It is moderately difficult to get into University of North Carolina Asheville. Around 74% of applicants get into University of North Carolina Asheville each year. Last year, 4,278 students applied to University of North Carolina Asheville and 3,180 were admitted.
If you are planning on applying to University of North Carolina Asheville, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 7/31 and the application fee is $75.
Students who apply to University of North Carolina Asheville for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than December 15.
Here is an overiew of some of University of North Carolina Asheville's admissions stats.
|University of North Carolina Asheville 2023||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||16%|
|Mean SAT Score||1230|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||16%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||24%|
These are the application deadlines for University of North Carolina Asheville.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 15||December 15|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 15||February 1|
|Early Action||Yes||November 15||–|
|Regular Decision||Yes||7 31||December 15|
University of North Carolina Asheville offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 1.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at University of North Carolina Asheville is 78%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 74%. In 2022, University of North Carolina Asheville admitted 207 of the 264 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply early to college to boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it shows your interest in a school.
It is moderately difficult to get into UNC Asheville. UNC Asheville evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2022, UNC Asheville accepted 74% of all applicants, about 3,180 from 4,278 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UNC Asheville, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
For applicants who are not residents of North Carolina, getting into University of North Carolina Asheville is moderately difficult.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2022, University of North Carolina Asheville waitlisted 403 students and 98 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 26 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.
What does University of North Carolina Asheville consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with University of North Carolina Asheville for more information on admission factors.
To apply to University of North Carolina Asheville, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with University of North Carolina Asheville's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1||–||–||–|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√||–||–||–|
|Other Requirements||√||–||–||minimum course requirement|
|Transcript of High School Record||√||–||–||–|
Students admitted to University of North Carolina Asheville have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 75% submitted a class rank. At University of North Carolina Asheville 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 43% were in the top 25% and 78% were in the top 50%.
At University of North Carolina Asheville, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||29.29%|
|3.50 and 3.74||24.94%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15.56%|
|3.00 and 3.24||14.65%|
|2.50 and 2.9||9.84%|
|2.00 and 2.49||–|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of North Carolina Asheville directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
University of North Carolina Asheville is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 16% of University of North Carolina Asheville's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 24% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other University of North Carolina Asheville applicants, you should strive to earn between 1160 and 1340 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of North Carolina Asheville 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1340 and 25% of scored lower than 1160, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of North Carolina Asheville student is 1230.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of North Carolina Asheville students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of North Carolina Asheville students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.
To be most competitive at University of North Carolina Asheville, you should strive to earn between 21 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of North Carolina Asheville's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of North Carolina Asheville students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of North Carolina Asheville.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in University of North Carolina Asheville during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of North Carolina Asheville?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of North Carolina Asheville.
Does University of North Carolina Asheville accept transfer credits?
✅ University of North Carolina Asheville accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of North Carolina Asheville accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Excelsior College Examinations
Does University of North Carolina Asheville accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ University of North Carolina Asheville accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of North Carolina Asheville?
❌ No, University of North Carolina Asheville is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to include your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is University of North Carolina Asheville's acceptance rate?
✅ University of North Carolina Asheville has an acceptance rate of 74%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of North Carolina Asheville?
✅ University of North Carolina Asheville's early decision acceptance rate was 78% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into UNC Asheville? UNC Asheville is a somewhat selective institution. The UNC Asheville acceptance rate is 74%. This means that the institution accepts 74 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UNC Asheville is Jul 31.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UNC Asheville is Jun 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1340 and Above
1160 to 1340
1160 and Less
The median SAT score for UNC Asheville students is 1230. Applicants with SAT scores of 1340 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UNC Asheville, while applicants with SAT scores between 1160 to 1340 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1160 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UNC Asheville.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At UNC Asheville, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.53. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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