Arizona State University Reviews
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I have been very impressed with ASU since transferring from UNC (Chapel Hill, NC). That is right. One of the premier state universities in America. I am puzzled who writes bad reviews here; Oh yea, probably a student who did not study and failed out. ASU offers spectacular online classes and instructors. Some of my instructors are nationally recognized authors, web designers (Pearson), and ubiquitous editors. Some college courses will be easier than others, like ANY institution, because students accelerate at different subjects and task. ASU is very personable via email and phone. Anytime I have had an issue the instructors have responded and answered my questions or helped me. I live in North Carolina and have visited the campus in Tempe. It was a beautiful campus. I do not know of any other colleges who do not charge for parking and hidden fees in tuition. Quit crying about tuition prices. Do you want welfare for everything?
Every single course I have taken online at ASU is 7.5 weeks. That's half the time of a normal semester. Taking two classes is a full load. Once you get into your 3 physics courses, 3 calculus courses, and off to the EE program, you'll find that every class flies through the information and leaves you with the bill. These are incredibly hard courses, that you'll spend most of your time teaching yourself, and spending long hours at your computer. By the time you reach you upper classes you have flown through so much material that every class becomes more and more daunting. If these courses were the standard 16 week courses, I might recommend them, but I can't stress it hard enough, that the 7.5 week course format makes it impossible to be a great student and help you reach your potential. If you really want to do this, do yourself a favor, sign up for a mini-mester calculus class at your local community college, and see how you fair. It will never be easier than that, and it progressively gets harder and harder with every course.
If you are looking for the affordability of quality education but don't want to get yourself into debt do so. Arizona State University is the place you may want to consider. Arizona State is one of those schools that accepts everyone, because they believe everyone deserved a great education. Which I believe is true. Everyone has equal opportunities to stand out as an exceptional individual. You just have to strive for it. Arizona State University is a school that is a return on investment. It is a school that offers all sorts of opportunities for its' students. You will get what you put into your own education so make it count with Arizona State University.
The Spirit Airlines of colleges. ASU baits you with their initial price, but you will pay a lot more. ASU up sells for everything. The marketplace and bookstore's prices are ridiculously overpriced. They are also greedy by charging students to pay in their parking garages. They even charge to play intramural sports! Watch for speed traps. The cops will even write you up for jaywalking. It's not just the greediness of ASU, but also what you get for your money. Instructors can be rude and sleazy, the quality of the dining hall food is atrocious, and the school is not great in one particular academic field. The advisors are always clogged with appointments; you'll have to wait up to a month just to meet with them, and most of them are incompetent. Some of the housing us unlivable and the housing employees are lazy. With ASU not being a household academic name, I would definitely spend more money not only for a better name, but for better service.
My program was okay, ASU was such a huge campus. Unfortunately I did not get the one on one I needed. My advisor was not the best, and I found myself taking classes I did not need. I ultimately ended up wasting a lot of time and money, because I was wrongly directed. nonetheless this was a huge learning experience.
ASU's biomedical engineering (BME) program is one of the best across the nation (and expanding worldwide). You can't beat the knowledge and experience that the professors and staff have. It's truly amazing how everyone is there to help you succeed and how they want you to succeed. Not only are their industry connections vast, the potential for jobs after graduation are astounding. The personal advising that any one of the professors can give you is life changing. I know this review sounds ridiculous, but you get out what you put into the program, and if you give it 100%, it'll give back to you.
Arizona State University is doing the best it can to prepare students for future careers in their fields. However, many of their courses/professors are outdated, which makes students less than ideally prepared for their careers. This may have just been my experience, but I was unable to utilize my degree immediately after graduation, despite what their promotional content suggests.
Arizona State University has embarked on a complete revamping of their image over the past 10 years or so. The once perennial top 10 party school of the USA is now a formidable competitor to private schools with household names such as Stanford, Harvard, MIT, etc. in the fight to enroll the most gifted minds for the future. ASU is now a notably recognized research institution with affordable tuition rates because of its public standing. It has been rated as the number one school for innovation by the U.S. News and World Report for 2016, ahead of both Stanford University and MIT. ASU has equipped itself to both grow as a research university and as a shaper of young and eager minds. With money to spend, ASU has already begun to attract the top researchers and lecturers in all fields. The institution, as of this year, boasts four Nobel Laureate faculty as well as the best ranked honors college in the nation. These facts, combined with the influx of talented lecturers and researchers, will no doubt lead ASU to become one of the top destinations for brilliant minds in the future. As a student of ASU, I gained the knowledge and connections that will make me successful in the future. The professors and staff are always helpful. The programs and their curriculum are rigorous, but not discouraging. In my own studies, I excelled because of ASU's resources for success. I was welcomed into research labs and extracurricular organizations with open arms, all of which helped me obtain three internships during school, two in STEM and one in business. My experiences at ASU will undoubtedly lead to success in my career, and, best of all, my pockets were not completely dried up in the meantime.
I have had a great experience with Arizona State University thus far. I thought that taking classes only online would be difficult, but the staff at ASU make it easy to understand and provide plenty of helpful information to help students learn the material. The academic advisors, tech help, and those working in the financial aid department are always ready and willing to help answer any questions you have. They really go above and beyond the call of duty.
I was a non-traditional student. I originally started school left and then came back a few years later. ASU was at the cutting edge at the time by offering a wide variety of classes online which really enabled me to be able to pursue my degree full time while also working full time and supporting my family. The classes at ASU were much more affordable than the other online options that were out there at the time. The undergraduate psychology program was manageable enough while working full time, I do wish I had better guidance on which classes to take to help me earn my degree quicker and also better guidance on some of the classes I could have taken at community college that would have filled some requirements while also saving money.