Topics: UNC-Asheville

Location: Asheville, N.C.

Type: four-year, public

Year founded: 1927

Total enrollment (fall 2013): 3,628

Undergraduate enrollment: 3,580

Undergraduate applicants (fall 2013): 3,172

Acceptance rate: 68.7 percent

Graduation rate (after four years, 2014): 37 percent

In-state undergraduate tuition and fees (2014-15): $6,392

Sports nickname: Bulldogs


UNC-system happenings for March 27, 2017

Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the book “Hidden Figures” from which the movie of the same name is based, will be the commencement speaker for the UNC-Greensboro graduating class of 2017.

North Carolinians turn out for the vote at HKonJ


Thousands joined together to advocate for the expansion of voter rights in North Carolina at the 10th annual Moral March on Saturday. 

UNC-system happenings for September 2, 2014

A recent report analyzing poverty in the U.S. put four North Carolina cities among the top 15 urban areas with the fastest growing number of poverty-stricken residents.

UNC-system happenings for August 19, 2014

Around 400 people attended a peaceful protest Monday at N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University over the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

UNC-system happenings for June 18-25

UNC-Wilmington is weighing its options after a U.S. District Court Judge ordered the university to pay over $700,000 in legal fees for a professor’s lawsuit.

Tar Heels best Bulldogs in UNC-Asheville's new arena

After the winning the first-ever game on an aircraft carrier just two days prior to its matchup with UNC-Asheville, the No. 1 North Carolina men’s basketball team christened the Bulldogs’ brand-new Kimmel Arena with a 91-75 victory.

Martinez fights through injury to spur win


Tuesday night’s matchup against UNC-Asheville began just like any other for the No. 4 North Carolina men’s soccer team. But something was missing. That something was starting midfielder Enzo Martinez.

UNC beats UNC-A in overtime with Lovejoy goal


From eight yards away and just left of frame, Rob Lovejoy unleashed a blast four minutes into overtime that ricocheted off the near post toward the far post. The ball nicked the inside of the post to net the goal that sealed the 2-1 win against UNC-Asheville at Fetzer Field Tuesday night.

UNC-A and Appalachian State host BYOB events for students

North Carolina law states that alcoholic beverages cannot be sold in student facilities on the UNC- system campus. But two public universities in Western North Carolina have found loopholes. On select nights at Appalachian State University hundreds of students gather at Legends, an on-campus venue, to listen to music and drink beer.

UNC School of Medicine to expand

The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine will expand its medical school to the UNC-system campuses in Asheville and Charlotte. The expansion, announced Tuesday, will allow UNC-CH to train more physicians with a focus on training for practice in rural areas.

UNC-A athletes graduating at high rate

A recent report shows that UNC-Asheville’s graduation rate for student athletes is one of the highest in the country.

More gender non-specific bathrooms could come to UNC

For many students who identify as transgender or gender non-specific, the decision to choose between male or female restrooms on campus can be stressful. UNC-Asheville has tried to alleviate that tension by establishing gender non-specific bathrooms, and UNC could designate more of its bathrooms similarly.

Asheville is Mecca for liberal arts

The only liberal arts institution in the university system, UNC-Asheville has assumed a role very distinct from those of its 15 sister schools.

“We give you a breadth in your education that prepares you to engage any challenge of the world that awaits you,” said Chancellor James Mullen, alluding to the comprehensive nature of the liberal arts curriculum.