College Senior 2013-02-21T17:15:44Z
there's hardly any peer pressure going on. I know it's out there (the drugs) but i have not come into contact with any so far
College Junior 2013-02-21T03:18:18Z
so much partying, so much peer pressure. But it is easy to say no, easy to find other friends. But it is very dominant, especially at football games
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-21T03:11:29Z
Busniess is vital to understanding how people get along when faced with challenges such as supply and demand and how to budget.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-21T03:08:40Z
I interned for a profitable advertising agency and like it for two reasons. First, it prepared me for what I was about to learn in class. Secondly, the pay helped me pay for school.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-21T03:04:38Z
If I could do it again, I would have studied more in order to earn a higher mark.
College Junior 2013-02-20T06:23:04Z
Lots of off-campus dining opportunities are around all of the ASU campuses and are very affordable.
College Sophomore 2013-02-20T01:40:27Z
Health & Safety:
The safety on campus usually patrols at night because no one is really around and see who they can find being mischievous around the vehicles. But mostly they are around watching you but you can not see them.
College Junior 2013-02-19T18:21:24Z
The main use of public transportation used by students is the LightRail. There is free parking for those riding the LighRail from the city of Mesa to Phoenix. It is very convenient as takes you to both the Tempe and Downtown Phoenix campus. Other transportation include shuttles and buses.
College Junior 2013-02-19T18:17:34Z
There is a small library in the Downtown Phoenix campus that provides public use of computors. Often times, it can be completey full as there aren't many computors. Printing is free and the network is reliable.
College Junior 2013-02-19T18:14:16Z
There are a couple dining halls on the Downtown Phoenix campus alone. One of the two support healthy eating and offer a wide variety of foods in the menu. Popular restaurants are also located near/on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-02-18T20:25:09Z
I am not in greek life, but a lot of my friends are. It is active and apparent on campus but it does not over rule the school what so ever. The frats do have the best guarentee for parties though.
College Sophomore 2013-02-18T20:23:24Z
Sometimes during the week it is hard finding a place to eat after like 10 but on the weekends before 2am there is usually places to eat.
College Sophomore 2013-02-18T20:19:31Z
Even if we are the #1 party school or have a high acceptance rate, that does not at all reflect the academia here. Classes are hard here and the teachers for the most part are not push overs like in high school. I have homework or things to study everyday and most people do, even sociology majors have difficult homework. It is all about time management.
College Sophomore 2013-02-18T20:14:56Z
Health & Safety:
There is the safety escort and that is so amazing because now I don't have to walk from the library in the middle of the night to my dorm. It is really safe on campus, I haven't felt unsafe since being here.
College Sophomore 2013-02-18T20:13:05Z
the weather is amazing. if it rains it is super sweet and a relief because it can be so hot. I was wearing shorts the first week of Decemeber still and am wearing sun dresses in February, January was the coldest though for sure so bring some jeans and jackets.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-16T20:56:33Z
Aside from the beginning of semesters, when everyone is logged onto MyASU and trying to register for classes, the school's network is pretty reliable.
The computing commons and Coor Hall are great, open facilities. Typically, one does not have to wait at all or very long to get onto a computer.
For larger or more significant printing jobs, off campus options are best.
There's alphagraphics, fedex-kinkos, and a few others.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-16T20:48:41Z
I can't speak to how the meal plans work, as I graduated in 2011 and only used a meal plan from '07-'08. I have heard that ASU has recently phased out the sun dollars program. Favorite dining hall was in the Barrett Honors college facilities. I believe I spent most of my food money in the MU's P.O.D. market.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-16T20:40:52Z
Admittance to the University does not translate to admittance to the Urban Planning program. You must take certain courses (if I remember correctly, these included ALA 100 and PUP 190). After these requirements are satisfied, then you submit an application and essay for admittance to the program. I can't say how competitive the applicant pool was. Many students wanted to be in the program, while some used it as a fallback. Keep in mind, that you can apply to architecture, l.architecture, and planning at the same time.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-16T20:30:59Z
My internship was performing clerical duties for an immigration lawyer. It was an unpaid opportunity that I found on my own without utilizing university resources. Certain programs and their advisors are better than others in helping students find internships, and truthfully, certain programs (engineering,sciences, business) simply have more opportunities for internships.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-16T20:21:48Z
Overall, I was pleased with the learning outcome of the urban planning curriculum. It was a good fit as it allowed for exploration into many adjacent fields that interested me, such as land use and zoning law, urban design, architecture, and landscape architecture. However, there were certain limitations and difficulties. The school of planning was separated from architecture/design school and placed into the school of geographical sciences. While there is a strong connection between urban planning and geography (especially with GIS), I felt the urban planning program was better served being tied with the school of design. Furthermore, academic advisors are generally helpful in finding internships. However, most of the internship opportunities listed through the school of geographical sciences are more focused on GIS, rather than urban planning.
As for the field of urban planning, it has been and will probably continue to be difficult to enter with only a bachelor's degree. Professional urban planners typically require an array of skills covering legal knowledge, design skills, computer/GIS training, and business practices. It's definitely a challenge to gain all of these experiences in an undergraduate program. Many entry-level planning positions require a master's degree. Therefore, I feel that prospective urban planners should start viewing the profession as being comparable to law or medicine in that graduate education will be necessary. For graduate school, ASU's planning curriculum is great preparation. I will begin graduate studies in landscape architecture for Fall '13. I've also looked into law school, architecture, and even fire science/firefighting, and the education in urban planning has proved to be a good foundation for each.
College Sophomore 2013-02-16T15:22:48Z
Health & Safety:
I haven't ever felt unsafe at campus, even when walking to the parking garage at 7:15 at night. There are always several people walking about minding their own business. And if I did feel like something was about to happen there are plenty of like SOS buttons placed around campus that would call the police over to your position.
College Sophomore 2013-02-16T15:04:42Z
Guys & Girls:
For girls it's either short Shorts season or Yoga pants season. BUTTS EVERYWHERE. It's like that shots song, but with BUTTS. God damn it's annoying to see butts popping out everywhere you look. And same with their regular clothing with their boobs popping out. You won't have a hard time finding an easy but attractive girl out there. Haha. For guys, they are normal, I have found only a handfull of attractive ones out of the 70,000+ people that attend there. There are a lot of foreign people that attend the school, and that's where I find most of the attractive people.
College Sophomore 2013-02-16T15:00:22Z
It is Arizona. So yes, during the summer, and beginnings and endings of Fall and Spring semester (respectively) it will be hot outside and sort of uncomfortable to walk. But it is a DRY heat, no humidity....unless it rains during August-October months. During the winter months it can get decently cold out, but honestly I don't think it really bothers anyone to wear a jacket or coat.
College Sophomore 2013-02-16T14:50:51Z
Most of the computer labs around campus are pretty full during the middle of the day. Usually early morning and afternoon/evening is a good time to go when not a lot of people are there. Some labs have more programs than others, like Adobe products are usually on the Apple computers, but they usually have everything you need to complete any assignment. I still can't believe how you are able to get a decent wfi signal almost everywhere you are on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-02-16T04:27:33Z
I'm an Arizona native so I'm used to this weather and I love it! You have to like seeing the sun almost 360 days of the year! It can also get pretty hot in the summer (typically starting in April). Don't let the heat have to stray from bringing winter clothing because we often do get fluke cold fronts and it can get COLD!
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