Location
Boone, NC
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14,837
Tuition (in-state)
$18,107 ($6,059)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1337 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: So really, unless it is after 5 or 7 depending on the lot, there is NO place to park on campus. Even if you want to buy a parking pass, there is Stadium Lot (hella expensive), and that is the ONLY lot (for all students who are interested!) that is even remotely close to anything! Now Appalcarts are saviors, because most people just ride those. The other lot close to campus is Greenwood, but you take an Appalcart. Statefarm Lot? No one uses it except to store your car until you go home for breaks.

I'll cut some slack though, there's only so much space for App to expand, and I'd rather have extra dorms and facilities, but parking is just terrible... Tons of free space after 5 though! (Unless you want the library parking lot, in which case, forget it).

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Whenever I leave ASU, I miss all of the restaurants in our teeny tiny King Street! Wolfies Subs is to die for, Macadoos makes the best deli sandwiches in the world, and Cha Da Thai is by far the KING of asian restaurants (order #63 every time!) There are tons of places to eat, and I suppose since there is such a competition for space, only the very best stay! Super yummy & super close.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: West side is far away and smaller, and is largely an underclassmen throw-away zone. East is nicer, larger, cleaner, closer to classes, and all around newer (other than the actual "East" dorm). There's a pretty big dichotomy between East and West dorms, although I started out freshman year living in West. Social atmosphere is friendly on either side, but West is far more chilled out. Generally West is nice due to Trivette Dining Hall, but that is closed for renovations.

No complaints about the housing process.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: They have extensive computer labs throughout the library's floors, and I'm pretty sure there is a computer lab or two in every academic building. All of them have the entire Microsoft suite, Adobe suite, and pretty much anything you could need, while the library gives us access to a million databases. Printing is $0.03 per B/W sheet, which really isn't that bad (it's way cheaper than paying for your own ink/printer). Other than wireless flaking out sometimes, ethernet always works (and very quickly, too)! Landlines have no trouble in dorms or computer labs.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options, and with the free Appalcarts running all of the time to nearly every complex, it's very easy to live off campus, whether or not you have a car. With such a small amount of dorms for ASU to expand into, Boone has supplied a million places for students to live, with almost every variation of price to quality and space and amenity packages. I'd say nearly all complexes are very safe, and while guest parking can be a pain, most places have parking spaces for residents.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The atmosphere is remarkably friendly and nonjudgmental, and the surrounding mountains are not only wondrous to wake up to, but also incredible to explore. I love the facilities, academic program, study abroad opportunities, and the general energy of the campus. I would most certainly choose ASU again.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: We have lots of small shows at the coffee houses, and ASU's "Safe Ride" will pick up people from anywhere on campus into the depths of the night to take their drunk selves where they need to go, which a fantastic resource.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I think that our Student Recreation Center is phenomenal, and I love all of the food offered in the Central Dining Hall. Sanford Mall and many other lawns are very well-kempt and always active, and our library is extensive in both books, electronics, movies, and helpful staff! Computer labs are across campus, and we even have access to everything from pianos to all Rosetta Stones if we want it. Our Student Union is wonderfully active and extensive, and our Health Services and Counseling Center are great. Additionally, although this is largely part of the surrounding city, the free Appalcart is infinitely helpful in moving around the city without using your own car.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Although somewhat lacking in ethnic diversity, we have a very active Multicultural Club, LGBT Center, Women's Center, and many other human rights groups, culminating in the Human Rights Week each year. ASU is certainly a very inviting environment when diversity is present, and many of us study abroad at some point. However, it's just that not very much diversity is present at all times.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: People aren't very dangerous about what they partake in it, and other than the usual, stereotypical collegiate drunks, most tend to be very aware of the consequences and take proper precautions. Many are fine if you don't partake in the drugs, but there is certainly a slight pressure.

Policies are very strictly enforced.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: It is expensive to park on campus during the day with a pass. In the evenings and weekends you can for free but you have to find a spot. You can never get away with parking without a pass without being towed or ticketed. Off of campus, it can be hard to find spots for longer periods of time.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are always the stereotypical "greek-life" students, but there are also a lot of unique people.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are not many places to go if you are under-age besides friend's houses or parties. Beepers are like student taxis that can take you there which is pretty helpful.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I have enjoyed most of my classes even if they have been required for general education only. The workload can really vary depending on your class and professor. I like studying in my room but there are so many other places to go as well.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: People are generally very accepting here. I wouldn't say it is a very racially diverse campus though.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The nursing program is competitive but once you get in, the smaller class size makes it more valuable.Clinical locations are sometimes a bit far so it would be in your best interest to have a car. Compared to the first two years of college, the nursing curriculum requires a lot more studying.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are a lot of computers to use but having your own makes it a lot more convenient. The wireless internet can sometimes be slow. As for printing, I use the library's because it is a lot cheaper than buying your own with ink!

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It isn't a huge part but a lot of people do like to go off campus to nearby parties. You don't see it much on campus because of the strict enforcement.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are so many apartment complexes for students with bus access. It is usually cheaper than living in a dorm and offers you more freedom.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: It is great to have free access to the bus as well as Saferide on campus. They are pretty convenient!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love being close to campus although a lot of bus routes access nearby housing. It can be expensive compared to some off campus housing but you can't beat the location! As for dorm quality, it really depends on the age of the building and if it was renovated.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There is a lot to do if you love outdoor activities and hiking. If you like thrift stores and local shops than it is great too.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It can seem complicated at first but they are so willing to help!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe but I have received some e-mails regarding crime on campus. It is shocking sometimes because it is such a safe place!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The environment is beautiful and I love being able to get in the car and be on the Blue Ridge Parkway in minutes! The people here are so nice and I am happy I chose this school or else I would have never made such good friends!

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