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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
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
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
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
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

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,155/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,164/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,447/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,008/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,907/ year

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.161 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.161 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 88 responses
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  • Motivated
    33%
  • Passionate
    23%
  • 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.182 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.229 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 93 responses
Report
  • The Carolina Way
    35%
  • Prestigious.
    19%
  • GDTBATH
    13%
  • The greatest place on earth
    9%
  • Diverse
    9%
  • Southern Part of Heaven
    4%
  • Exciting
    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 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!
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It’s very difficult and I feel like I’m drowning in work and my anxiety never gets easier! The only point of alleviation for all this constant work is my suitemates! I’m so lucky that I got people that I truly connect with, they make my time there a lot better. However sometimes I feel like they all feel the struggle and sometimes it’s like UNC purposefully makes everything too hard just to live up to a reputation rather than doing what’s best for its students
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an outstanding university. The curriculum is rigorous and the material presented in each course is beneficial for a number of careers. The University offers much academic assistance to students in the form of peer tutoring, peer mentor review sessions, and TA recitation sessions, so although the material is very difficult, there are multiple opportunities to obtain help in mastering it. UNC also provides a number of job fairs and networking opportunities on campus for students to reach out to people and organizations that could significantly impact their futures. Additionally, the liberal arts education requirements allow students to explore a number of areas outside of their intended majors, which provides opportunities for students to truly discover the future that they want to pursue. Some changes that could be made involve implementing more efficient and effective processes for applying for housing and registering for classes.