Arizona State University Reviews

  • 713 Reviews
  • Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,629 - $28,336
86% of 713 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 713 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Mary Swaffar
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2012
  • Degree: Business
"Pros: Workload is tough but manageable, and curriculum is great. Price is reasonable. Cons: Program isn't as rigorous or well respected as others."
Amanda Christensen
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2012
  • Degree: Business
"ASU excels on all fronts. I have open access to faculty, access to all of the technology I need, and total support in my work."
Keshab Pathak
  • Reviewed: 12/21/2012
  • Degree: Engineering
"Graduate program in power and energy systems at ASU is one of the renowned program in US. The professors are the innovators in this field. The program has seminars every week wherein the experts from industries and professors from different universities present about current obstacles and relevant innovations. The placement after graduation is excellent."
Sheetal Chitnis
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2012
  • Degree: Fine Arts
"I feel fortunate to be a part of ASU. I however am a little upset with the financial support I should have received being an International Student."
Autumn Monteau
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2012
  • Degree: Law
"The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law was a wonderful institution. The faculty made themselves available and the curriculum has served me well in law practice. I loved law school!"
Mark Generous
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2012
  • Degree: Communications
"Pros - > The faculty are renowned in their field of expertise, > The classes are stimulating and challenging > The graduate life has a good feel - very academic and intellectually stimulating > The surrounding area is wonderful - Phoenix is a blast with lots to do > The graduate climate is NOT competitive - if you are competitive you are shunned. Cons - > Classes are CHALLENGING - get ready. > Assignments in classes are sometimes unnecessary and do not have any value toward career progress (e.g., taking mid-terms and finals - who does that in a graduate program?) > While the graduate climate is fun, graduate students do not often hangout together outside of school (you have 3 to 4 close friends) > As with any graduate program, money is tight - but this is expected with the territory."
Marretta Mathes
  • Reviewed: 12/16/2012
  • Degree: Public Policy
"I liked the program as a whole. It helped me advance my career."
Vincent Herrera
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2012
  • Degree: Education
"When I attended Arizona State University, I was seeking teacher certification. The pros of the program stem from the fact that the program offered was accelerated. Soon after I graduated, I obtained employment through a job fair provided by the university. They did an amazing job of walking me through the necessary steps required in order for me to enter my career. Though I felt well prepared, education is forever changing. When I exited the program, there was a significant need for supplemental education in order to prepare me for my career. Overall, Arizona State University gave me the direction I needed to move forward in my career."
Alexandria Johnson
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2012
  • Degree: Business
"There are no blatant cons about this graduate program. Arizona State does a wonderful job of ensuring student success while maintaining a reputation of academic rigor. The student support programs such as career advising and financial aid are well staffed, and the alumni network is absolutely noteworthy."
Michael Hicks
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2012
  • Degree: Biology
"For my doctoral degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology there are three mandatory classes and two elective classes that a student must take. They were fairly tough, but manageable. Most of the tests are take home practicals. Graduate students are also teacher assistants which I've found to be more difficult. This has the affect that professors talk to you like an equal, not inferior like some do to undergraduates. Housing is affordable. With roommates, one could find shared housing for about $300. More well to do have plenty of options including 22nd floor high rise condos. I haven't had any problems with safety on campus. There are plenty of call boxes for campus police, and laboratories which graduate students may have 24 hr access to lock after class. There are a lot of opportunity for career support. There are grant workshops for those wishing to stay in academia. There a teaching opportunities at Community Colleges and K-12 schools, and community outreach programs. The entrepreneurial office which offers $10,000 and advisors for students that wish to start a business. My graduate advisor has also helped me in many ways with finding a job after graduation. It exemplifies the work/life balance, providing rich experiences for both. I have truly appreciated the graduate program. Within the School of Life Sciences there is a great community of Biologists. The education quality is really what the graduate student puts into it. For the sciences a graduate student must be self-motivated otherwise they will be miserable. For me, the differences in education quality between undergraduate and graduate is equal to the difference between high school and undergraduate. It’s radically improved. Arizona State has a wonderful social life. It reminds me of a movie or something. The School of Life Sciences also has a great community of graduate students."
JESSIE MARSHALL
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2012
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"The graduate program at ASU has been really been beneficial not only to my education, but also my future career path. The professors have become mentors and do everything they can to advise me on which path is best for me. They present numerous options that I may not have thought of and are always available when I need guidance. The program itself is very informative and makes me feel that I will be very well-rounded and competent in the field when I graduate. The work load can be stressful to juggle with the required internship, but only lasts a year. I am very happy with m decision to join this program and can't wait to see where it will lead me."
Tyler Cornia
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2012
  • Degree: Law
"ASU is a high-caliber school and offers a great legal program at an excellent price."
Amanda Christensen
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2012
  • Degree: Business
"I love going to grad school in a big city as opposed to a college town. I receive tons of support at ASU and still have a social life."
Francisco Costela
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2012
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"ASU's offer of grad programs is wide. The quality of the programs is acclaimed and the financial aid is good. The affordability of living is the best pro. The only con I can think of is the safety at the campus and in the light rail that connects the campus with Phoenix."
Jessica Williams
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I love that my graduate program is competitive and highly ranked. I feel like I will be well prepared for my field upon graduation. The one con is that I feel that some of my professors who do research hate teaching and it is reflected in their lectures."
Luke Brenneman
  • Reviewed: 11/29/2012
  • Degree: Communications
"This is my first semester here, and I feel like a valued part of the program. Faculty and staff have already been investing in me, and they care about my interests. The program has an excellent reputation nationally and internationally, and it blows me away how many of my professors get called upon for important research and practice. This is a great area to live, especially for the low cost of living, and there are tons of social and nature-related things to do. Also, the program has an amazing job placement rate (over 90%, I think), so I'm not worried about life after I get my degree."
Jessica Crouse
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2012
  • Degree: Public Policy
"I really enjoy the program at ASU. While I do not necessarily feel that it is the most academically challenging master's program to ever exist, I do feel that I am learning new information every day, and I can see the legitimate applications in the real world for the information being taught in each class. It is reasonably priced, and it is easy to complete the master's program in a reasonable amount of time and access the necessary classes. I have been searching for scholarships or grants to assist with the financial burden, and have so far been unable to attain such financial aid."
Christina Knowles
  • Reviewed: 11/20/2012
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"The program is competieve, and of high quality. The professors are published, and up to date with the field. ASU is going to be a leader academically...just wait and see."
Samantha Weigold
  • Reviewed: 11/19/2012
  • Degree: Engineering
"The courses that are offered are great, but most of the teachers are difficult to understand because of heavy accents and the cost of living as a college student here is not affordable, including dorm, parking, and especially tuition."
Dan Buice
  • Reviewed: 10/10/2012
  • Degree: Business
"ASU offers a high quality on-line MBA program that matches the regular/in-person program with content and professors. This was a crucial need for me."