It's a very open school with great professors who are willing to work with you, and great dorm rooms. Freshman courses are very hard to get into, however, particularly the required science courses that are part of the Gen-Ed requirements. All of the dorm rooms are devised into suites, and you are never sharing a bathroom with more than three to five other people. Although the school says that it is racially diverse, the majority of students that go here are white. It's a very liberal school in a very liberal city, which is awesome! There is a great transportation system that is easy to use: two bus routes go to the school, and it's easy to get to downtown Asheville. The weather here is temperamental, however: some days, the sky just opens.