Not being rich, I had to work F/T during my education (40-70hrs a week) while also attending F/T. ASU only caters to rich kids. If you work you get no breaks, no understanding, no outside access to profs/study programs and no repsect.
The school as a whole is descent. It's clean, easy to be involved with, and students are free to be themselves. My biggest complaint is the other students at the University. In short, most of them are so arrogant and close-minded it's amazing. So many people think they are so rich and great, but they really are nothing special (for the most part). I can't believe how much priority these students place on having money. Another problem is their attitudes in general. They have grown up with a descent amount of money and think they can judge others that are not so fortunate. I can't believe how many people I talk to that will tell you that they hate blacks and mexicans, arguing that blacks have been given hundreds of years to "catch up", and haven't, so they must be unequal! These people are ridiculous. Away from these students (which are mostly business majors), are the engineering majors (again, I'm not trying to stereotype everyone, just talking about majorities). You hear horror stories about how hard engineering is, and how much time must be spent on homework. This is bullshit. I've pulled a 3.9 gpa without hardly any effort. Not to be conceded, but it really isn't that hard. The teachers have to dumb down the difficult concepts so much that they are no longer difficult. It's not that the students aren't smart, they can just really on the curve to just barely get by in the class.Other than some of the students, ASU is a great school. I have learned to just stay away from these people. The great thing is that with such a huge stuudent population, there is a group for almost everyone. The party scene would be great, but you always run into these wanna-be's I discussed above, so I usually just end up drinkin with a couple buddies on the weekends.
All of you first year students have not been here at ASU long enough to find out how things really are! Sure, class sizes are large when you're a freshman and sophomore- but after that (once your are actually working on your major) the sizes go way down. Your professors get to know you when you visit THEM during their office hours. How can they learn your name if it's a freshmen class and they have a total of 300+ students in several classes? Those of you who think otherwise obviously aren't that into your schoolwork. I have built some great relationships with my professors- they have even helped me and other students to get valuable internships! On the topic of the student body, yeah there are quite a few of the fake college co-eds. However if you ever took the time to get to know them, you would find that some of them actually are intelligent (not all of them though). Maybe they look a certain way so they can fit in with their friends, but it does not mean that they are ignorant. The people who wrote all of these other bad reviews obviously did not know how to find their niche here, or they probably had a bad experience. There are downsides to this university, as with any other. But you have to take the time to find your place and use your resources. The experience is what you make of it. If you want you can take difficult classes and use all of your time to study. Or you can take the basic classes and drink your way through college (but hopefully not pass). There are plenty of clubs and activities to enjoy if you feel that you need to add something extra to your college experience here. I am on the ASU Dance Team and I have had a blast supporting and representing my school while helping out in the community. Basically what I am trying to say is that you are extremely narrow minded if you have only gone to ASU for one year and all you have to say are negative comments that are not true. GO DEVILS!!!!!!!!!