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Reviews 1818 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: Although it is clear that diversity is prevalent at ASU, I wish that the International RLC was in a dorm that it more central to campus. It is in the LLC, which is the furthest distance from all of the other dorms. I think it would make a significant difference if the International RLC was held in a dorm closer to the bulk of students.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: ASU's drug scene is existent just as much as any other school because of peer pressure. Even though there are drugs and alcohol on campus, I believe the police are mostly successful in enforcing legalities.

1 College Freshman

Administration: The police suck! Watch out while driving anywhere on campus, especially if you are an out of state student. The police will target out-of-state license plates far more often than N.C. plates.

3 College Freshman

Technology: There are excellent computer facilities in campus. However, the internet service in the residence halls is prone to outages. The campus bandwidth is lacking and tends to go out between the hours of 4pm and 10pm (i.e. prime studying time).

3 College Freshman

Majors: This is a relatively easy program to gain entry to. App State is a great regional university. I recommend it for in state students. However, as an out of state student this school can be a bit hard to acclimate to.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: If you want to then you can, but it's not a big part of campus.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The shuttle system in Boone is really great. They drop off everywhere major and not major also. There are plenty of sidewalks and pickup stations. Sometimes the bus is a little late, and the State Farm Bus is crazy during holidays. Other than that it is a great system.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking on campus is okay, there's lots of parking options for upperclassmen but freshman can't keep there cars on campus. Seniors and grad students are the only people who can park in the Stadium parking lot and the cost for it is about $500. Sophomores through Seniors can also park pretty much anywhere else on campus and the cost ranges about $200. The restrictions for parking are that you can park anywhere on campus from 5:00 pm until 8:00 am the next day and if you don't move you'll get a parking ticket. On football game days only Yosef club members can park on campus so you have to take your car somewhere else before 8:00 am on Saturday morning, otherwise you'll get towed.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe on campus, there are usually always campus police on patrol throughout the day and the station stays open most of the night. There are police call stations all across campus, so they'll know where to find you. The campus also offers Safe Ride which starts operating in the evening and they will take you where you need to go if you feel unsafe about walking. If there is ever a crime around town the campus police sends everyone an email about the situation because the campus police and the town police work very closely together.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls serve pretty good food, it all just gets old after awhile. The dining hall on the west side of campus is a lot smaller than the central dining hall, the smaller one has theme nights every week, so it just depends on which night you go if they'll have something you want. There is a Mcallister's select though which is amazing and there's a larger one in the student union across campus. The central dining hall has a lot more variety though. Both the lower and upper level have about five to six different places to get food from. After your freshman year I would suggest moving to a lower meal plan.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There a lot of drugs around, but there is no peer pressure into trying them.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: It is very easy to get around town with public transportation. The bus is free, Appalachian State has Safe Ride, which is also free.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This campus feel very safe and secure. Walking on campus at night all by myself does not bother me at all. Appalachian University has a very friendly environment.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is great, but the menus rarely change. It is very easy to get tired of the dining hall food.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: AppalCart, the free local bus system, definitely makes it easy to get around Boone without a car. I've done so for the past two years with hardly any problems. They do get crowded if they arrive on campus right before a class begins, however. Safe Ride is also convenient for those who live on campus and need a ride for 1 or 2 people after 6 PM and before 2 AM. Unless you live far from campus or need to stay on campus very late, a car and the parking pass it requires is not a necessity at all. A lot of things are in biking distance as well.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: During rush times at Appalachian State it can be difficult to find a computer in the library, even just for printing, but generally one is always available. you can also rent Macs and PC laptops from the library front desk. The wireless is a bit under the shaky side, and certain dorms barely connect. I have never used my personal printer, but I use my personal computer every day.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am in the Elementary Ed program and I really enjoy it so far. Classes are not extremely hard, and the teachers are all friendly. There are a lot of opportunities to get in the schools and have first hand experience with schoolchildren. I feel very prepared to go out into the world and begin a career.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: There are always fun things to do! Lots of parties, and it's super easy to find rides. Most bars are 21+, but there are tons of other off-campus parties to go to instead of the bar. There are a lot of bars close to campus that are always crowded with a good music scene on the weekends.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: there are a lot of options on campus. most are somewhat expensive in comparison to what you can get off campus- there are a lot of close restaurants off campus to choose from as well. the main dining hall has basically any type of food you can imagine, and everything is very good and is well cooked. the service is always very friendly as well.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: tons of options! some are extremely close to campus. i live within walking distance for less than $550. there are very nice apartments within one mile to campus, and bus routes go to almost all places. there are also a few nice pet-friendly places that are very well kept. all the leasing companies i have worked with have been very friendly and helpful.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: The weather in the high country is unpredicatable, and with little to no on-campus parking, you need to be ready to face the elements, which means always having an umbrella and jacket. It snows quite a bit, but as long as the free buses can run, class is on, so don't count on too many snow days. But a beautiful fall or spring day on Stanford Mall, priceless. Be sure to pack a hammock and frisbee for those!

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I felt very safe on App's campus, there are "panic poles" with emergency buttons all around campus, and you are never very far from one. It is also well lit, and most places require a student ID swipe entry.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I was very happy with my program, and felt that I did infact, learn a great deal. I do wish, however, that there was a better career tract or placement available.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I was in the Health Sciences program, and I was extrememly satisfied with the facilities we had. The program was exciting, and the professors were fantasitic. I only wish there had been a better path for career opportunities.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I had really good experiences with my professors at Appalachian State University. They were all very intelligent and for the most part they were very good at teaching what they knew. There were only 1 or 2 professors that I had a bad experience with and the other 99% of the professors I saw were great. They gave good lectures, answered any questions you had and were supportive of you as you were learning the material. They also graded very fairly.


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