Appalachian State University

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Appalachian State University can be found in Boone, NC, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around twenty one thousand students enrolled each year at Appalachian State University.

Most of the students getting into this school earned an SAT score between 1100 - 1270, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 22 - 28. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Appalachian State University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.23 - 3.52. 77% of all those students that apply are granted admission to Appalachian State University, from which 27 percent choose to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Appalachian State University acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 67%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Appalachian State University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Appalachian State University was reported as 76.8% in Fall 2020 with over 16,700 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 22 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Appalachian State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Appalachian State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Appalachian State University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 68.3%
  • 2017-2018: 70.0%
  • 2018-2019: 69.5%
  • 2019-2020: 76.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 67.3%

How Does Appalachian State University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Appalachian State University is thirty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
East Tennessee State University86.0%
Wake Forest University29.6%
Winston-Salem State University67.6%
University of South Carolina-Upstate58.1%
Radford University75.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Appalachian State University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 640
Math540 - 630
Total Score1100 - 1270
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math21 - 26
Composite Score22 - 28
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