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Study at University of North Carolina At Asheville

The University of North Carolina Asheville, also known as UNCA, is a coeducational, four year, public university of liberal arts situated in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. It was established in 1927 as Buncombe County Junior College, part of the Buncombe County Public School System. After a few name and status changes, it adopted its present name in 1969. UNCA is part of the University of North Carolina system. THe university offers bachelor and master degrees and several other professional programs in diverse Course Topics.

UNCA's sports teams are nicknamed the Bulldogs. They compete in the NCAA Division I and in the Big South Conference. The Bulldogs are popular for their basketball team.

Profile of University of North Carolina At Asheville

UNC Asheville can be found in Asheville, NC (a small city). The school is a public institution. The Master's degree is the highest degree at UNC Asheville.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in science, music, mathematics, art studies, drama and performing arts, computer science and engineering, therapy and Counselling, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

UNC Asheville Selectivity

UNC Asheville does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 530 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 520 to 630, but ranged both higher and lower.


A tenure system is one way UNC Asheville works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at the school are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 3, 701 students were enrolled in UNC Asheville.

Student Life

Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. UNC Asheville student athletes compete in Big South Conference competitions.

UNC Asheville Tuition and Affordability

Bargain hunters might want to look at the school, which charges less than many schools of its type.

UNC Asheville Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts173English, sociology, history, liberal arts and sciences, political science, economics, Spanish language, French language, . . .
Therapy and Counselling91psychology
Business and Management73business management, accounting, operations management
Science56biology, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, physics
Media38mass communication
Computer Science and Engineering35computer science, web design
Conservation and Resource Management23environmental studies
Art Studies21art studies
Music17music, various music studies
Fine Arts13fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts10drama
Religion and Philosophy8philosophy, religion
Medical administration7public health Education

Contact: UNC Asheville

University of North Carolina At Asheville

One University Hts

Asheville, NC 28804-8510

General Phone: (828) 251-6600


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