University of North Carolina at Asheville

1 University Heights, Asheville, United States
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Overview of University of North Carolina at Asheville

About this school

UNC at Asheville, founded in 1927, is a public, liberal arts institution. Its 265-acre campus is located in Asheville, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,826
    • Men:1,653 (43.2%)
    • Women:2,173 (56.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of North Carolina at Asheville is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
4

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One University Heights
City, State, Zip
Asheville, NC  28804-3299
Phone
(828) 251-6481
Fax
(828) 251-6385
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins December 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Minimum course requirement required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
81% of 3,358 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 2,146 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 1,212 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
833 (31%) of 2,730 admitted students enrolled
Women
495 (28%) of 1,800 admitted students enrolled
Men
338 (36%) of 930 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.40
375 And Above
23%
3.50 - 3.74
28%
3.25 - 3.49
24%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
574 average |530-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
31%
• Score 500 - 600
54%
• Score 400 - 500
10%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
602 average |550-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
45%
• Score 500 - 600
36%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |22-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
11%
• Score 24 - 29
49%
• Score 18 - 23
37%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,145|Out-of-state: $23,868
  • Room & Board: - $9,106 (71.30775254502741%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (9.397024275646045%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,464 (19.29522317932655%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of North Carolina at Asheville accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002907
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
583 (87.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
390 (66.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
382 (97.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
98 (25.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$12,857
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 354 (92.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,410
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 265 (69.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,307
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 67 (17.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
69 (10.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,066

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,471 (79.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,799 (72.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,770 (98.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
483 (27.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$12,231
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,564 (88.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,071
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,283 (72.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,647
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 271 (15.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
263 (8.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,248

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,824
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
4.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,572

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


224

Part-Time Faculty


100

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


61%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 40% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,027,284

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of North Carolina at Asheville provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


74.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


42.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


59.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


61.8%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (32)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Visual and performing arts, Psychology, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Liberal Arts

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Liberal Studies

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    87,236

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    365 acres

    Environment


    Urban environment

    Campus Size


    Weather


    Temperature
    24.8 average low in January, 80.4 average high in September
    Rain
    126 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Airport
    125 mile(s) from campus in Charlotte
    Nearest Bus Station
    1 mile(s) from campus in Asheville
    Nearest Train Station
    60 mile(s) from campus in Greenville

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Coed housing, disabled student housing

    Students of College Housing


    38% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Freshmen are required to live on campus

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    62%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division I
    Mascot
    Bulldog
    School Colors
    Royal blue and white

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Soccer
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Soccer
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    badminton, basketball, racquetball, soccer, volleyball, water polo

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    University of North Carolina at Asheville offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, alliance, black student association, gaming club, underdog productions

    Sororities


    3% of women participate

    Fraternities


    3% of men participate

    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    3,285

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    3,826
    Women
    2,173
    Men
    1,653

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 2.0% Asian
    • 4.6% Black/African-American
    • 6.3% Hispanic/Latino
    • 4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 78.8% White
    • 3.3% Unknown

    International Students


    1.4% from 26 countries

    Average Age


    22

    Number of Graduate Students


    26

    Student Resources

    Study resources