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 Sophomore

Computers: Labs in the library are almost always crowded, but there are more computers in the student union, and good luck finding one close to midterms or finals. Probably 90% of computers on campus are PC so it would be nice to have a few more Macs available for use. The wireless internet provides very spotty service and can be a pain to set up, especially for the first time. I generally use my own computer and that seems to work pretty well for me.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Pretty Sweet – Basically, most people I know smoke weed, even if every now and then. Acid comes through every now and then, but marijuana is the most abused next to alcohol. There isn't a big club scene, so most parties are at people's houses, which makes smoking while drinking very easy.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus is impossible before 5:00 p.m. unless you want to pay to park in the deck, where parking is limited anyway.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: It's All About Personal Preference – Drinking happens, drug use happens; but this is the same anywhere you go. Lets face it: alcohol and drugs are readily available - just as there are all across the United States. If you want it you can most likely get it. Just the same, if you don't want to participate there is no pressure either. It's all about who you surround yourself with; thankfully, the school offers many opportunities to students for a wide variety of clubs/organizations for them to associate with.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Local Hole in the Walls Are the Best Option – King's street offers many of the best restaurants in the Boone area. Places such as Melanies, Boone Bagel, Tupelos, and Black Cat offer some of the best dining only a few minutes walk off campus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants, While Good, Can Be Limited and Inconvenient – There are some really great places to check out off campus. Some of these include Geno's, Pssghetti's, The Broyhill Inn, Char's, etc. However, it would be nice if some of these places were closer............

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There Is More to Boone Than Just Campus – The local atmosphere is really great at App, at least when the weather is nice. King street, Blowing Rock, Howard's Knob,and The Blued Ridge Parkway, are just a few great places to go in the area.

5 College Junior

Academics: Small Classes - More Help – Appalachian State offers many classrooms that are small and therefore more personal. It is very nice to have more one on one time with professors as well as valuable discussions in class.

2 College Junior

Weather: The snow is a blessing and a curse. Sometimes there's too much, they need to let us know about cancellations earlier.

3 College Junior

Computers: The computers are very fast, up to date, and reliable. The printer system should be revamped. We pay a lot for tuition, having to reload APP cards for printing is ridiculous. ECU doesn't require students to pay for printing nor does NC State.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Dining Halls Are Great With Great Food. Trivette Dining Hall and Central Dining Hall are one of the best dining halls i have been to. Both have many options and varities of foods to choose from. I also really enjoy having different themes each night for the type of food they will be serving which helps mix it up and keep it from being a boring experience every night.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Not Very Strict at All – There just isn't much in the way of enforcing the rules unless people are called out on it. Vandalism is up fairly high at times, and smoking policies are all but ignored around here, whether the police see it or not.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school is widely known for its football prowess, but the school loses much of its education focus. Instead students and staff, as well as financial providers focus solely on the sports at the school.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Costly Apartments and Not the Best Service. While there is no shortage of places to look for apartments, the trouble comes in finding the money to pay for them. All of the apartments in the area also differ drastically in fees, so transferring from one apartment to another can be a large hassle.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is really strong at Appstate. We are always getting involved in campus activities. I don't think if you go here you have to be greek but there is definitely a big group of them.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Our nightlife is okay. We really don't have any dance clubs which is dissapointing. But we do have some good bars such as Char, Macados, and Klondike. We don't really have much transportation other than the really expensive taxi service. If your underage there isn't much to do except to go house parties.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My favorite experience would be my first week here in my living and learning group. I met amazing people that will always be friends with. What makes my school unique is that is great campus. I don't think that I would ever choose another college. I would choose my school everytime because it is just an amazing place to be!

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4 College Junior

Facilities: I think our campus is beautiful. Aside from all the construction and cracked (and huge pot holed roads) its gorgeous here. Our student union and library both have a tremendous number of resources and looks very nice. However, I think that in the library there should be more food and drink options for people that stay later there. Also, the coffee shop should take debit/credit cards. Our athletic centers are nice. I think mount mitchell in the student union should be open longer, and I also think the quinn and urec should try to model more of their equipment from mt. mitchell. Mt. Mitchell is geared towards women while quinn and urec (especially urec) are not.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Appal Cart – Takes you all over the Boone area, pretty much anywhere you need to go.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I Feel Perfectly Safe – From my personal experience, crime has not been a problem other than petty car break-ins in lots away from the school.

1 College Senior

Parking: There are very few parking places on campus and around it. You have to be sure to take the bus or to register for a parking pass early in the semester. Sometimes you can park your car for three minutes and end up with a parking ticket.

3 College Senior

Diversity: I feel that most people on campus are pretty accepting. They take who you are and accept you, or at least that's how I feel about the people that I know.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: East Hall Dorm – I didn't really like living here because of the types of students that lived there. A lot of people living there were not that social and I wanted to meet more people, but couldn't because of the type of people that live here. The only plus of this place is that it is close to a lot of the major sites on campus and that there were sinks in every room and washer/dryers on each floor.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are houses, nice apartments, condos, crappy apartments etc. Searching can take a while since a lot of places don't have websites, but you should definitely be able to find a place if you take the time. Places closer to campus are usually older, but if you get five or more minutes away you should find some nicer new apartments. A lot of guys opt for houses.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: On Campus/Greek Housing – I lived in East hall (the honors dorm) freshmen year. It's old and has no A.C., but it's boone so that doesnt really matter. Big rooms, nice people and great outdoor area to hang out in. Wish it had more kitchens though!
APH- the girls greek housing is also old, but even bigger rooms, only share a bathroom with your room mate and you can park at the dorm and take the bus to class easily. Not as good as having your own chapter house, but certainly cheaper.


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