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North Carolina's Public Liberal Arts University

UNC Asheville combines strong academics with practical experience from internships, service-learning and study abroad for a holistic and transformative education. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster student innovation and recognition. The scenic 365-acre campus is located in the vibrant city of Asheville, a mecca for the arts, music, film-making and outdoor adventures.

Living in the UNC Asheville Community

UNC Asheville students develop an inquisitive, interdisciplinary, engaged way of life in a vibrant university community which is just, collaborative, and increasingly diverse. About one-third of our students live on campus and another third live less than a mile away. The lively campus offers more than 60 student organizations, entertainment and cultural programming, a comprehensive outdoor experience program and NCAA Division I athletics. Nearby downtown Asheville is a vibrant center for the arts, music, restaurants, nightlife and shopping. Students regularly make the short drive to the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains for hiking, biking, climbing, camping, whitewater rafting and kayaking, and caving.