Arizona State University Reviews

  • 359 Reviews
  • Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,629 - $28,336
85% of 359 students said this degree improved their career prospects
87% of 359 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 3/10/2021
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"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."
Austin H
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2020
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
  • Reviewed: 11/13/2020
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"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."
  • Reviewed: 2/12/2020
  • Degree: MSW
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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!"