UNCA is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Asheville, North Carolina, which is a predominantly urban area. UNCA has a yearly student enrollment of approximately 4,000.
Here is a list of some of the popular programs UNCA offers:
- English Language And Literature
- Natural Resources And Conservation
- Business And Marketing Studies
The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, school records, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Most students admitted to UNCA have an SAT score in a range of 1570 - 1890, or an ACT composite score between 22 - 27. Approximately 80% of all students that applied were admitted at University of North Carolina at Asheville, with 32% of those accepted choosing to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found here.
The cost of tuition is different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay around $5,900 and nonresidents pay $21,000 for the year. Housing may be available for students that want to live on-campus for around a cost of $4,600 each year. Students enrolled at UNCA may be eligible for aid which is generally grants and loans.
Athletic programs are available at UNCA through the NCAA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs offered may include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
- Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)
- Soccer (NCAA Division I-AAA)
- Tennis (NCAA Division I-AAA)
Students should visit the UNCA website to obtain a complete list of academic programs offered, admissions information, and more.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may provide a better idea of the candidates University of North Carolina at Asheville accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at University of North Carolina at Asheville is around 3,900 students, with undergraduate students making up about 99% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $75 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $3,800-$4,600
- Out-of-State: $19,000-$23,360
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $320-$390 per unit
- Out-of-State: $1,600-$1,900 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||71%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||60%||$6,544|
|Receiving Student Loans||51%||$5,971|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, University of North Carolina at Asheville may provide student services like:
- Online course work available
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
The overall graduation rate of University of North Carolina at Asheville is close to 60%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||37%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||19%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||4%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1990)
University of North Carolina at Asheville is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Big South Conference)
- Basketball (Big South Conference)
- Track and Field (Big South Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by University of North Carolina at Asheville by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
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- University of South Carolina - Upstate in Spartanburg, SC (54 miles away)
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- The University of Virginia's College at Wise in Wise, VA (93 miles away)
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