Appalachian State University is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and is one of 17 institutions in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian’s leadership in sustainability is known nationally. Locally sourcing more than 25% of their on campus food and catering, the University considers if actions are sustainable economically, environmentally and equitably in relationship to our planet’s co-inhabitants. With a 16:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of 27, students are sure to receive excellent tuition and attention from staff. With around 1,200 acres, 20 varsity sports, 11 recreational and athletic facilities and more than 80 ways to participate in intramural sports, there will be excitement and social events round every corner. There are also more than 400 clubs and organizations for undergraduate and graduate students to sign up to, whether you prefer the outdoors, concerts, movies or gaming, there will be no shortage of activities to engage with.