Arizona State University Reviews

  • 112 Reviews
  • Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,398 - $29,428
79% of 112 students said this degree improved their career prospects
64% of 112 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Jimmy John
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2014
  • Degree: Software Engineering
"The structure of online learning environments desperately needs to be restructured if it is going to justify the price of the courses. 1500 USD a course(Which is more than it costs to attend in person) for watching pre-made videos is unacceptable in my opinion. There is almost no teacher student interaction beyond waiting for a TA to make followup posts on a forum. Pre-made Video lectures should be used to support course material not teach it. We have the tools to host steamed classroom sessions which is the way it should be. Very disappointed in ASU's online learning system and will not stay enrolled for fall 2015. As it stands now I am forced into attending because thankfully the credits will transfer to another school, however I would not pay beyond what a traditional community college would charge for equivalent courses. Additionally the degree I was pursuing was titled as "Software Engineering" but the truth is that it is more of a management degree than a programming degree, which also has a lower employment rate. In todays world where when it comes to computer science specifically you need to do better than post videos that you can find for free on YouTube. I understand your getting a grade but is paying $1500 a course really worth it? Especially considering attending on campus is cheaper and definitely a more enriching environment while providing more degree options. Im sure there are better schools out there for cheaper, so my advice is don't buy into the hype. I really hope that in the future Online Courses are developed to be more interactive because right now Schools seem to be jumping on the bandwagon to take advantage of people who can't necessarily attend in person."
  • Reviewed: 10/29/2014
  • Degree: Education
"This school is great at first, but once you are about half way done, not so much. The professors take their time returning emails and grading assignments. The grading is all over the place, and is usually done by "associate" instructors. No support what so ever. Good luck getting your academic counslor to return your messages. Seriously, if I could start over, I would choose a different college."
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2014
  • Degree: Management
"I will admit, I wish I had done my homework and looked into other schools. I jumped into this school for a few reasons. My father graduated in 1970 from ASU. After I had to drop out of UNT (I would NOT recommend UNT), I needed to finish up. Having my associate's degree, I checked out their site and saw the BAS in Operations Management, The degree accepted my associate's and I went in at year 3. The online format was amazing, and I was doing fairly well. It can be at times more difficult, but the ability to do it around my schedule was amazing. The reason I wish I had done more research is mainly pricing. It was about $450 a credit hour for my degree and I had to rely on federal funding and some student loans outside the school. Luckily my tax returns paid those off. If I had done more research, I may have found another state university on equal level as ASU, maybe better, maybe not quite as good, that had an equally amazing online program for cheaper. Maybe not. I chose not to look into other schools after starting, out of fear I'd find something I wish I had taken instead somewhere else. The degree though is what I wanted, as my associate's was in management, so it transitioned well. I just wish I had more flexibility on electives. What I recommend is this: Research extensively. Do not get pushed into a "For Profit" school. Choose a major that has good career prospects. My motto is this: For the first degree, choose something useful. Then go back and get the useless degree. So if you want to study religious studies, get a degree in engineering or business, finance, whatever, then go back for that other degree. This school is pricey, but if you choose a degree that is right for you, it can be worth it. Be sure to research other state universities as well, but stick to the non-profit schools."
  • Reviewed: 10/8/2012
"I love ASU. The quality of teachers is exceptional and I feel that I always get the support I need. The student body is diverse. ASU has many resources for students of all types. Great computer labs and library as well."
  • Reviewed: 9/26/2012
"Ten years ago, I received my Associates degree from a local community college. Being stuck in a career field that I disliked motivated me to look at going back to school to get my Bachelors Degree in a field that I care about. I looked at the 3 big schools here in Arizona - NAU, UofA and ASU. After reading about ASU's innovation and its ideals about a sustainable future, I knew that this was the school for me.My experience has been nothing but pleasant with ASU. Being 10 years out of the loop on how to go about being a college student again, I had a LOT of questions for the admissions, financial aid and advising departments. Everyone was so helpful and I am very grateful for this as I was so nervous about going back to school! So far I am absolutely enjoying my courses, professors and fellow classmates. It is wonderful to be a part of shaping the future."
Chanapa Tantibanchachai
  • Reviewed: 9/26/2012
"Being from Arizona, my ultimate choice to attend ASU was at first, something I was ashamed of. With ASU's reputation as a large state 'party' school and nothing more, I was not pleased that my financial situation only allowed me to attend ASU.However, ASU, and its faculty and staff, have proven me wrong on every misconception I had. ASU, although large, fosters a sense of community and offers so much student support that you get the sense of a smaller, private university. ASU offers an abundance of student organizations to get involved with, numerous resources for career/internship exploration, and is great at helping you narrow down your interests to pick the right major and pursue relevant opportunities.Additionally, ASU is a leading university in terms of research, and undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in research from the very start of their academic careers. This is not to be taken lightly, as most universities reserve such research opportunities for graduate students only."
  • Reviewed: 9/26/2012
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I am barely a freshman here in Arizona State University and I have enjoyed every moment. Teachers, CA's, and just people in general are friendly. If you need help with anything, there is no way to get lost or behind because everyone is there to help you with whatever you need. They are just a phone call away or an email away. I extremely recommend this university for its enthusiasm at football games but more importantly, the memories you make while receiving your education."
Mallory Quigg
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2012
  • Degree: Special Education
"I am in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU. ASU is a good school if you are from the state of Arizona. If you are out-of-state, which I am, then it's not the best choice. It has been my experience that ASU does not offer a lot of scholarship options. If you are trying to get residency at ASU, you have to live in the state of Arizona for 2 years plus be financially independent for 2 years, which if you have a parent helping you pay for school, you will not be considered financially independent.Also, in the Mary-Lou Fulton Teachers College, if you are a special, elementary, or early education major, you are required to student teacher full-time, 40 hours a week for free for a whole year. This is tough for many ASU students as they do not have the luxury to not earn income for a whole year. The professors I have at ASU are wonderful and very helpful, but it has been a tough 3 years financially for me attending ASU, with very little help or guidance from the university."
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2012
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"I feel confidence that because of my education, I will be the best teacher I am capable of doing. ASU has provided me with interning and student teaching experiences that other schools do not.While there were some classes where communication among instructors was an issue, for the most part I feel that I had teachers who cared about my success. I have learned concepts I will be able to apply to my career, and I learned them from teachers who really cared about me as a student and as an individual."
Jenn M
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2012
"I love attending ASU, more than I actually thought I would. They have four campuses and the teachers are always willing to help.There are tons of options for research, assistants, and even campus jobs. I've been working in the student success center as a tutor in English and Math.I would highly recommend going here if you have the option"
Alyssa Cordner
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2012
  • Degree: Nursing
"I feel that Arizona State has some advantages and some disadvantages. In my prerequisites, I felt the classes were big and it was hard to get to know the professors, but the professors generally are all very intelligent and eager to teach.They tend to be open to questions as well.In my nursing program here at ASU, I feel the classes are specific and very educational. The professors are easy to talk to and the classes are generally enjoyable. I love the clinicals that I have had the opportunity to go to as well."
Victoria Baldwin
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2012
  • Degree: Forensic Psychology
"I am currently a senior at Arizona State University and obtaining an online degree for a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. This accredited institution has been a great accomplishment and I am very happy that I invested my money and time in this school.The instructors strictly enforce a great quality of instruction, there are numerous amounts of student services, and the courses always exceed my expectations. In addition, the school has provided opportunities, such as honor societies and community services to stay involved.The cost of tuition is very reasonable, because there are many services available to students and it they have benefited me everyday. Most importantly, instructors are very cooperative, insightful, prompt, and always willing to help. There are many degrees to choose from and each provide an in-depth approach to understand every concept to successfully succeed in those areas."