App State

Appalachian State University

287 Rivers St, Boone, United States
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  • Total Documents
    4,573
  • Class Notes
    3,575
  • Textbook Notes
    318
  • Study Guides
    674
  • Currently Enrolled
    2,502
  • Previously Enrolled
    2,446

Overview of Appalachian State University (App State)

About this school

Appalachian State, a public university, was founded in 1899, designated a Normal School in 1925, became a state Teachers College in 1929 and gained university status in 1967. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Fine and Applied Arts, and the School of Music. Its campuses, totaling 1,100 acres, are located in Boone, 95 miles from Winston-Salem.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:17,017
    • Men:7,593 Men (44.6%)
    • Women:9,424 Women (55.4%)

Location

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Admission Information (App State)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Appalachian State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
287 Rivers Street
City, State, Zip
Boone, NC 28608
Phone
(828) 262-2000
Fax
(828) 262-3296
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins January 25
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
70% of 14,049 applicants were admitted
Women
74% of 8,382 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 5,667 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,132 (42%) of 9,826 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,344 (38%) of 6,204 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,788 (49%) of 3,622 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
4.20
375 And Above
87%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
3%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99
-
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
540-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
37%
• Score 500 - 600
53%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
45%
• Score 500 - 600
44%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
12%
• Score 24 - 29
63%
• Score 18 - 23
25%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (App State)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,303|Out-of-state: $22,110 (38.12%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,174 (42.67%)
  • Other Expenses: - $700 (3.65%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,981 (15.56%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Appalachian State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002906
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,830 (85.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,811 (64.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,664 (91.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
277 (16.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$9,021
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,279 (76.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,072
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,271 (76.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,476
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 87 (5.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
108 (3.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,033

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
11,560 (72.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,578 (74.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,038 (93.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,177 (14.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$9,569
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,236 (77.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,930
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,281 (78.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,246
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 255 (3.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
625 (3.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,198

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
56%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,855
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (App State)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


966

Part-Time Faculty


364

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


72%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 34% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 16% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 40% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,034,994
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2280
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Appalachian State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


88.8%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


51.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


70.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


73.5%

Programs & Majors (App State)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (87)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Commercial Photography
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science and Technology, Other
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Solar Energy Technology/Technician
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (60)


  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Child Development
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Gerontology
  • Health Psychology
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Affairs
  • Library Science
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nutrition
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Romance Languages
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Sustainable Development
  • Taxation
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Campus Life (App State)

Location & Geography

Population


18,211

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


489 acres

Weather


Temperature
29.6 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Hickory
Nearest Train Station
120 mile(s) from campus in Greensboro

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


33% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


67%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Mountaineer
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Appalachian State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, health professions club, national society of leadership and success, appalachian educators, national society of collegiate scholars, app sits meditation club

Sororities


12% of women participate

Fraternities


9% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


16,071

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
17,017
Women
9,424
Men
7,593

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.8% Asian
  • 3.6% Black/African-American
  • 5.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 83.5% White
  • 1.2% Unknown

International Students


0.8% from 83 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


1,794

Student Resources (App State)

Study resources