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Founded in 1899, Appalachian State University. is a Public college. Located in North Carolina, which is a city setting in North Carolina, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 16,595 full time undergraduate students, and 1,700 full time graduate students.
The Appalachian State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 951 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Appalachian State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at ASU are considered Selective, with ,140% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 24 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
90% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 55% were in the top quarter, and 18% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Appalachian State University.
236 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.
193 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
250 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.
249 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.
251 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.
251 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.
252 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.
253 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.
130 Students rated Appalachian State University
I love it, it is a great community where everyone is o friendly and nice. And there is a gorgeous setting right herein Appalachia. The education students receive here is one of the best with a medium class size so you can ask questions but are not over powered by a storm of other people.
Appalachian State University has something for everybody. As many know, it is one of the top schools in the country for anyone wanting to go into Education, and there a hundreds of other programs of study that are just as incredible. Us Mountaineers live for our football, and the gameday atmosphere here in Boone is unbeatable. As with any other school, App has its things it could work on. Dining hall food is not the best, and it can be difficult to break into friend groups that come here together from high school. However, there are thousands of new people attending every single year, so you always have the chance to make new friends.
I’m a campus visitor but I loved the environment when I went to visit and it’s such a beautiful place. There seem to be lots of opportunities and extracurricular activities that you can do. The price of this college is very nice and it even included textbooks! I can’t wait to go here!
Loved every minute of my 4 years! Professors were awesome. Football program has really come alive and was always incredibly fun to be a part of a winning program. My education fully prepared me for my career of choice and I had no trouble getting hired fresh out of school.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Appalachian State University is 68%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Thus far in my college experience, I've been overcome with the realization of responsibilty while living on your own. I've had to learn to balance my time between school and play. It's been challenging, but i've already learned my valueable lessons, even outside the class room. I've learned how to live/deal with others. I've learned that it's ok to switch your major up, this time is for me to figure out what I'll be doing for the rest of my life, or at least have a general idea. There is no rush to automatically know exactly where i'll be in the next 10 years. I've learned to be spontanious and just roll with what pops up in my life. Patience is an attruibute that I am beginning to form. I've learned that life is not all about you. Other students are here going to college to further their learning too, it's ok to compliment your classmates, and let them know that they are doing a great job at what they do. College is an adventure that we're all apart of. I have learned a lot.
Appalachian State is a smaller school that provides a well-rounded education, looking out for the students best interest and learning experience.
Classmates are greatly into outdoor activities and being very socialable
The worst thing about my school, boy that's a hard one. Nothing I can say except I've heard that last year the snow was unbearable and brought things to a stand still for the first time in many years. I like the snow but not on that level. I hope this year will not be as bad.
Our school is best known for our fantastic football team, great mountains for skiing, and excellent academics. I love the location of our university because it has some of the best places for sight seeing in the United States. The professors here are amazing and are always encouraging and willing to help in every way possible. The campus facilities are beautiful and this campus is definitely what I envisioned when I thought about college during my younger years.
I wish I had known how difficult it can be to adjust every few hours to different teaching styles. You may have one professor that lectures the entire time and your next professor may have class discussions and projects. You might even have an instructor who has class discussions and projects online, so the class only meets a few times during the semester. It can get pretty tricky keeping your mind in order at first, but it keeps you on your toes at the same time.
Someone who is open to learn about new people and activities should attend Appalachian State University. Everyone here is part of a giant family so we all feel welcome. Someone who is good at interacting with other people should definitely apply here, as well.
The friendliness of the campus, is unlike any other campus I've ever been on. After touring many of the state schools like NC State, UNC, and UNCG, I fell in love with Appalachian. I don't go through a single day of school without someone holding the door for me, or saying "bless you" when I sneeze. Outside of polite gestures, its just a very unthreatening environment. No one is stared at because of their appearance, or if they decide to start dancing alone in the middle of Sanford Mall. If anything you usually gain an interested audience!
Appalachian State University offers something for everyone. The athelete, the artist, the partier, etc...everyone has something to do. Shopping, skiing, football, basketball, studying, hiking, etc...something to do for everyone. Within 25 miles you go from the mountains to a city and all the things to go and do.
Someone who doesn't appreciate nature. Appalachian is a beautiful campus and should be admired for its natural beauty. If someone cannot appreciate the majesty of the mountains, they should not attend Appalachian State University.
Honestly its walking to class in the snow. Having late classes I can barely see and I'm rushing, trying not to fall, back up the hill so I can get to my dorm where its warm.
How Green our school is, when it comes to the enviornment we are one of the best schools I know. I also brag about our football team. We are the 3 time winning NCAA national champions and we are one our way four our fourth in a row. Our team beat Michigan State University. Wealso have a great music program.
Relatively small class sizes, so you get more personal attention. The programs are a joke, general education is stupid (so says the faculty) and it's very laid back. Not a place for very serious students.
I don't think there is one group that is really more popular than another. Everything has its following and fandom, but they are all about equal. Obviously sporting events are huge (it is the south after all!).
Small town school= small town mentality. A PhD doesn't change that. AppState is backwoods Appalachian culture to a T.
There are the stoners there, but in my opinion theres just as many at Appalachian than any other big school. Also, I heard how nice the people were here, and that I have found to be 100% true. Something about these mountain people and their way of life make it a great place to live!
To a degree, yes. Cut to the chase, my freshman year, I had just moved in and a couple days later I see guys out at a picnic with a bong. And there's been a number of drugs busts on campus and in the apartments nearby in the past year.
As for outdoors, I believe this is pretty accurate in the sense that the school focuses more on that area than anything else.
Personally, I could care less about football here.
That its made up of all hippie/outdoor kids.
Football football football. Yay, we beat Michigan 4 years ago. You'd think the world was going to end. But now lets spend millions of tution and fee money to upgrade stadiums and jump to a different division. Clearly these people never considered big fish little pond vs. little fish big pond situations.
In State tuition, far away from parents in the mountains. 18 year olds are young, rebellious, and stupid.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
68% of students
attending Appalachian State University receive some sort of financial aid.
27% were awarded federal grants.
While 48% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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