Appalachian State University is one of the best public universities in North Carolina, and is also one of the oldest. The school has been recognized as a "Best Buy" by U.S. News and World Report multiple times, and was ranked number 1 among all public national universities in 2018 by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine for academic quality at an affordable price (a top priority for students).
The university offers over 100 undergraduate programs across nine colleges: Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; Education & Human Development; Engineering & Technology; Health & Physical Activity Sciences; Media Communications & Information Technology; Natural Sciences & Mathematics Biology/Chemistry/Molecular Biosciences.
Appalachia State has several dorms available on campus with different styles to suit your needs-from traditional dorms like Bratton Hall or Ragsdale Hall to suite style apartments like Riverview Place Apartments or The Summit Apartments which offer more privacy and luxury amenities such as washers/dryers, hot tubs etc...
The university has many student organizations and clubs, including an Honors Program, a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Appalachian State University Student Foundation. App State also has a variety of varsity sports teams, including football (the Mountaineers), baseball, basketball, soccer and softball.