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Appalachian offers more than 140 undergraduate and graduate degree programs: • Accounting • Actuarial Sciences • Advertising • Anthropology Applied Archeology Biological Anthropology General Sustainable Development

• Appalachian Studies • Apparel and Textiles • Appropriate Technology • Art Art History Interdisciplinary Art

“Take charge of your own success by utilizing the endless opportunities Appalachian has to offer. I did!” Dani Reese, senior, Dayton, Ohio

How to start your Appalachian experience: 1) Visit www.admissions.appstate.edu for more information. 2) Create your personal profile at www.firstconnections.appstate.edu. First Connections allows you to submit the online application, apply for scholarships and admission to the Honors College, schedule a campus visit, and much more. 3) Schedule a campus visit through www.firstconnections.appstate.edu. Come see why, time and time again, students tell us that their campus visit was the biggest reason for choosing Appalachian. Take a campus tour with a student ambassador and speak with an admissions counselor. 4) Apply online at www.admissions.appstate.edu.

Admission Application Completion Date

Admission Mailing Dates

First Notification Period

December 1, 2010

January 25, 2011

Second Notification Period

February 1, 2011

March 1, 2011

Third Notification Period

March 15, 2011

April 4, 2011

• Art Education (K-12) • Art Management • Athletic Training • Biology • Biology, Cell/Molecular Biology • Biology/Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology • Biology, Secondary Education (9-12) • Building Sciences Architectural Technology and Design Construction Management

• Business Secondary Education (9-12) • Business and Marketing Secondary Education (9-12) • Chemistry Certified Chemist Environmental Forensic Science Individually Designed Marketing and Business Pre-professional and Paramedical

• Chemistry, Secondary Education (9-12) • Child Development Family and Consumer Sciences Psychology

• Child Development: Birth-Kindergarten • Communication Disorders • Communication Studies • Community and Regional Planning • Computer Information Systems • Computer Science • Criminal Justice International Studies

• Dance Studies • Economics Environmental and Policy General International Regional Development

The advanced non-refundable payment must be postmarked on or before May 1, 2011. 5) Apply for scholarships and the Honors College. Appalachian believes that strong academic performance should be rewarded. Appalachian offers more than $2 million in scholarships to incoming students each year. Its Honors College is designed especially for students who demonstrate a high level of promise and motivation. Be sure to apply by the deadline specified at www.admissions.appstate.edu. 6) Contact your designated Admissions Counselor at www.admissions.appstate.edu/contact-us. Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees. The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees. 60,000 copies of this public document were printed at a cost of $14,545.00 or $0.24 per copy.

• Elementary Education (K-6) • Electronic Media/Broadcasting • English Creative Writing Film Studies Professional Writing

• English, Secondary Education (9-12) • Environmental Science • Exercise Science Clinical Exercise Physiology Pre-professional Strength and Conditioning

• Family and Consumer Sciences, Secondary Education (9-12) • Finance and Banking • Nutrition and Foods Dietetics Foodsystems Management

• French and Francophone Studies • French and Francophone Studies, Education (9-12) • Geography General Geographic Information Systems

• Geology Environmental Geology Paleontology Quantitative Geoscience

• Geology, Secondary Education (9-12) • Global Studies • Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology • Graphic Design • Health Care Management • Health Education, Secondary Education (K-12) • Health Promotion • History Applied and Public History Multidisciplinary

• History, Social Studies, Secondary Education (9-12) • Hospitality and Tourism Management • Industrial Design Furniture Design Product Design

• Interdisciplinary Studies

• Music Therapy • Nursing • Philosophy • Physical Education Teacher Education (K-12) • Physics Applied General

• Physics, Secondary Education (9-12) • Political Science American Politics International and Comparative Politics Media, Politics, and Campaigns Pre-professional Legal Studies Public Administration Public Management Public Policy Town, City and County Management

• Psychology Business Health Studies Human Services Natural Science Social Science

• Public Relations • Recreation Management Commercial Recreation and Tourism Management Outdoor Experiential Education Recreation and Park Management

• Religious Studies • Risk Management and Insurance • Social Work • Sociology

American Studies

Applied Research Methods Criminology and Social Control

Environmental Policy and Planning Individually Designed Internet Studies

Family Development Gerontology Individually Designed

Labor Studies Liberal Studies: Modern Period

Legal Studies Social Inequalities

• Interior Design • International Business • Journalism • Management Entrepreneurship General Management Human Resource Management

• Marketing • Mathematics Business Computation General Mathematics Life Sciences Physical Sciences Statistics

• Mathematics, Secondary Education (9-12) • Middle Grades Education (6-9) Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies

• Music Education (K-12) Choral Music Education General Music Instrumental Music Education

• Music Industry Studies • Music Performance Composition and Theory Instrumental Sacred Music Voice

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• Spanish • Spanish, Education (K-12) • Special Education (K-12) Adapted Curriculum General Curriculum

• Statistics • Studio Art • Sustainable Development Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Community, Regional, and Global Development Environmental Studies

• Teaching Theatre Arts Education (K-12) • Technical Photography • Technology, Secondary Education (9-12) Trade and Industry

• Theatre Arts General Theatre Performance Theatre Design and Technology

• Women’s Studies • Pre-professional Programs Dentistry Engineering Forest Resources Law Medical Technology Medicine Pharmacy Theology

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MOUNTAINS of Opportunity


“Academically, I have been challenged to explore my passions, and every course has introduced me to brain-tantalizing concepts.” Marlowe Eliza Crews, sophomore, Manteo, North Carolina

At Appalachian, your “Mountains of Opportunity” include:

Challenging Academics Appalachian offers more than 140 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Classes are taught by exceptional faculty members – 99 percent of whom have the highest-level degrees awarded in their field. For high-achieving students, the Honors College provides an even more enriched academic experience that prepares you for leadership roles in your chosen field, as well as for graduate or professional school. Breathtaking Location Named as one of “The Best Small Towns” in America by Outside magazine, Boone provides abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. Within a short drive of campus, students can take advantage of skiing, hiking, kayaking, biking, rock climbing, the Blue Ridge Parkway and more. Life-changing Involvement Students come to Appalachian excited to be involved – with each other, the local community and world at large. Appalachian has nearly 300 clubs and organizations, nationally recognized service-learning activities, international experiences, career-enhancing internships, arts and cultural events, on-campus housing with specialized learning communities, and more. An Experience Unlike Any Other Appalachian is a tad off beat, and students like that. Here you don’t buy your textbooks, you rent them. Hammocks are a legitimate study spot. Our commitment to sustainability is represented by the iconic wind turbine visible from all of campus. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and we’re so friendly that even with about 17,000 students on campus you always run into someone you know.

“I think one of the most unique things about Appalachian is that it’s in the mountains. There are so many things to do outdoors! I also like the feeling of being in a college town.” Andrew Poeng, senior, Kings Mountain, North Carolina

“Appalachian values undergraduate education and mentoring. This was very important to me when I decided to join Appalachian. The low student-to-faculty ratio provides opportunities for one-on-one interactions with all students with different backgrounds.” Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

Value and Affordability Appalachian offers an outstanding education at a great price, and our out-of-state rates are comparable with many states’ in-state rates. • In-state: $11,200 • Out-of-state: $22,500 Total estimated cost includes: tuition and fees, room and board, as well as textbooks.

Nestled in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Appalachian State University offers a unique combination of people and place. Our family atmosphere with small classes and caring faculty heightens your ability to learn and grow. At Appalachian, we combine the best attributes of a small liberal arts college with those of a large, research institution – such as opportunities to conduct research alongside your professors, make interdisciplinary connections, and pursue degree programs that address some of the world’s most pressing issues.

ACCOLADES: • U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2010 ranks Appalachian 3rd overall among regional public comprehensive universities in the South and 8th overall among public and private universities in the South. • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranks Appalachian 22nd in the nation in its 2009-10 list of the top 100 values in public colleges and universities in the nation.

In addition to low tuition, the Office of Student Financial Aid assists incoming and current students with finding funding resources provided through loans and grants. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available online January 1, 2011. Students have until February 15, 2011 to submit the form for priority consideration.

• In 2009, the Institute of International Education ranked Appalachian 2nd among the nation’s top 40 master’s degree granting institutions for the number of students who participated in a short-term study abroad program in 2007-08.

Learn more at www.financialaid.appstate.edu

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Freshmen Brochure 2010