Chapel Hill, NC
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Reviews 1650 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Senior

Scholarships: Good scholarship opportunities. Best thing is that you are automatically considered for most, no need to apply. Morehead and other prestigious scholarships are harder to get, but great opportunities.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: It's not all that strict in terms of school policies. Noise, drinking, drug use are not really controlled, especially with the Greek life. Honor code is very strict though.

3 College Senior

Academics: There is plenty of opportunity to pursue good academics, but there are plenty of people who choose not to. The reality is that you can get by fairly easily with decent to good grades without trying all that hard. It's a good school, some great professors, and lots of amazing accomplished people around. You have to seek them out if you want to be in that environment though.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a fairly good variety relatively close by

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are off campus housing very close to the school and not too expensive at all compared to the on campus housing price. Some of the houses and apartments are even in walking distance from the school and if not there are buses that run almost all the apartments and take students back and forth from school to home safe and sound. There are no off campus housing selection in my school because you are not in the hands of the school once you leave off campus and the only selection that take place is the on-campus housing selection which is not very chaotic unless you as an individual wants to make it that way.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Nightlife are mostly for ages 21 and over but there are parties on off campus but not too far away that you cannot attend. I am not a big party person but i can tell you that anytime i go to a party, it feels like life just starts all over again. i have so much fun!

5 College Junior

Athletics: Varsity sports at Carolina is a major part of the campus life and most of our teams have won tons and tons of national championship games. Go heels!! We have great sport facilities to accommodate for training reasons. There is also an option for student who are not involved in varsity sports but would like to play a sports to either join club sports or play in intramural sports.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The computer system is decent, but often overloads with too many people trying to access the same site, especially during class registration. The University is very helpful with grants and does provide financial assistance for purchasing lap tops. They are nearly required for every class.

3 College Freshman

Weather: So the weather...being from NY I just expected it to be a lot warmer than what I was used to. That proved to be true. However, there was a lot of things I didn't expect. When you arrive in the fall be prepared for rain, humidity, lots of sweating, and heat. Its quite annoying how uncomfortable the weather is at that time. The winters are more mild with snow on RARE occasions, but when it does snow, everything shuts down because they aren't prepared for it. The spring is my favorite because it gets warm as early as late March early April. One thing I warn though, is that the weather is SO unpredictable- it'll be beautiful in the morning and then monsoons in the afternoon, so be prepared.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Carolina is a very fratty school, so campus and local police know whats happening in Frat court every weekend so those parties are almost never busted. The parties that do get busted are the ones in the dorms because we have a "Quiet Hours" rule- you're supposed to be quiet after 9pm every day. RA's and particularly annoying hall mates may bust you if you have something going on in your room that they can hear, but for the most part that doesnt happen much. If you get caught, you usually have to take an alcohol edu class and meet with some supervisors, but if its your first offense nothing goes on your record.

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3 College Freshman

Computers: The computers situation at Carolina are good, not great. Not getting wifi in the dorms is definitely a drawback (only the lucky ones who live next to a study lounge get wifi service). Sometimes the network is slow and it can get quite frustrating if you're doing something important. Printing is pretty good. The CCI printing is for the most part reliable but plan ahead when printing something important because sometimes it takes forever for printers to warm up or when waiting on line.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Most locations off campus are small locally owened and locally supplied resturaunts. While there are the common chains available there is always that favorite place you are going to miss if you move away because it only exist by this campus.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am working on going to optometry school and I have no fears about finding a job once I complete my program. This field is expanding and growing quickly based on a growing older population that require routine eye care and also the average age of the professional in this field in 50+ yrs old leading to a huge retriement vs entry level gap in the near future.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The location of the school is conveinent to many food locations, and towns that hold cultural events. There are several shopping malls in the within the triangle some include a 20-30 mintue drive but they have a lot of stores with plenty of options. The campus itself is not located close to big museums but there are several options 20-30 mintues east of campus.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The process for me was easier than expected. Being a part-time studies student I did not have to worry about transfering transcripts and proving my capability with testing. I had not problems getting enrolled in the classes that I needed vs. having to wait. The process was simple and did not take long at all to get set up in their system.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Being a working adult learner I find that while they are considered a major university, they are also very accomodating to those of us who are re-entering school for further education needs.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: UNC basketball is practically a religion in itself. People on and around campus are Tarheel fanatics and it's always fun to witness the enthusiasm among crowds.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: UNC is very religiously, sexually, and politically diverse but not everyone is accepting

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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There is a wide variety for whatever someone wants

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm not quite sure about the housing off campus, but they look cool

5 College Freshman

Computers: You are given $40 worth of printing at the beginning of the semester (each page costs 10 cents) and a huge amount of minutes on any computer in the library you want. Both of those are great but what I think is most helpful is the fact that there are so many technological resources available on campus. If anything happens to your computer, ANYTHING AT ALL, they'll have a solution for you.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received the only amount of financial aid I probably would be eligible for so I am grateful for that. It is difficult though because sometimes according to a family's profile they are labelled as not needing money so work-study jobs are not open to those students. Some of my friends are there for full financial aid though so they really appreciate it.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I was placed in a great dorm so I was very lucky. The general atmosphere is very social but respectful at the same time. If you want to play a ping pong tournament with your friends or just do homework in a lounge both of those are possible. The Residential Advisors are upperclassmen students so they are awesome for advise or help regarding anything and they're always looking to have a good, safe time.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Carolina can be an incredibly beautiful place when the weather decides to behave. The key word though is behave. You never know what you're going to get. One day it was 70 degrees and amazing to be outside, the next day it was 50 and rainy.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Franklin Street has a huge range of great food. Everything you can imagine from food chains like Chipotle to local shops such as the Yogurt Pump. It's a great place to just go out for and enjoy company and great food.


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Kavita Gupta
Austin, Texas
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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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