BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has received high honors in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings for its academics, value, innovation and other factors. Appalachian has placed among the top 15 public and private southern universities since the rankings were first published in 1986.
In other U.S. News & World Report honors, Appalachian ranked:
- 2nd in the “Best Undergraduate Teaching” category among southern regional universities
- 3rd in the Most Innovative Schools category among southern regional universities, in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities
- 11th in the “Best Value Schools” category for southern regional universities
Appalachian also placed among the top 25 southern regional schools for “A+ Schools for B Students,” which were not ranked. The university also was among 29 “Academic Programs to Look For” for the first-year experience it offers students, one of only 15 public institutions in this category. These schools also were not ranked.
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