University of North Carolina at Asheville

527 reviews
  1. Asheville, NC
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of North Carolina at Asheville is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
One University Hts
Asheville, NC 28804
Website

University of North Carolina at Asheville Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
1100-1290
ACT Range
24-28
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$12,040/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,127/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,614/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,027/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,272/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,997/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,183Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Open-minded
    62%
  • Seriously Creative
    31%
  • Tolerant
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
60%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.35 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Comforting
    57%
  • Liberal
    29%
  • Community
    14%

After University of North Carolina at Asheville

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

527 reviews
  • Excellent
    123
  • Very Good
    182
  • Average
    184
  • Poor
    30
  • Terrible
    8
I like it because it is small and unique.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Everyone who works at UNCA is so professional, friendly, and welcoming. If you have a question, there are always people happy to help you, and they truly care about you on a personal level. I would highly recommend this university for anyone who wants a top-notch, personal education at a fraction of the cost of private schools. I have talked to several of my high school teachers, and every single one has stated that UNCA is the best public university in NC for undergraduates.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
There is so much opportunity to gain experience in my field through UNCA while in school. Since it's so small, professors can and will work individually with students who ask for help. I feel very welcomed and comfortable there. It feels like a second home.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago