Topics: Appalachian State University

Location: Boone, N.C.

Type: four-year, public

Year founded: 1899

Total enrollment (fall 2014): 18,026

Main campus undergraduate enrollment: 15,634

Acceptance rate: 65.8 percent

Graduation rate (after four years, 2013): 42 percent

Undergraduate tuition and fees (2015-16, in-state): $7,117

Undergraduate tuition and fees (2015-16, out-of-state): $20,942

Sports nickname: Mountaineers


UNC-system happenings for April 28, 2017

Liza Wieland, an English professor at East Carolina University, was recently awarded the prestigious Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction by the Fellowship of Southern Writers — a nonprofit dedicated to cultivating and recognizing emerging literature from the American South. 

UNC-system happenings for March 27, 2017

Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the book “Hidden Figures” from which the movie of the same name is based, will be the commencement speaker for the UNC-Greensboro graduating class of 2017.

UNC-system happenings for Feb. 14, 2017


The exhibit “Soft Diplomacy: Quilting Cultural Diplomacy in Liberia” will be on display at Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum through May 5.

Greensboro students lead 'Black Friday' protest against police brutality, election results


On Friday, demonstrators on Franklin Street and in the Pit took a stand against police brutality and the recent election results.

Chalking incidents prompt free speech concerns

Appalachian State University is restricting unauthorized students from chalking on its sidewalks following a controversy over racially charged messages written around campus.

Global warming expected to damper leaf colors this fall

North Carolina scientists have begun to express concerns over fall leaf color, with some warning the leaves will not be as vivid as in previous years.

UNC-system happenings for March 30

See what's new in three of the UNC-system schools.

UNC System Happenings Jan. 13

Thomas Conway began his tenure as the interim chancellor of Elizabeth City State University Jan. 1 following his predecessor's sudden resignation.

UNC-system happenings for Nov. 11, 2015

NC Central hosts annual jazz benefit

N.C. Central University jazz students will perform alongside Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo — renowned jazz musicians — in its annual fall jazz benefit concert Nov. 22.

Students’ rising mental health needs hard to address at colleges nationwide


Anna Smith loved sunflowers.

Association of Student Governments wraps up for year

In the final meeting of the UNC-system Association of Student Governments this academic year, N.C. State University’s Zack King was sworn in as the next president — beginning his tenure as the student representative on the UNC Board of Governors.

UNC-system happenings for Feb. 4, 2015

Part of an update on UNC-system schools. 

UNC-system happenings for Nov. 25, 2014

Appalachian State University has experienced three student deaths this semester — two of which happened in the last 11 days.

Voting on campus to return to ASU

A recent decision by the Watauga County Board of Elections to move an early voting site located on Appalachian State University’s campus was overturned Monday. 

UNC-system happenings for Sept. 15, 2014

A regular update on UNC-system schools.

Early voting appeal denied at App State

A final push to save Appalachian State University’s on-campus early voting site was denied at the end of August — ensuring students will have to make a 20-minute trek to an off-campus site during November’s midterm elections.

Voting to be moved off campus at Appalachian State University

Last week the State Board of Elections unanimously voted to reaffirm the move of an early voting site off of Appalachian State University’s campus.

Appalachian State University welcomes first female chancellor Sheri Noren Everts

Noren Everts, who will receive an annual salary of $285,00reporter’s notes / see packet0, will assume the office of chancellor July 1. She will be ASU’s first female chancellor and one of five currently in the UNC system.

UNC-system happenings, Feb. 24

Appalachian State University recently ranked 11th in on-campus drug arrests and 28th in on-campus alcohol arrests among universities nationwide, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education published last month.

UNC, ASU rank poorly in free speech

Last month, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education released its list of the 10 worst universities for free speech — and UNC-CH and Appalachian State University both made the list.