Appalachian State University Top Questions

What's unique about your campus?


The best thing about my school is the sense of unity that I feel when I am at school. I think everyone chose to attend Appalachian State University because they absolutely fell in love with it. I think that this creates a sense of togetherness that is unique to this school. Additionally, the school has recently encountered hardships, as three students committed suicide in one semester. I feel as though everyone has come together to honor those people and to make sure that each person feels loved and valued, which I think is a special thing.


Everybody at App has an immense amount of school spirit. When you go here, you really feel proud to go here. This school was my first choice and I am so happy that I chose App.


The best thing about Appalachian State University is the outdoorsy atmosphere, the encouragement to take care of the environment and the friendliness of just about everyone on campus. I've not had a negative experience with anyone at Appalachian.


The avalibility of resources that I can use to further my education. The Library has a vast amount of area to study as well as a large selection of books and other materials.


Appstate is an awesome school for students who love the outdoors, snow, and professors who are challenging but fair. The students at Appstate from my experience are tolerant and eager to expand their world views and experiences.


I feel the community is the best thing about this school. The community of the students, professors, and other citizens of Boone really want you to succeed and make it feel like it is home. Everyone really wants to help everyone and genuinely cares about the time each and every person has in Boone. Teachers work very hard to help you and the students help you by supporting you.


Appalachian State University offers something for everyone. The athelete, the artist, the partier, etc...everyone has something to do. Shopping, skiing, football, basketball, studying, hiking, etc...something to do for everyone. Within 25 miles you go from the mountains to a city and all the things to go and do.


Throughout high school, I always struggled in History classes, therefore coming to college, I feared that I would never get through them. However, I was shocked at how small the classes are kept and the attention that the Professors give each and every student. I ended up getting an A in my first History class here and I could not have achieved this goal had the professor not sent me such encouraging emails and spent a lot of time tutoring me one-on-one. This is why I would say that Appalachian's best assett is their small class sizes.


Small town that allows easy access the community and campus. The surrounding mountains give the students an outdoor playground all year long, if they choose to enjoy it. The football team has a very strong following here and fans come from withing a couple hours to watch the games. The people here are amazing. They tend to be helpful and considerate; they display that good ole' southern hospitality. For the price of this university, the education can't be beat.


Appalachian State is a great place to learn about living as a mature adult as well as becoming educated in your field of study. It's a tight community of green-minded students, and schoolwork is balanced well with recreation and relaxation.