UNC Asheville offers an affordable, adaptive, and endlessly relevant education as a top-10 public liberal arts and sciences university in the nation. Small, dynamic classes, mentorship from expert faculty, and hands-on learning experiences prepare students for meaningful lives that make an impact—all in one of America’s greatest destinations in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, NC.

UNC Asheville ranks #8 in National Public Liberal Arts Colleges, by U.S. News & World Report, 2020

One of "America's Best College Values" by Forbes, 2019

Asheville named a Top U.S. Destination by Lonely Planet, 2017

Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

As founders of the acclaimed National Conference on Undergraduate Research, UNC Asheville students have been conducting master’s-level research side-by-side faculty mentors for more than 30 years. From discovering new planets and digitizing history, to studying electric vehicle adoption and the impact of sustainable housing, our students publish original, relevant research that makes a difference.

Summer Camp Workshops

Virtual Jazz Camp, Great Smokies Young Writers Workshop, and guided project kits from STEAM Studio—for high schoolers and rising college students. Register Now

Award Winning Faculty 2020

UNC Asheville celebrated the special accomplishments of its professors, with awards for teaching, creativity, service and scholarship. Learn More

Supporting #BulldogsWhereverWeAre

During this challenging time, please consider supporting our areas of greatest need, including the UNC Asheville Fund, Student Emergency Fund, the Food Equity Initiative, and more. Make a Gift

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“UNC Asheville’s liberal arts approach has allowed me to do things I never dreamed of. Though art is largely personal, it’s because of my collaboration with engineering students and faculty that I’ve been able to think about sculpture in new ways and make art that defies traditional boundaries of the medium.” —Jeb Hedgecock ’19, Art major

Award-winning Faculty Experts and Teaching Excellence

Our faculty put students first, offering them opportunities to collaborate on grant-funded projects, helping them design their own innovative majors, and guiding them as they pursue graduate school and careers that matter.

Megan Clay Launches 'Corona Tent Project' to Assist Homeless

With local and state governments across the country issuing 'stay home' orders, junior Megan Clay had a question: what would happen to those who had no home? Learn More

Management Students Partner with Local Businesses for Hands-On Experience

In the world of business, there’s no substitute for experience. That’s the idea behind the… Learn More




“The opportunities I’ve had at UNC Asheville to build relationships on campus have been absolutely phenomenal. I truly believe that I would not have had any of these opportunities if I had gone to any other institution.” –Katie Brown ’19, Biology major and student-athlete


Connecting Place and Purpose

UNC Asheville students and faculty connect curiosity and critical thinking, courage and challenge, opportunity and responsibility. They bring these connections to the greater Asheville community through service learning, internships, and social justice efforts that improve the quality of life for those in our region and beyond. Here, every path leads to a new vista.

COVID-19 Campus Updates

Stay up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 campus announcements. Learn More

Video Messages

Watch a video message from Chancellor Cable and a virtual town halls with senior staff. Learn More

Fall 2020 Classes

In-person instruction will resume in Fall 2020 as public health conditions allow. Learn More

Upcoming Events

Students at an event in Mills plaza

  • August 1: Commencement 2020
  • Every Saturday: North Asheville Tailgate Market
  • POSTPONED: Drive-in Movie
  • Another thing

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