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Reviews 1752 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: they dont offer many outside of academics

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Nothing really has flavor unless its from Mcalisters or Chickfila

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have only lived on campus, but I think there is a lot of variety in value of apartments. There are super cheap ones that are decent to live in and there are great ones with a higher price range.

5 College Freshman

Administration: Campus policy seems to be reasonable at this school. I like that there are not visitation rules as I feel like this is preparing students for the real world off campus where anyone can spend the night. I think the policies are at times not taken seriously with student conduct. For example, I know of a situation where an 18 year old student was caught with alcohol in her dorm room and the only punishment that she had was to write a paper on why she should not be drinking even though under age drinking not only is breaking policy but also breaking a federal law.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial Aid was not too hard to get once I was accepted.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It can be very expensive and unhelpful when it comes to the financial process.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of options, but ti can sometimes be pricey depending on where you're going.

4 College Freshman

Administration: They don't hover and are never constantly in your business, however some of the night RAs can call the police for the simplest things and ultimately waste their time.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There's always something going on, i'm just not much of a party person and a lot of the big parties get busted pretty quickly.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They seem like they make an effort to try and help, but i feel like its just a hassle to actually get anything.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Its great because they have fresh fruit and food for the most part, but they always have the same things so not much variety.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is great because of the social atmosphere and the acceptance of everyone my floor, however the rooms are very small and i barely have room for myself let alone my roommate.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The night life is decent off campus. Most bars and clubs in Boone are over 21 only so there isn't much more for younger students to do.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: We have a lot of variety, but there is a lack of healthy options unless a student would like to eat a salad for every meal, every day.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I think that the residence hall that I am in is nice with more space than other dorms on campus. I have noticed that we constantly have things broken or not working. For example, there is nearly always at least one washing machine or dryer that is not working and instead of warning residents about machines that do not work, the university gladly takes the money that the residents are putting into the broken machines and removes the hand made notes that other students have left to warn future residents.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: many options but seem to be a bit pricey for the area

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: many fast food as well as dining options

3 College Junior

Administration: Administration is ther to listen but they don't always offer any solutions to your problems, especially with classes and professor problems

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Partying is not really my thing, but you can always find one

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Food seems to be expensive, I can eat off campus a lot cheaper

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing for me has been okay, the dorm

I'm in is older , however it is close to many campus activities that I participate in

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: App is the best school in the universe. The town is perfect for a college- small enough to be a quaint mountain town but big enough stay exciting; we even get some pretty big bands rolling through, SOJA came last year. The people are incredible. Appalachian is a family and I would extend that to everyone throughout the Boone area. Locals love the college kids, and they know where to get the good moonshine! And we're in the mountains...absolutely spectacularly nestled in the mountains. On nice days, it's typical to hike on the Parkway or swim at the fact, these are big party spots on a nice summer day. The town has an awesome hippie vibe, beer is cheap, and flannel and chacos are a wardrobe requirement. In my three years here, I have never met a person who wasn't happy at App State. Prepare for extreme weather and to walk uphill both ways to class, but these are all reminders that you are living in the mountains. Truly, this is an amazing place.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The professors here are some of the most amazing people I have ever met. My major is Sustainable Development, and classes are very philosophical and the teachers clearly are passionate about what they do. Of course, there are some horrific professors (mostly for gen ed classes), but that's at any school. Always check rateyourprofessor before registering for classes. Some gen ed classes can be huge (100+ people) but I've never personally had a class that large. The largest class I had probably had about 40 people, most of my classes consisted of 20-30 people, and my smallest class has 10 people. And I don't know how they do it, but my classes somehow always cover the same topics at the same time- which is really convenient because you can learn about a concept from a bunch of different angles and actually understand it, rather than simply cramming for an exam.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Being a college town, there's a lot of opportunities to work with one of the 200 non-profits that are in our county. Advisors and employees are dedicated to helping you find a job, and you can tell it is something they actually enjoy. They do try to be as helpful as possible, but sometimes they lack the knowledge for more specific questions about future careers.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: We've got great spirit for the Mountaineers, particularly football. We were three-years back-to-back champions back in 2007, but we aren't that great anymore. Plus, we got moved into a larger division because of our growing school size, which meant we had a more difficult season. We might not be the best football team, but we still represent and support the team. Tailgating and going to games are a blast.


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