University of North Carolina-Asheville Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Asheville, NC, University of North Carolina-Asheville is one of the best universities in the state of North Carolina. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for University of North Carolina-Asheville in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is University of North Carolina-Asheville.

1 University Heights Asheville, NC 28804
Phone: (828) 251-6481
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Rankings: University of North Carolina–Asheville

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Peer college rating (out of 5) 3.0
Graduation and retention ranking: 176
Average freshman retention rate: 78.0%
6-year graduation rate: 60.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 59%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 1
Faculty resources ranking: 142
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 53.7%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 1.3%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 13:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 83.4%
Student selectivity ranking: 148
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1050-1270
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 22%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 59%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 73.3%
Financial resources rank: 175
Alumni giving rank: 224
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 8.9%

University of North Carolina-Asheville History

Essential Facts: University of North Carolina–Asheville

  • The University of North Carolina at Asheville acknowledges, with respect, that the land we are on today is ancestral land of the Anikituwagi, more commonly known as the Cherokee.
  • UNC Asheville founded the National Conference on Undergraduate Research more than 30 years ago and has hosted it five times since then.
  • UNC Asheville (UNCA) is the original and only liberal arts and sciences campus in the UNC System.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 35%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 2%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 3%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 65%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? No
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 75%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper