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Reviews 1479 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Junior

Academics: I love being a nutrition major at Appalachian State. I will also be getting a minor in exercise science with the intent on one day becoming a sports nutritionist! The faculty involved in the nutrition and exercise science programs are very knowledgeable in their areas. The work load is decent, but not too much. Most of my classes are in the same buildings so its very convenient.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports and Spirt: at App It's the Real Deal – Varsity Sports at Appalachian State are pretty big here on campus. We have some of the top notch equipment and facilities to support our soon to be top notch players! School Spirit is beyond ridiculous because we are so pumped and excited for our fellow colleagues that we cant help but to lose our voice at every game!

5 College Freshman

Academics: Professors and Pens – At Appalachian State there are plenty of professors that actually care about more than just themselves. Just get ready to take notes because almost everything they say is valuable in some way shape or form! These professors dont waste their breath for nothing! They are extremely helpful and willing to do anything to the extent that you cooperate and stay attentive intheir perspective classes.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: App and Events – There are plenty of clubs and organizations to get involved in at Appalachian.Sports games are a pretty big deal at App as well. About 30-45 minutes away is the town of Blowing Rock where there is a Tanger Outlet and plenty of shops to look around.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: DRUGS...Psshhhttt We're Not About That Life! Rarely ever have I seen or heard a drug problem being reported at Appalachian State. This is not to say that it isnt happening but I think our App Community is smart enough not to get caught on campus!

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: PARRRRTTYYY.... Whoo! Nightlife for all college students usually starts on thursday nights at Char Restaurant and Grille. The restaurant actually turns its facility into a night club and students 18& up can dance the night away.... or at least until 2 am! House Parties are the best and more likely cheaper than Char if you have to pay anything to get in. The transportation aspect of Appalachian, and what I absolutely love about app is that they have this service called SAFE Ride. SAFE Ride is where college students apply to be a "designated driver" for the night....and all the other nights! They offer these services after the normal bus hours so they start at about 6pm and end at 2am. This service is very helpful to me and my fellow colleagues because I know I can catch a SAFE Ride back to my dorm and not have to worry about walking by myself or being unsafe in someone elses car.

4 College Freshman

Academics: App and the Walker College of Business – I'm looking forward to declaring my major at Appalachian as a Computer Information Systems major. I've been very satisfied with my education thus far. On the website and even in person there are people and resources on the website that help out alot. The unique aspects of my program is that I can travel and have the option of having a concentration in a specific language so that I will be able to comprehend what is being said and can interpret for others. Alot of the instructors know plenty of people that will definately get you going in the right direction as far as internships and jobs and such!

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are all really great. You can typically live in the dorm you want and you make a lot of friends. Many of the dorms have certain groups living in them and the dorms are very diverse. It's really great and they are pretty decent cost wise.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is great security on campus. I have never felt unsafe. The dorm I lived in closed at a certain time to keep those who don't live there out. There is a police call station every few feet and they check every month that students know what the siren for a school lock down sounds like so that no one gets scared or confused.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: There are a lot of fantastic teachers at Appalachian State. It may take a couple tries to find the teachers that you best learn from, but they are there. There is a great teacher a the university for every type of learning style.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Dining Halls – The dining options on campus are extremely varied. There are places to make a quick stop between classes, or you can sit down and have a meal with friends who become family. The meal plan is easy to follow and parents love it. Of course, eating at the same places does become boring, but there is always a variety to choose from.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: As elementary education majors, we have the opportunity to be in classes with other education majors. We are able to talk about our ideas, our classroom management skills, and our love of teaching. The workload is average, but the outcome is priceless. I have talked to many principals who say that resumes with an Appalachian State University education are put to the top of any pile.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors and Classes – Like any school you are going to find a variety of professors, yet most of my professors were extremely helpful. Most want to have relationships with their students and want to see their students learn. You will find an occasional dud who refuses to respond to emails, but overall professors are great.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Eating in Boone – If you like eating out a chain restaurants you're at loss. But, if you love discovering that hole in the wall eatery, Boone is a great place to go. Down town is super close to campus, and every restaurant I have been to has been great. One of the best breakfast places is Melanie's Cafe in the area. Also, when the weather is bad check out Boone Take Out. This company picks up food from near by restaurants and delivers it to your dorm!

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Being an English Major at ASU – Appalachian State's English department is very dedicated to the students. I can't complain about the quality of the professors or their dedication to their work in the classroom. Outside of the classroom though, professors can be a bit difficult to reach.

3 College Junior

Weather: Snows a Lot. If you don't like snow, don't go here. Classes get cancelled some times, but not a ridiculous amount. The days it doesn't snow, the weather is absolutely beautiful and everyone hangs out outside!

5 College Junior

Computers: The Campus Offers Macs! The campus offers numerous types of computers for student use, depending on what lab you are in. The music lab offers computers with keyboards attached! They are also generally Mac computers, which run much more efficiently than the Windows. Computers are located on every floor of the library, so even during midterms you can find one to use.

4 College Junior

Academics: I came to Appalachian for the education program, which I was thoroughly disappointed with. However, since changing my major, I have come to love the new program in which I am in. I love the campus, the weather (which is what some people hate about Boone), the kindness of my peers, the plentiful opportunities to get involved, and the overall atmosphere of Appalachian. It is a wonderful school, just don't go there for Elementary Education!

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Fill Out FAFSA – You fill out the FAFSA. I have not had much experience with Financial Aid.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is a nightmare. Students can only park in a few dedicated lots during the week. Once the weekend starts, almost all lots are open, but it is still hard to get a spot, and when its time for parents to come, its so crowded your family is lucky to even be on a street with their hazards on.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Received Help from Professors and Advisors – When I switched my major to nursing, I was lacking in certain courses, and my first advisor made a mistake in her counseling to me. However, I contacted professors who were very approachable and who waived some pre req requirements so that I could finish my courses in time to apply for the nursing school. My next advisor was very helpful in figuring out how best to work with my class load. Everyone was very helpful and concerned about my condition. I was more than a number.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Never Lived Off-Campus – I've never lived off-campus, but my friends do. The apartments are small, outdated, and way far from campus on crappy bus routes. The ones close to campus are the most expensive and the most outdated. The nicer apartments are so far from campus you have to drive your car and the prices are way out of a college student's budget.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Beautiful Campus – App State has the most beautiful campus of all that i toured (i toured close to 15 campuses). its got lots of trees and grass and outdoor space and outdoor activities and everything it within walking distance :)

4 College Junior

Academics: Class Sizes – I love the super small class sizes at Appalachian, the class feels more like friends talking than a prof talking at you. Problem, its hard to register for classes because there are so few seats and some (not all) profs are stingy about letting extras in :( tis a bummer sometimes

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transportation is excellent at Appalachian State. There is an campus wide transportation system available to all students. It is free and easy to access.


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