Welcome to UNC Asheville

Hello from UNC Asheville, North Carolina’s designated public liberal arts institution. As Chancellor of this outstanding university I have the privilege to work with engaged and inspiring students, faculty and staff, board members, community leaders, and volunteers every day.

UNC Asheville is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top liberal arts universities, and is widely recognized for outstanding faculty and top-notch academics. Our students excel in the classroom and community; conducting original research and actively engaged in service. We’re also proud to be the home of the Bulldogs, where our coaches and student athletes exemplify NCAA Division 1 athletics done right, leading the way in both athleticism and scholarship!

UNC Asheville is an integral part of the Asheville community. The university benefits extraordinarily from community support, and in turn acts as an economic, educational, civic and social engine for the area. We’re not only a place for classes; the university offers world-class cultural and musical events—like our annual ArtsFest—and is home to the renowned Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and much more. We invite you to explore everything our university has to offer, and to learn more about the many ways we create our unique campus experience, contribute to the community, and provide the kind of dynamic education that transforms lives and makes our world brighter.

Mary K. Grant, Ph.D.