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Appalachian State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 840 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 6 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Southern Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $100,109)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,863)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 103 124 - -
Baseball 36 - - -
Basketball 19 24 - -
Field Hockey - 20 - -
Football 96 - - -
Golf 16 10 - -
Soccer 23 26 - -
Softball - 18 - -
Tennis 11 11 - -
Volleyball - 15 - -
Wrestling 31 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.3%
Hispanic 2.4%
Non-resident alien 1.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.9%
Two or more races 0.8%
White/non-Hispanic 88.0%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 123
Liquor Law Violation 113
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 25
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Joseph from Winston Salem, NC
  • 5
  • dorm life at appalachian state is an amazing experience. the university is constantly improving and renovating the residence halls and other facilities around campus. everything can be found in close…

  • Feb-06-2012 Read More
  • happy@app
  • 5
  • dorm life is amazing and is a great experience to have. i most definitely recommend living in a dorm for at least your first year of college!! it is very…

  • Feb-10-2012 Read More
  • Camille from China Grove, NC
  • 3
  • I had a good experience with living in a dorm, however, I did have a problem with ants in my building and room during the spring semester. (YUCK!) There is…

  • Jun-17-2012 Read More
  • Joshua from Concord, NC
  • 4
  • Dorm life varies depending on which dorm a student lives in; however, the Resident Housing Association (RHA) is diligent when it comes the on-campus life for students. The dorms are…

  • Jun-04-2012 Read More
  • Desiree from Oxford, NC
  • 4
  • Sometimes living with a roommate can be a pain, but at ASU there is a wide variety of people to meet and someone will surely become your newest best friend!…

  • May-06-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Bailey from Fernandina Beach, FL
  • Feb-19-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    All your food is paid for with your AppCard, you can choose between a coffee shop, or the cafeteria that has every kind of food you could ever imagine. If you want something fancier, King St. in downtown Boone has countless restaurants.

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  • 3
  • R from NC
  • Jan-08-2015 I am a current student here

    It's not the best. You pay per item that you buy, but it's not that bad. I'd advise you to use up all of your money at the end of the school year because the money left over, goes elsewhere into the school system.

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  • 2
  • Valerie from Mint Hill, NC
  • Jan-03-2015 I am a past student here

    Very few healthy options. For those of you with food allergies, I would suggest reading up on the nutritional content beforehand. The Market charges $7 for some boxes of cereal. Food is ridiculously priced and meal plans are a JOKE. I don't know how any student athletes survived off of this food.

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  • 4
  • Margaret from Mooresville, NC
  • Nov-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Appalachian has multiple dining areas with many concepts. The only outside businesses are Freshens smoothies and yogurt, Chick-fil-a, and McAlisters. Everything else is run by Appalachian food services, but is still pretty good! Central dining hall is right in the middle of campus and Trivette dining hall is located on the west side. The student union is closer to east side and has Cascades, which has smoothies, lots of breakfast options, a burrito and sandwich bar, and self-serve coffee. Both the student union and Trivette each have their own McAlisters.

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  • 5
  • Sarean Harmoni from Boone, NC
  • Oct-06-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here at Appalachian State is phenomenal not only because we get to choose from a variety of food options, but also because the food service staff is so helpful and kind towards the students.

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  • 4
  • Kaitly from Boone, NC
  • Jul-24-2014 I am a current student here

    We've got just about everything. Amazing local food: The Peddler (steak), Proper (homestyle country), and Macados (anything and everything) are just a few of the best! But we also have fast food and sit down places that you can find about anywhere, and all within walking distance. The dining hall is pretty average, but after about 5 months you might get tired of it.

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  • 2
  • anonymous
  • Apr-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Extremely expensive for what you're paying for. The meal plans will leave your stomach growling consistently - I highly suggest bringing extra money with you for food outside of the dining halls.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Margaret from Mooresville, NC
  • Nov-29-2014 I am a current student here

    App has a very active greek life! App does not have a greek row which cuts down on the costs for both sororities and fraternities. There are over ten sororities and twelve fraternities that have both fall and spring recruitment. There are lots of fundraising and philanthropical events held by each Greek group along with semi-formals and other fun events. Due to the smaller campus and school, the greek groups are much less clique-like than bigger schools and it is not as competitive.

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  • 0
  • Sarean Harmoni from Boone, NC
  • Oct-06-2014 I am a current student here

    The Greek life is big, and one can see sorority girls and fraternity guys walking around performing different duties all over campus. During Rush Week, the center of campus named Sanford Mall was covered with different Greek life tents.

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  • 0
  • anonymous
  • Apr-06-2014 I am a current student here

    It exists, but people don't care if you're involved or not.

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  • 0
  • Sidney from Asheboro, NC
  • Feb-04-2014 I am a current student here

    The greek life is kind of a joke. To kids around here, it's just like buying friends. Although, it is nice to have these connections when you graduate college. Most of what I hear about them are the parties. There's nothing much to the greek life around here.

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  • 0
  • Tayvonne from Raleigh, NC
  • Oct-05-2013 I am a current student here

    Everyone I know in Greek Life enjoys it but Rushing can be very stressful and if you don't get in you'll probably be in a funk.

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