University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, NC, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Size of Town
Small city
In-State Students
85%
Out-Of-State Students
12%
US States Represented
44
Countries Represented
26
Ethnicity
African American
5%
Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
Hispanic
6%
Native American
1%
White
78%
Multiracial
4%
Unknown
3%
Percent of First Generation Students
22%
Student Organizations
85
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
45%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
96%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bulldogs
School Colors
royal blue and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable
Total Male Athletes
105
Total Female Athletes
123
Intramural Sports
17
Sports Club
21
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.60 Average Rating
Not just burgers, fries and pizza. There are plenty of healthy options along with a strong consideration for vegetarians and vegans.
Joshua from Waynesville, NC
The cafeteria has recently been updated this past semester. However, most students have complained that it's still not very good. You won't get 5-star meals and most of their ingredients are not organic or nutritional.
Solomon from Asheville, NC
The dining hall has excellent and diverse options every day, including daily vegetarian and vegan options. There are also multiple other satellite restaurants and cafes around campus. There are no fast-food chain options, and every place to get food has high-quality options.
Matthew from Asheville, NC
Really, really, healthy/organic focus on campus. Not really my thing. But then again I guess that's why I haven't gained the freshman fifteen...
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The dining hall has some pretty good options, but it's still cafeteria food and will probably upset your stomach. The other places to eat are pretty good but they are so expensive and will waste up your dining dollars. They do have good options for vegetarians and vegans, also.
Katie
the cafeteria is excellent. there are so many options, and desert is always awesome. on the off-chance that nothing in the caf is appealing, you can always go to highsmith, ramsey cafe, or the wellness cafe. we have a bunch of options around here. plus, if you really don't want anything on campus, you could walk fifteen minutes and be on merrimon avenue with plenty of dining options. another nice thing about all of the eateries on campus and around asheville is that they are considerate of people with specific diets, such as vegans, vegetarians, and glucose-free.
Rachel from Roaring River, NC
There are vegan and vegetarian options and it really allows for healthy eating.
Amanda from Southern Pines, NC
If you're an extreme health-nut or not a health-nut at all, eating at UNCA can be a little bit difficult. The quality of the food in the cafeteria wanes and waxes without warning, but there's always the other food courts scattered about the campus. UNCA supports the vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and offers gluten free options as well. They seem to fire the head chef every year, so you can't ever be sure what'll be there one year and gone the next. Overall, you can survive on cereal and salad if nothing else ever appeals to you. And I'd stay away from the peach cobbler, if I were you.
Teagan from Asheville, NC