The University of North Carolina at Asheville is the designated undergraduate liberal arts university in the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina system. The university enrolls 3,500 students in programs in the arts and humanities, natural and social sciences, and selected pre-professional areas. Emphasizing the liberal arts since its beginning in 1927 as a small junior college, UNCA joined the University of North Carolina system in 1969 with the distinct mission to provide an undergraduate liberal arts education of superior quality for serious and able students. Consistently rated a "best buy," UNC Asheville earns praise for its strong academics, close faculty-student interactions, small classes, and beautiful mountain setting. The university also has received national recognition for its Undergraduate Research, Integrative Liberal Studies core curriculum, and Humanities programs. Additional special academic opportunities include the honors, study abroad, UNC in Washington semester, and N.C. Teaching Fellows Scholarship programs. With an average class size of nineteen, UNC Asheville focuses on providing a personalized undergraduate education. Twenty-eight graduates in as many years have received the prestigious Fulbright Scholarships to study abroad. UNC Asheville offers unique opportunities for community service, co-curricular learning, and outdoor recreation in the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. In athletics, UNC Asheville competes at the Division I level of the NCAA in fourteen men's and women's sports, including basketball, cross country, track, soccer, tennis, baseball, and volleyball. Student athletes' graduation rates are among the highest in the NCAA.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
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The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security