We believe true understanding comes from making connections between ideas, from studying problems and concepts in context. That conviction is the heart of the liberal arts education you’ll find at UNC Asheville. It’s a multifaceted approach that introduces students to the arts of the intellect through the full spectrum of knowledge — liberal only in the breadth of ideas and perspectives.

Here, learning extends well beyond the classroom, limited only by our creativity, enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity. From biochemistry to music, from psychology to management, UNC Asheville encourages each student to explore further and dig deeper. Our special programs and activities are designed to stretch thinking skills, broaden horizons and provide valuable real-world experience that will complement and intensify the classroom learning long after graduation. It’s an educational approach that prepares students for successful careers and successful lives.