Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)


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Appalachian State University is ranked 71 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 167 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 79%
Applicants who took ACT 75%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+5%
600-69934%
600+38%

SAT Math Score

700+3%
600-69937%
600+40%

ACT Score

30-3611%
24-2960%
24+71%

Students applied13,083
Students admitted8,684
Admission rate66%

Students per faculty16

4-year graduation rate46%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$4,159
Fees$2,977
Room and board$8,100
Estimated book expense$700
Total cost$15,936

Cost after need-based aid$7,698
Cost after non-need-based aid$13,130

Average debt at graduation$22,696

Out of State

Tuition$18,675
Fees$2,977
Room and board$8,100
Estimated book expense$700
Total cost$30,452

Cost after need-based aid$22,214
Cost after non-need-based aid$27,646

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$36,400

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met71%
Average need-based aid$8,238
Average non-need-based aid$2,806

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment16,290

Full-Time

Men7,112
Women8,239

Part-Time

Men399
Women540

Freshmen retained86%

# - 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 (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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