Arizona State University Reviews
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I have not yet graduated from my school. I work in the social work field currently and there are a great number of people who are in college, the majority divided between ASU and GCU. What I like about ASU is that it requires in person classes to complete the BSW program. I firmly believe that one gets more out of a classroom setting and though I have appreciated on line courses for convenience as I have to work full time, I think that in the field of social work it is vital to acknowledge and interact with the diversity of the students studying in this field. Grand Canyon University on the other hand has an entirely online bachelors of social work degree available. While again I am also appreciative of the online classes that have enabled me to continue to work and progress my academic career at a nice pace, social networking in this field is irreplaceable. ASU is supportive of it's students and has an excellent tutoring program.
ASU was all I could ask for in a university. There were tons of cool things happening every week from free student events, to sports game, etc. The staff and faculty were always welcoming and helpful. Their schedules were often flexible to accommodate. Even the students were there to learn and willing to help each other out. A school is largely defined by its culture and ASU's culture was on point.
Arizona State University was a great experience. Studying biology here from 2009-2013 was very useful in learning how to write, study, and promote myself to employers showing them that I put in the effort to obtain a college degree. With my biology degree, I was able to teach biology at the high school and university levels in schools in Colombia, South America for over 2 years. Without this degree, I'm certain that I would not have gotten the job. Some of my favorite courses were microbiology, evolution, vertebrate zoology, and the many electives that lead me to being able to studying abroad in Madrid, Spain. Their laboratories have lots of expensive and on the frontier of science equipment, especially once you are in the upper division labs. The only thing I wish my program would have done better was to require me to have some kind of internship or biology work outside of the classroom. Graduating with no work experience can be difficult and the degree alone will not guarantee you a job.
Arizona State University prides itself on giving each and every student a unique experience. I think that each degree program and each campus is set up in a way to make you feel as though you've found your home. There was never a question I couldn't get answered, never a professor who didn't want to help. I enjoyed my experience beginning to end.
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication teaches students a variety of skills that makes them marketable for the ever-changing journalism industry. Classes such as the Future and Business of Journalism and Media Law prepare students for a rigorous and tulmutuous media landscape.
Arizona State University has a highly regarded business school which has assisted me greatly in my pursuits due to name recognition. The faculty at ASU are extremely giving of their time and are always willing to help, if you ask. The curriculum is challenging and the student body is competitive which makes for a great learning environment. Due to its size the university is able to offer more resources than you could ever take advantage of while in attendance.
I attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and it provided me with diverse skills to prepare for me for an ever-changing workforce. They provided me with support in many areas. There is a diverse set of classes that correlate with many interests and skills.
I've attended four universities over the years, and I settled on Arizona State University because of how well their online platform is set up. I chose Liberal Studies because I wanted the freedom to choose from a variety of areas of focus. I'm sticking with Arizona State for my Master's Degree because of the quality of instruction I received in the past.
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is an amazing school. It's relatively new, so they have pretty up-to-date technologies. They really emphasize internships, and most people graduate with about 6 internships, although only one is required to graduate. I had one every semester after my freshman year. However, it is not a good fit for everybody. They give the most opportunities to students wanting to be on-air anchors for traditional news or sports. There is very little focus on print or other focuses of journalism like politics or sciences, so another school might be better for those interested in non-local news. They dabble into new media strategies online like VR, AR and drone footage, but students do not typically walk away with these skills. Basically if it wouldn't be used on TV news, they don't focus on it. However, the school makes up for it in terms of flexibility. ASU encourages students to take classes outside of their major and attend any of its campuses. In fact, the Cronkite school made it easy for me to graduate with two minors and still stay on track to graduate in four years with ease. I didn't plan on taking the extra classes, but I had a great advisor who encouraged me to do so, and I'm forever glad that I did.
I believe that in order to have an effective learning experience at ASU in the Mass Communication program, on campus is where you need to be. You really need to be involved and learn from experiences and surroundings. I was unable to attend on campus classes and did not participate in school events and lost out on many opportunities.