Appalachian State, a public university, was founded in 1899, designated a Normal School in 1925, became a state Teachers College in 1929 and gained university status in 1967. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Fine and Applied Arts, and the School of Music. Its campuses, totaling 1,100 acres, are located in Boone, 95 miles from Winston-Salem.

Website: www.appstate.edu/

Public
Co-ed
17,381
Undergraduate
Students
(56.2%) 9,773 Women
(43.8%) 7,608 Men
1,727
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
69% of 16,154 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.30
SAT Math
540-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
600 average
560-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $19,100
Out-of-state: $33,907
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,364
Out-of-state: $22,171
Room and Board
$8,304
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$9,427
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,230
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,004
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Boone Population
18,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
33% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Mountaineer
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
3.5% Black/African-American
6.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.4% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students
0.8% from 61 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted March 15
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
287 Rivers Street
City, State, Zip
Boone, NC 28608
Phone
(828) 262-2000
Fax
(828) 262-3296
E-mail
admissions@appstate.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins January 25
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 25

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
69% of 16,154 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 9,619 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 6,535 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
4,132 (37%) of 11,221 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,442 (35%) of 7,054 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,783 (43%) of 4,167 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
39% of 13,484 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
1,528
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
226

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
4.30
3.75 and Above
87%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
3%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99
 
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
540-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
39%
Score of 500 - 600
52%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
600 average
560-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
47%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
13%
Score of 24 - 29
58%
Score of 18 - 23
28%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 19%
Top quarter: 59%
Top half: 93%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $19,100
Out-of-state: $33,907
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,364
Out-of-state: $22,171
Room and Board
$8,304
Books and Supplies
$700
Other Expenses
$2,732
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002906
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,942 (85.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,871 (64.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,677 (91.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
283 (16.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$9,427
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,373 (76.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,414
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,268 (76.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,356
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 78 (5.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
93 (3.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,178

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
11,742 (72.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
8,837 (75.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,115 (93.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,129 (14.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$9,717
Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,351 (77.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,335
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,254 (78.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,144
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 196 (3.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
568 (3.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,656

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
58%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,230
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Commercial Photography
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science and Technology, Other
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,004
Part-Time Faculty
388
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
71%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 43% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 40% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,673,191
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
2280
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • English
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Health Psychology
  • History
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Psychology--General
  • School Psychology
  • Student Affairs

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Boone Population
18,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
489 acres

Weather

Temperature
29.6 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Hickory
Nearest Train Station
120 mile(s) from campus in Greensboro

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
33% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Mountaineer
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
archery, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, skiing (downhill), swimming and diving, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
archery, bowling, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, skiing (downhill), swimming and diving, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, appalachian educators, exercise science club, app sits meditation club, the hiking club, gaming club
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
17,381
Women
9,773 (56.2%)
Men
7,608 (43.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
16,421
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
3.5% Black/African-American
6.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.4% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students.
0.8% from 61 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
1,727

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
87.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
69.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
73.5%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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