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Asheville, North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Asheville Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of North Carolina at Asheville

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
93.6%
Admission Difficulty for University of North Carolina at Asheville
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into University of North Carolina at Asheville and can I get accepted? The school has a 94% acceptance rate ranking it #55 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,014 out of 3,219 applicants were admitted making University of North Carolina at Asheville an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent. University of North Carolina at Asheville typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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University of North Carolina at Asheville SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for University of North Carolina at Asheville
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for University of North Carolina at Asheville
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of North Carolina at Asheville?

University of North Carolina at Asheville typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of North Carolina at Asheville admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >96%
1155 to 1250 Avg + 94%-96%
1060 to 1155 Avg - 90%-94%
965 to 1060 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 965 Low <84%
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University of North Carolina at Asheville ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
61%
ACT Scores for University of North Carolina at Asheville
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for University of North Carolina at Asheville
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of North Carolina at Asheville?

Admission data indicates that University of North Carolina at Asheville regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 61 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of North Carolina at Asheville admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >97%
24 to 28 Avg + 94%-97%
21 to 24 Avg - 91%-94%
18 to 21 Reach 86%-91%
Less than 18 Low <86%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.98
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of North Carolina at Asheville. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of North Carolina at Asheville was 3.98 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.98 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of North Carolina at Asheville accepts 94% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of North Carolina at Asheville students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 69% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 8% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 3% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

54% of University of North Carolina at Asheville freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of North Carolina at Asheville students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 54%
Top 50% of class 90%
Bottom 50% of class 10%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

University of North Carolina at Asheville admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,036 1,183 3,219
Accepted 1,938 1,076 3,014
Acceptance Rate 95% 91% 94%
Enrolled 469 319 788
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 30% 26%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
17

Applicants have 17 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of North Carolina at Asheville and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of North Carolina at Asheville Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of North Carolina at Asheville
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

65% of students submit their SAT scores to University of North Carolina at Asheville. 61% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

94% of those who apply are granted admission to University of North Carolina at Asheville. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1250. 65% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. 61% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.