University of North Carolina at Asheville: Statistics

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#2080 of 14,131 In the World
#587 of 2,597 In North America
#535 of 2,496 In the United States
#15 of 65 In North Carolina
#1 of 2 In Asheville
#1418 of 1,684 For Art History
Top50% For 14 other topics
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Acceptance rate
82%
Average SAT
1230
Average ACT
26
Aid receiving
93%
Undergraduates
3,233
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
www.unca.edu

University of North Carolina at Asheville Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

University of North Carolina at Asheville has an acceptance rate of 82% and is in the middle in terms of the difficulty of admission among universities in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 82% 77% 84%
Applicants 4,550 1,620 2,930
Admissions 3,714 1,247 2,467
Freshmen enrolled full time 602 228 374
Freshmen enrolled part time 3 1 2

305 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

85 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
100 or 17%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1130
or below

75% of them
had 1330
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of North Carolina at Asheville are 1130-1330 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
197 or 33%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 22
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the University of North Carolina at Asheville are 22-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 2387 (74%)
Hispanic 270 (8%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 172 (5%)
Black or African American 159 (5%)
Two or more races 145 (4%)
Asian 52 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 37 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 5 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$7,610
Students receiving aid
93%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $4,122$4,914
Tuition in-state $4,122$4,914
Tuition out-of-state $21,470$21,236
Fee in-district $3,197$3,122
Fee in-state $3,197$3,122
Fee out-of-state $3,197$3,122

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 1,575
Combined charge for room and board $10,248
Room charge $5,778
Meal charge $4,470

University of North Carolina at Asheville majors

University of North Carolina at Asheville has granted 733 bachelor's degrees across 35 programs and 9 master's in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Major Bachelor Master
Psychology, General 89
Environmental Studies 59
Mass Communication & Media Studies 54
Public Health Education and Promotion 51
English Language and Literature, General 44
Business Administration and Management, General 43
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 41
Digital Arts 41
Computer Science 37
Engineering, General 28
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 18 9
Sociology, General 26
Art & Art Studies, General 21
Economics, General 19
Political Science and Government, General 18
Accounting 17
Mathematics, General 16
Chemistry, General 15
Anthropology, General 14
History, General 12
Music, General 9
Music Technology 8
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 7
Fine & Studio Arts, General 6
Physics, General 6
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 5
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 5
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 5
Philosophy 5
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 4
Religion & Religious Studies 3
Women's Studies 3
Jazz & Jazz Studies 2
German Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 733 9

University of North Carolina at Asheville has a graduation rate of 65%, which is among the 32% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 65% 60% 68%
  • Full-time retention rate - 75%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

Publications & Citations

University of North Carolina at Asheville has published 1,939 scientific papers with 27,646 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Biology, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine, Political Science, Law, and Sociology.

Publications
1,939
Citations
27,646

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,170 / 12,086
Environmental Science
824 / 16,374
Biology
780 / 13,195
Physics
693 / 13,505
Computer Science
688 / 11,864
Engineering
682 / 12,738
Medicine
639 / 10,049
Political Science
633 / 6,149
Law
597 / 6,059
Sociology
589 / 5,795
Philosophy
566 / 4,874
Geography and Cartography
561 / 12,130
Chemistry
526 / 7,334
Psychology
506 / 6,283
Geology
464 / 9,828
History
437 / 4,191
Quantum and Particle physics
433 / 9,258
Ecology
384 / 7,624
Mathematics
362 / 6,195
Art & Design
336 / 2,018
Business
332 / 3,693
Archaeology
312 / 4,072
Economics
286 / 3,001
Organic Chemistry
268 / 4,235
Paleontology
266 / 5,452
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
249 / 4,829
Biochemistry
243 / 3,058
Statistics
235 / 5,475
Genetics
214 / 3,051
Materials Science
212 / 3,338
Linguistics
208 / 2,658
Pathology
189 / 3,723
Social Psychology
185 / 2,206
Psychiatry
184 / 2,843
Astrophysics and Astronomy
181 / 6,166
Development Studies
177 / 1,827
Public Health
174 / 3,470
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
156 / 6,412
Management
151 / 2,191
Education Majors
150 / 916

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 21 44
1991 25 45
1992 21 53
1993 18 52
1994 37 63
1995 29 79
1996 28 77
1997 27 110
1998 40 133
1999 30 142
2000 22 198
2001 25 234
2002 24 219
2003 38 299
2004 29 280
2005 42 349
2006 29 492
2007 40 605
2008 43 657
2009 53 736
2010 57 891
2011 36 864
2012 49 958
2013 73 977
2014 46 1113
2015 58 1151
2016 86 1111
2017 98 1230
2018 105 1668
2019 113 2230
2020 117 2632
2021 130 3184
2022 120 3196
Academic rankings

University of North Carolina at Asheville alumni

  1. Kenny George

    Kenny George
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Kenneth George Jr. is an American former college basketball player. Somewhere between 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) and 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m), he was the tallest basketball player in the United States during the two years he played for the UNC Asheville Bulldogs, and may have been the tallest player in the history of college basketball.

  2. Keith Hornsby

    Keith Hornsby
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 31)
    Enrolled in the University of North Carolina at Asheville
    Studied in 2011-2013
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Keith Randall Hornsby is an American professional basketball player for Nanterre 92 of the LNB Pro A. He played college basketball for UNC Asheville and LSU.

  3. Molly Burch

    Molly Burch
    Years
    1990-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritersinger
    Biography

    Molly Burch is an American singer-songwriter. Based in Austin, Texas, her music often reflects themes of heartbreak and loss. She is the lead vocalist and writer. Burch studied jazz vocal performance at UNC Asheville and gravitated towards vocalists such as Nina Simone and Billie Holiday. A reviewer described her music as an "intoxicating ode to an unrequited love" as from a "smoky club chanteuse". She recorded the albums Please Be Mine (Captured Tracks, 2017), First Flower (Captured Tracks, 2018), and The Molly Burch Christmas Album (Captured Tracks, 2019).

  4. Ty Wigginton

    Ty Wigginton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Ty Allen Wigginton is an American former professional baseball infielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, Philadelphia Phillies, and St. Louis Cardinals. He mainly played as a first and third baseman, but also platooned as an infielder and an outfielder during his career. He batted and threw right-handed. Wigginton resides in Chula Vista, California.

All 12 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names UNCA
Founded 1927
Motto Levo Oculos Meos In Montes
I Lift My Eyes to the Mountains
Colors blue, white
Academic calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-August)
Total FTE staff 664
Carnegie classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and contacts

Address One University Heights
Asheville, North Carolina, 28804-8510
United States
City population 95,000
Phone 8282516600

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