Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina
4-year Public university


Appalachian State University is a public institution established in 1899 with ruralo setting located at Boone. It is ranked 9 in Regional Universities South in 2018 edition of Best Colleges.It practices semester-based academic calendar. Appalachian State also offers several opportunities for students to learn outside of the classroom, from the Center of Entrepreneurship to the WASU student radio station. Students can join a fraternity or sorority and pick from many clubs, as well as attend events from the stacked Appalachian arts calendar. Appalachian also gives students a chance to plan events through the Appalachian Popular Programming Society, whose members organize and promote film screenings, concerts and other activities for their peers.

#9th in Regional Universities South
Location Boone, North Carolina
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1899
Selectivity Low
Size Large
17,017 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $7,214
Outstate Tuition Fee $22,021
Room and Board Fees $8,304
$36,800 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


68% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$65 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
4.05 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

75 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

first language is English or high school program was taught in English

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$9,886 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$9,777 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $34,006
94% Students with need received Financial Aid
68% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Wilson Scholars Program
Total Worth full institutional costs (tuition, fees, room and board, book rental), including out-of-state fees, as well as an annual $2,500 Experiential scholarship
Eligibility first year students
Minimum Criteria excellent academic records, a demonstrated history of service and leadership
Requirement for maintenance based upon an acceptable grade point average
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Chancellor’s Scholar
Total Worth Full institutional costs for eight semesters, which include: tuition, fees, book rental, and room and board
Eligibility first year students
Minimum Criteria A background of superior academic ability based on active, involved learning; competitive SAT (ACT) scores
Requirement for maintenance a maintained 3.45 academic average
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Academic Excellence Scholarship
Total Worth $10,000 over four years
Eligibility incoming first-year student or transfer student
Minimum Criteria average high school GPA of 4.39, an average SAT of 1292 and an average ACT score of 29
Requirement for maintenance a 3.0 cumulative GPA
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Hayes Young Artist Scholarship
Total Worth $7,500
Details One entering first-year music major each year is awarded a $7,500 renewable scholarship and is selected on the basis of an exceptional first audition and for being selected as the Hayes Young Artist Scholar.
AppalPIE Scholarship Program
Total Worth $2,500 per year
Details Supported through donor commitments for the four-year term. The program is unique as it features, and fosters, the establishment of a relationship between the donor and recipient during the scholarship period.


17,017 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Large
89% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
74% Students graduate within 6 years