17,017
Students
Financial aid thermometer
9,569
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
69
69%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Appalachian State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Boone, NC, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address ASU Box 32004
Boone, NC  28608
United States
Contact Mr. Alexis Pope
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@appstate.edu
Phone: 828-262-2120
Fax: 828-262-3296

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
City/urban, Community And Regional Planning Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Actuarial Science Checkmark
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Construction Management Checkmark
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Hospitality Administration Checkmark
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Apparel And Textiles Checkmark
Child Development Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Linguistic And Comparative Language Studies Related Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders Checkmark
Dietetics Checkmark
Health/health-care Administration Checkmark
Music Therapy Checkmark
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Parks, Recreation And Leisure Facilities Management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geography Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Graphic Design Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

14,049
Applied
9,826
Accepted
17,017
Enrolled
70%
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Female Admissions

8,382
Females Applied
6,204
Females Accepted
74%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

5,667
Males Applied
3,622
Males Accepted
64%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
4.2
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Recommended Essay

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen March 15th January 25th Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 560 640
SAT Math 540 630
ACT Composite 26 23 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

4,242
In-state
19,049
Out-of-state
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Fees

3,122
Full-time student fees
8,304
Room & board
4,470
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered Yes
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

9,569
Avg. Financial Aid Package
9,021
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,255
Avg. Loan Aid
4,198
Avg. Grant Aid
7,930
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
94% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
66%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
15%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

17,017
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
8%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.8%
Black or African American 3.58%
White or Caucasian 82.82%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.28%
Asian 1.77%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 3.65%
Other 1.21%

Gender

Male (44.62%)
Female (55.38%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 33%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Club Expo and Welcome Weekend

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Health Professions Club, National Society of Leadership and Success, Appalachian Educators, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and App Sits Meditation Club

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
Campus Alert System

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery No Checkmark No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No No No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
Football No Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark Checkmark No
Rock Climbing No Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Checkmark No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon No Checkmark No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery No Checkmark No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark Checkmark No
Rock Climbing No Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Checkmark No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon No Checkmark No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

1,330
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 966
Part-time - 364
Male - 681
Female - 649