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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4 College Freshman

Academics: My major is Environmenatl science and already, this school is huge on preserving the environment. Recycling and healthy living are always, consatantly being promoted. I have not yet had a cousre to deal with my major, since I am a first year student and this is my first semester. I do indeed hear amazing things about my program and I am very excited to get that started.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not really interested in Greek. It's just for partying. Some greek life could be ok. I know that Alpha Psi Omega is good because it is the Theatre one that I plan to join.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Girls and Guys Attitude – Everyone here is pretty nice. They open doors for people, the help you out if you need it, and they are just pretty friendly in general.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Every week there is always a huge party and night life is very lively and so many people come out and have a blast

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I hear costs are really good and conviniant as well. Personally, I stay on campus

1 College Freshman

Parking: Ticketing and Fines – Parking is quit a hassle. I have had two friends with thirty dollar paking tickets and one who has been towed twice. It is very inconviniant to have to find free parking. Mostly, free parking is out of the way Monday through Fridays from 7 to 5 in the evening. But at least weekends are entirely free.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Social Life – Mostly, if someone hears something fun is going on, word gets out and groups of friends go out and have fun. More than likely, everyone has a social life because the variety in personalities.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Policy Inforcement – If you are caught in a dorm with any type of drug, it ruins your chances of living on campus for the years to come and it never gets off record. They are very strict and if someone under 21 caught in a dorm with alchohol, it ruins alot of opportunities and jobs on campus.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Safety Sevices – If ever late at night coming from a party with many drunk people, it is unsafe to drive drunk. At ASU there is a number you call and the schools transportation will come and get you, drop you off on or off campus...for FREE!! There are police that do rounds regularly, safety services are a call away and I feel safe on this campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety Sevices – If ever late at night coming from a party with many drunk people, it is unsafe to drive drunk. At ASU there is a number you call and the schools transportation will come and get you, drop you off on or off campus...for FREE!! There are police that do rounds regularly, safety services are a call away and I feel safe on this campus.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The Appalcart is the public transportation for Boone. For the most part it is reliable, however, it can be a pain if it shows up too early or takes forever to arrive. If you miss one, you have to wait another 30 minutes for the next.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Oh Marijuana. While not every is out getting high, there are the students that are ridiculously obvious. They reek of the smell, or sometimes even carry the blunt around. Also, there is a lot of cigarette smoke going on. Even though the rule is to be 500 feet from a building, there are so many people it can be hard to enforce, and everyone is forced to inhale the product.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I felt like the process was fair and relatively easy. I filled out an online application, and was done in less than an hour. Since this was the only school I applied to, I don't have anything to compare it to. As far as my major goes, I haven't had any problems yet. I'm just taking the neccessary classes and everything should fall into place.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Technology on Campus – I'm really not technologically inclined at all, but from my understanding its pretty good here. They have Macs in the computer labs, which I don't even know how to use. The wireless internet in the dorms was bad at first, because a lot of people brought routers which they weren't supposed to. But its pretty good now. So to be fair, I'll give them an A.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: General Campus Aesthetics – I feel so lucky to be going to a school in the mountains. Everyday walking through campus, I take a few seconds to marvel at the splendor of being surrounded by beautiful mountains, the firey reds, oranges and golds of the changing leaves, and the mist settling in for the evening. The school has incorporated itself with all this beautiful nature, and I'm proud to say that I go to a beauitiful school. There is plenty of green grass, trees, plant life, even a small creek, to keep the beauty of the outdoors alive on this campus.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I Love Appstate! The location is awesome. It is all about location, location, location! I'm not a morning person, but when I can look out my window across campus and see the sun rise over the mountains - there's nothing better than that!
The quality of the education is great too!

4 College Freshman

Parking: Freshman cannot park on campus, but there are plenty of other offsite paid options on a first come basis. The State Farm lot is the AppState preferred offsite lot, but other paid lots are available within reasonable commute from the university - and Applcart (Appalachian transit)services most.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather in Boone changes all the time. Winter gets rough, but its something to talk about. And early fall and late spring are just incredible, best weather anyone could ask for!

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: With the growth on campus, buses are a little overcrowded. But overall, its free and easily accessible.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safe Anytime, Anywhere – I feel completely safe at Appalachian. The campus police do a wonderful job although it is often not necessary, as the crime rate is exceptionally low. Families can rest easy if their student is attending App State, there is few other places as safe as here.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Location, Location, Location – The best dorms location-wise are on East campus. Period. The ones on west side are far away from the best dining hall- Central. Gardner and Coltrane have itsy-bitsy rooms AND awful locations. The best dorm is arguably East Hall, its the home of the Honors College so it's relatively quiet. The rooms are really big and they have SINKS! Breakdown: East side- quieter, West side- rowdier but more friendly. The availibility is kinda grim too, once you're a sophmore you better start looking at apartments because most people start living off-campus starting their sophmore or junior year.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Central Is the Only Viable Option (Kinda) – Central Dining Hall is the biggest one on campus and (as it's name would suggest) its centrally located so its pretty easy to get to from any part of campus. In Central, there are two separate dining facilities: Sanford Commons and Rivers Street. Sanford is open all the time but the food isn't as good as the stuff at Rivers Street. Rivers isn't open after 7:30 pm, on the weekends, or for dinner on Friday (go figure?) so Sanford is where you're gonna eat here for the most part. It's Ok quality but the choices kinda suck... Trivette is this little dining hall up on west campus and it SUUCKs! Awesome view of the Duck Pond but there's nothing else to go up there for except the waffles, they have great waffles.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Artsier Than Other UNC Public Schools (Asheville Excluded) – The guys here are pretty cool. There is a good variety of looks/interests. There are outdoorsy mountain-man dudes as well as jocks, artsy pierced kids, and kind of non-chalant chill people. The girls- there about the same in the sense that theres a pretty good variety. Imagine a kind of stereotypical high school blown up to App State's size: that's essentially the variety of kids. Though I would add, the diversity isn't that good. There are like no black kids here, it's predominantly white

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not a Huge to-Do Here – Greek life is around but it's not huge. Some of the frats are known for good (or for awful sketchy) parties but the sororities arent that big. Most students at App are pretty chill and they dont care much but some kids just straight up hate it- as you can see from some of the (completely legal) graffiti from the two under-street walkways.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The libraries are great. They can be confusing to navigate at first but there are lots of helpful staff and students that will point you in the right direction. There is a floor customized to every kind of studying environment you might need. There's even a silent study floor where you rarely hear a whisper- absolutely fabulous for studying. The rest of campus is really nice too. The Central dining hall is new (2009) and many other buildings are either new or in the process of being renovated. I don't know how they do it in the recession but there has been non-stop construction going on at App for years. They're not stingy about improving the facilities at all.


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