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Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University is a public institution that was founded in1899.Ithas a total undergraduate enrollment of 15,460,its setting is rural,and the campus size is 1,300 acres.It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.Appalachian State University’s ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Collegesis Regional Universities (South),10.Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,859 (2012-13); out-of-statetuition and fees are $17,907 (2012-13).

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the Appalachian State University campus provides students with a green, rural setting where they can study in any of six undergraduate colleges. Appalachian State also offers several opportunities for students to learn outside of the classroom, from the Center of Entrepreneurship to the WASA student radio station. On the more recreational side, students can join one of the many fraternities and sororities and dozens of clubs, or they can attend an event from the stacked Appalachian arts calendar. Appalachian also gives students a chance to be the ones planning the events through the Appalachian Popular Programming Society, whose members schedule, plan, and promote film screenings, concerts, and other activities for their peers. Appalachian athletics consists of about 20 varsity, 20 club, and more than 80 recreational sports teams. The Mountaineer football team, which competes in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference, once graced the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine when it pulled an upset against Michigan.

Graduate students at Appalachian can choose from several programs, including those at the Walker College of Business and the Reich College of Education. Notable alumni include Stephen Dubner, coauthor of the international bestselling book, Freakonomics.

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