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Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
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
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives    
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
Not used if submitted Not reported
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
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
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
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered No
Early Decision Deadline  
Early Decision Notification  
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Action Deadline November 15, February 1
Early Action Notification Not Reported
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline March 15
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
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
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
 
Letters of
Recommendation
 
Other  
Financial Need Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
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     X  
Work Experience     X  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 68% of 13,202 applicants were admitted
   Women 73% of 7,809 applicants were admitted
   Men 62% of 5,393 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 3,875 (43%) of 9,020 admitted students enrolled
   Women 2,184 (39%) of 5,671 admitted students enrolled
   Men 1,691 (50%) of 3,349 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
 
Early Action
Admission Rate
Not Reported
Students Offered Wait List 1,334
Students Accepting Wait List Position  
Students Admitted From Wait List 119
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 568 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 3%
  Score of 600 - 700 34%
  Score of 500 - 600 49%
  Score of 400 - 500 15%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 566 average
510-620 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 5%
  Score of 600 - 700 30%
  Score of 500 - 600 46%
  Score of 400 - 500 17%
  Score of 300 - 400 1%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 540 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 2%
  Score of 600 - 700 22%
  Score of 500 - 600 49%
  Score of 400 - 500 24%
  Score of 300 - 400 3%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA 4.17 (based on weighted GPAs)
3.75 and Above 84%
3.50 - 3.74 10%
3.25 - 3.49 3%
3.00 - 3.24 2%
2.50 - 2.99 1%
2.00 - 2.49  
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 25 average
23-27 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 10%
  Score of 24 - 29 60%
  Score of 18 - 23 29%
  Score of 12 - 17 1%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank Top tenth: 21%
Top quarter: 61%
Top half: 92%
Bottom half: 8%
National Merit Scholar Not reported
Valedictorian Not reported
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported