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Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University is located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

It is ranked as #9 in Best Regional University in South Coast.

Kiplinger ranking is 46.

It is a public University.

Appalachian State University offers following types of degrees and certificate programs:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree in research

Acceptance rate at Appalachian State University for undergraduate program was 76.81%.

Last year, 16664 students applied for undergraduate program and 12800 got accepted.

Acceptance rate of 76.81% makes it not so competitive to get admission.

1762 enrolled in graduate programs, which includes on campus and online Master's programs.

580 are reported as enrolled exclusively in distance education and 85 are enrolled in at least one distance education course, but not all distance education.

Appalachian State University had 18575 students enrolled in undergraduate programs.

197 students were enrolled in top 5 Masters degree programs.

Appalachian State University offers 43 graduate programs specialization.

Appalachian State University does not have an open admission policy. It’s admission process is relatively easy.

The Graduate Certificate in Sociology is 100% on-line and asynchronous, so students can schedule coursework and assignments around their job, family and other obligations. Our graduates are very competitive in the job market and have been very successful in both industry and Ph.D. programs. This program is STEM designated, which means international students can stay in the United States for an additional 24 months after graduation to participate in on-the-job training.


Appalachian State University has been ranked 9.

Washington College rankings place Appalachian State University at number 130

Kiplinger College Outstate rankings rank Appalachian State University at 46

and Kiplinger College instate rankings Appalachian State University at 39


Acceptance Rate: 79.51%


Tuition for Graduate Programs: $18,271

Under Graduate Program Tuition: $19,049

Financial Aid

Average Amount of Financial Aid Awarded: $8,130

Average Amount of Institutional Aid Awarded: $3,492

Appalachian State University most popular Master's Degree programs with respect to student count are

Business Administration and Management -MBA : 58
Social Work : 52
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration : 40
Accounting , Accountancy : 39
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist : 36

Appalachian State University most popular under graduate programs with respect to student count are

Psychology : 247
Kinesiology and Exercise Science : 235
Registered Nurse : 183
Biology and Biological Sciences : 180
Elementary Education and Teaching : 167