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Reviews 1740 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Some of the best restaurants I have ever been to are in Boone. There's a lot of options in terms of vegetarian/vegan/gluten free diets. Our Daily Bread is incredible. Also Hob Nob and Coyote Kitchen. We also have Boone Take Out which delivers food from any restaurant...super convenient. And now I'm hungry.

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: There's nothing better than going up a cabin in the mountains for a party, where you probably won't get cell service while you're there. Parties here are great.... Everyone is super nice and accepting, and I have never felt any pressure to drink or smoke. Of course, this is a small town. Most parties will be up in the woods, and there are only about 7 bars downtown, which can get a little monotonous after four years. But the bars do a really good job to make nightlife exciting here. $2 beer Tuesdays at Capone's is a can't miss- nothing beats sipping a beer on the porch that overlooks downtown King St. We definitely have a more relaxed atmosphere, but us Boonies know how to party.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Nothing special about our dining halls. There's a few good things like "B for D" (breakfast for dinner) on Thursdays, but food is of average quality and not a lot of local options.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It depends on where you're trying to live. If you want a great place to live you have to jump on it!

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Boone has AWESOME food! Late night cookie delivery, pizza places, tons of Mexican options, late night bagels and Jimmy Johns.

5 College Junior

Administration: Don't do stuff you're not supposed to do and you won't have a problem. Or don't do it in the dorm at least.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: I never had a problem with getting my financial aid at App.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: Parties at App are always a lot of fun. Good themes at fraternity parties.

5 College Junior

Campus Food: McAlister's- all day everyday! Having McAlister's on campus is amazing!

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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorm I lived in, Cone Hall, was recently renovated and very nice! The rooms were spacious and the bathrooms were always kept clean.

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5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I always get what I need.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have not yet transferred.


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