ic S/general/checkmark circled Thanks for subscribing! Be on the lookout for our next newsletter.
ic S/general/checkmark circled
Saved to My Favorites. View My Favorites
Colleges / Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate83%

About App State

As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Appalachian State University is a public, state university in the town of Boone, North Carolina. App State was founded in 1899. The university enrolls around 20,436 students a year, including 18,676 undergrads.

App State Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into App State. App State admitted 83% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 22,255 students applied to App State and 18,489 were admitted.

Appalachian State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 83%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 82%
Average GPA 4.0
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 82%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 12.02%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


Student Life


Tuition & Aid

Appalachian State University Community Forums

Save App State To Your College List

Click the heart icon in the top left to save App State to the list of schools you're interested in applying to.

Considering Colleges and Universities in North Carolina?

See a full list of colleges in North Carolina and save your favorites to your college list.

Visit Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University is located in Boone, North Carolina,.

If you want to see App State for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 77/40 to Boone, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Charlotte Douglas International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Appalachian State University and Boone are like without leaving home.

College Info

App State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to App State is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to App State is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

App State SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1270


Math SAT Range

540 - 620


Reading SAT Range

560 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1270 and Above


1100 to 1270


1100 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for App State students is 1210. Applicants with SAT scores of 1270 and above have a good chance of being admitted to App State, while applicants with SAT scores between 1100 to 1270 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1100 have a low chance of being offered a spot at App State.

App State Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Find Scholarships That Fit You

Want funding for college that doesn't need to be paid back? Explore College Confidential's new scholarship tool and search for scholarships that are tailored to you.

Search for Scholarship

Student Life

Wondering what life at App State is like? There are approximately 20,436 students enrolled at App State, including 18,676 undergraduate students and 1,760 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from NC and 8% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment


Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

In State




Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
Find Your Scholarship

Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!

Search for Scholarship
Do You Work at a University?

Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!

Claim Free Account
Need Advice or Have a Question About App State?

Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.

Join the Conversation