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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Stephanie Rudzki
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2018
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"I am blessed to be an ASU alumni, and feeling even more blessed to currently be a part of an ASU graduate program. Teaching is not an easier profession by any means, but ASU's iTeachAZ program made me feel fully prepared to take on my very own classroom, and the many responsibilities that comes with being an educator. Unlike other schools, ASU's teaching program mandates an entire academic year of student teaching. To many this may sound like a complete drag, a waste of time, and unfair when compared to other schools' student teaching programs. Sure ,at first I was not sure how I felt about spending an entire year, unpaid, in the classroom, but it was completely worth while, and I will be forever grateful for that experience! Classroom experience does not start there! Even as early as my sophomore year, I was spending time in a classroom as a part of my coursework. The mandatory hours spent in the classroom did not even feel like work to me; it only reinforced that I was going into the right profession! I highly recommend that anyone interested in obtaining a teaching degree, looks into getting one from Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton's Teacher College!"
Amanda Murray
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2018
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"Mary Lou Fulton offers an alternative path to teaching. Whether you're starting a new career as an educator or are looking to improve your credentials, you will become more knowledgeable in education policy and practices. I enjoyed going through the program with my cohort, I really got to know my peers, and I worked with all of them in different ways throughout the two years. It gave me the ability to meet teachers outside of my school district and hear about different perspectives on education through Arizona. I enjoyed the variety of professors that taught the classes. They were supportive of all the teachers in the program and offered useful advice that could be applied in the classroom. At times it was difficult to balance teaching and completing a Master's program, but the small cohort and support from the professors helped complete the program successfully. I would recommend this program to people in Teach for America, and teachers who work at a charter school and have not yet received their certification."
Maria Robinson
  • Reviewed: 2/3/2018
  • Degree: Social Work
"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."
Bryan Rockenbach
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2018
  • Degree: Marketing - Digital Marketing
"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."
Clayton Rauscher
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
Sloane Ware
  • Reviewed: 1/29/2018
  • Degree: Communications
"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."
Elizabeth Thomas
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2018
  • Degree: Social Work
"ASU is a school I have been a part of since I was an undergraduate student. Continuing to do my masters program, I chose to stay with ASU because of the top ranking it has for graduate programs and the school of social work. I am very happy with my decision, and would advise anyone to build their own tenure as a student with ASU, because there are many opportunities and research to be established with if you do!"
Danielle N.
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2018
  • Degree: Social Work
"Enrolling in Arizona State University's online program for my Masters in Social Work has allowed me to continue my education while remaining in the workforce full-time and also being a single parent. The classes are 100% online with the exception of field placement which means I have the flexibility to fit my schoolwork into my already busy schedule. My interactions with peers and instructors through Blackboard has been positive and enriching. I look forward to finishing my degree with ASU and entering the field of clinical social work with a solid professional education as my foundation."
Danielle Nelson
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2018
  • Degree: Social Work
"Enrolling in Arizona State University's online program for my Masters in Social Work has allowed me to continue my education while remaining in the workforce full-time and also being a single parent. The classes are 100% online with the exception of field placement which means I have the flexibility to fit my schoolwork into my already busy schedule. My interactions with peers and instructors through Blackboard has been positive and enriching. I look forward to finishing my degree with ASU and entering the field of clinical social work with a solid professional education as my foundation."
Ellen Pierce
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2018
  • Degree: Journalism
"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."
Pierce Sargeant
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2018
  • Degree: Supply Chain Management
"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."
Ellen Pierce
  • Reviewed: 1/15/2018
  • Degree: Communications
"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."
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2018
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"This is an accelerated program (18 months) and it is the best decision I could have made! Im receiving an amazing education from professors who are or were practicing therapists in the field. The professors do an amazing job at preparing the students for whats to come. I love this program and you would too!"
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2018
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"Arizona State University is a great school which has surprised me with how personable it is, even though it is the largest university in the United States. My specific schools, the School of Sustainability and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society have both been very attentive to my needs and have been very flexible in helping me design two masters program which fit in with all of my desires. Both schools have coordinated to allow me to overlap course and continue to take course from other schools on campus. They check in with me often to ensure I am confident with my academic path and make sure I have access to all of the resources I may need. The counselor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society went out of her way to recommend me to get a TA position because she knew I was having a difficult time paying for school. Overall, a great school."
Tait Neilson
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2018
  • Degree: Physical Education
"The counselor that contacted me at the beginning of the process is extremely helpful and always makes time for me. She made sure that I had everything I needed and had me prepared for the first day of school. The teachers were also very helpful and had a passion for what they were teaching. They were willing to help the students and wanted to make sure they knew the class material. The website they have for students is easy to use and is very helpful. I recommend this program and school to everyone."
Jonathan C. Hall
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2018
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"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."
Dawn L. Walker
  • Reviewed: 12/31/2017
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
"Online learning inherently sounds like a sole-individual environment. At times, this would mean that I study alone at home, in the office or at the local Starbucks. Despite functioning in this setting, I chose to pursue graduate school online with Arizona State University (ASU). I was astounded to learn that I would not be alone for long. ASU has proven that distance cannot stop joint learning. I am continuously interacting with my classmates. Each course has synchronous meetings with 3-4 classmates and I am engaged with different peers from all over the world. This connects me to a continuous source of multicultural experiences to learn from. Learning about my classmates is molding my future. I am eager to start classes. In the infancy of my program, I am hungering for collective learning from encouraging professors. Feedback from professors is fluid and can be utilized in class and in the workplace. I do not feel pressure to produce papers with continuous citations, rather I am encouraged to explore the field in a professional thought provoking manner. This helps me apply my coursework to my employment. I recommend Arizona State University because I can directly apply what I am learning with what I am doing, and I am not doing it alone."
Yoshiko Kato
  • Reviewed: 12/31/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I study at Master of Music: Music Therapy degree program at Arizona State University. This course is a concentration program for 3 years. The music therapy courses at ASU are offered in a fast paced curriculum so that the student can prepare for the professional requirements within the first 1.5 years attending, and this includes many clinical and academic courses as well as advanced musicianship. After taking classes and internship only for 1.5 years at ASU, students can apply the exam for The Certification Board for Music Therapists and can be professional music therapists. Students usually need to study 4 years at other universities in the US. Therefore, Music Therapy course at ASU provides a good system to save tuition. Students at ASU can learn a variety of methods about music therapy although most universities in the US only provide one or two specfic methods about music therapy. At ASU, small quizes and assignments are evaluated for the final grade. I studied every day, submitted all assingments and tried to take quizes very hard. I liked the system. Therefore, I got good academic records. Professors are very kind and supportive. No students give up this course and change the course until finishing it. I also enjoyed the internship program at Arizona State University clinic. The internship provides the experience in a full time work setting where students gain the valuable skills in applying theoretical knowledge to the real world setting, under the supervision of a board-certified music therapist. I mainly worked with children with developmental disabilities. Through music therapy sessions, they improved their conditions. For example, children with autism gradually improved the skill to communicate with other people. I felt happy whenever I saw their smile. Thanks to all kind staffs, I had wonderful experiences every day. My main instrument is piano. Aside from music therapy classes, I took jazz piano lessons. It is important for music therapists to enhance musician skills. Students can take their interesting classes such as performance, composition, music history. The system is also attractive. Therefore, I highly recommed Arizona State Universty to students. ASU is ranking No1 in the US for innovation field. Now I finished the course for 1.5 years. Therofore, I will take the exam and become a professional music therapist. My dream is to become the linking bridge of the world as a music therapist for helping people."
Chelsey Ballarte
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2017
  • Degree: Journalism
"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."
Timothy Griswold
  • Reviewed: 12/25/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"I am just beginning my graduate program at ASU and so far my transition has been fairly smooth. Each person that I have contacted about admissions or finances has quickly responded and aided me along in this process. The classes for the nanoscience program are all well rounded and collaborative. One of the drawbacks is that some of the classes are only offered periodically. Depending on when the program is began will depend on if a student gets to take certain classes they want to take. That or have to take an extra semester to take those classes. This every other year type offering makes financial planning more difficult because the nanoscience program does not have any funding. All though there may be funding through the physics department. I look forward to expanding my knowledge and learning from a top tier school."