Recent Alumnus 2010-09-03T18:48:37Z
Tempe is home to Arizona State University. There are many different ethnic places to eat, and many bars to hang out at. The Tempe library is also a great place to check out since it's new renovations. There are a 2 art museums within a 5 mile radius, which are also worth checking out. Arizona Mills is the mall that's closest the ASU, and it's huge! It's an outlet mall so items are a lot less expensive, which is perfect for college students like me. I also love the weather here, although it's hot, it's dry heat so the humidity levels are very low. The transit system is great as well, and makes it easier to get around campus and safely back at home. There are a variety of people and students, and I feel lucky as a student here. I am able to take advantage of discounts at grocery stores, incentives at banks, local restaurants, and even clothing stores where I can at least get a 10% discount. Overall, I am very happy with my choice to go with ASU because it's in the heart of downtown Tempe, which neighbors other cities such as Chandler, Mesa, and Phoenix.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-02T17:07:59Z
Inside Schoop – ASU in a very eco friendly institution. It strives to promote the "going green" message. Students and staff are encouraged to recycle. ASU has been recognized and awarded for all the eco friendly stuff they are doing. Such as placing recycle bins throughout campus and using solar panels.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-02T17:04:17Z
I rate ASU with an A regarding campus strictness. I believe the campus rules and how they are enforced are for the well being of all students and staff. They are what one would expect from a university. The strictness does not affect our learning, it enhances it by providing a safe learning environment.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-02T17:02:04Z
There are many off campus dining options near Arizona State University. There is a strip next to the universtiy that is full of stores and restaurants. They range from hot dog stands, chineese take out, to bistro dining.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-31T06:33:46Z
Theres very minimal parking and whatever is left is expensive. Parking permits can cost $250 for a spot thats still a 10 min walk. If you don't do that then your own by the grace of god you fing a meter or something! This town doesn't mess around either, if your meter runs out or your in a permit area they will tow you. Most people take the light rail, walk, ride a bike or long board to class.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-31T06:28:36Z
Guys & Girls:
Single and Hot – Pretty much everyone that goes to ASU is single. Its real hot here, everyone hangs by the pool all day, so the common look is a bikini or swim shorts and ray bans or some other cool pair of sunglasses. Its a very social community most students are down to party and meet new people Thursday-Saturday night either by the pool during the day or parties at night in giant student residential complexes. Oh and the girls are all REALLY hot.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-31T06:18:20Z
Overall there are many options but mainly fast food. Then theres the dining halls which have a wide variety but overall suck. Theres lots of GREAT resteraunts with drink and food specials which is the best way to go.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-30T19:36:54Z
The costs of ASU are way too high. They seem to have a low tuition but they add on all these ridiculous charges that almost triple the price (for out of state residents) and it is literally near impossible to get in-state tuition for students. I love the school and love the classes they offer. I really love the atmosphere and the kind of people that go to school here. The staff is usually helpful and it is generally easy to find what you are looking for.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-30T19:33:06Z
Alcohol and Drugs – Alcohol especially is prevelant in most students weekly life. As well as drugs mostly including marajuana but other drugs recreationally. The consequences are severe by the school, city, and state enforcement, but the scene hasn't slowed down.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-30T19:29:59Z
Living Freshman and Sophomore Year – Both my housing years, the dorms were horrific. After my year in my freshman dorm, it was acutally closed down due to aspestos. The social aspect especially sophomore year was extremely minimal to non. The cost is was too high for the little provided. There are better housing options, I just went with the cheapest but it was still too much for what I got.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-30T18:26:42Z
Too Expensive – They just installed new solar panel covered parking but led to an increase of the price of a parking pass. Some premier parking can cost upwards to $1000!
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-30T18:25:33Z
Drinking Is More Prominent – Not really an influx of drugs at ASU just a lot of parties and alcohol is the main attraction.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-30T18:23:21Z
The Library Is Amazing – The three level library is very accomodating and private study rooms provide oppurtunities for easy study sessions or preparation for in class presentations. Up to date technology and very helpful staff.
College Senior 2010-08-30T00:40:50Z
Sunny, Sunny, and Sunny – Typically it is always sunny and hot here. No need to worry about a jacket but sun screen is a must.
College Senior 2010-08-29T06:30:15Z
The campus and regular police break up every party that goes on. It's impossible to have fun.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-28T16:09:35Z
Freshman Dorms Are a Great Experience. The freshman dorms at Arizona State are fun. It is a great experience to have and you make many friends there. The CAs can sometimes be a pain but it is easy to become friends with them and get on their good side. The dorms are easy access to many shops and food.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-28T16:03:22Z
Tutors Are Always Available – ASU has many available tutoring centers that are there to help when needed. They are open late and are always ready for the next question you give to them. It helped boost my grade.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-28T05:04:11Z
Guys & Girls:
Beautiful People, Questionable Morals – ASU is full of good looking people. It's almost unbelievable. However, the extensive party culture leads to several cases of "hot, but unattractive." If you're into the party scene, there is no reason not to be here. If you're not, there are plenty of ways to fit in without partying. It's all very chill and very low-pressure. And very hot.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-28T04:59:00Z
Hard to Believe This State Borders Mexico – ASU is pretty white. White and bleach blonde. With extensions. While wearing Rainbows and listening to Jack Johnson. Yes, there are several international students, and being a part of the American Southwest means there is a decent Hispanic population. But there really is very little to brag about in the way of diversity.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-28T04:43:51Z
Housing Seems Reasonable – Tempe is a great college town with several off-campus housing options. Rents can vary greatly, with condos and apartments near campus (The Vue, Gateway, Vista) being the priciest. However, any house more than a block or two away from campus in one of Tempe's several student-oriented neighborhoods has affordable rent when split between 3 or 4 housemates. Most students move off campus after their sophomore year.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-27T14:11:41Z
I Like It – I'm hardly on campus right now, my classes are all online this semester. The book store staff is always very helpful and friendly. Most of the teachers are great. It's a little to expensive though. I never had to take out loans until last year.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-27T14:08:46Z
Never a Problem – I've never seen a problem. The teachers don't seem to be overly strict about what they don't allow in class.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-27T08:31:01Z
Could Be More Vegetarian – There is way too much fast food and not enough emphasis on providing quality nutrient-rich food choices! There needs to be more vegetarian fresh cooking or even raw vegan cuisine!
College Senior 2010-08-27T01:03:27Z
In Tempe, when a student doesn't have their car with them, they have a few options in terms of transportation. There is a lightrail station a few minutes away from campus where they can easily get on, and it takes them almost anywhere they need to go. The lightrail is basically equivalent to a subway, aside from the fact that it is above ground. The cost is very cheap also, considering it's only about $80 per semester, which is great compared to the cost of parking your own car on campus. Most students who attend ASU are already from Arizona, so they never really have to travel very far, which is why several students just leave their cars at home and travel by bus or light rail. When it comes to traveling within the campus, students either walk, or ride there bikes, longboards, or even scooters. In the beginning of the school year it is extremely hot so most people find any kind of tansportation other than walking.
College Senior 2010-08-27T00:57:48Z
The football team at ASU is the most popular sport on campus. The stadium is always compltely packed for the games and almost every single person is decked out in school colors. The fans are loud and constantly cheer on the team, especially in the student section where you won't find a single person who isn't covered in maroon and gold clothes or face paint. ASU football is one of the best ways to gain school spirit, and for the students to bond and meet new people.
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