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Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)


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Appalachian State University is ranked 28 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 133 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 84%
Applicants who took ACT 70%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+5%
600-69933%
600+38%

SAT Math Score

700+3%
600-69937%
600+41%

ACT Score

30-369%
24-2965%
24+74%

Students applied13,506
Students admitted8,463
Admission rate63%

Students per faculty16

4-year graduation rate44%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$3,961
Fees$2,891
Room and board$7,845
Estimated book expense$700
Total cost$15,397

Cost after need-based aid$7,340
Cost after non-need-based aid$12,629

Average debt at graduation$21,693

Out of State

Tuition$17,786
Fees$2,891
Room and board$7,845
Estimated book expense$700
Total cost$29,222

Cost after need-based aid$21,165
Cost after non-need-based aid$26,454

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$36,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met67%
Average need-based aid$8,057
Average non-need-based aid$2,768

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment16,255

Full-Time

Men7,156
Women8,156

Part-Time

Men350
Women593

Freshmen retained88%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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