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Appalachian State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 840 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 6 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Southern Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $100,109)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,863)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 103 124 - -
Baseball 36 - - -
Basketball 19 24 - -
Field Hockey - 20 - -
Football 96 - - -
Golf 16 10 - -
Soccer 23 26 - -
Softball - 18 - -
Tennis 11 11 - -
Volleyball - 15 - -
Wrestling 31 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.3%
Hispanic 2.4%
Non-resident alien 1.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.9%
Two or more races 0.8%
White/non-Hispanic 88.0%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 123
Liquor Law Violation 113
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 25
Reviews Dorm Life
  • happy@app
  • 5
  • dorm life is amazing and is a great experience to have. i most definitely recommend living in a dorm for at least your first year of college!! it is very…

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  • Joseph from Winston Salem, NC
  • 5
  • dorm life at appalachian state is an amazing experience. the university is constantly improving and renovating the residence halls and other facilities around campus. everything can be found in close…

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  • Erin
  • 4
  • Dorms vary greatly depending on where you are placed. In many dorms, you get either A/C or a mini fridge/microwave. No A/C is not the end of the world due…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Erin
  • I am a current student here

    There are two large dining halls and a few smaller places scattered around campus. Dining services are pretty decent. The only corporate food places are McAlister's (one full service and one to-go only) and a limited service Chick-Fil-A. Food can be really cheap, depending on what you buy, and most students have a lot of leftover food money at the end of the year! There are also a ton of amazing local restaurants to go to in Boone.

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  • 4
  • Hannah
  • I am a current student here

    Appalachian's meal plans work like a debit card. You pick what food you want and you are charged for that food as opposed to the "meal swipes" other colleges use where you swipe your card and it is an all you can eat buffet. The food isn't bad, but sometimes students feel as though there aren't very many options. Lastly, the only off campus food that you can buy on your meal plan is Chick-fil-A and McAlister's, which is lacking compared to other universities.

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  • 3
  • Shayla from Jacksonville, FL
  • I am a current student here

    Nothing is better than home cooked food, but Appalachian makes up for it in dining options. There is Chik-fi-la, pizza, McAllister's, vegetarian and vegan options, salads, pasta, and various other venues. There are also plenty of restaurants within walking distance, so food choices are not limited.

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  • 4
  • College hopeful
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The general dining hall is well appointed. The local bagel shop just down the road, has reasonable prices.

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  • 4
  • Emma from Apex, NC
  • I am a current student here

    I am vegan and my meal choices become somewhat mundane, but doable. I buy food at the market on campus, too. Would like to see more plant-based meals.

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  • 4
  • Elijah from Conover, NC
  • I am a current student here

    The food at Appalachian State is reasonably decent. There are a few significant places to eat on campus: The Plemmons Student Union, Trivette Dining Hall, and Roess Dining Hall; all of these offer different cuisine to dig into, but in terms of quality, it is all about the same. The dining halls have quality cafeteria style offerings; there is also a Chic-fil-a in Roess Dining hall if you ever feel the need to get your chicken fix. Overall the food at ASU is fairly good, and you will rarely be disappointed.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Margaret from Mooresville, NC
  • I am a current student here

    App has a very active greek life! App does not have a greek row which cuts down on the costs for both sororities and fraternities. There are over ten sororities and twelve fraternities that have both fall and spring recruitment. There are lots of fundraising and philanthropical events held by each Greek group along with semi-formals and other fun events. Due to the smaller campus and school, the greek groups are much less clique-like than bigger schools and it is not as competitive.

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  • 0
  • Sarean Harmoni from Boone, NC
  • I am a current student here

    The Greek life is big, and one can see sorority girls and fraternity guys walking around performing different duties all over campus. During Rush Week, the center of campus named Sanford Mall was covered with different Greek life tents.

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  • 0
  • anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    It exists, but people don't care if you're involved or not.

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  • 0
  • Sidney from Asheboro, NC
  • I am a current student here

    The greek life is kind of a joke. To kids around here, it's just like buying friends. Although, it is nice to have these connections when you graduate college. Most of what I hear about them are the parties. There's nothing much to the greek life around here.

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