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
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
University of North Carolina at Asheville is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
Website
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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
76%
Application Deadline
February 15
SAT Range
1040-1250
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$11,571/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,695/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,225/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,280/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,898/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,171/ 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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,296Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Open-minded
    47%
  • Seriously Creative
    27%
  • Tolerant
    13%
  • Open-mided and sometimes not understanding
    10%
  • Apathetic Hypocrites
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
63%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.51 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    44%
  • Comforting
    20%
  • Community
    20%
  • Different
    16%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,000/ 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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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.
Asheville is such an amazing and diverse college. The professors know you by name and not a number in their classroom. It doesn't matter that you're religious, nonreligious, of the LGBTQ community, of ethnicity, or anything else because everyone welcomes you with open arms and has nothing but respect. The only downside is that we don't have a ton of great dining options because we are a small campus. We value farm to table eating so fast food is not a big thing on our campus. We're a short walk from downtown Asheville so there are a ton of great off-campus eating options, and fun activities to do on the weekends. The school offers equipment to go canoeing, hiking, camping, paddle boarding, and a bunch of other outdoor activities. We have beautiful 360 mountain views and amazing science and art programs! Getting a job on campus is really easy and it pays well! Go Bulldogs!!