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Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

Appalachian State University says, "Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. Our location in the distinctive Appalachian mountain town of Boone, North Carolina, profoundly shapes who we are. As a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, we fulfill our core academic missions of teaching, scholarship, and service in ways that honor our geography and heritage." [Source]

Website: http://www.appstate.edu/

D

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17,518
Undergraduate
Enrollment
53%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$7,409
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$22,216
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)

16:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
3.6%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

NO

Literature

YES

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

NO

Science

YES


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FIRE Speech Code School Rating
If FIRE finds that a university’s policies do not seriously threaten campus expression, that college or university receives a green light rating. A green light rating does not necessarily indicate that a school actively supports free expression in practice; it simply means that the school’s written policies do not pose a serious threat to free speech.
Curriculum last evaluated: 7/22/2020

2018-19 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.