Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix Campus
- 4 Year
- PHOENIX, AZ
Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix Campus Reviews
Rating 4.01 out of 5 557 reviews
If you like a small, inner city school, this is it for you for! Compared to the large sprawling campus in Tempe, you can easily make it to class in less than 10 minutes. However, it is not a fun campus. It is very much a pre-professional campus. However, you can still go to Tempe on the free shuttles!
As a second year first generation Latina I have enjoyed my time at ASU although freshman year was a little difficult due to the pandemic, I was able to easily reach out and find people to help me when times got a little difficult handling everything on my own. There have been moments when I felt unmotivated and it seemed that nobody was able to help me but with the right support from friends and faculty I was able to figure things out. My biggest advice is to just take a deep breathe and don't be afraid to ask for help even if it seems intimidating or nerve racking, you are not expected to know everything.
I visited the campus around may. I loved it. I’m from Washington is the climate is something that is good to take a while to get used to. I had a few tour guilds for different topics. And one of my favorite things are the buildings. Mostly the housing area. One tour guild was talking about how some students came up with some of the stuff on campuse. The engineering dorms had this reflective thing. I’m sure what it was but I believe it was done but the engineering students. I think what really makes it a 5/5 starts is that I feel like they actually care about their students and not their money. I really think it’s going to be a really good school to go to. They have coffee shops everywhere and 4 other campus’s so if I want an to explore I could visit and make friends. I wish I was already going there. I constantly am having pictures in my mind about how epic it will be.
The experience at the ASU-Downtown Phoenix Campus is excellent. Evethough it does not have a very well structure campus like other ASU campus but you could get the experience of the city itself. I truly recommended to others and don't regret studying here.
The professors I had my freshman year were all really great. I actually got to connect with them one on one a few times outside of class and it helped create a nice student-to-teacher relationship. A big piece of advice: I would keep an eye out for deadlines as they can be confusing or sneak up on you, especially the pell grants for purchasing textbooks at the bookstore. There is also a huge selection of different clubs available on each ASU campus so there are great opportunities to meet new people. Counseling department in downtown can be hit or miss but don't be discouraged to reach out to administrators, there will be someone who can help.
Online learning has been very interesting with the professors. I found that when working on zoom with them, they can be very unorganized or hard to work with. When working with professors solely online with no interaction verbally, I found them to be more understanding and easier to follow along with.
Arizona State University has beautiful campuses. They are lively and full of resources to turn to. I really felt enriched in opportunity when on the campus. The problems I've encountered though, are very stressful. It seems as though ASU always has a new issue I must get handled. Whether it be a hidden fee, inaccurate information given by ASU's resources, or additional information I must suddenly give to proceed with my degree. I truly feel as though ASU has much to offer but has made my college experience very stressful and it had nothing to do with academics.
Since it's such a small campus, there were many policies upheld to make sure that social distancing was in place and students were staying safe along with other hyegenic methods. Most of the classes were placed online and gave students the opportunity to stay at home so they wouldn't be placing themselves, their families, their classmates, or staff at risk for spreading the virus which was excellent.
It's a pretty small campus but it allows for the commute between classes to be very short and quick and handy! There are many spaces around for students to settle in and study and since the campus is the newest, it's quite the sight to look at! Access to food and the library is only a street away and the Civic Space Park is there for students to relax right across from the Wellness Center for students to be active. All in all, it's the most organized campus to be on and most beneficial to incoming students who might be overwhelmed with new areas.
Some classes are very difficult to take online. The way they have the class set up I feel like you see being set up to fail.
I took several classes online. Classes were taught using canvas and it was a very easy set up. Teachers use detailed syllabus' so you know all assignments expected. There were weekly modules that helped you keep pace. Professors were reachable and helpful.
I liked the supportive atmosphere at ASU. The teachers from the social work program are invested in their students and listen to us. I love how forward thinking and progressive ASU is. Asu is a leader college and it really shows. They push their students to be the best in their field.
So, for the first half of my first year I would say it was the best it could be given the whole pandemic. ASU made me feel welcoming following the first few weeks of school which is what is expected right?
The campus is beautiful. It is much more smaller compared to the main campus. I like that classes are easy to find due to having a map. Classes are about a 10 minute walk from my dorm.
It was a bit difficult to get used it. I know some professors especially struggled with the online applications such as zoom. Sometimes canvas would be down and grades weren't as accurate.
I was a journalism student attending the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at the ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus between Fall 2016 to my graduation in Spring 2020. I enjoyed the small-yet-growing campus and its proximity to the Talking Stick Resort Arena, Chase Field, city government buildings and concert halls all in the downtown area! I received experience reporting right away within the local arts/entertainment scene for a student publication and I enjoyed how hands-on the downtown campus majors were even in the first two years! The professors were passionate, skilled and invested within the Journalism school and from what I heard from friends in nursing, Exercise and Wellness or Kinesiology and Criminal Justice, etc. The dorms were in like-new condition and the integration between Downtown and Tempe (Main) campus was definitely present! The ASU DPC is definitely a top pick for major/course of study options and the fun, community-like atmosphere alike!
The online learning experience at ASU was very well-organized and manageable along with a full-time class schedule and most of the other credits being in-person classes. Taking these comprehensive, active online courses allowed me to build my own homework schedule and work part-time as a student!