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!
College Junior 2013-02-28T02:57:55Z
There's lots of shopping, restaurants, and places to drink, but the area lacks culture. Great scene for those who say, "like" a lot, if you get my drift. Being from Chicago and Hawaii, I crave authentic ethnic foods (other than Mexican), good museums, and different types of music. Then again, I may not be looking hard enough.
College Junior 2013-02-28T02:53:13Z
ASU is extremely research focused, wanting to become another Cornell University or similar. For science and health majors, you have to be involved with research and can use the hours for credit instead of taking several courses which is nice, but you have to do some footwork to get in. The competition can be a bit of a bummer since it's just undergrad work - I just had a friend who was asked to contribute to a paper to be published, but the author ended up using his data and such without giving him credit.
College Junior 2013-02-28T02:46:35Z
My paperwork all went through smoothly and I got what I expected, which wasn't much because I worked full time the year prior.
The pre-med program is a little weird. I felt very supported when I was a biochemistry major with a goal of doing research, but found the support dwindled when I changed to pre-med.
College Junior 2013-02-28T02:41:43Z
I'm still only a sophomore, but kind of wish I had gone to University of Arizona as they have a bit of a better reputation. I've spoken to a few people from all over the country who have made ASU jokes about how they allow just about anyone in. Even TMZ has poked fun at ASU on a few occasions! Plus I recently switched from a biochemistry major to biochemistry for pre-med, and UofA has a med school whereas ASU doesn't.
College Junior 2013-02-28T02:38:14Z
Maybe a little too easy, as ASU has a reputation for admitting just about anyone and it sometimes shows in the quality of classmates, the size of the classes, and the availability of classes. I transferred from community college with a 4.0, so I transferred very easily but no more easily, I think, thank anyone with a C or better would.
College Junior 2013-02-28T02:14:14Z
The public transportation is really good around Tempe. The school offers lots of parking lots and a free bus to transport the students from the parking lots to campus. There are also lightrail that take people from from Downtown Phoenix to Tempe.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T01:55:07Z
I have not yet found an intership. I think this is because I just transfered into ASU this Spring and was to late to get into the Physic classes I wanted. I plan to take summer physics classes to catch up on my studies. I am looking forward to an intership in the Physics Department as soon as possible and will begin the hunt as soon as I can so I am a little concerned. I currently teach Chess part-time at local elementary schools.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T01:37:30Z
Lots of good inexpensive food on and off campus. I like that I can use my food plan to buy the food I want to eat.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T01:34:34Z
Health & Safety:
Good communications, we know about incidents soon after they occur. Alot of bicycles are used on campus and my room mate recently got his stolen, not good.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T01:32:51Z
There is alot of off campus housing available in Tempe. The problem is finding the right housemate. Though I don't live off campus, I see many housing complexes surrounding the campus. I live on campus so cannot speak to pricing, comfort, amenities or parking.
College Junior 2013-02-28T00:56:58Z
I would say that overall academic programs at ASU are very good.
However, some are better than others. Math and science programs generally have very good reviews, but many teachers aren't too great in their areas and some of the TAs aren't wonderful. Plus, many of the math/sciences courses are very difficult and require a lot of online work.
But general education courses and electives are easy and tend to have great teachers.
People who graduate from ASU are well-rounded, intelligent people; so I'd say ASU is doing well.
College Junior 2013-02-28T00:54:40Z
Transportation is AMAZING around ASU. First, there's the light rail. It travels all the way to Central Phoenix and Mesa and doesn't cost that much if you're riding once. Plus, it runs until about 3 AM on the weekends.
Then, there's the bus system which is also great and navigates the areas closer to school. It's a great way to get to the grocery store or a mall.
Also, there are buses that drive around campus, in case your class in really far away.
Expense wise, you can get those three options for unlimited rides for $75 a semester; I'd say that's pretty good.
On campus, there are tons of bike racks if that's your green go-to. And if you're hurt, ASU has cart drivers pick up people on crutches who can't get around campus quick enough.
College Junior 2013-02-28T00:48:50Z
The campus isn't the great, but the atmosphere is. I love the teachers, the TAs, and the tutors. Other students are more friendly. It's overall a great campus.
The teachers definitely know what they're doing and their math and science programs are phenomenal. There's quite a range of majors, so I recommend it for eveyone.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-27T22:26:18Z
For ASU, we have various councils and committees that involve diverse cultures together. We do have a large body of caucasians at Arizona State, but we have a diverse crowd of Europeans and Middle Easterners at ASU. We do need more African-Americans here.
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