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.


Appalachian State University Board of Trustees elects new officers, passes resolution supporting underrepresented students

Three members of Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees were elected into new executive positions on Sept. 23. Vice Chair Alice G. Roess i...

Gormly: Appalachian is the right place for veterans and active duty personnel

Appalachian State University is ranked seventh among regional universities in the South as a “Best College for Veterans” by U.S. News and World Re...

Educators inducted into Reich College of Education Rhododendron Society

The Reich College of Education (RCOE) hosted its 17th Rhododendron Society induction in late July, honoring three Appalachian State University graduat...

Enrollment increases, first-year class largest and most diverse in university history

The figures are tallied and enrollment across the board is up at Appalachian State University....

Evan Lohmann joins Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development as assistant director of education abroad

Evan Lohmann joined Appalachian State University’s Office of International Education and Development (OIED) as the new assistant director of educati...

Appalachian State University assistant communication professor directs another season of “A Craftsman’s Legacy”

Kelly Davis, an assistant professor of electronic media and broadcasting in the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University, has direc...