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Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University

287 Rivers St John E. Thomas Hall Boone, NC USA 28608

Appalachian State University is a public university located in Boone, North Carolina. It was founded in 1899 and uses a semester-based calendar.

The university enrolls 18,555 undergraduate and 2,086 graduate students. 57.7% are women, and 18.4% come from minority backgrounds. International students make up 0.8% of the student body. All 50 states are represented.

The average weighted GPAs of applicants range from 3.81 to 4.34. Test scores are required for admission, and students have an average SAT range of 1100 to 1270 and an average ACT range of 22 to 28. Moreover, two letters of recommendation are required, and the application fee is $65.

The acceptance rate is 80%, and the first-year retention rate is 87%. The university has a 71% graduation rate.

Tuition for North Carolina residents is $7,950 a year, while out-of-state students pay $23,557. All first-year applicants are automatically considered for the “Appalachian Excellence Scholarship.” Other scholarship opportunities are available, but students must apply separately, as requirements vary.

176 different undergraduate majors are offered to students. The most popular programs are Business and Health Professions.

For graduate students, 39 programs are available alongside 20 graduate certificates. A wide variety of certificate topics are offered including Digital Media, Nursing Education, and Teaching certificates. Most programs are offered online. The student/faculty ratio is 16:1.

Appalachian State University offers over 400 student clubs and organizations ranging in a variety of topics including, but not limited to, interest, identity, sports, and academia. Students are welcome to start a club of their own if they wish.

The school is a part of the University of North Carolina system, which has 17 campuses located around the state. Its location in Boone, North Carolina places the university within the Blue Ridge Mountains, which offer a variety of nature experiences such as hiking, kayaking, and skiing. It is not far from larger cities such as Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and Johnson City. As Boone is a college town, many local businesses and restaurants are geared towards students, offering a wide array of leisure opportunities.

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