Appalachian State University

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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
[email protected]
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

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