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Downtown campus vs Tempe?

GroovyGeekGroovyGeek Registered User Posts: 889 Member
edited November 2011 in Arizona State University
Would any current students care to comment on the downtown campus vs Tempe? Positives? Negatives? Are they major-specific? What is the vibe about both? Does downtown turn into a ghost town at night? Your personal preferences?
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Replies to: Downtown campus vs Tempe?

  • christalena2christalena2 Registered User Posts: 1,667 Senior Member
    The best part about the downtown campus is that you don't have to deal with overcrowded lunch vendors and streets, and you will usually get the class time you want.

    The downtown campus is still new, so it's still under construction and gets kind of boring, but it's at the heart of Phoenix, with museums, Chase Field, and America West Arena all in close proximity.

    They are moving the Cronkite journalism school to the downtown campus next year, so there will be many more students there than there are now.
  • BusinessGuyBusinessGuy Registered User Posts: 551 Member
    Your major will determine which campus is best for you. Unless you want to be in the Cronkite school then I'd suggest the Tempe campus. You'll have access to a much larger student body which means there will be many more student organizations to join, a larger variety in class and class times, and a larger variety in professors.

    Is it busy? Yes. Are there long lunch lines? It depends where and when you go. Are there ways to work around it? Definitely, you can walk/ride a bike to class while living near campus, you can take a bus, you can keep a refrigerator in your room with food so you aren't forced to eat out for lunch all of the time.

    I'd recommend the Tempe campus, it's amazing.
  • christalena2christalena2 Registered User Posts: 1,667 Senior Member

    yea i agree.
    I'm having a blast in Tempe.
    There is not a night where I won't have something to do, whether that would be lectures, club meetings, parties, whatever.
  • leungpy1leungpy1 Registered User Posts: 329 Member
    christalena2, how is BHC so far? Thanks.
  • christalena2christalena2 Registered User Posts: 1,667 Senior Member
    It's awesome!
    I love love love the honors dorms. There are lots of opportunities. For instance, I went to a 'Cultural Dinner' with one of the professors and got to eat at a Greek Restaurant for free. They have lots of activities including volleyball tournaments and bbq's. All of the advisers are there to help you with anything, and there are even honors advisers that are there for your major as well.

    They give out free tickets to plays and baseball games and football games.

    I think the honors dorms are the perfect balance between fun and work. I have met the most amazing people here and we spend all night just messing around. And then when you need to get to work, it is quiet enough to finish whatever you need to get done. It is also one of the most centralized dorms, so it takes 2-8 minutes tops to get anywhere on campus.

    The required class that every BHC freshman takes, the Human Event, is pretty interesting so far. We've read most classic texts from ancient times and it's really opening my mind to different cultures and societies. It's awesome except for the papers haha.

    I think if you are going to be in the BHC, you have to live in the honors dorms, it makes the experience that much better.
  • need2learnneed2learn Registered User Posts: 561 Member
    My son received his acceptance to the Cronkite School last week. Does anyone know if all Cronkite students will be living downtown? I'm wondering about classes such as gen ed requirements - will he be taking them at the downtown campus or have to take the shuttle to Tempe? Any info on the downtown campus and how all of this is going to work will be appreciated. We hope to visit soon but I'm not sure how much of the downtown campus is completed yet. Thanks
  • smart&blonde<3smart&blonde<3 Registered User Posts: 184 Junior Member
    I'm not a Cronkite student, so I really don't know everything that is going on within that school. As far as transportation, there are free shuttles between all of the campuses that run pretty much all day. The actual Cronkite building at the downtown campus is being constructed right now. The school is still at the Tempe Campus and moving downtown next fall??? I believe.
  • christalena2christalena2 Registered User Posts: 1,667 Senior Member
    I know for sure that even though a college may be downtown, a student can still spend their first year or even 2 years in tempe. My friend is majoring in a major that is solely offered at the downtown campus, but is taking his gen ed courses, and even some courses that correspond to his major in tempe. Only in junior year do most students have to take specific courses that are only offered at their designated campus.
    The shuttles are also great for taking some courses downtown, but it can be inconvenient, especially if you have a class in tempe and one downtown in the same day.
  • tahoe23tahoe23 - Posts: 310 Member
    I know this is a very old thread, but christalena, is that true?^^
    Are you 100% positive that you are able to do that?
    And do you have to pay extra money to do so?
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