Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Undergrads
17,437
Tuition (in-state)
$24,954 ($5,128)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Freshman

Computers: You can buy computers through the school, which are set up as needed with warranty. Students get $40 in printing a semester, being 400 sheets.

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Scholarships: Did not apply for financial aid.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Lots of fans, most people go to sporting events.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of options, but expensive.

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Transportation: I do not use any modes of public transportation.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Lots of great places on Franklin St.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are drugs, but you are not peer pressured into doing them.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They are more strict on paper, but otherwise...

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Too much alcohol, too many drugs, too many sexual assault and date rape cases. And problems with the Sexual Assault review board. There is a Federal Case pending against UNC regarding improper handling of sexual assault reports. See - Know Your Title IX for more information.

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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life is a horrible atrocity. At all schools, but at UNC, specifically. Lots of alcohol, not particularly high academic requirements (I think above 2.0 GPA is "fine," as far as the Greeks are concerned - Hesiod is turning in his grave). One death last year, which no one is talking about. Lots of rich boys with rich parents are hiding behind lawyers and refusing to discuss what is, at least, a tragedy, and what is more probably a man-slaughter or homocide. Greek life degrades the quality of the education at UNC and the local community, as well.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of student organizations that focus on international students, various political organizations, and an LGBTQ/Straight Alliance organization.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I had no problems getting into the program. My HS GPA was decent, but not great, and my SAT scores were excellent.

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Majors: I haven't had an internship. I am a part-time employee at a bookstore off campus. The internships that are available seem pretty cool. A lot of work in local non-profit organizations.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I don't think the policies are that different from other schools. There is almost no enforcement, though, so it seems very lenient.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is little to no enforcement of On-Campus drug use. There is certainly no enforcement around alcohol.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Boys at UNC can basically be broken into four categories: Liberal Arts, Athletes, Greek Life and Hard Science. The Liberal Arts boys tend to be slackers and this is reflected in their grades and habits - a lot of Cs and Ds, a lot of pot-smoking, a LOT of drinking. Athletes tend to keep to themselves - their class work tends to be terrible and they spend most of their time practicing. There have been some drug related scandals. Greek Life... Oh, where to begin? There are some sexual abuse scandals. One death, last year, that remains unsolved and his fraternity brothers are keeping silent and "lawyering up." Lots of drinking. The Hard Science students tend to keep to themselves because they are studying.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: There are plenty of computers available on campus. Much of the work is submitted online. Printing is easy on campus and not very expensive. The campus wireless network works in most classrooms and all the libraries.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Our busses are hybrid electric and free in town. It costs $2 to get to Durham.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics should not be a part of Academic life. There have been several cheating scandals at our school. Grades have been altered or faked. These things degrade the overall education and the classroom experience. Sports are for the public, not for University. University should be about education and "games" have no place there.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: If you want to live with too many room mates, it is easy to find a place. Prices are somewhat high, as space is limited.

4 College Freshman

Weather: For the most part, the area is temperate. Summer certainly gets hot and humid, but not much more than anywhere else on the East Coast. It is about 5 degrees warmer than New York and 5 degrees cooler than Atlanta.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Spots are not always easy to get. Everybody has a car and nobody in this town carpools.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Chapel Hill is a small college town and most of the great events and activities are UNC related. However, there is a vibrant local cultural scene in the area. Durham and Raleigh are both larger cities, about twenty minutes away - forty five to an hour by public transportation. There are great movie theaters in Chapel Hill (The Chelsea) and Durham (The Carolina). Good national bands come through the area - the Cat's Cradle, The Haw River Ballroom, and the Durham Performing Arts Center, all host excellent performers. And the American Dance Federation is in Durham.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are tons of Greek options at UNC. While joking greek isn't necisarry (I am not a part of it), it is very prevalent. There are fraternities and soririties for most any type of person. Throughout the years fraternity life at UNC has had some ups and downs in the media, but they remain a huge part of the history and alumni at the school. They seem pretty fun and usually charitable but some are known to be overwhelming with partying. It's all about balance. Also, girls can still enjoy fraternity parties if they are non-greek, guys have a slightly tougher time. Since they make up a huge part of the social scene it's definitely something to consider, especially as a guy in my opinion.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: My major is great. It has many opportunities to help me reach my career goals of medical school. I hope to do some more undergrad research and internships in the coming years.

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Kavita Gupta
Hometown
Austin, Texas
Major
Biology
Grad Year
2013
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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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