For high school students looking to get an early feel for the college experience, UNC Asheville will be providing an opportunity for dual-enrollment starting with the fall 2015 semester. Students from Asheville High School and SILSA (School of Inquiry & Life Sciences at Asheville) are eligible, with a financial aid fund being set aside through the college’s advancement office.
UNC Asheville not only attracts degree-seeking students to the Asheville area but it attracts $268 million as well, according to a recent study. (Photo of freshmen move-in day 2011 by Caitlin Byrd)
After 370 students showed up to the first UNC Asheville Health Fair, senior health and wellness student Emily Pineda decided to not only organize the event again, but to open it to the Asheville community this year. The fair will feature about 40 local health organizations and businesses in addition to about $500 worth of free health assessments ranging from therapeutic massages to eye care.
Fall is a time of change, and Warren Wilson College student Tess Satsuma — an intern for Mountain Xpress — offers a musing look at campus news. photo by Josh Reiss
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.
According to statistics compiled from census data by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Buncombe County has more college-educated people than the national average, with 30.65 percent of the population having a bachelor’s degree or higher. The national average is 27.5 percent.