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    University Of North Carolina - [UNCA], North Carolina, Asheville

    Asheville, North CarolinaLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    Estd 1927established year
    3852enrollment
    7.2/10

    University of North Carolina: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    University of North Carolina (UNC/UNCA) is a public university in Asheville, North Carolina. The city of Asheville is a bustling place with historical relevance such as the Biltmore Estate, Concert halls by the Rolling Stones Magazine and many more such places. The university was found in the year 1927 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. 

    Students can join any of the Sports Club, German Club, Astronomy Club and a number of others. BSc in Management, BSc in Engineering, BA in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and a BSc in Computer Science are some of the popular courses available. UNCA offers admission to students from 40 states and 26 countries to study in the USA.

    Ranking

    The University of North Carolina ranks

    • #8 in National Public Liberal Arts Colleges by US News
    • #2 for nationally for making an Impact by The Princeton Review
    • Considered as a “Best Buy” University by the Fiske Guide to Colleges in 2018
    • The Fiske Guide to Colleges complimented UNCA's 'Environmental Studies Program' as one of the 'most career-oriented Pre-Professional Programs' in 2019.
    • #50th amongst Most Innovative Schools in the US by US News and World Report.
    • #21 position in Top Performers on Social Mobility list by US News and World Report rankings.

    Highlights

    Type of Institute Public
    Established Year 1927
    Campus Setting Urban
    Student-Faculty Ratio 13:1
    Part-Time Enrollment 206
    Full-Time Enrollment 999
    Percentage of International Students 6.7%
    Academic Calendar Semester-Based
    Annual Acceptance Rate 82%
    Tests Scores Accepted SAT/ ACT/ TOEFL/ IELTS
    Official Website unca.edu
    University of North Carolina Student Population

    University of North Carolina Programs, Campus, and Ranking

    Programs

    University of North Carolina at Asheville offers Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs, Honours Programs, Pre-Professional Programs and Undergraduate Research facility in Computer Science, Engineering, Media, Arts, Social Studies, Cultural Studies, and Management. Here's an overview of the programs

    • Students can choose from over 30 major programs.
    • Students can pursue either Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs or Undergraduate Research.
    • All courses are offered in the English language.
    • UNCA Management Program is accredited by AACSB.

    The most popular Majors offered at UNC by the number of enrollment are Mechanotrics, Management, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Biology, Health and Wellness Promotion, and English. 

    University of North Carolina UG Program Wise Enrollment

    Campus

    • The campus of the University of North Carolina is located in University Heights, Asheville. 
    • Western North Carolina Sierra Club awarded the University with the "Green University of the Year" title in 2016. 
    • Here's an overview of the campus-
      • Name of campus- UNC Asheville campus has the STEAM Studio, Lookout Observatory, Reuter Center and the Kellogg Center on campus for students to practice, participate and volunteer.
      • Number of Programs Offered- 30+

    Residence

    First-year freshmen need to avail on-campus residential facilities by living in any of the following halls- The Woods, Founders Hall, Governors Hall, Governors Village, Mills Hall, Ponder Hall, and The Ridges. Students can stay off-campus as well after the first year. Here's an overview of facilities available-

    • Rooms accommodating 4-6 students are available with basic amenities such as Beds, Mattresses, Desks, Dressers, Microwaves, Refrigerators, AC and WiFi. 
    • Study lounges and Laundry rooms are available in all halls.
    • Full-time kitchens and Community Kitchens are available in all halls.
    • A Boxed Meal Order facility is availed by The Woods students.
    • Students must apply for housing after submitting the enrollment fee of 300 USD. 
    • Students need to login to their OnePort account and select Housing Portal to complete the application. 
    • The priority deadline is May 1, 2020.

    University of North Carolina at Asheville Application Process

    Students who wish to pursue a course at UNCA should apply at the earliest to receive a decision in time. The Early Decision I Deadline is in November and the IInd one is in January. Transfer students must submit the Transfer Recommendation Form for International Students to study in the USA. Here is the procedure-

    Application fee: 75 USD (non-refundable)

    • International students can apply through the UNC Asheville Application (CFNC) or the Common Application Form.
    • Application deadline: 
      • November 15, 2019 (Early Decision I)
      • January 15, 2020 (Early Decision II and Regular Priority non-binding)
      • November 15 2019 (Spring Semester)

    Admission requirements- Students must submit the following to be eligible for admission-

    • Submit High School Transcripts
    • Submit the required English Language Eligibility Proof- TOEFL score with a score of 550 (TOEFL PBT)/ 80(TOEFL IBT).
    • Minimum GPA required for admission is 2.5
    • Students must have a score of 800-880 on the SAT or 21-27 on the ACT composite.
    • Students also need to submit their passport, an F1 student visa, and an I-20 packet.
    • Students need to submit a 250-word statement or a personal essay.
    • Two recommendation letters by a counselor and a teacher should be submitted.
    • Students must prove their assets to be at least 32,500 USD.
    • An I-94 card should be submitted as well if required.

    Cost of Attendance

    The table below shows the tuition fee and average cost of attendance of a student studying at University of North Carolina at Asheville:

    Expenses Cost(Annually)
    Tuition Fee 12,289 USD(per semester)
    Residence Hall Fee 2,723 USD - 5,300 USD
    Meal Plan 2,107(per semester)
    Health Insurance 1,314 USD(per semester)
    Books and Supplies 1,200 USD
    Transportation 77 USD
    Educational & Technology Fees 527 USD
    • Residents of Wood do not require to pay for the meal plan.

    Scholarship and Financial Aid

    International students at UNCA can avail merit-based and need-based scholarship opportunities to study in the USA. The university offers financial aid in the form of scholarships, loans, and grants. Transfer students with excellent merit and a cumulative GPA of not less than 3.5 would be considered for Transfer Scholarship.

    Type of Scholarship Pisgarh Scholarship Weatherhead Scholarships
    Deadline After October 1 After October 1
    Funding for Tuition and Room & Board for four years Tuition, room & board, transportation
    Requirement Maintained GPA of 3.0 in College; excellent extracurricular achievements GPA of 3.0

    Alumni Network

    The University of North Carolina has more than 19,000 alumni who contribute as benefactors and mentors for students. Here's a list of a few-

    • Kayla Dunn, Jungle Cruise Skipper at Walt Disney World Company
    • Maxwell Olle, Analyst at The Asheville Chamber of Commerce
    • Tracy Walker, Entrepreneur at Peaks and Creeks Brewery Company
    • Michaela Scilex, Teacher at Venture Academy
    • Jacob Secor, Musician at Window Cat

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Dec 02

    Application Deadline

    COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

    N
    6.8 / 10

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Dec 02

    Application Deadline


    4 years

    Course Duration

    Dec 02

    Application Deadline

    $23,8681st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Dec 02

    Application Deadline


    4 years

    Course Duration

    Dec 02

    Application Deadline

    University of North Carolina Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    Student Population
    4461
    FAFSA Code
    002907
    Application Cost
    $75
    Accreditation
    SACSSCOC
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $23,868 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Undergraduate
    SAT Check Detailed Score11701080126052
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing600550650-
    Mathematics570530610-
    ACT Check Detailed Score25222846
    English262229-
    Mathematics242126-

    University of North Carolina Acceptance Rate

    80.4 %

    acceptance rate

    3437

    total applicants

    4461

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    42.6%

    Male

    57.4%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    80.4%
    Total Applicants
    5510
    Total Enrolled
    4429
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    80.0%
    Total Applicants
    40
    Total Enrolled
    32

    University of North Carolina enrollment

    Enrollment
    University of North Carolina Enrollment
    4461
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    4429
    Graduate Enrollment
    32
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    55.6%

    Attendance Cost

    $23,868

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $23,868 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,200 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $9,106 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $2,464 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $9,106 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $3,564 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $3,500 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $3,564 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    460030761524-

    Ranking

    2019
    Forbes logo

    Forbes

    Ranked #494

    Overall (National)

    College Rating

    Based on 7 Students Rating

    7.2 out of 10
    8.6/10Academic
    7.0/10Accommodation
    8.6/10Faculty
    8.0/10Infrastructure
    7.0/10Placement
    6.0/10Social Life

    Reviews

    NP
    6.8 /10

    I was attracked by its world rank in liberal arts segment. While going through search for best universities, I found this one best fit for me. The whole admission process was quite tough for me, especially the final interview round. The online application cast was $75.

    Course Curriculum :

    I had been given a course in which I studied many areas of technology such as multiple programming languages, android development, web designing, data structure, logarithm, OOPS and many other concepts which in total made me techno freak. I had learned many things here.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    PD
    6.7 /10

    I heard about this university from one of my relatives. He told me about this university as he did his masters from this university. Under his tutelage I applied here, the application cost was $70. There was multi stage selection procedure here in which they test your personality from head to toe.

    Course Curriculum :

    I had been given a course curriculum which was way tougher than my expectations. Things which seemed easy for me in mathematics now became a ghost for me, but by the time I overcome all my flaws and got habitual with the pace and advanced education.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    FR
    8.3 /10

    I opted for this college because of its top-quality education and worldwide acknowledgement. My academic background had been good throughout the school and I also performed well in my graduation. After working for almost 3.5 years in a software company, i decided to pursue my further career in the management field.

    Course Curriculum :

    I had been given a course in which I studied many areas of technology such as multiple programming languages, android development, web designing, data structure, logarithm, OOPS, and many other concepts which in total made me a techno freak. I had learned many things here.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    AJ
    8.0 /10

    I applied to several universities and got approval from this university. I took help from a private consulting agency and it guided me all the way up for my admission. I asked my teacher for recommendations and prepared an essay on my profile. The online application cost was $50.

    Course Curriculum :

    I had been given a course curriculum that was way tougher than my expectations. Things that seemed easy for me in mathematics now became a ghost for me, but by the time I overcome all my flaws and got habitual with the pace and advanced education.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    SM
    8.7 /10

    My father suggested me to opt for this university as one of his friends was a professor at this university. I explored the university online and got attracted to the infrastructure and many other things. I applied to the college via the common app by paying a non-refundable fee of $75.

    Course Curriculum :

    The computer systems concentration prepares us for graduate studies in computer science and for careers in science and engineering applications, systems programming, and software development, while the information systems concentration prepares us for careers in commercial programming, systems analysis and design, and database management.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    +1-828-251-6600
    TELEPHONE
    1 University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804
    ADDRESS

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    • Shopping Mall
    • Book Store
    • Restaurant
    • Super Market
    • Airport

    Pharmacy

    Rebecca Grandy, PharmD0.69 km
    Charlotte Street Animal Hospital2.18 km
    Sam's Club Pharmacy2.95 km
    Western North Carolina Community Health Services, Inc.3.72 km
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    Book Store

    Infocus Research Services LLC1.29 km
    Comic Envy1.37 km
    The Captain's Bookshelf2.46 km
    Downtown Books & News2.48 km
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    Super Market

    Whole Foods Market1.98 km
    The Fresh Market2.01 km
    Ingles Markets2.13 km
    Hopey & Company2.80 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Merrimon Square1.25 km
    Sneaker boutique SOLE821.30 km
    Edgewood Crossing1.34 km
    Citizen's Plaza1.80 km
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    Restaurant

    Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co1.44 km
    The Omni Grove Park Inn2.32 km
    Burgerworx2.55 km
    Mellow Mushroom2.58 km
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    Airport

    Asheville Regional Airport20.16 km
    Rutherford County Airport60.97 km
    Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport67.90 km
    Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport86.17 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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