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.
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.
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.
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.