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#7 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina

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Overview

Student Population
19,108
Appalachian State University overview
Location Boone, North Carolina
Online appstate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Appalachian State University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Boone, North Carolina, Appalachian State University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 16,664 prospective students applied, and 12,800 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,501 enrolled in the school.  17,291 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,817 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $4,242 plus fees of $3,167. ASU is ranked 510 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
8/10
Value

ASU is rated within the top 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Appalachian State University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
Appalachian State University overview
SAT 1100/1270
ACT 22/28
GPA 4.05
Applications Accepted
76.8% 
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Applications Due Mar 31, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

North Carolina Resident Tuition
$4,242
In State Costs for Appalachian State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$700
Other Fees$3,167
Room and Board $8,826
Budget for Other Expenses$2,780
Total One Year Cost$19,715
Out of State Resident Tuition
$19,049
Out of State Costs for Appalachian State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$700
Other Fees$3,167
Room and Board $8,826
Budget for Other Expenses$2,780
Total One Year Cost$34,522

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$41,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
65% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Appalachian State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Education 17%
Communication 8%
Social Sciences 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=197869 IPEDS survey data for Appalachian State University.

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