Appalachian State University

2,201 reviews
  1. Boone, NC
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Appalachian State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
287 Rivers St
Boone, NC 28608

Appalachian State University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
SAT Range
1060-1240
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$11,508/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,671/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,545/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,870/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,266/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,782/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.81 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.79 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,312Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
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  • Unique
    64%
  • Good students
    16%
  • Different
    14%
  • Nice
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.137 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.161 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Freaking awesome!
    29%
  • A wonderful opportunity
    27%
  • Great
    22%
  • Wonderful location and filled with free-thinkers
    11%
  • Amazing
    4%
  • Meh
    4%
  • Terrible
    2%

After Appalachian State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.40 responses

Reviews

2,201 reviews
  • Excellent
    374
  • Very Good
    834
  • Average
    791
  • Poor
    126
  • Terrible
    53
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  • Sophomore
  • 9 hours ago
I love not only the scenery but the atmosphere at App State. All of the people are super nice and helpful with anything you could possibly need. As a music major, all of my professors are amazing. They know exactly how to help you and they are so amazing and knowledgeable.
  • Freshman
  • 18 days ago
App State is a great school, but Boone is a small town so its not for everyone. There is only a Walmart and a few grocery stores-no nicer 'big box' stores. I honestly miss the conveniences of living in a bigger town.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago