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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  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
287 Rivers St
Boone, NC 28608
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
From Appalachian State University

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains and as the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference.

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
February 1
Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
1100-1270
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$10,491/ 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
$9,162/ 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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.148 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.148 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    15%
  • On Campus
    82%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,421Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
960
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 114 responses
  • Unique
    61%
  • Good students
    11%
  • Caring, loving, and free-thinking
    7%
  • Hard working, driven sustainable thinkers
    7%
  • Different
    6%
  • Nice
    4%
  • Average
    1%

    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.204 responses
    Poll
    68%
    of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.232 responses
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes your school?
    Based on 119 responses
    • Freaking awesome!
      22%
    • A wonderful opportunity
      21%
    • Wonderful location and filled with free-thinkers
      19%
    • Great
      15%
    • Amazing
      10%
    • Meh
      4%
    • DaBomb.com
      2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $38,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    72%
    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

    Appalachian State University Reviews

    2,550 reviews
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    App State is an incredibly unique college located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The professors (much like the sports) punch above their weight and this 'underdog spirit' resonates through campus. I have no regrets attending! Take advantage of the many resources available to you and enjoy the Nature; Vastly underrated. Majored in Psychology, went on to get a Master's from Northeastern, currently live in NYC. Deeply miss my time in Boone,it's a special place.
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    App State is an incredibly unique college located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The professors (much like the sports) punch above their weight and this 'underdog spirit' resonates through campus. I have no regrets attending! Take advantage of the many resources available to you and enjoy the Nature; Vastly underrated. Majored in Psychology, went on to get a Master's from Northeastern, currently live in NYC. Deeply miss my time in Boone,it's a special place.
    It’s a fantastic school. In order to make the best of it, join clubs and activities you enjoy and you’ll find the best friends you could discover. Also, most professors are nice and accommodating! One thing that I don’t get much of is financial aid/help from the university. Scholarships are very few and how many they give out is even fewer. There needs to be a little more one-on-one sessions with advisors or faculty members so each student gets the best opportunities for themselves and getting the most out of their money. An upside are things like text books that are included in your tuition and free tutoring services!