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Appalachian State University
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  • 4 Year
  • BOONE, NC

Appalachian State University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade B
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Undergrads in College Housing
34%
Average Housing Cost
$5,595 / year
Poll
55%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 691 responses
Poll
70%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 256 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade B minus
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4,086 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 363 responses
  • Mcalister's and upstairs central
    22%
  • Chick-Fil-A
    12%
  • WrAPPs
    11%
  • McAlister's
    11%
  • The Market
    11%
  • Cascades
    7%
  • Trivette Dining Hall
    6%
57%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 170 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade A minus
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade A+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 123 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    47%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    49%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    4%

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Safety

Safety
grade B+
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
87%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 148 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 110 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    36%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    55%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    6%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    2%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 116 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    24%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    57%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    10%
  • Not very visible.
    7%
  • We have campus police?
    2%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 258 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    8%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    69%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    22%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    1%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: X-Country, Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Field Hockey, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: X-Country, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Newspaper, Radio Station, Student Government, Television Station
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Musical Theater, Music Ensembles, Pep Band
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 177 responses
  • Football games
    27%
  • Concerts at Legends
    18%
  • Free food events
    16%
  • APPS Events
    12%
  • Club expo
    11%
  • Club activities
    7%
  • Polar Plunge
    3%

Scholarship

Party Scene

Party Scene
grade A minus
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 177 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    5%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    41%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    32%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    12%
  • Parties? What parties?
    11%
Poll
What is the biggest social event of the year?
Based on 118 responses
  • Football season
    25%
  • First Football Game/win
    19%
  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Halloween parties
    14%
  • Registered fraternity parties
    8%
  • Football game v. Georgia Southern
    5%
  • Halloween
    3%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
11%
Women in Sororities
12%
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 230 responses

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