- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Journalism
- Gender: F
- High School: Downingtown East
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about ASU is the weather and the relaxed attitude. I would change the out of state tution and lack of school funding for clubs and sports teams. My school is the perfect size for me. People say oohhh that school is huge and i hear thats a party school. They give me this "knowing" smile that says I know you drink and party a lot just because you attend ASU/ You must have been a slacker in highschool. I spend most of my time in the MU. It is definitely a college town. I think our administration should stop wasting our money on "research" and lower out of state tution, give out more scholarships, cut down the monopoly on textbooks, stop cutting varsity sports, and fund club teams and other organizations. The biggest controversy on campus was Lisa Love cutting the swimming team, tennis team, cheerleading team, and wrestling team and the MU being torched. There is a ton of school pride. I will always remember the football games sitting in the student section and the Undie Run. The most frequent student complaints are the rising cost of tuition and the mismanagement of school funds.
Some of my professors know my name some of them don't. My favorite class was probably my math class because we learned nformation that we could apply to real life. I was never thinking "why am I learning this?". Class participation is common especially because it usually figures into your final grade. Students have intellectual conversations outside of class but, there are certain classes that generate that and only certain students that care about that. Students are very competetive, most people try to one-up everyone with their clothing, car, living arangement, grades, and organization membership. The most unique class I've ever taken was geography, I learned a lot about the environment and surroundings then I ever knew before. My major is Journalism with a minor in Urban Planning. I don't spend time with my professors outside of class but I could make an appointment if I wanted to. ASU's academic requirements aren't bad, they don't make to take classes that aren't related to your major. ASU's education is geared towards getting a job and learning but mostly getting a job.
There are various races and religions on campus. Everybody comes from different economic backgrounds, it is a very diverse campus. A student who was really concentrated on school work and strict academics should probably attend another university. Most students wear shorts, jeans, t-shirts, tank tops to school, its usually very hot. People are usually comfortable amongst people who are similar to themselves, that causes them to stick together. However, diverse activites or events may cause interaction that may not normally happen. ASU students are literally from everywhere. Some people are very wealthy and some people are using all the grants and aid they can get. The financial status is very diverse. There is not four tables that could describe ASU's student body. Students are definitely concerned about how much money they'll earn one day, its on almost everyones mind. Students are politically aware but that doesn't include everybody a lot of people dont care and are more wrapped up in their own lives.
The Best Things
The people, location, weather, school size, activities, the parties, the experience
The Worst Things
Some of the people, the academic advisors