Unloading bongo drums, guitars, and containers packed with clothes, approximately 550 UNC Asheville freshmen moved into the place they will call home this school year: the dorms. The move-in started on Friday at 9 a.m. with resident assistants, faculty members, parents, and students pushing carts loaded with anything a college student could need for their first year. From textbooks to furniture, students pushed, lifted, and wheeled all the possessions they could fit into the trunk of their car onto a cart and into their residence hall.
According to a press release sent out earlier this week, the class of 2015 is expected to be about 45 students smaller than last year’s entering class. However, they have a very strong academic profile, says Patrice Mitchell, UNC Asheville dean of admissions and financial aid. She says the average SAT score for incoming freshman is in the high 1170s with more than half of the freshmen class hailing from the Piedmont. Classes start Monday, Aug. 22.
For more information about the class of 2015, click here