Arizona State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (70)
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.
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.
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.
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.
ASU had a good curriculum for a Biology major. The teachers were excellent and I enjoyed all my classes. There's an active social scene and the campus is proud of their sport teams.
I attended the Tucson School of Social Work to receive my MSW. What I liked about the program was that it was small, so you can get to know your classmates and teachers very well. Attending the Tucson location means that if you are looking for opportunities to get involved in government, advocacy, or research, your options are limited and you'd have to make a serious effort to connect to faculty and organizations in Phoenix. Also, this is not the school's fault, but the cost of the degree is not commensurate with pay in the field. Before applying to this program, get a job in behavioral health with an employer who will do tuition reimbursement. Although I now have a job in the field, I'm pretty sure I will never pay off all of my student loans before I die.