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.
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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
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.
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.