Appalachian State University Overview
Located in Boone, North Carolina, Appalachian State University is a public institution. The surrounding location of Boone is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.
What Is Appalachian State University Known For?
- Students at Appalachian State have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Appalachian State.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 77% of the faculty were full-time.
Appalachian State University Rankings
Out of the 64 colleges in North Carolina, Appalachian State is ranked at #7.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Appalachian State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Appalachian State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Appalachian State has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Appalachian State University?
Contact details for Appalachian State are given below.
|Address:||287 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28608|
How Do I Get Into Appalachian State?
You can apply to Appalachian State online at: https://apply.commonapp.org/login?ma=854
Admission Requirements for Appalachian State
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Appalachian State?
Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.
Average Test Scores
About 60% of students accepted to Appalachian State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 640. Math scores were between 540 and 630.
Can I Afford Appalachian State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Appalachian State, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $5,519 a year. That adds up to $22,076 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Appalachian State is 3.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Appalachian State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,762 graduate students at the school.
Of the 16,622 full-time undergraduates at Appalachian State, 44% are male and 56% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Appalachian State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||585|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,198|
North Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at Appalachian State University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 48 countries are represented at Appalachian State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Australia, and Venezuela.
Online Learning at Appalachian State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Appalachian State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 15th most popular in North Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Appalachian State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Appalachian State University was 4.4%. This is the #1,715 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Appalachian State regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Appalachian State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Appalachian State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Appalachian State.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Public Relations & Advertising||#27|
|Library & Information Science||#32|
|Communication & Media Studies||#80|
|Human Development & Family Studies||#97|
|Instructional Media Design||#101|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#106|
|Communication & Journalism||#118|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#119|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#208|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Appalachian State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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