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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  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
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
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

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
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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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,222Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Open-minded
    45%
  • Seriously Creative
    30%
  • Tolerant
    12%
  • Open-mided and sometimes not understanding
    9%
  • 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.54 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    43%
  • Community
    21%
  • Comforting
    18%
  • Different
    14%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
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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I love UNCA! A beautiful campus with diverse, talented, and intelligent students and staff.

UNCA has wonderful facilities that are open to the students for use to help further their studies, or just to relax with friends.

The teachers are wonderful and very helpful, I feel that I have learned so much in such a short amount of time on one of the most beautiful campuses.

The general mood of campus is uplifting, it makes my day to walk on campus. There are so many activities and clubs for students to join. Clubs and activities offered by UNCA were very helpful in the transfer transition to university.
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This is for the food. The niche rating is too low, trust me. We visited the campus with our son. We've eaten at several university cafeterias in a few different states and this was by far the best for healthy, fresh and tasty food. Why the Niche rating is an A- is mind boggling to me, because the food is most definitely an A+. I've eaten at other A+ rated cafeterias and this definitely meets the criteria. The chicken was fresh and some of the best I've ever had. The salad bar was great and they even had a selection of spices, I put rock salt on my chicken. Knowledge of allergies was also top notch. All I can guess is that the people rating the food on niche haven't eaten at any other universities!
UNCA is a very diverse and inclusive school, from what I’ve seen everyone is given an equal opportunity to be themselves, unapologetically. Coming from a background in very small schools, I was elated when I found UNCA, which helped me stay true to my small school roots. Although some of the initial getting in proved a little tricky, the staff were always willing and able to answer my questions, providing me with their best answers when they had them, and directing me to others when they didn’t. So far the students have been courteous and gracious and overall super welcoming. All I can say is that for me UNC Asheville is a wonderful fit, and I can’t wait to continue to learn from such a tight knit and caring college community.