About Appalachian State University
On Campus Housing
Appalachian State University is a public university with its headquarters at Boone, North Carolina. The university’s well-structured syllabus and focused teaching methods help the students with the quality to contribute meaningfully as global citizens of a dynamic century. The university is always appreciating of inclusive nature that promotes a spirit to acquire knowledge while bringing people together to act holistically for the benefit of others. The university was established in 1899 and has since acknowledged the inevitability to be globally engaged not just globally aware.
The acceptance rate of the university is 68%.
The retention rate is 87% for full-time students and 100% for part-time students.
There are a total of 18,295 students enrolled in which 16,487 are full-time students and 1,808 are part-time enrollments.
The student-faculty ratio is 16:1.
The total graduation rate is 72%.
Online Education at Appalachian State University
The university provides 61 online programs across 10 disciplines. Appalachian State University majors include Business Management, Nursing, Public Administration, Health Sciences, Human Services, Education, Media Studies, Sociology, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Science programs.
The university provides fully online and hybrid online programs.
The university uses the Moodle online learning management program through AsULearn services to facilitate online classes and to provide an interactive learning experience for online students.
Student reviews about the university are mentioned below.
- It is one of the most beautiful campuses in North Carolina. The cultural and ethnic diversity is commendable. The staff is friendly.
Classes are small in size enabling effective interaction with the professors.
The college experience is amazing. Professors are sincerely interested in seeing the students succeed.
The university is ranked at number 318 among 'Top Colleges' and number 106 among 'Public Colleges' by Forbes.
It is also ranked 180th among 'America’s Best Midsize Employers' and 205th in 'America’s Best Value Colleges'.
According to US News, the college ranks 8th in 'South Regional Universities' and 5th in 'Best Colleges for Veterans'.
US News also ranks the university 2nd in 'Best Undergraduate Teaching'.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$61,267 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Financial support is provided by the university to students who need them. These aids are given in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study options. Students can utilize this for paying fees and meeting other educational expenses. The eligibility criteria for different aids depends on academic performance, financial backgrounds, and other factors. Eligible students who wish to opt for this facility should fill in the FAFSA form. Applachian State University federal school code is 002906.
Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS loan and Federal Work-Study program are provided as Federal Aids.
State Aids provided include the North Carolina Need-Based Grant and North Carolina Merit-Based Grant.
Military Aids such as Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance Program is provided.
Institutional Aids include Academic Excellence Scholarship, Alumni Memorial Scholarship, Plemmons Leadership Scholarship, Chancellor’s Scholar and Diversity Scholars Program.