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Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 79%
Applicants who took ACT: 75%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 34%
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+: 40%
ACT score 24-29: 60%
ACT score 30-36: 11%
ACT score 24+: 71%
Students applied: 13,083
Students admitted: 8,684
Admission rate: 66%
Students per faculty: 16
4-year graduation rate: 46%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 16,290
Full-time enrolled men: 7,112
Full-time enrolled women: 8,239
Part-time enrolled men: 399
Part-time enrolled women: 540
Freshmen retained: 86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $4,159
Fees (in state): $2,977
Tuition (out of state): $18,675
Fees (out of state): $2,977
Room and board: $8,100
Est. book expense: $700
Total cost (in state): $15,936
Total cost (out of state): $30,452
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$7,698
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$13,130
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$22,214
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$27,646
Average debt at graduation: $22,696

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 71%
Average need-based aid: $8,238
Average non-need-based aid: $2,806

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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