Student & Graduate Reviews
Christopher Donovan - 7/25/2019
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2017
"I graduated from ASU with a BAE, Secondary Education (Earth and Space Science). The degree is a very challenging one as it encompasses the majority of a BS in Geological Science as well as a degree in secondary education. The time demands and work load can be exhausting. Personally I completed my degree as a father of 2 children, working a full-time job, and was able to complete this. There were many nights where I wouldn't start my ASU work load until 11pm, but I got it done. I actually graduated summa cum laude and was the Outstanding Teacher Candidate award winner. If I could do this, any "normal" student should do just fine. The cost/investment was worth it. ASU made my dreams come true."
Denise M - 7/24/2019
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2017
"Having an online school has helped me to accomplish graduation from college. Not sure if I would have been able to if online college was not an option for me. It helped me to work and be a mom. Arizona State has many options for anyone to attend college and succeed in their life and career."
Keani Saito - 7/22/2019
Graduation Year: 2019
"Arizona State University was an amazing and very welcoming university. I was able to gain a vast knowledge of sciences and worked with many brilliant and talented professionals. While this university has the record of being the biggest university in the country, I was able to receive quality one on one time with professors at any appropriate time that worked with that professor. ASU had been a great experience that I will forever remember and cherish!"
Jessie Dwyer - 7/19/2019
Graduation Year: 2019
"I received a B.S. in Applied Biological Sciences at Arizona State University, Polytechnic campus. I thoroughly enjoyed the Polytechnic campus because it was much more intimate and accessible than the Tempe campus. The Applied Biological Sciences department within the College of Integrative Sciences was an incredible department with the best professors I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Each professor is open to discussion about their specialty and more than willing to help students further their academic career and prepare them for their future career. My major involved a lot of hands-on classes that allowed me to sculpt my skills with real-life examples and activities. I worked closely with software that will be extremely valuable to my research career, including R and GIS. I had been to many schools before the ASU Polytechnic campus, and this campus and degree has been the best experience, so far."
NA - 7/18/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2019
"After finishing my bachelors in business I thought I wanted to explore a degree in Criminal Justice, ASU is ranked very high so I applied and was accepted. That's when it all fell apart. The School of Criminal Justice is horrible, to say the least. Very unprofessional, the instructors change their syllabus during the year and have a clause in the syllabus to cover them. The entire program was ran by what seems to be Dr students and have no idea how to actually run a class. The worst of all was Redner-Vera. She had no direction or continuity of the class and the syllabus. All in all very disappointing especially since I got my bachelors from there and saw amazing professors in the W.P. Carey school of business, not so much for the CRJ school."
Allison Salari - 7/11/2019
Degree: Communications (Speech & Rhetorical Studies)
Graduation Year: 2010
"I had a pretty good experience at Arizona State University. Educational environment - I attended ASU's West campus and the campus was very easy to navigate and logically laid out. The library was big and had lots of space for study time and group work also. Professors - the quality of the professors at ASU during my time was the biggest struggle I had with the school. I had one teacher who was "associate" level professor, and be bragged about his degrees coming from Mexico and not being "real degrees". He was awful. I had another woman professor who barely every showed up to class. Workload - The workload for my classes was generally very light and manageable. Other majors I'm sure are not so fortunate."
Lindsey Rogers - 7/11/2019
Graduation Year: 2018
"At age 19, I took advantage of Starbucks' partnership with Arizona State University in which my Bachelor's degree would be payed for by working in a coffee shop for twenty hours a week. It was an incredible deal! I adored my job and flourished at Arizona State. After graduating high school, I completed one year at a traditional state school, and did poorly. I had a 2.6 GPA and risked losing my spot in my program. However, ASU changed everything for me. Immediately upon beginning my courses, my GPA skyrocketed and I felt fulfilled with what I was learning. With my classes being online, I was able to pace myself and learn on my own, not space out in class and be distracted with other classmates as I had at my previous school. Even better, my professors were worth their weight. I could tell they genuinely cared about what they were teaching (except for maybe one philosophy professor). Several professors were even nationally recognized and boasted impressive awards and contributed greatly to their fields, for which I felt privileged to be their student. By graduation, I was finishing six months ahead of time, had a 3.72 GPA, and was accepted into Golden Key International Honor Society. I could speak positively about my experience at ASU for hours, and that just shows how much love and respect I have for my Alma Mater."
Enrique Carrasco - 7/10/2019
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2017
"Arizona State University is home to one of the largest student campuses in the country. I specifically attended the Tempe, AZ campus, where over 30,000 students take classes and participate in college life. The plethora of dorm options and accessible degrees is quite overwhelming at first. However, despite its large class size, it was not difficult to try and fit in, as many student groups, activities, and events made it easy to find other similar-minded students. Although tuition is always something difficult to pay for, many scholarships and grants allow many of the students to only take minimal loans. Many of the professors were kind and attentive, while some were more stern. however, overall around 2/3rds of my classes were small (less than 30 students) sized. These classes were quite helpful because the professor was more accessible to everyone, somewhat similar to high school. Make the time to talk to your professors, especially in your latter two years, since they will be instrumental in writing letters of recommendation and assisting you in your graduate journey."
Carlos Lozoya - 7/9/2019
Graduation Year: 2018
"One of the obstacles was the continue struggle to find ways to live and pay for my education for both my mother and I. After a while it took a toll on me and my grades dropped that resulted to the outcome of me the student owning money the needed for the classes that were failed. As a result I started working full time at a shoe retail store to help provide as a living and income to help pay for the student loans. Until I was dissatisfied with the outcome and where my life was going. At that point I decided to join the military to help pay for school and hoping I would qualify for student loan repayment program. Unfortunately the military was not offering the student loan repayment program but there was other options that the military offered to help soldier achieve their goals but also help with college education. Personally, I was able to join and use the tuition assistance to help cover some of the tuition and use some financial to cover the rest. Overall, each of my life choices were not the best or the decisions to help pay for my education. I was able to complete my educational goal with my undergrad as Bachelors in Science of Criminology and Criminal Justice. I was able to use the resources and obstacles to achieve my goal."
Chas Damo - 7/1/2019
Graduation Year: 2012
"Arizona State University is a quality institution that requires its students to be proactive it the education it provides. As an undergraduate, I did not have relationships with my teachers outside of the classroom, which I believe would've helped my own personal experience. As a graduate student at Arizona State University, I have realized that being proactive in your education is the most beneficial way to achieve the success you wish to see in the classroom and professionally. My undergraduate experience in my past college was beneficial but I feel like career-wise, professors taught to the book and did not teach how the information they were providing could be used practically in the field, which in part was a mistake on my part for not asking the questions I wished to know about. It is hard to reflect in a deeper sense, when I graduated with my undergraduate degree over six years ago, so discussing the value of my graduate experience seems more appropriate. My graduate program, which is the Masters in Public Administration (Nonprofit Administration), has offered challenges to me since the opening orientation when a professor stated how hard the program was. I took that as a challenge to utilize my skills and professional experience to excel in the program. The graduate program, uses both online and in-person forms of teaching to offer students flexibility for working professionals and I've found it to be very flexible. My professors have been insightful, though-provoking, and offer challenges that have helped me grow both educationally and professionally speaking. The program has taught me to embrace the unknown and to challenge my thoughts in the process. It is a wonderful program that has helped open my eyes to what needs to be done in society."
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