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I attended Arizona State University after I received a scholarship for being a National Hispanic Scholar. This made it so that it was actually less expensive to attend here than in my home state. While in school I lived on campus and met several people with whom I still keep in touch. I was able to participate in several clubs, intramural sports, volunteer and have an internship. The school's proximity to Phoenix made it so that many opportunities were near by, it also made it so that I could attend all kinds events in the city just by taking the light rail. There are tons of sporting events to attend and if you're not into sports there is loads of other things going on all the time on campus. The weather is beautiful and you do get used to the heat plus there is air conditioning everywhere. The campus is relatively sustainable too which is really cool there are actually tons of solar panels on buildings around campus providing solar power. Housing is relatively inexpensive in Tempe even if you aren't living in the dorms. The academics were always top notch with instructors who are prominent members of their field in just about every subject. All the classes are taught by the professors themselves not by teaching assistants. The school offers many classes online and hybrid as well which makes it nice if you want more control over your own schedule. Also even though ASU is the biggest school in the country it never felt like it was too big, I would run into people I knew everywhere. I even feel like the fact that it is such a big school was helpful in making sure there was a variety of people for me to interact with and get to know.
The school offers an extensive online list of course. The issue is how ASU is now turning their online courses into nothing more than a revenue stream. The school just added an addition 100.00 charge for each online course. The videos are of old professors and they just re-process each course while charging you more. For the limited amount of interaction, the instructors still have very limited access to them. They recommend a forum of different sorts to ask the TAs. One of my Engineering courses based a portion of our grade on limited student feedback. Very lazy. Also the assortment of software they use is good and helpful, but they have outdate and fault testing software.
For a large campus, Arizona State University personalizes your education through individual advisors and professors who truly care about your success as a student. On numerous occasions in both my undergraduate and graduate work, I have been personally supported by professionals on campus.
ASU provided great opportunity for meeting and fellowship with fellow students, professors, and business professionals. As a participant in a mentoring program at ASU I met with many people of diverse backgrounds who were perusing degrees in fields that were new to me. ASU had a chapel on campus where students could stop and worship while also providing a student union for students to hang out. ASU was a great school to earn my undergraduate degree.
I attended Arizona State University's West campus. The campus in located in the suburbs of Phoenix. It is on the smaller side, but that adds to its charm. Newly built, in the 1990's, the ASU West is clean, safe and has plenty of technology to offer its students. The library on campus is also extremely helpful when doing research. Overall, I would highly recommend this college campus for anyone looking for a less busy and fast paced school. Also, if you want to feel involved in everything ASU has to offer, the Tempe campus is only a 40 minute drive.
The Herberger Institute is a great school to go to when you go to ASU. I highly recommend to anyone not sure what they want to do with their life yet. I found my future life plan. I will finish my undergrad at ASU and will do the Graduate program they offer which is a 3+ program for Interior Architecture. I am so excited to get my career rolling.
Completely impressed with the instructors and my ability to connect with professors in an online setting. I loved the ability to customize my program and take the classes that would be most supportive of my career goals and not just to fulfill degree requirements. I couldn't be happier!
As for English degrees, ASU offers a decent education, even though it's curriculum lacks rigor. There's lots of faculty so many different research interests are represented. There is considerable support here and the flexibility of doing what you want to do if great. If anything, there is too little structure, and I felt that I could avoid undesirable subjects too easily because of the flexibility of the program. The tenured or permanent faculty are typically good, but the STAFF sections are best avoided. I also minored in French. The foreign language department has certainly improved greatly since I started in 2005. While the selection of foreign languages are comparatively robust, I felt that certain languages had less offerings then others, like Portuguese, most likely a problem of demand. They have the Critical Languages program which teaches some fairly unique languages and is a must for anyone interested in important yet uncommonly taught languages. My largest criticism is my degree didn't challenge me sufficiently, which could have hindered my chances in graduate school if I didn't supplement my education with ample challenges outside of the classroom.
Im a full-time online student. The ASU portal they use is extremely easy and convenient. Everything is laid out perfect for you. The classes are accelerated so that's a good thing that I'm able to graduate in 10 months. However, I find that the instructors are pretty bad and put you in bad spots to really get A's. Directions are not clear for assignments and they take forever to grade stuff & reply to emails. Seems like they grade by whatever side of the bed they get out of. I like CJ instructors to have cop backgrounds, not some young girl who researches information on cops. It helps to have experience in the field you teach. I would definitely recommend the school but beware of some bad instructors. Look them up online for reviews before registering for classes.
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.