Why is UNC Asheville where your successful future starts? Let the numbers and rankings speak for themselves.
Located in the vibrant city of Asheville, UNC Asheville is the heart of the liberal arts and sciences in the University of North Carolina System. Join our thriving community of 3,000 undergraduates who learn in small classes and engage in paradigm-shifting research projects taught and mentored by renowned faculty.
National Rankings & Accolades
UNC Asheville’s rankings on regional, national, and global lists consistently demonstrate our distinguished reputation as a top college for budding discoverers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and creatives. We’re a top public university with an exceptionally sustainable campus in a highly regarded college city—but don’t just take our word for it!
US News & World Report
The Princeton Review
Top Hidden Gem Colleges in the Southeast
Top 25 Hidden Gem Colleges for the Middle Class
Excellent Liberal Arts and Sciences Education
Blend curiosity and fulfillment in our dynamic academic experiences founded in the liberal arts and sciences. From our most popular majors—Psychology, Environmental Studies, Mass Communication, Biology, Business, Computer Science, and Health and Wellness Promotion—to highly specialized programs like Physics & Astronomy, Drama, and Africana Studies, you will grow bolder alongside excited peers, attentive faculty, and world-opening mentors.
Leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees
Full-time faculty members, 87 percent with terminal degrees
Moreover, UNC Asheville is the headquarters for the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, an organization of state-supported institutions that advance liberal arts and sciences education for greater understanding of our complex global society.
Personalized Academic Experience
Small classes and collaborative relationships with professors are a hallmark of your education at UNC Asheville.
Undergraduate Research – Inspire Creative and Critical Thinking
Expand your opportunities as an academic and a professional through independent research at UNC Asheville. We prioritize the possibilities and responsibilities of undergraduate research: Each year, we invest more than $1 in research projects and awards.
A Dynamic Life on Campus
Engage in a community of learners, leaders, listeners, and life-changers on the UNC Asheville campus.
Freshman undergraduates live on campus
NCAA Division 1 teams
Clubs and organizations, ranging from honor societies to intramural sports
Thrive in a Sustainable Campus
At UNC Asheville, we care about our environment and are committed to making our campus more eco-friendly.
#9 on a list of the 50 best ‘small’ college areas to live and study in the U.S
A Certified Bee Campus USA since 2016
Bicycle Friendly University – The League of American Bicyclists
Find Your Path at UNC Asheville – Apply Today!
Why choose UNC Asheville? Our standings in industry-leading publications tell half the story, and we’re here to tell you the other half: because our combination of robust academics, collaborative community, compelling undergraduate research, and high-value education is hard to find anywhere else.
Learn more about our student admissions, enrollment demographics, completion rates, financial aid, graduates, employees, and much more on the UNC Asheville data dashboards.