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Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 84%
Applicants who took ACT: 70%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 33%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 5%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 38%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 37%
SAT I Math score 700+: 3%
SAT I Math score 600+: 41%
ACT score 24-29: 65%
ACT score 30-36: 9%
ACT score 24+: 74%
Students applied: 13,506
Students admitted: 8,463
Admission rate: 63%
Students per faculty: 16
4-year graduation rate: 44%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 16,255
Full-time enrolled men: 7,156
Full-time enrolled women: 8,156
Part-time enrolled men: 350
Part-time enrolled women: 593
Freshmen retained: 88%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $3,961
Fees (in state): $2,891
Tuition (out of state): $17,786
Fees (out of state): $2,891
Room and board: $7,845
Est. book expense: $700
Total cost (in state): $15,397
Total cost (out of state): $29,222
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$7,340
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$12,629
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$21,165
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$26,454
Average debt at graduation: $21,693

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 67%
Average need-based aid: $8,057
Average non-need-based aid: $2,768

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

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