University of North Carolina at Asheville

Asheville, NC, USA
3.60 Average Rating

The University of North Carolina at Asheville is a 4-year public school and the only liberal arts college in the UNC system. UNC Asheville awards undergrad degrees in over 30 academic majors and is home to The National Conference on Undergraduate Research. In addition to classroom facilities, the UNC Asheville campus includes the Lookout Observatory and STEAM Studio featuring 3D printing technology. Throughout the school year, UNC Asheville holds a number of all-campus social events from the Rockypalooza kickoff of the new school year to the Turning of the Maples autumn social. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
81%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
85%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
67%
Submitting ACT
65%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1159
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
3,852
Total Number of Undergrads
3,826
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
49%
20-39 Students
46%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
42%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
62%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,235
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,145
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$23,868
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,106
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
78%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
67%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,060
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
67%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,426
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,102

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
53%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,681
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,116
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$214
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
85
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
38%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bulldogs
School Colors
White/Royal Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Big South Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Asheville
Raleigh
Charlotte
Greensboro
Atlanta
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$34,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.60 Average Rating
UNCA is an excellent place to find your creative side. The professors have a vested interest in your learning. Student body is friendly!
Joshua from Waynesville, NC
I really appreciate how passionate each professor is in the classroom. The class sizes are very small for a public university so I get more out of my education. I am getting much more out of my degree because of the class size.
Solomon from Asheville, NC
UNCA is the only Liberal Arts school in the UNC system. The community at large is exceptionally LGBTIA-friendly and a generally progressive place. The small relatively small student body gives the college a quaint feel, an almost unheard-of perk for state schools these days.
Matthew from Asheville, NC
It's all how you make it. Some people love it here because they are artsy and different. Others, like myself, will probably transfer because it's definitely not how they pictured it.
Katie
unca is a wonderful place. the environment is friendly and conducive to learning and the people are great. attending here will give you as many opportunities to learn outside the classroom as it does in the classroom.
Rachel from Roaring River, NC
This school is so awesome because it a small, art-based school that appreciates quirks and individuality. I love the city of Asheville too; the town is so eclectic and colorful. The student-teacher ratio is great, and I am close with about 75% of my professors.
Amanda from Southern Pines, NC
It has a friendly, clean, and easy environment. I would recommend it to both introverts and extroverts. The small class sizes make learning easy and intimate.
Teagan from Asheville, NC