Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference.
As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Appalachian is one of the most environmentally responsible institutions of higher learning in the United States, according to The Princeton Review. Appalachian consistently earns top ratings from the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), which highlights top-performing colleges and universities in 17 impact areas and overall by institution type.http://www.appstate.edu