Appalachian State University is a public university established in 1899. It has over 17,000 undergraduates and is a stone’s throw away from Blue Ridge Mountain at Boone, North Carolina. It has a breathtaking campus, where it’s possible to go sledding and truly embrace the winter! It’s no wonder App State is ranked the fourth for happiest and most satisfied students in the country. The university’s surrounding town is naturally gorgeous with waterfalls, swimming holes and places to climb, hike and fish. It is well rounded academically, giving its prospective students a fair shot at any of their offered majors. The feeling of family is eminent, and its sports games receive a ton of support and noise! The football team’s historic victory against Michigan State in 2007 remains unforgotten. It has an award winning radio station, and amazing local restaurant and music scene. Steven J. Dubner and Eric Church are among the university’s notable and talented alumni! App State is a place that routinely challenges its students, encouraging them to step outside their comfort zone.