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Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina, United States
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Appalachian State University offers a challenging academic environment, energetic campus life and breathtaking location. Appalachian combines the best attributes of a small liberal arts college with those of a large research university.

About

History

Appalachian was founded in 1899. The pioneering spirit necessary to overcome the mountains’ hardships quickly characterized the institution, giving Appalachian a special niche in higher education that continues today. After more than a century, students still feel the pull of this unique place to transform their lives.

Education

We bring people together in inspiring ways. The transformational Appalachian experience develops individuals who are eager to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, to embrace diversity and difference, and to become contributing members of society.

Research

Appalachian’s location in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina provides unique opportunities for research and scholarship. Passionate and creative faculty come here to stay, and students learn in academically challenging settings under their close mentorship. Small communities, access to diverse natural resources and significant weather patterns combine with a university culture that supports innovative, interdisciplinary pedagogy, making our location one that is not only stunningly beautiful, but also intellectually stimulating.

Career

The Career Development Center serves all students and alumni pursuing various future professional endeavors. Our services include resume reviews, career coaching, job and internship search assistance, and other tools to achieve life and professional success.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

There are lots of ways for international students and globally-minded US students to get involved on campus. Some of the opportunities we offer:

  • ACT
  • Clubs and Organizations
  • Diversity Celebration
  • International Community Development Inititative
  • Multicultural Student Development
  • Office of Student Research

Housing services

University Housing is committed to meeting the needs of all students, to the best of its ability, by providing an inclusive, respectful and safe living environment. University Housing takes these concerns very seriously.

ICT services

ITS continues to make security one of our top priorities, and we encourage you to set up connections to our Secure WiFi Network for all devices you use to connect to the Internet. Our Secure WiFi provides encryption for all online interactions. Each device must be registered in order to connect to the Secure ASU Network. 

Medical services

Each year, Appalachian State University’s Division of Student Affairs hosts events during Health, Wellness and Safety Week to highlight and promote the diverse needs of enrolled students, providing the opportunity to enhance students’ knowledge of on- and off-campus support services and resources for health and safety efforts.

Student Life

Campus life

At Appalachian, campus life amplifies what you learn in the classroom. You will find hundreds of programs designed to enhance your cultural, intellectual, leadership, personal and professional development. We call these cocurricular experiences, because they support — and are supported by — the classroom learning experience.

Sports facilities

More than 450 student-athletes compete in 20 NCAA Division I varsity sports at Appalachian State University, and dedicated fans love to cheer them on. App State was a dominant force in the Southern Conference for more than 40 years. On July 1, 2014, Appalachian State moved to the Sun Belt Conference - one of 10 conferences that are members of the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). All varsity teams compete in the Sun Belt Conference, except for field hockey and wrestling.

Student clubs

Clubs and organizations are an important part of the Appalachian experience. Part of the mission of ASU is to help students develop skills so they will become good citizens and strong contributors in the communities they join. Joining a business-oriented club further develops students as professionals and, along with their major coursework, helps orient members to their fields of choice.

Accreditation

Appalachian State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, intermediate, and doctoral degrees.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is easy but perseverance you can make it. Always leave negative thoughts and clink to positivity. Being a medical student is not easy. But my eager to know more made me join researchers. Now as an undergrad, I have publications. I know that this will increase my chances to do my specialty in Havard or Standford University.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

ASU is a great, well rounded university. I loved my professors, the coursework, the local scenery, and the people of Boone.

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Appalachian State University has given me the skills, knowledge, and confidence that I've needed to be happy making major life decisions regarding career paths. It has made it so easy that it has almost become enjoyable. The campus itself is incredibly beautiful and made only better by the surrounding town and mountains. There are so many natural attractions nearby that...

Boone, North Carolina, United States

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