This Is UNC Asheville
What if you started where exploration and innovation meet? At the heart of undergraduate research and hands-on learning? At the center for curiosity and collaboration? Here at UNC Asheville, you never have to ask “What if?” Instead, you ask “What’s next?”
Education for Tomorrow’s Leaders
Encounter the liberal arts and sciences in a dynamically shifting, radically evolving world through UNC Asheville’s 90+ academic programs.
Our diverse academic environment nurtures excellence and innovation in popular majors such as psychology, English, business, environmental studies, biology, art, and computer science, along with other unique areas of study such as new media, mechatronics, atmospheric sciences, and so much more.
And the classroom is just the beginning. Hone your skills, make connections, and discover new passions in one of our 60+ student organizations and clubs.
Meet Your Mentors
Embrace extraordinary experiences in the liberal arts and sciences alongside faculty who are intentional about fostering growth at every turn. At UNC Asheville, dedicated faculty mentors guide you toward your next great adventure, whether it’s developing treatments for antibiotic-resistant bacteria, pitching your social-entrepreneurship business plan, or installing your first art exhibition.
Asheville Is Your Classroom
At UNC Asheville, you’ll find a university that believes in you and a city that inspires you. Asheville is one of the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Places to Live in the U.S. (2022–23), Yelp’s #1 Foodie City in the U.S. (2022), and Livability’s #19 Top 100 Best Places to Live in America (2022).
We work hard on campus so we can play hard beyond it in mountains and theaters, forests and stadiums, rivers and restaurants—wherever your expeditions lead you.
UNC Asheville Stories
Our community cultivates an environment where curiosity and exploration bloom. Every UNC Asheville student has a story: a story of turning their curiosity into bold ideas, creative projects, or ground-breaking research.
We celebrate those stories, on campus and beyond, as a testament to all that’s possible when we make space for the unexpected.
UNC Asheville is home to 16 NCAA Division I Sports teams, with more than 30 Big South Conference Championships to our name. Our student-athletes frequently garner national accolades, such as men’s basketball player Drew Pember, who has been voted the Big South Conference Howard Bagwell Male Athlete of the Year for the 2022-23 season. Bulldogs have earned recognition as All-Americans and excel in the classroom and community, regularly earning academic distinctions and engaging in thousands of combined hours of service. Go, Bulldogs!