Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

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
17,017
Undergraduate
Students
(55.4%) 9,424 Women
(44.6%) 7,593 Men
1,794
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
70% of 14,049 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.20
SAT Math
540-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
560-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-27 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
64%
Average Freshman Award
$9,021
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$22,855
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
966
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
9% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
3.6% Black/African-American
5.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.5% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students
0.8% from 83 countries
First-Year Students Returning
88.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.3%
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 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 Not Reported
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
Not reported

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 X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
70% of 14,049 applicants were admitted
Women
74% of 8,382 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 5,667 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
4,132 (42%) of 9,826 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,344 (38%) of 6,204 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,788 (49%) of 3,622 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
1,288
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
215

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
4.20
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
3%
Score of 600 - 700
37%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
560-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
45%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
23-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
12%
Score of 24 - 29
63%
Score of 18 - 23
25%
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: 57%
Top half: 91%
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 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,830 (85.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,811 (64.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,664 (91.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
277 (16.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$9,021
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,279 (76.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,072
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,271 (76.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,476
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 87 (5.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
108 (3.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,033

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
11,560 (72.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
8,578 (74.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,038 (93.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,177 (14.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$9,569
Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,236 (77.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,930
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,281 (78.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,246
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 255 (3.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
625 (3.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,198

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
56%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$22,855
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
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • 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 Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • 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 Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science and Technology, Other
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • 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
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • 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 Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Solar Energy Technology/Technician
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Health professions and related sciences
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
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
966
Part-Time Faculty
364
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
72%
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
2,034,994
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 Science, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Child Development
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Gerontology
  • Health Psychology
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Affairs
  • Library Science
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nutrition
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Romance Languages
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Sustainable Development
  • Taxation
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Educational Leadership and Administration

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
67%
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
Campus Alert System

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    
Football     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
Football    
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    
Football x x
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, racquetball, rock climbing, rugby, skiing (downhill), swimming and diving, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
archery, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rock climbing, rugby, skiing (downhill), swimming and diving, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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, health professions club, national society of leadership and success, appalachian educators, national society of collegiate scholars, app sits meditation club
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
17,017
Women
9,424 (55.4%)
Men
7,593 (44.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
16,071
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
3.6% Black/African-American
5.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.5% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students.
0.8% from 83 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
1,794

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
88.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
70.8%
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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