Appalachian State University

2,210 reviews
  1. Boone, NC
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.127 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.123 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.123 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 91 responses
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  • Unique
    70%
  • Good students
    12%
  • Different
    8%
  • Nice
    5%
  • Caring, loving, and free-thinking
    2%
  • Average
    1%
  • Hard working, driven sustainable thinkers
    1%

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.179 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.207 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 94 responses
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  • Freaking awesome!
    23%
  • A wonderful opportunity
    22%
  • Great
    18%
  • Wonderful location and filled with free-thinkers
    16%
  • Amazing
    11%
  • Meh
    4%
  • Community
    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%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.91 responses

Reviews

2,210 reviews
  • Excellent
    387
  • Very Good
    846
  • Average
    797
  • Poor
    127
  • Terrible
    53
Most class sizes are under 30 people, which is amazing for a university of 20,000 students. Most professors are really personable; I've had dinner at some of my professor's homes! All professors are experts in their fields, too. My oceanology professor takes yearly research trips to Antarctica to do groundbreaking research. I've had a couple of lecture classes, but many of my classes have been discussion-based. There are so many options to take, too; fulfilling gen ed requirements is actually pretty fun, because there are a lot of different classes to choose from.
  • College Junior
  • 10 months ago
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
  • 4 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
  • 5 months ago