University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA)

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University of North Carolina at Asheville, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Asheville, NC, a predominately urban area. Approximately 4,400 students are enrolled at University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores to this school. A score within the range of 1620 - 1910 on the SAT exam, or 24 - 27 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UNCA average GPA ranges from 3.35 to 3.57 for accepted students. An estimated 60% of all applicant were accepted at UNCA, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 28% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at unca.edu.

Overall UNCA Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012

64.0%

The overall acceptance rate for University of North Carolina at Asheville was reported as 64.0% in Fall 2012 with over 3,040 college applications submitted to University of North Carolina at Asheville. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UNCA SAT Scores: 1620 - 1910
  • UNCA ACT Scores: 24 - 27
  • UNCA Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into University of North Carolina at Asheville?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of North Carolina at Asheville is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of North Carolina at Asheville has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 73.1%
  • 2009-2010: 75.7%
  • 2010-2011: 77.4%
  • 2011-2012: 68.5%
  • 2012-2013: 64.0%
  • Projected UNCA Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 69.5%

How Does UNCA Compare?

64.0%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of North Carolina at Asheville is fifteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Warren Wilson College69.6%
Mars Hill College64.5%
Montreat College54.3%
Brevard College44.9%
North Greenville University57.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants3,03638.3%61.7%
Admitted1,94436.6%63.4%
Enrolled55342.1%57.9%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UNCA (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 650
Math550 - 640
Writing520 - 620
Total Score1620 - 1910
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 28
Math23 - 27
Composite Score24 - 27
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