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#5 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 16,154 prospective students applied, and 11,221 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,445 enrolled in the school.  17,291 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,817 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $4,242 plus fees of $3,122. ASU is ranked 475 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

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

ASU is rated within the top 45% 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 2020 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
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SAT 1100/1270
ACT 23/28
GPA 4.05
Applications Accepted
69.5% 
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Applications Due Mar 31, 2021
Applicant Competition Low

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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$3,122
Room and Board $8,548
Budget for Other Expenses$2,582
Total One Year Cost$19,194
Out of State Resident Tuition
$19,049
Out of State Costs for Appalachian State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$700
Other Fees$3,122
Room and Board $8,548
Budget for Other Expenses$2,582
Total One Year Cost$34,001

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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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