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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
    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 17,869 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the UNC acceptance rate is 27%. Popular majors include Communications, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 91% of students, UNC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,700.
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
27%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1210-1420
ACT Range
28-33
Application Fee
$85
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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
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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.157 responses
39%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.157 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,869Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    33%
  • Passionate
    24%
  • Determined to succeed
    17%
  • Tired
    12%
  • Smart, passionate, atypical
    6%
  • 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.178 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.225 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 89 responses
Report
  • The Carolina Way
    36%
  • Prestigious.
    20%
  • GDTBATH
    13%
  • Diverse
    9%
  • The greatest place on earth
    8%
  • Exciting
    4%
  • Awesome
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,100/ 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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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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UNC is a special place which I am proud to call my home. The school is large and diverse enough to find your niche, but is small enough to always see a familiar face when you're walking across campus. The courses here are challenging, but engaging. The support system of students and faculty is outstanding; I have never felt stranded at any point while I've been here. It also doesn't hurt that pretty much all of our athletic teams are successful (especially basketball)! My only complaint is that I didn't receive as much financial aid as I would have liked, but since I am an in-state student, the price is still manageable.
Everyone at UNC is so passionate and kind! There are so many people, but no one has ever been unkind to me. The campus is beautiful, and it's fun to sit outside when it's warm or to walk around when it's a bit cooler. The classes range from general 100-level classes, to as specific and interesting as you may like. I've never been so passionate about learning before!

If I could change anything, honestly, I'd make the textbooks cheaper. I know that every college has expensive textbooks, but still! Nevertheless, this schools is amazing. I never knew I could love a place and love a group of people so much.