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University of North Carolina at Asheville (Asheville, NC)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 59%
Applicants who took ACT: 41%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 35%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 9%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 45%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 28%
SAT I Math score 700+: 3%
SAT I Math score 600+: 31%
ACT score 24-29: 53%
ACT score 30-36: 16%
ACT score 24+: 69%
Students applied: 3,324
Students admitted: 2,617
Admission rate: 79%
Students per faculty: 14
4-year graduation rate: 36%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 3,858
Full-time enrolled men: 1,451
Full-time enrolled women: 1,845
Part-time enrolled men: 245
Part-time enrolled women: 317
Freshmen retained: 79%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $4,041
Fees (in state): $3,086
Tuition (out of state): $20,436
Fees (out of state): $3,086
Room and board: $8,746
Est. book expense: $1,200
Total cost (in state): $17,073
Total cost (out of state): $33,468
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$10,423
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$14,371
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$26,818
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$30,766
Average debt at graduation: $23,483

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 70%
Average need-based aid: $6,650
Average non-need-based aid: $2,702

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

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