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University of North Carolina-Asheville





Educational Resources

Libraries

Harrison Collection of Early American History; Manuscript and Photograph Collection, documents of the history of Western North Carolina; Peckham Collection of WWI Narratives.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 262,283 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 4,810 current serial subscriptions.
  • 861,742 microforms.
  • 11,374 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

Music recording center, Center for Creative Retirement, Asheville Botanical Gardens, N.C. Arboretum, Environmental Quality Institute, Undergraduate Research Center, Distance Learning Facility, Blowers Art Gallery

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 390 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 10 Internet connections in libraries.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 34% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 10 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 50% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 65% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Lawn Party, Homecoming, Cultural and Special Events Series, Annual Summer Concerts on the Quad, Mens and Womens Basketball Games, Greenfest
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper
  • In total, there are about 80 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology), Alpha Psi Omega (Drama), Eta Sigma Phi (Classics) Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics), Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership), Phi Alpha Theta (History), Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Honor Society), Phi Sigma Tau (Philosophy), Pi Delta Phi (French), Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science), Psi Chi (Psychology), Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish), Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics), Sigma Tau Delta (English)
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Union, Catholic Student Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, Illumination, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Jewish Student Association, Lutheran Campus Fellowship, Presbyterian Campus Fellowship, Reformed University Fellowship, United Methodist Campus Ministries,
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) American Indian Student Association, Asian Students in Asheville, Black Student Association, Hispanic American Student Association, International Student Association,
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) ACLU-UNCA Chapter, Active Students for a Healthy Environment, All Girls Staff, Alliance, American Meteorological Society, Amnesty International, Anime Club, Art Front, Ballroom and Latin Dance Club, Audio Engineering Assoc. , Better Asheville Recycling Coalition, Bulldog Fever, Bulldog Pep Band, Bulldog Stompers, Classical Society, Club Psyc, College Democrats, College Republicans, Computer Hardware and Information Processing Systems, CRAFT Club, Economics Club, Equal Access, Habitat for Humanity, Headwaters Creative Arts Magazine, Hippocrates Student Organization, History Association, Humanities Association, International Jazz Education Assoc. , Investment Club, Literature Club, Management Club, Math Club, Missing Links Biology Club, Paddling Club, Philosophical Society, Recovery Empowerment and Awareness for Life, Residence Hall Association, Society of Physics Students, Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, Student Government Association, Student Organization Council, Swing Club, Target Club, UNCA Amateur Radio Club, UNCA Campus Radio, UNCA's Peer Education Group, Underdog Productions, Unified Solar, United States Institute for Theatre Technology, University Ambassadors Program, Women Act in Liberation(WAIL), World Affairs Club,
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Blue Banner (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Charlotte (130), Asheville NC (17)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Greenville, SC (60)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Asheville, NC (3)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 90% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 24% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,500
  • Freshman are discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 3 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 3% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 2 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 2% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited






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