Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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University of North Carolina at Asheville (Asheville, NC)

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University of North Carolina at Asheville is ranked 93 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 282 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 59%
Applicants who took ACT 41%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+9%
600-69935%
600+45%

SAT Math Score

700+3%
600-69928%
600+31%

ACT Score

30-3616%
24-2953%
24+69%

Students applied3,324
Students admitted2,617
Admission rate79%

Students per faculty14

4-year graduation rate36%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$4,041
Fees$3,086
Room and board$8,746
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$17,073

Cost after need-based aid$10,423
Cost after non-need-based aid$14,371

Average debt at graduation$23,483

Out of State

Tuition$20,436
Fees$3,086
Room and board$8,746
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$33,468

Cost after need-based aid$26,818
Cost after non-need-based aid$30,766

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$34,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met70%
Average need-based aid$6,650
Average non-need-based aid$2,702

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,858

Full-Time

Men1,451
Women1,845

Part-Time

Men245
Women317

Freshmen retained79%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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