University of North Carolina at Asheville

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world rank  4380

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University Overview

Established in 1927, University of North Carolina at Asheville is a non-profit public state liberal arts higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Asheville (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), North Carolina. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 93 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UNCA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UNCA
Founded 1927
Motto Levo Oculos Meos In Montes
I Lift My Eyes to the Mountains
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address One University Heights
Asheville
28804-8510 North Carolina
United States
Tel +1 (828) 251 6600
Fax +1 (828) 251 6495

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office CPO 1320, Brown Hall - Lower Level
Asheville 28804-8510
(828) 251 6481
800 531 9842

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Associate's Colleges: High Career & Technical

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of North Carolina at Asheville's Library
University of North Carolina at Asheville's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 261,552 physical volumes, 8,020 physical media, 39,892 digital/electronic medium and 182 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
University of North Carolina at Asheville provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,724 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1958


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of North Carolina System
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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