College Senior 2012-12-08T08:01:29Z
Arizona State University has 4 campuses spread out throughout the valley. The main campus is in Tempe, Arizona. It is a beautiful city with a great college atmosphere. There are shopping centers throughout, and the ASU art building hosts shows frequently. The famous Herberger Institute is home to a lot of major broadway shows. The Diamond Backs stadium can be found near the Downtown Phoenix Campus of ASU. As well as the Children's museum, theaters and art museum. The mountains are beautiful and great for hiking and other exercising activities.
College Senior 2012-12-08T07:54:57Z
The city of Arizona is known for nice weather all year round. That definitely contributes to the nightlife atmosphere. Students can hang out on Mill Ave and enjoy the great weather as well. Mill Ave is filled with bars and clubs. I am not 21 quite yet, and I have yet to go to a bar scene. They do have 18 and up parties and clubs as well which are fun if you go with the right crowd. The LightRail is extremely convenient form of transportation. I would suggest taking that if you plan on drinking, or having a designated driver. There's always something to do and see on Mill Ave. Around the holidays, the streets are lit up with Christmas lights, and there is a lot of outdoor entertainment. It's all about what you make of it!
College Sophomore 2012-12-07T05:43:20Z
The food here is pretty good, you just have to know where to go. The typical buffet style diners are average, but give you plenty of choices. However, I live on the north side of campus and am always eating at devils diner/bistro/devils greens. the food there is great, tons of options the only problem is sometimes theres a wait. Theres plenty of actual restaurants on campus though that accept m&g dollars which is really nice.
College Sophomore 2012-12-07T05:36:24Z
It's AMAZING! I'm from chicago so the weather is absolutely beautiful. In the beginning of the school year its definitely hot, but not unbearable. A month into classes the weather couldn't get any better and it stays that will until classes are out in the summer.
College Sophomore 2012-12-07T05:23:02Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt unsafe on campus. The entire campus is well lit and there are 'emergency call poles' everywhere. Theres a safety shuttle that will pick you up and take you anywhere on campus for free. If any criminal activity ever occurs in the area, notices are posted all over campus as a warning. There's always asu police officers around campus and doesn't seem to be much crime. I'm a girl at the university and have walked by myself plenty of times after dark and have never been worried.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-07T01:07:43Z
Relatively new computers allow for quality research and studying to be done in computer labs.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-07T01:06:30Z
ASU's sports department is nationally acclaimed, but is in a process of rebooting the more popular sports. In the meantime, they are still a good show but do not perform like they used to.
College Junior 2012-12-06T03:03:25Z
I personally don't live on campus, but I do often stop by Jamba Juice at the west campus. It's super convenient and there are rarely long lines when I go.
College Junior 2012-12-06T02:58:05Z
I've had nothing but great experiences with the academic process at ASU. All colleges have hoops to jump through to be admitted, lots of paperwork, and seemingly endless "to do's", but I've received so much help from advisors that I am thankful for. My professors have all been great, the curriculum is challenging, but not impossible. I'm a big fan of using office hours to get ahead and it shows your professors that you're there to learn.
College Junior 2012-12-06T02:54:35Z
There is nothing like being in Sun Devil Stadium cheering on the Sun Devils. Everyone in Maroon and Gold, great tail-gating experience and awesome school spirit. Also, we have pretty heated rivalries that make football even more fun! Go Devils!
College Junior 2012-12-06T02:47:01Z
Arizona State University is a very reputable school with four beautiful campuses. I'm an education major, and all of my professors have been outstanding teachers, as well as mentors. I feel that my experience at Arizona State University will prepare me for my future teaching career.
College Junior 2012-12-06T02:43:40Z
A lot of computers available for students to use. Often times they're mostly full, but they're easier to access during off-hours.
College Senior 2012-12-05T04:10:02Z
Parking can be great, however, it is and can get very expensive. I had a permit for Main Campus in the Rural Rd. Parking Garage and I paid roughly around $475 for January to August. You'll always have to pay for parking no matter where you're at so I suggest always having cash and at least $3 worth of quarters. I need my car because I work and live off campus. My parking spaces were very convenient for me!
College Senior 2012-12-05T03:52:09Z
I have not had an internship yet, however, I do plan on applying for one when I get to that point. I plan on entering an internship because it will integrate me into the field I would like to be in and give me a chance to make a name for myself. I am nervous to begin the internship, but so far no concerns.
College Senior 2012-12-05T03:48:02Z
There were no difficulties applying for my program, it was all simple and easy because I new what I wanted to do. The most important suggestion I have, is to make sure your GPA is 3.0 or above if you plan on the Business (Tourism) program or a 2.5 or above for any other tourism program. Also, make sure you get a jump start on the admission process and financial aid so you're not cramming and stressing over it.
College Senior 2012-12-05T03:40:45Z
Well, being in a Tourism program is very interesting. I have learned many different things that I never realized were necessarily part of the tourism industry. I also have learned many new ways to live my life in a sustainable manner as well as try to lead my community to sustainability! I enjoy every bit of it because it really is bettering my knowledge of life around me. The workload can be a bit overwhelming at times, however, it is never unmanageable. The curriculum is great, all the classes are very pertinent to what anyone in the major may be working towards. The facilities are great! The Downtown Campus has smaller amount of students in their classrooms, so more interaction with the teacher, but the main campus is where all the excitement is! If you planning on going into the tourism industry, most of your classes will be at the Downtown Campus. There are exceptions, however, as in if your a Business (Tourism) major, you'll be in Tempe. I have not done any internships yet, however, I hear that they set you up well.
College Senior 2012-12-05T03:28:04Z
I am a Tourism Development and Management (Sustainable Tourism) major. I am extremely happy with the program that I am enrolled in. It is exactly what I imagined I would be doing! If I could re-do the my recent academic past, I would have done this major from the beginning rather than changing my major to this half way through. I’m setting myself up to be able to help communities grow, to encourage people to travel, to give people the chance to have memorable experiences, and to encourage people to receive first-hand knowledge of other cultures. Managing a hotel was and still is a main goal of mine; however, through education and experience I have since learned about sustainable tourism. Not only do I want to manage a hotel, I want to help manage and lead the tourism industry into a sustainable way of existence. I want to be able to provide for our needs while giving our future generations the opportunity to provide for theirs. When the economic, social, and environmental aspects of tourism are all satisfied, only then will the tourism industry be sustainable. I will go wherever, whenever, and I will do whatever it takes to help lead this world‘s top industry into sustainability. The worries that I have about finding a job are nil as of the moment, however, when it gets closer to sending in my resume, I'm sure I'll be nervous that the field will be bombarded with just as many other students like me.
College Sophomore 2012-12-04T19:54:23Z
The main problem with parking at ASU is the cost. My parking garage alone cost over $400, and it's still nearly half a mile from my closest class. Considering that hundreds and hundreds of people also share my garage, I'm not sure why they make the price so high, because they must be making thousands of dollars, even though they don't pay anyone to man the garage. It's also difficult to find a parking spot that isn't on the top floor. My friend got a ticket for riding her bike on the wrong side of the road, had to pay a fine, and go to a safety class. I need a car, but I don't live on campus. I hear that taking the light rail is a waste of time because it takes so long.
College Sophomore 2012-12-04T19:49:05Z
I had a hard time because I wasn't even sure what major I should go in because of what I wanted to do with my life. I asked an advisor, chose a major, and it ended up being an extremely hard major, and not necessarily the one I wanted to be in. The most important criteria for admission is test scores and transcripts. My program, biochemistry, does not have an abnormal application process, though you do have to test in to your math class.
College Sophomore 2012-12-04T19:44:05Z
Health & Safety:
I feel very safe on campus because there are many emergency buttons that you can press in case of an emergency. There is also an ASU police system, and a group that can walk you places at night. However, there is a lot of robbery and bikes being stolen.
College Sophomore 2012-12-04T19:39:55Z
There is a lot of variety of food on campus, but it can get to be very expensive, and the restaraunts on campus aren't open very late.
College Sophomore 2012-12-04T18:47:42Z
ASU scholarships that cover tuition on its own are hard to come by unless you have an AMAZING sat score and a polished high school transcript.
College Sophomore 2012-12-04T18:45:51Z
Health & Safety:
While ASU does try to cater to all of their students, Health and Safety are hard for them to be on top of all of the time because there are SO MANY STUDENTS.
College Sophomore 2012-12-04T18:43:49Z
Arizona State has a phenomenal technology center and overall is very good at staying on top of having the best tech possible.
College Sophomore 2012-12-04T18:41:29Z
I am an off campus commuter. however, i do know that the dorms are very nice and the campus overall is very well taken care of.
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