2017 Best Colleges in Arizona

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    Arizona State University

    • Tempe, AZ
    • 9,236 reviews
    Junior:Great Professors, they express the love of teaching and aim for student success! Professors are always available during their office hours or any time a student requests, which I extremely recommend for students! Library hours are great if you need a quiet and relaxed study time, the library is a perfect place to go. Fitness center another plus, staying in shape is a must during heavy loads of studying and personal life. Health center on campus, which provides relaxation methods such as massages and general health solutions. We also have the career services, which help immensely with building a resume and guide you to your future career. Great clubs to get involved with your college of study, truly a great opportunity to give back to your community. Career fair is another way the university opens up future career opportunities for students.
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    University of Arizona

    • Tucson, AZ
    • 5,532 reviews
    Freshman:The University of Arizona has the most heart-warming atmosphere, with a true university experience. Furthermore, the campus is well maintained, providing students with a clean and healthy environment. The University of Arizona offers endless resources to guide students along their academic journey, as well as a vast variety of delicious food options to meet the needs of each student. The Greek Life is outstanding, as well as the countless clubs and organizations held on campus. Overall, transitioning into college could not have been easier than my experience at the University of Arizona! Bear Down!
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    Sophomore:My overall experience at Embry-Riddle has been great! I love the campus and faculty, the field of study in is exciting and there seems to be no lack of funds when it comes to teaching equipment and materials. Embry-Riddle has so many resources for its students. I definitely recommend this University!
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    Grand Canyon University

    • Phoenix, AZ
    • 7,749 reviews
    Freshman:Grand Canyon University is an exceptional school that provides a positive atmosphere and institutional effectiveness which further en chances the students overall college experience! The school offers a wide variety of opritunities for students and allows for exclusive mentorships and networking events that distinguish the school. Overall, Grand Canyon University offers an environment that is exclusive to them. The leadership, dedication, and efficiency is imbedded into every aspect of their institution. Only at this university one is guarenteed to discover their purpose!
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    Northern Arizona University

    • Flagstaff, AZ
    • 4,643 reviews
    Sophomore:Northern Arizona University is high quality. There's diversity and adventures around every corner . Because the school is in the mountains, the environment is very conducive for trainers, hikers, and the like. NAU also holds high academic standard and is always willing to give out scholarships for academic achievement. The campus has a unique system to notify PD when feeling unsafe.
    My favorite parts about attending NAU would be the learning environment and community. The university is unique in the way it tailors to your learning needs. It has a disability resource center readily available to help all students who enter. Aside from that, the city life is absolutely spectacular.Most students like to go downtown during the weekends and de-stress. It's a great place to make memories. If anyone is thinking about coming to NAU, schedule a campus visit and come see what this great town and university has to offer!
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    Sophomore:The school is amazing! all of the staff are very cooperative and very supportive to the students. one good point about this school and this campus is that the class size for each lecture is relatively small so there is more interacting with the staff. One thing I would change is the lack of athletic activities on this campus, and that there are no opportunities to pay sports as a competition.
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    Senior:I am an online student at ASU. I will be graduating this year and the Information Technology program is a well round program for the IT student. Although on line, most of my professors take the time to help their students if they need help via Skype, Google, or any other video conferencing venue. I wish I was in the main campus since the Polytechnic is fairly good and it is said that they have outstancding facilities for hands on experience as well as work and study to adquire skills in filed before graduation. The staff is very helpful, my advisor promptly responds to my emails and calls me if neccesary to discuss an action plan to finish my degree. The only thing about it is tha the tuition I find it way too high for non-residents. Each credit cost 1,599 dollars! Also the local area in Phoenix, is great but crimes committed by alleged drug cartels are always a concern.
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    Pima Medical Institute - Tucson

    • Tucson, AZ
    • 215 reviews
    College Junior:I struggled with admissions and financial aid in the sense that I didn't feel they took the time to discuss my specific needs, which led to some unnecessary hardship. Once those issues were resolved, things ran smoothly! The education has been second to none!
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    Niche User:(I am currently a senior in high school; however, I am currently enrolled for the fall of 2017 and have toured the campus.) Only 450-500 students are on campus. The professors have actual experience in the field they are teaching and care about the students' education. If you are considering going into technology, I suggest you look into UAT. They have several clubs that the students can participate in. The on-campus cafe is good and reasonable. The dorms have a theater room, game room, two pool tables, one ping pong table, three vending machines, a kitchen, a laundry room, a fitness room, a quiet room on each floor, and there is a grilling area outside. All of these are free to use (except the laundry room; if I remember correctly it is only 25 cents per load) if you are a student who lives in the dorms. Everyone I spoke with was really nice and willing to answer any questions I had.
    Check them out: www.uat.edu
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    Western International University

    • Phoenix, AZ
    • 155 reviews
    Junior:I've been here almost a year and have had no issues. If you put in the time to read the chapters and don't hesitate to contact professors with questions you will do quite well. If you're a slide by and pass with a D student then this may not be the university for you. The work is comprehensive and every class I've taken so far involved a rigorous research project or projects. You get what you put in.
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    Arizona Christian University

    • Phoenix, AZ
    • 236 reviews
    Freshman:Arizona Christian University is 100% dedicated to its students. The professors are fantastic, coaches are all amazing and every single person that works for the school is working toward the same goal. Although campus is small, it is very well taken care of. The dorms are always clean and the suites and rooms are all very big. ACU is a great place to start school if you are looking for a small university that is centerd around The Lord.
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    Dine College

    • Tsaile, AZ
    • 179 reviews
    Freshman:The College is Fantastic. Excellent teachers who know what they are doing! You get the higher education that you need and for such a great price! The food here is excellent and the students are great to get along with. With fast WiFi you do not have to worry about online classes taking forever you will always be up to date. The college is a bit isolated so there are not many stores to travel to, but they do know how to have fun here! The dorms are old but in good condition and you have just enough living space to be comfortable. The safety on campus is OUTSTANDING. The campus Police are always patrolling day and night 24/7 rain sleet or snow! the diversity is not too diverse with it being a native school so as expected it is a majority native population. The athletics here are OK with there being a basketball team and an archery team with a coach who was elected coach of the year for archery. All in all this is a great college and highly recommend it. 4 stars!
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    The Art Institute of Phoenix

    • Phoenix, AZ
    • 427 reviews
    College Student:The overall class experience that I have seen from just taking one course so far is outstanding. I'm a very analytical person and I sit back and observe a lot. From my observation of Brown Mackie is that it is compassionate about educating their students. The instructor/professor is compassionate, direct, professional, and expert of her field. She showed compassion in the classroom and outside. Outside meaning she made sure we obtained our parking badges in a timely manner and provided a way of contacting her if any situation should arise. She was direct meaning she didn't sugar-coat anything and I loved that.
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    Brookline College - Phoenix

    • Phoenix, AZ
    • 186 reviews
    Sophomore:My experience at Brookline so far has been very good! The professors are all supportive and want to see you succeed. They are willing to help you anytime that you need it so that you fully understand the material. I am glad that I chose Brookline College to begin my dream of becoming a nurse. If i could change one thing, it would be that we got our class schedules a little sooner than the week before the semester.
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    CollegeAmerica - Phoenix

    • Phoenix, AZ
    • 93 reviews
    Sophomore:I love CollegeAmerica Phoenix because the staff there is very dedicated to the success of their students. The Assistant Dean is not only the Assistant Dean, but she is also an instructor. I have never encountered a more dedicated staff and faculty and I have attended College before. There is always someone ready, willing, and able to give up even their own personal time to help you there if necessary. There isn't anything I would change.
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