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Appalachian distributes first round of acceptance letters

openhouse_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University has sent acceptance letters to the top candidates who applied for admission by the university’s first application deadline. The students are among thousands of high school seniors from across North Carolina and the Southeast who are receiving long-awaited admissions letters informing them of acceptance into their university of choice.

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Photo caption: Prospective students and their families learn more about Appalachian State University at an Open House in Holmes Convocation Center in 2010.

“This year’s applicant pool is extremely competitive,” said Susan Davies, associate vice chancellor for enrollment management.  “The challenging academics and strong relationships between faculty and our students continue to attract top students from the state and the region,” she said. For applicants offered admission, the average high school grade point average (GPA) is 3.99, with an average SAT score of 1159.

Appalachian continues to be a highly regarded institution across the state, offering admission to high school seniors from 94 counties in North Carolina with the largest number of students from Wake and Mecklenburg counties.  Regionally and even nationally, Appalachian’s reputation is strong, leading to admission offers to students from 43 states, with the largest number of students from South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia and students from 26 foreign countries.

Appalachian’s continuing emphasis on attracting a diverse student body is shown by a sharp increase in the number of diverse students who applied by the first deadline and were then admitted during this first round.  Appalachian has offered admission to 34.9 percent more multicultural students than at the same point last year.

The first deadline for fall 2011 admission was Dec. 1, 2010.  The next deadline is Feb. 1, with a final round of applicants to be reviewed after a March 1 deadline. As of Jan. 26, a total of 13,203 applications had been received for admission for the fall freshman class, which is a 3.8 percent increase over last year’s total on the same date.

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Note to reporters: Questions about Appalachian’s admissions process should be directed to Director of Admissions Lloyd Scott at 828-262-2120 or Susan Davies at 828-262-7244