Chapel Hill, NC
Tuition (in-state)
$24,954 ($5,128)
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Reviews 1737 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Junior

Academics: UNC has for several years in a row now topped the charts of Best Value for Education among colleges in the United States, and this year was actually named number 1 in the field. Consistently referred to as a public Ivy League institution, my educational experience has been unparalleled. Professors at UNC are world renown and at the top of their field, yet still carve time out of their busy research schedules, or their travels to the White House to advise President Obama in order to make sure that we as students have a full grasp on the subject matter they are teaching. Each and every one of my professors in my 3 years at UNC have made great efforts to get to know their students and I have truly felt that they are interested in my personal success and helping me reach my goals. Experiential education is a large part of the Carolina experience, so expect to find many service - learning courses, volunteer opportunities, community service events, and international service trips at your fingertips. Over 40% of our classes are less than 30 students meaning that we have one on one interaction with our professors during class time. UNC prides itself on being an academically rigorous institution which prepares us to be at the top of our respective fields, meaning that you will be challenged in many of your classes. Fortunately, there is an excellent system in place to provide free tutoring for students on campus. There are peer tutors available for over 40 different subjects, in addition to more personalized learning sessions with learning specialists in the on campus Learning Center.

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College Junior

Drug Safety: UNC really prides itself on being an institution that promotes what we call The Carolina Way. The principles of the Carolina Way include inclusiveness and respect for those around you regardless of their beliefs or personal choices. Drug and alcohol use on campus by underage students is absolutely prohibited and the University enforces strict regulations against offenders. That being said, as students we have the free will to make decisions regarding drug and alcohol use off campus once of age. I have found that students are extremely respectful of each others' personal decisions regarding substance use, and I have never experienced or observed substance use as a result of peer pressure from fellow students.

College Junior

Scholarships: I am not currently eligible for financial aid at UNC, however I indicated above that it is an ongoing process because my family's financial situation has changed recently, and I now need financial aid to support my study abroad program in Argentina next month.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I've never been more challenged in my life.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: The diversity is what makes the campus.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There's a wide variety of options.

4 College Junior

Academics: The social work program is top notch.

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Greek Life: I don't know much about this scene.

College Junior

Drug Safety: I'm not part of this scene, so I don't know.

College Junior

Computers: I have my own computer but don't use the campus network very much. I do most of my work remotely.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It's a nice area to live in, and there are lots of things to do.

College Junior

Nightlife: I don't attend nighttime activities.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing is convenient to classes.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: There is limited parking, so there are very strict rules and enforcement regarding parking.

1 College Junior

Parking: Never enough spots and the lots available are incredibly expensive.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is a lot of community presence and drinking occurs, but in general, I feel safe and there is a strong campus police presence.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I appreciate the diversity of the student population, but there could still be more minority students and males. Interests vary, but many adapt a "preppy" style of dress. Most of my friends are in committed relationships.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of options, including great variety in cultural cuisine options.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys on campus are very fratty but very friendly and nice.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not many people I know do drugs. However, I'm sure they're around here somewhere

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's a complicated process but usually rewarding.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Lots of things to do all the time. However, frat parties seem extremely repetitive.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Love chapel hill! So cute and fun

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm in a sorority and I love it! Lots of great people


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Kavita Gupta
Austin, Texas
Grad Year
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UNC is known for its great academics, abundant research facilities, and storied athletic programs. Students who are priviliged enough to attend Carolina are happy with their choice even though it may not always have been their dream. UNC has been in the top five public schools in the country for the past eight years, and it is considered a "public ivy," so it's no secret that the quality of education at Carolina is far above average. Students at Carolina are continually pushing borders, experiencing new things, and becoming individuals.

At the end of their collegiate careers, many boast of having had the best four years of their lives in Chapel Hill, and that is evidenced by the overwhelming alumni support. UNC will prepare you for what is to come after the beautiful undergraduate years under the perfect Carolina blue sky. But most importantly at Chapel Hill, it is important to cherish every moment because four years fly by, and the college experience is soon over. One of the best things about Carolina is the immense school pride with which the stuent body lives as Tar Heels. Sure, college will be difficult. There will be failed exams and broken hearts, but there will also be experiences that you will never forget—weekend trips with your friends, late night yo-po runs, foam parties at Pulse, Holi Moli, and many others. When you attend Carolina, you will receive a quality education and a great college experience.

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