Asheville, NC
Tuition (in-state)
$19,738 ($5,916)
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Reviews 352 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Asheville is not generally an expensive city to eat in, it has it's chain of franchises, but very few McDonald and Taco Bell type places. Pizza places, some restaurants and general stores do have some nice student discounts and the bus is free, so it's easy to get to food.

There are lots of healthy choices, there are places with vegan/ vegetarian options that actually taste good, there's a lot of Chinese(some MSG free), and many other choices like Cookout and Home style Barbecue

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: UNCA students are all very unique, so there is someone for everyone. The typical, I suppose is not being prone to sagging, generally well-dressed for the artsy side, more outdoorsy/ ready to go hiking or pull out a hammock at any moment. As a whole, this is a liberal arts college so people are very different and it is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains so many people like to explore the trails often.The school cultivates diversity and appreciation of said diversity including the development of our relationships.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The strictness is very average for a public university. It's hard to get expelled for something, but the strictness comes in at places that make the campus all the more safe and I really do appreciate is. If one is going to college just to let loose and party on campus all the time, I'm sure that the school would seem strict, but I don't think that the rules seem that hard to follow.

4 College Junior

Diversity: All I can say, at the risk of being vague, is that I've met people from many different backgrounds. The school is predominantly white, but there is diversity and the intercultural society can help you to connect with people with a similar background if you need. Despite the clear racial majority, the religious, economic, sexual orient, political background vary pretty consistently.

4 College Junior

Athletics: UNCA has amazing swimming and soccer teams (division 1), I don't know much about the Varsity/ NCAA sports teams. there are also table tennis, wiffle ball, ultimate frisbee teams and other intramural sports teams on campus. The school facilities are quite impressive and there is a lot of school spirit all around and a lot of support for most of our teams. The recreation department is also great, providing many free classes, like cycling twice a week, yogalates, tabata, abs, and personal trainers.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Being in a Greek society is just like being in any other club, but there is more involvement. If you don't want to live with the other member it's not necessarily required, but it is nice. Greek students are not really viewed differently from any other student, which goes along with the general atmosphere of UNCA which encourages you to really do what you really enjoy.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: So UNC-Asheville is rated one of the safest schools in North Carolina and the safest in the UNC public University system, so no problems there. There is so much to do if you enjoy the outdoors, the school offers free trips that include hiking, biking, and rock climbing and in some cases, this is included in a day trip that includes the activity and then you eat dinner with those you just went on the trip with.

There are free Bike rentals on campus and if you have yopur own bike there is a bike shop that teaches you how to fix it and maintain it if need be. There are so many free recreational classes including yoga certification and the city even has a free yoga studio (Asheville Community Yoga) that does accept donations.

Asheville is home to The Grey Eagle and The Orange Peel, one of Rolling Stones top five music venues and their prices aren't outrageous, as well as the arts festivals (the art walk, Bluff Mtn. festival, Moogfest, Downtown After Five) and the nightlife in general is pretty diverse, so lots of options.

Shopping in Asheville in general is geared toward stimulating the local economy so there are a lot of nice shops with high quality and lower prices, lots of specialty stores, there is a mall with stores like The GAP and American Eagle.

Anyone who goes to school there will tell you about just how nice everyone seems to be to everyone else. There is just a general culture of acceptance that coats the atmosphere in Asheville.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: It is extremely difficult and confusing. But once you have it completed, you're golden.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Everything on campus looks amazing. The athletics department, the library: it all looks beautiful.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: It is very accepting of diversity. I haven't seen a school quite like it before.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I think that my major is probably one of the best majors on campus, especially as far as the staff goes. The way they teach and the way they handle themselves is very impressive.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: It really was not that difficult to get into the program. The faculty were very welcoming, and it was not difficult at all.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: It seems pretty good. I haven't heard many problems from any students about it.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: It is an extremely safe campus to be on, with plenty of emergency buttons to push all throughout campus, and the police are always on campus as well.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There's quite a bit of diversity, but not as much as you would think.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I had no problems getting into my program (new media).

College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far when visiting it's been pretty cool, but i'm a transfer so we'll see

College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletic facilities are really nice, at least what i've seen anyways, I was kind of sad there's not much besides basketball.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Definitaly better than the last school I was at.

College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: transfer student, so i don't know yet.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I enjoy the on campus housing. I live in West Ridge which is the furthest away from the Quad. Don't let that stop you from living here. It is great because when you need a quite place to study, you do not have to go to the library. You can easily use one of the many study rooms available.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Downtown Asheville has a great night life. There are always people doing something (i.e. drum circles)

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Everyone says that if you are tired of living on campus, off campus will be a nice change.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I feel like our school has little to no school spirit.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is great in the fall, not too hot and not too cold, with little to no humidity.


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