Arizona State University Reviews
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I attended the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Overall, I had a very pleasant and beneficial experience. I found that ASU offered an abundance of resources that were invaluable. From student organizations, scholarship databases, (free) tutoring services, and advisors, ASU tries to prepare their students for post-graduate success while simultaneously getting them involved. During my junior year of school I decided to begin my pursuit towards law school. When I first began this journey, I was nervous; I had a lot of questions and uncertainties. Perhaps my favorite thing about ASU was that they had a pre-law advisor that I was able to make an appointment with right away. I was provided all the information I needed to begin making preparations for law school. Additionally, I quickly found that there were multiple pre-law societies and clubs offered at ASU that I got to choose from. I found that my actual education at ASU was moderately difficult. My class work-load in the business program was relatively heavy, but I found that the teachers didnt require or encourage critical thinking exercises as much as I would have liked. Rather than challenging the students to break apart their analysis and answers within the classroom, a large amount of my professors simply spoon-fed the correct answers. Nevertheless, my professors opened my mind to new perspectives and ultimately helped me become a more educated and well-rounded individual. I was required to take theoretical classes as well as practical classes. This combination of knowledge has led me to feel prepared for the real-world while also feeling as though my minds limits have been stretched.
Arizona State University is a vibrant college that provides numerous opportunities for students and faculty alike. The varying degree programs mean that each individual is able to discover what interests they find exciting, and are able to pursue their passion in an academic setting. My experience at ASU has been exceptional; I arrived at ASU with the desire to pursue Political Science, and in the last four years I have added on another major in Justice Studies and a minor in Italian. Through my education and experiences at ASU, I have been able to learn who I am as an individual both academically and socially, and use that within my community. Overall, my experience has been exceptional! I have had experiences that are second to none, and I owe it all to Arizona State! Go Devils!
Although I began my college career on-campus, I spent the last 3 semesters totally online and enjoyed it even more. The instructors in my program are excellent. Professional work is expected in your upper division classes. Be responsible for your work and share your experience with others at ASU.
Arizona State provides a unique experience in that you can take classes in-person, online, and in some cases a fun mixture of both. The adjunct teachers are all professionals in their field, and are exceptionally good at their professions. The coursework provides you with a clear understanding of what lies ahead in your chosen field. However, be careful which major you choose: They make market it well, but some have seriously underperforming career advancement opportunities.
The School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University was amazing. Excellent faculty doing real research in their field are teaching classes and providing opportunities for undergraduates to get experience in the field. The School of Earth and Space Exploration (colloquially called SESE) is participating in many NASA projects and has just been green lighted to head a new NASA project. SESE is inclusive and makes sure that all students can participate - they have something to offer everyone.
Attending ASU was one of the best decisions of my life. It was good to go right from high school into the college scene. ASU is a school which costs a bit of money, and the administration can be difficult to talk to at times, but once you get through the paperwork, the curriculum is fun and the classes are informative. The areas I enjoyed the most were communication and new technologies, physics and space exploration. The areas I really did not care so much for were architecture and design, and industrial design, because those career fields are a bit more involved and result in more subjective grading than that of math and science. Overall, it was a phenomenal experience and the instructors were great.
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.
Attending Arizona State University has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. Being able to attend university online has opened a door for me that otherwise would have stayed closed. The ability to schedule my education around my busy life as a stay at home mother of two young boys has enabled me to finished my B.S. in Family and Human Development. This program provided me with insight and clarity into the lives of families from all different walks of life. Anyone planning to work with children or families would greatly benefit from the interaction with classmates, learning from others experiences, as well as learning from Instructors that genuinely care and strive for success.
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 believe that my education has helped me to learn many of the skills I will need in my future career. I look forward to continuing toward my graduate education and my career beyond that. Many of the teachers were engaging and helpful if you go to their office hours and actively seek information from them.