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University of North Carolina at Asheville (Asheville, NC)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 64%
Applicants who took ACT: 36%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 43%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 12%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 54%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 37%
SAT I Math score 700+: 6%
SAT I Math score 600+: 43%
ACT score 24-29: 70%
ACT score 30-36: 11%
ACT score 24+: 81%
Students applied: 3,109
Students admitted: 2,280
Admission rate: 73%
Students per faculty: 14
4-year graduation rate: 38%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 3,804
Full-time enrolled men: 1,410
Full-time enrolled women: 1,773
Part-time enrolled men: 258
Part-time enrolled women: 363
Freshmen retained: 77%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $3,849
Fees (in state): $2,906
Tuition (out of state): $19,463
Fees (out of state): $2,906
Room and board: $8,332
Est. book expense: $1,200
Total cost (in state): $16,287
Total cost (out of state): $31,901
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$9,659
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$13,633
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$25,273
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$29,247
Average debt at graduation: $21,105

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 71%
Average need-based aid: $6,628
Average non-need-based aid: $2,654

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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