At the intersection of what’s known and what’s possible.
Your time at UNC Asheville will inspire you to think, question, create, and act with purpose.
Relationships are the heart of UNC Asheville. World-class faculty ask tough questions to inspire students toward better solutions. Whether working alongside faculty in the lab, debating economic policy over coffee, or discussing plans for life after college, your world-class faculty will be dedicated to raising your game.
UNC Asheville offers experiences where every path leads to a new vista and where there’s room for every voice.
Build an original future at UNC Asheville.
Original Minds In Action
UNC Asheville’s Original Minds video series highlights our students, faculty and alumni as they connect curiosity and critical thinking, courage and challenge, imagination and impact, and opportunity and responsibility in their work, research and creative projects.
3,300 students from 43 states and 17 countries
45% of students live on campus (all first-year students
live on campus)
8 Living Learning Communities focused on academics,
social justice, wellness, and more
16 NCAA Division I Teams
60+ student clubs and organizations, ranging from
honor societies to intramural sports
20 students per class on average
221 full-time faculty members, 87% with terminal degrees
30+ majors in the Humanities, Natural Sciences,
Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies
70% of students complete undergraduate research
(UNC Asheville founded the National Conference
on Undergraduate Research 30 years ago)
Outside the Classroom
53% of students complete at least one internship,
and 15% complete two or more
55+ countries for Study Abroad Programs
48 Fulbright awards awarded to students and alumni
2,963 community service hours in the region by student organizations for the year (2018)