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Arizona State University is a wonderful school. The teachers really care about your education. I learned a great deal here and I continue to learn more since I decided to stay and pursue my masters. What I love the most about ASU is how the courses are created to make you think critically.
I attended ASU and got a degree in Computer Systems Administration. ASU has campuses around the Phoenix area in addition to the Tempe main campus. I attended at the Polytech campus at Williams Field. I liked this campus. It was smaller then Tempe, easier to get around, and parking is relatively easy (and the parking pass is cheaper than for Tempe. My computing professors were all helpful and knowledgeable about the subject matter. The classes I didn't do well in, were because of my own efforts. For general studies classes, many I was able to take online. This is very helpful if you are a working student, or have a family. Overall I like ASU, and I plan to go there for graduate school.
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.