|Campus Setting:||Town, distant from an urban area|
|Highest Degree Offered:||Doctor's degree - research/scholarship|
|Level of Institution:||Four or more years|
Appalachian State University is a public comprehensive university, offering a wide variety of degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and intermediate levels as well as the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. With a distinctively residential campus and a faculty and staff characterized by high quality and broad diversity of professional skills, Appalachian takes as its mission the practice and propagation of scholarship. This is accomplished particularly through instruction, but also through the research, creative, and service activities of the university community. Appalachian is committed to excellence in its undergraduate and graduate educational programs, while continuing to serve as a center of cultural and professional activity within its state and region.
I LOVE being here! The social atmosphere is very relaxed and open to everybody. People are generally nice and welcoming, creating a positive learning and growing scene. The scenery and weather is beautiful all year round, though it does get a bit chilly and snowy in winter. It's just a great community, in the school and in Boone itself.Read More
The campus was absolutely beautiful and the students seemed to have lots of great things to say about ASU. I would like to come back and schedule a tour to get more insight, but from what I saw and heard at Open House, ASU sounds like the place to be.Read More
Appalachian State University offers a beautiful campus and a beautiful location. Nestled in the Mountains of North Carolina, it offers a relaxing study environment on top of many outdoor opportunities to partake in during days off. The student body as a collective is one of the nicest and most welcoming groups I have ever encountered and allow everyone to feel welcomed and as if they belong. Campus life offers a surplus of opportunities to see community bands, artists, and many other groups preform in the multiple halls and our local campus night club. School is not often cancelled for snow days due to the excellent care groundskeepers take to protect your health while commuting to classes. Sledding and playing in the snow is still able to be done however, all over campus and even between classes. During the fall, the Blue Ridge parkway is a sight to be seen and conveniently only about fifteen minutes down the road. There is no better place to be attending school during the fall and winter months. The colors of the trees only make the campus and parkway even more breath taking in the fall months. Everyone I talk to on campus loves the scenery, students and overall experience.Read More
Appalachian State, in my opinion at least, is located in one of the most beautiful spots in North Carolina and in the country. Settled in the mountains of North Carolina, the weather is always perfect and the view is beautiful. It's like living in a little slice of heaven. Everyone in Boone is so nice too, which is always a plus when trying to adjust to college life. No matter who you are and what you enjoy doing you'll find your little spot at Appalachian. King St. has a lot of great shops and places to eat. The things you can do outdoors here are endless: hiking, snowboarding, skiing, going to the waterfalls, etc. are all great ways to get out there and enjoy nature. Howard's Knob is only a few minutes away from campus and you can see ALL of Boone up there, it's truly amazing.Read More