Appalachian State University

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School Overview

Founded as a teacher’s college by brothers
B.B. and D.D. Dougherty in 1899,
Appalachian State University (also known
as “ASU&”, “Appalachian”, “App State” or
“App” is a comprehensive public
coeducational university located in Boone,
North Carolina. The school became part of
the University of North Carolina system in
1971 and today offers 103 undergraduate
and 49 graduate majors, as well as a
doctorate in educational leadership. About
15,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate
students attend ASU, which is accredited
by the Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools.

Academics

ASU is organized into eight colleges as
well as one graduate school:

  • The College of Arts and Sciences
    encompasses 15 math, natural science,
    social sciences and the humanities,
    including anthropology, English,
    geology, history and sociology.
  • The College of Fine and Applied Arts
    has five departments: art,
    communication, military science and
    leadership, technology, and
    theatre/dance.
  • The College of Health Sciences
    offers instruction in areas such as
    kinesiology, health care management,
    nursing and nutrition.
  • The Honors College is comprised both
    of incoming freshmen and qualified
    current students. These students live
    in specific Honors residence halls and
    take at least one honors class a
    semester.
  • The Mariam Cannon Hayes School of
    Music offers instruction in areas such
    as music therapy, theory and
    composition and music performance.
  • The Reich College of Education
    trains future teachers and educational
    specialists in subjects including
    reading education, leadership studies
    and family and consumer sciences. It
    is also the home for the Educational
    Leadership doctorate program.
  • University College houses the
    school’s first-year seminar, Watauga
    Global Community and learning
    assistance program, offering degrees
    including global studies and women’s
    studies.
  • The Walker College of Business has
    instruction in topics including
    marketing, accounting and economics,
    as well as an MBA program.
  • The Cratis D. Williams Graduate
    School administers both certificates
    and graduate degrees in a variety of
    areas.

There are three off-campus ASU centers
offering distance education. These are he
ASU Center at Caldwell in Lenoir, the ASU
Center at Hickory and the ASU center at
Burke in Morganton.

ASU was tapped as a College of the Year in
2001 by Time Magazine and ranked fifth
overall amongst regional public
comprehensive universities in the south,
as well as tenth overall amongst public
and private universities in the south, by
U.S. News & World Report.

Library System

The relatively new – it opened in 2005 –
Carol Grotnes Belk Library &
Information Commons encompasses 165,000
square feet in five stories, as well as
more than 1.8 million bound books and
periodicals, 1.5 million microforms,
24,000 sound recordings and 14,000 videos.

Athletics

ASU’s sports teams, known as the
Mountaineers, compete in Division I of the
National Collegiate Athletic Association
and are members of the Southern
Conference. There are varsity teams in 20
sports. The university is slated to join
the Sun Belt Conference in July 2014.

Financial Aid

More than half of incoming freshmen apply
for financial aid, with more than a
quarter having their needs fully met. ASU
offers loans, grants and scholarships,
including merit-based scholarships such as
ROTC, creative arts and athletics.

General Information

Admission
Office

ASU Box 32004
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2000
Fax: (828) 262-3296

Contact: Paul Hiatt
Director of Admissions
Main
Address

ASU Box 32004
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2000
www.appstate.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 14,561
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 2,781
Degree-seeking undergrads: 14,373

Graduate enrollment: 2,049

Setting
Rural setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus

Degrees
offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application
Fee

College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $50
Online application fee: $50
Enrollment
Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 58%
Percent of students who return for
sophomore year: 87%

College Majors

Architecture
& Related Programs

City/Community/Regional

Planning B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, &
Gender Studies

Appalachian

studies B
Women’s
Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art –
General B
Arts
Management B
Commercial

Photography B
Dance B
Drama/Theater

Arts B
Fine/Studio

Arts B
Graphic
Design B
Industrial

Design B
Interior
Design B
Music –
General Performance B
Music
Management/Merchandising B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biology
B
Ecology
B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Actuarial

Science B
Business
Administration/Management B
Construction

Management B
Finance/Banking

B
Hospitality

Administration/Management B
Insurance/Risk

Management B
International

Business B
Management

Information Systems B
Marketing

Management B

Communications & Journalism
Advertising

B
Communications/Rhetoric

B
Journalism

B
Public
Relations B
Radio/Television

B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer

Science B

Education
Art
Teacher Education B
Biology
Teacher Education B
Business
Teacher Education B
Chemistry

Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance

Teacher Education B
Education

of Learning Disabled B
Elementary

Education B
English
Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer

Sciences – Education B
French
Teacher Education B
Geology,
secondary education B
Health
Teacher Education B
History
Teacher Education B
Junior
High Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool

Education B
Mathematics

Education B
Music
Teacher Education B
Physical
Education B
Physics
Teacher Education B
Social
Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish
Language Teacher Education B
Technology/Industrial

Arts Education B

Engineering Technologies
Solar
Energy B

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child
Development B
Clothing/Apparel/Textile

Studies B
Foods/Nutrition

Studies B

Foreign Language &
Literature

French B
Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Athletic
Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical
Laboratory Science B
Communication

Disorders B
Health
System Administration B
Music
Therapy B
Nursing
(RN) B
Public
Health Education B

History
History
– General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal
Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B
Statistics

B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Global
Studies B

Natural Resources &
Conservation

Environmental

Science B
Environmental

Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise
Sciences B
Parks/Leisure

Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy

B
Religion/Religious

Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry

B
Geology
B
Physics
B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Social
Work B

Security & Protective
Services

Criminal
Justice Studies B

Social Sciences
Anthropology

B
Economics

B
Geography

B
Political

Science/Government B
Sociology

B

Degree
levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee
the accuracy of information on
this page. All information is
subject to change. You should
confirm all information with a
college admissions officer.

Appalachian State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(828) 262-2000
Website:www.appstate.edu/
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www1.cfnc.org/applications/Appalachian_State_University/apply.html?application_id=1537
Address:287 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28608
Setting:32
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:18,295
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):69%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:15,629 (85% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,136
Out-of-state Tuition:$21,652
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:68%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,448

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Appalachian State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Appalachian State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies121
Biological and Biomedical Sciences21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1102
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services111
Education721131
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields11
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics131
Health Professions and Related Programs75
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Library Science1
Mathematics and Statistics21
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies21
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences31
Psychology114
Public Administration and Social Service Professions12
Social Sciences252
Visual and Performing Arts111
Grand total1590411

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Appalachian State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Education315
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs2
Library Science1
Grand total376

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Appalachian State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,136
Out-of-state$21,652
Books and supplies$700

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,721
Out-of-state$20,890

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid2,07868%
Grant or scholarship aid1,18039%$8,448
Student loan aid1,48349%$5,618

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7,42546%$7,605
Federal student loans7,68747%$6,182

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Appalachian State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Appalachian State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants13,2025,3937,809
Percent admitted100%62%73%
Percent admitted who enrolled24%23%24%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Appalachian State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment18,295
Undergraduate enrollment16,595
Graduate enrollment1,700

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Appalachian State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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