Appalachian State University
- 4 Year
- BOONE, NC
Appalachian State University Reviews
Rating 3.75 out of 5 2,593 reviews
Appalachian State University has such a beautiful campus and great classes! Teachers are personal and willing to help when a student needs it. Class sizes are not too big to the point where you feel like you do not matter because you are just another student there. The campus is amazing and so is the scenery around Boone, North Carolina. The campus is very interactive and searches to include their students in a variety of different student affiliations. They have many different avenues in which you can pursue from Greek life, clubs, sports, and the list goes on. It is very comforting to know that the faculty care about the students well being, especially the advisors when helping you determine your classes and schedule. This can be a very nerve wrecking time in college. The town of Boone also has its perks as it isn’t too busy but yet has a lot of options for food, fun, or outdoor activities. The views in Boone never get old as fall is the busiest time for travel.
Both of my children graduated from App State. My son is an M.D. and my daughter is an J.D. Their undergraduate degrees (pre-med and political science) well-prepared them for their vocations. The mountains of Boone are second to none and the locals & students make this University extremely special.
It's not perfect, but so far I've really loved my time here. The campus is beautiful, and the surrounding mountains are simply stunning (only 15 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway)! I will say the campus food is lacking - there's not a ton of options and they're just not great. But, the overall atmosphere is something I've really loved. There's so many ways to get involved; there's over 400 clubs, so there's something for everyone! I'll also say that COVID kind of messed everything up as far as classes go, but that's not really to the fault of the university. The professors I've had have all been super caring and concerned for their students, and it's been really enjoyable so far! Housing can also be kind of an issue, since the college makes Boone extremely overcrowded. There's not enough dorms on campus for everyone so after your freshman year you have to "apply" for on-campus housing unless you get an apartment, which can be a little stressful as well. Overall 9/10 would recommend!
I love everything about App State. The people there are so welcoming and nice. I get a great education there and I made life long friends.
Spent 4 years here and got trapped by multiple programs to graduate within a certain timeframe or I would be kicked out of school and out of my programs. After months of sending Appstate administration my concerns and asking for help, I was then denied access to register for classes for my final semester until after the deadline and kicked from the university and my programs I was under at the time. The professors will tell you this as well, Appstate is all about money. They could care less about your successes and don't report accurate data on their stats. If you get into a bundle, most of the time, administration will make it that much harder for you. You will also spend days trying to figure out how to do a simple task that the admin end up doing at a click of a button anyways. A waste of 4 years for me. Ruined my college experience.
Beautiful campus, but they sell out of apartments and parking is extremely hard to get and they fail to tell you this even as a transfer student
Okay, so I physically go there in a few days because I'm transferring there. I've been on the campus and must I say, my oh my is it pretty. I also love the snow and the mountains so.
This University changed my life. There are no words to describe my feelings for Boone and App State. I believe in it’s mission to develop culturally and environmentally responsible citizens and I believe there are few schools more driven by a sense of community.
I really like the atmosphere that you can feel, not only when you are physical there, but also researching about it and seeing the photos, personal opinions, and the statistics.
I love App because it truly feels like the staff, students, and locals want me there - everyone is just so welcoming and the tourist nature of the area makes it super easy to jump in and find things to do! They have an amazing Child Development program and I've already made so many useful connections with professionals in my field in only my first two years. You'll have to be up for some cold, windy days, but I can promise the views from the parkway are well worth it!
A very well-run campus with lots of friendly faces. The town of boone is a very relaxing place for anyone. The students here make everyone feel welcomed from day one.
The school's ok. Parking for fall 2021 sucks, can't even back into a space now? tell your workers to stop being lazy and get off their cars, elsewise they're getting paid for nothing and pay better be $7.25.
I loved my time here. It had great classes, teachers and student body. The town was amazing and always had something to do.
Appalachian State is not as diverse as it pretends to be. The overwhelming majority of students and faculty are rich and white. However, I was able to find my people. AppState is a great stepping stone, to get your bachelors or get a feel for college. From there, you could easily move on to transfer or pursue graduate studies elsewhere, but even doing it here would be just as good, too. Many people stay for their grad and do very well after. I think AppState can be what you make it, and that it needs more intelligent and driven students to speak up for that change.
AppState professors can be a hit or a miss. Some are very, very good and dedicated to what they do. And, others are more interested in you teaching yourself or are simply racist bigots. Luckily I've had a pretty good time with my profs and classes in the Humanities studies. Many of my profs have expression compassion, passion, and understanding. And the classes are interesting and engaging. However, some struggled to find a balance during Covid so there were times when the workloads were just too much. Overall, I've had a very good time.
I took all of my classes online. It seemed like a lot of work that I don't think we would have had if we were doing in person classes. However I did actually like being online and doing my classes from the comfort of my dorm room.
I liked the campus and dorm (Raven Rocks). Boone is a great college town and has a lot of great restaurants.
It has been the honest to god worst experience of my life. The professors just don't seem to understand that college is literally how we start out lives. Im having to retake three of my classes in order to have at least B's in them because of how poor the online education is here. Thats really all I have to say or I will be writing wayyy more than 1000 characters.
Ok so this school is really cool and all, but if you hate the cold, don't come here. If you hate having to wake up o construction almost every weekday, don't come here. The professors here a mediocre, they are mostly just rude in my opinion. registering for classes here is honestly so complicated as well especially if you don't have enough credits to apply earlier than everyone else. Im supposed to be on track for med school, but the two classes I need the most were all full as soon as I was eligible to register for classes. Again, its a really nice school, but I feel like the administration of this school is more focused on having a better image than worrying about the academics of the fellow students. I will be transferring schools after my sophomore year, but I guess it is my mistake of choosing this school over chapel hill lol.
Online classes have been my least favorite part of going to App. Some classes have adjusted, but others I feel like I am teaching myself. There is also no change in tuition if all of your classes were online not by choice, which I believe is wrong. Online education is not the same standard of quality as in-person learning.