Recent Alumnus 2013-08-13T03:14:11Z
I do not personally live on campus, but have known several people who currently are/were at some point. What I have learned is that two of the dorms, Hassayampa & Manzanita have some of the best food court options, but are more commonly known for their lack of upkeep and constant emergency renovations due to lackluster appearance/maintenance. The most highly praised dormitory would probably be Palo Verde West, or any of the buildings on the south side of the Tempe campus...not as many utility problems as the north side. Then, you have the big kahunas on the Downtown Phoenix campus - aptly dubbed the Towers. The height advantage those things have on their surroundings is ridiculous, as do the utilities and fancified amenities included. The first year they were built, more students applied for residency there over any other dorms, save the off-campus orifices. The best idea though would be to live away from the campus, whether at home if you are from AZ or just down the street for long-distance commuters - sometimes the less cheap option, but in most cases a decision which results in the best quality living experience.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-13T03:01:38Z
There are so many different majors ASU possesses, it's relatively easy to find internships for anything. While I have not held an internship, I have seen and heard if many. Most of your business, engineering, physics/other science internships are paid, however, others - teaching, English (or foreign language), geography, and some of the lesser-paid departments/occupations do not offer as many paid experiences. Tourism and Recreation seem to have the best experiences and provide the most positions with pay so anyone interested in those would be wise to investigate those before many others.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-13T02:42:26Z
There are so many options for students concerning transportation near ASU - both local and long-distance. Since it is in the vicinity of Phoenix, there are several neighborhood/local city bus routes around Tempe, as well as the other 3 major campuses. There is an intercampus shuttle to/from each campus, airport shuttles which go practically everywhere for those needing a ride to/from Sky Harbor Airport, the regular city buses (Valley Metro) and light rail which extend from North Mesa all the way to Southern Glendale/Northern Phoenix. Each mode of transportation runs from early in the morning to fairly late in the evening. Also, there is a campus-only shuttle in Tempe and at least one other campus - for those who accidentally sleep in and don't have time for walking (or even running) to class. Plus, the main campus takes up a good chunk of Tempe so many students prefer to use the bus or zip cars to get from A to B much faster, a way to avoid the sometimes excessive heat.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-13T02:23:54Z
Health & Safety:
Campus police are not always easy to find, but when they are nearby they can be very helpful. They're always keeping track of what's taking place on campus - just because you can't see them doesn't mean they can't see you - most commonly at sporting events/venues. They are very strict about substance abuse policies, especially around the dorms. However, they're not perfect and it would be a good idea make sure your door/window is closed at most anytime because you never know the kinds of drunk idiots/prowlers who may be lurking.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-13T02:13:47Z
Most of the year, it is way too hot. However, there are some cool days, such as when the cold fronts move through and bring some much needed rain w/out having to come from a thunderstorm. In the same way, the monsoon brings a few days that aren't super hot and produce some awesome thunderstorms w/ loads of rain (every once in a while). It's tough for students to have a conversation outside when you're constantly sweating just standing around. On the plus side, we do reach cool enough temperatures which require the wear of winter jackets.
College Senior 2013-08-12T14:30:57Z
There are so many restaurant and fast food options on and around campus. I have never lived in an area where I could pick from so many types of food. The prices vary, but most places are rather affordable and student friendly.
College Senior 2013-08-12T14:27:06Z
Public transportation is easily accessible at Arizona State. Whether it be the light rail, a taxi, or a bus there is always a way to find your way back to where to need to go. All are rather cheap options too!
College Senior 2013-08-12T14:24:32Z
There are so many options on and off of campus. Apartment buildings are just popping up all around Tempe which has made picking a place very hard. You wouldn't believe you were in a college town if you had seen these apartments online. ASU students have the best selection BY FAR of any college campus I've ever seen.
College Freshman 2013-08-12T07:56:45Z
ASU was known as the numbre one party school in America. In recent times, the campus as shut down frat houses on campus and turned into a dry campus. Moreover, it is also a smoke-free as of early August 2013 Therefore, anyone being caught with alcohol can be fine and hauled to jail depending on the severity of the crime.
College Freshman 2013-08-12T05:03:01Z
Parking is super expensive. For being an out of state student, the expenses there and then parking on top of it? Also for game day is even worse. The best for ASU is to learn how to ride a bike and get around the city in that fashion.
College Freshman 2013-08-12T04:59:19Z
Honestly, in today's day and age more and more people are being accepted for whom they are. So far in my experience with college I have not witness any mean gestures nor non acceptance because of race, religion, political vies or sexual orientation.
College Freshman 2013-08-12T04:31:02Z
Health & Safety:
At ASU there is never a time where you are the only one out. There are always students up and studying. Furthermore, every few feet there are signals to where you feel you are being watched you can press the signal and the security can follow your pathing and eventually catch up to you to escort you. Secondly there is a shuttle that will drive you from your dorm to a certain location at night. Lastly, there is the Tempe police station near by if needed.
College Junior 2013-08-12T02:11:24Z
I have not done an internship yet but I plan on doing one. They are easy to find especially if you are in a club related to a certain field. There is also a career center to help students work on their resumes and find job and internship opportunities.
College Junior 2013-08-12T02:09:26Z
The business school is very good at ASU. The professors are great and very into what they teach. I have really enjoyed being a part of WPC.
College Junior 2013-08-12T02:06:16Z
You get to choose what scene you want to be a part of. You can drink every night or you can never drink and still fit in fine.
College Junior 2013-08-12T02:04:35Z
ASU police is very strict and go out of there way to find underage drinkers. There is not medical amnesty policy, so even if you are getting help for a friend you will probably find yourself in trouble as well. During the day time you need to watch out for riding your bike on the side walk or J walking, they love to write those tickets as well.
College Junior 2013-08-12T02:00:48Z
I have loved W. P. Carey and I think that it is a great business school.
College Senior 2013-08-11T23:25:29Z
My program at school is okay you learn mostly about the history of design and marketing. I would enjoy it more if the program had more than one year of studio that way students can be more familiar with designing hands on.
College Senior 2013-08-11T23:20:06Z
My major Design Studies allows you to study a specific aspect of design from architecture, interior and graphic design and more. The workload is not very heavy since most of the classes taken are lecture classes
College Senior 2013-08-11T23:16:50Z
The professors are very educated and care about their students being successful
College Senior 2013-08-11T23:15:06Z
Guys & Girls:
There are all sorts of guy and girls from different parts of the country and globe.
College Senior 2013-08-11T22:50:00Z
Filing the correct documents for financial aid was pretty easy and simple, but receiving enough financial is hard, sometimes they will not give you enough aid to cover cost of attendance, which is way some students go and ask for a loan amount increase. To in order to get financial aid fill out the fafsa and send it to your school from there the education department will determine your financial need. Make sure to fill the fafsa out early so you can get a response early then go from there
College Senior 2013-08-11T19:17:52Z
Health & Safety:
safety escort system takes people to the library at night!
College Senior 2013-08-11T19:17:07Z
cops are always looking for MICs, but RA's and dorm life is pretty flexible
College Senior 2013-08-11T19:16:23Z
largest student body in the country, diversity is definitely welcomed and encouraged, faculty also diverse!
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