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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
UNC is a highly rated public university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in the Raleigh Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 18,526 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the UNC acceptance rate is 23%. Popular majors include Communications, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 89% of students, UNC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,000.
103 South Bldg Cb 9100
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

UNC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
23%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1270-1480
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$85
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$11,649/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$17,135/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
67%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.146 responses
37%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.167 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.167 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    12%
  • On Campus
    88%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,526Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
591
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 93 responses
  • Motivated
    33%
  • Passionate
    22%
  • Determined to succeed
    19%
  • Tired
    11%
  • Smart, passionate, atypical
    6%
  • Great value
    3%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.188 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.235 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 99 responses
  • The Carolina Way
    33%
  • Prestigious.
    19%
  • GDTBATH
    14%
  • The greatest place on earth
    10%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Exciting
    4%
  • Southern Part of Heaven
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.80 responses
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It's so good! Everything is good, teachers are well organized! The campus is doing its best with everything even if it's online. It's a big adjustment to many learning online, but unc is totally making the best out of it during these difficult times. It's much better than other colleges I've heard of. It's totally manageable and the learning experience is going so well even if it's online. Instructors and overall staff are really making the best of effort to have everything well-rounded for the many students who ate overall trying to reach there academic goals and the best that they can.
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Going to UNC Chapel Hill was one of the best decisions I have ever made. For the first time in years, I felt comfortable being myself because I did not feel judged by others. The students are extremely welcoming and it did not take long for me to find friends. Although I did not know all of my suite mates upon moving in, we all quickly became best friends. There are countless resources available to the students, whether you need tutoring for certain classes, finding a job, community service opportunities, etc. Along with resources, there are many clubs for every hobby. In the fall, I joined a dance team called Kamikazi. I was ecstatic to have made the team because I had not had the chance to dance on a team for four years. Starting from the first practice, I felt right at home. No matter your interests, there is always a place for you at UNC Chapel Hill. The tight-knit community is positive, motivational, and, most of all, uplifting!
I really love the student life at Carolina. There's always so many different activities/events you can go to that range from fun and silly things like glow-in-the-dark yoga to events that really enrich your perspectives on certain topics, such as different panels of amazing guest speakers different departments may have. One thing I wish I could change, however, is the chemistry department. From my experiences being a chemistry major for my first two years in undergrad, before switching to communications, some of the professors within my department were not the most encouraging or helpful. Unfortunately, this really impacted the experiences I had being a chemistry major and eventually resulted in the huge major switch I made!