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Appalachian State University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University

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Appalachian State University Description:

Appalachian State University is a public university located in in Boone, North Carolina. The university frequently ranks well among best value colleges because of its strong academic programs and relatively low tuition. The university offers 140 major programs through its six colleges and schools. Appalachian State has a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 25. The university has higher retention and graduation rates than the majority of schools in the North Carolina system. In athletics, the Appalachian State Mountaineers compete in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 17,589 (15,712 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,462 (in-state); $18,670 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $700 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,160
  • Other Expenses: $4,736
  • Total Cost: $19,058 (in-state); $31,266 (out-of-state)

Appalachian State University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 65%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 35%
    • Loans: 46%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,237
    • Loans: $5,380

Scholarships for Appalachian State (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Criminal Justice Studies, Elementary Education, English, Finance, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 14%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 40%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Appalachian State University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.appstate.edu/about/strategic_plan.pdf

"Established in 1899 as Watauga Academy, Appalachian State University has evolved into a preeminent university located in a unique, rural mountain environment. As a member of the University of North Carolina, Appalachian's fundamental mission is to discover, create, transmit, and apply knowledge to address the needs of individuals and society. This mission is achieved by providing undergraduate students a rigorous liberal education that emphasizes transferable skills and preparation for professional careers; offering graduate students distinctive, relevant programs; maintaining a faculty whose members serve as excellent teachers and scholarly mentors for their students and who produce high levels of scholarship and creative activities. Appalachian recognizes that the success of the university depends upon the achievement and cooperation of a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff and strives to implement policies and allocate resources accordingly. We accept our responsibility to be actively involved in addressing the educational, economic, cultural, and societal needs of the changing region, state, nation, and world. As a publicly funded institution, Appalachian is committed to accomplishing its initiatives through efficient and effective resource utilization."

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