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2 College Freshman

Diversity: Out of 20,000 students, around 500 are African-American and even less numbers of Asian, Hispanics, and other ethnic group. The school borders on unanimously Christian, and there is 1 practicing Muslim that attends (she is the president of the Muslim Student Association and the only one that wears the traditional head scarf). So as you can see, there's not much diversity. There is, however, a strong LGBT community and a wide range of political views.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Being a music major, I am in the music building for most of the day almost everyday, as are most other music majors. There a few minor things I would enhance, such as storage space and some aesthetic features, but overall the music building is a phenomenal building.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have only heard of drugs and alcohol being used on campus. I have never witnessed it happening, nor have I partaken in any such event.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The main problem with Greek life at Appalachian is the people that are persistent that the Greek organizations haze, when in fact I have never heard a first-hand account of someone being hazed.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: When looking at Appalachian's website, I was eligible for several invite-only scholarships, but they only sent me an invitation to apply for one.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I love being a music major. The workload is tough sometimes, but it will all be worth it in the end when I have a degree to teach children music.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Being a music major is extremely stressful at times.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Gardner, with the smallest dorms in NC.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I never feel personally in danger on campus.

2 College Sophomore

Administration: The university is generally more lenient for alcohol offenses rather than drug offenses. Keeping a 2.0 GPA will give you good academic standing. Protests not really present on campus but no one will hold it against you if you have to speak your mind.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are very compassionate about the material they cover and they are more than willing to work with you should an issue arise. A student's registration window is based upon his or her's earned hours. The library is definitely the place to study.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: As a geography major, my studies are focused around various aspects of the Earth. The workload is not too overbearing, so if you like to party or slack off some, consider geography. From what I have heard from my professors, geography is a very employable major given the analytic and writing skills you learn and it is perfect for those unsure of what they want to do after college. Classrooms and labs are very well-equipped and suitable for geography.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: The library in the center of campus is the place to go if you need to use a computer for whatever reason. Macs and PCs are available should you have a preference. Having your own computer is not necessary, but it helps since many classes have several elements online.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I had the pleasure of rushing for a fraternity my freshman year and I can say that Greeks do not always deserve the flak they often receive. There are the stereotypical "frat boy" and "sorority girl" types, but many are just students looking for a sense of belonging and ways to make a difference in the community. Conformity is generally necessary to be in Greek life and you will have to spend many hours with the people you rush with, should you accept their bid.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Appalachian is extremely safe and there is a campus-wide alert system that sends warnings via text and email. The police force is often reviled by students with frequent bouts with the law, but these men and women are just doing their job like everyone else; they do not like to see you in cuffs, but they will not hesitate to restrain you, should you get out of hand.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Being a vegetarian, I rarely have to worry about eating out and having an adequate meal as most restaurants have an option for non-meat eaters. Meals are generally worth what you pay for and ultimately that is what matters in a dining experience. Student discounts are offered at a variety of locations, but as a college town, it is slightly unnerving that Boone has many establishments that do not offer one. If you ever need to satiate your hunger because you have not eaten for hours or had a date with Mary Jane, go to the following independent restaurants: Come Back Shack, Boone Baglery, Capone's, Black Cat, Red Onion Cafe, and Paolucci's.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The east side of campus has the highest quality dorms that University Housing provides. Centralized air-conditioning, the proximity to most classes and establishments in Boone, the living communities, and spaciousness are hard to top. The cost is very reasonable, averaging from 2000 to 2400 dollars for most dorms.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Campus dining facilities offer a variety of options to deplete your meal plan, but after a few weeks, you may be yearning for a little more.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Many buildings on the west side of campus are in desperate need for renovation, compared to the east side which is very aesthetically pleasing. There are a multitude of campus events from showings of the latest theatrical blockbuster to a seminar from a well-respected author.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: It was not challenging at all. Most programs are available without a secondary application, so once you are in the university, you are free to choose how you will spend your four years.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Appalachian is notorious for its marijuana scene. That being said, there are many students who have never done it before, so they claim. The Office of Student Conduct is fairly strict on drug and alcohol convictions, but it is often lenient for the first offense.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are many parties that happen around campus, as there are virtually no clubs in Boone. Bars are spread all throughout the town and each is often bustling, especially on game days. If you are underage, there is very little to do to enjoy the nightlife unless you have good connections to provide you with alcohol.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The girls, and guys even, are very expressive and generally are not afraid to wear what they want. Across campus, you will find people who enjoy the outdoors and those who can't live without it. People often engage in various activities from tree and rock climbing to slack lining, the latter of which is extremely popular. As with most colleges across the country, relationships can sometimes be nonexistent since most are just trying to relieve their sexual desires on just about anyone, so casual sex is the norm.

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3 College Senior

Majors: Ive never had an internship.

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5 College Senior

Majors: Im soo happy with my program. I want to be a math teacher and it is definitely preparing for such a career.

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