Welcome from Chancellor Anne Ponder
Welcome to the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and to the kind of education that changes lives and inspires others to do the same. As the only designated liberal arts institution in the 17-campus University of North Carolina system, we serve students by providing a deeply personal academic experience in a caring university community.
As a student at UNC Asheville, you can select from more than 30 undergraduate majors, and you’ll experience learning far beyond the traditional classroom with internships, study abroad, undergraduate research and diverse cultural opportunities.
Our faculty is among the finest anywhere and are passionate about teaching. They will inspire you to look at life through many different lenses. They will challenge you to question, to discuss and to see the connections among a multitude of subjects. They want you to succeed.
Year after year, UNC Asheville gets high marks for educational innovation from U.S. News & World Report, and is ranked among the best public liberal arts colleges nationally. For the past 18 years UNC Asheville has been named a “Best Buy” for its consistently rigorous academic reputation combined with reasonable tuition.
We hope you will visit UNC Asheville to see firsthand our beautiful campus, explore the culturally rich City of Asheville and our Blue Ridge Mountains. More than 3,400 students and 341 full- and part-time faculty want to welcome you to join our university community and experience an unforgettable and life-changing education.
Chancellor Anne Ponder
Office of the Chancellor