College Senior 2011-05-23T22:46:10Z
Mostly Drinking, Some Smoking – the campus has so many people you can no doubt get any drug if you're hanging out with the right people. however for the most part everyone drinks and probably a third of students smoke
College Senior 2011-05-23T22:40:26Z
Get M&G, Not a Meal Plan – There is a great variety of foods all around campus. The MU has all types of fast food, there are various coffee shops and cafes throughout campus as well. However the dining hall in my opinion was repetitive and bland, so don't waste your money buying a meal plan that gives you meals in the dining hall because you will get sick of it after the first week.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-23T08:48:58Z
Guys & Girls:
There are many types of people at ASU everyone has a place they fit in.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-23T08:47:11Z
Cholla Apartaments – I lived in a renovated 2 people dorm, It was B building. The dorm was fully furnished, housing rates included water, electricity, gas, internet, basic cable. The room and living room had an individual AC/Heater. During the summer it got hot inside since the walls are made of brick, it was also difficult to put up pictures. Worst thing about the dorm is that the room didn't have a door going into the kitchen and past the kitchen was the living room so if my roommate was sleeping I had to be very quiet. Everyone in the hall was always in their room, no one kept their door open. No one usually said hi or anything. It was boring, room rate was about the same as tuition, it all varies if it is instate or not. The apartments where located a close to campus, and dinning areas.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-22T19:59:44Z
Making Strides – Recently Phoenix has implemented the light rail system which goes straight through both the Tempe and downtown Phoenix campuses. This is as convenient as you can get and almost as cheap but safety still isn't up to par. As of now mostly you buy tickets on the honor system which places people on the trains that should be there and makes the ride sometimes unsafe. Until they fix this problem I will continue to pay for parking garages just to be sure.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-22T19:56:05Z
Nursing Expectations – The Nursing program is extremely academically driven. Only 100 out of the schools almost 50,000 are in this program. They are also driven on having all 100 pass the national boards after graduation. Because of this they are focused on preparing us eventually for this test. Since the minimum for the Nursing boards is 77%, this has become the minimum grade you can get on any class or else you fail. Strict yes, but it definitely prepares you.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-22T19:50:58Z
In the Hub of Phoenix – The Nursing Program is in downtown Phoenix which in the past would have been quite scary...not anymore. The city has been revamping the downtown life and has succeeded. There are not only brand new buildings surrounding you at all times, they have cleaned up the city and added numerous eateries and quiet spots.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-17T23:13:11Z
Perfect for Me – The professors are great for the most part and the campus itself is very pretty. Prices are too high for on campus dining and textbooks. Students are generally very nice and easy going. Plenty of resources for any situation. Very close to Mill Ave and the nightlife.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-17T23:04:07Z
I recieved a good amount of financial aid from FAFSA but none from my actual school. And the amount I recieved was not enough to fully cover tuition so I had to take out a loan to finish paying for school for the year. The in-person contact with the financial aid advisors was very helpful.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-17T22:53:23Z
Just Like Any Other – On campus dining is just like any other university. We have a few big name fast food places and the dining halls near each dorm. The dining halls are actually very good and have plenty of options in each. Barret dining hall is exquisite; sushi, lobster, steak. Can't go wrong with Barret!
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-17T22:49:19Z
Dine in or Out! Around campus there are plenty of options. You may chose from a variety of sub places, Mexican cuisine, or a bar/pub atmosphere. The fact that Mill Avenue is located on the edge of campus is a huge convenience. The prices range, but all the places are reasonable. The most popular place is Macayos Depot which is mexican food, but the best part is the happy hour! My personal favorite is a pizza place called Slices. Every kind of pizza you could dream of and them some! And they serve you by the slice, but the slices may as well be a small pizza!
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-17T20:25:38Z
TOGA! TOGA! TOGA! The greek life that ASU has to offer is great. There are multicultural fraternities and sororities too.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-17T20:21:17Z
Guys & Girls:
Very Great Crowd – The women are very beautiful at ASU. I don't pay attention to the guys, but the women are definitely interesting and fun-loving.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-17T20:18:49Z
Downtown Phoenix Campus – The Downtown Phoenix campus of Arizona State University is amazing! everything is modern, and the metropolitan feel of the area compliments the learning experience at ASU. There's lots of things to do in the area, and the Programming and Activities Board of the Downtown Phoenix campus always puts together great student activities.
College Senior 2011-05-14T03:42:29Z
highly discourage student cars on campus as there is limited parking- most kids use bikes or skateboards , off campus there are more opportunities
College Senior 2011-05-14T03:38:05Z
lots of activities,parties, on campus events; the light rail transportation and metro bus service available to many places
College Senior 2011-05-14T03:35:48Z
Hassayampa Village is the dorm to go with for freshmen
College Senior 2011-05-14T00:06:57Z
Tight-Knit Honors College – My experience was pretty interesting as an honors engineering student living in Barrett. All of the engineers were grouped to occupy three consecutive floors. Majors are generally grouped together in Barrett although there are a few exceptions. Any time I had any trouble homework, others were having the same problems that I was, and usually someone on the floor already took that course are were able to help us out. Our floor was possibly the tightest floor that ever existed. Part of it was we were just study buddies but I think we may have been an exception.
College Senior 2011-05-14T00:02:36Z
When school starts in August it's pretty hot, and stays that way for about a month or two and begins to cool down. People can go swimming at the SRC or participate in fun outdoor activities that require minimal clothing. During the winter, the weather is pretty nice. Sometimes it gets cold, but for out-of-staters, it's nothing. Then it gets hot! And it's a party all over again.
College Senior 2011-05-13T23:55:40Z
You Can Pretty Much Find Anything – Kids at ASU are commonly drinking, smoking (cigarettes, marijuana, and hookah) and possibly using other drugs. Drugs are pretty popular although I'm basing this off of other people's accounts. The most popular activity is drinking for sure.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-12T09:42:02Z
Zero Tolerance Alcohol – Over the last year, I've seen police step up their game around ASU campus and raid multiple parties that get out of control. They keep an eye out for DUI drivers and make the students feel safe. They've even taken it to the undercover extreme. I had a red bull in my hand and a cop dressed as a college student in a Phoenix Suns jersey flashed a light and investigated the drink in my hand. I was impressed. The university is strict on safety policies and make students their top priority. With services like safety escort, one can place a call and a van picks up students and drives them to their destinations. Aside from safety, academics are serious. ASU has multiple study lounges each with different moods or scenes made specifically for students. They largely invest on comforting the students.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-12T09:20:01Z
Vista Del Sol: Overpriced or Priceless? Who would've thought apartment hunting was easier than ever? After the on-campus dorm experience, it was time for an upgrade as the status of my roommates and I went from freshman to sophomore. Vista del Sol is located on the South end of ASU. Availability is based on a first come first serve basis. It is walking distance to the university and in close proximity of shuttles, city buses, and the free flash transit buses. However its high monthly rates and parking costs can be a deal breaker for some. Personally, Vista del Sol is hands down the best apartments for students. Partnered with ASU, it is fully equipped with internet, free printing, tanning, a study lounge, 24 hr gym, student theater room and recreation center. Its luxurious features give it the top of the line quality and pampers students especially during rough finals week. From 1 bedroom to 4 bedrooms, each place has a washer/dryer, dishwasher, private room/bathroom, balcony and spacious kitchen/living room already furnished. When it comes to management, they can definitely improve their services to meet the students needs. Repairs are done within the week and they are great on matching with roommates. Though it is pricey, Vista del Sol gives you a bang for your buck.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-11T21:45:33Z
MIll Ave is off of the University and that is where a lot of the resturants are, so that is convenient. However I wish there were some more resturants that take ASU money.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-11T21:42:14Z
ASU is such a big campus so it literally has everything. The recreation center is huge, high tech and have a lot of fun work-out class oppurtunities. We have multiple libraires all over campus. They also have some type of activity going on whether if is it is dorm specific or for the whole campus.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-11T21:39:21Z
Health & Safety:
I believe that ASU is pretty safe. They have their own police officers patroling the campus, the police station, fire station and hosptial is near by. They have many emergency call box stations all around campus. They have escort vans that drop students off in front of their dorm at night.
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