A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
Appalachian State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Appalachian State University

Cost

Net Price
$11,508/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,671/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,545/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,870/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,266/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,782/ year

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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.126 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.126 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,312Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 94 responses
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  • Unique
    69%
  • Good students
    12%
  • Different
    7%
  • Nice
    5%
  • Caring, loving, and free-thinking
    3%
  • Hard working, driven sustainable thinkers
    2%
  • Average
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.182 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.210 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 97 responses
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  • A wonderful opportunity
    23%
  • Freaking awesome!
    23%
  • Great
    18%
  • Wonderful location and filled with free-thinkers
    16%
  • Amazing
    10%
  • Meh
    4%
  • Community
    2%

After Appalachian State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
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 love App State! The mountains are beautiful and it's close to home for me. The people are friendly and down-to-earth. Although people are friendly, opposing and more conservative views aren't necessarily accepted. Although I am a minority, I still enjoy going to school there, and the education is very thorough and most professors are helpful and want their students to succeed.
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I am currently a second semester freshman at Appalachian State University and I love it here. At the beginning of the school year I did not enjoy the school that much since I am not into the outdoors that much, but over the course of time I began to participate in outdoor activities more and make connections with people who also felt the same way about App. However, after a few weeks of being here I have grown to feel more comfortable and to love the school. After being here one semester I found myself missing Appalachian and eager to come back to the school for my second semester. I have enjoyed being here since and am looking forward to the next four years here!
I feel that Appalachian State University is a college that accepts everyone no matter of their background or disabilities. I have had emergency medical circumstances to arise and the professors were more than willing to work with me. The price of tuition is one of the cheapest in North Carolina as well as the book rental program that is offered to the students. So far, despite the health issues I have faced while attending ASU, I would say my experience has been great so far!