App State is known for its special combination of people and place, set in one of the country’s most beautiful locations — the perfect setting to strengthen your academic focus, discover your passions, enhance your leadership skills and take the next step in your life’s journey.
App State is consistently ranked among the best value colleges in America, meaning you can invest in your future for less. Scholarships, financial aid and student employment opportunities are available to help keep your App State education attainable.
How much does it cost to attend App State? Less than you might think.
Best Colleges in America
Best College Values
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine
America’s Top Colleges
90% of undergraduates are employed or enrolled in postsecondary institution within 1 year of graduation
Are you the kind of student who enjoys the challenges of “discovering why”? From the moment you begin your App State education, you’ll be expected to develop as a critical and creative thinker, an effective communicator and an inquisitive local-to-global learner.
#2 Best Undergraduate Teaching
U.S. News & World Report
16:1 student-to-faculty ratio
25 average class size
98% of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields
At App State, you'll find a community that will help you reach your personal and professional peaks — inside and outside the classroom. Get inspired and get involved in campus activities, develop valuable leadership skills and create lifelong bonds and friendships.
300+clubs and organizations
50+ multicultural and international clubs and organizations
20 residence halls
10+ dining facilities (3 dining halls, 3 coffee shops, 3 markets, McAlister’s Deli, locally owned food trucks)
The core values surrounding economic and social equity and environmental resilience are key components of our academic and student life. Your opportunity to participate in research, creative thinking and active innovation will make a difference here and around the world.here and around the world
2,000+ courses incorporate sustainability
40% of university waste diverted from landfills through reduction, recycling and composting
Among world’s “Green Colleges”
Are you the kind of student who aspires to lead a purposeful life as a global citizen? Through study abroad trips, international studies courses, relationships with scholars from around the world and collaborative research abroad, you’ll have opportunities to engage in experiences that will increase your knowledge of global issues, regions and cultures.
Nearly 45 countries represented in App State’s student body
Top producer of Fulbright scholars who study, teach and/or research abroad
#3 in the nation for total number of students studying abroad
Open Doors report
Boone is a safe and friendly college town — where the outdoors is the perfect environment to live and learn. You’ll find a vibrant downtown scene just a block from campus. The surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains attract outdoor enthusiasts year-round for hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and cycling, skiing, snowboarding, golf, fishing and agritourism. The Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail are both located just minutes from campus.
3,333 ft in elevation
50+ hiking trailheads within driving distance to campus
Best Places to Live and Play
National Geographic magazine
One of the safest cities in NC