University of North Carolina at Asheville: Statistics

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#2094 of 14,131 In the World
#610 of 2,597 In North America
#557 of 2,496 In the United States
#16 of 65 In North Carolina
#1 of 2 In Asheville
#1120 of 1,859 For Ecology
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Acceptance rate
79%
Average SAT
1165
Average ACT
25
Aid receiving
92%
Undergraduates
3,358
Graduates
5
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
www.unca.edu

University of North Carolina at Asheville Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 79% 76% 82%
Applicants 3,115 1,166 1,949
Admissions 2,474 883 1,591
Freshmen enrolled full time 585 234 351
Freshmen enrolled part time 1 1

2,453 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

443 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
335 or 57%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1060
or below

75% of them
had 1270
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of North Carolina at Asheville are 1060-1270 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
329 or 56%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 28
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the University of North Carolina at Asheville are 21-28 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 2444 (73%)
Hispanic 280 (8%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 208 (6%)
Black or African American 182 (5%)
Two or more races 150 (4%)
Asian 60 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 27 (0.8%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 5 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$7,074
Students receiving aid
92%

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 $3,122$3,122
Fee in-state $3,122$3,122
Fee out-of-state $3,122$3,122

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,661
Combined charge for room and board $9,950
Room charge $5,610
Meal charge $4,340

University of North Carolina at Asheville Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Psychology, General 92
Business Administration and Management, General 63
Environmental Studies 58
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 49
Digital Arts 44
Computer Science 43
Public Health Education and Promotion 43
Engineering, General 38
English Language and Literature, General 34
Mass Communication & Media Studies 33
Art & Art Studies, General 30
Chemistry, General 28
Political Science and Government, General 26
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 19 4
History, General 22
Accounting 21
Economics, General 19
Sociology, General 19
Anthropology, General 14
Mathematics, General 13
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 9
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 9
Fine & Studio Arts, General 9
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 8
Music Technology 7
Jazz & Jazz Studies 5
Music, General 5
Philosophy 5
Physics, General 4
Religion & Religious Studies 4
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 2
German Language and Literature 2
Women's Studies 2
French Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 785 4
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 62% 59% 65%
  • Full-time retention rate - 76%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,187
Citations
23,949

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
336 / 3,524
Environmental Science
211 / 4,858
Medicine
150 / 4,218
Psychology
145 / 3,118
Physics
137 / 6,520
Engineering
131 / 2,629
Computer Science
118 / 3,580
Chemistry
114 / 2,682
Biology
111 / 3,212
Art & Design
108 / 1,046
Ecology
95 / 2,966
Sociology
86 / 581
Business
76 / 626
Geography and Cartography
59 / 946
Mathematics
56 / 808
Political Science
55 / 158
Demography
50 / 1,204
Social Psychology
45 / 1,244
Astrophysics and Astronomy
42 / 4,003
Materials Science
39 / 1,322
Economics
39 / 192
Education Majors
36 / 76
Math Teachers
34 / 338
Public Health
33 / 762
Gender Studies
32 / 179
History
30 / 18
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
28 / 864
Creative Writing
24 / 261
Health Science
24 / 359
Multimedia
24 / 131
Environmental Management
23 / 151
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
23 / 2,707
Physical chemistry
22 / 299
Geology
22 / 161
Quantum and Particle physics
21 / 793
Media Studies
21 / 309
Clinical Psychology
21 / 776
Nuclear Physics
20 / 663
Philosophy
20 / 12
Aesthetics
19 / 40

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 14 38
1992 9 59
1993 13 57
1994 22 73
1995 17 93
1996 20 109
1997 13 132
1998 26 179
1999 26 182
2000 18 216
2001 20 279
2002 26 326
2003 36 496
2004 27 463
2005 38 575
2006 24 726
2007 35 870
2008 34 972
2009 45 1095
2010 53 1305
2011 29 1319
2012 46 1438
2013 62 1413
2014 54 1597
2015 58 1583
2016 129 1506
2017 87 1594
2018 86 2156
2019 95 2676
2020 83 3028
2021 76 2856

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 Metropolitans 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
    singersinger-songwriter
    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 bats and throws 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 692
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
Fax +1 (828) 251 6495

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