Boone, NC 28608 828-262-2120
About Appalachian State University
  • Year of Foundation 1899
  • Size of Campus 1300 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor's , Master's, Post-Bachelor's,Post-Master's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 12,986
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 52%, 48%, 9%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $2,961
  • Room and Board $6,600
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 14,698
Established in 1899 as Watauga Academy, Appalachian State University has evolved into a preeminent university located in a unique, rural mountain environment. As a member of the University of North Carolina, Appalachian's fundamental mission is to discover, create, transmit, and apply knowledge to address the needs of individuals and society. This mission is achieved by providing undergraduate students a rigorous liberal education that emphasizes transferable skills and preparation for professional careers; offering graduate students distinctive, relevant programs; maintaining a faculty whose members serve as excellent teachers and scholarly mentors for their students and who produce high levels of scholarship and creative activities. Appalachian recognizes that the success of the University depends upon the achievement and cooperation of a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff and strives to implement policies and allocate resources accordingly. We accept our responsibility to be actively involved in addressing the educational, economic, cultural, and societal needs of the changing region, state, nation, and world.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 9%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association; ASU Native American Council; Asian Student Association; Hispanic Student Association; International Friendship Association; NAACP Student Chapter; Black Student Association
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 15
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus APPS entertainment events, Diversity Celebration, Asian Festival, Polar Plunge
  • Number of students in fraternities 15
  • Percent students who are frat members 8%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi; Alpha Kappa Delta; Alpha Psi Omega; Appalachian Honors Association; Beta Alpha Psi; Beta Beta Beta; Beta Gamma Sigma; Chi Sigma Iota; Epsilon Pi Tau; Gamma Beta Phi; Gamma Epsilon Tau; Gamma Sigma Alpha; Kappa Kappa Psi; Kappa Omicron Nu; Nation
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 9
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Alliance Bible Fellowship, Appalachian Christian Fellowship, Baptist Student Union, Campus Christian Fellowship, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Campus Ministry, Chi Alpha Omega, Dancing for Jesus, Fellowship of Christi
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Distance to nearest bus Boone, NC (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Charlotte, NC (100), Greensboro, NC (100)
  • Distance to nearest train Greensboro, NC (100)
Student Housing
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (83%), women's dorms (8%), men's dorms (7%), sorority housing, apartments for married students, special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students, other housing options (2%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 84%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 17%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 1%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 18
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 14%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 1%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 38%
Campus Services
  • Museums Appalachian Cultural Museum, Turchin Center for Visual Arts, Dark Sky Observatory
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 100
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of e-books 56,359
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Books in Library 917,360
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 52
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 78,477
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,500
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Microforms 1,518,256
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control
  • Library Facilities Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Subscriptions 5,543
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 0
Student Employment and Career
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 15%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 1 year 70%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 3,500
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village