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Appalachian State University
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  • 4 Year
  • BOONE, NC

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

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.

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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
85%
SAT Range
1130-1300
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$12,735 / 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
$7,652 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
75%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 142 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 176 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 176 responses

Majors

App State’s Hickory Campus

academic spotlight

At App State’s new Hickory campus, you’ll experience the same excellence that App State is known for — including small class sizes, high-quality student and faculty interaction and exciting undergraduate research opportunities.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
8
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    55%
  • On Campus
    41%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,365 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,193
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 142 responses
  • Unique
    54%
  • Caring, loving, and free-thinking
    10%
  • Good students
    10%
  • Hard working, driven sustainable thinkers
    8%
  • Different
    6%
  • Nice
    6%
  • Outgoing
    4%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 232 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 260 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 147 responses
  • A wonderful opportunity
    20%
  • Wonderful location and filled with free-thinkers
    20%
  • Freaking awesome!
    18%
  • Great
    14%
  • Amazing
    10%
  • Meh
    5%
  • Home away from home
    3%

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%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 97 responses

Appalachian State University Reviews

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