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I am an out of state student at ASU.AverageUndecided
I am an out of state student at ASU. I am a freshman right now and will hopefully be transferring next year. ASU seemed nice at first but went downhill soon after arriving.

First of all the people at ASU primarily consist of superficial, arrogant douche bags that only talk about drinking and working out. 99% of the kids at ASU believe that they are gods gift to women and man kind. There are very few kids here that actually are intelligent or have a sense of humor. The only activity students will do on weekends is drink. Any other activity for the most part will not be considered. If your not drinking your wasting your time. Why go see a movie on the weekend for $8 when you could be spending that 8$ on alcohol? Everyone at ASU has a similar boring personality. You will talk to dozens and dozens of people and every single one is the same and has nothing worth while to say. Arizona state students guys are your typical frat "bro" that use the words like "sick", "tight", "hella", and "brah". While your typical ASU girl is a stuck-up blonde that thinks they are better than everyone else.

The academics at ASU are terrible. I was by no means one of the smartest people at my high school but I feel like a genius at Arizona State University. Classes in high school were easily ten times more difficult than classes at ASU. Classes for the most part are so ridiculously easy that to not get a good grade you would have to just not turn in any work at all. You really don't even need to attend your class unless attendance is taken because everything they go over is just review from high school except the material is dumbed down for your typical ASU student. I have literally learned nothing so far that I have been here.

1st Year Male -- Class 2012
Surrounding City: A+, Faculty Accessibility: F
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Arizona State is a joke.BrightUndecided
Arizona State is a joke.
I am an out-of-state student from Atlanta, Georgia. I applied to University of Alabama, University of Mississippi, Georgia Southern University, and Arizona State University. I was accepted into all of these schools yet I chose Arizona State because of my desire to change environments (Southeast to Southwest). As soon as I arrived in Tempe, I realized just exactly what I was in for.

First off, the students. ASU is comprised of kids from mostly rich, suburban areas in California, Wisconsin, New Jersey, and every other state where its really cold. Most of the students picked ASU because of the climate, not the academics. That says a lot about the population at ASU. Every ASU student cuts off the sleeves of their shirts, wears gel in their hair, talks about how much their cars are back at home (that their daddy's bought them for their 18th b-day), and most agree that ASU is "the number one party school in the nation." The majority of ASU students say "brah," "hella," and "gnarly." If Spiccoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High graduated, his first choice would be ASU. The girls here bring nothing to the table except fake boobs, a slur of make-up, and a blowjob. Trying to find something to build a conversation on with one of these girls is like trying to play a jazz concert with Bob Dole. I had a girl ask me last week, completely serious, "Is Georgia in Atlanta, or is Atlanta in Georgia?"

The most plastic and unintelligent douche-bags who dominated high school flock to Arizona State. The ridiculously hot girls came to ASU just to be wooed by guys who wear almost (if not more) makeup and have almost (if not less) of a brain.

The social life at ASU is pathetic. Where do I even start? The fraternity houses are 1 story pieces of shit that are disgusting. If you decide to go to one of these lame frat party's, expect to stand outside with about 70 other people who are trying to get in. They literally have a list that you have to be on in order to get in. If you don't want to wait on the list, you can always bring 9 girls with you to be allowed in. However, after you bring the 9 girls, don't be surprised if Joe Frat comes up to you and asks you to leave. He’ll let the ladies stay.

Want to drink at the bars? Think again. The bars in Tempe are incredibly strict. I've seen on a number of occasions, people who are visibly well over 21, getting their ID's scanned, shined with a black light, and shown to Tempe police before being let in. This is across the board with any store that sells alcohol in the Phoenix/Mesa area. Well drinking is hard to do, what about smoking a little pot?

Nope. In Arizona, possession of marijuana is a FELONY. That’s right, if you and your friends are caught smoking a joint, expect to spend close to 5 days in jail, pay upwards of 5000 dollars in fines, and never have the ability to work a job that makes more than 20,000 dollars a year. This isn't your typical west-coast relaxed marijuana policy that you might find at UCSB or University of Colorado.

Arizona also has a huge influx of meth-addicts. If you go anywhere in downtown Tempe (Mill Ave.) expect to be hassled by several meth heads for change. They’re really pleasant when you’re walking home alone at night.

The Academics at ASU are a joke. Most of the classes at ASU are hybrid courses which means that you will have several assignments and tests online. When not dealing with a shitty wireless internet connection EVERYWHERE on campus, have fun trying to pay attention in a class of 300-500 students. The departments at ASU are mediocre with exception to the Journalism school and the Industrial Design school.

The most repulsive trait that ASU has is their admissions policy. The current headmaster at ASU has decided to let 95% of applicants in to the university. This is higher than any other major university in the country. His idea is to let everyone into the university, but make it hard to actually stay enrolled in the university. You have a 2 year grace period to earn the grades you need to transfer into the college of your choice or you get the boot. Due to this policy, the population at ASU has skyrocketed to 60,000 students. Showing an employer an ASU degree is equivalent to showing them a GED. Everyone gets into ASU so in the employer's mind, they have to be thinking... "An ASU degree, who DOESN'T have an ASU degree?"

It costs a shit load of money to come here too. (16-18,000 dollars per semester for freshman students without an academic/sports scholarship.)

I am from the southeast and I am telling EVERYONE who lives in the southeast to not come to this school. It is completely different and you will spend a week trying to figure out what some of these kids are even saying. You will also need to start spending all of your money on different hair products, Abercrombie & Fitch cologne, and a spray-tan membership. You might want to pick up a sickin' new skateboard and a hella good pair of oakleys to wear inside and at night.

If you want to spend the best years of your life with Jessica Simpson and the guy from "My New Haircut" ( then ASU is YOUR school.

If you know what a college town is (Amherst, Athens, Charleston, Charlottesville, Boulder etc.), you care more about your future than your new iPhone, and you want to meet people who have a general understanding and passion for something other than what’s going on in the newest season of The OC, then look elsewhere, Brah.

I am transferring at the end of the semester back to Georgia. The only good thing that has happened so far at this school was watching the Sun Devils get shit on by the Georgia Bulldogs back in late September. Go Dawgs!

1st Year Male -- Class 2012
Friendliness: A, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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I am transferring from this school as soonQuite BrightVideo/Media
I am transferring from this school as soon as possible. I was forced to attend ASU after being rejected from a few prestigious California film schools. Their program is a new one, and is moderate as far as film programs go. The school itself, however, is a different story. Good for drinking, passing out, having sex, spreading diseases and maintaining the status quo. If you ever received a B in high school, you will be setting the curve for these drunken bimbos. I have had a math teacher assume that her entire class had never seen a dice before (yes, the six-sided cube) and a student in my biology class claimed that what was clearly a dolphin skull was, in fact, a horse. Difficult to make friends. Just like high school all over again. Clique-y and impossible, with no worthwhile extracurriculars. The film club is falling apart, and there is nothing to do off-campus. Tempe is a bust. The single upside is that the campus has wonderful architecture, is easy to navigate and has significantly "gone green". Also, the bus system in all of Arizona blows a big one. Would never recommend this school to another living soul. Totally unhappy and can't wait to leave!
2nd Year Female -- Class 2012
Faculty Accessibility: A, Individual Value: F
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