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Appalachian State University

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About Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University (ASU) is a public university in Boone, United States offers more than 50 graduate programs in a wide range of areas, most of them at the master's level.

ASU enrolls about 17,000 students and combines the best attributes of a small liberal arts college with those of a large research university.  

ASU also offers a few of online programs for student who would like to get a certificate with a part-time learning course. Student who are interested to apply an online course can apply via online. 

ASU has a Career Development Center with professional counselors to help students to build a professional resume, cover letter, and develop their interviewing skills before internship.

Campus information

Student health and safety is our Chancellor’s top priority. At Appalachian, we are not a community of bystanders; rather, we stand up to ensure the safety of our students, and of the entire Appalachian community. In a recent nationwide survey, 95% of students indicated they believe something should be done if they witnessed someone in a risky situation. There are many dedicated people and excellent resources on our campus. Your role is to be a concerned and compassionate member of this community.

You’ll find plenty of choices among meal plan options, where to eat, what kind of food to choose from and how to stretch your food budget. From local food options (nearly 15% of food served on campus comes from local sources) to the very popular BFD (breakfast for dinner) and steak nights, to ways to meet dietary restrictions, you’ll have lots of options at Appalachian.

There’s lots to do on and around campus, whether you’re all about the outdoors, love a good concert, are a movie buff or a gamer. Appalachian has lots to offer, but if you find a niche to fill, join the Appalachian Popular Programming Society and make it happen!

Boone is a college town and parking on and around campus can be scarce when classes are in session. There are, however, many ways to get around campus and town, and we make an effort to keep our transportation carbon footprints low.

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Caroline, a small town which thrives as one of the Southeast's premier tourism and outdoor recreation destinations.

Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest are the attractions which nearby to provide a beautiful setting with unlimited possibilities for outdoor adventure.


Appalachian offers opportunities to choose a community to live and learn with. Whether you live on campus, off campus, with roommates or on your own, there’s lots to consider – and discover – at Appalachian.

Students entering Appalachian as new freshmen are required to live on campus and are guaranteed housing.  Housing applications are available beginning February 1 and room assignment information will be sent to your Appalachian email address in mid-July (for fall semester) or late December (for spring semester).  

All incoming freshmen must apply for on-campus housing or apply for an exemption.  


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 2 Applied, Pure Sciences 4 Business, Management 1 Creative Arts & Design 2 Humanities & Social Sciences 1


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