Appalachian State University

287 Rivers St, Boone, NC
4-year
Large

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Questions and Answers about Appalachian State University

Sasha D.
2 months ago
What kind of scholarships does Appalachian State University offer to graduate students?
Lauren T.
2 months ago
What hands on learning is available to support the sports medicine program at ASU?
Regal J.
3 months ago
Is there an active auxiliary dance team that performs with the marching band?
Regal J.
3 months ago
What can students do on weekends that stay at campus and have free time from school?
Regal J.
3 months ago
Is increasing student and faculty racial diversity a priority at Appalachian State University?
Paul C.
3 months ago
What are your strongest majors and what programs do you offer to support them?

Majors offered at Appalachian State University

Biggest majors
Psychology, General
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness
Biology, General

Academics at Appalachian State University

1100-1270
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
23-28
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Selectivity
Less Selective (69% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Appalachian State University demographics

83% White
6% Hispanic
4% Black
4% Multiracial
2% Asian
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Common careers for Appalachian State University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer73k
Software Developer71k
Executive Director58k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)55k
Data Analyst54k
Marketing Manager49k
Graphic Designer41k
Based on 11,382 student responses
48.1kAvg. Early Career Pay
84.2kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
48%in High-Meaning careers
9%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University financial aid

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Student reviews of Appalachian State University

by Bold.org students

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Recommended by

92% of students

Known for

Beautiful campus
Access to outdoor activities
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Safe campus
McEwen Thornton
Advocacy And Activism
Playwriting
Singing
Dance + 4 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I have really loved attending this school for the past two years and have found a great support system. I'm an out-of-state student, so finding where I belonged was so important to me.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I really don't enjoy the food at the dining halls. Some days it is good and other days I prefer to eat out or at small cafes on campus.

Korinne Szagola
Business And Entrepreneurship
Crocheting
Gardening
Baking + 1 other

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The community can feel very welcoming. The campus is also really beautiful with cool architectural buildings.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some of the people here aren't that nice. I've heard of some racism here with little minority going here.

Logan Garmon
Education
Teaching
Sports
Soccer + 1 other

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

The food in the dining hall was amazing, and the convenience stores on campus were also super helpful. Overall had a very good experience despite covid. Great Atmosphere.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Covid sucked, parking wasn't too bad, a little bit cold sometimes, but what do you expect.

Audrey Gay
Tutoring
Reading
American Sign Language (ASL)
Psychology

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I enjoy the environment and the calmness that comes with being in the mountains. I have enjoyed my classes as well as what I have learned from student-led organizations.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It can be very difficult to make friends on such a large campus. The dining hall food can be somewhat inconsistent but usually decent.

Ashton Grant
Electric Guitar
Drawing And Illustration
Songwriting

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

For prospective students wanting to be more immersed in the social realms of college, this is the place for you. Appalachian State University is a place for all people to be immersed in their college life and even more importantly the life of Appalachia. There are so many options to explore here as well as having so many places to explore not even ten miles away. For adventures and students alike, this is the place for you.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

This is a place settled in the mountains of Appalachia, so if the cold is not for you then this might not be a good suit as the fall into winter months can be cold and snow-filled.

Hope Lessig
Cooking
Baking
Exercise And Fitness
Architecture

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

So far, Appalachian State University has given me a fair college experience. The university gives students many opportunities to connect, whether it be for social or educational purposes. As for any college, it is smart to research your professors before taking their courses. I found that it is also more beneficial if you take in-person or hybrid courses. Online courses are sometimes asynchronous and some students find them difficult to keep up with.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Prospective students should be aware of the lack of diversity on campus.

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