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Appalachian State University

Boone, NC
#9

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Appalachian State University, founded in 1899, is a public institution residing on 1,300 rural acres in Boone, North Carolina. The school offers about 185 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs through its eight colleges and schools. Notable Appalachian State University alumni include Stephen Dubner, coauthor of the international bestseller Freakonomics.

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Quick Facts


Boone, NC 28608

2014-2015 Tuition

$19,720 Tuition and Fees

Students

16025 undergraduate students
47% male / 53% female

Admission

March 15 application deadline
65.8% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1899

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Food Science and Technology, Other, Computer Science, Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities, Elementary Education and Teaching, Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching, Art Teacher Education, Business Teacher Education, English/Language Arts Teacher Education, Health Teacher Education, Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education, Mathematics Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, History Teacher Education, Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other, Solar Energy Technology/Technician, Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other, Child Development, Apparel and Textiles, General, English Language and Literature, General, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Ecology, Mathematics, General, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, International/Global Studies, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Social Work, Anthropology, Economics, General, Geography, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Area Studies, Other, Women's Studies, Dance, General, Industrial and Product Design, Commercial Photography, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Music Performance, General, Fine and Studio Arts Management, Music Management, Communication Sciences and Disorders, General, Health/Health Care Administration/Management, Athletic Training/Trainer, Public Health Education and Promotion, Music Therapy/Therapist, Dietetics/Dietitian, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Finance, General, Hospitality Administration/Management, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Management Information Systems, General, Actuarial Science, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, Insurance, Construction Management, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Journalism, Radio and Television, Public Relations/Image Management, Advertising

Minors Offered

Computer Science, Educational/Instructional Technology, Special Education and Teaching, General, College Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Business Teacher Education, Health Teacher Education, Industrial Technology/Technician, Linguistics, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Latin Language and Literature, Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other, Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General, Child Development, Apparel and Textiles, General, English Language and Literature, General, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Statistics, General, Army JROTC/ROTC, Environmental Studies, Gerontology, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, International/Global Studies, Holocaust and Related Studies, Ancient Studies/Civilization, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Social Work, Anthropology, Economics, General, Geography, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Area Studies, Other, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Gay/Lesbian Studies, Dance, General, Commercial Photography, Graphic Design, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, Communication Sciences and Disorders, General, Health/Health Care Administration/Management, Public Health Education and Promotion, Dietetics/Dietitian, Business/Commerce, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Operations Management and Supervision, Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, Accounting, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Management Information Systems, General, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, Construction Management, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 16,025
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 15,023
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 817
Percent of male undergraduates: 47%
Percent of female undergraduates: 53%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), wrestling
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 3 4 8
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 1 1 1
Aggravated assault 1 0 0
Burglary 21 11 17
Motor vehicle theft 1 2 0
Arson 1 0 2
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 2 4 7
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 9 1 14
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 1 0 2
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 1 0 0
Burglary 4 3 2
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 4 1
Drug law violations 123 140 133
Liquor law violations 113 175 168
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 1 1
Drug law violations 68 106 88
Liquor law violations 67 108 122
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 1
Drug law violations 0 7 4
Liquor law violations 0 0 1

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.