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Appalachian State University

2,171 reviews
  1. Boone, NC
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Appalachian State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
287 Rivers St
Boone, NC 28608

Appalachian State University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
SAT Range
1060-1240
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$11,508/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,671/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,545/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,870/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,266/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,782/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.81 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.79 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,312Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
  • Different
    14%
  • Good students
    16%
  • Nice
    6%
  • Unique
    64%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
22%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.137 responses
Poll
7%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.161 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
  • Amazing
    4%
  • A wonderful opportunity
    27%
  • Freaking awesome!
    29%
  • Great
    22%
  • Meh
    4%
  • Terrible
    2%
  • Wonderful location and filled with free-thinkers
    11%

After Appalachian State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.40 responses

Reviews

2,171 reviews
  • Excellent
    373
  • Very Good
    833
  • Average
    786
  • Poor
    126
  • Terrible
    53
I'm not certain about the jobs in most areas of study but we have lots of resources that students can go to and ask any questions they may have. I know that in my area of study business, app states business college it's top notch. Most individuals who graduate with a business degree get a job after college. The career help center is incredibly helpful and can help students fine great internships and future jobs connections.
  • College Sophomore
  • 26 days ago
Our professors, courses, class styles and sizes are very good and are raked pretty high up. I've had all good experiences with my classes so far. My professors are always willing to help and will be very accomadating to other students who are going through a hard time. The classes are challenging but the professors make sure you know the subject and give you a normal amount of course work.
  • College Sophomore
  • 26 days ago
Appstate is one of the best colleges in North Carolina. We have an awesome football team, incredible students, very passionate teachers, wonderful Greek life, which I get to be a part of and give back to my community, and most importantly, the education that you recive while you are at appstate is top notch and worth the work. What makes my school so unique is that in everything that we do sustainable development is at the root of it all. I've learned all about SD and how I can make our world a better place with its principles. I've made great friends through Greek life and good connections with my teachers that I know will be valuable resources to me in the future. Over all my experience so far at App State has been awesome!
  • College Sophomore
  • 26 days ago