Arizona State University Reviews - Criminal Justice

3.55 out of 5 stars
(15 Reviews)
  • Tempe (AZ)(and 4 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,629 - $28,336
73% of 15 students said this degree improved their career prospects
80% of 15 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
adriana sneezy - 9/30/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
NA - 7/18/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2019
"After finishing my bachelors in business I thought I wanted to explore a degree in Criminal Justice, ASU is ranked very high so I applied and was accepted. That's when it all fell apart. The School of Criminal Justice is horrible, to say the least. Very unprofessional, the instructors change their syllabus during the year and have a clause in the syllabus to cover them. The entire program was ran by what seems to be Dr students and have no idea how to actually run a class. The worst of all was Redner-Vera. She had no direction or continuity of the class and the syllabus. All in all very disappointing especially since I got my bachelors from there and saw amazing professors in the W.P. Carey school of business, not so much for the CRJ school."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sundevil - 4/23/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"This school is a joke. They require courses that suit their federally funded needs, and have little to no content that helps in the long run. They do absolutely nothing to help you succeed in internships or a future career. The guidance department watches Netflix all day, and only advocates for career programs that are out of state or pay the school for advertising. Also, the director of the school copied his speech from another speaker at my graduation. Joke!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Destiny - 8/20/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2019
"Arizona State University is the best college and I made a great choice by attending this school. I have never had any bad professors or any bad experiences. Everyone here truly cares about your education and they want you to be successful. The classes can be challenging, but that is the best part about it. They offer degrees that are accelerated if you want to dedicate time to pursuing your degree faster."
4.7 out of 5 stars
123lakesider - 5/13/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 1999
"Great program with excellent teachers and advisors who went the extra mile to work with students. Coming from Wisconsin, I enjoyed my 4 years in Arizona for college and felt it offered me a great opportunity to meet new people from all over the country who became life long friends."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kiley Sanders - 8/5/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"Attending Arizona State University was one of the best decisions I have made in my life thus far. I studied Criminal Justice and the school and professors were all incredible. I always felt as though the professors genuinely wanted me to succeed. I spent a lot of time on the Downtown Phoenix campus, which is stunning. The atmosphere is that of driven young adults pursuing their dreams of professionalism and success."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Taylor Schaefer - 4/8/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"Overall the Criminal Justice & Criminology program at Arizona State University was a great choice for me. The teachers are tough yet caring, and you learn more than you expect going in. Career services and advising for this program in particular was top notch, I was emailed with networking and job opportunities nearly every week. ASU is definitely on the rise."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Brit - 3/2/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"If you are looking for an online degree program, this university has a reputable one with many options. However, certain professors are "unprofessional" and the administration within this particular school of the university lacked compassion for their students and seemed unconcerned with student success. There are many reputable online universities these days, don't get caught up in their sales pitch."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Leland C. Shamo - 2/22/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2004
"Arizona State University provided me a challenging and stimulating environment in which to continue my education. The professors, regardless of the class, demonstrated expertise and passion in their fields. This commitment to their disciplines really inspired me to engage in the class and really aided in my retention of the material. The University provided a tremendous amount of resources to students that extended beyond the class room. Multiple and accessible computer labs, libraries, tutoring resources, and social venues were readily available to me when needed. I truly value the education and experiences that Arizona State provides it's students. I have entered Graduate school at Grand Canyon University, but will always have a very special place in my heart for Arizona State. I am extremely proud to be apart of the ASU alumni family."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Stephen - 12/25/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
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