20 Facts About Appalachian State University

1. Appalachian State University routinely defines and measures academic and administrative programs and services.

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2. Appalachian State University is a public institution set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina.

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3. Appalachian State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, intermediate, and doctoral degrees.

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4. Appalachian State University is one of 17 institutions in the University of North Carolina System.

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5. Appalachian State University Cares is a place to find resources and support available for our students faculty and staff regarding student health and safety.

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6. Appalachian State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, intermediate and doctoral degrees.

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7. Appalachian State University is recognized nationally in the areas of community and civic engagement and service-learning.

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8. Appalachian State University encourages opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research projects alongside their professors.

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9. Appalachian State University says peccaries are medium-sized omnivores with small tusks and live in the Americas.

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10. Appalachian State University says the species of peccaries were identified in the fossil-rich clays of the Gray Fossil Site, once a large pond surrounded by forest dating back about 5 million years.

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11. Appalachian State University won three consecutive Division I FCS national championships in 2005, 2006, and 2007, over the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Delaware, respectively.

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12. Appalachian State University's cycling team has had success at the regional and national level; they compete within the Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Conference.

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13. In 2017, App Appalachian State University added a new video board, sound system and LED ribbon displays.

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14. Appalachian State University fields varsity teams in 20 sports, 10 for men and 10 for women.

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15. Appalachian State University provides a variety of off-campus, part-time undergraduate and graduate programs.

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16. Appalachian State University offers off-campus courses through three off-campus centers.

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17. Appalachian State University was transformed from a single-purpose teachers' college into a multipurpose regional university and Appalachian State Teacher's College became Appalachian State University in 1967.

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18. Appalachian State University attained national standards by becoming accredited by the American Association for Teacher Education in 1939, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1942.

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19. Appalachian State University traveled to the state capital, Raleigh, after drafting a bill.

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20. Appalachian State University began in 1899 when a group of citizens in Watauga County, under the leadership of Blanford B Dougherty and his brother Dauphin D Dougherty, began a movement to educate teachers in northwestern North Carolina.

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