One of the best things about ASU is the fact that there is more than one campus. I spent my first year at Tempe main and hate...
One of the best things about ASU is the fact that there is more than one campus. I spent my first year at Tempe main and hated it! It was crowded and soooo BIG..TOO BIG if you ask me... and I felt that the majority of students did not seem to be academically driven. It was all about going out and getting "wasted." When I tell someone I am a sun devil most of the time automatically he/she assumes that I am a party girl.. when in actuality I am the exact opposite. Another thing that I did not like was the fact of having classes with 100-300 other students. I felt as though i was only a number, and that my professors did not care. Today, I am at ASU West, and I LOVE IT! Its a smaller campus,less people, and the students seem more motivated. I no longer feel like a number, and my professors actually seem to care about his/her students. ASU may not be the greatest, but then again no school is perfect.
Students come from all over. That is it. I do not have much to say in regards to the student body. People are people.
Work now play later. It may sound almost stupid especially for those who want to play out the whole "college expierence," but in the long run it will pay off. Knowing the world and how competitive it is..It is almost as though you have to have a work centered mentality in order to truly make it once released out into the work force.
Maybe...but who am I to judge?
Now that I have transferred out to West..My proffesors actually make an effort to get to know a little bit about us students..It is not like they ask for our lifes story though. Another thing is that every single one of my professors that I have had highly encourage us to come to them if we are struggling. That to me says A LOT. Students at West are not loud and abnoxious. It seems like they actually want to succeed. They seem to be a lot more focused. ALL of which is a plus!
I personally do not have a big social life being a devil, but going to parties and getting wasted seems to be "a hit" with a lot of the other students.
"Anyone can get in" "It is a party school" "A lot of ASU girls are sl*ts"
ASU has probably one of the largest student populations in the country. With over 63,000 students last year, and even more co...
ASU has probably one of the largest student populations in the country. With over 63,000 students last year, and even more coming in the fall, there's always a crowd on campus. Even with a student body that amounts to the size of a small city, I find that ASU is the perfect size for me. I always wanted to go to a big school where I could meet lots of people and where I knew there was a lot of school spirit. ASU students have a lot of pride in our school. At football games all you see in the student section is a see of students sporting gold shirts and painted faces, all cheering and singing the fight song everytime we score a touchdown. And its not just in sports that you can see the school spirit, its everywhere. There's not a single place in all of Tempe that you won't find ASU students representing their school with pride. The college town atmosphere that many students crave presents itself in a rather small area in Tempe. Well actually its four blocks of one street, Mill Ave. Mill is just a couple blocks from the dorms on North Campus and its a great place to walk around, grab some food at one of the many different restaurants, go shopping, or go bar hopping at night. Its always packed with college students, especially on the weekends when everyone is going out to have fun and celebrate the fact that they don't have to get up in the morning to go to class. The best part about ASU, in my opinion, is that there's always something to do or see on campus. On any given day there are booths set up around the Memorial Union or there's an event going on at PV Beach, the lawn area between the Palo Verde Dorms on North Campus. There are also speakers that come to the Grady Gammage Auditorium and speak to students about a variety of topics, we even had Barack Obama and Bill Clinton speak on campus last year. Whenever you're looking for something to do between classes or after you're done for the day you can always find something. Last year, when I was a freshman at ASU, my friends and I had a couple of places that you could always find us: In front of Palo Verde East, the dorm we lived in, sitting at the tables, at the tables on the back side of Palo Verde East, which a couple of my friends gave the nickname Asia because it was the "far east of the building." If you couldn't find us in either of those places we were probably in one of our rooms hanging out and relaxing after a long day.
At ASU I don't think anyone would feel out of place. There are so many different groups of people that interact with eachother in and outside of class. People of all different racial, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds can be found at ASU and they all interact with each other in some way no matter how different they may be. Politics is a pretty big thing on the ASU campus and you can find a mix of political parties present. There are students who are very left wing, there are students who are very right wing, and there are students who fall somewhere inbetween the two, and a lot of the times students with different political views are good friends.
A quick word of caution, STAY AWAY FROM THE FRATS! They're gross and dirty and they look like the projects and most of the guys are not the nicest people. Not to mention the ones who throw the most parties are the ones that have gotten in trouble with the school and the police for drugging girls and various other things that I'm not going to go into. So unless you're into sleazy guys or you enjoy being drugged and raped or you're a sorority girl and have to go I'd stay away.
These stereotypes are accurated in someways but inaccurate in others. The fact of the matter is that any college you go to there are going to be parties, at ASU there's sometimes parties every night of the week, most of them hosted by the fraternities or sororities. But who's to say that we're not going to school at the same time? ASU has over 63,000 students and I think its safe to say that most of us are there for an education, but at the same time we enjoy being able to relax and have fun from time to time. As for the "Barbie and Ken go to college" stereotype, yes there are a lot of good looking people who attend ASU but that doesn't mean that they don't have brains. You can't get into college based on looks alone.
Academics at ASU might be a little unnerving to those who don't go in expecting large class sizes. That, I think is the scariest thing, walking into a lecture hall and seeing over 400 other students, some sitting together, some not. You starting thinking, "Am I going to sit next to anyone in this class more than once?" "Will the professor know my name?" "Is the professor hard?" So many thoughts go through your mind all at once and it can be a little stressful. The truth is this, most professors in those large lectures aren't going to have any idea of who you are unless you make contact first. That is a key thing if you want your professor to know who you are and it makes for a great resource later on if you need held studying or if you need a letter of reccomendation for grad school. Not all classes are huge lectures though, most of the math and english course offered at ASU are generally smaller class sizes with no more than 25 students. And if you're a science major your labs will have no more than 14 students because the labs can't handle more than that at a time. At ASU the students are very competitive, especially in the majors in which you have to apply for upper division after your first year. In those majors, if you want to succeed and move forward it is crucial for you to be competitive with your peers and make your best effort to stay on top. Out of class, many students have very intellectual conversations with one another. Whether its classmates discussing the days lecture topic or just two friends talking about each other's majors there's always some sort of intellectual conversation going on between students all the time. ASU offers a very wide variety of classes for students to choose from. I think the most unique class I have taken thus far was a Forensic Anthropology class this past spring semester. It was a very interesting course that I would reccomend to anyone who is interested in forensic science. I am a Biochemistry major at ASU, mainly because there is no Forensic Science major offered. It involves a heavy load of math and science but its not bad if you enjoy it like I do. I make it a habit to meet with my professors outside of class, just so that they can get to know me and I can get help where I need it and show them that I am interested in their course, which helps a great deal if you miss a class because your sick or if you really don't understand what was taught one day in lecture. I think that ASU's academic requirements are pretty easy to meet. Personally I think the university should have higher expectations of it's students because I believe that most students would be able to meet those requirements without much more effort. The education itself at ASU is mainly geared toward learning for its own sake, at least in the science department. Professors aren't worried about what kind of job you're going to get once you graduate, they just want you to learn as much as you can about the subject they're teaching and for you to figure out how to apply it to your everday life. Personally I think this is a great method of edcucation because students learn a lot about the subjects they're taking and then have to use their own minds to apply what they've learned to everyday life. I think that this allows for a much more personalized education.
At ASU the dorm life is a lot of fun. You meet so many people living in the dorms and you meet your best friends there too. I lived in the Palo Verde East dorm in the North Campus community, which als includes Palo Verde West and Main, and Manzanita. The dorm experience that I had was a little less than perfect but I wouldn't trade it for anything. In the PV East dorm I met people that will be friends for life. The first room that I lived in was on the 3rd floor and the whole floor pretty much became a big family. We'd leav our doors open and people would just come in and out to hang out and relax. Then when I moved to the 2nd floor of the building I met the people who are now my best friends. When I met my suite mate, Leta, we were best friends right from the beginning. And it was because of her that I met the guys who lived next door to her, who also became two of my best friends. My friends and I do everything together, the six of us are basically a family at this point and if we could have found a six bedroom house we would have all lived together. At 2am I don't think any of us are ever asleep, even on weekdays. We're always up late watching movies or studying for exams together or just hanging out and talking about random stuff. The dating scene at ASU is huge at ASU. I think we even had a singles page on facebook. It was pretty much go after whoever you want, whether you wanted a hookup with no strings attached or a serious relationship, you could find it at ASU. I met my boyfriend at ASU when I played for the women's collegiate water polo team. He played for them men's club team and our two teams went on a tubing trip down the salt river. We spent the whole six hour trip talking about just about anything we could think of, and by the next weekend we were dating. So a great way to meet people is to get involved in extra curricular activites that you enjoy because you'll meet someone who shares some of the same interests as you do so you already have a connection. Now for the party scene. Yes there are a lot of parties, most of which are hosted by the fraternities or sororities. But other people have house parties or just invite a few friends over to have fun. AS for how often people party, it really depends on who you ask. If you ask a fraternity brother, its every night. But if you asked me, its usually only on the weekends. But even if you're not into drinking there's always something fun to do. At Tempe Marketplace, which is just a mile away from campus there's a movie theater that you can go to, or there are a number of bowling allies in the area which are always fun to go to on a saturday night for glow in the dark bowling, just make sure you make a reservation before you go.
One stereotype normally associated with ASU is that it is a huge party school designed for students who only want to party and not go to school. Another, more toward the students, is that ASU is like "Barbie and Ken go to colloge."
I have never been harassed as much by a place I am spending my life savings. The administration at ASU just plain sucks. Se...
I have never been harassed as much by a place I am spending my life savings. The administration at ASU just plain sucks. Secondly, my advisers in high school were much more intelligent then what I have seen thus far. Thirdly, I don't understand why I am paying teachers to have their T.A.'s teach me. After going through four years of bullshit if you want to get your money's worth out of ASU I have learned that the real teachers seem to be either in graduate level courses or at ASU's other campus'. Other then that, if you are looking to have a good time and you don't give a crap about how you spend all your parent's money this is the place to go.
One of the most diverse, and best-looking crowds.
I can't say it isn't true.
Few and far between, but there is a solid group of people who are looking to excel in this area...
Extremely social school and hundreds of activities, it isn't hard to find a group to hang out with. Fraternity and Sorority life is fairly large however the school seems to hate them with a passion .
All about appearance.
All in all, I like the school. It's a big school but it's not hard to meet and get to know people. You learn the campus fai...
All in all, I like the school. It's a big school but it's not hard to meet and get to know people. You learn the campus fairly quickly and my personal experience with instructors is that they are willing to help when you ask for it. Since I'm from Texas, when I tell people that I go to ASU they say, "omg, why do you go to school so far away? there's plenty of good schools here!" But one of the main reasons I came here is because it's so far away. It's like I'm in a different world(no pun intended)lol Tempe is pretty much a college town becuase it caters to students with discounts at local businesses and later hours at many restaurants, but with Scottsdale and Phoenix so close, there's so much more to the area than just the school. There's a lot of school pride at ASU. On a typical day, many people are wearing something gold and maroon with ASU on it, from hats to shorts, etc. The most common complaint at ASU is probably about housing. On-campus living is pretty crappy or if you get in a newer dorm like Hassay, you can look forward to flooding from a pulled fire alarm or 4am false alarm fire drills.
To a certain degree, yes. I personally haven't experienced any crazy partying but it's most definitely encouraged. But that doesn't stop people from going to class and getting things done like they should. And yes there are definitely a lot of fake white girls here and the black people are pretty scarse, but if you go to the right functions, you'll have plenty to interact with :)
Some of my professors know my name. If you put in the effort, you can really get a lot out of your classes. I find most of them interesting and geared toward learning things that will help me in the future. I personally studied a lot and based on how packed the computing commons were every night, it seems that many people also study a lot as well. Class participation is pretty common but mostly from the students who have done outside research about whatever the professor is lecturing about. I'm an Education major and my department was very helpful in helping my chose my classes so that they met with my graduation requirements which do seem fitting and necessary classes.
I've heard the stereotype that ASU is a party school and there are a lot of fake white girls there and hardly any black people.
ASU has the best campus, there are so many people but yet the campus is easy to get around. You see people you know everyday ...
ASU has the best campus, there are so many people but yet the campus is easy to get around. You see people you know everyday walking to class. I think the biggest controversy is meal plan, we get screwd over. If we dont use up meals then we lose them, they are pretty much taking our money.
I like how ASU is like a salad bowl, there are many races you get to know and understand. I like how it is multi-cultural. All studednts interact with each other.
It was probably the best choice I made on school. It has been amazing!
Yes. Most people can say so.
Academics are amazing. The business school is tough but they are preparing us for our future. They expect the best out of you. Many of our colleges are ranked in the United States.
The social life is fun. Many stuff to do around the city. I love sports there are many opportunities to go to sporting events.
This school is an expensive school, so a lot of rich kids come here and are snobs. They are very stuck up. But all around it is a great campus and school.
Don't live in the dorms. The dorms are increasingly becoming major money makers for ASU. Especially don't be fooled by ASU's ...
Don't live in the dorms. The dorms are increasingly becoming major money makers for ASU. Especially don't be fooled by ASU's marketing ploys about the mandatory meal plans. They are now mandatory for all students who live in the dorms and they are for EACH SEMESTER--not a whole year. They are NOT vegetarian/vegan friendly at all. And being a vegetarian, it was impossible to eat healthy. I eventually gave up and just fed my omnivore friends with my meal plan. My health picked up so much after I stopped eating on-campus, no headaches, no stomach aches, more energy, no fighting weight gain and so on. I left the dorms just because of the meal plans. Especially don't live on-campus if you have food allergies at all. DON'T LIVE IN THE DORMS--it's just a lot of money and frustration. Don't buy into the "packages" or the new "apartments" like Vista Del Sol--just way too much money. There are real non-ASU apartments just as close to campus that are cheaper, no mandatory meal plans, no exorbitant fees for parking, quieter and don't force you to move out every 5 months. The honors college is not geared toward engineering or hard-core science students. It's meant for arts, liberal arts and social sciences. Don't get too caught up in ASU's push for bioengineering/biotechnology. It's cool an all, but the market will be flooded with too many people and not enough jobs in a few years. Only go into it if you're the best in the field and if you really want to do it. Professors are really nice if you are nice first. Never show annoyance, anger or impatience with professors even when they deserve it. You will get so much back just for being polite, especially in big lecture classes or with professors that are generally disliked. Even professors who seem mean will turn out to be very reasonable if not downright forgiving if you show respect and appear to be sincere. Get a bike, skateboard, scooter or roller blades. It's a sprawling campus and you might only have 10 minutes between classes.
There are a lot of sorority sluts and frat gym monkeys, but there are plenty of other students. I do feel ASU just cares about money and publicity.
Most majors seem to be a joke. For example, education majors have so much free time--their major seems like it could be done in 2 years. As an engineering major, it seems like my major should take 7 years if it was an in-depth degree, not a whole lot of classes crammed in 4-5 years that just give me the basics. Being in a very small college is good. Those professors know me by name and really care. I really get to know those students. Those professors and advisers really listen to feedback, especially when they only have 12-25 students in a class. I have gotten to know those professors outside of academics as well. In our department, the undergrad program is geared towards getting a job and toward grad school.
Check out the unusual student organizations, like the sustainability groups, the human rights activists, the feminists (they're actually quite friendly), the queer/straight ally sorority, the queer fraternity, the Jewish fraternities, the community service sorority, the minority (Hispanic, Black) sororities and fraternities, the odd lectures, plays on-campus, festivals, events held by student organizations, especially the ones with a cause.
The student body is a bunch of bleach blonde, California orange sorority girls and frat boys, all sharing STDs. ASU is a gigantic school that doesn't care about anything except what will get more money and publicity. ASU doesn't really care about students; esp. with Crow, it's all about squeezing more money out of them.
ASU is huge, and many of the classes are too. Fortunately, the most professors are willing to help you during their office ho...
ASU is huge, and many of the classes are too. Fortunately, the most professors are willing to help you during their office hours. Also, the vast number of advisors and other helpful faculty members that are on campus make it feel less intimidating. There are a lot of majors and classes to choose from, so there's something for everyone.
ASU is very large and has a very diverse student body. There's a place for everyone.
I don't think ASU is any more of a party school than other colleges. Yeah, there are a ton of parties, but there are parties at every college. If you're into that scene, you'll definitely find what you're looking for, but there are so many other ways you can spend your time if that's not your thing. There are so many different kinds of people, that you're bound to find others with similar interests, whether that be partying or other activities.
ASU is a really easy school to get into, so if you want your resume to be more appealing, pick a difficult major, or apply for a college at ASU that has a good reputation. ASU has some really good majors, programs, and colleges, so pick one that's a bit rigorous. It's also a good idea to apply at Barrett Honors College if you're looking to a more challenging experience at ASU.
There are tons of great groups and organizations on campus. Many people participate in athletics, religious clubs, social organizations and sororities or fraternities.
ASU has the stereotype of being a big party school.
ASU is a great school to attend. Yes, it is big but not all classes have 150 people or more. When I was planning on ASU, I ...
ASU is a great school to attend. Yes, it is big but not all classes have 150 people or more. When I was planning on ASU, I was unsure if the bigger class size would benefit me however classes range from small to big depending upon the course. There are great instructors and some bad ones but you get that at any university. There is a lot of school pride, but I wish that there was more however the only way for that to happen is if the students take the initiative on their own. One thing that you will discover is the major crime committed on campus is bike theft. It happened to me so be aware. As for the location of ASU, it is in the heart of Tempe, AZ which is an awesome college environment, except for the hobos of course. You have Mill Ave right by the campus but you have surrounding cities, like Scottsdale, Mesa and Chandler, not even 15 minutes away. Also if you want to get out of the city, drive 45 minutes and you're out. Arizona is a great state to explore because of its diversity of terrains and heritage.
I don't believe that there is a big divide between students. If anything, students don't get to know everyone because of the sheer size of the university and also because of the different areas that students frequent. The only student that would feel unwelcomed is the one that sections his or her self away from the rest of the student population.
I don't know what else I can say about ASU except that it is a great school. Besides the academics and party scene, the weather is great.
Every school in the nation has parties but I think ASU ends up taking the rep of being a major party school. However there are alot of other schools, beside ASU, that party alot more than ASU. Even some of the local community colleges party harder than ASU. So there are a couple of parties but I don't consider ASU to be a major party school.
For the most part, the professor will get to know you if you want to get to know the professor. That means asking questions or visiting during visiting hours. My favorite classes are my Italian 201 and 202 classes along with my American Indian Sovereignty and the Courts. Professors Donatella Melucci and James Riding In are awesome. My least favorite is Barbara Stark. In her class, my ultimate goal was to stay awake...I failed constantly. The Academic Requirements is pretty reasonable and attainable. So just work hard and you will make it. As for education for an career, ASU does help you as much as it can.
There are over 300 clubs/organizations on campus, trust me, you'll find something. As for night life, if you don't have one, you'll get one. Just be yourself and have fun but be careful.
ASU is a major party school. ASU girls are basically easy and know how to party hard.
The best thing about ASU is the weather and the relaxed attitude. I would change the out of state tution and lack of school f...
The best thing about ASU is the weather and the relaxed attitude. I would change the out of state tution and lack of school funding for clubs and sports teams. My school is the perfect size for me. People say oohhh that school is huge and i hear thats a party school. They give me this "knowing" smile that says I know you drink and party a lot just because you attend ASU/ You must have been a slacker in highschool. I spend most of my time in the MU. It is definitely a college town. I think our administration should stop wasting our money on "research" and lower out of state tution, give out more scholarships, cut down the monopoly on textbooks, stop cutting varsity sports, and fund club teams and other organizations. The biggest controversy on campus was Lisa Love cutting the swimming team, tennis team, cheerleading team, and wrestling team and the MU being torched. There is a ton of school pride. I will always remember the football games sitting in the student section and the Undie Run. The most frequent student complaints are the rising cost of tuition and the mismanagement of school funds.
There are various races and religions on campus. Everybody comes from different economic backgrounds, it is a very diverse campus. A student who was really concentrated on school work and strict academics should probably attend another university. Most students wear shorts, jeans, t-shirts, tank tops to school, its usually very hot. People are usually comfortable amongst people who are similar to themselves, that causes them to stick together. However, diverse activites or events may cause interaction that may not normally happen. ASU students are literally from everywhere. Some people are very wealthy and some people are using all the grants and aid they can get. The financial status is very diverse. There is not four tables that could describe ASU's student body. Students are definitely concerned about how much money they'll earn one day, its on almost everyones mind. Students are politically aware but that doesn't include everybody a lot of people dont care and are more wrapped up in their own lives.
To some degree
Some of my professors know my name some of them don't. My favorite class was probably my math class because we learned nformation that we could apply to real life. I was never thinking "why am I learning this?". Class participation is common especially because it usually figures into your final grade. Students have intellectual conversations outside of class but, there are certain classes that generate that and only certain students that care about that. Students are very competetive, most people try to one-up everyone with their clothing, car, living arangement, grades, and organization membership. The most unique class I've ever taken was geography, I learned a lot about the environment and surroundings then I ever knew before. My major is Journalism with a minor in Urban Planning. I don't spend time with my professors outside of class but I could make an appointment if I wanted to. ASU's academic requirements aren't bad, they don't make to take classes that aren't related to your major. ASU's education is geared towards getting a job and learning but mostly getting a job.
I lived in an outside dorm (ocotillo) so most people kept their doors closed. In other doors they were open especially during the first couple of weeks but, as the year progressed people didn't need to leave their doors open because they had already made friends. The football and basketball games are the most popular. Baseball and softball are popular in the spring. Many guest speakers frequent ASU but, I don't know how appealing they are to the student body. This year the favorite guess speaker was probably Obama. The dating scene is mixed a lot of people prefer to be single in the begining of the first semester and the end of second semester. People are more inclined to be commited in the time inbetween because they realized they would rather get some on a consist basis instead of hoping they'll find somebody at a random party that weekend. If I'm awake at 2am I am most likely lying in my bed not sleeping because I have too much shit on my mind or a lot of school work/tests in the near future. The traditions our school celebrates are Homecoming, spring break trips in Mexico, salt river trips, the undie run, pats run, etc. People party every day of the week except for sunday, usually. The most popular nights are thurs. through saturday but any night of the week is game. Its easier to party when your older because you can get into bars but when your under 21 you usually have to look for a party of get a fake ID. Frats and Sororities are somewhat important but, there usually considered a joke here because they don't hold the same standards as other frats in other places. People usually think differently about people that are in those organizations but they don't hold the kind of weight like they do on the south of east coast. Last weekend I floated down the river with a lot of people. I havent done much on a sat night that doesnt involve drinking but you can make it a personal choice not to drink if you want. Off campus I go out to eat, shop, and travel etc.
That its a party school, nobody does school work, and that everyone gets in (which they do)
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