Tuition & Fees

$7,363

$22,172

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
45%
500-599
44%
400-499
6%
700-800
3%
600-699
37%
500-599
54%
400-499
6%
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
49%
400-499
24%
300-399
3%
30-36
18%
24-29
48%
18-23
31%
12-17
3%
30-36
5%
24-29
62%
18-23
30%
12-17
3%
30-36
12%
24-29
63%
18-23
25%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,813
Declined + 4,196
Total Received 14,009
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Public

17,017

undergraduate students

1,794

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Exercise Science
  2. Psychology
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 5010
ACT 3062

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Location

School Facts

Appalachian State University, founded in 1899, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, 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 and 100 miles from Charlotte.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 18,811
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)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  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)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Boone, NC

415-acre main campus in Boone (population: 19,205), 90 miles from Winston-Salem. Major airports and bus serve Charlotte and Greensboro (both 100 miles).

Appalachian State University
287 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
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

 
19 fraternities 9% of male students
 
13 sororities 12% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
57%
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
45%
500-599
44%
400-499
6%
700-800
3%
600-699
37%
500-599
54%
400-499
6%
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
49%
400-499
24%
300-399
3%
30-36
18%
24-29
48%
18-23
31%
12-17
3%
30-36
5%
24-29
62%
18-23
30%
12-17
3%
30-36
12%
24-29
63%
18-23
25%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
March 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,813
Declined + 4,196
Total Received 14,009

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

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

Financial Aid

68%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,926

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $4,242
Room $4,470
Board $2,714
Additional fees $3,121
Books & supplies $700
Total $15,247
Average Financial Aid - $9,926
Total with Avg. Aid $5,321

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $19,681,203
State $13,064,904
Institutional $13,361,145
Other external $1,709,741
Total $47,816,993

Non-need-based

Federal $12,672
State $466,729
Institutional $2,308,250
Other external $1,060,868
Total $3,848,519
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 828 262-2190
F: 828 262-2585
financialaid@appstate.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Anthony Jones
Director of Financial Aid
jonesap1@appstate.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Climbing, Cycling, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Skiing, Snowboarding, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

Basketball, Climbing, Cycling, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Capture The Flag, Corn Hole, Cross-Country, Dodgeball, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Team Handball, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Douglas Gillin (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Britttney Whiteside (women's)
Senior Associate Athletics Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Sun Belt Conference, Mid American Conference, Southern Conference
Mascot
Yosef the Mountaineer
School colors
black and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Anthropology
Appalachian Studies
Apparel/Textiles
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
Public Health
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
Sustainable Technology
Teacher Education
Teaching Theatre Arts K-12
Technical Photography
Technology
Technology Education
Theatre Arts
Women's Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Exercise Science
  2. Psychology
  3. Nursing

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology

18,811

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

17,017
students

Female
55%
9,424

Male
45%
7,593

10%

1,794
students

Female
67%
1,206

Male
33%
588

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

16,071
students

Female
56%
8,870

Male
44%
7,201

6%

946
students

Female
59%
554

Male
41%
392

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
83%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

81%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of Some
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 Required of Some

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 83
Countries most often represented Australia
Brazil
Canada
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Aneisy Cardo
Assistant Director of Admissions
828 262-2120
cardoam@appstate.edu

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