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The quality of instruction at Arizona State University is first class. Many of my classes were less than 20 students, despite the university being on of the largest in the United States. I chose to continue my education at ASU by pursuing a master's degree.
I would tell anyone to be very wary of transferring into ASU and when dealing with advisors. I have been royally s*****d for the upcoming year by having some pretty c****y advising that has left me without required credits that I was previously led to believe I already had earned, and I am not having to do those credits and take yet another semester (I was supposed to graduate this coming Spring). And it is looking like those extra credits will have to be paid for out of my own pocket rather than by financial aid. So, if you are a high school aged kid and you are thinking about college and are considering ASU: proceed at your own risk. I would HIGHLY advise you to know exactly what credits you will need, when you will complete, them, how long it will take, etc. You CANNOT trust the advising team at ASU to help you here, from my experience. Actually, be careful with ASU period!
DO NOT do the MSW program at ASU. They are basically just selling you a degree. They have nearly a 2 hour wait between classes so you are forced to hand out there if you live off campus, and they have very little concern about working students. To fill in class time they have the worst lectures which are repeats of the same people from the BSW class. Finally, I was very dissatisfied with my internships as well. All in all, a very bad experience. Go elsewhere!
Don't assume that you need a science major to get into medical school, which is at times a mistake. Instead of struggling with all the unnecessary science classes, maybe focus on an major or interest and just complete the pre-requisites done for medical, dental or pharmacy school. Trust me. You'll appreciate it! The work load will be easier!
Bachelors of Applied Science in Operations management. A month after I graduated I had brain surgery and have been unable to work in my career field. I volunteered in several different areas to use my skills I learned in operations management and implement work ethics in those areas. This was very fulfilling for me! The rest of the story is very long and bout the struggle of coming back from a traumatic brain injury.
ASUs financial department is terrible. It shouldn't be so hard to pay my tuition, but ASU makes it hard!! If you have a scholarship good luck. I was repeatedly hit with late fees because the scholarship department could not post my payment to the finances department on time. It showed on my account that I had a scholarship and the money was there but because scholarships department didnt release it in time they nailed me with late fees and there was nothing I could do about it! Good luck calling, if they returned my call all they could tell me was nothing but sorry. They could not answer my questions and they just transferred me back and forth from scholarships to the finical department for an hour!! Great classes and instructors but terrible financial department. Just plan on paying an extra $100 in payment plan fees every semester on top of all the other fees you have to pay!! I gave the school 3 stars because any other department I reached out to was great and always returned calls and emails and I never had problems getting answers from them.
Although one of the largest public universities in the country, ASU has an amazing sense of community. Faculty are educated and excited about what they teach and the staff provide a wonderful outlet for expression and motivation. Regardless of your degree program, ASU provides the environment and rigors coursework to help individuals become professionals that will make a genuine difference in their communities.
ASU is a very diverse and open school. It has many opportunities for students and I am beyond grateful for my time there. I was given many chances for internships and jobs, as well as scholarships and help from advisors and other students alike. The classes are smaller and you really do feel connected to your professors. Overall I would attend ASU again.
Arizona State University provides great faculty with diverse experiences, but most importantly they want to invest in their students lives. I personally became close with one of my professors who to this day I can still visit in her office hours for both advice and just to talk about any insecurities I have about the future. It's not only important to have a knowledgeable teacher, but also one who invests and cares about their students.
Attending Arizona State University was one of the best decisions I have made in my life thus far. I studied Criminal Justice and the school and professors were all incredible. I always felt as though the professors genuinely wanted me to succeed. I spent a lot of time on the Downtown Phoenix campus, which is stunning. The atmosphere is that of driven young adults pursuing their dreams of professionalism and success.