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Appalachian State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationC+
Individual ValueB+ University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyD FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeD
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsB
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Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Arrogant, Condescending

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He cares more about University Resource Use than the average student.
Date: Feb 01 2012
Major: History/Histories (art history/etc.) (This Major's Salary over time)
I'm currently a sophomore at ASU and every day when I wake up i'm reminded about how much I hate Boone and the university. Please unless you're like me and this is the best school you get into (based on academics balanced with cost) pick another school.

Academics - I'm a history major and very pleased with the department. Every professor I've had has been intelligent and friendly. However I can not say the same for other departments. Other professors have been arrogant, condescending, and not very smart. Coursework is very easy. Little to no homework for most of my classes with exams and papers. Neither are challenging.

Social Life/Town of Boone - Overall the town is absolutely dreadful. Locals are NOT friendly. I ride the bus to school every day and we have to pick up the lazy residents who don't have jobs and get drunk all day. Not pleasant. People at the university tend to be superficial and condescending as well. Not a wide diversity in personality types. I'm a friendly person and am willing to talk to a person before I decide whether or not to be friends and most people no matter what they look like are not intelligent and live hedonistic lifestyles. Food scene is awful unless you like chains and fast food. Police are assholes and enforce the VERY strict speed limit of 35 and sometimes even 25 on a 4 lane road!!!! Town is ugly and looks like a clusterfuck of chain restaurants. Mountains are pretty on the blue ridge parkway but not that great looking at them in the town. Drinking age in NC is 21 so majority of cops spend resources on busting "underage" adults who consume alcohol. Also only 2 bars in town if you are 21 and they are not impressive.

Dorms - some are nice some are not. ALL though are very small, but I can't really blame ASU for that since that seems to be a college life paradigm.

Activities - Drinking and smoking marijuana or whatever your drug of choice is. Other than that nothing. There is snowboarding and skiing in the winter and hiking when the weather is nice

Infrastructure/Aesthetics - Like I said before the town is ugly. The university is not very pleasing to the eyes but it could be worse. Roads in town are HORRIBLE. Potholes and bumps everywhere not to mention the highway to get to the town is a 55 mph that is enforced strictly. I dare you to try and find someone who hasn't gotten a ticket. Also people suck at driving here.

Campus activities - Lots of clubs which is a bonus but very hard to find out places and times. There is also a lot of Pro ASU propaganda on campus. But I guess that would be found on most campuses.

Food - Terrible don't even get a meal plan if you live off campus. If you are planning to live on campus I'm sorry is all I can say. There are lots of coffee shops but the quality is awful. I didn't know coffee could taste this bad.

Please save your money and go somewhere else.

responseYou call the students at App State "superficial and condescending" and claim to be a "nice person," but you're VERY quick to judge the less fortunate residents of this town. The Appalachian Mountains continue to be one of the most economically depressed areas in the country. Instead of help, all they ever get is judgement from assholes like you.

And "only two bars in town," REALLY? That's a straight-up lie. Did you EVER go downtown or were you too busy whining?

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