Arizona State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (170)
I was very satisfied with my experience at Arizona State University. Prior to coming to this school I attended another State University and was not satisfied with the experience. Once I moved to Arizona State University I was surprised at how at ease I felt. The staff and faculty were helpful and welcoming. The school offered several resources. I liked that I could use different libraries and study areas around the university, with computers and printers available. The university also provides a shuttle service for current students who want to travel to different campuses. This service is handy if you are interested in taking courses or attending events at other campuses. I enjoyed the diversity the school offers. I think it is important to have a higher representation of other nationalities. Specially because I am Mexican-American and feel more comfortable in an environment that promotes diversity. The school also has student job opportunities and allows students to hold a job while attending school full-time. These opportunities provide networking and future job options. I think the University provides students with the right foundation for preparing them to go out and succeed in the workplace. It also gives students the options to travel through study abroad programs, volunteer work, and jobs. Overall this is a great school to experience all aspects of college life and proper preparation your future.
I thought the degree program was great. It was very focused on the cultural aspect of teaching as well as technology integration. It was very helpful going into the career field and preparing myself to be an educator so that I could learn to understand the students point of view as well as their connections between literature and the real world. I would recommend ASU to anyone. Although the campus may seem large and intimidating, the class sizes were small and manageable and I felt like home in my program.
When choosing a university in the United States, there are many factors to consider: quality of education, availability of courses, variety of opportunities for jobs and research at the university and at nearby businesses, available social groups, clubs, and sports, facilities, cost and financial aid opportunities, and after-university prospects. Arizona State University offers an excellent value for all of these considerations. Due to the large size of the university, they are able to offer a large variety of quality educational programs and many opportunities to go beyond the classroom, including access to internships on-campus or valuable networking to find opportunities in industry and at other universities. The education that I received at Arizona State University has served me well, providing me with skills I continue to use, including the ability to learn, study, and solve problems. I have also been able to competitively seek national scholarship opportunities, admission into selective graduate programs, and desirable entry-level positions in industry.
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.
If you are looking for the affordability of quality education but don't want to get yourself into debt do so. Arizona State University is the place you may want to consider. Arizona State is one of those schools that accepts everyone, because they believe everyone deserved a great education. Which I believe is true. Everyone has equal opportunities to stand out as an exceptional individual. You just have to strive for it. Arizona State University is a school that is a return on investment. It is a school that offers all sorts of opportunities for its' students. You will get what you put into your own education so make it count with Arizona State University.
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.
My program was okay, ASU was such a huge campus. Unfortunately I did not get the one on one I needed. My advisor was not the best, and I found myself taking classes I did not need. I ultimately ended up wasting a lot of time and money, because I was wrongly directed. nonetheless this was a huge learning experience.
ASU's biomedical engineering (BME) program is one of the best across the nation (and expanding worldwide). You can't beat the knowledge and experience that the professors and staff have. It's truly amazing how everyone is there to help you succeed and how they want you to succeed. Not only are their industry connections vast, the potential for jobs after graduation are astounding. The personal advising that any one of the professors can give you is life changing. I know this review sounds ridiculous, but you get out what you put into the program, and if you give it 100%, it'll give back to you.
Arizona State University is doing the best it can to prepare students for future careers in their fields. However, many of their courses/professors are outdated, which makes students less than ideally prepared for their careers. This may have just been my experience, but I was unable to utilize my degree immediately after graduation, despite what their promotional content suggests.