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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the gorgeous, easy-to-navigate campus at Appalachian State and the people there are so nice. The classes are challenging without being overwhelming. I feel confident that I will do well there.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I wish I had gone to a larger school, but I still like my school very much

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school because of all the opportunities offered to me. The environment at school is one that I find myself truly happy in.

4 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Horrible weather, and I wish I had chosen a harder school/a school with a better reputation. I don't like the town and I feel like there's nothing to do there.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have not yet started college, but from what I have seen of my school so far I am extremely excited to attend!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Appalachian is a place like no other- attempting to compare it to anything else would be pointless. The atmosphere isn't just different from the clean mountain air; the entire feel of Appalachian brings you to an entirely different world. It is a world where wearing athletic shorts and t-shirts every day is completely acceptable, wearing ugly hiking shoes and chacos and bean boots are a must, and no one will make fun of that giant down jacket- if it keeps you warm it keeps you warm (and might make other people wish they were as warm as you). But it's not just the insane weather and the tailgating and the massive, and I mean MASSIVE, amounts of hills that make this place different. You will never meet a professor who isn't willing to give everything they have to their job. They are there the same reason you are there- to learn, not only from books and lectures, but from each other. It's such a learning-friendly environment. There are endless resources to get information from, including other staff members. I never feel like I can't find an answer somewhere. So let the insane views of mountain tops on the Blueridge Parkway bring you in- just please don't go slowly while you're driving and looking at the autumn leaves.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: From the moment you step on campus, you know you're in the right place. You can tell that the teachers and staff only want the best for you and your peers.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Appalachian State University is a home to students, to further explain one must understand that the land is beautiful. The school is located in the mountains and the weather is beautiful. Appalachian also gives the feel of a team from the students, it is a community sense of feeling for students. The falculity makes students understand what they need to do to complete their goals at Appalachian and will help the students make the steps to complete said goals. What makes Appalachian unique than other schools is the diversity it has, apart of coming to Appalachian they ask you how you in your life in the present or past have overcome diversity. Because of this understand of diversity Appalachian has a very broad spectrum of students with open minds and a welcoming attitude. If I had to relive the process of college applications over again I would still choose Appalachian because they are all about the "good life" and finding balance within yourself while making sure your future is more than what you could have imagined.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Going to school at a college that wasn't in my home town was definitely a culture shock. I was surprised at how low the diversity was and how different everyone acted there.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Overall Experience: App State has great academics and a lot to offer, but I often times wish I had gone to school in a bigger town. Coming from a metropolitan area, it was hard for me to adjust to living in a small town where there is not much to do except enjoy the outdoors. Sometimes I get conflicted and debate transferring to a school in a larger town with more to do, but being in Boone is just 'okay'.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've always had my heart set on being a mountaineer. It took me a while, but I'm finally here and I couldn't be more thrilled. The environment Appalachian sets feels so welcoming and homey. I feel completely in place being there and I couldn't have picked a better school.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love this school. It was the perfect fit for me.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Beautiful campus with amazing dorms and buildings.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I love football season. The school always get super hyped up for football games and the atmosphere is great. Rain, snow, or shine, you'll always see a bunch of students at the game. The athletic facilities are great. I use them as often as I can and on most days, they have class workouts such as zumba or cardio. We have a good sized pool and a rock climbing wall.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There's alway something going on every weekend at legends. Lots of performances, DJs, and dancing. There's never that many parties on campus. Most take place off campus and parties definitely add to the college experience.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I love eating off-campus because there are a lot of good restaurants really close by. Often times I walk down the street to grab a bite right before class. The food is not that expensive. It might cost more than if you got food from the dining halls but only by a slight margin, depending on where you go. Some restaurants will give you student discounts but you'll have to remind them.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus is not that strict. You get a lot of freedom if you're being mindful of others. We have quiet hours implemented in dorms and it's to be respectful to others. Many times they are given warnings first by the RA's but if it becomes a regular thing, you get written up. Sounds perfectly fair. If you want to be loud, take it outside. The school is very strict on their honor code. Cheating is a huge no no and I think that affects students' academics positively. It encourages others to study more and maybe prepare for class.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are two dining halls: Trivette and Central. After a few weeks of exploring their menus, you get kind of bored. I was tired of Chickfila after a few weeks. McAlister's has always been my favorite place to eat. Their grilled chicken sandwich is so good and I love their harvest chicken sandwich. Best place to eat is upstairs Central. They have an awesome breakfast menu in the morning and a lot of healthy options such as a noodle bar. Their sushi in the cafeteria is okay.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did my FAFSA as I was told and that's all it took for me to get my financial aid in just a few months. There might be some paperwork but it's not much of a hassle. The financial aid office are always willing to help during their hours and they definitely helped me in clearing some questions. Apply for scholarships and get involved in school.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are definitely some good and bad dorms. But the campus life makes it all worth it. Everyone is very sociable and there's always something to do.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: It gets so old so fast. It seems like everything is frozen then fried

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: lots of variety to choose from but sometimes it's too much

5 College Junior

Party Scene: PARTY SCENE IS GREAT. variety of scenes to choose from and beepers are available all the time so no drunk driving woohoo

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: we have everything in boone EXCEPT A FRIGGIN DUNKIN DONUTS

3 College Junior

Administration: RA's are ridiculous sometimes. it's college chill out

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