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Best Values in Colleges

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Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)


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Appalachian State University is ranked 39 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 180 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 87%
Applicants who took ACT 64%

SAT Verbal Score

700+4%
600-69926%
600+30%

SAT Math Score

700+3%
600-69929%
600+32%

ACT Score

30-3611%
24-2969%
24+80%

Students applied13,673
Students admitted8,992
Admission rate66%

Students per faculty16

4-year graduation rate42%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$3,772
Fees$2,781
Room and board$7,675
Estimated book expense$700
Total cost$14,928

Cost after need-based aid$7,372
Cost after non-need-based aid$12,248

Average debt at graduation$20,467

Out of State

Tuition$16,939
Fees$2,781
Room and board$7,675
Estimated book expense$700
Total cost$28,095

Cost after need-based aid$20,539
Cost after non-need-based aid$25,415

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met77%
Average need-based aid$7,556
Average non-need-based aid$2,680

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment16,025

Full-Time

Men7,141
Women7,974

Part-Time

Men358
Women552

Freshmen retained87%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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