University of North Carolina at Asheville

547 reviews
  1. Asheville, NC
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 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 26 responses
Report
  • Open-minded
    54%
  • Seriously Creative
    23%
  • Open-mided and sometimes not understanding
    12%
  • Tolerant
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
64%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.47 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    52%
  • Comforting
    19%
  • Community
    14%
  • Different
    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%
68%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses

Reviews

547 reviews
  • Excellent
    132
  • Very Good
    191
  • Average
    186
  • Poor
    30
  • Terrible
    8
It's a very open school with great professors who are willing to work with you, and great dorm rooms. Freshman courses are very hard to get into, however, particularly the required science courses that are part of the Gen-Ed requirements. All of the dorm rooms are devised into suites, and you are never sharing a bathroom with more than three to five other people. Although the school says that it is racially diverse, the majority of students that go here are white. It's a very liberal school in a very liberal city, which is awesome! There is a great transportation system that is easy to use: two bus routes go to the school, and it's easy to get to downtown Asheville. The weather here is temperamental, however: some days, the sky just opens.
  • College Junior
  • 11 months ago
No merit aid whatsoever. Many of the departments don't have adequate funding, either, for scholarships.

Also, way more loans were offered to me than grants. What's up with that?

Lastly, and please, please, please look into doing something about this. Fix the IRS Data Retrieval tool!

Due to multiple problems that rose while processing my financial aid, I wasn't able to receive any aid until my mom used the IRS data retrieval tool (which we didn't need last year). By using that tool, my mom lost all of her pension funding because that money was instead put in towards our expected family contribution, when in reality, that money was NOT available. This took away from receiving the Pell Grant, meaning I lost the ability to apply to all of the scholarships associated with it, too. That really sucked, and it took away several thousand dollars from my family (as my brother is at UNCA, too, and my parents are paying for both of us). Now my brother and I are both working full time and trying to help my parents make up for that lost money so that we can afford to stay in school.
  • College Freshman
  • May 22 2015
Great Diverse Variety! There are plenty of dining options in Asheville. I mean restaurants door to door. Even vegans and vegitarians will have no problem finding something good to eat. Asheville has a diverse variety such as french, german, italian, mexican, greek, mediterranean, asian, and continental. They are downtown, which is right off of campus, so they are very convenient. The only drawback is some of these restaurants can be a little costly and many places do not have student discounts. Doc Chey's and Tallgary's Cantina are my two personal favorites. It is also really cool how you can buy Papa John's pizza with your student OneCard (munch money).
  • College Junior
  • July 18 2012