Boone, NC
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$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

Campus Dining: Dining on campus gets old really quickly. Most of the dining halls have adopted themes for particular nights, and those get repetitive because sometimes, you just don't want what they're offering, so you make a sandwhich instead. However, there's a lot of options at the main dining area, but in others, not so much.

4 College Junior

Computers: There are computer labs everywhere, and virtually there is one in almost every academic building, and many times, they are very full constantly. The network, to my knowledge, has never been down. Unfortunately, though, sometimes the computers have been known to carry viruses because they are always shut down at night (especially in the library where it is 24/5), but you solve that problem by restarting computers.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Seems Fairly Easy to Apply for but Hard to Get – I have applied for several scholarships and have gotten none despite having a high GPA for several semesters. My overall GPA is a little bit above average and still nothing.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: A Little Pricey, Decent Quantity, Need More Closer – I am personally living several miles away from campus at a fairly cheap place as luck would have it. Unfortunately, most individuals would be paying about $200 or more a month for a place like this. It seems close but it is not walkable to get to campus daily. There needs to be some better options much closer that aren't $600-700 a month.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Appalcart Is Awesome – The Appalcart at App is a public transit system that runs through campus and throughout the main part of the city. Thousands of students utilize this option daily. It is convenient and free to students and the community. Plus, by using public transit you can help the environment. It is also convenient if you live off campus and do not want to buy parking on campus. It is a great service.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms Are the Place to Be. Dorm life at App can add much to your college experience. Whether you are in a traditional dorm with small rooms or the luxury of an apartment style dorm students can get a lot out of the on campus housing experience. The facilities vary from brand new to old and in need of a little TLC. I live in an old dorm which bring frustrations (no AC, only radiators) and conveniences (sink in room, larger rooms). Living in a dorm gives students the opportunity to makes a big group of new friends, take part in dorm activities, which can be very fun (shaving cream war!) and offer 24 hour companionship. It is one big family. It is great to have an RA that you can go to for advice or just to hang out with. Living in a dorm also puts you right on campus which means it is often easier to get to class, allowing you to sleep longer, and being right in the middle of campus life.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Library: Heart of Campus – I would consider the library an excellent facility. It has been recently renovated and is open very long hours for students. There are also ID checks after midnight to help maintain security. The librarians are knowledgeable and very helpful. It is clean and inviting and a wide variety of materials are easy to find. There are many additional useful services to students such as printing, copying, and scanning.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Finally Found the Perfect School – App is an amazing school, and I would know I have been to three others. The school has pride and the community appreciates the school and the students. This does not happen in all places. There are also a lot of smart diverse people on campus so that there is plenty of people that will fit a student's interests. The campus is beautiful and not spread out. There are also a lot of in town options, which makes life not be so routine. I finally found the school I like and want to stay at.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Yosef Is in Us All – The school spirit at ASU is phenomenal. Almost all of the students care about the sports programs that App has. The teams perform great and the fans show their appreciation. Every football game is packed, even in the snow. The students love where they are at and clearly show their support.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: For Adults Only – If a student is under 21 the nightlife can be limited at App, but that usually does not stop them. There are not any clubs in the area, but there are many bars. The house parties are very consistent. They always have good music and good people. There is a free cab service to drive people around the campus if needed. But if a person is not interested in drinking or partying there are many clubs and organizations on campus that can accommodate.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Science Is Amazing – The Science Buildings at App State are fantastic. I have not been to a school where they have had such great facilities. They have buildings for different focuses of sciences. The buildings are ten or fewer years old. The labs in the buildings are all high tech and have more than enough equipment to make work easy and fun. The buildings also have study areas, display cases, and auditorium classrooms.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: King Street Is Where It's at! Boone's "main street" has all the best restaurants. Ranging from Black Cat's the build your own burrito place to Capone's, the best pizza place in town. Macadoo's is where you go for the sunday night football. Drink and food specials every night!

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The people at Appalachian State University are very friendly. It's easy to make friends through all the different clubs they have and in the dorms. The scenery is beautiful. If you like the outdoors it's a great school to go to. That's the main reason i chose it. The classes are pretty small so it's easy to get help. The campus is small so there is not too much walking. Plus there is a lot of snow.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: On the weekends and after five on the weekdays students can park on campus. Other times the students have to park about a mile away. It is now convenient and they give out parking tickets like crazy. They will also Tow. Just pay attention to where your car is to avoid it.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most all the off-campus housing have bus stops for the university bus system, so even if the apartment building is not close to school transportation is available. There are many locations within walking distance as well. The prices for most of the places are fair for what you get.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Had Some Trouble – I have a lot of friends who didn't have the problems I had, but it's been a bit of a pain. I'm always trying to figure out how to get aid.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not What You Might Think – People have this huge thing about how it's "Happy Appy," but there's really not that many drugs at ASU. People drink way more often. I haven't really seen any problems on campus.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Not So Hot – The food taste isn't that bad, but it's incredibly repetitive and it seems like everything is fried. The produce is not that fresh, which is very disappointing.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: We're Growing! App State Greek life is a two sided story.
On the Guy's side, it's really small. No IFC fraternity has more than 60 members. And in my opinion some of the guys are real southern gentelmen and great and some of them are jerks.
On the girls side, it's definitely a growing system. The average PCH sorority has 95 members.
The NPHC (Historyicall Black fraternities/sororities) are also a growing system on our campus that is growing as App becomes more diverse.
Greek Life is not the biggest deal on our campus to non greeks but as App becomes a more preppy school and less of a hippie school the opinion is changing. It has definitely become a more respected system in the past 5 years.

4 College Freshman

Computers: No Complaints – The only bad thing about computers on campus is there isn't enough of them. There are multiple labs and printing stations in the student union that you can usually find a spot in but I almost never find a free computer in the library. Also there are mini labs in a majority of the different buildings on campus that if you go to can find a free computer. The network is fast for the school computers and your personal ones.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Many Ways to Get Around – Appalachian has great transportation options available. Many of us do not bring a car, so we take the bus. It is called the Appalcart and it is free to everyone. There are about 10 different buses that run Monday through Saturday and go all over the town. Also, there is a bus call the Mountianeer Express which will travel from Boone to Greensboro makingstops all along the way and is only $7.50 to ride. There is also something called Saferide that will pick you up late at night if you are afriad to walk in the dark.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Appalachian is known for being a party school, but this is mainly because the school policy is very strict when it comes to drug/alcohol use. The "party school" title comes from the university catching and punishing those who are involved in acts that violate campus rules. Since the policys are so strict, it helps create a much safer environment for us all. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Natures Perfect Little College Town – Boone is a small college town that can be summerized by one word: beautiful. Surrounded by mountians, there are many activities to keep us students occupied when we are not studying. There is skying, zip-lining, hiking, and so many mind-blowing sights. It's a perfect place for an education.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There are many programs and scholarships available as long as you look for them and don't mind putting in some work. Many people I know get thousands of dollars every semester to go to school here.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Renovate a Dorm Each Year – Every year, more or less, the school does their best to renovate one of the older dorms. Many of the dorms have been renovated and are quite nice, but two of the dorm are some of the smallest on the east side. Also students are on the lottery system with the dorms so there is no sure way to make sure you live on campus. Many upper class-men do not get to live on campus.


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