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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
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  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 18,303 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the UNC acceptance rate is 24%. Popular majors include Communications, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 91% of students, UNC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,000.
About University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
103 South Bldg Cb 9100
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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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
24%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1270-1460
ACT Range
28-33
Application Fee
$85
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$11,100/ 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
$17,291/ 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
36%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.162 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.162 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,303Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
559
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 89 responses
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  • Motivated
    33%
  • Passionate
    22%
  • Determined to succeed
    18%
  • Tired
    11%
  • Smart, passionate, atypical
    7%
  • Great value
    3%
  • Confident
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.183 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.230 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 94 responses
Report
  • The Carolina Way
    35%
  • Prestigious.
    19%
  • GDTBATH
    13%
  • The greatest place on earth
    9%
  • Diverse
    9%
  • Exciting
    4%
  • Southern Part of Heaven
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
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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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Reviews

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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!
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So far, I am enjoying my freshman year! Classes are hard (which I knew going in) and we don't grade inflate like most top-tier schools. Although we work hard, we also play hard and the party scene is composed of mostly frats. Most of my professors genuinely care about their students, and I've met so many curious and interesting people since I have been here. The people here tend to be very liberal, so if you don't like that this place might not be the best for you! Overall, UNC is a great place to go to college and is a fantastic deal if you are in-state!
I have loved my time at UNC so far. My first year was very difficult, but that was because college is such a hard adjustment and I was also taking the wrong classes. Now that I am in a major I enjoy and am taking classes I am interested in, I love being at UNC. Although it is a very difficult school, and sometimes it is too hard for no reason, I believe that it will all be worth it after I graduate because the school will provide me with great opportunities because of its academic reputation. The campus is absolutely beautiful, the parties are great, Chapel Hill is a quaint little area, and of course, Carolina athletics (especially basketball) are unmatched. One of my favorite things about UNC is the study abroad department. There are so many different programs to choose from all over the world. You can go for a year, a semester, or a summer. There are programs for every major, including hard sciences such as chemistry. UNC is a great school and I am lucky I go here. Go Heels!