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| I came here out-of-state for the amazing national merit scholarship, like several hundred other students. Financially, this has been a major plus. The school though, is a disappointment. It is extremely rare to have a sustained intellectual conversation with anyone; even the honors students here are mediocre. After freshmen year, the majority of people at ASU move off campus and become commuter students-- it feels like a giant community college. In terms of clubs and/or activities, there are only two choices: drinking and religion (or both). Most of the campus is fairly ugly-- most of the buildings, including the brand new ones are prime examples of "brutalist" architecture. You won't find a large grassy quad with students playing frisbee here. Tempe and the Phoenix area can have their charms and have some interesting spots to check out, but anybody that's ever seen a real college town (such as Boulder) won't be fooled. If you're thinking about coming here because of a scholarship, ask yourself what's more important-- the money or having a decent college experience. |
|Oct 20 2006|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2008 |
| Way too much hype about this school. Greek Life is falling apart. Too many California people who think they are God's gifts. The same type of people come to this school, so it gets a little boring, although it's cool having people from all over the country. The classes are somewhat enjoyable and not too difficult, but not "easy." The faculty is also upbeat and helpful, unlike my last school. Tuition is going up and there are way too many fees for everything. Parking is ridiculous and getting classes is ridiculous. There is a good night scene since there are more bars than you can imagine, but that is one of the few positives to night life. Other than that, since Greek Life is dying, there isn't much. The girls are a waste of time too, they are just a different breed. It's hard to explain, but luckily they somewhat mature after a couple years. Plain and simple, this school is overrated. If I was able to transfer, I would. |
|Apr 26 2006|| Male --
Class 2000 |
i moved from ASU from the midwest.|
the positives; tempe is beautiful, good parties, its easy to find alcohol.
the negatives; ASU treats you like a number that has money. classes were basic to worthless, if that. i felt like i was teaching my professors things. half of my teachers didnt know how to speak proper english. a majority of the campus is full of stuckup california wannabe's and rejected A&F models. the campus doesnt feel safe at night, thanks to poor lighting and tempe's infamous crime rate. two words; bike riders. not only will they jet out infront of your car at any given moment, there's hundreds for no reason. the dorms are nasty & very ancient.
i'm not going back this year.it was a 14k waste i dont recommend.
|Aug 01 2005|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2008 |