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Appalachian State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueA+ University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeB-
Surrounding CityA Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Afraid, Arrogant, Approachable, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Nov 05 2011
Major: Finance (This Major's Salary over time)
I decided to write one of these reviews because they aided me much in my college search. I decided that I needed to re-pay the site. This review is specifically geared toward Northern out-of state students.

I'll give you some background on myself, I'm a freshman form out-of state, a northern state in particular. I came to App and was not worried about the out-of state to in-state ratio. I had gotten into the University of South Carolina and almost attended, looking back that would have been a better school for me.

Pros: -Great Faculty, that's the only thing that is keeping me here, I'm finishing the year.

  • Boone, awesome college town, roads are well maintained, police are very lenient.
  • Mountains, mountains are amazing. Great Mountain culture.
  • Resources, awesome library, databases, good food, great gyms, bus that runs to Charlotte and surrounding towns for small fee.
  • Clubs, tons of clubs and organizations,
  • Cons: -Student body, the student body used to be one of rugged mountaineer-like people. That's what I expected when I came here. I was wrong. However, this place is a dumping ground for wealthy, snooty kids form Charlotte, or at least that's how it comes off. NOT EVERYONE HERE IS BAD. It just appears that the Greek influence on the school is increasing sharply year by year, as this school shifts its student body. What I have heard, and what I was not aware of, is that everyone from N.C. goes to App. It's the school that everyone goes to when they graduate, every high school has one. It's very easy to meet people here, it's very very hard to make friends. I'm a pretty social person, I'm kind, I'm not over-bearing, and yet it's very hard to make friends. I've been very out-going here and it hasn't reciprocated. There are 3 groups of people at App: Greek, friends from your high school, and lonely mountain stoners. So essential, if you don't know people here and don't join a Greek organization, your social life will suffer.

  • Social, the social life here is excellent. There are tons of parties, triple keggers, and other fun stuff. Problem is most of these events are held by Fraternities, or off-campus houses. That is fine, but if you have no way of finding out where the parties are, or who's having them, then you don't go and you have nothing to do. Usually, you won't find out this information because everyone is out doing there own thing.
  • Academics, coming form the North, easy. If you like being challenged go somewhere else. Although the school's reputation is progressing, it is still no where near UNC, USC, or Clemson.
  • Business School, like the academics it is up and coming. Everyone that I have met here that is a business major has been either drunk or high when I was talking to them. It gives the impression that people who don't want to work hard are in the business school. It seems that everyone picks business just because they need a major.
  • Dorms, can be either awful or great. I'm on the west side, the dorms are terrible. Mine is smaller than a Federal Prison cell. When you sign away your housing agreement you sign away your right to sue the school. It's almost as wide as my arm-span, and I'm 5'11.
  • This will be my last piece of advice. If you're from out-of state, do not hesitate to come here because of this review. The school just isn't right for me, I want a great social life and a school with better academics. Everyone says college was, "their best years," I don't feel that way down here. I think I had more fun in high school drinking with my buddies. If you come down here GET INVOLVED. You will not meet people unless you join a Greek organization, or join 20-30 clubs. Personally, I feel like if I have to join a Greek organization, or spend every last second trying to get involved just to meet people, maybe I am at the wrong school. I'm finishing the year here. App's an awesome school, I really wish I liked it more. It's a shame, some things in life you just can't force.

    Good luck in all you future endeavors.

    questionWhere are you going to go next year?
    comment'Academics, coming form the North, easy.'

    Coming from the North? I am not sure what you were trying to imply but it seemed as if you were implying northerners receive better education. Typical northern arrogance. If southerners are more poorly educated, then I would still rather live among them than a rude arrogant northerner anyway. If you can generalise then I can as well.

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