A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
103 South Bldg Cb 9100
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Website
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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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
27%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1210-1420
ACT Range
28-33
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$10,077/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,889/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,306/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,074/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,370/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,197/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.146 responses
38%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.151 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.151 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,645Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 78 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    32%
  • Passionate
    26%
  • Determined to succeed
    18%
  • Tired
    13%
  • Smart, passionate, atypical
    5%
  • Great value
    4%
  • Confident
    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.172 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.219 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 83 responses
Report
  • The Carolina Way
    37%
  • Prestigious.
    22%
  • GDTBATH
    13%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • The greatest place on earth
    7%
  • Exciting
    5%
  • Awesome
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.80 responses
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a school not only recognizable for its athletic teams but also for its outstanding academics. I have found such an inclusive, welcoming community at Carolina that is both diverse and supportive. There are countless opportunities at Carolina, and the staff, students, and overall community will always support you in your endeavors. I have never been to a school with such a vibrant community and have never witnessed a student body with so much school pride. Go Tar Heels!
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UNC Chapel Hill is your classic university. Beautiful campus, difficult classes, and always something to do. You can easily find new opportunities and experiences on this campus, but you have to make yourself because or else you can just stay in the same routines with the same group of friends. Check out celebrations like Holi. Go to an a capella concert. Rush Franklin Street every chance you get. Just go to Franklin Street every chance you get! I think that this university could allow anyone to grow, no matter who they are or what their needs are. Just like anything else in life, you get out of it what you put into it.
UNC Chapel Hill - the name rings familiarity across the nation. A part of one of the biggest college basketball rivals, a leader in NC healthcare, and known for the specificity of "Carolina blue," UNC is a treasure. Nostalgia hits me every time I return: the campus is beautiful, the students are all on their way to achieving greatness, and the professors genuinely care about what goes on in their the students' minds. Diversity is not that high - as probably 60% of the students want to become doctors and nurses. The racial diversity is representative of the statistics in America. The culture diversity, however, is rather high and incorporating of all activities that I can think of. Overall, a fantastic institution!