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
  • 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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3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

I feel fortunate to be a part of ASU. I however am a little upset with the financial support I should have received being an International Student.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2008

The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law was a wonderful institution. The faculty made themselves available and the curriculum has served me well in law practice. I loved law school!
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros - > The faculty are renowned in their field of expertise, > The classes are stimulating and challenging > The graduate life has a good feel - very academic and intellectually stimulating > The surrounding area is wonderful - Phoenix is a blast with lots to do > The graduate climate is NOT competitive - if you are competitive you are shunned. Cons - > Classes are CHALLENGING - get ready. > Assignments in classes are sometimes unnecessary and do not have any value toward career progress (e.g., taking mid-terms and finals - who does that in a graduate program?) > While the graduate climate is fun, graduate students do not often hangout together outside of school (you have 3 to 4 close friends) > As with any graduate program, money is tight - but this is expected with the territory.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2009

I liked the program as a whole. It helped me advance my career.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2011

When I attended Arizona State University, I was seeking teacher certification. The pros of the program stem from the fact that the program offered was accelerated. Soon after I graduated, I obtained employment through a job fair provided by the university. They did an amazing job of walking me through the necessary steps required in order for me to enter my career. Though I felt well prepared, education is forever changing. When I exited the program, there was a significant need for supplemental education in order to prepare me for my career. Overall, Arizona State University gave me the direction I needed to move forward in my career.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

There are no blatant cons about this graduate program. Arizona State does a wonderful job of ensuring student success while maintaining a reputation of academic rigor. The student support programs such as career advising and financial aid are well staffed, and the alumni network is absolutely noteworthy.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

I am a non-traditional online graduate student studying Advanced Behavioral Analysis (ABA) through ASU's School of Education. The Pros of the program are that I can attend school and do classwork on my own schedule, however the cons are that there is little to no financial support offered through the school, even though I am a 4.0 graduate student.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2013

For my doctoral degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology there are three mandatory classes and two elective classes that a student must take. They were fairly tough, but manageable. Most of the tests are take home practicals. Graduate students are also teacher assistants which I've found to be more difficult. This has the affect that professors talk to you like an equal, not inferior like some do to undergraduates. Housing is affordable. With roommates, one could find shared housing for about $300. More well to do have plenty of options including 22nd floor high rise condos. I haven't had any problems with safety on campus. There are plenty of call boxes for campus police, and laboratories which graduate students may have 24 hr access to lock after class. There are a lot of opportunity for career support. There are grant workshops for those wishing to stay in academia. There a teaching opportunities at Community Colleges and K-12 schools, and community outreach programs. The entrepreneurial office which offers $10,000 and advisors for students that wish to start a business. My graduate advisor has also helped me in many ways with finding a job after graduation. It exemplifies the work/life balance, providing rich experiences for both. I have truly appreciated the graduate program. Within the School of Life Sciences there is a great community of Biologists. The education quality is really what the graduate student puts into it. For the sciences a graduate student must be self-motivated otherwise they will be miserable. For me, the differences in education quality between undergraduate and graduate is equal to the difference between high school and undergraduate. It’s radically improved. Arizona State has a wonderful social life. It reminds me of a movie or something. The School of Life Sciences also has a great community of graduate students.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

The graduate program at ASU has been really been beneficial not only to my education, but also my future career path. The professors have become mentors and do everything they can to advise me on which path is best for me. They present numerous options that I may not have thought of and are always available when I need guidance. The program itself is very informative and makes me feel that I will be very well-rounded and competent in the field when I graduate. The work load can be stressful to juggle with the required internship, but only lasts a year. I am very happy with m decision to join this program and can't wait to see where it will lead me.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2013

ASU is a high-caliber school and offers a great legal program at an excellent price.
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