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Appalachian Bible College (ABC) Reviews

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  • 07/24/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 of 4

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Christians Students not sure what to do anyone who wants a solid biblical base for life Missionary kids Pastors kids anyone who wants to serve in the ministry anyone who wants to learn how to serve from a biblical viewpoint

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a great Bible school with an awesome family environment where everyone cares about who you are and why you are you, and on top of that their heartfelt desire is to see, and help, you grow, grow, grow!

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 4

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    When Im not working on homework i often enjoy long walks at the camp that is connected to the college. It is called Alpine. The camp has alot of different activities we can do as college students so often times groups of students will head down there to find something fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty good. Every meal there is a buffet type thing. They have 2 choices of main course foods and then they have desserts and salad and all kinds of really good food.

    Dorm Life

    I dont know much about the dorm life in a public college but the life at Appalachian Bible College is more than amazing. Everyone in the dorms talk with each other and everyone is friends by the end of the first semester. There are only around 300 kids on the entire campus so it is pretty easy to get to know everyone. The dorms are pretty clean and they get cleaned everyday.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be very difficult depending on the professor. Even though they are difficult, the professors are eager to try and help in any way that they can, people just have to ask. Speech is probably one of the hardest freshman classes but it gets you ready for all the other classes. The curriculum is strong and has a really high academic standard.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a current student, i would suggest that make sure you look fully into a school before you apply. Appalachian is a very strong, biblical school with good academics. Be ready to serve and learn because you'll definitely get exactly what you want in any college.

    In three sentences

    Appalachian Bible College is everything i dreamed a college could be. The professors are kind-hearted, want to help in every way they can, and are big on making sure life isn't always so serious. Everyone is friendly and it is just an awesome place to be!

  • 02/21/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 of 4

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The college is big on security and all the dorm buildings have locked doors with code pads to enter. There is an armed security guard on campus from dark until early morning. There are also alarms in all the

    Greek Life

    There are not activities like this on ABC campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are multiple music groups throughout the year. There is a large chorale group, a hand bell choir, small vocal groups, there is also a weekend puppet team that travels to different schools and churches.

    What to do for fun

    The administration has put many restrictions on students for entertainment such as movies, music, and even certain kinds of activities. However, there are multiple types of outdoor related activities in the area and as long as the weather agrees with you.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is wonderful. The food at times isn't always the best, but the kitchen staff take care of the students and always care about them. The style is a buffet style meal and students can eat literally as much as they want during meal times.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is the best part of the school, as long as the Resident Assistants aren't being picky. It can be fun going from room to room just hanging out with friends and talking for a little while. There could be more activities as a dorm, but that would require some sort of unity between the men to want to have activities.

    Academic Rigor

    In the past couple of years, the school's classes have been getting progressively worse in standards. Multiple students have mentioned that they are not getting anything out of the classes and almost wish they had picked a different school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If students are planning on going to ABC they should plan on having a job and a life outside of campus. ABC campus gets old very quickly.

    In three sentences

    The school is heavily focused on putting out ministry minded individuals. This school has a very set way of doing things and a very specifically set way their students are to behave and function. At times this school can be extremely difficult to deal with and get along with.

  • 09/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 4

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Again, online student: not really sure; seem perfectly safe, and a lot safer than most of the city campuses this urban student lives near.

    Greek Life

    They offer Greek: I have thought about taking it, but have not yet.

    Clubs and Activities

    Since I've only been an online student, I was never involved in any. They have theater; an orchestra, choir that are involved regularly in chapel plus special events. Beyond these, I am unsure what else they offer.

    Great for these types of students

    Biblicist (fundamental), concervative Christians Bible-believing Christians Born-again Christians

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only two locations I got to visit off campus were the New Rover Bridge area and a local state park with a lookout point over a beautiful vista--beautiful!

    Bang for the buck

    Great: one of the least expensive schools; and fully accredited nationally and regionally

    What to do for fun

    The school has multiple major with the category of Camping Ministry. Hence, the student corps has many white-water rafting (some of the best and most intense in the country, with rapis ranging from class 1 though class 5+), spelunking (boath horizontal and vertical), camoing, hiking (along some abslutly exquisit trails), and other outdoorsian opportunities; other special events; plus the standard athletic programs (basketball, volleyball, and soccer; which involve cross-country travel).

    Food and Dining

    Fine: I have multiple food allergies (to most of the basics and staples), and the kitchen staff was more than willing to cater to my particular needs and relatively unique dietary restrictions.

    Dorm Life

    I was an online student, so I cannot speak much to that. I spent two nights in the male dorm during their summer open-campus; but that's isn't really enough of a taste of dorm life (especially since classes were out for the summer, anyway) to speak to it.

    Academic Rigor

    Not over-burdensome, not so much as to cause panic, but challenging enough to keep one interested and stimulated

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus; get to know the professors, deans, staff, and students, and enroll!

    In three sentences

    ABC is doctrinally sound (Biblically and Christ-centered). The staff are genuinely, sincerely, and cordially concerned and caring for each, indivigual student's progress and well being. And the area in which is the campus (it settings) is absolutely, stunningly, awe-inspiringly gorgeou, beautiful, and breathtaking: it is truely an excellent matrix for worship.