Arizona State University - College Prowler Guide (College Prowler: Arizona State University Off the Record)

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9781427400147: Arizona State University - College Prowler Guide (College Prowler: Arizona State University Off the Record)

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Arizona State University Students Tell It Like It Is
What do Barry Bonds and David Spade have in common? Sure, they're both fun to laugh at, but more importantly, they both went to Arizona State!

If you want a place that has what seems like infinite sunshine, the best nightlife and social scene you could ever ask for, and a wealth of academic choices and opportunities, then ASU just might be your school. In the heart of a growing city, Arizona State in Tempe has been a wonderful and special experience for many.

"I wouldn't have gone anywhere else for all the tea in China. Then again, I'm not a big fan of tea. Regardless, opportunities for students are amazing and out-of-state tuition is very cheap compared to most other schools. The education is top-notch, especially the business, architecture, public programs, and education departments. The campus is awesome, and the staff is very helpful."

But not every student is as satisfied, especially with ASU strictness, parking, and Tempe transportation.

"ASU Police are way worse about drinking than the Tempe Police. If ASU catches people underage drinking, they'll get a MIP (minor in possession) without a doubt. The Tempe Police are more concerned about drinking and driving than about drinking underage in general."

"Public transportation in Phoenix is a joke. If you come from anywhere that has a well-working public transportation system (Chicago, NY, San Fran) you will be highly disappointed and forced to drive if you want to go anywhere. Sorry."

Does ASU have what it takes to make you part of the "I wouldn't have gone anywhere else" crowd? Get the pros and the cons straight from the students' mouths.

Visiting campus isn't enough.

Read our ASU insider's guide and discover what it feels like to be on campus for 4 years.

Discover if Arizona State is Right For You.

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While writing our series of college guides, we felt it was critical that our content was unbiased and unaffiliated with any college or university. We think it s important that our readers get honest information and a realistic impression of the student opinions on any college campus that s why if any aspect of a particular college is terrible, we (unlike a campus brochure) intend to publish it. While we do keep an eye out for the occasional extremist the cheerleader or the cynic we take pride in letting the college students tell it like it is. We strive to create a college guide that s as representative as possible of each particular campus. Our guides cover both the good and the bad, and whether the survey responses point to recurring trends or a variation in opinion, these sentiments are directly and proportionally expressed through our guides.

College Prowler guides are in the hands of students throughout the entire process of their creation. Because you can t make student-written guides without the students, we have students at each college campus who help write, randomly survey their peers, edit, layout, and perform accuracy checks on every college guide that we publish. From the very beginning, student writers gather the most up-to-date stats, facts, and inside information on their colleges. They fill each section with student quotes and summarize the findings in editorial reviews. In addition, each college or university receives a collection of letter grades (A through F) that reflect student opinion and help to represent contentment, prominence, or satisfaction for each of our 20 specific categories. Just as in grade school, the higher the mark the more content, more prominent, or more satisfied the students are with the particular category.

Once a college guide is written, additional college students serve as editors and check for accuracy even more extensively. Our bounce-back team a group of randomly selected students who have no involvement with the project are asked to read over the material in order to help ensure that the guide accurately expresses every aspect of the university and its students. This same process is applied to the nearly 300 colleges and universities College Prowler currently covers. Each guide is the result of endless student contributions, hundreds of pages of research and writing, and countless hours of hard work. All of this has led to the creation of a student information network that stretches across the nation to every college that we cover. It s no easy accomplishment, but it s the reason that our college guides are such a great resource.

When reading our guides and looking at our college rankings, keep in mind that every college is different and that the students who make up each college are not uniform as a result, it is important to assess colleges on a case-by-case basis. Because it s impossible to summarize an entire college with a single number or description, each guide provides a dialogue, not a decision, that s made up of 20 different topics and hundreds of student quotes. In the end, we hope that this guide will serve as a valuable tool in your college selection process. Enjoy!

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