Arizona State University Reviews
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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.
I would highly recommend attending Arizona State University. While attending this college, you will feel like apart of a family, and your teachers will take interest in you and want to help you succeed. Throughout my college experience here, I have been able to connect with others in my future field and create a network that will guarantee me a job in my desired field. ASU will prepare you to take on the work force in your desired field and help you make the connections needed to get there.
The classes and professors are all really great. There are many diverse options to study basically any type of literature. My only complaint about the program is the lack of the ability to specialize your English degree online. If you are studying on campus, you have the ability to choose to study English Literature or Linguistics or whatever, but one online English degree is the same as the next.
I was very satisfied with my experience at Arizona State University. Prior to coming to this school I attended another State University and was not satisfied with the experience. Once I moved to Arizona State University I was surprised at how at ease I felt. The staff and faculty were helpful and welcoming. The school offered several resources. I liked that I could use different libraries and study areas around the university, with computers and printers available. The university also provides a shuttle service for current students who want to travel to different campuses. This service is handy if you are interested in taking courses or attending events at other campuses. I enjoyed the diversity the school offers. I think it is important to have a higher representation of other nationalities. Specially because I am Mexican-American and feel more comfortable in an environment that promotes diversity. The school also has student job opportunities and allows students to hold a job while attending school full-time. These opportunities provide networking and future job options. I think the University provides students with the right foundation for preparing them to go out and succeed in the workplace. It also gives students the options to travel through study abroad programs, volunteer work, and jobs. Overall this is a great school to experience all aspects of college life and proper preparation your future.
I thought the degree program was great. It was very focused on the cultural aspect of teaching as well as technology integration. It was very helpful going into the career field and preparing myself to be an educator so that I could learn to understand the students point of view as well as their connections between literature and the real world. I would recommend ASU to anyone. Although the campus may seem large and intimidating, the class sizes were small and manageable and I felt like home in my program.