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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
UNC Asheville is an above-average public university located in Asheville, North Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,285 undergraduate students. The UNC Asheville acceptance rate is 80%. Popular majors include Psychology, Environmental Science, and Business. Graduating 62% of students, UNC Asheville alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,400.
About University of North Carolina at Asheville...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
Website

University of North Carolina at Asheville Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
Application Deadline
February 15
SAT Range
1080-1260
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$12,235/ 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
$8,060/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,285Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
541
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Open-minded
    44%
  • Seriously Creative
    28%
  • Tolerant
    11%
  • Open-mided and sometimes not understanding
    8%
  • Apathetic Hypocrites
    3%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
65%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.57 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    45%
  • Community
    23%
  • Comforting
    16%
  • Different
    13%
  • 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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University of North Carolina at Asheville Reviews

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My name is Corey Barclay, and I am an incoming freshman at the University of North Carolina Asheville. When I first visited the college I quickly noticed the positive energy everywhere on the campus. Everyone was nice from random students walking around to teachers helping me learn where to go. The environment on the campus is amazing. The school is spread out on a mountain, but everything is within the same proximity. It is very clean and very peaceful also. The only change that I would make to the school is to make it cheaper. I am on the Track and Field team at Asheville, but I am not getting any money to be on it. Plus I am an out-of-state student so it is super expense to be at the school. Other than that, I love the school and hope to continue my education there. Go Bulldogs!
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UNCA is the only non private liberal arts college in the state of North Carolina. Established in the culturally diverse mountain town of Asheville, UNCA embraces people of all backgrounds, lifestyles and personalities.
The school enrolls fewer than 4,000 students each semester, leading to a very small teacher-to-student ratio and small class sizes, which is great for learning and being able to interact one on one with the professor.
Alongside a strong Arts and Literature program, UNCA also offers Computer Science, Engineering, Astronomy and Environmental programs gifted with excellent infrastructure and technology for a student to excel, such as the astronomy observatory and the NEMAC, the National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center. The Kimmel Arena and Sheryll Center will attract the sports and physical health and fitness Majors as well.
And as a state university, the cost for in-state tuition is low, giving exceptional "bang for the buck".
I love how open this school is, allowing for people to experience new things all the time and see new ideas, cultures, people, etc. Along with this, the small classes and smaller overall school allows for you to form close relationships with other students, professors, advisors, etc., and allow for a student to never feel like just one in a faceless crowd, instead letting them feel like the individual they are. The liberal arts core is also very useful for students like me who have a variety of interests or curiosities about different subjects, allowing for more exploration than many traditional colleges