UNC Asheville

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 you come to know our students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni and community members, you are certain to become inspired, as I have, by their heartfelt commitment to this community and all we strive for.

As the only designated liberal arts institution in the 16-campus University of North Carolina system, we challenge our students to actively engage with the transformationally profound educational opportunities that are available to them here.

Small classes, a low student-faculty ratio, strong academics, valuable service-learning activities, and a diversity of exciting and meaningful experiences and relationships, on and off campus, are hallmarks of the UNC Asheville experience.

As one of the nation’s premier public liberal arts universities, we are proud of our tradition of excellence in the liberal arts and to serving the people of North Carolina. We are excited by the new and stronger community partnerships we are building that enrich the quality of life in our region.

We hope you will visit UNC Asheville to see firsthand our beautiful campus and meet the people who make this a great university, one that could have a very positive impact on your future.



North Carolina's Public Liberal Arts University