Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$7,410

$22,217

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
48%
500-599
37%
400-499
4%
700-800
7%
600-699
40%
500-599
46%
400-499
5%
30-36
13%
24-29
51%
18-23
33%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,800
Declined 3,864
Total Received 16,664
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Public

17,518

undergraduate students

1,762

graduate students

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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, 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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 19,280
Established in 1899
Coeducational Coeducational

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).

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Charlotte Douglas International

Appalachian State University
287 Rivers Street
Boone
28608

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Appalachian Educators
  • Exercise Science Club
  • App Sits Meditation Club
  • The Hiking Club
  • Gaming Club

Top Events

  • Club Expo
  • Panhellenic Council Cod of Ethics Event
  • Homecoming Blood Drive
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
90%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
48%
500-599
37%
400-499
4%
700-800
7%
600-699
40%
500-599
46%
400-499
5%
30-36
13%
24-29
51%
18-23
33%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
Application deadline February 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 4.3

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,800
Declined 3,864
Total Received 16,664

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation

Not Considered

geographical residence
interview
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 68
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $4,242
Room & board $8,568
Additional fees $3,168
Books & supplies $700
Other fees $1,880
Total $18,558
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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Bowling, Racquetball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Bowling, Racquetball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1
NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Advertising
Anthropology
Apparel and Textiles, General
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Child Development
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Commercial Photography
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Computer Science
Construction Management
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Dietetics/Dietitian
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Food Science and Technology, Other
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Graphic Communications, General
Graphic Design
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History Teacher Education
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Industrial and Product Design
Insurance
Interior Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International/Global Studies
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Music Management
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

19,280

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

17,518
students

Female
56%
9,884

Male
44%
7,634

9%

1,762
students

Female
70%
1,235

Male
30%
527

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

16,622
students

Female
57%
9,359

Male
43%
7,263

6%

896
students

Female
59%
525

Male
41%
371

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 88%
Student 4 year graduation rate 53%
Student 5 year graduation rate 17%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
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

1,449

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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