Arizona State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.24 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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4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

ASU's graduate nursing program is ranked one of the best in the nation. Admission is competive, and the program is challenging. The instructors are very supportive and want the students to do well and succeed.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I absolutely love the way the Master of Education: Applied Behavioral Analysis program is designed. There is a lot crammed into the 7.5 week semesters, but the instructors and other students are great supports. I highly recommend this program!
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

I think that, in terms of the diversity of students and the quality of education, ASU excels. However, I would not say too much for the affordability of attending it since it is pretty expensive to live on campus or to pursue a degree there.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2017

The Pro's are it is what you choose to make of it The Con's when you are doing you will have to make something of your experience on your own
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Arizona State University is a very large school, and qualities of individual programs will likely vary due to its large size. Speaking for social science research, I appreciate that my tuition is waived, I receive health insurance, and am provided a teaching assistantship with stipend for the school year and summer terms. However, I wish there was more support for career opportunities outside academia. This may be a common complaint in Ph.D. programs, but is notable at ASU.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

It's a new program so there are obviously some kinks that need to be worked out but overall the professors and resources available are great. Professors make themselves available outside of the classroom and provide professional advice. Campus is in a great spot and there are lots of networking opportunities through the school and businesses located in the valley. Overall I'm very pleased with the education I am receiving!
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

A small academically rigorous program with great access to faculty. The small size of the program allows students to work closely with faculty on numerous projects.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Thus far, pursuing a graduate degree in electrical engineering has been challenging and exciting, but has definitely left a hole in the pocket where my money used to be. Here are some of the pros and cons of the program so far: ----------------------------------------------------------- Pros: -challenging coursework -knowledgeable professors -wide array of research opportunities -intelligent, driven peers -great location Cons: -expensive as a full-time student -lack of diversity -No student financial aid offers -abundance of coursework leading to lack of social life and work life -----------------------------------------------------------
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2019

The faculty in SESE/ASU are the best in the world in their fields and they are not afraid to challenge their students. The graduate department is large enough that a healthy level of social activity is always present, but we all know our work comes first. Phoenix has a great Light Rail system to take students into the heart of Downtown Phoenix from Tempe, and there are two free bus lines students can take. There are plenty of apartments around campus to choose from. The worst part of ASU is all of the student fees that they hit you up for and aren't included in your financial aid. One class I want to take costs $350 extra dollars, a lot of money for a grad student! Otherwise I highly recommend SESE/ASU for space physics and geological sciences.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2017

It is online and very accessible. I really do like the thought of being able to take classes online. The faculty seems to be supportive and easy to get ahold of. I do feel that the career prospects of my program are someone in a grey area. I noticed that the possible career options for this program were the same as they were for several other programs.
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