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Brevard College at a Glance

Brevard College is consistently recognized as one of the best liberal arts colleges. The College’s focus on experiential learning, small class sizes, and location in the mountains of Western North Carolina, near Asheville, makes Brevard a top choice college for students around the world.

When you visit Brevard, you'll know immediately if you see yourself here.

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A Distinctive Classroom Experience

Brevard College students define their experience as engaging, challenging, and personal. Faculty know their students, and know them well.

Brevard’s mission, rooted in experiential teaching and learning, gives students an opportunity to test and apply what they’ve have learned. Brevard College students receive a degree and an experiential resume.

Brevard College is consistently recognized as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the U. S.


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Experiential Learning

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Brevard College classrooms are student-centered and small with an average of 15 students.

Course content is connected, intentionally, to direct experience. Faculty often use content to tackle important issues. You'll learn how to take what you've learned and act.

Faculty at Brevard will also develop your ability to work collaboratively in teams, think critically, and tackle tough problems—skills needed in the world of work.

Highly Engaged Faculty

Brevard College’s faculty represent active and productive scholars, performers, researchers, and artists.

Most of them, 88%, have earned the highest degree in their field.

They represent countless disciplines and research interests, and they choose to dedicate their careers to teaching at Brevard College, which offers them opportunities to have a meaningful impact on the lives of students.

You'll get to know them well. And they'll know you. If you miss class, they'll notice. If you come to class unprepared, they'll notice.

You'll see them outside of class, too. Be prepared to see your faculty in town, at a performance, athletic event, or on the trails.

This mix of intellectuals, artists, and outdoor lovers creates a campus culture that embraces active learning, adventure, and deep intellectual relationships.



As a Brevard student, regardless of your academic program, you’ll get your hands dirty in nearby Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Forest, Bracken Mountain Recreation Area, Gorges State Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Cradle of Forestry.

You’ll expand your experiential resume in the Town of Brevard, which offers exceptional service-learning, internships, music, and a vibrant atmosphere.

Brevard is certainly a picturesque place to live and an outstanding place to learn, study, serve, and grow.