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Campus & Student Life at Appalachian State University

Home to about 18,061 undergraduates in 2020, Appalachian State is a very large, public university located in Boone, North Carolina. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Should you tire of the campus however, Appalachian State offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Appalachian State can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Appalachian State Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Appalachian State Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 5.0% of the student population at Appalachian State. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Appalachian State Disability Services.

Appalachian State for the Military

While not a "service academy", Appalachian State does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Appalachian State Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Appalachian State for Veterans Guide.

Appalachian State offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, Appalachian State does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Appalachian State University

Appalachian State offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Appalachian State University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Appalachian State University

Appalachian State has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 18,061 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 16,905 (93.6%). Part-time attendance was 1,156 (6.4%).


Appalachian State University is Ranked #1,551 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Appalachian State is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Appalachian State #1551 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Appalachian State University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Appalachian State by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Appalachian State Diversity Guide.

Appalachian State University Competes in the NCAA

Appalachian State has a total of 597 student athletes, 362 men and 235 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$19,028,962
Total Expenses (all teams)$19,028,962

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Appalachian State University Athletics

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