Recent Alumnus 2010-09-13T17:30:06Z
Fast and Plentiful – I haven't had to use them often, but I've always found an available computer whenever I have needed to use one. I've heard that some of the computer labs are crowded for architecture students during crunch times, but I've never experienced it first hand.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-12T10:00:33Z
What You'd Expect in a Phoenix Surburb – The girls are gorgeous, and there is plenty to choose from for guys. However, the guys at ASU leave a lot to be desired. There is a lot of diversity for the most part. If you have a preference for black and/or Asian men/women you are out of luck, though. There are not many black and Asian people on campus. Also, there are not many gays/lesbians here either. So basically, if you like Hispanic or white people, you'll love it. There are also alot of people here from different states/countries. So there's that. There are a good mix of political beliefs, as well. Surprisingly (or maybe not), most of the students are right-leaning, while pretty much all of the professors are left-leaning.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-12T09:51:54Z
A Lot of Filler – There is a lot of busy work. The interning program is stellar, but the actual coursework is all over the place. There are only a few teachers who are amazing, the rest, sadly, are very average; a few are even below. The problem is that you cannot choose which teachers you take. In the beginning of the year, you choose a "block" (without knowing who the teachers are) and whatever you get is what you get! It's a complete surprise. Again, it's hard to generalize because a few of the teachers are great, but the majority are not. The intern/mentor program is A class; however, it's only 50% of the program. The other 50% you spend in class with ineffective teachers.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-11T16:46:07Z
While some classrooms have a nice environment with comfortable seating arrangements, a fair amount are out-dated and have highly uncomfortable seating.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-11T16:43:41Z
Health & Safety:
Health & Safety – I am a commuter student, so the only time I spend on campus is for class. There are police/fire buttons all over campus. For the most part campus seems relatively safe. Student health services is there for anyone in need of help.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-03T18:53:59Z
Off-Campus Living – I didn't have trouble finding an apartment off-campus. Before I moved here, I did extensive research from apartments.com and found the perfect place that was in my price range. The only thing is that pictures can be deceiving online, so some of the places I looked at before I found the perfect place did not look anything like the pictures I saw online. I live about 15 minutes from campus, and luckily I have a bus that picks me up in front of my apartment complex and drops me off right in front of the campus.
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.
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