Appalachian State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.11 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • 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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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Appalachian State has professors that will always do their best to help you and answer your questions. The school is of a great quality and 100% worth attending.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

My program is a new program, but I've enjoyed it so far. I enjoy having he flexibility to earn my degree online. My professors are never farther than an email away and most are incredibly willing to work with us. All of my professors have experience in our field, so they're not just teaching from books, but also from their personal experiences. I highly recommend it to people looking for a strong program online but still from a school with a great tradition of excellence.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program is undoubtedly esteemed with the university and the state of North Carolina. I am honored and privileged to attend Appalachian State. The biggest con I can come up with is the fact that living expenses are costly for the area.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
Graduation Year: 2015

I like the idea of having smaller class sizes and more face-to-face interactions with classmates and professors. I do not like the idea of dealing with the weather.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

I went to Appalachian State University in beautiful Boone, NC for all four years of my undergraduate career. When it came time to apply to graduate school in public history (with a concentration in historic preservation) I applied to the Graduate Program at Appalachian hoping to continue my education there. Then I got in! The Graduate History Program at Appalachian is a smaller program than some, but that allows the student to get to know the faculty, creating friendships and networks that have propelled several of our graduates to internships in places like the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Appalachian's public history graduate program is especially strong, and its growing more every year! No masters thesis is required within a public history concentration, it is optional. Instead, the public history graduate program at Appalachian focuses on preparing their students with the skills and expertise for the job market. Each student is required to complete an internship before graduation, and the program offers at least one if not two practicum classes where students work with the university and surrounding area museums to create, build, and market exhibits and educational programs. Everyone in the history graduate program knows one another, and the faculty in the department show us respect and treat us like professionals. Appalachian State University may be a smaller institution, but the faculty and programs here make all the difference! Not to mention, we are 15 minutes away from the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway (yet another area where our public history graduate students have interned) and only a short drive from some of the nation's premier National Parks.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2014

I really enjoyed the classes and how since I was learning about online instruction the teachers made us use the tools we were learning in class. We not only theorized about online learning, but we experienced it ourselves.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2015

Appalachian State has grown tremendously over the past years, and become an amazing university. with a helpful and knowledgeable faculty to help you along the way, this university located in the mountains of North Carolina provides not only an educationally stimulating environment, but also a place to be inspired by your surroundings. Some find it difficult to assimilate into the low-key life style, but the chance to explore the outdoors and go to school is hard to pass up.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

The professors are responsive and knowledgeable, and I feel like I'm learning what I came here to learn. More classes offered than I have the time or money to take... if I could I'd stay in grad school longer! Some folks struggle with Boone being a small town somewhat lacking in ethnic diversity and job opportunities, but the mountains are beautiful and there is plenty to do, especially if you enjoy hiking and outdoor activities.
2.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

I think it has conceptual merits yet there needs to be more devoted doctoral faculty if it intends to grow as a program.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

Our IO/HRM program at ASU is the only IO Psychology programs I know of to integrate Management classes into their curriculum to give a very well rounded education. We are constantly being pushed to develop into professionals and to embrace our future roles as leaders. Our workload is very intense though which may detract some people. However, the intense workload also helps serve the intent of the program. Also, living in Boone may not be for everyone. It is more of a close-knit community than a college town.
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