At Appalachian, you will find a broad range of opportunities through which you can pursue an area of scholarship. Our low student-to-faculty ratio means your professors will also be your mentors.
Our alumni go on to earn advanced degrees, start businesses, build distinguished military careers, work overseas and develop careers that take them in many directions, all while giving back to the communities in which they live and work.
Have you checked out Appalachian and think this might be the place for you? Find out about how to apply for undergraduate admission, costs and scholarships, academic programs and more.
If you need flexibility in pursuing your education, Appalachian offers online, combination online and face-to-face, and remote campus location options.
Visit the Undergraduate Admissions site.
Visit the Online Education site.
For those holding master’s degrees, unemployment rates are 12% lower and earnings are 16% higher, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Master's degrees matter in the workplace, and at Appalachian, too. Find out about costs, how to apply, and how our accelerated admissions program can speed up your time to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree.
If you are driven to further your education but need flexibility, Appalachian offers online, combination online and face-to-face, and remote campus location options to allow you to earn a graduate degree, as well as a number of certificate programs.
Visit the Graduate Admissions site.
International Admission to Appalachian
Consider Appalachian State University for a challenging U.S. academic experience. We welcome international students and offer a safe, close-knit community.
Appstate has an extremely competitive tuition rate and is repeatedly cited as a best value in public education by U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Kiplinger and MONEY magazine for the quality of its programs in comparison to the cost to attend.
Appalachian's University Libraries include the Belk Library and Information Commons, the Erneston Music Library and University Archives and Records. These libraries welcome more than 1.3 million visitors each year. Belk Library and Information Commons is open every day and features an impressive catalog of resources, including scholarly journals, books and primary source materials (manuscripts, rare books, photographs and more) for research projects, artistic work, new media development and more. In addition to an extensive multi-media computing laboratory, the libraries offer state-of-the-art technology instruction and training, including a multi-media editing suite, 3-D printer and media conversion services.
Meet our faculty
Meet a few of our extraordinary faculty who create life-changing experiences in the classroom and beyond.
What's it like to be an App student?
The Appalachian Experience
Campus life in 30 seconds
Life and Career Success
Where can an Appalachian degree take you? Anywhere you want to go! Appalachian generates passionate and engaged alumni, who become leaders in their communities and chosen professions. They exemplify how an Appalachian education can and does make the world a better place.
Whether graduates seek immediate employment or an advanced degree after graduation, their Appalachian Experience gets them where they want to go.
Within a year of graduation *:
- 86 percent of undergraduates employed or enrolled in postsecondary education
- 93 percent of graduate students either employed or enrolled in postsecondary education
* from survey of 2015-16 graduates
Research at Appalachian
App students undertake meaningful research, with one-on-one mentorship from their professors.
Our students find meaningful alternatives to the traditional spring break
Our students explore the world – in multiple and varied ways.
Internships are an excellent way to apply classroom learning to on-the-job professional situations.
Our students become positively influenced by authentic, fully engaged leaders who “live like they mean it.”