Admitted Students

Welcome to UNC Asheville!

We’re so excited for you to take this next step in your life and become a Bulldog.

As you think about starting college, you might be feeling eager, unsure, or even a little overwhelmed by the future. Know that choosing UNC Asheville means you’ll be supported every step of the way, from your first EmBark Orientation session to after you graduate and join our alumni community. Check out the resources below to learn more about life at UNC Asheville.

Student Life

You’ll begin your life as a Bulldog at EmBark Orientation. Students who want to get a head start can join us for optional Pre-Orientation Programs offering outdoor adventures, excursions in downtown Asheville (just two miles from campus!), and more ways to explore your college home.

Residential Life

Our 16 residence halls offer single, double, and suite-style rooms. Join a Living Learning Community and live on the same hall with others who share similar academic and personal interests! Learn More

EmBark Orientation

Make new friends while you learn about academics, class registration, campus activities and resources, and much more. Registration for EmBark will be opening in early April. Learn More

COVID-19 Updates

See how we've modified our curriculum and campus to prioritize the health and safety of the UNC Asheville community. Learn More

Academics In Action

UNC Asheville’s liberal arts and sciences education is all about empowering students to reach their potential and make real progress towards a better world.

About 70 percent of our students conduct original research alongside faculty mentors and undertake creative projects through UNC Asheville’s nationally-ranked Undergraduate Research Program, while others design their own innovative majors, solve complex problems, or work to support social justice. What do you want to achieve at UNC Asheville and beyond?

Original Minds

From stories of Vietnamese expeditions to artificial intelligence, our Original Minds video series highlights how students pursue their passions in inspiring ways. Watch the Videos

Campus Stories

Meet some of the students and faculty who are connecting curiosity and critical thinking, imagination and impact, and opportunity and responsibility. Read More


We’re here to help! Please feel free to contact our Office of Admission & Financial Aid at 828.251.6481 or