Berkshire Choral International

UNC's In-Town Campus

Resident choristers will sleep, dine, and rehearse at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, which boasts an in-town campus in a park-like setting. A commuter tuition is also available.

The university started life in 1927 as the Buncombe County Junior College with 86 students. Tuition was free until the Great Depression, when the college accepted vegetables, eggs, milk, and general produce in lieu of fees. Over the years since then, it changed locations and names many times before groundbreaking in 1959 for the new campus. It became part of the University of North Carolina System in 1969. The only university in the system dedicated to liberal arts education, UNC-Asheville now has an enrollment of almost 4,000 students and offers more than 30 majors. The campus has 25 buildings, 11 residence halls, and 15 dedicated green spaces including a botanical garden.

Residence hall rooms are furnished with single beds, dressers, and chairs, and the common areas include laundry facilities, TV lounges, and vending machines. The dining services are buffet-style and feature vegan and vegetarian meals; only local produce is used.

Specifics about housing options are sent upon acceptance in January.