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Consistently listed among the top 15 southern universities by U.S. News and World Report and a best value by Forbes and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazines.
Student learning and student success come from a challenging academic curriculum, active classroom environments and close collaboration between faculty members and students on scholarly activities. A strong emphasis on undergraduate research, international experiences, interdisciplinary connections and measurable learning outcomes that assess student progress are at the core of Appalachian’s academic activities.
At Appalachian, students learn to adapt to new environments, integrate knowledge from diverse sources and continue learning throughout their lives. An emphasis on community service, internships, campus involvement and cultural and recreational activities creates a lively, energetic and engaging campus environment where learning can take place both inside and outside the classroom.
|Total Undergraduate Students||15,712|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||37||<1%|
|African American / Black||449||3%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||11||<1%|
|Two or More Races||332||2%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||316||2%|
|Where do Appalachian undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||8%|
|How old are Appalachian undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||7%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||24 - 28|
|Math||23 - 27||540 - 620|
|English||23 - 28|
|Critical Reading||520 - 620|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||56%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||90%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||85%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.99|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||99%|
The cost to attend Appalachian State University varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||16 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||73%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||92%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||898|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||47%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||11%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||100%|
99% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
37% of all undergraduates live on campus
Appalachian State University works hard to ensure a safe and secure learning, living and working environment on its campus. The safety of our students, faculty and staff is very important to us and it is our goal to foster and support a culture and climate of safety, respect, trust, open communication and emotional support for all. To that end, we have established a Safety and Security Council to coordinate and promote all safety and security programs on campus. The Council uses an all hazard committee structure to assess and advance a security and safety culture on campus. Our three year crime statistics can be found in the below annual report.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Appalachian State University in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.||18%|
|VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.||7%|
|Links to degree programs at Appalachian State University|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 88%