College Junior 2013-03-03T21:19:54Z
Tempe is a great college town. Located next to campus is Mill Ave, which features great clubs, bars, restaurants and shopping. Tempe Town Lake is to the north of campus, and provides great views from the top of A Mountain. Downtown Scottsdale is about 10 minutes away and provides a huge amount of nightlife and places to shop. Spring training is huge here and there are games every weekend at the many spring training facilities around the city.
College Junior 2013-03-03T21:17:28Z
Greek life at ASU only encompasses 5% of the school's population. Because of this, it is limited compared to other schools that have a thriving Greek Life. ASU removed Greek Row, and now fraternities are being forced to find new places to live. It has caused a lot of problems in the community and there is a lot of room for improvement.
College Sophomore 2013-03-01T20:47:58Z
Transportation is really good at ASU. There are free campus shuttles that can bus you from campus to campus, and ASU also offers a reduced-priced U-pass ($150) that gives you access to the light rail and to the metro busses. the light rail can be very convenient (especially to go shopping for groceries or other necessities) and the shuttles are great for getting from campus to campus.
College Sophomore 2013-03-01T20:08:37Z
Being in Arizona, it can get very hot. During the summer and the first few months of the year, it's really hot outside, so i would highly advise bringing sunglasses and wearing sun-screen, especially if you're light skinned like me. Around december through late february/early march it gets cooler out side, and it rains a tiny bit. Sometimes when it's really cold at night, it can discourage students from going to late-night movies in the park or other night-time activities. The weather hasn't really affected me all that much. Since the dorms are so close to the classrooms, it's not much of a hassle to get to class even if it is really hot or raining.
College Sophomore 2013-03-01T20:03:48Z
Since i live on the Downtown Phoenix campus, there's only one on-campus option: Taylor Place. I absolutely love Taylor Place. There are two towers. Tower I is where freshman usually stay, and the rooms are shared room/shared bath. Tower II is usually saved for upperclassmen, but some freshman do liver there, and the rooms are private rooms/shared bath, so you still have a roommate. The cost for living at TP is pretty good. Me personally, i'm from out of state, so i don't really have a choice but to dorm. your housing also comes with a meal plan and school dollars. There are quite a few different meal plan/school dollar MG's options to choose from, such as unlimited meals/250 MG's, or 180 meals a week/375 MG's.
It's required for freshman to dorm, unless they're given special permission not to, but it's a really good experience. The floors are split up by your residential college, so for example floor 3 is where all the Nursing students live. TP is literally right in the center of campus, so it's really easy to get to your classes. That's my favorite thing about TP, that it's so close to everything on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-03-01T19:45:35Z
There are tons and tons of different majors offered at ASU. Most of them are offered at the Tempe campus, but the other three campuses also offer really good programs. At the Downtown Phoenix, I'm in the College of Nursing and Health Innovations (CONHI) and i'm a nursing major. My favorite thing about the Nursing program is that they have what's called "Direct Admission" meaning you can get accepted into the nursing program as a freshman, and as long as you keep up your grades, you're automatically accepted into the upper division nursing program instead of having to compete for a spot. The classes are challenging, and it can be hard to keep the grades you need, but there's a lot of help offered on campus. My advice is to make sure you maintain your grades. As long as your grades are there, you'll have no problem receiving direct admission.
College Sophomore 2013-03-01T19:37:50Z
There are a lot of good restaurants around the Downtown Phoenix campus. Most of them are found in the Arizona Plaza Center which is just behind the NHI buildings, so it's really convenient. Some of the smaller restaurants take school dollars, but the ones that don't have decently priced items. There's a lot of other restaurants further away from campus, they they're easily accessible from the Light Rail or Metro Busses.
College Senior 2013-03-01T16:54:41Z
The weather at ASU is great. It's warm all year long, but the summers are kind of difficult because it get's excessively hot and humid.
College Senior 2013-03-01T16:51:30Z
Students really seem to enjoy going to Sun Devil games, especially for football. It gets pretty crazy around campus during these events, with tailgating and what not.
College Senior 2013-03-01T16:47:37Z
Greek life is there is you want to be a part of it. The sororities are relatively easy to get in to, there's always a bottom house that will take anyone (ADPi, AGD, and GPhi). Lots of partying in other houses (DZ, APhi, AXO, PiPhi) and stuck up girls in others (KKG, Chi O, Theta)
College Senior 2013-03-01T16:43:47Z
The off-campus housing options suck. There's hardly any one bedroom apartments and they're all overpriced. You will most likely have a roommate. The buildings are either sketchy, like Block 1949 and Gateway, or party buildings, like the Vue (922 Place).
College Senior 2013-03-01T16:41:23Z
The MU (Memorial Union) is a food court on campus and there are a lot of options to choose from and it's really convenient. However, the lines are long and the food is overpriced.
College Sophomore 2013-03-01T05:19:14Z
I am enrolled in Electronics Engineering Technology and this campus is great for students interested in the engineering department. There are plenty of labs and computers for students to work in. The major offers unique classes that emphasize on skills you need to learn.
College Sophomore 2013-03-01T05:14:17Z
The computers are amazing here. There is a computer room for any student who needs to use one. The computers here are mostly Macs which have a clear bright display. There are rarely any problems with the internet or the computers. It's a great campus if you need to use computers. This is the polytechnic campus and computers are essential for the education of these majors.
College Sophomore 2013-03-01T05:11:15Z
This campus is pretty strict on not having drugs or drug paraphernalia. Also, you cannot have alcohol on campus or in any dorms. The campus does a semester inspection when you move in and when you move out. Other than that, the teachers are pretty strict about deadlines and absences.
College Sophomore 2013-03-01T05:05:21Z
I came to Arizona State University because it is known for its engineering program. The program has been great so far and the teachers have been very helpful. The campus is amazing and is very technologically involved. This is the polytechnic campus and has many students in the engineering fields. Also, the usual student majors you encounter here are pilots, engineers, or computer programmers. The campus is a peaceful and very welcoming environment. The campus is smaller than the main tempe campus but is a positive aspect for those students who like the close relationship with the professor. It is worth going to a class with a professor who actually knows your name.
College Senior 2013-03-01T04:40:39Z
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T21:52:12Z
As far as I have observed diversity is accepted, as is sexual orientation, sometime I think too accepting.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T21:48:48Z
Health & Safety:
I attend both main and west campus and I have not had any reason to question my personal safety -- I don't think the campus crime is any worse than normal campuses, I have had any problems. Security is very visible. I park on campus and commute by bus with no problems.
College Junior 2013-02-28T20:27:55Z
LIVING off campus is great. Some pros are privacy, freedom to do as you please and space. For the most part around the campus it is pretty cheap. Most landlords are understanding that we are in college and may not have developed credit and crustacean only afford so much.I think living off campus has many benefits. I think the only downfall would have to be transportation and parking at the school.
College Junior 2013-02-28T20:22:04Z
There is a huge variety of majors available. ASU also has ASU online where you can get your degrees completely online.
College Junior 2013-02-28T20:18:52Z
Financial aid is really good but the scholarships through ASU are very limited. When I asked the adviser about Scholarships she only directed me to the ones through the ASU website.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T19:59:45Z
Having a car isn't necessary on campus, but if you do have a car, parking is a pain. Yearly parking lot costs are absurd if you want to park in one of the central garages. There are meters but they are usually taken.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T16:15:23Z
ASU has a lot of variety in student life on campus. Since the weather is so nice here there are a lot of places around campus to just go and relax and do homework. The libraries are a great place as well, and easy to spend time in between classes. The athletic center is great and they are currently adding onto it so next semester it will be amazing!! Throughout fall semester there are lots of campus activities, especially for incoming freshmen. Overall campus life is great!
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T16:07:33Z
They offer an absurd amount of programs, clubs, sports, greek life you name it, I think we have it!! There is always something you can be a part of on campus. Campus life is great, there are a lot of people who life on campus their first year, and the resident hall advisory puts on so many programs and events to make life on campus fun!
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