Boone, NC
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$18,107 ($6,059)
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Reviews 1350 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: The parking is okay. Freshmen cant park at all on campus and it is hard for sophomores to find on campus parking.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Appalachian's campus feels very safe. Campus police are not overbearing, and sometimes I go several days without seeing them. Crime doesn't seem to be a problem on campus at all. There are plenty of emergency phones around campus.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: The nightlife at Appalachian can be pretty great. On the Facebook page for Appalachian State, "beepers" post their phone numbers so that students have rides to and form parties without having to drink and drive. There are a lot of frat parties along with casual get-togethers off campus. If you have friends and know the right people nightlife can be awesome.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food in the dining halls is pretty good. I workout often, and the dining hall definitely isn't ideal for bodybuilder's diet. I try to keep my diet fairly strict, but it is hard to have a clean diet with on campus food. I find that food is also fairly expensive in the dining halls. My friends and I have all had to add more money to our meal accounts well before the semester was over.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I really love living on campus. The campus is small and can easily be walked across in 20 minutes. I live in Cone, which has small rooms, but it didn't feel small. The atmosphere is amazing. The only real issue is that once you become an upperclassmen, you must be put in a raffle system to get housing. Only freshmen have definite housing. There's just not enough.

4 College Freshman

Majors: App has a large variety of majors. This college is the only one in the state that offers my major, Actuarial Science.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I am part of the Actuarial Science major. With this major, the advisers help you find internships and will even help you get a job once you graduate. Every student who had graduated with this major and wanted to pursue it has come out with a full-time job with the help of the school and through internships. I am a freshman, andI plan on getting all of the help I can from this wonderful program.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: They have many places to live off campus, but it is not very cheap compared to other schools. But it is worth it if you can afford it because app state is that great of a college.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Boone is great. Very nice to look at and lots of historical site seeing places. You can hike, kayak, ski, snowboard, hike, swim and pretty much anything outdoorsy. Everyone is nice and the appalcart is a wonderful transportation system that is also free. Football games are the greatest. Great atmosphere.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: Everyone is accepted. I have never seen bullying for being different and this is just a chill place. You can make your own clubs too in case you feel left out and people are bound to join.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few good places to eat for under ten dollars. Black Cat and Jimmie Johns notably. Farm Cafe is my favorite place to each lunch. It's all local food for donation prices. Very yummy.

College Freshman

Majors: If you have people to help, it's not too difficult

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Because of the limited on-campus availability, students are pretty much forced off campus, and landlords are very aware of this fact. There are places to live, but they are often run-down, expensive, and gone very quickly. You have to start the process about 8 months prior to when you intend to start your rent, and be ready to move quickly on offers. The farther away from campus, the better deals you tend to find.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Varsity sports are a big part of Appalachian. I was actually able to work with both varsity and club athletes, and all were very passionate about playing for their school. The varsity programs just completed a new training facility that has a really nice strength training facility.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Food places on campus are above average. They are convenient and spaced around campus. Also we have a delicious menu that varies from a salad all the way to junk food that every college student loves. Also there are various food services around campus that allow you to use your meal card for those late night snacks.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Our football team is amazing, not only is the tail gate one of the most entertaining things in the world to do, but our football team is awesome. This year we tied for SoCo Champs, and also made it to the playoffs. Our community comes together for football games and we all come together as one, supporting the school we love.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus as a freshman/sophomore is definitely the right decision, not only are you closer to classes, but also you have the opportunity to meet many people that impact your life. Dorm wise, east side is much nicer than the west side, but east side is very close knit. Mcallister's is by far the most delicious thing on campus to eat, along with the delivery services that this university provides. I love it!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We get automatic crime alert updates which tell us whenever there is a crime reported, and I maybe get one of those a month at most. I feel very safe here. There are cops everywhere, but they aren't out to get college students in trouble. They are there keeping us safe. There are emergency stations all over campus. I've never felt the need to use them though. I've never had any issue with health or safety concerns while being a student here. It's a very safe community overall in my opinion.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is very unpredictable. ALWAYS have an umbrella !

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: some of the dorms are really nice and big and others are crappy and small

4 College Sophomore

Majors: App has a multitudes of Majors and they are very helpful with helping you find internships

4 College Sophomore

Computers: We have a lot of computers for student and you can even rent a computer for a couple of hours and bring it back if you need one

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I see cops often and Know that they can be reached by these call booths just for cops and are placed all around campus. the cops are there to help and do there job but they are not out to get you.

3 College Junior

Diversity: First off, I'm going to go ahead and say that there's more to diversity than race. And as far as that goes, App is awesome -- there's a really good and active GLBTQ center and club, and I've certainly never had any issues or felt any negativity at all because of being queer.

As far as race/ethnicity goes, there's a lot of white people here. However, there's tons of acceptance for those who aren't, and what racism I've seen has all been stupid and non-intentional (like everyone turning to look at the Jewish person when the Holocaust is mentioned, or assuming that the tall black guy is on the basketball team). And the Multicultural Center is great and has a lot of fun and interesting programs to help people become more aware of other cultures, which is awesome.

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1 College Junior

Campus Dining: There are a few different dining areas available, but the food choices are still very repetitive and just not that interesting. Plus, it can be hard to find an option that isn't either gross or fried. There are vegetarian options, which is nice, but they kind of suck, and often still don't seem very healthy -- someone needs to introduce these people to some good tofu recipes, or maybe Indian cuisine. The "ethnic" selections are a joke. I've only actually seen Mexican and Asian, but they're not very good; the Mexican is okay, but the Asian is horrible. There's usually "stir fried" beef and chicken, both of which are dry and also super sweet. Yuck. It's also really hard to find anything that's not loaded with carbs. I have a medical thing that makes it hard for me to have too much bread, pasta, or rice, and while I know that my issue is not the standard, the sheer amount of carbs that are often the only thing that is available is not healthy for the general population either.


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