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University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, NC
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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,806
   Women 2,193 (57.6%)
   Men 1,613 (42.4%)
Graduate Students 24
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 78% of 3,433 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.48
SAT Math 558 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 580 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $19,188
Out-of-state: $35,583
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $6,842
Out-of-state: $23,237
  Room and Board $8,746
Average Percent of Need Met 77%
Average Freshman Award $11,656
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 216
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 39% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Asheville Population 87,236
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 96% of freshmen, 39% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Bulldog
Sororities 3% of women participate
Fraternities 3% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
4.4% Black/African-American
5.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.4% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students 1.3% from 20 countries
First-Year Students Returning 78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 39.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 13.0%