Recent Alumnus 2010-07-15T01:02:54Z
Free Orbit Buses – The free orbit buses are really nice cuz they save people gas money. The only bad thing is they are more like extended vans and they run out of room really fast.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-15T00:56:23Z
I wish we could use financial aid on the apartments around the city. That would make it so much easier... and CHEAPER to live. That'd be nice.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-15T00:54:59Z
The dorms are little and not so great. Although I did live in the 2nd oldest ones on campus my freshman year. They are liveable but not great.
College Senior 2010-07-14T13:12:31Z
Nothing to complain about except the fall heat when you first get to campus. After September the weather is perfect. Gotta love Arizona for that!
College Senior 2010-07-14T13:09:01Z
Tough Luck – In the dorms if you are relatively quiet you can get away with drinking. If you DO get caught though you won't catch a break. You will get written up, have to take classes and write a paper. That's only for the first offense. On campus police are tougher than the normal Tempe police. If you are going to party, it's best to do it off campus where you have a much lower risk of getting in trouble for it.
College Senior 2010-07-14T12:53:58Z
At first the campus may seem overwhelming, but after a few solid weeks of exploring you'll have it down. I always feel safe even if I head over to the library at the crack of dawn or walk home from a late class. The SRC can get packed with such a huge student population going if you have free time between classes is typically the best solution. The upper quiet floors in the library are a great place to crack down and get some work done without all the distractions in the dorms and more social places on campus.
College Senior 2010-07-14T09:55:35Z
Great Campus – When you first arrive you feel overwhelmed by the huge campus, but after a few weeks of exploration it becomes very accessible and second nature to navigate. The SRC is packed in the morning and late at night, the best bet is to go between classes. The library is my favorite place on campus. There is always room and the study desks behind the bookshelves on the higher floors are the best place to get studying done distraction-free. The south campus Sonora health center is great. The employees and doctors are very nice, and it is not nearly as crowded as the main health office always is. There are little study spots in the shade all around campus that are nice if you want to get away from you dorm for a while.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-13T18:15:41Z
Permit Costs – Expensive to park in a parking garage, but it's incredibly safe.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-13T18:11:48Z
Colleges Offer Great Programs – I'm in Barrett the Honors College and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. I love the quality of professors and the rigorous programs each college offers. I've had amazing professors and know of professors who've been inspirational and unique to our field.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-11T15:36:25Z
Health & Safety:
a girl was robbed of her purse and then drug behind a car until she died. fire alarms go off. a student kills himself in front of his professor. other than that, i've heard of no problems with asu security. i otherwise believe it's really good.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-02T16:21:53Z
Parking at ASU is very costly and far away from most of the important buildings on campus. The meters that are closer to classes are also extremely expensive and don't last long enough for you to park, walk to class and get back to your car before getting a ticket. The one positive thing about parking is that there is a shuttle that takes people from the farthest parking lots to specific places around campus.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-02T16:17:42Z
The drug scene at ASU is prevalent. Alcohol usage is extremely visible. They are dramatically improving the policy enforcement of the matter but it is still very clear that underage kids drink regularly. There is a significant amount of drug usage and peer pressure. Due to the fact that the drug usage is kept very quiet, the policy enforcement is lacking in this area.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-02T16:09:53Z
Health & Safety:
I have always felt extremely safe at ASU. The campus is clean and beautiful. Because the campus is so large and in a relatively urban setting there are buses that will take you from your car to very close to the building where your classes are held. Campus security is also always out in full force.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-01T05:05:23Z
Clubs for Everyone! ASU is one of the largest schools in the nation, and with over 6,000 students, each person is bound to find their own clique. There is a club for literally EVERY interest!
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-01T05:01:08Z
I'm not much of a partier, but it seems to me that since ASU is in a desert, a lot of our events take place after the sun goes down. So things like concerts, comedy shows, and giveaways happen at night. The majority of underage activities occur at the beginning of the school year with events like Sparky's Summer Shakedown and Passport to ASU. We have also had stores such as Target and IKEA open after hours exclusively for students.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-01T04:53:17Z
Bars and Bands – There are a lot of bars/restaurants in the area (especially Mill Ave.), and the nearby Tempe Beach Park usually has some kind of festival or charity event going on every weekend.
Also, the Phoenix Zoo and the Desert Botanical Gardens are within a couple miles of campus and are a nice daytime activity when the heat is bearable.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-01T04:08:51Z
I love ASU. Just bring down the parking prices and fix the horrible food service. Everythign else is just peachy.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-01T04:08:01Z
Sunshine and 109! Just kidding. During the school year its usually warm except for the ocaisional jacket days.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-01T04:07:14Z
Many Different Types – ASU has tempe buses, the flash buses, the orbit buses, bikes, skateboards, motocycles/vespa parking. and it's easy to walk.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-29T02:12:31Z
ASU the parking is a issue they need a system for students.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-29T02:08:53Z
Student Living – I feel the student living area need to be updated.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-29T02:07:41Z
I feel the fashion class was not all it should have been.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-28T21:13:29Z
The Only True Greek Scene Is on Alpha Drive – There aren't many fraternities left with houses on ASU's campus, but the ones that are, are all that really matter. People will knock ASU's Greek Life, but that is until they set foot in an Alpha Drive manor. Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Sigma Pi, Sig Ep, Delta Sig, and AEPi rule the row and Greek Life at ASU.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-28T21:08:39Z
Guys & Girls:
I Fall in Love at Least Ten Times a Day on Campus – I grew up in Los Angeles and I can honestly say that nowhere in the world has more hot girls in one place than Arizona State University. It's absurd how hot they are. Spring and summer are special times of the year when it is not uncommon to head to class and find a girl in a bikini top sitting next to you. I can't even count how many times I've fallen of my skateboard just because I was checking out some girl a bit too long and missed a curb. If there was such a thing as love at first sight, then it would be safe to say that I fall in love again and again on my way around campus at ASU.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-28T21:04:18Z
W.P. Carey Students Should Take Advantage of the Living Community – I had the time of my life freshman year in the business dorms. Naturally, W.P. Carey kids are not going to be the average shmo ASU students who fully took advantage of ASU's "If you can breathe, you can attend" acceptance policy, but we're business kids, and though we're smart, we know how to have fun. Know your rights and study the 5th Amendment because RA's and campus police will try and strip you of them, but as long as you know when they're over the line you can pretty much get away with anything. I made friends on all four floors of my building, many of whom I am still close with or in contact with going on three years now at ASU. There are more security doors and locks to go through to get into the dorms than you'll know what to do with, but once inside you'll notice a clean, modern student living facility. During finals week you'll find all your floormates cracked-out and huddled around a large circular table in the study room cramming. However, on any other night that table is great to squeeze into someone's room for a nice night of poker to pregame before going out. The best part of the business dorms was having friends and floormates in all of my classes. Studying together was a definite asset to living in the Carey dorms.
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