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Their classes only present information. This school does not help you in anyway to get a job in the field you studied. Also their Forensics program is nothing more then a joke. In one class the instructor gave the class material to read about Topac, including all the sexual street language and I thought it was very inappropriate and a very bad choice of material that didn't belong in an educational environment. Also, their Reach-trio program is worthless and needs to be trashed all together. This is just for starters.
I spent almost five years at ASU. It is very usual for schools to support funding for PhD students; However, ASU is just about building up their profit. They increase the admission rate every year. Even graduate classes are exploding of crowd. No services or consultations -which are free in many schools- are free at ASU. My department does not support students by scholarships but only through teaching assistant-ships which are allocated to a few students who are referred by a faculty. On my third semester, as a PhD, I had to pay my tuition from my own pocket since the faculty who had referred me to the department head had changed his mind. So department refused to allocate a TA ship to me back then. Now I am very close to graduation. I have published several papers during past 5 years and have done several research projects from industry and my GPA is fairly high. I have to pay for a summer tuition since I registered for my defense. I asked the department for help since it is difficult for me to pay this money besides I simply think I deserve it. I never received any type of financial aid from school so far. As I expected department head told me that they do not have funding now. I directly emailed the ASU president, Micheal Crow, to ask for waiving my tuition (only $1500). Not only he didn't directly respond to me, he dismissively assigned someone from International Student Office to meet with me to just tell me there is nothing they can do. Correct! They had me go to that office, wait for someone to hear that nonsense. Waste of time and energy. This school and the leadership is just disappointing.
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!
This school is famous for making degrees that have no weight in real life. You learn a bunch of theory that you can't apply in real life and the job market is reserved for those who can attain a clinical licensure, which you can't do with this degree. I ended up not being able to compete with people who had associate degrees in nursing, medical lab science, or people who had certificates as medical assistants or medical coding. How do you explain that? I can't say the professors were bad, but it's unfortunate that they were teaching curriculum fo a degree that was worthless for attaining employment and expensive. Today, many of the people I graduated with are working in other professions that have nothing to do with healthcare. Stay away from fluff degrees such as this one. ASU doesn't care about having programs that actually equal professional employment. Do you your job as a student and check to make sure the degree your are seeking is in demand and will pay good money once you graduate. Most degree programs at this school are outdated and garbage. Let's not forget that they are expensive for a state school.
Arizona State is a great party school, if you want an actual rigorous education that you can be proud of putting on your resume or hanging on your wall this is not your school. At the time I loved it, but after seeing another school for professional programs I am very unhappy with ASU.
Very expansive comparing to the quality of program. Math and Physics lectures are awful many times. Testing and home work process is painful. If you are comfortable with self learning or have enough time to kill over homework problems, this is a good place for you. Some test are multiple choice but many require final answer to be plugged. Good luck with earning credits for such a heavy work load. Try attending to old fashion class room and paper system, if accommodation is possible for you. It is more fun that way.
Poor/non-existent use of the case method, far too much emphasis on research trivia - most instructors had little/no 'real-world' experience. Material was also too easy. 'Socratic Method' never used. No effort to provide a structured approach to application.
Really poor teaching, lazy professors, and classes not relevant to the field. Missing several important subjects. Department head is senile and one professor in the department is emotionally abusive to the students. Professors didn't respond to emails, show up to classes on a regular basis, and were incredibly rude. They made it apparent they didn't want to teach.
This is an overly expensive for bad quality professors and learning materials.... Expect lots of random charges on your account and the most expensive textbooks/online access codes imaginable... Avoid wasting time and money here... Don't be fooled by their quick course schedule. It's been a miserable experience. Good luck finding a good professor, especially in physics.
I can tell you that my community college that I attended beforehand was a better school and had much better instructors. They screw you over financially and charge you a new fee every chance they get and are too greedy to waive fees for services you never use. I highly recommend going elsewhere and have already changed the mind of a couple of my friends who were going to attend here. Don't let them continuously screw you over financially like they have done to me, especially when you have other bills to pay.