Appalachian State University

Boone, NC, USA
3.88 Average Rating

Originally founded as a teachers college, Appalachian State University is a 4-year public university in the Blue Ridge Mountains region of North Carolina. As a campus of the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian is home to six colleges offering over 150 bachelor’s degree-granting programs. Additionally, ASU offers students a “4+1” accelerated admissions program in which undergraduate and graduate classes are completed in 5 years. For environmentally conscious students, Appalachian State hosts an annual Appalachian Energy Summit and the university campus features North Carolina’s largest wind turbine as well as a composting facility.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
69%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2021
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2021

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
90%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
48%
Submitting ACT
50%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1210
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
19,108
Total Number of Undergrads
17,381
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
35%
20-39 Students
49%
40-99 Students
13%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
49%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
72%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$10,525
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,710
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$22,517
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,414
Books and Supplies
$700

Aid & Grants

0
100
61%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,162
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,620
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,192

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
51%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,519
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,647
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$210

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
394
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
33%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Yosef the Mountaineer
School Colors
black and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Sun Belt Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Charlotte
Hickory
Raleigh
Greensboro
Asheville
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,600

What Students Are Saying

3.88 Average Rating
The rustic mountains make calling it home easier than I ever thought possible. The friendly atmosphere creates lasting and loving friendships for a lifetime. Lastly, but not least, the innovative thinkers that enter the classrooms each day give a lasting impression of how positive and bright the future can and will be!
Camille from China Grove, NC
appalachian is an awesome school to go to, i love it! the atmosphere is very friendly and if you get the right professor then you will have a great class experience. the best part is that even though the campus is pretty big, you can get just about anywhere within ten minutes so that is nice.
I couldn't imagine being a college student at any other campus. I have made awesome friends, taken interesting classes and get to wake up in beautiful Boone everyday. Appalachian State has welcomed me with open arms and I feel right at home.
Emma from Apex, NC
appalachian state university is characterized by the level of care and compassion expressed its professors, and the devotion to success possessed by the students that call the university home. appalachian state may not be as well-known as some other schools, yet it is as healthy a learning environment as any. i would recommend this university to anyone seeking a quality education in a safe and beautiful environment.
tate from greensboro, nc
Appalachian is such a beautiful campus with matching population. Everyone in the community is very accepting of each other and always willing to help. Going to App is worth the seven hour drive it takes to get there!
Gabrielle from Finksburg, MD