Appalachian State, a public university, was founded in 1899, designated a Normal School in 1925, became a state Teachers College in 1929 and gained university status in 1967. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Fine and Applied Arts, and the School of Music. Its campuses, totaling 1,100 acres, are located in Boone, 95 miles from Winston-Salem.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
18,555
Undergraduates
8,035
Men - 43.3%
10,521
Women - 56.7%
1,962
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
85% of 21,120 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.96 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math
607 average
560-650 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
615 average
570-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,302
Out-of-state: $39,306
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,970
Out-of-state: $23,974
Room and Board
$11,582
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Freshman Award
$9,269
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,913
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,029
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
9%
10-19
26%
20-29
34%
30-39
16%
40-49
7%
50-99
6%
Over 100
1%
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Boone Population
20,003
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Mountaineer
Sororities
12.5% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
1.8%
Black/African-American
3.3%
Hispanic/Latino
8.3%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.6%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
81.2%
Unknown
0.7%
International Students
0.3% from 60 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
57.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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