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Reviews 1782 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is reasonably priced but fills up quickly. You have to move quickly to get a good apartment or house.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is great. My friends and I try to limit ourselves to only going out to eat once a week because of the cost. However, the food off-campus is very good so its hard.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The campus believes that it is strict but many things go on behind closed doors that they do not know about.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I haven't partied this year so I'm unsure of the party scene firsthand. However, I have many friends who are very familiar with it and they tell me the best parties but also the worst. I know from them that the rugby team has the best parties and the cottages always get busted. ALE is always at the bars and they don't hesitate to take their job seriously by arresting underage drinkers.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid didn't really help. I don't think my family received their fair amount of financial aid.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is bland and there isn't much variety. I shop at the market to eat food that isn't fried or carb loaded.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love just how close my dorm is to my classes. My dorm also has AC and heating, which is a great thing to have when you live in the mountains.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is getting bigger at Appalachian and I am not a huge fan of it. Too basic.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not much into sports but the gyms on campus seem to have a good environment.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Boone is a small and rural town, so finding housing off campus that is quality and not a overcrowded apartment complex is harder. Especially if you're like me and have no form of transportation, no direct bus route(not that it would matter with the Appalcart) and live five miles from campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's alright, unless you're a broke college student and can only afford the dollar menu at the plethora of fast food joints. I will say though, cookouts dollar menu has saved me from eating ramen a number of times.

2 College Sophomore

Administration: Considering how many students get caught with alcohol and drug charges, I don't feel like the options available help any of the students. Police in this town are outrageous and I personally feel like they're out to fine all of us college students.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I definitely enjoy the party scene and have hosted some parties of my own. In my hosting experiences, it's hard to keep a lot of random people from showing up at your house, especially if the event is posted on facebook. On one party occasion we invited fifty people and ended up having some 200+ in our house. Legends is a great place because of the artist selection but it is still campus policed so you have to be careful if you're not sober. I think the best place for parties is way off campus because every college student is worried about the consequences, especially from the school, of dealing with the police.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The scholarships are literally my bread and butter. Most of my financial aid consists of needs-based grants which I have to use to cover all my off-campus housing and living expenses on my own. My parents don't support me so the financial aid that I recieve keeps me alive but I often stress and worry about budgeting it well because I recieve it all at the beginning of the semester. Living off a lump sum, when I have so many expenses, is more difficult than it seems.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I personally work at central and really enjoy the food, but it's overpriced for the quality. They recently upped the prices and the average meal plan covers $10 a day in food, which is not nearly enough. At the register, I almost always ring up orders over $10. Students are always complaining about running out of meal plan money half way through the semester.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My housing experience was made a lot worse by an ill-fitting roommate. By the end of my freshman semester, my roommate would scream at me to leave any time I entered our bedroom. The residence assistant couldn't do much to help my situation other than tell me to fill out a move form to be transferred. Beyond my bad roommate experience, the dorms overall weren't bad.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I love the house that I am living in. It has a great view and lets me be far enough away from campus that I dont feel like im always in town. The landlord is a nice lady and my roommates are great. I love living off campus and so does just about everyone else.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I LOVE OFF CAMPUS DINING! Boone has some of the best go to spots around. From Black Cats, to Come back Shack. Its hard not to eat off campus all the time!

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I do not live on campus but I am there all the time and have a large number of friends who do. From what I know on campus living isnt that bad. The RAs are nice and you meet a lot people that one day may become a future roommate.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you really want to find a party then there are at least a few every night and about 3 or 4 huge ones a week. If you are ok with going to a fraternity party that is. I love fraternity parties because they can be just the break from reality that is needed in a small town like this. These parties do a lot of good for the students because they let them take a break, have some fun, and go on with their lives the next day.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They work very well with you and if you have any questions then all you have to do is email them and they will get back to you as soon as they are able too.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: All over campus they try to make sure that all of the food remains fresh and that everyone has the ability to eat on campus. They do a wonderful job at this, as even though Iive off campus I love to eat on campus when I get the chance.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: For incoming freshman I would say that ASU has a great housing ethic. Those who are not incoming freshman (i.e Transfer Students) then it can be very hard to find on campus housing.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most nicer places are less affordable. We're going with Mountaineer Village, which seems to be the best for your money. However, many places around here have terrible landlords and huge problems with mold. Be careful!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I love all the local restaurants we have around! Comeback shack, Our Daily Bread, Stick Boy Bread Co... they're all delicious! There are also enough cheap options around such as Los Arcoiros or Hokkaidos, that aren't all that fancy, but still delicious!

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