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Appalachian State University
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  • 4 Year
  • BOONE, NC

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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade A
  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
  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
80%
SAT Range
1070-1240
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$10,687 / 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
$9,261 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
68%

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
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. 156 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 156 responses

Majors

App State’s Hickory Campus

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App State’s Hickory campus* opens in August 2023, and you can be one of the first students to experience the unparalleled value of an App State education in a convenient Catawba Valley location. Learn more today! *The Hickory Campus location is pending accreditation from SACSCOC. Accreditation is expected in summer 2023.

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    83%
  • On Campus
    4%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,905 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,156
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 122 responses
  • Unique
    58%
  • Good students
    11%
  • Hard working, driven sustainable thinkers
    9%
  • Caring, loving, and free-thinking
    7%
  • Different
    7%
  • Nice
    4%
  • Average
    1%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 212 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 240 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 127 responses
  • A wonderful opportunity
    22%
  • Freaking awesome!
    20%
  • Wonderful location and filled with free-thinkers
    20%
  • Great
    14%
  • Amazing
    10%
  • Meh
    5%
  • Community
    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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Rating 3.77 out of 5  2,691 reviews
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