UNC Asheville Offers Education and Empowerment

UNC Asheville’s campus stands at the heart of Asheville
2018 commencement at UNC Asheville | Photo by UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville’s campus stands at the heart of Asheville, offering a preeminent undergraduate education, as well as specialized graduate degrees and certificate programs. The university is home to 3,800 students, more than 30 undergraduate majors, and a Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree.

The university excels at engaging students and the community throughout the life of the mind. The campus offers something for all ages, from summer camps for kids to courses and activities at the award-winning Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Meaningful connections across generations are made at UNC Asheville too, particularly in the Leaders for Leaders program, powered by Elk Mountain Wealth Partners.

Cultural events and athletics keep community members coming back to campus to learn more and cheer on the Bulldogs as students compete in 16 NCAA Division I sports. Community support doesn’t stop there! It also includes scholarships and fundraising. More than 68 percent of students receive financial aid (which includes scholarships, grants, loans, etc.), and more than 70 percent of financial need is met for an average recipient.

UNC Asheville encourages students to take part in a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program and participate in interdisciplinary learning. From internships and hands-on projects, including detailed design and fabrication in STEAM Studio, to study abroad and community engagement, students experience an education that extends beyond campus into the vibrant City of Asheville, the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, and the world.

Asheville’s university is also the only dedicated public liberal arts and sciences university in the UNC System. It is nationally ranked among the top 10 in this category by U.S. News and World Report. And it is listed as one of the top schools for “Making an Impact” by The Princeton Review.

To explore more of what UNC Asheville has to offer, visit unca.edu.

This post is adapted from our annual Welcome to Western North Carolina magazine. Click here to read more online, or click here to request your free copy


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