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1 out of 5
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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

Very expansive comparing to the quality of program. Math and Physics lectures are awful many times. Testing and home work process is painful. If you are comfortable with self learning or have enough time to kill over homework problems, this is a good place for you. Some test are multiple choice but many require final answer to be plugged. Good luck with earning credits for such a heavy work load. Try attending to old fashion class room and paper system, if accommodation is possible for you. It is more fun that way.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

I don't understand all the hate Arizona State gets from people. I loved it, it's the true and traditional style of school where, if you don't try, you don't succeed. And be wary, there are many, many students that are there solely for the purpose of partying. If you're generally interested in your studies, you need to know how and when to study, the school wont walk you step by step through everything in class because there are more important things to be covered. If you don't understand something, the TA's and Professors are all extremely willing to help. GO TO OFFICE HOURS, trust me, even if you understand stuff, just attending with small questions will help create a bond with your professor, and it also makes them more likely to be lenient on your grades if something comes out wrong. The classrooms are high quality, the computer labs are shockingly good quality, and have dual monitors, which is nice.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2006

I felt as though Arizona State University was an innovative and well organized university. I attended the Herberger College of Fine Arts. They had great advisors that helped me formulate a plan for my success. While it has been some time since I attend ASU, I still believe that they prepared me well in my degree choice and I was employable the moment I graduated.

1 out of 5
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 1974

Poor/non-existent use of the case method, far too much emphasis on research trivia - most instructors had little/no 'real-world' experience. Material was also too easy. 'Socratic Method' never used. No effort to provide a structured approach to application.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Communication, General
Graduation Year: 2014

I like many others chose ASU for the convince of being able be a distance learner at a reputable brick and mortar institution. I had a great experience. My professors and TA's were extremely helpful and actually taught classes. Online lectures were what you would expect if you were in an in class environment with added power point presentations. I really enjoyed my time there and am exploring my options to obtain my Graduate Degree from this institution. I am seriously surprised at all the negative reviews.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016

I researched many online institutions and eventually made the choice to attend Arizona State University. I completed my Master's in Criminal Justice mostly for my career and to eventually teach part time at the local community college. I read many mixed reviews and came to the realization that I needed to make a choice because every online institution had their pros and cons. I am very satisfied my choice and happy to have graduated from a credible institution. Remember, you will get out what you put in. So read the assigned material, put your mind and heart into every assignment and you will be glad you did. The amount of work depends on the professor. Some professors wanted a short paper every week and a final paper at the end of the course. (Each course is 7 weeks). Some professors only required discussion boards and a final exam. I never had an issue with communication. Professors or their assistants always responded quickly. Remember you are an adult. You are responsible for giving yourself enough time to get your questions answered before an assignment is due or to fix an issue.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

I'm a bit older (35), and although finishing school probably won't influence my career path, wanted to finish school for personal reasons. I found the program to be manageable with work, and of course, you'll get out of it what you put into it (for the most part). The Technological Entrepreneurship program is pretty good, I enjoyed the courses, however, I think it's important for those looking at ASU to know a few things up front. First, this probably comes as no surprise to you, but this university is out for nothing else than to increase it's profit margins. This means that if you've got an issue that you need to address with someone above your instructor, you'll probably receive a very dismissive response because any confirmation of instructor misconduct would be an admission that ASU is not actually all that "innovative" which translates to fewer students attending online classes to fill up the coffers. I enjoyed some of the general studies courses, however, there were a few that have and will really hurt the university as a whole, and those are what I'll focus on for the remainder of this review. Just for a bit of background, I'm a decent student, am graduating in 2 weeks with a 3.91, and have no qualms about spending entire weekends to exceed the requirements if possible. In one particular course, I'd turned in a research proposal (psychology), and got it back with a 30%, and some very unprofessional comments. Shocked, I wrote back to the instructor to ask for some appropriate feedback so I could understand where I'd gone wrong, and to ask that she refrain from unprofessional comments in the future. After 72 hours, she wrote back, very apologetic (as I think she assumed it would be followed up with legal action). However, I simply told her "no problem", I'm happy to move forward, and start over, as I truly wanted to just get through the class with no further issues. The next week came, and after spending ~50 hours on the next assignment, she gave me a zero and said that she couldn't grade the assignment because it was in .pdf format, and that I needed to resubmit it as a .doc (claiming that it was stated in the syllabus ). After thorough review of the syllabus by myself and two other people, not a single thing was said about the format. I tried to resubmit in .doc format, however, once an assignment is submitted, the particular version of "Blackboard" doesn't allow for it to be submitted again. I sent via email and asked that she accept it as such or to please let me know how to resubmit it via Blackboard, however, never got a response. I emailed 5x more times, but never got any response. Since then, I've emailed the department head, but have yet to resolve the issue - it's been 12 days. This is not a one-off instance, unresponsive instructors are a norm at the university, and I've dealt with this on multiple occasions. At one point I emailed the dean of the school, and received a dismissive email about how he was "sure" that nothing like this was happening by any of his faculty. The bottom line: Technological Entrepreneurship is a decent program, however, if you're looking for a school that takes education seriously, ASU is not the place to pursue those ambitions. I'm not overly sensitive, but I can certainly call foul when enough is enough, and for the money that you spend, you'd expect nothing less than a quality education.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Environmental Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Really poor teaching, lazy professors, and classes not relevant to the field. Missing several important subjects. Department head is senile and one professor in the department is emotionally abusive to the students. Professors didn't respond to emails, show up to classes on a regular basis, and were incredibly rude. They made it apparent they didn't want to teach.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

I can’t speak much of the school for an on-campus degree but the online program is very expensive for what you are getting. Depending on the degree program you are trying to achieve many of the core required classes are only offered one time per year, which can delay your graduation date 2-4 semesters. About half the classes I took for my degree, Business-Global Leadership, the ta’s did most of the correspondence and grading. So you are basically paying for a grad-student to do the professor’s work. Some classes have unexpected fees for lock-down browsers or an app that listens and records you while you take tests or quizzes. That would be good but the test and quizzes were open book and notes but you still had to pay the extra money for it. If I knew what I know now I would have attended a different school to complete my degree. How ASU has such high ratings in some of the nationally distributed magazines like Forbes and USNEWS is hard to believe.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

This is an overly expensive for bad quality professors and learning materials.... Expect lots of random charges on your account and the most expensive textbooks/online access codes imaginable... Avoid wasting time and money here... Don't be fooled by their quick course schedule. It's been a miserable experience. Good luck finding a good professor, especially in physics.

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