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Appalachian State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1899
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 13,447
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $53,123,725
Admissions Address


Boone, NC 28608

Website

http://www.appstate.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@appstate.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Paul Hiatt
Admissions office telephone: (828) 262-2120
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $45
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.appstate.edu/www_docs/admissions/application.html Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 4 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 1 N/A
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 1 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 13 2

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 30
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 69%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 69%
Total applicants: 10,419
Total acceptances: 7,145
Total freshman enrollment: 2,716
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 4,891
Male acceptances: 3,258
Male freshman enrollment: 1,308
 
Female applicants: 5,528
Female acceptances: 3,887
Female freshman enrollment: 1,408
Out-of-state freshmen: 10%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,410
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 450
Students enrolled from waiting list: 1,410

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 16%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 50%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 87%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 90%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 100%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 510 – 600
Math: 530 – 620
Combined: 1040 – 1220

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.2% 3.3%
600-699 27.0% 32.4%
500-599 52.6% 51.3%
400-499 16.1% 12.2%
300-399 1.0% 0.7%
200-299 0.1% 0.1%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 18%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 – 25
Math: 20 – 25
Composite: 20 – 25

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.4% 5.1% 1.6%
24-29 39.1% 33.1% 42.5%
18-23 53.8% 49.3% 44.4%
12-17 5.7% 12.1% 11.5%
6-11 0.0% 0.4% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 

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