Appalachian State University Reviews

  • 59 Reviews
  • Boone (NC)
  • Annual Tuition: $22,216
87% of 59 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 59 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 2/1/2017
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"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."
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Appalachian state embodies the true feelings of mountain culture and a laid back educational environment."
Kristin Brooks
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2016
  • Degree: History
"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!"
Alyssa Price
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"The school psychology graduate program has provided me with an extremely diverse skill set, including counseling, consultation, collaboration, assessment, intervention, and program evaluation skills. The faculty are very knowledgable and supportive of all cohort members. The course work is both challenging but appropriate. While the field itself is competitive, the atmosphere within the cohorts is more supportive and encouraging rather than comparing performances. I have felt extremely prepared for my current practicum experience and feel ready to begin my internship next school year."
Jarmila Gupta
  • Reviewed: 2/11/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"Appalachian State University is in one of the most beautiful locations in North Carolina, situated right in the mountains. The weather is pleasant here, although it gets cold in the winter. My specific graduate program is friendly and very helpful when it comes to questions and concerns I have. The faculty are helpful and cooperative, and the number of people accepted is small. As a cohort, we get to know each other well, and we also interact with the older students in the program. The program is sensitive to diversity and cultural differences within it, and the course material reflects this mentality. The program does not have an internship site on campus, which means sites are off-campus and sometimes up to an hour's drive away. Overall, I would definitely recommend this program."
Allison Crawley
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2016
  • Degree: School Psychology
"My program does an excellent job of preparing us to be future school psychologists. We receive many opportunities to gain hands-on experience in school settings, working with students, teachers, parents, and administrators. My program also does an excellent job of providing us with multi-cultural training, despite the fact that we are, unfortunately, located in an area lacking in cultural diversity."
Deidre Mangin
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2016
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"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."
Jordan Belcher
  • Reviewed: 11/18/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"The Master's in I-O Psychology and HR Management is a highly valued and respected degree in the workforce. The program has an excellent reputation that extends to both HR and I-O Psychology communities. The workload of courses is very testing but worthwhile and relevant. The degree provides a sound education on HR best practices by matching them to empirical research in I-O psychology. Students receive highly specialized training that enables them to bring a scientist-practitioner mindset to the executive table, which also prepares them for management and leadership positions."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"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!"
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2015
  • Degree: Education
"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!"
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Marketing
"I loved Appalachian. The school, the people, the environment, I couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to receive an education."
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  • Reviewed: 9/29/2015
  • Degree: Hospitality Management
"I loved my time at Appalachian State! The Hospitality and Tourism Management major interested me as I wanted to work at a yacht club. Additionally, it provided me a business degree which I could use to find other employment. Ultimately I did not pursue a career in the service industry."
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: Broadcasting
"My experience at App State was wonderful. Small classrooms, great environment and hands on. Not theory based."
Erica Camp
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2015
  • Degree: School Counseling
"The Professional School Counseling program at Appalachian State University is located on a beautiful campus surrounded by mountains, it is really hard to hate the city you live in. The faculty and staff for the department is wonderful, and I have had nothing but positive experiences with each one of them during my first year as a graduate student. Students are also very supportive of one another and really try to involve each other in social life and doing things together. I have met some great people in my program and in my classes and I truly believe that my experience here has allowed me to grow as an individual. The one thing that the university lacks is diversity and I am unsure if that is due to low interest of the school from diverse cultures, but the majority of the school is caucasian."
Barry Bowman
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2015
  • Degree: Business
"The program is very helpful and the bonds that are forged by the fellow students is great. The staff and advising team for the program do all they to make sure that the entire time spent in the program is thorough, structured, and keeps you on track to graduate in a timely manor."
Elizabeth Bushey
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2014
  • Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
"The benefits of the program are the clinical placements, and externship opportunities. Also the students chosen for each cohort are very tight knit group that provide support throughout the program. The cons of my graduate program have been that some educators are not as invested in the student's education as others. Many of the professors are wonderful but there a couple who just don't seem to care as much."
Shana Hall
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2014
  • Degree: School Psychology
"Appalachian State University has one of the best School Psychology programs in the state of North Carolina. All of the professors have Ph.D's in School Psychology, which is important when choosing a program. The work load is extremely intense, but manageable. Our professors are always willing to work with us and want to help us become the best school psychologists in the field. One con about our program is that we are currently undergoing some changes to the curriculum, and one of the classes I was required to take was not very applicable to my future practices. I could not be happier with my choice to attend ASU, and I doubt that I could receive a higher quality education anywhere else!"
Heather Johnson
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2014
  • Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
"Appalachian has a strong clinical program for Speech-Language Pathology, but the academics are lacking. The town of Boone is great if you like winter and outdoor activities, but not if you like shopping. The best thing about the SLP program is the accessibility of the faculty --- they are available and willing to meet with you and discuss anything."