Instructor videos posted for online classes are in VERY UNPROFESSIONAL settings. This is a huge turn-off for me and I believe this sets the bar extremely low for ASU graduates to achieve greatness once they are seeking careers of their own. Professors need to realize that they are mentors for young adults and as such should dress and speak appropriately.
This school is a little bit disappointing. Before going here, I went to a nearby community college which had brand new beautiful facilities, and received amazing teaching in the courses related to my major. But ASU's buildings are kind of ancient from my experience. The desks are often uncomfortable to sit at, making it hard to get through a class without being distracted by it. The staff can vary between being very nice and being condescending and unpleasant. Another issue with this school is that there are simply too many students. If you ever want to get lunch with a friend on campus, good luck finding a place to sit that isn't outside in the sun. The campus is huge, but it's still not big enough for 80,000 students. I would recommend definitely taking 2 years in a community college first before coming here, you'll likely get a better education that way and be less intimidated when switching to such a massive place.
“Arizona State University prides itself on a programQuite BrightEducation
Arizona State University prides itself on a program it calls the Innovation Challenge. The Challenge is promoted as a competition for students who have ideas for 21st century businesses. It is a rigorous competition requiring a grant application and a live "pitch" to a board of people from area businesses. If the student does a good job, he or she can win up to $10,000.00 to further his business plan. The problem is ASU delays payment of the winnings for sometimes longer than a year. By that time, many of the "winners" have moved on or dropped out - or their initiatives fail for lack of funding. I know this because I mentored a project for the Challenge in 2013 and a good percentage of the funding still hasn't been paid - despite emails, phone calls, visits and even a message to the University Provost.They refuse to respond and refuse to pay. So beware the ASU Innovation Challenge and beware ASU!