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University of North Carolina, Asheville

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1927
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,609
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

1 University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804

Website

http://www.unca.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@unca.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Scot Schaeffer
Admissions office telephone: (828) 251-6481
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: March 24
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 12
 
Decision sent by: December 17
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.unca.edu/admissions Tuition deposit: $150 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $150 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 4 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 1 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 1 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives N/A 4
Total academic units 15 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 16
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 71%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 71%
Total applicants: 2,654
Total acceptances: 1,890
Total freshman enrollment: 572
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,134
Male acceptances: 734
Male freshman enrollment: 241
 
Female applicants: 1,520
Female acceptances: 1,156
Female freshman enrollment: 331
Out-of-state freshmen: 15%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 18%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 56%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 96%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 81%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 91%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 530 – 640
Math: 520 – 630
Combined: 1050 – 1270

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 8.5% 5.2%
600-699 38.4% 35.5%
500-599 39.7% 43.6%
400-499 12.5% 15.4%
300-399 0.9% 0.4%
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 17%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 – 27
Math: 20 – 25
Composite: 22 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 5.2% 10.3% 2.1%
24-29 35.1% 46.4% 47.4%
18-23 54.6% 32.0% 42.3%
12-17 5.2% 9.3% 8.3%
6-11 N/A 2.1% N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 

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