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Appalachian State University

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Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (10), Grades (15), Sports/Extracurriculars (7), College Essay (1)
I had no extracurricular activities in high school, tookOct 04 2009Computer Science
I had no extracurricular activities in high school, took no AP courses, and got a moderate score on the old SAT (1200), but I had some college credit from dual enrollment and a 3.5ish GPA. I got in first try. That was four years ago. Word is that Appalachian is now one of the hottest choices out there and is quickly becoming one of the tougher NC schools to get in to, so don't take my story as gospel.
I had to complete the application but there wasApr 21 2009Accounting
I had to complete the application but there was no essay required to get in. I think an essay is required to get in now. Make sure you have plenty of volunteering experience and good grades (I had a 4.3 average in high school but I recommend at least a 3.4 to get in). AP classes will help you get in and if you have passed any AP classes you will likely get credit for some of the core classes. Less emphasis is being placed on SATs but it is important to at least have a decent score. If you are an all around good student with volunteer experience, you shouldn't have a problem being accepted.
SAT: 1840 Female
It wasn't hard to get in, I don't believeMar 23 2009Anthropology
It wasn't hard to get in, I don't believe. Apparently since the whole football nonsense things have tightened up a bit. I had a 3.7 GPA and I think over 900 SAT-I know my math was disproportionately low. My ACT was higher but I do not recall. I was accepted right away, and I have since transferred to New York. If you are set on this university-apply more than once if you are rejected. Do volunteer work. Speak with current students and helpful faculty. Make yourself known instead of being a number.
It's not hard not easy eitherFeb 19 2009Journalism
It's not hard; not easy either. Just do your work and make the grades, you'll get in eventually.
SAT: 1150 Male
It's getting harder because of the popularity from theAug 28 2008Unknown
It's getting harder because of the popularity from the Football program. You'll need about a 3.85 and a 1200, not as easy as it was 4 years ago...
SAT: 1200 Female
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