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University of North Carolina at Asheville Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of North Carolina at Asheville

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
79%
Admission Difficulty for University of North Carolina at Asheville
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into University of North Carolina at Asheville and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at University of North Carolina at Asheville is 79%.  It ranks #43 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. University of North Carolina at Asheville is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 2,474 out of 3,115 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent (SAT 1060/1270 ACT 21/28). University of North Carolina at Asheville typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.47. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The University of North Carolina at Asheville application fee is $75 and applications are due by Apr 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of North Carolina at Asheville is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

University of North Carolina at Asheville SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1060-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT 
65%
SAT Scores for University of North Carolina at Asheville
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for University of North Carolina at Asheville
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1170

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of North Carolina at Asheville?

University of North Carolina at Asheville typically prefers applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. University of North Carolina at Asheville ranks #9 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of North Carolina at Asheville admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1270 and Above Good >88%
1165 to 1270 Avg + 79%-88%
1060 to 1165 Avg - 66%-79%
955 to 1060 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 955 Low <51%
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University of North Carolina at Asheville ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
61%
ACT Scores for University of North Carolina at Asheville
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for University of North Carolina at Asheville
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of North Carolina at Asheville?

Admission data indicates that University of North Carolina at Asheville regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 61 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of North Carolina at Asheville admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >89%
24 to 28 Avg + 79%-89%
21 to 24 Avg - 68%-79%
18 to 21 Reach 56%-68%
Less than 18 Low <56%
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University of North Carolina at Asheville GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.47
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of North Carolina at Asheville?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into University of North Carolina at Asheville. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of North Carolina at Asheville was 3.47 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.47 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of North Carolina at Asheville accepts 79% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of North Carolina at Asheville students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 6.43% Good
3.75 to 3.99 23.49% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 25.1% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 16.87% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 15.66% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 11.04% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.41% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

78% of University of North Carolina at Asheville freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of North Carolina at Asheville students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 39%
Top 50% of class 78%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of North Carolina at Asheville admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,949 1,166 3,115
Accepted 1,591 883 2,474
Acceptance Rate 82% 76% 79%
Enrolled 352 234 586
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 27% 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Apr 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of North Carolina at Asheville is $75.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of North Carolina at Asheville and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of North Carolina at Asheville Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of North Carolina at Asheville
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199111 IPEDS survey data for University of North Carolina at Asheville.

FAQs

Does University of North Carolina at Asheville prefer SAT or ACT?

65% of students submit their SAT scores to University of North Carolina at Asheville. 61% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of North Carolina at Asheville?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to University of North Carolina at Asheville. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of North Carolina at Asheville?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1270. 65% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of North Carolina at Asheville?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. 61% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.