Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Undergrads
17,437
Tuition (in-state)
$24,954 ($5,128)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 1735 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus does a good job of responding to crimes quickly, but there are still several areas that need some work.

4 College Junior

Majors: I have had my freedom of majors and have gotten a great deal of help in determining what I need.

4 College Junior

Majors: I love my programs, and the faculty and staff are more than willing to be accommodating.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I have one small scholarship, but if you don't need financial aid, you most likely won't receive it.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't lived off-campus, so I only know what I have heard from friends.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: People really love to go out on weekends and hang with friends.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It's important to follow the rules, not mandatory.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It really provides a lot of diversity.

4 College Junior

Facilities: It really felt like a small college.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: In the heart of downtown. Very small city. Parking is absolutely horrible. Small town with lots of local restaurants and shops but not too far from bigger cities durham and raleigh

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Once the package is delivered, the amount is fair. Takes several calls to the financial aid office to get things rolling. Lots of random forms with very similar information to Fasfa.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Classes are difficult, assignments and tests are graded harshly. Yet some people find it easy to make As and Bs while going out and partying. Overall I feel like no one else is in my no money/academically struggling/not constantly wanting to party boat.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Generally the food is okay. It offered a great variety of meals from around the world, etc. However the quality was not consistent.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Awesome choices and places to participate and great varsity teams to enjoy as well!

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Some places could be more up to date, but I do believe that is in the plans for the coming years for the university.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Always tons to choose from that are student friendly!

3 College Junior

Diversity: Definitely a majority of white students, but diversity is evident and respected.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It's not great in some terms of how it can be exclusive in some ways, but in other ways Greeks are very open to the community as a whole. I feel that this is true for most campuses that offer Greek life.

5 College Junior

Campus Dining: Chick Fil A. Enough Said.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I loved UNC, it was a wonderful experience. I made some great, lifelong friends, and enjoyed the academics. I learned a ton and was really challenged. I would probably do it again, but not for sure because the grade deflation is really bad, which makes you less competitive when applying to graduate school (the average GPA is around a 3.1). I also did not enjoy the weather, it was very cold! And Chapel Hill is a bit slow for me (I'm from a large city). But no school is perfect, and overall it was enjoyable. The best part about it is the school spirit, and the fact that your professors are the best in their field. The campus is also one of the most beautiful I've seen (in the Fall and Spring, Winter is a bit depressing but maybe that's because i'm from Florida). I would definitely recommend that people apply to UNC.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: Drinks are relatively cheap, and there are a lot of clubs to choose from on Franklin Street. Still, it gets boring after a while because it's always the same thing. Transportation back is a real hassle, especially at 3am on the p2p when it's crowded full of drunk people and you can potentially get thrown up on. Plus, there's a law in north carolina that alcohol can't be served after 2am, so that's when most bars and clubs close. House parties and frat parties aren't much better. I like to go out to dance, but the music is awful pretty much everywhere (Clubs will often play Taylor Swift or Blink-182. It's like a middle school dance). Overall, there's an abundance of nightlife if that's your thing, but it's sub par.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Transportation to and from campus is very convenient. There are multiple locations for stops, and buses arrive around every 15 minutes. The only down side is that they can get very crowded in the mornings during class times, and often the buses will not stop if there's already too many people on board. Toward the end of the semester, they started adding more buses in the mornings which improved things a lot, but I'm not sure if they will continue this. Overall though, the transportation is pretty good.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I wasn't much into Greek life, I might have gone to a frat party or two. They don't seem to be very involved in campus life, though there aren't any negative attitudes toward them.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most students are in fairly good shape and attractive enough. The 60-40 ratio is definitely tough on us girls! I think the best way to meet someone compatible is through a class or campus organization because you know you share an interest with them and can hit off over that.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I've heard of people using drugs but never seen it myself and certainly don't feel pressured into using drugs or even going out.

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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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