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Appalachian State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionB-
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationC
Individual ValueB- University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA- FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceB- Social LifeC+
Surrounding CityC+ Extra CurricularsB-
SafetyA+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:

Female
ACT:27
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She cares more about Academic Success than the average student.
Date: May 05 2014
Major: Education (This Major's Salary over time)
The student body at ASU is very interesting. There are about four groups of people.

1. Small Towners; all from the same place and only really associate with other small towners. Have found them to be a bit close minded to anyone not like them.

2. Rich Greeks; Most are from the rich suburbs of Charlotte. Some are very nice and sweet, others almost insufferable. Greek life is 6% at ASU yet somehow it feels like 50%. I suppose it's because they travel in packs.

3. Hippies/Alternative; This group absolutely loves to be "different." Most are art/music majors and spend most of their day playing music, slacklining (tightrope walking) and getting high.

4. The rest of us. I can be hard to find these people, but with a little work it is very rewarding

OTHER RANDOM TIPS/THOUGHTS:

  • Don't hesitate to do outdoorsie things. I didn't take advantage of the great surroundings until spring and really regret it.
  • There are some pretty close minded people who have no problem using words like n
  • ***** or f*****. "That's so gay!" is still funny here apparently.
  • Little to no racial diversity
  • Don't distress if you get one of the older, not-very-nice dorms. I was put in Coltrane which was meant to house one person per room and has no air conditioning. However, the crappy rooms meant we hung out in the lobby and I made many of my friends there.
  • Utilize safe ride
  • Getting to parties is very hard as there is no greek row and you cannot walk to house parties. "Beepers" are random students who will ferry you to a party for two bucks. You can normally find a phone number on facebook.
  • Go down suicide hill (below the LLC, above the music building) when it snows.
  • Boone is breathtakingly beautiful with many great hiking spots.
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