UNC Asheville Named a "Best Value" by Princeton Review;
One of Only Four North Carolina Institutions to Make the List
In rankings released today, UNC Asheville was named
one of the best college values in the nation, according to The Princeton
Review’s college guide, “America’s Best Value Colleges.” The book’s
editors listed just 81 public and private institutions with outstanding
academics, low to moderate tuition and generous financial aid packages.
N.C. State University, UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Greensboro were the only
other North Carolina institutions to be included.
The guidebook praises UNC Asheville’s growing
national academic reputation, noting that the University “offers the
quality education of a private school at a public school price.” It also
favorably notes the University’s numerous academic options, small class
size and strong focus on the liberal arts.
Faculty received high marks from their involvement
with students. “The professors are extremely approachable and – much to
the chagrin of some students – will notice if you ditch class,” said the
The ranking is just one of many recent accolades.
Last fall, UNC Asheville was ranked the fourth best public liberal arts
university in America by U.S. News & World Report and was listed among
The Princeton Review’s “The Best 357 Colleges.”
The University of North Carolina at Asheville, a
four-year public liberal arts university located in the mountains of
western North Carolina, has earned a national reputation for its
programs in the humanities, undergraduate research and environmental
studies. UNC Asheville ranks fourth in the nation among public liberal
arts colleges in the newest U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best
- Merianne Epstein, UNC Asheville Public Information Director,
- Jill Yarnall, UNC Asheville Public Information Assistant Director,