Arizona State University Reviews

  • 713 Reviews
  • Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,629 - $28,336
86% of 713 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 713 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Marie
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2021
  • Degree: Human Services
"I received an online Masters Degree from ASU. I do believe that you will most likely have a good experience if you attend in person. However, they treat their online students terribly. I was never able to get a meeting with an advisor because they only make themselves available for students who attend in person. I did not get the experience I was hoping for. They also will not help you with career placement after you graduate"
MSC - Big Data Student
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2021
  • Degree: Computer Science
"It took me just over a week to familiarize myself enough with the course and program to know that it is wasn't put together as well I needed it to be for the $1500.00 cash I had paid for this course. By then however, the reimbursement time was over by one day per ASU. I love alternative formats and was impressed with the outward structure of ASU's program (modular certificates leading to a Masters) - but the details were sloppy and all over the place. I couldn't shake the feeling that I would be better prepared in the course topic if I had taken a $15.00 Udemy course. Udemy, however, unlike ASU, takes responsibility for the quality of their content and offers a customer satisfaction focused, 30 day guarantee for their courses. ASU needs to have accountability for student (customer) satisfaction. They need to not hide behind delusions of "advanced curriculum" and focus instead on course improvement. They need to take student feedback and give student refunds."
Mikel Cassara
  • Reviewed: 5/19/2021
  • Degree: Anthropology
"If you enjoy radical feminist and strange grading then I recommend attending ASU. My whole outlook of education has changed and I never knew teachers could be scandalous and whatnot. I’m a good student and WELL above average. Please don’t attend this school...Please don’t let your son attend ASU. Please!!! Run!!!"
Student
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2021
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"This school is great at one thing and that’s getting you started with your degree. Other than that this school does not accept a lot of transferable classes. They are very disorganized with the curriculum and they spend no time educating you in your classes. I do not recommend this school especially for military."
Nohazing
  • Reviewed: 1/30/2021
  • Degree: Art & Design
"I went to ASU for one year and left. After being there for one semester, two former students told me that the professors like to haze you the first and second years and by the third year, you’ll love them. Once I heard this, the way they treated me made sense. They would “forget” to invite me to gatherings outside of school or leave me off of emails. One professor told me that they forgot I was a student there (there were only two of us new students in the program.) Also, in my first critique a professor told me I hadn’t suffered enough to paint the kind of paintings I do. And a third professor did not help me when I asked for it, instead the reply to my email was harsh, uncaring and rude. I would highly recommend not going here for the the MFA Painting Program."
Austin H
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2020
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I’ve read through the comments and felt compelled to write an accurate review from the perspective of a 28 year old, married with three children, disabled veteran and full time employee. I’ve seen quite a few reviews saying that “the program is not meant for working adults...” I’ll be the first to tell you that it is. If you have the work ethic, you can absolutely achieve a degree. There were times I would have to get up around 4-5AM, before the kids were up, just so I could complete assignments. As far ASU, I actually transferred back to ASU because I found it truly challenging to attend another institution in person. The flexibility of ASU’s platform is really what allowed me as a non-traditional student to graduate. The classes can be challenging and the shift from Blackboard to Canvas was a god send. I enjoyed my time there. The only fault I have with ASU, is their finance department/veteran benefit department. It practically feels non existent. I’ve had periods that were not certified until a week before the course was over. Just remember, the only support you have (from what I’ve experienced) is yourself. You will have to be a self starter to get your work done and address any institutional issues."
RM
  • Reviewed: 11/13/2020
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I have enjoyed my time with ASU online. Very challenging as if I was in an actual class. The only thing I disliked is the financial department. Recently I had to do a medical withdrawal due to my wife being diagnosed with cancer. Tho I was approved for the medical withdrawal the finance department still wants me to pay for the entire class I withdrew from. A hold was put onto my account and can not register for any classes until it is paid off. I would understand if I withdrew without an actual good reason and was put on a hold. But after this experience I can say they do not care about people’s health or family. They could have at least allowed me to continue my classes in January like I was planning while paying for the class I withdrew from. So now I am deciding to finish else where."
Rachael Gillis
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
"If you want to check a box of completing a bachelors degree then this school can do that for you. You will do a lot of work in some classes but not all. It is a very impersonal school so don’t expect to make connections with your instructors. If you want to go on to graduate school, I would not recommend doing an online program unless you have a way of doing teaching assistant jobs with a university or doing in person research since the professors at this school have no interest in writing recommendation letters. Overall if I could do my bachelors in person I would since it would most likely be cheaper and more advantageous for me, but since I work full time in the military that’s not an option. If you are a student who has the choice of going to school in person do so, it will be better for you in the long run."
Bass Reemer
  • Reviewed: 10/14/2020
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"ASU's sales pitch of "college for working adults" is absolutely laughable and blatantly false. If you have a fulltime job with any kind of commute you are still required to do the exact amount of work with the same time limits as a student without a job. So exactly "how" does it benefit fulltime adult workers? I'll answer this- It doesn't and it is only a 'bait and switch' to get more funds for the school. If you are 'only' a student living on campus or at your parent's house without a fulltime job then maybe it can work. Waste of time and money for me."
thespideybc
  • Reviewed: 2/12/2020
  • Degree: MSW
"Online experience is almost completely hands-off. If you want to just do the work and get a degree, then maybe this is the place for you, but I have learned very little thus far and am very displeased because I'm paying so much. I don't think the majority of the professors care, let alone want to talk to anyone. The co-instructors are hit or miss. Some have the same mentality, others are good and communicate well. I've sent emails to various co-instructors and some have been rude and condescending. But, I like having discussions and contact with professors and co-instructors. I feel I'm paying you, then you should be focusing on MY education, not your full-time job with your private practice. The courses are 7.5 weeks long and they cram a bunch of garbage assignments at you. For the last 2 semesters I have read and re-learned material that we covered extensively in the last semester, which was pretty common knowledge. If I would have known (which I had red flags but ignored) what this was going to look like, I would have gone with Boise State, Fordham U, or Simmons U. I'm still questioning if I should cut and transfer to another University before completing..."
Aimee W
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"Arizona State University has a wonderful biology program. They give you the ability to choose the classes that interest you. I was able to take marine biology type classes in the middle of the desert! The professors are amazing and truly do care about each and every student. It is hard to find a university that not only has a wide variety of course but that houses staff that truly make an overall difference in your life."
Tara Thompson
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2019
  • Degree: English
"My time at ASU was one I won't find myself forgetting. I know that is something many may say of their alma matter but I feel it rings true for me. The classes I took in ASU's English program were equal parts challenging and enlightening. I found myself eager to attend class and ready to tear my way through readings. I also felt urged as a writer to continue to improve instead of letting myself stagnant, thinking I had peaked. I will always be grateful for this time at ASU because it gave me plenty to build on as I continue my lifelong journey of learning."
Hannah Kilba
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"This college has changed my life exponentially. When I began my Bachelor's program here I had no idea how much it would change my life for the better, not just through education but through wonderful people and professors I was able to connect with throughout the online program. The online platform is wonderful for watching lectures and discussing material with fellow students and the professors. Responses are quick and helpful from the professors and the truly are there to help the students succeed. Additionally, the college assigns students to "Success Coaches" which are available to help talk about anything you need varying from budgeting to mental health resources. Tutoring is available for all subjects and the library resource allows students to read and use academic articles, journals, and books for free. I recommend this college to everyone who is considering applying for a new school; I also plan on continuing with my education through their multitude of programs. If you need to speak with a counselor and you will be overwhelmed with the friendly and helpful nature of all of them. I can't praise this school enough, it is an amazing place to be; I am proud to be an Arizona State alumni."
Amy Carson
  • Reviewed: 10/29/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"Arizona State University's online program has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. The program has allowed for me to challenge myself in time management and self delegation. Upon starting college, I didn't think online was a good idea because you are physically alone. You miss out on a lot of student life. Although, the basic college experience is not for everyone. I am a full time worker, I live on my own, and I support myself at least 90% financially. ASU online allowed for me to obtain an education, while assuring that my other needs were met. The schedule is nearly up to the student, as long as they meet deadlines. You are not alone online. The professors always provided excellent assistance and support, showing constant excitement for what they were teaching. The students in all classes provide a sense of belonging, as ultimately you all are "there" for the same purpose. The psychology program itself was so intriguing. I learned so much and fell in love with the subject. It helped me decide what I wanted to do with myself upon graduation. I have also enjoyed the staff and the program so much that I have decided to persue my education further through ASU's M.S. Psychology program. I am beyond excited and I would of course recommend this to anyone who is looking for an alternative schooling option!"
Erin Moran
  • Reviewed: 10/24/2019
  • Degree: Human Services
"After completing my general education requirements at a local community college I transferred to ASU. The application process was easy and thorough. I enrolled as a non-resident online student and began pursuing my B.S in Human and Family Development. The online classes were easy to access and navigate and the curriculum was very informative. I liked the interactive course maps which helped me track my progress and select my classes. The cost was not bad at all compared to other schools in my area and financial aid was easy to access and understand. The success coaches always stayed in touch and any technical difficulties were promptly tended to. Overall I enjoyed my college experience at ASU. The staff was always available when I had questions or concerns and the curriculum was professional and practical. I strongly recommend ASU as a place to further your education."
Grant Crim
  • Reviewed: 10/11/2019
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"I will be graduating with an Organizational Leadership degree in December 2019 and I could not recommend this program any more highly than I am. It has been an absolute pleasure to continue my studies at Arizona State University's College of Integrative Sciences and Arts after first receiving my Associate's degree in General Studies at my local community college. The professors are so engaging and responsiv to questions or desire for feedback on how to improve. I have so thoroughly enjoyed my education at ASU that I will be continuing on there to pursue my master's degree."
adriana sneezy
  • Reviewed: 9/30/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Many years ago, I decided that I wanted to become a Lawyer someday, at first I wasn't relatively sure what category of law I wanted to study. From the time when I was born, I lived on a Native American reservation, the area here is rural, and to be honest, there isn't much to do. I often heard stories from my friends who lived in the city talk about going to the mall, movie theatres, and riding the bus in the metropolitan area where they reside. I was a tad jealous of the closeness and convenience of having these enjoyable places nearby. Bearing in mind that the area where I lived, we just had one grocery store, and a gas station. The nearest town is a twenty-minute drive, which has more than the reservation. However, there still is not a mall in sight. As I grew older, I appreciated my surrounding area more, and valued the beautiful stars that I would see every night, since the region wasnt filled with city lights. I had dreams of one day becoming a Tribal Attorney for my Tribe. To get myself prepared for the future and to gain experience, I took the Tribal bar exam and passed. I accepted a position as an Assistant Public Defender which didnt require a bar license or any specific college education. I began to represent tribal adults and juveniles in Court. Initially, I wasnt knowledgeable of necessary trial skills, so it was a learning process. Eventually, I became comfortable in Court and was extremely thankful for my supervisor, who was a bar licensed Attorney, since she allowed me the opportunity. I was also grateful for my Father, who was a former Domestic Violence Attorney for my Tribe, he assisted on any questions I had. Working at the Public Defender's Office for my Tribe was an excellent opportunity. However, I left my job and wanted to continue with higher education. A couple of years down the road I earned a Bachelor's degree with Arizona State University, and hope to continue Law School with my background and experience. I bring a diverse perspective to ASU Law with my experience working in a tribal government, and being able to represent individuals within my Tribe while not being bar licensed. I am glad that I chose Arizona State University to help pave the way on achieving my goals."
Abby
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2019
  • Degree: Food Preparation & Professional Cooking
"I did my degree online, which was a huge help because it allowed me to work and complete school at the same time. I think that I did well in the program because I am very self motivated and I am good at time management. If you are someone who needs the accountability of going to a scheduled class, online might not be the best route for you. The instructors were always reachable by email, and they were very helpful if you had any questions. Overall, I felt like ASU did the online experience really well!"
Cynthia
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2019
  • Degree: Entrepreneurship
"This degree is excellent if you are considering going into the healthcare field to make changes and create new systems to serve the people and the healthcare industry. The degree walks you through creating a new system or innovation idea from the ground up. The classes in the program focus on presenting your idea to stakeholders, how to pitch your idea, implementing the new system in society, and considering other factors such as government policy, financial growth, and making changes throughout the growth of a new system. The course work is beneficial for anyone looking to move up in the healthcare industry from an administrative perspective or anyone looking to start their own business."
Ariana Ruof
  • Reviewed: 9/20/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"Arizona State University has an amazing undergraduate education with many opportunities to gain experiences outside of the typical curriculum. As an undergraduate in Psychology and in Family and Human Development, I had the opportunity to work in research labs where I gained mentorship in developing a research project, collecting data, analyzing data using statistics, and writing up research papers for publication in scientific journals before I started graduate school. This gave me a huge advantage as I planned to get further education as a graduate student after I earned my undergraduate degrees. I would highly recommend students to consider attending Arizona State University."