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Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina 28608
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina, Appalachian State University has built a national reputation for providing outstanding academics. With a student/faculty ratio of 19:1, faculty members are able to take a personal interest in student progress, often becoming mentors, advisers, and friends - even tennis partners. That can only happen in a close-knit community, which is why Appalachian is a good choice among North Carolia public universities.

Nestled at the base of Howard Knob, the university is located in downtown Boone, NC (year-round pop. 15,000), a small town that thrives as one of the Southeast's premier tourism and outdoor recreation destinations. The nearby Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest provide a beautiful natural setting with unlimited possibilities for outdoor adventure - a hallmark of colleges in the south.

Whatever academic or career path you seek, Appalachian State University's four colleges and music school, offering more than 170 degree programs and 1,500 courses as well as special programs, can get you there. Along the way, you'll discover what we mean by a great learning adventure. Although it's known among colleges in the south, for many Appalachian students, the road to New York, Washington, or even Paris or London passes through Boone. Appalachian offers many different options for study in other parts of the United States and abroad, but the foundation of an Appalachian education remains solidly in Boone.
Quick Facts:
  • Appalachian is one of the North Carolina public universities, and part of The University of North Carolina System.
  • Appalachian ranks seventh nationally in the number of undergraduate students studying abroad.
  • Highly reputable among colleges in the south, Appalachian placed 5th among the South's top public universities and 12th among the South's public and private universities in U.S. News & World Report's 2007 America's Best Colleges Guide.
  • The 165,000 square foot Belk library offers a full range of traditional and electronic information services, including a 24-hour study area and a multimedia production suite.
  • Appalachian averages fewer than 25 students per class.

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