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: NCA HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 9 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize, City: Large
  • Student Population: 90,906 (74,139 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 37% part-time, 63% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $6,098 - $11,304 in-state; $6,098 - $27,790 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

A great value...this school doesn't just give you a degree. You become a better professional.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Taxation
Graduation Year: 2015

The classes and professors are top notch. There is a huge emphasis on teamwork, and with tuition being incredibly high and the workload being rigorous, it's frustrating to sometimes still have grades hinge on people who don't put in the work (something I thought is left behind at the undergrad level). However, the value overall from the program is very high, and I've made connections and friends that I never would have made otherwise. It's been a very beneficial experience.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

I am pursuing both a MBA and a PhD in Nursing and Healthcare Innovation. The school has provided me with such an amazing education, access to incredible world-renown faculty, and experiences that go beyond the classroom. They also do their best to try and help you finance your degree. The course load is tough, but it should be, as they are preparing the next generation of research scientists. Parking can be an issue downtown, but the light rail helps make this easier too. Overall, such a good experience so far, and I'm looking forward to the next 3 years instead of dreading it!
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

At Arizona State, one of the biggest pros is that there is always someone there to help. With all the resources available to students, the possibilities of what one can achieve there are endless. There are also all kinds of ways to get involved and the tools are there for you to be successful. One important aspect of the graduate program is that it's a lot of work. Then again, when is something worth having not a lot of work?
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

The Arizona State University of School of Public Affairs is an excellent graduate school. They have an amazing faculty that is very knowledgeable and understanding of being a graduate student. They are tons of resources available to students and in my own personal experience the professors are very kind and recognizing of academic achievements.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: It's convenient. I can work on my classes whenver I wish. It's also been really easy connecting with students in my cohort. All of the support staff and professors that I have interacted with have been very helpful. I also thought it was affordable compared to other programs. Cons: As a person who has completed their undergraduate degree in an on-campus program at another university, it is hard getting used to doing coursework online. I miss lectures. But my professors provide meaningful resources and information that I feel is useful for a teaching career.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2015

It's hard to come up with any negatives. I've been nothing but happy with my decision to attend ASU. I always feel especially lucky after talking with colleagues attending other universities. We have excellent funding opportunities here, as well as opportunities to collaborate within and across disciplines, participate in multi-institutional research, and network at multiple scales. It's very hands-on, with some of the best archaeologists in the world. This program gives its graduate students everything they need to become stellar. I can't say enough about the faculty and the research opportunities.
2.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2017

The focus on advocacy is really a great addition to the Communication Studies focus. The faculty are enjoyable and really do their best to highlight student's good works. Its still a new program, and although there is a lot of high rhetoric about how great the program is, one semester in I feel like 90% of this will be my responsibility on my own to make the most of this.
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

I wish the online program was a little more interactive, especially with the books that are stated as necessary for the class.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2016

I'm just getting started, but, so far, it's been a rewarding but frustrating opportunity.
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