Appalachian State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (28)
Stepping on campus you can just feel the positive and exciting energy that surrounds Appalachian State University. The academics, the athletics, and the atmosphere can't be beat. Appalachian will turn anyone into a lover of the outdoors. Being minutes away from the Blue Ridge Parkway, every hour and every season is sure to bring delight from the outdoors surrounding Appalachian. The people in Boone are the best you can ask for. I have met some of the friendliest and most influential people in my life the past two years. Truth be told, I owe Appalachian everything.
I am extremely satisfied with the quality of my education from Appalachian State University. I was surprised by the high level of care that each professor took in teaching their subject and helping me to be successful. ASU is located in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, which offers so many unique outdoor experiences for students from classes in skiing, snowboarding, hiking, canoeing and even white water rafting. The curriculum was very challenging at times, but helpful when it came to applying my knowledge in real life situations. While there is not a great deal of diversity in the student population, the university is constantly seeking more ways to incorporate diversity and expand study abroad programs. If you are looking for a school with a friendly student body and an environment that feels like home, then Appalachian State is the place for you.
Simply put, the English department is really wonderful. Some of the professors are world-renowned for their research, and all the professors have really unique and insightful things to share. I, personally, am doing a concentration in film studies, and I cannot speak more highly of the film professors that I've had. They are very open and available for discussion, questions, and even criticism. They're incredible. So, I'm really, truly satisfied with my program. The university as a whole is lacking in diversity and, frankly, things to do. If you're interested in hiking and other outdoor activities, you'll be all set. Unfortunately, if you're like me and somewhat averse to outdoor activities, there's not a ton to do outside of campus. I will say, though, that there are many, many clubs and groups on campus that can help occupy your time. If you want to knit with other people, you can! If you want to talk about philosophy and pop culture, you can! Almost everything is available via clubs and organizations. Really, my favorite thing about ASU is the study abroad program. I'm gone to France, Germany, Austria, and Italy while here, and I've gotten funding for each trip. The faculty-led programs are really fantastic, and they are led by very passionate and friendly professors. If I could pick my favorite days over the last four years, almost all of them would be trip-related. They're honestly surreal. Also! The food in town is amazing. So, so, so good.
Appalachian State University is a wonderful school. I applied here on a whim and wound up getting accepting. When I came to Appalachian I knew absolutely no one, but I felt extremely welcomed. My 4 years here have flown by and I have enjoyed every moment. My professors have been spectacular and I have been extremely satisfied with the level of knowledge they have provided me with. There is so much to do outside of the classroom which is another reason I've loved Appalachian. I've been able to join many clubs and do many extracurricular activities. I would recommend this university to anyone.
Appalachian offers an amazing force of professors that are highly developed and interested in helping students reach their highest potential. The psychology program in general offers many resources such as classes specifically correlated to graduate applications and career development. The school itself has an amazing number of resources outside of the specific departments to help you find a major or career that best fits who you are as a person. With multiple groups and activities to get involved in there is little to no room for a student to feel left out or uninvolved if the effort is put forth. App was the best decision of my life so far and I will carry all of the lessons and family with me for the rest of my life.
Appalachian State was the best choice I made to continue my academic career. The professors in the Department of History are helpful, interested in you as a student and your career, and willing to spend time going over material and answering questions. When I was a student, I was a person and not a number to the faculty and staff. There were a few classes and exams that were easier than others, but if you want to pass a class, most professors required strict attendance, and you had to put in extra effort outside of class to do the readings and be prepared for a suprise pop quiz prior to class. What you put into your education is what you will receive in return. ASU offers a lot to students through community and student programs, athletics, music, Old-Time Appalachian Mountain music and dance, plus the outdoors await you for many adventures. The only complaint I have with ASU, the Office of Financial Aid is screwed up, and myself along with a lot of other students were fooled around for a while and not receiving the aid promised. the office made several claims that either we did not send int he required paperwork, or the paperwork was lost. Several times I had to go to Financial Aid Office with copies of paperwork in my hand that they claim they never received. I value my time and educational experience at ASU, and I came away with great memories of friendships with numerous students and professors that will last a life time. But some winters, it can get cold!
Appalachian State offered an outstanding teacher education program. I was prepared for my role in education beyond the classroom. The excellent coursework inspired me to be a leader in my schools. I learned how to teach, not from a text book but from standards. I was also well prepared for differentiation in the classroom. I loved the teachers and the classes at Appalachian and believe that I was better prepared than most of my peers who attended other education programs.
I loved going to Appalachian State! The Social Work department from which I received my undergraduate degree was efficient, approachable, and felt like a family. All of my teachers were genuine and straight forward. I could go to them about anything! My one regret was dropping out of statistics. It is not a required course for the BSW program, but when I was applying to graduate school it was required for many of the schools I was researching. Take statistics and you will have more options for graduate programs!
It is a great opportunity to expand your understanding of the world and become more involved as a young member of society. College has certainly educated me on a wide range of academic topics, but it has more importantly educated me on society and prepared me to better it.
App State is a great school in a beautiful location. I cherish my memories and received an outstanding education. For graduate school I appreciated the emphasis on hands-on, practical experiences tied in with course work. You really couldn't ask for a better college, Go Mountaineers!