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Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University Boone, North Carolina 28608 Boone, NC 28608 Phone: (828) 262-2000
  • General Information
    About Appalachian State University

    Appalachian State University is a public comprehensive university, offering a wide variety of degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and intermediate levels as well as the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. With a distinctively residential campus and a faculty and staff characterized by high quality and broad diversity of professional skills, Appalachian takes as its mission the practice and propagation of scholarship. This is accomplished particularly through instruction, but also through the research, creative, and service activities of the university community. Appalachian is committed to excellence in its undergraduate and graduate educational programs, while continuing to serve as a center of cultural and professional activity within its state and region.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Distant
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 13,182
    Percent Admitted 58%
    Men Admitted 57%
    Women Admitted 59%
    Full Time Retention Rate 86%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 510 600
      Math 530 610
      Writing 490 590
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 21 26
      English 20 26
      Math 21 26
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 18,372
    Native American 65
    Asian 204
    African American 629
    Hispanic 333
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 14,478
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 835

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