Location
Boone, NC
Undergrads
14,837
Tuition (in-state)
$18,107 ($6,059)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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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!

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: There are so many ways for you to get involved as well as programs constantly going on that appeal to all different kinds of interests.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Be prepared for cold weather and snow in the spring. Being born up north, it was nothing to adjust to! If you are from a southern city, mountain weather can take some getting used to.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: It could do with some more options.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: It's a small population of campus, but they are extremely focused on service and philanthropy.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: They really can rip you off. Rental companies know it's in high demand and overcharge. Be careful who you rent from!

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: All rules set in place keep you safe.

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