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Split Campuses?

RMacRacRMacRac Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
I saw recently that ASU is split into four distinct campuses. I'm interested in going to Cronkite, which is located in the Downtown Phoenix campus. While I suppose it would be nice to have a place filled with similar students, I'm worried it could take away from my college experience. I have a few questions about the situation. Firstly, "downtown" makes the campus sound urban. Is that true? I'd prefer a more traditional green-grass type of campus. Secondly, are any any of the campuses the "main" one? I definitely don't want to be on a lesser campus. Does the downtown Phoenix campus feel small, or is it like a whole campus unto itself? How isolated are the campuses, and do students from different campuses see each other often? Answers to any of these questions, or just any further information or clarification on the matter would be immensely helpful. Thanks!

Replies to: Split Campuses?

  • RMacRacRMacRac Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    Sorry, thought of a couple more. I realize I asked a whole lot, so I'll try and organize it a little.

    General:

    1. For those with experience at any college with split campuses, how did having different campuses effect you?
    2. Any advice/ suggestions about split campus schools?
    3. Should the campus(es) ever be a deciding factor for attending a college?

    ASU Specific:
    (Particularly Downtown Phoenix, Cronkite)
    1. Is there a "main" campus, or are they all somewhat equal?
    2. Roughly what % of the students are part of each campus?
    3. Is Downtown Phoenix very urban, a more traditional campus style, or a combination?
    4. Does it feel like you're missing out to be part of what campus and not another, or is it all one big community? I don't want to feel like I'm only getting a portion of the complete college experience.
    5. How far apart are the campuses?
    6. Do students often mingle with those from other campuses, or do they mostly keep to their own?
    7. Do students need to take classes at multiple campuses, and is that ever a problem?
    8. Are dorms based on your campus?

    Again, sorry I'm asking so much, and answers to any or all of the questions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!
  • STEMFamilySTEMFamily Registered User Posts: 1,327 Senior Member
    Downtown Campus is urban, right downtown Phoenix, not much grass that I saw. It is small. About a 20min light rail ride from the main campus which is the Tempe campus. You can take classes on the Tempe campus but it definitely would not be the same experience as living there. I think approximately 80% of the undergraduate student population is on the Tempe campus. Haven't seen exact numbers for downtown. Downtown has it's own dorms.
  • RMacRacRMacRac Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    Thank you very much @STEMfamily, that was exactly what i was looking for.
  • BeaudreauBeaudreau Registered User Posts: 1,156 Senior Member
    @RMacRac - In case you did not see this website and video: https://www.asu.edu/tour/downtown/

    The law school is also moving downtown next year.
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