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Founded in 1927, University of North Carolina at Asheville. is a Public college. Located in North Carolina, which is a city setting in North Carolina, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 3,798 full time undergraduate students, and 23 full time graduate students.
The University of North Carolina at Asheville Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 224 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of North Carolina at Asheville include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at UNCA are considered Less Selective, with ,20% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 19 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
95% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 55% were in the top quarter, and 20% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of North Carolina at Asheville.
61 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
62 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.
63 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
63 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.
63 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
63 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.
63 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.
25 Students rated University of North Carolina at Asheville
It is a great environment and I love the school as a whole. It has really given me a sense of involvement in the community and in school in general. The school is great and it allows me to make sure I stay focused on not only my work but making myself a better person.
UNCA is a terrific school! The atmosphere is very vibrant, and there is always something to do. We literally have hundreds of clubs/recreational sports and activities. The professors are amazing, classroom sizes are perfect, they are big enough to hold good class discussions with multiple perspectives but small enough to where one can directly interact with the professors. There is a great network of support from the staff and other students, and it's a very easy campus to navigate, once one gets familiar with it. All in all, UNCA is an awesome school, Go Bulldogs!
I have really enjoyed my time at UNC Asheville, and look forward to the rest of my time at the campus. The faculty that I have had experience with have all been helpful and are very interested in student learning. The environment of politics on campus is opinionated, but people are respectful of differing opinions and viewpoints. There are also a lot of ways that students can get involved in campus life and community service activities.
It's a small but scenic campus that is easy to navigate through. The professors are driven to teach and help the students succeed. The students are very active in supporting liberal issues, although sometimes the passion can be rather heated. The food isn't brown mystery meat, but sometimes it's a little too 'fancy', 'trendy' or 'local'. It's a good affordable institution designed for people active in liberal politics.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of North Carolina at Asheville is 75%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I was really uptight in high school before graduated early and went to California to live in a tent and volunteer with the American Conservation Experience. The four months I spent away from the people I grew up with was life-changing. I realized that I loved traveling, meeting new people, and helping to clean up the environment which is why I am majoring in International Studies and minoring in Environmental Studies. Going to college was easier for me because I realized I could make it on my own. My high school self was insecure. I would tell myself to relax and "you will find your way." I am still finding my way, but with so much more certainty that whatever life throws my way, I will be able to thrive.
My classmates tend to be either disinterested in class or focused on making a really good grade.
The worst thing is sometimes the students get so involved the administration sometimes forgets we're students first, not professionals.
A small liberal arts college that is accepting of everyone.
The school is very into environmental issues and activism. People don't shove it in your face, but you'll notice signs around the school about "going green." If you didn't know a lot about the environment in high school, get ready to be exposed to it in college.
You're on stage beginning on day one. This means that the person who sat behind you in psych 101 is the same person your roommate will date junior year and the same person you will go to India with while studying abroad. Now that I am days away from completing my senior year, I am amazed at how many of my friends know each other and at how often I run into people I know all around town. It can be overwhelming at times, but as long as you do not have serious drama with anyone, you'll be fine. Just know that going into it.
The administration sometimes needs help or reminders, but no school has a perfect administration. It helps to stay on your graduation checksheet and make sure that all AP credit goes through correctly. I'm graduating a semester early even after studying abroad because I made sure that what I thought I was getting credit for, I really was getting credit for.
The people at this school are some of the most creative, funny, and genuinely nice people you will ever meet. There is always something to do---but the fun stuff is off campus. Try to move off campus by your junior year at the latest. But if your friends are still on campus sophomore year, it's okay to stay there, too. Just be aware that you will get sick of the caf food and feel claustrophobic in any dorm.
I don't think anyone at our school likes to use stereotypes, but I suppose if you were to "label" students, they would fit more into a "stoner" category. Everyone seems very active in their work, their community, and environmentally friendly. There is also a large spectrum of sexualities.
UNCA has high standards for the AP credits that they accept . They don't typically accept lower than a 5 for most courses, although some other schools are known to accept 3's and 4's. Had I known this ahead of time, I might have payed better attention in my AP classes. Also, I wish that I had known the value of meeting one-on-one with professors when I began here. I took me three semesters to discover how much professors are really willing to go out of their way to assist students who simply ask for help.
Professors will not only learn your name (for the most part), but they will engage in conversations with you in the hall and likely talk about you with other professors. My largest class was about 70, but that professor not only knew the name of every student in the class, but remember a trait about them and would still recognize them years later.
Most students love intellectual banter outside of class. At house parties, you'll run into people from your classes all the time and the biggest ice breaker is, "So how about that ___ class? Isn't it interesting?"
Also, if you can, join the honors program. The commitment is really minimal but your class choices are a lot more diverse and widespread. I'm a literature major and a lot of the honors seminars are geared toward people who like to read and analyze.
Everyone hates the humanities curriculum, but it is part of the core requirements of the course. So just get through it. And take them in the summer if you can--no lectures.
Honestly, high school, academically, was harder than college. Because of AP credit, I was not required to take a math, science, foreign language or English class. However, college isn't just about academics. There are going to be lots of transitions throughout your four years--whether from relationship to relationship, apt to apt, or major to major. Just be ready to be more flexible than you've ever been in your entire life.
People are open minded.
UNC A is a liberal arts school that pushes creativity. As a student, I am encouraged to dialogue with my peers and professors, and our course offerings are awesome!
I brag that I can actually talk and joke around with all of my professors because they are cool. Also, the engineeringprogram here is ran through NC State so you have the ability to earn 2 degrees when you graduate, 1 from Asheville and 1 from NC State.
The most frustrating thing about UNCA is the lack of time on the professors hands to teach AND advise. There are several adjunct professors. The professors who have recieved tenior are are the professors whom really understand the steps that students need to take in order to graduate from UNCA. A common problem in this situation is a student taking class(es) that are not actually required for that student's individual graduation. This leads to the student paying surcharge fees of 150% of their tuition rate later in their education at UNCA.
The University of North Carolina is for students who want to be involved in the campus and city of Asheville communities. It offers undergraduates small class sizes, opportunities to conduct undergraduate researh and has professors who are only commited to undergraduates, There are no Master or PHD programs to compete with. This is not a school for someone who just wants to sit on the sidelines. It is a interactive community that supports educational growth beyond the classroom.
I do not think that someone who is looking for a big town or a big school should attend this school. The people who attend this school are artistic and are looking for a strong education without the distractions of a big school. Anyone who just wants to blend into his or her classes should not go here because the individuality of all the students in openly expressed.
In short, I'd say this school is a hit or miss, depending on the student as an individual. Want sports? Want nightlife? Want a big college atmosphere? Want huge Greek Life? Go some place else. Want small, intimate classes? A liberal atmosphere? A beautiful place to live? An inexpensive school? Come here.
Social life = a good reason NOT to come to UNC-A. You can easily make friends with classmates, floormates, etc., but if you're well experienced with the Asheville area, like I was, then you'll have nothing to explore and you'll ultimately miss out on a key, explorational aspect of college life. I talk to people who are even from far away and are incredibly bored on weekends and after class. Many people leave on the weekends, which is no fun. All of the good parties happen far away, off campus ... and drinking is HEAVILY scrutinized in dorms. So don't try it. People smoke, and it's easy to get away with, and the lay-back-chill-and-smoke vibe is much more rampant than a "let's party!" attitude on campus. Theatre auditions are open to everyone, not just drama majors, and sometimes we get okay speakers to come to campus - emphasis on "okay." We're just too small to bring in anyone great. Go to the Orange Peel, Grey Eagle, or Civic Center if you want to see some good shows.
To some degree. But there are very bright, politically and socially active students on campus. Yes, the school is definitely more left-wing leaning, but conservatives do exist on campus. Surprisingly enough, parties aren't rampant here ... but Marijuana is the drug of choice for many students.
We have a big beautiful new gym which offers different types of sports and fitness. People do go to our sports games, but it isn't a majority of students. There is a big deal if a big team is coming or we are in the running for a championship or something but besides that few people really care. There is a group of students which go to a lot of games though.
We're a bunch of weed smoking, tree hugging hippies
Like with any college people can be in a relationship one day and single the next. You can be in a distance relationship all four years or not one at all--it doesn't really matter. Just make sure you're not tied down to where you can't go out with your friends. Those people really suffer socially here. Oh, and realize that there is a 97% chance you and your high school sweetheart will break up within the first year. Don't be held down, learn to be independent and take some risks.
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76% of students
attending University of North Carolina at Asheville receive some sort of financial aid.
33% were awarded federal grants.
While 52% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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