B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
University of North Carolina at Asheville is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
One University Hts
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
73%
SAT Scores Range
1100-1290
ACT Scores Range
24-28
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for University of North Carolina at Asheville

Cost

Net Price
$12,040/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,127/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,614/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,027/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,272/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,997/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,183Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Open-minded
    54%
  • Seriously Creative
    23%
  • Open-mided and sometimes not understanding
    12%
  • Tolerant
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
64%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.47 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    52%
  • Comforting
    19%
  • Community
    14%
  • Different
    14%

After University of North Carolina at Asheville

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
47%
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

University of North Carolina at Asheville Reviews

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My school is almost perfect! I didn't even tour it, and it is perfect! The food is super healthy, there are plenty of free fitness options, movie nights every Friday, lots of activities on Thursdays from 11-1, and a school that focuses on safety and acceptance. The cops are super nice, and the staff in general is! The only thing I wish would improve is parking. They are working on a new residence hall/dormitory area but we really need more parking for the people we already have.
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I graduated from the Classics Department in 2011--now going back for a Teaching License--and had nothing but the best experience with my major. The professors are caring, wildly knowledgeable in their area, and present challenging authors for translation with a depth of interpretation one would expect from a book. As with most, I liked the other departments less. Some of the requirements are useless in a larger view. Many aspects are regulated excessively into administrative quagmire, much to the disgust of the majority of professors (who want to teach, not fill out forms for five different administrative divisions). I would like to see a respectable literary journal begin; money-allocation for the arts and events (as opposed to athletics). The English Department needs work though there are standout professors. I came across an “expert” in Century Modernism who didn't know who Louis Zukofsky was. Which is as bad as an "expert" in the History of Psychology being ignorant of Adler.
The University of North Carolina at Asheville has a unique, diverse community. Classes are challenging and rigorous. Professors across campus, especially in the Psychology and Health & Wellness departments, are brilliant. There is plenty to get involved in on campus from literary clubs and political groups to sports and academic organizations. On campus job and research opportunities are vast. In fact, UNCA has a service-learning curriculum meaning all students will participate in some type of community service as an amendum to certain courses. I have enjoyed the service learning projects I have been a part of. The food on campus is good too. I prefer Rosetta's Kitchen. There they have scrumptious organic and vegan selections. UNCA is a small school with about 3,800 students. I personally love the small classes and community atmosphere that come with that. Just walking around campus I always see someone I know whether it be a student or professor.