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Appalachian State University

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Jan 19 2015Finance
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Having completed two years at Appalachian, I can say with full confidence that this was a complete mistake to come here. The schools academics are extremely easy, offering no real room to progress as a student. The social dynamics on and off of campus are laughable. Maybe it's coming from a big city, but Boone doesn't have much of anything to offer to those who desire anything more than returning to their hometowns in a dead end job. There's little culture or diversity out of small town kids and the deluded Greek organizations that don't realize they're a joke compared to other universities. There's no real opportunities to engage in anything particularly interesting, with a poor theatre, music, and general arts department cutting out much of the students abilities for self expression. Professors are fine, albeit pandering as they seemingly simplify material to its purest form. I really didn't want to hate this school, I loved what I saw of it back in high school and it isn't an awful school itself, but the community does nothing for me.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2017
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Scholastic Success: A, Surrounding City: F
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Dec 31 2014Business - Management and Administration
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Short and Sweet: It's a REDNECK SCHOOL.
I hesitated to write a "REAL" Review of ASU because I knew it would require being honest. I would say the vast majority of the students are basically redneck and I'm talking high percentages. These are the wannabe's from their high schools, the big fish in their little tiny ponds in North Carolina. I saw only a few from out of state--so little to no diversity even from that.If you're thinking of ASU, this isn't UNC, most of the students do not come from professional/educated homes, generally a redneck mentality, they all think and act alike. Most of the students do not come from homes where a parent has a degree (confirmed). That's not a putdown, but the mentality here is extremely close-minded. I just hope others don't make the same mistake I did by attending here. If you come from a home with educated parents, I seriously doubt you're going to have a lot in common with the students-just being honest.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2014
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Campus Aesthetics: A-, Social Life: F
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Dec 09 2014Political Science
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This is the best environment for school! App offers a fantastic education while having the best time of your life.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2015
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Faculty Accessibility: A+, Useful Schoolwork: B
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