Arizona State University has constructed a brand new facility and dormitory for honors students. All of the "Human Event" classes are housed here and the facility also includes a dining hall, fitness center, computer room, multiple study rooms, dorms, volleyball courts, an amphitheater, a game room, cafe, and advising offices where students can get more information on research and internship opportunities available on campus.
I would highly recommend Barrett: The Honors College for any student who is really interested in pushing themselves in an intellectually stimulating environment. If you want the resources to succeed, this is definitely the place to do it.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-04T18:07:15Z
Great Campus Life – Most everyone I know that goes to ASU has stayed as close as possible to the campus because it is such a great scene. There is mill avenue just a block away with many great clubs and restaurants. Tempe is filled with college age students so it is a great place to meet people who are like minded and at a similar age.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-04T17:58:22Z
Buy a Home – Homes are very cheap out here so I would recommend to those who can afford it; put down money to your first home right now. Rent is still fairly high in the area so it is better to put money towards something of value rather than tossing the money away towards rent when it will never be seen again.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-04T17:55:39Z
Favorite City – I have lived in four states in the last five years and the city of Phoenix, as well as the surrounding area, is full of life. I have lived here for over a year now and have loved every minute of it. It is the fourth largest city in the US, but someone visiting from out of town would never realize it. It's spread out but has a great highway system which makes the entire city open to anyone interested in exploring it. I tell everyone that the heat isn't something to be afraid of when it comes to moving to the desert.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-03T04:32:39Z
At the start of school the financial aid office is extremely busy; get your questions taken care of ahead of time! In general, it is very easy to apply for financial aid, as well as accept and decline awards online! The biggest way is by filling out your FASFA.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-03T04:30:04Z
I LOVE ASU! I truly bleed maroon and gold!! You will too :) That's what I love about being at ASU--there is so much spirit, pride, opportunities, events, assistance, advice, role models, support, and energy, that you can't help but smile at the incredible place we like to call Arizona State University. ASU provides more opportunity than you can even begin to imagine! There is a great vibe at ASU--one that stimulates you to want to learn more, experience more, and to accomplish and reach your full potential. I am learning so much academically, as well as individually, about the world, society, and people. That's what is so great about ASU: we keep a wide view, so that you can become well rounded and learn not only about others, but also about yourself!
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-03T04:25:38Z
ASU accepts ALL PEOPLE! That is why ASU is so amazing: we accept anybody, are extremely diverse, and we fully encourage you to be yourself :)
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-01T22:57:55Z
Very Fair – Punishments seem to be very fair and give a lot of slack to first time offenders of most things. The only exception is marijuana, its a possible felony for possession in the state of Arizona. Other than that however, as long as you aren't going crazy and annoying everyone else, you will be left alone.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-01T22:54:37Z
Drugs Are Present but Avoidable – Drugs aren't too common at ASU, but its mostly marijuana and alcohol. Its easy to avoid however, There are plenty of people who don't use drugs there as well.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-30T03:20:21Z
Arizona Heat Definitely Makes a Difference. The weather that affects Arizona State is a decent blend of weather; on average it's not too hot or too cold. However, in the summertime and the beginning of the fall semester the Arizona heat certainly is evident and it can make trips from class to class unpleasant as well as make you sweaty if you don't walk fast enough.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-30T03:14:16Z
Our sports teams are extremely popular on and around campus and have a great reception from the student body. Our intramural sports are also a popular asset on our campus because people of all sizes, academic settings and skill levels can play whenever their schedules permit. Arizona State also has a wonderful gym facility (our Student Recreation Center) that is filled with numerous work out machines, racquetball courts, a pool and a wonderful track.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-30T03:08:18Z
The computers at Arizona State University are usually a little bit crowded but most people who come to the computing commons move in and out within 15 - 20 minutes which allows students to get a spot quickly if there isn't one already available. The school's WiFi is excellent and always has a strong signal so that all students are able to access the network, where as the computing commons computers run a little slow and take about five to ten minutes to log students on.
College Senior 2011-05-29T03:19:48Z
Although I was able to get some scholarships last year, ASU does not make it easy to get the help you need even if you are in need of the financial aid.
College Senior 2011-05-29T03:17:15Z
Very Nice – There are always plenty of things to do around campus, there is no such thing as being bored at ASU
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