Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeA
Appalachian State University is ...
NCAA Division I-A
Sun Belt Conference
Appalachian State University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.127 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.123 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.123 responses
Most Popular Majors
Kinesiology and Exercise Science190 Graduates
Business Administration and Management176 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies160 Graduates
Elementary Education156 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services111 Graduates
Political Science and Government105 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.179 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.207 responses
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After Appalachian State University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.91 responses
- Very Good852
Appstate is one of the best colleges in North Carolina. We have an awesome football team, incredible students, very passionate teachers, wonderful Greek life, which I get to be a part of and give back to my community, and most importantly, the education that you recive while you are at appstate is top notch and worth the work. What makes my school so unique is that in everything that we do sustainable development is at the root of it all. I've learned all about SD and how I can make our world a better place with its principles. I've made great friends through Greek life and good connections with my teachers that I know will be valuable resources to me in the future. Over all my experience so far at App State has been awesome!
- College Sophomore
- 6 months ago
At Appalachian State our football team is definitely the biggest sports involvement we have on our campus. Our team has recently moved to a new conference, and has done really well this past fall. The school spirit for this team is incredible, and the wonderful stadium is always packed with Mountaineer fans on gameday! I would say that basketball is highly underrated, as the games are always very empty, which shouldn't be the case, because our team has been decent in the past. For some reason basketball just isn't a popular sport to watch at App.
- College Senior
- 7 months ago
I can answer this question first hand because I am a participant in Greek life and see all the good things we do for our community. Greek life it's very different at App State than it is at other large university's because although we compete between each other, we work together more and never bad talk another sorority. We try to lift each other up in everything we do, and help one another out with community service and fundraising. We all live in a sorority hotel close to campus with each floor being a different sorority. I have a lot of friends that are in Greek life and some that are not. Those who are not in Greek life view us in a good light!
- College Sophomore
- 6 months ago