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University of North Carolina at Asheville

Asheville, North Carolina

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Overview

Student Population
3,363
University of North Carolina at Asheville overview
Location Asheville, North Carolina
Online unca.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
University of North Carolina at Asheville overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Asheville, North Carolina, University of North Carolina at Asheville is a small four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 3,115 prospective students applied, and 2,474 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 586 enrolled in the school.  2,870 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 493 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $4,122 plus fees of $3,122. University of North Carolina at Asheville is ranked 421 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

6/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
6/10
Value

University of North Carolina at Asheville is rated within the top 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of North Carolina at Asheville within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
University of North Carolina at Asheville overview
SAT 1060/1270
ACT 21/28
GPA 3.47
Applications Accepted
79.4% 
University of North Carolina at Asheville overview
Applications Due Apr 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

North Carolina Resident Tuition
$4,122
In State Costs for University of North Carolina at Asheville
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$3,122
Room and Board $9,950
Budget for Other Expenses$2,464
Total One Year Cost$20,858
Out of State Resident Tuition
$21,470
Out of State Costs for University of North Carolina at Asheville
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$3,122
Room and Board $9,950
Budget for Other Expenses$2,464
Total One Year Cost$38,206

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$37,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
61% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of North Carolina at Asheville students
Subject Percent of Class
Psychology 12%
Social Sciences 11%
Visual and Performing Arts 11%
Business 8%
English and Literature 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199111 IPEDS survey data for University of North Carolina at Asheville.

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