Arizona State University Reviews
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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.
Excellent professors, for the most part. A couple of professors are practiced engineers, who worked for large companies. Use their knowledge. A couple other professors teach useless classes and do useless pseudoscientific research. Stay away from them. If a professor doesn't have an actual lab with actual equipment, they're probably not publishing real science. I came away with 8 peer reviewed collaborative papers in environmental chemistry. If you choose your PI well, and you work hard, this program can really benefit you. If you instead try to take the easy road and do garbage research, or no research, then you may not even get a job.
During my undergrad I studied Communications. I highly enjoyed the program as there was a wide variety of courses that were engaging and informational. The courses were challenging as they forced you to work within diverse situations. For example, there was a small group communication class in which all projects and grades were a group effort. The course was a great learning experience because in most careers you have coworkers that you are required to work with in some aspect. I also greatly enjoyed the courses that focused on specific types of communication such as non-verbal communication, the difference in gender communication because these courses helped me to understand how different people from different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds communication differs. This greatly helped me in my field of work because I often worked with many different types of people. Overall, I really enjoyed the program.
Once I got into my degree program, I was helped every step of the way. I had great professors and mentors. I enjoyed attending classes and learning. I felt like I was learning material that was relevant to my life and to what my future goal was. When it came time to register for the next semester or understand what was the next move, I was always pointed in the right direction. I never felt as if I was taking "filler" classes that were unrelated to my degree. Before I got into my program, I wasn't too sure what I wanted to do and the advisers really did not help much. I took a bunch of classes that didn't add up to anything, which required me to take extra time and get up to par on my classes that were required for my degree program, once I was pointed in the right direction. The people who were in my classes were very diverse. There were older people starting a second career, which gave me promise that I was in the right avenue. There were younger people which I admired, as well, for knowing what they wanted. and there was actually a lady I went to junior high with and she, too, was married and in her same stage of pregnancy that I was when I entered the program It was interesting to find that out and to catch up with her. In addition to the academic and admissions portion of my experience, my student teaching and field experience mentors were amazing! They all were very highly qualified to host a student and future teacher like me. Each of the challenged me and were real about the educational realm expectations, parent relationships, and all of the "extra stuff" that is not taught in a classroom. I ended up being a colleague with the first field experience teacher I had. She was tough and very much prepared me for the job! I was proud and honored to work beside her. Getting my Undergraduate degree at Arizona State University was a dream come true. I grew up wanting to be a Sun Devil and now I am! I felt is was such a great experience and opportunity that I am working on my Master's degree seven years later at the same school!
I am in the online biochemistry degree because I work full time in a doctors office. I found it extremely difficult to be able to attend school full time as a ground student and still work because most of the classes and labs are right in the middle of my day. Arizona State University had come up with a full time online degree so I am able to continue to work full time and go to school at the same time. The advisors set up a schedule with classes to take during each semester so I can graduate in less than 2 years. It is very doable since I am an older person and have less energy than the typical college student.
ASU overall is a good school. However, the teachers aren't all that great. One in particular was the worst teacher I have ever taken classes from at any school across my entire life in school. When I filed a grievance they sided with him even after I provided proof. Then they tried to turn the whole thing around on me and out the blame on the student. Some of the professor are great but others are straight up crazy. They grade you down for honest mistakes, dont give good feedback and have PMS half the time. I'd save your money and go to a real college.
I enjoyed my time at ASU School of Social Work. The campus was a satelite campus so it was a small community of students. The instructors were mostly well educated and supportive. The one main criticism of the program would be some overlap in classes leading to repetition in core classes that was frustrating. The academic advisors at the college itself were terrible, all three that were employed in the 2 years I was there. The advisors at the main campus were great, and the chair of the department was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful.
I had an excellent experience completing my undergraduate degree at ASU. Being a part of the nursing school, we were offered small class sizes that allowed for better learning opportunities and a chance to develop lifelong relationships with our instructors and peers. I would highly recommend ASU nursing school for anyone looking to enter the healthcare field!
I was a transfer student from NAU where I began my bachelor's degree in psychology. When I transferred to Arizona State University I attended the main Tempe campus. I loved the professors and classes, but the campus itself was a little too big for me. The students were also not very friendly. I finished my degree at the west campus which was may more my speed. It was smaller and friendlier. Overall a great experience.
Arizona State University has a variety of programs both online and on campus that are diverse and also affordable. While working towards my Bachelors degree I was able to take elective classes that I found to be interesting. This made my education process a wonderful experience. Overall their advisors and aid personal have always been helpful and avalible for questions or concerns.