Arizona State University Reviews

  • 718 Reviews
  • Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,398 - $29,428
86% of 718 students said this degree improved their career prospects
91% of 718 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Just Me
  • Reviewed: 4/25/2022
  • Degree: History
"I loved my time at Arizona State online! I transferred in as a Junior (went to college right out of high school, never finished) and finished in four semesters. The quality of education was superb; the curriculum and professors are the same as for on-campus students. ASUOnline is more traditional than some other online programs; expect quizzes, tests, papers, lectures, exams, etc. (although all asynchronous). Most of the classes were organized extremely well for the online format; just be prepared to work hard. Each semester is separated into two 7.5 week sessions (A and B), so the material is greatly accelerated compared to the on-campus students. However, even working a full time job with a family, I was able to take 3 (and in one semester 4) classes per session, but it wasn't easy. If you actually want to learn and get your money's worth, I would highly recommend ASUOnline over some of the other options (SNHU, WGU, etc.) because the quality is much, much higher. I'm proud to be an ASU alum!"
Joshua Wenger
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2022
  • Degree: Information Technology
"You’ll get a degree, but you probably won’t learn anything. Online “classes” consist of old PowerPoints, poorly formatted quizzes, and grading without actionable feedback. You’ll have to teach yourself whatever it is you want to know with nearly 0 input from instructors. Save your money and hit up WGU instead."
Benjamin Hunter
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2022
  • Degree: English
"This is a higher education "turn'em and burn'em" scheme. They churn out graduates offering substandard, inconsistent, and, at times, incomprehensible education. The course and loan structure is somewhere between financial entrapment and a bait-and-switch. The whole program is horribly misleading. They talk a good game but fail to deliver. Point out obvious course design flaws... it falls on deaf ears with program administrators that are ready with excuses. Courses with professors consistently ranked on Rank My Professor as "awful." In the day and age when we talk about the high cost of higher education, we also need to be talking about the quality of that education. What is the recourse for students with credentialing organizations and lending institutions that endorse and facilitate them to lure students in and fail to deliver on high-cost, and presumably higher education? ASU Online is a profit machine exploiting students and the COVID virus."
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2021
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"There is a reason ASU rated Playboy's top party school for so many years. I transfered from Glendale Community College, AZ. My tuition went up 200% and the level of educational experience dropped through the floor. I took several programming courses and the only computers in the classrooms were on the professor's desk. When looking for supplemental study material for my mechanics of materials, I found the PowerPoint slides and lesson plans on another school's website from a course that had been retired more than a decade prior. My Chemistry course was like being in a coffee house. The prof refused to control his classroom and I could only hear 10-15% of the lecture, even up front. These are just a few of the grievances I have against the academics of this worthless school. The school says that your tuition goes completely towards your education, not to the sports teams. I spent $5+/ht for parking on top of a ridiculous tuition but my tuition included free tickets to any home ASU sporting events. There were lots of beautiful buildings and wonderful landscaping. Professor's were frequently unavailable during their office hours. I am happy to say I did not graduate from ASU. I would hate have to put it on my resume. I moved on to a different school. Do yourself a favor...pick a different school."
Anon Student
  • Reviewed: 9/20/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"If you are going in person, from what I hear from others this can be an amazing school, if it is online, just run. You are not a priority, you are not taught, you are handed a book and basically told good luck. The amount of run around you must perform to get questions answered, with the unrealistic expectations laid out for timelines is ridiculous. Most people online are working and going to school. The school is not set up for that despite their claims of being flexible, unless you are willing to basically drop off the face of the planet and dedicate your every living and breathing moment to try and study a topic with little to no help and google/youtube as your teacher then maybe you can get it to work for you. It is unfortunate but it's the reality I have continuously faced with this school."
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2021
  • Degree: Human Services
"I received an online Masters Degree from ASU. I do believe that you will most likely have a good experience if you attend in person. However, they treat their online students terribly. I was never able to get a meeting with an advisor because they only make themselves available for students who attend in person. I did not get the experience I was hoping for. They also will not help you with career placement after you graduate"
MSC - Big Data Student
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2021
  • Degree: Computer Science
"It took me just over a week to familiarize myself enough with the course and program to know that it is wasn't put together as well I needed it to be for the $1500.00 cash I had paid for this course. By then however, the reimbursement time was over by one day per ASU. I love alternative formats and was impressed with the outward structure of ASU's program (modular certificates leading to a Masters) - but the details were sloppy and all over the place. I couldn't shake the feeling that I would be better prepared in the course topic if I had taken a $15.00 Udemy course. Udemy, however, unlike ASU, takes responsibility for the quality of their content and offers a customer satisfaction focused, 30 day guarantee for their courses. ASU needs to have accountability for student (customer) satisfaction. They need to not hide behind delusions of "advanced curriculum" and focus instead on course improvement. They need to take student feedback and give student refunds."
Mikel Cassara
  • Reviewed: 5/19/2021
  • Degree: Anthropology
"If you enjoy radical feminist and strange grading then I recommend attending ASU. My whole outlook of education has changed and I never knew teachers could be scandalous and whatnot. I’m a good student and WELL above average. Please don’t attend this school...Please don’t let your son attend ASU. Please!!! Run!!!"
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2021
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"This school is great at one thing and that’s getting you started with your degree. Other than that this school does not accept a lot of transferable classes. They are very disorganized with the curriculum and they spend no time educating you in your classes. I do not recommend this school especially for military."
  • Reviewed: 1/30/2021
  • Degree: Art & Design
"I went to ASU for one year and left. After being there for one semester, two former students told me that the professors like to haze you the first and second years and by the third year, you’ll love them. Once I heard this, the way they treated me made sense. They would “forget” to invite me to gatherings outside of school or leave me off of emails. One professor told me that they forgot I was a student there (there were only two of us new students in the program.) Also, in my first critique a professor told me I hadn’t suffered enough to paint the kind of paintings I do. And a third professor did not help me when I asked for it, instead the reply to my email was harsh, uncaring and rude. I would highly recommend not going here for the the MFA Painting Program."
Austin H
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2020
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I’ve read through the comments and felt compelled to write an accurate review from the perspective of a 28 year old, married with three children, disabled veteran and full time employee. I’ve seen quite a few reviews saying that “the program is not meant for working adults...” I’ll be the first to tell you that it is. If you have the work ethic, you can absolutely achieve a degree. There were times I would have to get up around 4-5AM, before the kids were up, just so I could complete assignments. As far ASU, I actually transferred back to ASU because I found it truly challenging to attend another institution in person. The flexibility of ASU’s platform is really what allowed me as a non-traditional student to graduate. The classes can be challenging and the shift from Blackboard to Canvas was a god send. I enjoyed my time there. The only fault I have with ASU, is their finance department/veteran benefit department. It practically feels non existent. I’ve had periods that were not certified until a week before the course was over. Just remember, the only support you have (from what I’ve experienced) is yourself. You will have to be a self starter to get your work done and address any institutional issues."
  • Reviewed: 11/13/2020
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I have enjoyed my time with ASU online. Very challenging as if I was in an actual class. The only thing I disliked is the financial department. Recently I had to do a medical withdrawal due to my wife being diagnosed with cancer. Tho I was approved for the medical withdrawal the finance department still wants me to pay for the entire class I withdrew from. A hold was put onto my account and can not register for any classes until it is paid off. I would understand if I withdrew without an actual good reason and was put on a hold. But after this experience I can say they do not care about people’s health or family. They could have at least allowed me to continue my classes in January like I was planning while paying for the class I withdrew from. So now I am deciding to finish else where."
Rachael Gillis
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
"If you want to check a box of completing a bachelors degree then this school can do that for you. You will do a lot of work in some classes but not all. It is a very impersonal school so don’t expect to make connections with your instructors. If you want to go on to graduate school, I would not recommend doing an online program unless you have a way of doing teaching assistant jobs with a university or doing in person research since the professors at this school have no interest in writing recommendation letters. Overall if I could do my bachelors in person I would since it would most likely be cheaper and more advantageous for me, but since I work full time in the military that’s not an option. If you are a student who has the choice of going to school in person do so, it will be better for you in the long run."
Bass Reemer
  • Reviewed: 10/14/2020
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"ASU's sales pitch of "college for working adults" is absolutely laughable and blatantly false. If you have a fulltime job with any kind of commute you are still required to do the exact amount of work with the same time limits as a student without a job. So exactly "how" does it benefit fulltime adult workers? I'll answer this- It doesn't and it is only a 'bait and switch' to get more funds for the school. If you are 'only' a student living on campus or at your parent's house without a fulltime job then maybe it can work. Waste of time and money for me."
  • Reviewed: 2/12/2020
  • Degree: MSW
"Online experience is almost completely hands-off. If you want to just do the work and get a degree, then maybe this is the place for you, but I have learned very little thus far and am very displeased because I'm paying so much. I don't think the majority of the professors care, let alone want to talk to anyone. The co-instructors are hit or miss. Some have the same mentality, others are good and communicate well. I've sent emails to various co-instructors and some have been rude and condescending. But, I like having discussions and contact with professors and co-instructors. I feel I'm paying you, then you should be focusing on MY education, not your full-time job with your private practice. The courses are 7.5 weeks long and they cram a bunch of garbage assignments at you. For the last 2 semesters I have read and re-learned material that we covered extensively in the last semester, which was pretty common knowledge. If I would have known (which I had red flags but ignored) what this was going to look like, I would have gone with Boise State, Fordham U, or Simmons U. I'm still questioning if I should cut and transfer to another University before completing..."
Aimee W
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"Arizona State University has a wonderful biology program. They give you the ability to choose the classes that interest you. I was able to take marine biology type classes in the middle of the desert! The professors are amazing and truly do care about each and every student. It is hard to find a university that not only has a wide variety of course but that houses staff that truly make an overall difference in your life."
Tara Thompson
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2019
  • Degree: English
"My time at ASU was one I won't find myself forgetting. I know that is something many may say of their alma matter but I feel it rings true for me. The classes I took in ASU's English program were equal parts challenging and enlightening. I found myself eager to attend class and ready to tear my way through readings. I also felt urged as a writer to continue to improve instead of letting myself stagnant, thinking I had peaked. I will always be grateful for this time at ASU because it gave me plenty to build on as I continue my lifelong journey of learning."
Hannah Kilba
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"This college has changed my life exponentially. When I began my Bachelor's program here I had no idea how much it would change my life for the better, not just through education but through wonderful people and professors I was able to connect with throughout the online program. The online platform is wonderful for watching lectures and discussing material with fellow students and the professors. Responses are quick and helpful from the professors and the truly are there to help the students succeed. Additionally, the college assigns students to "Success Coaches" which are available to help talk about anything you need varying from budgeting to mental health resources. Tutoring is available for all subjects and the library resource allows students to read and use academic articles, journals, and books for free. I recommend this college to everyone who is considering applying for a new school; I also plan on continuing with my education through their multitude of programs. If you need to speak with a counselor and you will be overwhelmed with the friendly and helpful nature of all of them. I can't praise this school enough, it is an amazing place to be; I am proud to be an Arizona State alumni."
Amy Carson
  • Reviewed: 10/29/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"Arizona State University's online program has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. The program has allowed for me to challenge myself in time management and self delegation. Upon starting college, I didn't think online was a good idea because you are physically alone. You miss out on a lot of student life. Although, the basic college experience is not for everyone. I am a full time worker, I live on my own, and I support myself at least 90% financially. ASU online allowed for me to obtain an education, while assuring that my other needs were met. The schedule is nearly up to the student, as long as they meet deadlines. You are not alone online. The professors always provided excellent assistance and support, showing constant excitement for what they were teaching. The students in all classes provide a sense of belonging, as ultimately you all are "there" for the same purpose. The psychology program itself was so intriguing. I learned so much and fell in love with the subject. It helped me decide what I wanted to do with myself upon graduation. I have also enjoyed the staff and the program so much that I have decided to persue my education further through ASU's M.S. Psychology program. I am beyond excited and I would of course recommend this to anyone who is looking for an alternative schooling option!"
Erin Moran
  • Reviewed: 10/24/2019
  • Degree: Human Services
"After completing my general education requirements at a local community college I transferred to ASU. The application process was easy and thorough. I enrolled as a non-resident online student and began pursuing my B.S in Human and Family Development. The online classes were easy to access and navigate and the curriculum was very informative. I liked the interactive course maps which helped me track my progress and select my classes. The cost was not bad at all compared to other schools in my area and financial aid was easy to access and understand. The success coaches always stayed in touch and any technical difficulties were promptly tended to. Overall I enjoyed my college experience at ASU. The staff was always available when I had questions or concerns and the curriculum was professional and practical. I strongly recommend ASU as a place to further your education."