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All of you first year students have notQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
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!!!!!!!!!
more→Apr 06 2005
4th Year Female -- Class 2005
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Social Life: A+, Campus Maintenance: C-
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People talk about how great the weather isNot so bright
People talk about how great the weather is in Arizona, but in my opinion it's not that great. Everything in AZ is a mirage. During summer you look outside through a window and see the sun shining and think to yourself, wow that's really nice but the instant you step outside, you cringe because you're feeling the 115 degree heat. Yeah, winters aren't bad but who wants to have their A/C in their car running during the holidays. If you're from the east coast or the midwest you'd probably like that. Most of the people from AZ are obsessed with Hollister Clothing and Abercrombie. They think their stylish because they have a Hollister shirt that has some reference from CA or the beach on it. Being from CA and growing up near the beach, I think that's lame. I couldn't picture myself wearing a desert shirt that has Sedona printed all over it. The girls who are tan usually have fake tans and a lot of the girls are superficial as well as insecure. Don't get me wrong, some of the girls are really attractive but it's not like ASU is full of super models. Every college has pretty girls. A lot of the guys think their tough and they try to act like they're surfers. I don't think they realize that they live in the DESERT. As far as Tempe goes, it's not that great. Outside of the campus, the rest of the city is kind of ghetto. I thought attending ASU would be different. Needless to say, everything in Arizona is a mirage. You think you're getting one thing, but it's far from reality. I don't know, maybe I'm just a hater.
more→Mar 07 2005
1st Year Male -- Class 2008
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Collaboration/Competitive: B, Innovation: F
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As a high school senior or transfer student,AverageAccounting
As a high school senior or transfer student, it can be difficult to find qualities that differentiate colleges from one another in order to make a decision. Therefore I will try to point out the qualities that separate ASU from the rest

1) It is one of the largest schools in the country, which is actually a good thing. At a school this big you probably expect it to have classes with hundreds of students in them but really there are not very many. Most of the classes I have had have been around 20 or 30 students. The fact that the campus is so large makes it easier to meet more people plus their are soo many organizations you can join.

2) Students from all over the country come to ASU. It is not like any other state school where 95% of the students are from that state. At ASU its about 60% in state, 40% out state. I thought it was really cool coming here and meeting so many other students from different parts of the country.

3) Its in a big city. The nice thing about ASU is that it is located in a college town (Tempe) that centers around the University but its not out in the middle of nowhere, it is right outside of Phoenix, one of the largest cities in the country. Trust me you will never be bored here. There is always something to do and you will find many opportunities for career networking.

4) LOCATION! You simply cannot beat the beauty and the weather of Arizona... Its amazing. Also, you are close enough to drive to California, Las Vegas, and Mexico. What more could you possibly want?

5) Greek life. Since the school is so big, there are alot of sororities to choose from which will make it easier for you to find a group that you fit in well with. Rush here is competetive but not nearly as cutthroat as some of the southern schools. Some of our best sororities are Alpha Phi, Theta, Alpha Chi Omega, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa Delta, Delta Gamma, and Pi Phi. Some of the most popular fraternities here are Phi Psi, Sigma Chi, Pike, and Delta Sigma Pi. All of these sororities/fraternities are great but there are several other wonderful houses on campus as well. I highly reccomend joining one because it is ALOT of fun and a great way to meet people.

6) Mill Avenue...A strip of trendy bars, shops, and restaurants right by campus. Its awesome. There are also some really great bars and clubs in scottsdale too which is right next to Tempe. Trust me, you are never bored here on a Friday or Saturday night. Never a shortage of athletic events either. Outside of Sun Devil sports there are the Arizona Cardinals (who play on campus in Sun Devil Stadium!) Phoenix Suns (currently the number 1 basketball team!)and spring training for major league baseball is held here as well. Also, if you like to play golf, than ASU will be HEAVEN for you. I hope this has helped you to see some of the great things that Arizona State University has to offer and hopefully afer reading this you want to come here!! Go SUN DEVILS!

more→Mar 03 2005
1st Year Female -- Class 2008
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Education Quality: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: B-
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