A Rigorous Student Experience

At Appalachian, student learning and student success come from a challenging academic curriculum, active classroom environments and close collaboration between faculty members and students on scholarly activities. A strong emphasis on undergraduate research, international experiences, interdisciplinary connections and measurable learning outcomes that assess student progress are at the core of Appalachian's academic activities.

Colleges and Schools

Sixteen departments span the humanities, social sciences, and the mathematical and natural sciences.

The Walker College of Business is included in Princeton Review's 2014 edition of Best Business Schools.

The college has one of the largest teacher education programs in the University of North Carolina system. It also houses programs in human development and counseling, leadership, and family and consumer science.

This college comprises the departments of Applied Design, Art, Communication, Military Science and Leadership, Sustainable Development, and Theatre and Dance.

The school offers more than 50 master's and certificate programs and one doctoral program – on the main campus, at off-campus locations and online.

The college positions Appalachian as the premier university for outstanding academic preparation of health and human services professionals.

The school prepares performers, composers, music educators, music therapists, conductors, and music industry professionals.

All undergraduate students begin their education here, through the General Education Program, co-curricular programs and student support programs.

This program attracts students in the top 5 to 10 percent of their graduating high school class.


LendEDU ranks Appalachian among its ‘30 Best Colleges for Outdoor Sports and Recreation’

By University CommunicationsBOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University is among LendEDU’s “30 Best Colleges for Outdoor Sports and Recreation” f...

Appalachian one of 8 UNC institutions to host Laboratory School, will partner with Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools to advance literacy

By Elisabeth WallBOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University will collaborate with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) in a Laboratory School...

Appalachian State University recognized for reducing energy use

By University CommunicationsBOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has received a Utility Savings Initiative Achievement award from the N.C. Utili...

Appalachian State University Board of Trustees holds final meeting of 2016

BOONE, N.C.—The Appalachian State University Board of Trustees held their final quarterly meeting of the year Dec. 9. During that meeting, Chancello...

Appalachian State University named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly Schools list

By Kesha WilliamsBOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of ...

Commencement ceremonies held Dec. 10 at Appalachian State University

By University CommunicationsBOONE, N.C.—Commencement ceremonies will be held at Appalachian State University on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Holmes Con...