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About Appalachian State University

Established in 1899, Appalachian State University offers world-class academics as part of the University of North Carolina system and breathtaking location in the North Carolina mountains, Appalachian is a destination of choice for students from around the globe. International students find the Appalachian campus to be a safe, friendly and convenient learning environment in which to meet lifelong friends and invigorating academic challenges.

School Overview

Location
Boone, North Carolina
Type
Public
Setting
Town
Contact Info
(828) 262-2000
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Students

Total Students

18,911

Student Ratio
Female
54%
Male
46%

Faculty

Total Faculty

2,613

Student/Faculty Ratio
17
:
1

Tuition

Estimated Cost

$29,640

Admissions

Total Applicants

12,434

Admitted

68%

Enrolled

23%

Test Scores

SAT Math

530-610

SAT Reading

510-610

SAT Writing

490-590

ACT Composite

22-26

Degrees & Programs

Degrees & Programs

Programs offered at Appalachian State University
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Life at Appalachian State University

Students at Appalachian State University live and learn in a remarkable place. The stunning beauty of their surroundings, the arts and cultural events and many opportunities for outdoor recreation that make Boone, North Carolina and the surrounding area a popular vacation destination also make this an amazing location in which to live and learn.

Boone's collaborative campus and community environment contributed to our town being named by Trip Advisor as America's No. 2 "diamond in the rough" town; one of National Geographic magazine's "Best Places to Live and Play;" Outside magazine's top 10 "Best Towns in America" and SafeWise.com's "50 Safest Cities in North Carolina."

Are you driven to learn in academically challenging settings? Appalachian's location in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina provides unique opportunities for research and scholarship.

Degrees and Research

Undergraduate Research

Appalachian encourages opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research projects alongside their professors. Their work is showcased during the annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors held on campus as well as at professional conferences in the region and across the United States.

Graduate Studies

Appalachian offers more than 60 graduate degree and certificate programs, which prepare students for success in the work force as well as in life. At Appalachian, they say that "Masters Matter", and their graduate students agree. Under the mentorship of their professors, graduate students often conduct primary research, are published and present at professional conferences.

Quick Facts

Academics

  • 6 undergraduate colleges, 1 music school, and 1 graduate school
  • 99% of full-time faculty have doctorate, first professional degree, or other terminal degree
  • More than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors
  • 89% freshman retention rate, compared to the national average of 68% (Fall 2016 first-year cohort returning for Fall 2017, preliminary)
  • 53% four-year graduation rate (Fall 2013 first-year cohort, preliminary)
  • 73% six-year graduation rate (Fall 2011 first-year cohort, preliminary)

Buildings and Campus

  • 1,200 acres, with 375 developed
  • 30 academic buildings
  • 210,000-square-foot library
  • 1 loft in New York City
  • 20 residence halls, housing about 5,600 students on campus
  • 3 main dining facilities
  • 11 recreational and athletic facilities

Athletics

  • 20 varsity sports
  • More than 20 club sports
  • More than 80 ways to participate in intramural sports

Online Brochure

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