University of North Carolina at Asheville

Asheville, NC, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
80%
Acceptance Rate
3,437
Students Applied
98%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
416
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2020
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$75
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
85%
Out-Of-State Students
12%
US States Represented
44
Countries Represented
26
46%
Submitting ACT
52%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1191
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
530
75th
610
Reading
25th
550
75th
650
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
21%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
17
Top 25%
42
Top 50%
80
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
100
$30k - $48k
48
$48k - $75k
70
$75k - $110k
55
$110k+
87

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@unca.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-531-9842
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.60 Average Rating
Get used to stairs. They're everywhere!
A
Have an open mind. If you're not from the area, you will come to UNC Asheville and have a culture shock. There are many unique people here that I for sure was not used to.
Katie
you should definitely be sure you want to go here. unca is a unique campus with all sorts of unique people. to enjoy living and learning here, you have to have an open mind, and be willing to let it become even more opened than it already is.
Rachel from Roaring River, NC
Be yourself and do not take too many or too little credit hours the first semester. Also, find out how to use the bus and taxi system. It is really helpful knowing how to get downtown or get home.
Amanda from Southern Pines, NC
Don't come to Asheville expecting everything to be tough and strict. The atmosphere is softer and less abrasive than that of a typical college. The authority figures here expect you to look after yourself rather than them constantly telling you what you should and shouldn't be doing. If you prefer to move at your own pace with only the guidance of due dates and your GPA, then UNCA is for you. Expect to walk around a lot, as Asheville is a city of health-junkies, and don't come live on campus unless you enjoy a certain amount of nature and cold winters.
Teagan from Asheville, NC
Be ready to work, but you are certainly getting your money's worth.
Joshua from Waynesville, NC
I would take a tour of the campus to see if it's a good fit. While there, be sure to ask students walking around what they think of the school. Also, try and meet with a professor in your major to ask questions about the curriculum and opportunities they have for students.
Solomon from Asheville, NC
If you're not comfortable with extreme progressiveness, you might want to pass this school by. Also, if you're not white, be aware that the population is rather saturated with whiteness. The saturation is counter-balanced by the progressiveness of general public opinion, but, the lack of racial diversity is certainly striking.
Matthew from Asheville, NC