Arizona State University Reviews of Bachelor's in Information Technology

  • 5 Reviews
  • Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,629 - $28,336
100% of 5 students said this degree improved their career prospects
60% of 5 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Bachelor's in Information Technology

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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."
Tyler Giles
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2018
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Studying Computer Science at Arizona State University has proved to be very beneficial to not only expanding my knowledge and understanding of theoretical applications of Computer Science but also has allowed me to apply my learning in very interesting ways. I have enjoyed a majority of the teachers and courses that I have taken at ASU and have felt that they have helped me to better my knowledge of best practices in Computer Science as well as pushed me to look forward to learning more and deepening my understanding of software development principles. There are a lot of great schools out there and some that likely have better and more experienced professors but I have found that many ASU professors are willing to work with students that show a genuine interest in mastering the subject and that come to visit with them during their office hours. Having understanding and caring teachers was also a huge benefit of attending ASU as I could work with them ahead of time if I had a family vacation planned during the semester that might interfere with a test schedule and find a time to take the exam when I was available to do so. Like any other university or degree program there were some difficult and not enjoyable courses that could be removed or revised from the degree program to better prepare students for jobs in the future. Despite this, I believe ASU has done a good job overall at revising their Computer Science degree program and continuing to make it better for future students to be more prepared and to receive better instruction while minimizing courses and assignments that are not as useful for the students. I know that during the four years that I attended and completed my Bachelor's degree there were several revisions made to the major map and degree requirements for Computer Science. One of the degree requirements that was revised while I was attending ASU that I took advantage of was taking a course called "Logic in Computer Science" which could take the place of Calculus 3. For me this was very helpful as I did not go directly from High School into University studies and because of that I had not been doing mathematics and was very out of practice. Being able to take this course really helped me understand other important topics in Computer Science and also was much more interesting to me than my Calculus 2 course that I had taken the semester before this class."
Ana
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2018
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I'm just starting the IT program but so far it's really great. It is expensive, but there aren't a lot of fully online options out there and this is one of the few that are actually credible. I didn't want to go to a different online school only to write papers the entire time. The financial department has been helpful every time I needed assistance or any kind of information/advice. You can either call them or chat online with them which is helpful. I also liked being able to do phone meetings with my advisor on what classes to take next, and there are tutors available via an online portal (EVEN ON SUNDAYS!). I really can't complain. I have to say, I've been taking mostly online classes for a while now even previous to ASU, so if you're not used to having the self discipline and motivation to work, meet deadlines and spend the extra time studying when you're having a hard time with something, I wouldn't suggest doing a fully online program like ASU right off the bat. Maybe work your way by doing online classes at a local community college first."
Dhara
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"This school is underrated, it offers immense opportunities and networks due do it being such a large university. Anyone who is considering attending ASU can succeed and thrive if they simply take advantage of the vast opportunities that are offered to each student."
Be prepared to teach yourself
  • Reviewed: 9/6/2015
  • Degree: Information Technology
"The early courses are structured well enough to get you committed. After the first full semester you begin to see the true colors of the program. There is very little teaching going on, the majority of programming classes give you a pile of information or a couple of links to online manuals and expect you to build code out of it once a week. If you are lucky you can access other materials online, some courses are teaching PLP which is a learning platform that appears to exist only at ASU. I would steer clear of this program knowing what i know now. Math courses were surprisingly well taught for what its worth."