These schools are similar to Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
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This program is done along with the Phoenix college program which helps a lot with the cost of the program.
The professors at the Cronkite School are amazing. The opportunities for hands-on learning are numerous and if you work hard, the Cronkite School will open endless doors for you.
The campus life is rough. The downtown campus dorms aren't set up for socializing. Most students either go to the main campus for all their socializing or have cars and spend a lot of time off-campus. The majors at the downtown campus don't really mix so if you don't make friends within your major then you'll have to go to Tempe.
It is a good school and a good campus. The teachers really care about what they are teaching and they are always offering to help. There are many resources available to students ranging from counseling services, tutoring, office hours with professors and I.A, and health services. The campus is large with lots of places to eat. However, it is crowded with traffic and homeless people.
The campus is a very open place where anyone can walk around, however, they cannot get into the buildings unless they are students.
Teachers are very understanding as long as you make an effort to do well in classes
Commuting students can have a hard time finding parking
It is definitely a good school. It is a great school and you get some great experiences going here, like speaker events or little 'festivals'. You are close to the Suns stadium so you can go see some pretty cool games and there are a bunch of little restaurants and shops around.
If you are looking to do PR here or anything to do with communications, I would say to look at some other options first because they do prioritize the journalism part of the journalism and mass comms major. I went into this major thinking that they would allow me to do stuff based on PR and mass comms as soon as I got here but I learned that I can't do any of that stuff until my junior or senior year and there are only a few things available when it comes to that topic. Also, housing is a pain in the butt sometimes and it seems like there is almost never any housing available.
I like how easy it was to communicate with the professors and I felt my interests in my career field fit perfectly with the academics. It can be a little busy on this campus but it was a great experience since it is near the law school and law offices. The students are nice and do participate in the class. Students can even take some classes in Tempe or online and still be on the Downtown Phoenix campus. The schedules are flexible and the professors are very helpful with the concepts and material.
I did not like the commute and how much I had to drive. This led to more fuel costs and parking costs. Traffic was difficult and I had to make sure I left my house extra early so I could make it to class on time.