Quick Facts

With more than 3,800 students from 37 states and 28 countries, UNC Asheville is one of the nation’s top public liberal arts universities and one of the 17 institutions in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville, the headquarters of the Council of Liberal Arts and Colleges (COPLAC), offers more than 30 majors leading to the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science and bachelor of fine arts degrees. UNC Asheville also awards a Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Campus Life

  • Residence Halls: 37 percent of degree-seeking undergraduates live on campus, while another third live within a one-mile radius of campus.
  • Athletics: 16 NCAA Division 1 teams
  • Student Groups: More than 60 clubs and organizations, ranging from honor societies to intramural sports
    Intercultural Center & Office of Multicultural Student Programs: The Intercultural Center houses comfortable spaces for meetings, social events and programs involving such diverse groups as Alliance, (ASIA) Asheville Students Interested in Asia, Black Students Association, Herman@s Orgullos@s en Las Americas (HOLA) and Hillel.
  • The Sherrill Center: Wilma M. Sherrill Center is the university’s largest facility, offering a range of academic and outreach programs focused on healthy living and wellness promotion. The center is home to the Kimmel Arena and to the academic
  • Department of Health and Wellness, with classrooms, dedicated space for undergraduate research, a high-tech teaching/demonstration kitchen, and research and learning labs. The Sherrill Center includes an expansive fitness center, a biofeedback lab and meditation room, and the Wellness Café.
  • Kimmel Arena: The Kimmel Arena, which is part of the Sherrill Center, can seat up to 3,800 people for concerts, commencements, convocations, lectures, intercollegiate men’s and women’s basketball games, health fairs, and community events.


  • Mean SAT Score for First-Year Students: 1185 (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math, Fall 2018)
  • Mean ACT Score for First-Year Students: 25.2 (Fall 2018)
  • Visit our Tuition & Fees page for cost information.

Financial Aid

More than 68 percent of students receive financial aid, with more than 70 percent of financial need met for an average recipient.

Annual Report

Read our 2017 Annual Report to learn more about UNC Asheville’s academics, initiatives, and achievements.