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Appalachian State University Student Life

Appalachian State University is on a 489-acre campus in a small town setting in Boone, North Carolina. There are many activities and organizations for Appalachian State University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Appalachian State University also has fraternities and sororities.

Appalachian State University has a thriving Appalachian Educators. In fact, more students participate in Appalachian Educators than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Appalachian State University include Exercise Science Club, App Sits Meditation Club, The Hiking Club and Gaming Club.

The Appalachian State University community comes together each year for Club Expo, Panhellenic Council Code of Ethics Event and Homecoming Blood Drive.

Does Appalachian State University Offer Student Housing?

Appalachian State University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Appalachian State University students live off campus. In 2021, 30% of undergrads at Appalachian State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 70% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Appalachian State University. There are 6,171 spots available in on-campus housing for all 18,061 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 5,268 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 60% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Appalachian State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Appalachian State University Athletics

At Appalachian State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Appalachian State University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Triathlon Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Archery Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ice Hockey Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rock Club Teamslimbing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Club Teams
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Volleyball Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1

Safety at Appalachian State University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Appalachian State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Appalachian State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Appalachian State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Appalachian State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Appalachian State University, take Interstate 77/40 to Boone, NC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Charlotte Douglas International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in North Carolina you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Appalachian State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Appalachian State University Students

57%

Women

43%

Men

94%

Full Time

6%

Part Time

93%

In State

7%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

81%

8%

4%

4%

2%

1%

0.39%

0.14%

0.01%

Undergraduate Students

18,061

Graduate Students

1,962

Non-Resident / International Students

70

Appalachian State University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

20,023

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

80%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,410

Out-of-State

$22,217

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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