The University of North Carolina at Asheville: Narrative Description

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Asheville, NC 28804-3299
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 265-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $14.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $465,019. Educational spending 2003-04: $5809 per student. Total enrollment: 3,607. Faculty: 312 (182 full-time, 130 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 2,571 applied, 73% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 58% from top quarter, 94% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,909 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 663 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 28 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 16% 25 or older, 39% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; psychology; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Asheville Area Educational Consortium. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early action, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/3 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 1/3 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $1897 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,097 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1495 full-time. College room and board: $5212. College room only: $2722. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 66 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 4% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Underdog Productions, Residence Hall Association, African-American Association, International Student Association. Major annual events: Chancellor's Campus Community Dinner, Lawn Party, Taste of the Holidays. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, dorm entrances secured at night. College housing designed to accommodate 1,207 students; 1,277 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. D. Hidden Ramsey Library with 254,179 books, 822,833 microform titles, 2,014 serials, 9,816 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2 million. 376 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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