Appalachian is consistently listed among the top 15 southern universities by U.S. News and World Report and a best value by Forbes and Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazines.
Student learning and student success come from a challenging academic curriculum, Member classroom environments and close collaboration between faculty members and students on scholarly activities. A strong emphasis on undergraduate research, global learning and interdisciplinary connections are at the core of Appalachian's academic activities.
Students learn to adapt to new environments, integrate knowledge from diverse sources and continue learning throughout their lives. An emphasis on community service, internships, campus involvement and cultural and recreational activities creates a lively, energetic and engaging campus environment where learning can take place both inside and outside the classroom.