Tuition & Fees

$7,145

$23,868

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
34%
500-599
42%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
29%
500-599
48%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
47%
400-499
27%
300-399
2%
30-36
24%
24-29
43%
18-23
29%
12-17
4%
30-36
4%
24-29
55%
18-23
35%
12-17
6%
30-36
14%
24-29
54%
18-23
31%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,676
Declined + 757
Total Received 3,433
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Public

3,806

undergraduate students

24

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Environmental Studies
  3. Literature
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Codes

SAT 5013
ACT 3064

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School Facts

The University of North Carolina at Asheville, founded in 1927, is a public, liberal arts institution. Its 365-acre campus is located in Asheville, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,830
Established in 1927
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Asheville, NC

365-acre campus in Asheville (population: 87,882), 125 miles from Charlotte. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Charlotte; train serves Greenville, SC (60 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

University of North Carolina at Asheville
1 University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
2 fraternities 3% of male students
 
2 sororities 3% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
54%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
34%
500-599
42%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
29%
500-599
48%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
47%
400-499
27%
300-399
2%
30-36
24%
24-29
43%
18-23
29%
12-17
4%
30-36
4%
24-29
55%
18-23
35%
12-17
6%
30-36
14%
24-29
54%
18-23
31%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
(College Board and ACT application fee waivers)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
February 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,676
Declined + 757
Total Received 3,433

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Steve McKellips
Senior Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
P: 800 531-9842
F: 828 251-6482
admissions@unca.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $4,122
Room $5,134
Board $3,972
Additional fees $3,023
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $17,451
Average Financial Aid - $12,182
Total with Avg. Aid $5,269

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,182

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,264,135
State $2,799,405
Institutional $3,625,782
Other external $9,553
Total $11,698,875

Non-need-based

Federal $33,054
State $26,709
Institutional $642,701
Other external $5,747
Total $708,211

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big South Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Bulldogs
School colors
royal blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art
Art History
Atmospheric Science/Meteorology
Biology
Chemistry
Classics
Computer Science
Drama
Economics
Engineering
English
Environmental Studies
French
German
Health/Wellness Promotion
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Jazz
Journalism/Mass Communication
Liberal Arts
Management
Mathematics
Music
Music Technology
New Media
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies
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Undergraduate

99%

3,806
students

Female
58%
2,193

Male
42%
1,613

Graduate

1%

24
students

Female
42%
10

Male
58%
14

undergraduateFull-time

84%

3,227
students

Female
59%
1,882

Male
41%
1,345

undergraduatePart-time

16%

579
students

Female
54%
311

Male
46%
268

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

87%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 10
Countries most often represented Brazil
Indonesia
Italy
Mexico
South Africa
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Marcus Webb
Associate Director of Admissions
828 251-6481
mwebb@unca.edu

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