Boone, NC
Tuition (in-state)
$18,107 ($6,059)
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4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Appalachian has an extremely diverse campus and it's wonderful! I met and made so many friends of different cultures, ethnic and racial backgrounds while at ASU. Everyone is so friendly and willing to learn and be accepting of others. Many different religions and views, but it doesn't matter. People are so accepting at Appalachian.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Although somewhat lacking in ethnic diversity, we have a very active Multicultural Club, LGBT Center, Women's Center, and many other human rights groups, culminating in the Human Rights Week each year. ASU is certainly a very inviting environment when diversity is present, and many of us study abroad at some point. However, it's just that not very much diversity is present at all times.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: People are generally very accepting here. I wouldn't say it is a very racially diverse campus though.

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.


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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
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
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
Male Faculty
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 72 responses

  • 10% Libertarian
  • 11% Not sure
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 19% Conservative
  • 19% Moderate
  • 29% Liberal
  • 8% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 72 responses

  • 1% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 4% Conservative
  • 33% Moderate
  • 15% Not sure
  • 35% Liberal
  • 11% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 72 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 72 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 73 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.
  • 37% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 59% Very accepting.


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