Life at Brevard cOLLEGE

The town of Brevard has gained national recognition as a “best place to live” and “coolest small town,” offering everything from boutique shops and art galleries, to open air dining and old time street dancing. Art and music are an integral part of the mountain culture that fuels this vibrant small town.

Escape to the mountains for world-class mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, and fishing, or head to the “big city” of Asheville.

This is life at Brevard College, consistently regarded as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Brevard College proudly maintains a partnership with the nearby Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). PARI is over 200 acres and is located in the Pisgah National Forest. The facility used to be a NASA tracking station for the Apollo missions but is now an educational site. Brevard College students are able to visit and use the equipment there for research.

The Brevard Music Center is a beautiful outdoor campus only a few streets away from Brevard College. World-renowned musicians and vocalists perform and practice throughout the year in their classrooms and amphitheater. 

Located 10 minutes from Brevard College's campus, the Pisgah National Forest is our playground. Waterfalls, rivers, hiking trails, biking, and other outdoor recreation allow our students to go out and blow off some steam. 

Located 20 minutes from Brevard College's campus, Dupont State Forest is over 10,000 acres right in Brevard's backyard!

Gorges State Park is a little more of a drive but it is worth it for its over 7500 acre land and beautiful waterfalls and trails!

The Blue Ridge Parkway can be accessed from multiple points, including through the Pisgah National Forest. It spans from Georgia to Virginia and has sights to see that include waterfalls, trails, and overlooks.

The Bracken Mountain Preserve is located near the Brevard Music Center and is home to many biking and hiking trails. 

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Student Success

Campus Ministry


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Wellness Services


Girls in dorm room

Residence Halls

Town of Brevard

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Outdoor Adventures

Fine Arts Events

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Buildings & Facilities

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