Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)


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Appalachian State University is ranked 29 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 111 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 76%
Applicants who took ACT 77%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+5%
600-69930%
600+35%

SAT Math Score

700+3%
600-69934%
600+37%

ACT Score

30-3610%
24-2960%
24+70%

Students applied13,202
Students admitted9,020
Admission rate68%

Students per faculty16

4-year graduation rate49%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$4,242
Fees$3,061
Room and board$8,174
Estimated book expense$700
Total cost$16,177

Cost after need-based aid$6,324
Cost after non-need-based aid$12,625

Average debt at graduation$22,058

Out of State

Tuition$19,049
Fees$3,061
Room and board$8,174
Estimated book expense$700
Total cost$30,984

Cost after need-based aid$21,131
Cost after non-need-based aid$27,432

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$36,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met68%
Average need-based aid$9,853
Average non-need-based aid$3,552

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment16,595

Full-Time

Men7,014
Women8,528

Part-Time

Men432
Women621

Freshmen retained87%

# - 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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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