|By Roger Wilson (Dmichaels) on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 03:00 pm: Edit|
Hello! This is Darius Michaels again... I got those applications in that i asked about 6 or 7 weeks ago and have gotten my decision. I applied to 5 schools (kansas, arizona state, arizona, tennessee, and ohio state) and was accepted to all of them. Ive narrowed my choices down to ohio state, arizona state, and tennessee. I do think I'd enjoy myself at arizona state slightly more, but the others are probably better schools. What do you think? is there a difference in academic quality at these schools? Which do you think that i, darius michaels should go to given that I can't decide and believe i would be almost equally happy and am equally far away from all of them. Im majoring in business-economics if that means anything.... peace! (i know i posted this in the review board but im really interested in what y'all think! THANK YOU!)
|By Roger (Roger) on Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 09:16 am: Edit|
Have you visited the schools, Darius? These are all very good schools. US News ranks both Ohio State UT Knoxville among the top 50 publics, but Arizona State is well regarded, too.
One thing that is certainly true - each of these schools will have a different climate. I have first hand experience at UTK, and Knoxville is a very pleasant city - a full change of seasons, but very mild winters.
I'd recommend visits to help decide (if you haven't already), as well as looking at the reputation of individual departments that you might be interested in. Overall, you can get a great education at any of those schools.
If you are a football fan, Tennessee has the second-largest stadium in the country and a traveling fan base second only to Nebraska's.
|By elle on Monday, March 18, 2002 - 08:21 pm: Edit|
ASU is a kickass party school, but a lot of crime happens, too. Sundevils all the way!
|By trey on Monday, March 18, 2002 - 08:24 pm: Edit|
Arizona State has a good business program, and it's right by Phoenix, so there are lots of job and internship opportunities. In addition, the city is so much fun, and it's always warm, although in the summer it can get to 120 degrees, so invest in a car with a good AC.
|By Matt on Monday, April 29, 2002 - 02:56 am: Edit|
After attending the University of Miami I transferred to Ohio State soley for their business school. It is highly regarded all over the country and has brand new facilities for the entire business school that are second to none. While the climate change was an adjustment, the truth is that snow really doesn't stick around for Columbus that long. However it can be cold, but when it's nice out, you know it. Students are constantly laying out on "The Oval" and having a good time. Also do not let Ohio State's size intimidate you. I thought I'd be lost in a different world here, and the reality is for being such a big school Ohio State has a great sense of community. Also, Buckeye football is huge and while I will even admit the excitement really doesn't compare to that of SEC football, the OSU/Michigan game is second to none (Sorry Tennessee/Florida, we've got history on our side).
|By ChiTowntoASU on Friday, July 19, 2002 - 05:08 pm: Edit|
What's up people. I'm off to ASU in about a month and was wondering what advice you guys would have for me. I've lived in Chicago all my life and can't wait to actually have nice weather for longer than a week at a time. I keep getting mixed messages about the status of ASU as a "party school" too. They aren't ranked in US News and World Report's top 20 party schools of 2002, and it seems that the university has a strict policy ($750 fine if caught drinking underage) as well as crazy stats (73% of students consume less than 3 drinks per week) but then I see on tv that Girls Gone Wild College Campus commercials always have ASU as their first destination and every single person I talk to says, "Oh, so you're going to college for fun then huh." Which is unappreciated. So what's the deal? Is there some kind of happy middle ground? I DO want to have an awesome time at ASU, but I also don't want to be drunk 24hrs a day either. Give me some info. if you can any current ASU students. I'm in Sahuaro hall next year. Thanks.
|By skins521 on Sunday, July 21, 2002 - 03:25 pm: Edit|
I went to ASU, and I can attest that it is indeed a party school, but not in the conventional sense. In the late 90's the school began trying to change its image. Fraternity parties became strictly controlled, and on campus fun started going down the tubes. ASU's current situation is that if you don't have a fake ID, you're pretty much limited to off-campus apartment and house parties, which get busted frequently. So, how do you have fun at ASU without fraternity parties? Get a fake ID. If you want to party, this is absolutely necessary. Even if its not a good one, your ID can give you access to some of the best bars and clubs in the west. If you get a good ID, you can hit up Sanctuary and Axis-Radius in Scottsdale, where you will see some of the hottest girls in the world. And if you are into the fraternity party thing, you can always go to after-hours parties, which is pretty much what fraternities are limited to nowadays.
You can have fun at ASU, it just takes some work. If you're willing to get a good ID and you have money to throw around, there's no better school for partying. But, if you were looking forward to crazy frat parties and stuff to do on campus, look elsewhere. Also, if you are looking for academics, ASU is a pretty decent school. Their business program is very good, as well as education and any design major (architecture, urban planning, etc.). There's plenty of programs to jump into at ASU, but you need to keep yourself in check and go to class and study, which is hard because no one else does.
One last thing: DO ANYTHING POSSIBLE NOT TO LIVE IN SAHUARO!!! it sucks
|By RoryDaugherty on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 - 09:33 pm: Edit|
hey im off to Michigan State University unless someone says otherwise...how are the girls??? should i consider another college??? email back if you've been to east lansing
|By jenn cohen on Tuesday, December 03, 2002 - 04:13 am: Edit|
I was deciding between ASU and UT and after visiting both it was mos. def. ASU. Knoxville seemed dead to me. I also wanted a little more diversity and UT was 86% caucasin. AsU claimed 23% minority, but after four months I haven't seen it. AsU is a lot of fun, I have to throw in that i've only been sober for 7 nights since i've been here and my grades are ok. i do have a fake, probably why it's so much fun. just figure out what you want and where you might want to work after school. ASU is the most cosmopolitan of schools with students from all over the US. Close proximity to LA, Vegas and of course Phoenix, all offering great job markets. Tenn is the school to go to if you're stuck on frats, I cant say anything about Ohio State. One more thing about asu, the people are gorgeous. i'm a girl and i can say i've never seen so many attractive girls. if you do have a fake youre money will go so fast. bars arent cheap and weekend trips to vegas are popular, gambling drinking and cover charges all add up. good luck choosing
|By Anna_L (Anna_L) on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 11:47 am: Edit|
Is the academic part hard at ASU? I'm looking for a NOT too hard school...
|By kelly marino on Wednesday, February 05, 2003 - 05:08 pm: Edit|
it depends what you are studying and what you consider hard. in my opinion, it is not extremly easy but not that hard. i think with not too much effort, you can pass your classes. if you are focused and study and don't party too much, you can get A's and B's. but like i said, there are some hard classes and some easy classes. ASU also has a lot of great opportunities to get involved and plan for your resume. they have pretty cool programs too, and they are also a lot of fun. i guess it all depends on what you are looking for. i personally love ASU. good luck.
|By Anna_L (Anna_L) on Thursday, February 06, 2003 - 05:55 am: Edit|
what classes are considering easy?
|By Jim R on Friday, February 07, 2003 - 09:32 am: Edit|
All of the first year classes are pretty easy - english, biology, algebra, etc. You shouldn't have a problem with them but it is important not to blow them off as they factor into your GPA and provide a great start. As for seeking out easy classes and doing minimal work, the approach can really backfire. That's what I did at ASU and by the time I graduated I had a low GPA and wanted to go to law school. Needless to say I got a ton of rejection letters. Don't sell yourself short and limit the value of your degree.
In addition, ASU is a really large school so you have to get involved with activities and organizations. ASU is a great school but remember that it is what you make of it. Have fun - Good luck.
|By Anna_L (Anna_L) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 04:00 pm: Edit|
|By David G. on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 03:33 pm: Edit|
OSU Is the bomb. I am thinking about going to OSU for a 4 year term in 2005.
I might even Major in Instrumental Music and Minor either in Business Eth. or Composition. OSU is a great place on Campus and great way to meet people. Although its cold, its one hell of a time during buckeye ball. Go bucks! 2003 BCS Champs of National Foolball.
|By Asufan (Asufan) on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 12:02 am: Edit|
hey, i've lived in phx all my life and have wanted to go to asu since i can remember. ill be a freshman next year. i wanted to know about this fake id situation. how can i get hooked up? hit me back. peace.
|By Crazyandy (Crazyandy) on Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 09:39 pm: Edit|
I live in Ohio. OSU is a great school. They've really picked up their admissions in the past 2 years (if you don't meet certain requirements you get sent to a branch for 2 years). Their engineering dept is good...but OSU is on the bottom of my list as a safety.
|By Congocross (Congocross) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 11:33 pm: Edit|
OSU is not selective enough, there are a lot of smart kids at OSU but majority of the student do not take academic seriously. Still a great school though
|By Mikus (Mikus) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 11:54 pm: Edit|
OSU is an excellent school. Crime seems to be a rising issue; but I wouldn't let that deter you much.
|By Justinbricks (Justinbricks) on Friday, March 28, 2003 - 12:44 am: Edit|
Hey folks. I got accepted to ASU and got my housing letter today. It said i was in Sahuaro hall. I read the post about it sucking and saw that the freshmen experience thing crams 2 kids into these rooms. Could someone from ASU elaborate for me on That hall, like its pros and cons and how i could possibly transfer out of it. Thanks!
|By Samiam (Samiam) on Wednesday, April 09, 2003 - 08:21 pm: Edit|
I got into ASU and i like Tempe a lot. I want to go there but i dont want to be surrounded by idiots who only want to go to college to party. Do most of the students go to ASU to work or just to party. I got into Purdue also. How does it compare to ASU?
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