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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Frank Hall, which is one of the newer buildings on campus. It's very clean and has air conditioning. I love living here, apart from the bathrooms. It's a communal restroom and the showers only have two curtains and the floor has no blocked off area, so it almost always has puddles from the last person who showered. The vending machines are always stocked and the people really become a community. That's the best part. Although I don't partake because they do drugs and drink, it's enjoyable seeing how many people bonded together so easily. Housing is really easy, incoming freshman are put in a raffle, unless you join an RLC. After that, you get to basically choose where you want to live the subsequent years. There are plenty of off campus options as well as the dorms on campus.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics are great, especially football, however, sports are put above education always. The football stadium is located on campus, and this year App participated in Thursday night football. On these days, students were not allowed to park in 80% of the parking lots on campus. With at least 85% of students commuting and living off campus, this highly restricted their education during football season. Besides that, students get very involved and everyone getshould drunk and I don't appreciate that scene so I don't attend the games.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There is absolutely nothing wrong with the campus, or the academics, or the professors. The students, however, are a very specific type of people, I've come to find. There are probably normal students out there, but the only ones I've come across are involved with drugs, alcohol, and are very immature. I always put my education first, and so I'm not fitting in and that has ruined the experience for me.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Newer dorms are nicer. If you get stuck with an older dorm then make friends with people in the hall and it'll make your time well worth it.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life prominent on campus and most of the parties are hosted by fraternities. There's pretty much no diversity in greek life.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are very much apart of campus life here. Some people complain that people focus more on the football games than class, saying they spend more money on sports than the academic progression of the university. Others say that Those anti-sports people are dumb and should be glad they don't have to go to class. I understand the arguments for both sides but its just an ongoing debate on campus.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There's a lot of interesting and fun things to do here in the mountains. Many of the people such as the professors are nice and understanding, at least the ones I have encountered so far. The only negative thing about my experience is the lack of diversity on campus that leads to some minor racist misunderstandings and complications. I've never had a problem being a minority before but being one at this school is a bit more noticeable with how people talk and interact with you. It's nothing that will ruin my college experience but if you're a more temperamental minority who's uncomfortable being around different people then this may not be the place for you. Otherwise, I've made the best of my time here and so far it's amazing.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The best dorms on campus include App Heights, Summit, and Mountaineer. App Heights is like a apartment style dorm, so you get a personal bathroom and kitchen. Summit you get a bathroom that you share with you roommate and your two other suite mates. Mountaineer rooms are huge and they have their own bathrooms. Out of the three, I would say Summit is the best because it is located right next to the Student Union and close to our central dining hall. Mountaineer and App Heights are up a huge hill which is a pain to walk up after a long day. I suggest taking Blue Route up there, but be sure you catch it before 6 because that's when Blue stops running. You can take Gold, but that ride is about 30 minutes to get up the hill. The best bet is to wait until after 7 and hope you can get Safe Ride to take you up there. AS for the worst dorms, I'd have to say Gardner and Coltrane. Some people refer to them as the Towers. The rooms are small, you have like 3 showers per 18 people, and like basically all the 1st year dorms, there is no air conditioner. The only plus side about these two dorms is because the room sizes are so small, it forces you out into the lobby and it basically makes you socialize with the other people on your hall. I lived in Gardner my freshman year and met some of my best friends in there.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is not a huge deal on our campus, either. We have many Greek life organizations and they all seem to be doing good, but I really don't have any true insight about them.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I think that student athletics aren't the biggest thing to Appalachian State. We have school spirit and plenty of that, but I wouldn't say that we have the greatest teams in the nation. We are decent enough, but it's not the biggest thing on campus.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: One thing that I really love about Appalachian State University is their Alternative Service Experiences. This is a program brought together by our ACT (Appalachian and the Community Together) office. It is experience where instead of doing normal break activities such as relaxing, you give up some or all of your break to serve in either a domestic or international service program dealing with different types of social justice issues. I feel like this program is the embodiment of the Appalachian community. Appalachian is all about giving back to others and the environment. That's why I love my school so much; it is all about making the world the better place. I for one have become a better person thanks to it.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Most classes work thru ASULearn, a Blackboard portal.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is a problem with sexual assault and athletes.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived in Gardener and it was very small. Walls are concrete blocks. You have to walk up a big hill to get to dorms but it is connected to Coltrane, therefore a good social scene.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Prominent Greek life but not too overboard. They can be annoying people but overall they are nice.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Students are very nice and helpful. Instructors know their field. There are a few politics in the school. Overall, sufficient for a general Bachelor's degree or teaching degree.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Appalachian football is a big deal at the school. This year was the first year we had a game during the week. Students and faculty were kicked out of their purchased parking spots to make room for tailgaters. Many classes were canceled. The town is really small, and the crowd of fans that populate during football games make transportation unbearable.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I spent a semester in a wheelchair at App and it was difficult due to the terrain, but the health services was amazing and the physical therapy unit is top of the line.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've had some very difficult classes, but my professors helped me through them.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: App States Building Science major is growing incredibly fast in popularity with companies.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I only lived in the dorms for a year, but it helped me meet my current roommates in my apartment.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not apart of Greek life so my opinion is biased, but I think it mainly depends on which fraternity or sorority you associate with.

4 College Junior

Athletics: As far as football goes we are top of the line for our school size.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love App state and the overall environment. Unfortunately I chose a very difficult major and that prohibits me from enjoying it as much as I wish to.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Like most colleges its hard to control

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