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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
About Appalachian State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
287 Rivers St
Boone, NC 28608

Appalachian State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
March 15
Acceptance Rate
70%
    SAT Range
    1100-1270
    ACT Range
    23-27
    Application Fee
    $65
    SAT/ACT
    Required
    High School GPA
    Required
    Accepts Common App

    Cost

    Net Price
    $10,473/ year
    National
    $15,523
    Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
    Average Total Aid Awarded
    $8,312/ year
    National
    $7,535
    Students Receiving Financial Aid
    71%

    Academics

    Professors
    A-
    Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
    Student Faculty Ratio
    16:1
    Evening Degree Programs
    No
    84%
    of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.127 responses
    66%
    of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.143 responses
    64%
    of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.143 responses

    Majors

    Students

    Full-Time Enrollment
    16,071Undergrads
    Part-Time Undergrads
    946
    Undergrads Over 25
    4%
    Pell Grant
    27%
    Varsity Athletes
    3%
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
    Based on 111 responses
    Report
    • Unique
      62%
    • Good students
      11%
    • Different
      6%
    • Hard working, driven sustainable thinkers
      6%
    • Caring, loving, and free-thinking
      5%
    • Nice
      5%
    • Diverse
      2%

      Campus Life

      Freshmen Live On-Campus
      Poll
      59%
      of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.199 responses
      Poll
      68%
      of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.227 responses
      Poll
      What one word or phrase best describes your school?
      Based on 114 responses
      Report
      • A wonderful opportunity
        22%
      • Freaking awesome!
        22%
      • Wonderful location and filled with free-thinkers
        18%
      • Great
        16%
      • Amazing
        10%
      • Meh
        4%
      • DaBomb.com
        2%

      After College

      Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
      $38,800/ year
      National
      $33,028
      Graduation Rate
      73%
      National
      49%
      Employed 2 Years After Graduation
      94%
      National
      83%
      82%
      of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.91 responses
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      Appalachian State University Reviews

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      I just transferred to Appalachian State University from Florida and I couldn't be happier with my experience. The campus is stunning throughout all four seasons and all of my professors have been amazing. There are over 200 clubs to choose from and thriving student life on and off-campus. As a college town, Boone is always lively and has a variety of fun things to do inside and outside. However, nothing beats the breathtaking views of the Appalachian Mountains. Overall, my experience at Appalachian State has been nothing but great and I can't imagine attending any other school!
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      I think Appalachian is great! They seem to try and tend to each student as best they can, and provide tons of resources. The small college town has its pros and cons. I come from a city so adapting to the lack of shopping centers, smaller roadways, and snow was a challenge. I would say the availability of things off campus and things to do for someone who isn't outdoorsy is pretty minimal. The parking is also a hassle as is traffic in general at times. Overall, it is a great school!
      I went to Appalachian for two years and I adored it. It is by far one of the most beautiful campuses in North Carolina. You're surrounded by breathtaking mountain views anywhere you look. It's a very progressive college as well. The students and staff are excepting of every race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion of a person. The staff are phenomenal and most classes are set in smaller group setting making it easier to have a connection with the students and professor. I highly recommend Appalachian to any student considering or not!