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As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime.


UNC Asheville was founded in 1927 as Buncombe County Junior College, part of the Buncombe County Public School System. In 1963 it became a state-supported four-year college and adopted its current name in 1969 upon becoming part of the University of North Carolina System. The university offers thirty-two baccalaureate programs and a master’s degree in liberal arts.

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  • In spring 2013, UNC Asheville established the Veterans Alliance, a new veteran student organization. The mission of the Veterans Alliance is to build camaraderie and develop relationships with the university and the city of Asheville. The organization works to raise awareness of veterans on campus and the challenges they face along with the unique strengths that they bring to the university environment. Through service, this organization seeks to develop a culture of citizenship in the local community. Anyone interested is welcome to participate regardless of veteran status

  • Military Student Support

  • The Division of Student Affairs, Veterans Programs and Services organizes student veteran initiatives at UNC Asheville commemorating all nationally-recognized veteran holidays as well an information workshop geared towards helping student veterans in their transition into the UNC Asheville community.
  • UNC Asheville provides graduating student veterans with recognition cords to wear during commencement. In addition, the commencement program includes a section to acknowledge the graduates for their service.


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