College Deliberately: Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University is a very large, public, four-year University that emphasizes culture, research and career located in the town of Boone, NC. It is known for Psychology, Elementary Education and Teaching and Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

Appalachian State University

place 287 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28608
phone Phone: (828) 262-2000
web Web: http://www.appstate.edu/
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Appalachian State University Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Accredited 1942-01-01 2024-12-05
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Student Centeredness

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Students with disabilities:
5% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
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Appalachian State University is in NCAA Division I-Football Bowl Subdivision. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 121
Baseball Men’s 34
Wrestling Men’s 33

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Tuition for Appalachian State University is in the 18.7 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as inexpensive.
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At Appalachian State University, there is a professor in the Computer Science department by the name of Joel Swanson. He is notorious for his difficult classes and wisecracks. He has recently become the subject of many memes made by Swanson’s students. View those memes here.
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