Diversity

Location
Boone, NC
Undergrads
14,837
Tuition (in-state)
$18,107 ($6,059)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a ton of diversity at Appalachian. You have to be open to it, you never know who you're going to meet and what they're going to believe in. I try to be very accepting of other people's beliefs. I don't necessarily have to believe in what they do or try to force my beliefs on them. I just try to be a good listener and not judgmental.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Diversity on campus is there, but not huge. As you walk around campus you see people from all walks of life, yes, but not as diverse as a lot of other universities.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Walking from one end of the campus to the other, I encounter numerous types of people. Multiple ethnicities and races are easier to differentiate but the people I talk with have all kinds of political, social statuses, religions, and sexual orientations. Having my origins from a less diversified town, it is interesting to experience the numerous differences of people in one university. While walking through the Student Union, there all kinds of clubs and activities that are being showcased. There aren't any doubts that Appalachian's campus is diversified.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Not many people are diverse here, but I would consider a lot of people to be religious at app.

3 College Junior

Diversity: It's an average campus diversity, no one seems out of place, we're all a big family.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 119th
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  • 769th
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  • 1278th
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Facts & Statistics

African American
3%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
3%
International
1%
Native American
0%
White
87%
Unknown
2%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
11%
Common States of Residence
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 36%
20-21: 38%
22-24: 19%
25+: 7%
Female Faculty
47%
Male Faculty
53%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 2%
Asian American: 1%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 3%
Native American: 1%
White: 89%
Unknown: 0%

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 71 responses

  • 10% Libertarian
  • 10% Not sure
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 20% Conservative
  • 20% Moderate
  • 30% Liberal
  • 8% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 71 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 4% Conservative
  • 34% Moderate
  • 15% Not sure
  • 35% Liberal
  • 11% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 71 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 70 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 72 responses

  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 4% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 38% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 58% Very accepting.

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