Boone, NC
Tuition (in-state)
$18,107 ($6,059)
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Reviews 1464 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of It but Not Cheap – Housing off campus is available almost anywhere in Boone and the surrounding area. There are walk to campus options as well as scenic student housing out of town.

3 College Junior

Academics: Opportunities to Work With the Community – Professors encourage students to make an effort to apply their areas of study to real world problems in the surrounding community.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Laid Back, Lots to Do and Super Cool – Boone is one of the coolest towns around. Everything is located close to the university and there is plenty to do. Breathtaking views!!!

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Profs Really Care – I have felt the difference of attending App State. All of my professors seem to genuinely care about us and help with the many aspects of college life.

4 College Freshman

Weather: It's often cold and rainy on campus so it makes going to class or being active outside a little more challenging.

4 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is rarely a problem. People get booted or towed for being careless or lazy, but the rules are well-known and gracious in my opinion.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The workload is fair, but challenging. You have the option to create your own major which is really unique. Great place to learn!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not Too Much of an Influence – About 10% of students are involved in Greek Life. There main activities include partying and partying, but some do also get involved with the community. Greek Life is not a huge part of campus but it's not bad if you want it.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Plenty of Options – Boone is very much the stereotypical college town, there are lots of clubs and bars for students to go to. Most are 18 to party and 21 to drink but it's not that strict anyways. The only problem is they just passed this noise ordinance so the cops will break up any party that gets too crazy, especially on-campus.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It's a very diverse group of students so it's hard to say. There's plenty of smoking hot girls, but also plenty of girls who aren't.

There's all types here, from artsy types, hipsters, nerds, and complete mountain rednecks. As far as kinds of personalities I think you'd be hard press to find a more diverse school, but ethnically diversity is pretty low.

If you happen to be gay/bisexual, this is a very accepting campus and you won't be at a total loss for dating options either.

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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: App Is a Family! Most people you talk to know what you're talking about if you mention that App is a family. You walk on campus and see people you know all the time. And everyone is kind to each other, even though there is a huge array of people. The Greek life is growing, as the number of students at App is growing as well.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: I really don't have to say much, all the facilities speak for themselves. They are all very modern, and very efficient, with a wide range of activities to take part of. :)

4 College Sophomore

Computers: To allow this review to be fair, I have to admit that I am not in the library very much. I find the library too crammed with people there just to socialize and hang out until their next class (that is, if the weather is bad outside). Computers are -everywhere-! You could always find one if you needed one. Everything is very efficient, including the network speed and reliability. We often get emails about maintenance, so they are always keeping our network up-to-date. As for wireless, you can access it easily, too on campus in any building! I would say everyone needs their own personal computer because the library does close after certain hours, so it would be the student's best interest if wanting to do off-campus work. :)

5 College Freshman

Athletics: We Got Spirit Yes We Do! The fans are always around! Colored hair, face paint, black and yellow everywhere. You will always know when it is gave day! The campus becomes empty and tickets to the game are sold out!

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Appalachian is actually know for our diversity. We have many exchange students and we have many socials to help them adapt into our society.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Blue Light Alert – Appalachian takes Safety very seriously. We have blue lights located all over campus so if we feel as though we are being followed or are running from someone we can hit the button by the blue light and the police can track us.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: It Has Something for Everyone – This is a great place to really discover who you are. People are open to being different and accept everyone. Football is huge at ASU and the games are awesome. The atmosphere is unlike any other school I have ever been to. There are activities going on for everyone. Best school in North Carolina

4 College Senior

Nightlife: Bar Scene – There are tons of bars in Boone. Most have different specials every night. Several bars are 21+. Char has "college night" and is 18+ on Thursday nights. Appalcart runs til 11 on weekends and cabs are hard to get. Most bars are within walking distance to each other

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Appalachain State Universiry – Nestled in the High Country of North Carolina, Appalachian State University offers something for everyone. There are endless opportunities for hiking, climbing, fishing, skiing/snowboarding and paddling around the area. An average day consists of students lounging around in hammocks or slack lining on campus. Boone, NC has one of the lowest crime rates in the state, so it is a very safe area

2 College Student

Scholarships: Most of the scholarships for the school are due by December 1st making it hard for upcoming freshmen, like myself to apply for any.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: I love the campus, people, and amazing area that App State is located in! There is always something to do and places to go!

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Very Good! There are many choices for off campus dining, all the resturants in Boone are clean and have friendly atmospheres.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Rather Cold – It gets very cold at App State, but then again, we live on top of a mountain. Winter usually lasts from the end of October up until the middle of March. A lot of classes get canceled at the beginning of Spring semester because the road ices and the town runs out of salt. But when it's nice outside, everyone emerges to the quad.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Appalachian for Hippies? I've seen plenty of drinking going on, and a lot of people have at least tried weed at some point, but not many smoke it regularly. I've heard of people getting into dangerous drugs like cocaine, but they were at a frat party, so I'm inclined to believe their judgment was lacking.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People Are Very Diverse – We have a very active campus, so most of the people you see are athletic, toned, and slim. A variety of guys live here: outdoorsy, frat boys, rednecks, and hipsters. The girls are just as original, because you'll find a lot of sorority girls, southerners, hipsters, and athletes, too. Hardly any unattractive people can be found at App State.


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