Tuition & Fees

$7,295

$24,018

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
40%
500-599
41%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
30%
500-599
50%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
47%
400-499
27%
300-399
2%
30-36
21%
24-29
34%
18-23
36%
12-17
8%
6-11
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
41%
18-23
42%
12-17
12%
30-36
13%
24-29
45%
18-23
39%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,601
Declined + 562
Total Received 3,163
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Public

3,743

undergraduate students

19

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Environmental Studies
  3. Management
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Codes

SAT 5013
ACT 3064

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Location

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 3,762
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)

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Asheville, NC

365-acre campus in Asheville (population: 91,902), 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 28804-8510

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
45%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
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 4% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
80%
Bottom 1/2
20%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
40%
500-599
41%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
30%
500-599
50%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
47%
400-499
27%
300-399
2%
30-36
21%
24-29
34%
18-23
36%
12-17
8%
6-11
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
41%
18-23
42%
12-17
12%
30-36
13%
24-29
45%
18-23
39%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
(College Board and ACT application fee waivers)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,601
Declined + 562
Total Received 3,163

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability

Considered

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

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,781

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $4,122
Room $5,288
Board $4,092
Additional fees $3,173
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $17,875
Average Financial Aid - $12,781
Total with Avg. Aid $5,094

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,064,553
State $2,896,876
Institutional $3,872,533
Other external $17,750
Total $12,851,712

Non-need-based

Federal $34,052
State $16,586
Institutional $637,420
Other external
Total $688,058
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 828 251-6535
F: 828 232-2294
finaid@unca.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Mickey Olin
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
molin@unca.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Archery, Cross-Country, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Jujitsu, Running, Soccer, Tae Kwon Do, Track, Ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

Archery, Cross-Country, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Jujitsu, Running, Soccer, Tae Kwon Do, Track, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Brazilian Jujitsu, Cheerleading/dance Team, Dodgeball, Fencing, Flag Football, Inner-Tube Water Polo, Kickball, Lacrosse, Quidditch, Racquetball, Rugby, Running, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Janet Cone (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big South Conference
Mascot
Bulldogs
School colors
royal blue and white

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Environmental Studies
  3. Management

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Other

3,762

total students

88%

in-state

12%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

3,743
students

Female
57%
2,141

Male
43%
1,602

1%

19
students

Female
53%
10

Male
47%
9

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

3,232
students

Female
59%
1,883

Male
41%
1,349

14%

511
students

Female
51%
258

Male
49%
253

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
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

98%

Transfer applicants accepted

76%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended 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
  • 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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 10
Countries most often represented Brazil
Ecuador
Indonesia
Mexico
Nigeria
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 & Financial Aid
828 251-6260
mwebb@unca.edu

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