Arizona State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.23 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize, City: Large
  • Student Population: 97,849 (79,442 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 39% part-time, 61% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $6,342 - $11,938 in-state; $6,342 - $25,018 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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2.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of the graduate program is to find a career I am more engaged in and have the opportunity for a better salary. The cons are the program is very general and not necessarily specific to the field I would like to pursue.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

It has been a year since I started my graduate education in ASU and it has been an extremely beneficial experience. It was difficult at the beginning because I came from another University where the teaching style was different. In ASU, you have to look for and build your own knowledge but you have many available sources to successfully achieve that.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is very convenient, providing a master's degree in only one year. This is done by integrating part of your undergrad education into the grad program's curriculum. It's a program that is on the newer side, so they don't have everything worked out, but they aren't afraid to admit that and try to make things better. Having said all that, the program doesn't seem to have much credibility in the industry I aim to go in. They most likely accept anyone that applies because they are desperate to begin growing the program.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros - competitive and highly academic program where you learn a lot and are surrounded by intelligent, like-minded, ambitious people Cons - there is not enough time in the day to get everything completed
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

low cost flexible program great strength-based focus
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

The MS-BA program is especially valuable because it focuses on the application of analytics in business versus IT which is great for me because I want to eventually have my own business and this course helps me develop a data-driven yet entrepreneurial mindset. The only con I can think of is that the location of the program is Arizona and Arizona is hot!
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

The Graduate Program for Social Work at ASU is highly connected to the surrounding community, which is extremely important.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Arizona State University has given me the opportunity to further my studies and work towards a Masters degree in Special Education. The faculty has been extremely helpful throughout my first year in grad school. They have excellent communication and they encourage us to apply practices taught in class to every day classrooms. Being at a downtown location, parking and transportation can be difficult at times in such a large city, such as Phoenix. The only negative I would say is that I wish they would provide students with more parking spaces to help support our finances.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Aerospace Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

What's great about ASU is the size of the university. While I had toured at other universities, they didn't really offer "specialized" curriculum. Because there are so many students in the Aerospace program, ASU was able to provide a larger variety of Aerospace specific classes (not just combined with other engineering majors). The nightlife is great. Mill Avenue is always packed on the weekends and Scottsdale is thought to be a "mini Vegas." The only downside is trying to live within biking distance to campus. If you want to live close and in a nice place it's expensive. If you want to live in a nicer, cheaper place, it's too far to bike and not in the best area.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2017

I believe overall, Arizona State University is an exceptional institution. The campus is beautiful and safe, the student population is diverse and friendly, and the faculty is knowledgeable and helpful. I pursued my undergraduate degree at ASU and am now pursuing my Master's here as well. I had such a positive experience at this school that while I was accepted to UCLA, I chose to stay in Arizona to continue my higher education. The only cons regarding my experience at ASU would be the lack of financial aid for graduate students and the facility for my specific program. In terms of financial aid, I believe for undergraduate students ASU is more than helpful. I had half of my tuition covered by a scholarship based on my high school performance throughout the four years and it helped tremendously. When applying for the graduate program, I was surprised to learn there was a strictly limited opportunity to gain a scholarship or any financial aid based on academic performance or other typical criteria. The only chance I saw at any aid was with a teaching assistant position, which I applied for but learned that due to limited funding for recent years, the positions are less likely to be filled. Thus, learning that you could be qualified for the position but the school lacked the funding necessary was extremely disappointing after having such a wonderful undergraduate experience, specifically in terms of finances. My second and last con would be the design school building. While other buildings around campus are for the most part renovated and updated, the design school does not reflect the standards we are taught whatsoever. In fact, one studio class period this past year each student measured the restrooms throughout the building to check for ADA regulations and almost all of them failed horribly. Aside from the technical aspects, it is also by far the least attractive building on the exterior (it resembles a prison with bars covering all of the windows) and much worse on the inside. The technology, computers and printers, are very impressive and the projects produced by the students are outstanding, I wish the same could be said about everything else within the facility. Studio time is crucial for design students and we spend 3-5 hours minimum in them every other day. To work in a cold and depressing room on a nearly daily basis makes the time spent very difficult that students often work elsewhere and cannot wait to leave the building. Aside from these two cons, I have nothing bad to say about my experience at ASU. My positive experience reflects the positive institution and education I received in the past few years.
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