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University of North Carolina Asheville
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  • 4 Year
  • ASHEVILLE, NC

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Care. Compassion. Community. UNC Asheville continues to follow guidance from the CDC, North Carolina Department of Health and Health Services, and the UNC System as we plan for in-person academic instruction and activities to resume on campus in fall 2021. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

ONE UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS
ASHEVILLE, NC 28804
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
From University of North Carolina Asheville

UNC Asheville recognizes that a commitment to innovation requires openness to change and a willingness to do things differently. At UNCA, innovation drives thoughtful, intentional change though our academic programs, experiential learning, Division I Athletics and community engagement.

The University of North Carolina Asheville is North Carolina’s designated public liberal arts university with a commitment to teaching and learning that emphasizes critical thinking, clear communication, undergraduate research, collaboration, and open inquiry. Through small class sizes and high-impact experiences, UNCA prepares the next generation of leaders and innovators to meet the world's challenges head on.

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University of North Carolina Asheville Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
1060-1270
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$13,854 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,074 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 35 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 55 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 54 responses

Majors

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Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    73%
  • On Campus
    14%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,870 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
488
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
  • Open-minded
    45%
  • Seriously Creative
    26%
  • Tolerant
    12%
  • Open-mided and sometimes not understanding
    10%
  • Apathetic Hypocrites
    5%
  • gay
    2%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
66%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 65 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Liberal
    49%
  • Community
    21%
  • Comforting
    13%
  • Different
    10%
  • Abhorrent
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
68%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 28 responses

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