Description

Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, offers rigorous academics and a rich assortment of cultural activities in a scenic environment at the foot of the beautiful Appalachians.

Bachelor’s and graduate degrees are awarded in more than 170 areas of study. Undergraduate majors include:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Archaeology
  • Dance Studies
  • Geography
  • Music Education
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Theatre Arts

In addition to its substantial academics, App State has a large number of cultural arts activities, which include Concerts, Literary Readings and Theatre productions.

There is also a Summer Arts festival, a glass gallery, a sculpture competition and a performing arts series.

Since Appalachian is a selective school, admissions to Appalachian are competitive, with the average student having a GPAof 3.94 and an average SAT of 1141.

Financial aid is provided through institutional scholarships, which are awarded based on extracurricular involvement or academic merit. Students may also apply for federal aid sources such as Pell grants and loans.

Quick Facts about Appalachian State University

Region

Southeast

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Public

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Mountaineers

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$3,153

Out-of-State Tuition

$15,201

Retention Rate

87%

Enrollment

16,646

Year Established

1899

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

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  4 reviews
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67% of students gave Appalachian State University 5 stars overall.

Parent of Student

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

I really enjoyed the close knit feel of Appalachian State University. The students and faculty were all very nice and made me feel welcome. The environment really made it feel like everyone was part of a big family. I feel that Boone, North Carolina would be the perfect location to attend college. The restaurants in Boone are great and there are many things to do close by. The over all feel of the town is very much like the one in which I have grown up. My parents live about two and a half hours away from Boone, which I feel is a perfect distance. It's close enough so that I can still come home on weekends. I love the weather and the campus style. Appalachian also has a good study abroad program, which is something I've always been interested in. Over all, Appalachian is the perfect college for me.

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Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
14,561
Freshman Class
3,523
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
16,646

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
87%
Graduate
13%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
80%
Part-Time
20%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
81%
Out-of-State
19%

Gender of Students

Women
55%
Men
45%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
3%
Asian
1%
Caucasian
89%
Latino
2%
Other
5%

Students State Origin

North Carolina
81%
Georgia
1%
Virginia
1%
Other
17%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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