Arizona State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (76)
There are many young people who work there. Not many seem to know the reality of life. Every aspect of attending ASU is all done online in the beginning. There will be computer glitches between ASU's system and FASFA's. There is no way to deal with any of it person to person. I tried and thought it was resolved, nope, it still did not accept my taxes from 2015. The first person lead me to believe it was all taken care of. I could not find help to find a three credit class that would fit in my schedule to be full time. I asked for help and was shown online the classes I could choose from. Nothing was a fit except a lab for biology that I was already taking on Fridays. Horrible that companies who take our money for what we are seeking have bad customer service. Worse is the education system is flipping people in taking their money and not communicating with clarity. I think all education systems need a few classes in communication and the value of communicating that leads to long-term relationships to sustain business. DON'T BE SCAMMED! I have already attended colleges in TN, TX, AZ, and CA. I was able to attain an education that has aided me. ASU is not for me. Especially since my interest is genetics, AZ is not the place for education in genetics.
I had a good experience getting my MA in Criminal Justice at ASU. For most courses you had the choice of 7.5 or 15 week semesters. The course load was doubled for the shorter semester. I chose the 7.5, and would concentrate on one class at a time as I did two per semester. The professors were knowledgeable and responsive, and I did learn a great deal.
I took this to finish out my AA degree. I have found some of the Professors to be excellent while others are there for a paycheck. One teacher G. never ever made any comments finally he was fired as the dean had to pass out the grades. I had several other teachers who lacked any presence online, you can't learn like that. I suggest you always go to Rate My Professor before picking out a Professor. This University has been rated by students as a Diploma Mill. If I had to do it over again, I would take my loans and go to a different school.
The school offers an extensive online list of course. The issue is how ASU is now turning their online courses into nothing more than a revenue stream. The school just added an addition 100.00 charge for each online course. The videos are of old professors and they just re-process each course while charging you more. For the limited amount of interaction, the instructors still have very limited access to them. They recommend a forum of different sorts to ask the TAs. One of my Engineering courses based a portion of our grade on limited student feedback. Very lazy. Also the assortment of software they use is good and helpful, but they have outdate and fault testing software.
Im a full-time online student. The ASU portal they use is extremely easy and convenient. Everything is laid out perfect for you. The classes are accelerated so that's a good thing that I'm able to graduate in 10 months. However, I find that the instructors are pretty bad and put you in bad spots to really get A's. Directions are not clear for assignments and they take forever to grade stuff & reply to emails. Seems like they grade by whatever side of the bed they get out of. I like CJ instructors to have cop backgrounds, not some young girl who researches information on cops. It helps to have experience in the field you teach. I would definitely recommend the school but beware of some bad instructors. Look them up online for reviews before registering for classes.
I have been very impressed with ASU since transferring from UNC (Chapel Hill, NC). That is right. One of the premier state universities in America. I am puzzled who writes bad reviews here; Oh yea, probably a student who did not study and failed out. ASU offers spectacular online classes and instructors. Some of my instructors are nationally recognized authors, web designers (Pearson), and ubiquitous editors. Some college courses will be easier than others, like ANY institution, because students accelerate at different subjects and task. ASU is very personable via email and phone. Anytime I have had an issue the instructors have responded and answered my questions or helped me. I live in North Carolina and have visited the campus in Tempe. It was a beautiful campus. I do not know of any other colleges who do not charge for parking and hidden fees in tuition. Quit crying about tuition prices. Do you want welfare for everything?
Every single course I have taken online at ASU is 7.5 weeks. That's half the time of a normal semester. Taking two classes is a full load. Once you get into your 3 physics courses, 3 calculus courses, and off to the EE program, you'll find that every class flies through the information and leaves you with the bill. These are incredibly hard courses, that you'll spend most of your time teaching yourself, and spending long hours at your computer. By the time you reach you upper classes you have flown through so much material that every class becomes more and more daunting. If these courses were the standard 16 week courses, I might recommend them, but I can't stress it hard enough, that the 7.5 week course format makes it impossible to be a great student and help you reach your potential. If you really want to do this, do yourself a favor, sign up for a mini-mester calculus class at your local community college, and see how you fair. It will never be easier than that, and it progressively gets harder and harder with every course.
The Spirit Airlines of colleges. ASU baits you with their initial price, but you will pay a lot more. ASU up sells for everything. The marketplace and bookstore's prices are ridiculously overpriced. They are also greedy by charging students to pay in their parking garages. They even charge to play intramural sports! Watch for speed traps. The cops will even write you up for jaywalking. It's not just the greediness of ASU, but also what you get for your money. Instructors can be rude and sleazy, the quality of the dining hall food is atrocious, and the school is not great in one particular academic field. The advisors are always clogged with appointments; you'll have to wait up to a month just to meet with them, and most of them are incompetent. Some of the housing us unlivable and the housing employees are lazy. With ASU not being a household academic name, I would definitely spend more money not only for a better name, but for better service.
Choosing a major in science or engineering will have a better chance of getting a job after graduation. Art and music are wonderful hobbies that you can do on the side if you really love them. It is easier to switch to your hobby as a source of income than the start working in creative arts when the economy is still down.
The teachers in the physical science department were very knowledgeable with actual field experience to relate in their teaching.