College Junior 2012-07-02T14:59:14Z
Wouldn't Trade It for Anything – I had an amazing freshman year at App. I had awesome professors, made new friends, and I'm actually excited for what next year holds. I'm really glad I chose App.
College Junior 2012-07-02T14:53:07Z
Most Professors Are Great – I liked all my professors this past year. They were all really helpful and informative. I think people sell the Academics at App short, it's really a great place to learn. All of my professors were faculty members, no TAs, and they all had doctorates, but more importantly they hall had a lot of expertise in their fields. We really have one of the most qualified faculty around.
College Junior 2012-07-02T14:50:21Z
There are a lot of computer labs in classroom buildings, the library, and even some newer dorms. There are Macs and PCs, which is awesome. Printing is like one cent a page and can be taken off your student account, so there's no need for your own printer. The wifi network gets good signal throughout campus, however it can often be very slow. I recommend getting an Ethernet cable because even if your dorm has good WiFi connection it will be faster with the cable.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-30T20:21:54Z
Not Too Expensive, but Availability Might Be an Issue – There are many apartments in Boone so it is always possible to find a place to live off-campus however the location might be farther away than preferred. Many apartments are a few miles away from campus however there are buses that run each day so that students have transportation to wherever they need to go around town. The apartments are not that expensive unless it is downtown with a view of the school. Landlords are mostly fair however I have heard of stories in which the landlords were not as nice as people had expected them to be. Apartments downtown might charge you for a parking spot which is a great con however most apartments provide you with a free parking spot.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-30T20:13:21Z
Excellent Professors and Relative Curriculum – I came to Appalachian State University because of their excellent business program. I have yet to have one professor at AppState that I have disliked. Each were very helpful and understood the program well. The classes an average had about 30 students enrolled which made it very easy to get help from professors. The registration process is easy to follow and would allow early registration for those who are nearing graduation. There are many places to study, such as the quad, a solarium, the library with study rooms, and also an education building with its own computer lab.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-30T19:36:10Z
Professors Are Very Helpful and Understand the Curriculum. While attending Appalachian State for business management, I have had many great professors. With each class containing about 30 students, it is easy to communicate one-on-one with instructors for personal help. The professors understand the curriculum very well and teach lessons that are very beneficial to one's study. All of the facilities seem to be constantly expanding and all of them contain the latest technologies which allows students access to many things. The workload is challenging however it is not overwhelming. The college of business at AppState also has a department which helps students find internships and jobs when they are nearing graduation which was what really attracted me to this school.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-30T19:29:30Z
I have never had an issue finding a computer to use in the library or a computer lab. There are plenty of computers for students to use all the time. With all of the different computer labs, it is not necessary to have your own personal computer however it is recommended to have just in case. The wifi is also fantastic as there are two different networks, one for ASU students and also a visitor network, that people can connect to anywhere on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-29T03:55:56Z
Never Been – never been to the cafeteria on campus. i have been to mccalisters several times, it is bomb
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-29T03:54:37Z
It Sucks – there is very little parking around campus, and what is on campus is very expensive. they tow a lot and boot people all the time.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-29T03:53:40Z
There Are Drugs – There are drugs around and they are relatively easy to obtain
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-26T20:28:56Z
Your Choice – Internships are optional in my program. The for credit internships require a certain amount of hours to be worked for the amount of hours you would like to get credit for. Many of them offered are unpaid but they offer great experience in the field. You have to be completed devoted to the internship as should be in order to grasp the most out of it as you would want too.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-26T20:22:38Z
Not the Greatest – Off-Campus Housing is quite a battle, they're expensive many of the landlords aren't that great. You have to put a lot of research into the options giving before making that transition, I waited four year and am finally happy with the choice I've made. my previous option turned out to be quite horrible for my friends that decided to sign on with that management company. But a lot of places offer great parking and are close to campus if not the Appalcart route.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-26T20:19:01Z
What you make it! Being in the Communications Department, one of the four or five most popular areas to study, at Appalachian State you really learn how competitive the real world is going to be. You have to put yourself out there in order to get ahead. Besides website internships or your own research on them you won't get them unless your instructor decides to let you or your class in on them. It is a fabulous department to be apart of though.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-26T20:12:29Z
College =Freedom = App – When I first got to Appalachian I felt the freedom was just because I was finally in college, but I don't feel restricted at all at this school. I'm free to be and virtually do anything that I won't. On campus housing will warn you about things that are not tolerated such as drug and illegal alcohol abuse and the consequences that follow but as far as that, it's freedom town.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-25T20:07:54Z
We Beat Michigan – Football is A BIG DEAL! All because we beat Michigan, and we were 3-time SOCON Champions. We're also on the ball of moving up our division. Football season is a big deal, it's amazing how everyone comes together for football.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-25T20:04:43Z
We Have the Best of the Best – Appalachian is well known for it's education program, but it also strives to have as it is, the best business school in the UNC Education System. I am double majoring in economics and math. Those are hard majors individually, even more so having them together. It keeps me busy, but I enjoy my professors, and the resources we have available for extra help, and it's totally free. We have the math lab and also a tutoring center. Professors are very reliable outside of class as well. There are mountaneous opportunities for internships. Our business school has several exclusive organizations such as Holland Fellows who travel to China every year for research, Walker Fellows who are Ambassadors of the business school.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-25T19:59:02Z
Everything Seems to Be New – ASU is a growing campus. Everything seems to be new. We continue ways to develop every resource possible to students, and we always think of ways to improve and make campus a better and safe environment for everyone.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-25T19:51:28Z
A Is as High as You Can Go – ASU does not have the A+ system. If you study hard and get good grades, and you do everything for your class, you are likely to get an A. Even if the material is hard, as long as the professor sees that you are trying and that you are actually reaching out to him for help and utilizing other resources available to you, you are unlikely to fail a class.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-25T18:46:52Z
Decent, but Needs Improvement – Parking on campus is very limited, especially depending on how you define "on campus." While the Rivers Street Deck is a great location, it's also open to the public for hourly parking, which can be quite a hassle on orientation or sports days as you're competing for spots with more than just students. Most of the other lots are a decent walk to campus, so if you live within Boone, you should probably walk or take the free Appalcart to campus. If you must park, don't waste your money on Rivers Street (which is twice the price and more dangerous during snow/rain than the other lots because there's no drainage), but choose Horn in the West or Stadium if you can.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-25T18:44:02Z
Amazing Appalachian – Appalachian State is a great school. The faculty are very welcoming and ready to help, and the campus resources are phenomenal, especially for undergrads. The area around King Street is great for socializing, and there's always something going on nearby. The area's attractions, especially the outdoors, are wonderful, and even the nearby towns (Blowing Rock, Banner Elk) are fun to explore and meet people. With Lees-McRae nearby, there's always a lot of healthy competition and fun to go around.
College Junior 2012-06-22T20:49:04Z
Football and Club Sports – The mountaineers will always rule the football field and after living with the entire collection of freshmen player I can safely say they are also great people. There is nothing quite like watching a football game in the pouring snow. I also play in a club at App and they are highly competitive but very fun to be a part of. We have every thing from lacrosse and ultimate to quddictch and kayak water polo.
College Junior 2012-06-22T20:40:45Z
New SRC and Library – Appalachian is always building new dorms to replace the older ones. Now that the stadium and new library are finished the school seems to be focused on updating the dorms and the student union. Other than that, campus is gorgeous. The grounds are well kept except for the ever present cigarette butt problem.
College Junior 2012-06-22T20:33:56Z
A Very Relaxed Campus – Most RAs are calm and lenient with their residents. Teachers are relaxed and don't bother you out of class. Boone is full of police and despite the uber amount of speeding tickets they give out, they do more good than harm. They don't really enforce the campus rules against skate boarding or about smoking near buildings but are willing to help you if your car needs a jump or if you get lost.
College Junior 2012-06-21T15:13:32Z
Guys & Girls:
The first thing I noticed was the selection in guys...hot,jocks,frat,country, you name it.There is a person for everyone. The girls are great too. Most people who choose to go to Appalachian are down to earth, caring people. Although there are parties that will suffice the random hook-up, most people seem to find their dream guy/girl. As far as interests go, the amount of student involvement makes it easy for any person to find a group of people who have a complimenting personality.
College Junior 2012-06-21T14:52:13Z
The buses are really the only option to get around, but these are hardly reliable. They come late, and not nearly enough. The time spent waiting for a bus could usually be used to walk where ever you need to go. They are nice on the weekend someone needs to go shopping for supplies, but even then there is only a certain time window available. However, they do get you to most places nearby, and are nice to have as an alternative to walking.
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