Appalachian State University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.11 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 43 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and CSWE
  • Campus Setting: Town: Distant
  • Student Population: 18,295 (16,595 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 44% part-time, 56% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,899 in-state; $21,331 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

This graduate program gives students excellent opportunities for hands on experience through two different field placements.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The online degree aspect of this program makes a graduate degree very accessible. The instructors are very responsive to student needs, the library has great access for distance education students, and the online platforms used allow for collaboration with other students.
2.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

Working online is very convenient for educators with full time jobs. Professors make an effort to match the assignements with our current professional responsibilities.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is pretty competitive and educational. I love the program I am just not a big fan of the surrounding area and the cold weather.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is very helpful and the bonds that are forged by the fellow students is great. The staff and advising team for the program do all they to make sure that the entire time spent in the program is thorough, structured, and keeps you on track to graduate in a timely manor.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Legal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

The instructors are excellent and available. I have been challenged and encouraged by each one of them.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

The benefits of the program are the clinical placements, and externship opportunities. Also the students chosen for each cohort are very tight knit group that provide support throughout the program. The cons of my graduate program have been that some educators are not as invested in the student's education as others. Many of the professors are wonderful but there a couple who just don't seem to care as much.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Appalachian State University has one of the best School Psychology programs in the state of North Carolina. All of the professors have Ph.D's in School Psychology, which is important when choosing a program. The work load is extremely intense, but manageable. Our professors are always willing to work with us and want to help us become the best school psychologists in the field. One con about our program is that we are currently undergoing some changes to the curriculum, and one of the classes I was required to take was not very applicable to my future practices. I could not be happier with my choice to attend ASU, and I doubt that I could receive a higher quality education anywhere else!
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

This has been a great program! Get your EdS while still working and attend class from your couch.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2015

Appalachian has a strong clinical program for Speech-Language Pathology, but the academics are lacking. The town of Boone is great if you like winter and outdoor activities, but not if you like shopping. The best thing about the SLP program is the accessibility of the faculty --- they are available and willing to meet with you and discuss anything.
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