Arizona State University Reviews of Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering

  • 7 Reviews
  • Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,398 - $29,428
67% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
57% of 7 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering

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  • Reviewed: 12/1/2021
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"There is a reason ASU rated Playboy's top party school for so many years. I transfered from Glendale Community College, AZ. My tuition went up 200% and the level of educational experience dropped through the floor. I took several programming courses and the only computers in the classrooms were on the professor's desk. When looking for supplemental study material for my mechanics of materials, I found the PowerPoint slides and lesson plans on another school's website from a course that had been retired more than a decade prior. My Chemistry course was like being in a coffee house. The prof refused to control his classroom and I could only hear 10-15% of the lecture, even up front. These are just a few of the grievances I have against the academics of this worthless school. The school says that your tuition goes completely towards your education, not to the sports teams. I spent $5+/ht for parking on top of a ridiculous tuition but my tuition included free tickets to any home ASU sporting events. There were lots of beautiful buildings and wonderful landscaping. Professor's were frequently unavailable during their office hours. I am happy to say I did not graduate from ASU. I would hate have to put it on my resume. I moved on to a different school. Do yourself a favor...pick a different school."
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2019
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"Arizona State University is a great university to pursue and engineering degree, especially in the field of mechanical or aerospace. I enjoyed the quality of professors who genuinely enjoyed their curriculum and interacting with students. The size of the program provides excellent opportunities to develop strong research-based relationships with faculty, that make for excellent work experience."
Skyler Anselmo
  • Reviewed: 7/5/2017
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"Arizona State University has become not only the institution that I know and love, it has become a safe-haven of respectable, knowledge-seeking individuals that represent the future of our generation. This institution has provided me the education to feel confident in my major and actually feel excited about entering the real world. I have found that ASU is a very large and diverse institution, however, with the vast size of ASU (80,000+ students), I find that anywhere I go, i feel a connection to a person with an ASU hat or a car decal. It's like walking down the street and seeing your cousin, you can stop by say hi and just talk about ASU. Beyond the camaraderie of ASU, the teaching staff for my major has been very helpful in many ways. Firstly by providing me the tools i needed to improve my skills and become the knowledgeable individual I have become. Secondly they have shown me how top pus myself to do better and excel to the top of my class. Lastly the professors at ASU are always so helpful when it comes to any out of class questions, and actually show a keen interest in our future, education, and general life problems. I would highly recommend ASU to any student, not only for educational purposes but for the overall experience of meeting interesting people and creating a family network that you can take with you wherever you go. Thank you for you're consideration for this scholarship opportunity. I would also just like to add why I am applying: Currently I go to ASU as a full time student (some semesters taking 18 credit hours) in Mechanical System Engineering. I also work about 30 hours a week as a server/manager at El Encanto Restaurants. I am also getting married June 16th, 2018 and I am currently accepted into the 4+1 Program at ASU. This program allows me to complete both a Bachelors and Master's Degree in 5 years instead of the normal 6 years. I have a 3.78 GPA, and am also a National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member. The $2,500 would be going towards my tuition, books, and other academic fees. Please take these things into consideration Thank you once again for this opportunity!"
ASU Grad
  • Reviewed: 4/22/2017
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"ASU is not the place to go if you are looking for an academically rigorous college experience. Professors routinely passed students on who had in reality failed the class by introducing a massive curve, since they are forbidden to fail more than a certain percentage of students. In reality, the students didn't even know the basic competencies of the class. That created a vicious cycle, because then those losers are in your class next semester (which builds on the class they should have failed but didn't), and they don't know what the hell is going on. The professor then teaches to the bottom of the class so he doesn't lose them, and you end up with a degree a few years later and realize that you actually didn't learn a whole lot. The instructors were good quality overall, though I had my fair share of instructors that were of foreign origin, making them very difficult / nigh impossible to understand. The online classes are terrible if you ever take them - basically recorded in-person lectures with all the background noise, people shuffling / coughing, definitely not worth your time. The one positive thing is I went to ASU on a full ride scholarship, so I didn't pay a dime for my school. And now I'm working as an engineer at a company in the top 25 Fortune 500 companies, so I guess all is well that ends well, and I really can't complain. Still, I feel like I got cheated out of what I deserved."
Ken Greason
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2016
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"Arizona State University is the largest university in the country with over 80,000 enrolled in classes on their multiple campuses in Phoenix Area. It is nationally ranked in a variety of categories and was U.S. News' #1 most innovative school of 2016. Not an Ivy school. Being such a large school ASU has huge numbers of resources dedicated to helping it's students go farther and achieve. As an engineering student I saw first hand the time, effort, and money ASU devoted to building labs, acquiring equipment, and hiring professors all so the students could participate in and learn about some of the most ground breaking research being done in the country. And yet, even with all the indications of ASU's size, they do an excellent job of providing aspects of the small college feel. The different degree programs are broken up into individual schools, and it is through those schools that you experience ASU. I spent much of my time in one of several study areas devoted to engineering students, and after a while, faces start to become familiar, you know your way in and around campus, you develop friendships with your peers and even some of your professors. The engineering school is the second largest at ASU's Tempe campus, but as I finish up my bachelor's degree and prepare to go back for my master's, I know most of the students who will be graduating with me. I have developed great friendships, great career connections, and have received one of the premier educations to be found in the U.S. Students at ASU can go on to do amazing things, and the entire university will be there to help you get there."
Jacob Vehonsky
  • Reviewed: 8/22/2016
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"Arizona State University has embarked on a complete revamping of their image over the past 10 years or so. The once perennial top 10 party school of the USA is now a formidable competitor to private schools with household names such as Stanford, Harvard, MIT, etc. in the fight to enroll the most gifted minds for the future. ASU is now a notably recognized research institution with affordable tuition rates because of its public standing. It has been rated as the number one school for innovation by the U.S. News and World Report for 2016, ahead of both Stanford University and MIT. ASU has equipped itself to both grow as a research university and as a shaper of young and eager minds. With money to spend, ASU has already begun to attract the top researchers and lecturers in all fields. The institution, as of this year, boasts four Nobel Laureate faculty as well as the best ranked honors college in the nation. These facts, combined with the influx of talented lecturers and researchers, will no doubt lead ASU to become one of the top destinations for brilliant minds in the future. As a student of ASU, I gained the knowledge and connections that will make me successful in the future. The professors and staff are always helpful. The programs and their curriculum are rigorous, but not discouraging. In my own studies, I excelled because of ASU's resources for success. I was welcomed into research labs and extracurricular organizations with open arms, all of which helped me obtain three internships during school, two in STEM and one in business. My experiences at ASU will undoubtedly lead to success in my career, and, best of all, my pockets were not completely dried up in the meantime."
Don't Attend
  • Reviewed: 4/19/2015
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"Do not attend ASU. Its highly expensive. Most people attend this school for the parties. Let me tell you, there are hardly any parties my friend. The few parties you can find, are exclusive, frats or 'cool' people. ASU is pretty much just reliving your high school years. As far as your education, you'd honestly be better off going somewhere else. The education here is awful. Especially in the engineering school. You get loaded on with tons of coursework that is impossible to keep up with. Very few teachers curve and expect way to much of you. I am trying to do you all a favor. Also, the dorms are awful. I have had multiple cockroaches in my dorm room and mold growing on my carpet because the maintenance beanors don't know how to fix our shower pipes properly. Not to mention, it is very dangerous in tempe. Someone was STABBED on CAMPUS GROUNDS. There was a drive by shooting ON CAMPUS GROUNDS. Nobody is friendly at this school either. Everyone is very cliquish here compared to my friends schools. I went to visit my friends at there respective schools and I had a blast! In the 2 days I was there I met and befriended 7 people. People at ASU feel they are too rich and good for you so there is no bothering to make friends. The girls here aren't even that attractive to be honest. You would never have a chance with of the girls at this school unless your a 12/10 in attractiveness. That is how dumb girls standards here are. I hope this informally written review helped influence your choice in avoiding this school. If you already decided to attend, good luck my friend. Let me know if you need help with schools to transfer to because that is what I did after attending 1 year here. STEAR CLEAR OF ASU!"