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Tuition & Fees

$6,553

$19,720

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,463
Declined + 5,043
Total Received 13,506
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1  :  16

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Kinesiology/exercise Science
  3. Business Administration/management
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School Facts

Appalachian State University, founded in 1899, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Fine and Applied Arts, the School of Music, and the College of Health Sciences. Its campuses, totaling 1,300 acres, are located in Boone, NC, 95 miles from Winston-Salem.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 18,026
Established in 1899
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  ACA (American Counseling Association)
•  ACSP (Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 5010
ACT 3062

Social Networks

Public

16,255

undergraduate students

1,771

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
33%
500-599
51%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
37%
500-599
50%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
51%
400-499
20%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
18%
24-29
49%
18-23
31%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
57%
18-23
34%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
9%
24-29
65%
18-23
25%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Boone, NC

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Boone, NC

410-acre main campus in Boone (population: 18,211), 90 miles from Winston-Salem. Major airports serve Charlotte and Greensboro (both 100 miles); buses serve Charlotte and Greensboro.

Appalachian State University
287 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
36%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
17 fraternities 7% of male students
 
17 sororities 11% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
56%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
33%
500-599
51%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
37%
500-599
50%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
51%
400-499
20%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
18%
24-29
49%
18-23
31%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
57%
18-23
34%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
9%
24-29
65%
18-23
25%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
March 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Niether
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,463
Declined + 5,043
Total Received 13,506

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Lloyd Scott
Director of Admissions
P: 828 262-2120
F: 828 262-3296
admissions@appstate.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $3,772
Room $4,125
Board $2,010
Additional fees $2,781
Books & supplies $700
Total $13,388
Average Financial Aid - $9,551
Total with Avg. Aid $3,837

Financial Aid

66%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,551

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $18,297,471
State $12,539,918
Institutional $11,147,542
Other external $2,143,158
Total $44,128,089

Non-need-based

Federal $20,016
State $268,542
Institutional $1,334,903
Other external $1,201,810
Total $2,825,271

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Sun Belt Conference (Football FCS Division I), Northern Pacific Field Hockey Conference
Mascot
Yosef the Mountaineer
School colors
black and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Anthropology
Appalachian Studies
Apparel/Textiles
Appropriate Technology
Art
Art Education
Art Management
Athletic Training
Basic Science
Biology
Biology/Ecology/Environmental Biology
Biology/Pre-Professional
Building Science
Business Administration
Business Education
Chemistry
Child Development
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
College Student Development
Communication Disorders
Communication Organizational/Public
Communication Public Relations
Communication/Advertising
Communication/Electronic Media/Broadcasting
Communication/Journalism
Communication/Public Relations
Community/Regional Planning
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Curriculum Specialist
Dance Studies
Economics
Education
Education Media
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
Engineering Physics
English
English/Secondary Education
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Family Consumer Sciences Secondary Education
Fermentation Science
Finance/Banking
Food/Nutrition
Geography
Geology
Geology/Secondary Education
Global Studies
Graphic Arts/Imaging Technology
Graphic Design
Health Care Management
Health Education/Secondary Education
Health Promotion
Higher Education Administration
Higher Education/Adult Education
Higher Education/Developmental Studies
Higher Education/Teaching
History
History/Secondary Education
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Industrial Drafting/Design
Industrial Organizational Psychology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Business
K-12 Teaching
Languages/Literatures/Cultures
Library Science
Management
Marketing
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Middle Grades Education
Music Education
Music Industry Studies
Music Performance
Music Therapy
Nursing
Nursing/R.N. to B.S.N.
Nutrition
Performance
Philosophy/Religion
Physical Education Teacher Education
Physics
Political Science
Professional School Counseling
Psychology
Psychology/Experimental
Public Administration
Reading Education
Recreation Management
Risk Management/Insurance
Romance Languages
School Administration
School Psychology
Social Sciences Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Special Education/Teaching Parent Specialty
Speech-Language Pathology
Studio Art
Sustainable Development
Teacher Education
Teaching Theatre Arts K-12
Technical Photography
Technology
Technology Education
Theatre Arts
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

90%

16,255
students

Female
54%
8,749

Male
46%
7,506

Graduate

10%

1,771
students

Female
69%
1,225

Male
31%
546

undergraduateFull-time

94%

15,312
students

Female
54%
8,156

Male
46%
7,156

undergraduatePart-time

6%

943
students

Female
63%
593

Male
37%
350

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
85%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

83%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 61
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Japan
Mexico
Spain
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Karen Binger
Assistant Director of Admissions
828 262-2120
bingerkn@appstate.edu

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