UNC Asheville offers an adaptive, affordable, and relevant education as the designated liberal arts and sciences campus in the UNC System. Small, dynamic classes, award-winning faculty, and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster connections between curiosity and critical thinking, imagination and impact, opportunity and responsibility.
Focusing on undergraduate studies, the university emboldens students to dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake internships, study abroad, or design their own innovative majors. These experiences prepare students for meaningful lives and careers that make an impact—all in the thriving mountain town of Asheville, where every path leads to a new vista.
in National Public Liberal Arts Colleges – U.S. News & World Report’s “2020 Best Colleges”
of students complete undergraduate research
NCAA Division I Teams
The five-year Strategic Plan calls on the UNC System to achieve ambitious goals. Progress toward these goals and metrics will be achieved through the hard work and commitment of institutional leaders, faculty, and staff.
UNC Asheville has prioritized making the following contributions to the UNC System Strategic Plan over the next five years: rural enrollments; rural completions; undergraduate degree efficiency; achievement gaps in undergraduate degree efficiency; and critical workforce credentials.
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Take a 360-degree tour of each of our 16 universities, either on your desktop, laptop, phone, VR headset, or through the GEAR UP NC VR app. The GEAR UP NC VR app is the first of its kind, and the largest VR project for social good to date. This marks the first time a university system has used the technology across all of its institutions.