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Degree: Design and Applied Arts, Other
Graduation Year: 2008
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Overall, I feel that the design college at ASU has drastically improved since I studied there. The most noticeable differences from a recent visit were that the advising center has more the tripled in size both in square footage and also staff. This could really help to shape a student's education.

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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2013
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Lots of eclectic people. Interesting professors. I felt well prepared to enter my profession.

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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2009
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ASU is a great school with a large variety of majors/degrees to pursue.

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Degree: Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
Graduation Year: 2010
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The College of Design at Arizona State University strikes a balance between large universities and personally education. The large university provides the often desired college experience, opportunity to meet a variety of people with a variety of backgrounds, interests, and goals. The personal education comes from being a part of small, specialized school within the overall university network. The College of Design was very self contained and allowed for deep relationships with people with similar interests and goals. The high expectations and intensive course work drew students together and allowed for a real sense of community.

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Degree: Design and Applied Arts, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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I believe the academics are great but the size of the school and student to teacher ratio can be very overwhelming. I like to connect with my teachers and it's almost impossible to do at asu.

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Brandon Jackson - 9 days ago

Well If you go to the Tempe campus there are alot of people. If you go to Polytechnic, Downtown, or West they have wayyy smaller classes where teacher actually know you and it is actually nice.

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Degree: Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Graduation Year: 2015
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I wish I could tell you about ASU’s on-line graduate classes but their career coaches from the beginning left a very poor first impression with me. You will find the career coaches follow a check list and treat you like a number, not a person. They are not able to answer many detailed questions about the program you are interested in or are willing to find answers for you. They will provide you guidance on when you need to have you application fee and other information completed. I have read many articles about online master programs and support that you should expect while pursuing your degree. I have decided that customer service is important to me and will spend my time and money at another school.

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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015
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There are really two separate schools here --the campus school and the online school. I attended the online school. What I found was that the stated work load for the courses did not match the credit hour ratings. For instance, the 2 credit Intro to Engineering Science course had some interesting content, but it required 12 hours weekly to manage it, with some weeks reaching to 30 hours. The typical work load for a 2 credit course is supposed to be roughly 3 hours for every credit, or 6 hours. The course itself had material that was quite interesting --creating a musical instrument. But a large portion of the final grade is based on the work group playing a song together in the proper key and notes from instruments created. Many of the students were panicked about creating instruments, and there were points removed from creativity for not coming up with an idea solely yourself. And the constraints on the instrument materials made the project quite tricky for novices, leading to a lot of extra time working on a design. This was not the only anomaly. The C++ course that was 3 credits was about a 6-8 hour workload per week, had difficult to understand videos for course instruction, and a new programmer would have a lot of difficulty managing the programs without a lot of consultation. Discussion forums only go so far. Calculus is what finally drove me out. Most college calculus courses are 15 weeks long. All of ASU's courses are 7.5 weeks long. And that's compressing an already difficult subject into a very tight timeline with requirements to make high grades to continue in the Engineering program. There are no 15 week online courses. Calculus and Physics are run with the Pearson tools, and many students complain that they are never sure if their wrong answers are due to not entering the answer in the way that the tool requires or whether they just got the problems wrong. But I seriously question the mastery of a subject in a 7.5 week compressed course. It is VERY difficult to manage this hurdle. As noted by others, instructors and TAs don't always answer email promptly. If you are overseas, finding tutoring that will fit your hours is going to be quite difficult. The hours run are Arizona standard time. I also found that the course graders for some subjects were not actually grading the homework. There was no feedback after the work was graded. And I found that on some occasions, work that I turned in incomplete got perfect scores while other work was meticulously graded but not feedback given for points taken off. I wondered if it is possibly a degree mill or a cash cow for an established school. Those students in the US thinking of taking this should instead look at community colleges for basic credits in math and physics at cheaper prices with longer terms. These courses are crucial to STEM degrees and should not be rushed through without thoroughly understanding the material.

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Possum - about 1 month ago

Work loads are increased when the semester is compressed. Work load is 2-3 hrs for out of class study for every hour in class, for a 15 week semester.

A 2 credit hour course is 2 hours of in class study, and would then have 2-3 out of class hours per credit hour (4-6 hours out of study + 2hrs = 6-8hrs). This would be for 15 weeks, since it's crammed into a 7.5 week period, the number of hours would adjust accordingly. 15 divided by 7.5 is 2 times 6-8hrs is 12-14 hours per week.

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OnlineEngineeringStudent - about 1 month ago

@Possum, That is correct, that the hours outside of class would adjust. However these shortened classes for every course makes the mastery of a subject suspect. At our local state University, the calculus and physics courses needed for an engineering degree are run in an 8-week course over the summer semester. The students that take that course successfully already have mastery of the subject before they attempt it --either from failing the course during the regular semester or transferring in with the knowledge already and just needing to punch the ticket on the course credits. How would I know? I used to work at that University on student success analytics. I seriously don't believe that the students are getting the support that they need to truly understand the subject. Plus, in even that 2 credit course, there was a lack of support from the staff. It truly was sink or swim without any backup. I don't think I've ever had a course where graded work did not have feedback for the student. If you already have all of the working knowledge of the engineering field, this sort of approach will work. If you are a typical student coming in, you will likely die on this hill under the pressure of these compressed semesters and no support.

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How is your progress in the program? I was looking to applu

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Degree: Applied Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
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If you are a working adult and seek to obtain your undergraduate degree to further your career, but lack the time to attend on campus courses, ASU Online is a great option. I have compared my experience with my courses taken on campus at U of A and in all honesty, I learned much more through the online studies. People may complain that you don't get enough attention when you work online, but take into consideration the amount of students per the amount of TA's and one instructor. Instructors will reply within 72 hours and your questions will be answered if you utilize the proper routes of communication. Some classes were simple and easy to complete, others were more difficult and demanded attention, overall there were many different teaching styles and many new and interesting things to learn. I was able to work full time, graduate from school, and still raise my daughter by myself. As long as you have the motivation and passion to learn, you will succeed. Good luck future students!

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Degree: Environmental Studies
Graduation Year: 2015
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I would not recommend this school for sure. I am enrolled in the MSBE program here. I do not have any problem with coursework as the program is good and the best part is that the faculty is very good and much more competent than many of the best universities in the USA. However their administration is terrible. Instead of supporting students, they will always try to obstruct things merely because of their ignorance, attitude, lazyness and may be some internal politics. And if you are an internatonal student. Get prepared to face all kinds of obstacles related to your internship, jobs etc. despite of having good offers at your table, to an extent of loosing the offer just because of hostile attitude.

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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015
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Do not attend ASU. Its highly expensive. Most people attend this school for the parties. Let me tell you, there are hardly any parties my friend. The few parties you can find, are exclusive, frats or 'cool' people. ASU is pretty much just reliving your high school years. As far as your education, you'd honestly be better off going somewhere else. The education here is awful. Especially in the engineering school. You get loaded on with tons of coursework that is impossible to keep up with. Very few teachers curve and expect way to much of you. I am trying to do you all a favor. Also, the dorms are awful. I have had multiple cockroaches in my dorm room and mold growing on my carpet because the maintenance beanors don't know how to fix our shower pipes properly. Not to mention, it is very dangerous in tempe. Someone was STABBED on CAMPUS GROUNDS. There was a drive by shooting ON CAMPUS GROUNDS. Nobody is friendly at this school either. Everyone is very cliquish here compared to my friends schools. I went to visit my friends at there respective schools and I had a blast! In the 2 days I was there I met and befriended 7 people. People at ASU feel they are too rich and good for you so there is no bothering to make friends. The girls here aren't even that attractive to be honest. You would never have a chance with of the girls at this school unless your a 12/10 in attractiveness. That is how dumb girls standards here are. I hope this informally written review helped influence your choice in avoiding this school. If you already decided to attend, good luck my friend. Let me know if you need help with schools to transfer to because that is what I did after attending 1 year here. STEAR CLEAR OF ASU!

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Angelica - 3 months ago

I would like help transferring. I only go to this school because I have a son and it's the closest I can go to. I would like to be an engineer but I want to learn things right. I never liked this school and haven't so far either.

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Tony - about 1 month ago

Sad to hear that there are still racist individuals such as you in the world... "Maintenance Beanors"... Come on, Dude... For a person that is trying to get a quality education, I don't think you should even be considered getting an education with your racist remarks! You clearly did not get an education at home much less in school... I feel sorry for you and your parents man... Do everyone a favor and get you racist animal!

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Tony - about 1 month ago

Sad to hear that there are still racist individuals such as you in the world... "Maintenance Beanors"... Come on, Dude... For a person that is trying to get a quality education, I don't think you should even be considered getting an education with your racist remarks! You clearly did not get an education at home much less in school... I feel sorry for you and your parents man... Do everyone a favor and get you racist animal!

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Anastasia - 30 days ago

No wonder why you're unhappy with the school. Who chooses to their alma mater based on the party scene? Mmm odd balls such as yourself. You're probably an anti-social doofus. Of course you didn't get invited to parties you racist weirdo.

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Brandon - 9 days ago

Well, I'm an engineering student at ASU and I can say that your view is FARRRR off. 1) there are 2 engineering schools and I have been to both. One is the poly campus and it is smaller classes and I enjoy very very much. The other is Tempe which I also tried. Tempe has more book work less hands on while Poly is opposite. If yiu like to party there are about 8-15 on any given thursday, friday, or Saturday... Did you even go here???? My dorm was clean as a whistle.. but I also cleaned every week or two. Not one cockroach or bug.

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