Located in Boone, North Carolina, a town of about 18,000, Appalachian State University provides “a great education in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains,” offering “a strong sense of community and a challenging academic environment” grounded in “a broad liberal arts education.” Students agree that most “professors get to know each student by name and really strive to make connections [to] everyone in their classes. They embrace all sorts of teaching styles, but are always open to helping students outside of class.”
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety
The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security