Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Undergrads
17,437
Tuition (in-state)
$24,954 ($5,128)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 1650 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 Recent Alumnus

Computers: I have never had a problem with computer usage on campus. I can always find a computer to use in the library and wifi always works well.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Varsity sports at UNC are fantastic! We have a very deep and talented program with all of our teams. Nothing is better than going to a Tar Heel sporting event. The facilities are all very nice, and athletes are treated well. Club sports are also very popular among students, as well as intramural sports. Everyone is able to play a sport on campus because there are so many options and levels of play!

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are small unless you get into the Kenan community which is reserved for upperclassman.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus is only available after 5 on weekdays and they usually fill up right at five. You can purchase a spot but they are quite expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Usually the weather is cool and sunny but lately it has been rainy and gloomy.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: This college is really not all that strict on clothing or behavior. They do however crack down on underage drinking and honor code violations which is good and appropriate.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Strict, everyone is encouraged to abide by the law.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: TONS of options on Franklin Street and, if you are willing to venture to Carrboro, there are pleenty more unique options.

3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking can be a bit difficult at times. If you are willing to pay hourly for the ramps you will be in good shape. Permits are available and probably the best choice.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Public transportation is really good and its free. Buses run all the time. You just have to make sure you get on the right one to where you want to go and the right one to take you back to your dorm.It's easy!

5 Recent Alumnus

Weather: When you're a freshman living in the (possibly) un-airconditioned high-rise dorms on south campus, you may hate NC weather, but it's beautiful to see the seasons change on campus because of all the trees. UNC is what people picture in their minds when they picture the perfect "college", with a big grassy quad and tree-lined pathways. Winter isn't too fierce, with maybe 2-3 snow days.

4 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: There are tons of parties Thursday - Saturday night on and around campus, plus the club scene on Franklin Street has a few 18+ options. Concerts are another good option with lots of great shows at Cat's Cradle nearby in Carrboro. Public transportation around Chapel Hill is great - Carrboro is a little further but not bad at all.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of options within walking distance in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Whether you want pho or biscuits and gravy, craft beer or authentic tacos, you can get what you need here!

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: The town is great, tons of things within walking distance.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: In general, most buildings are renovated/new. Great access to new gyms, dining halls, soccer fields, etc. Some of the dorms on South Campus may be a little old (no air conditioning) but I think they have recently been renovated.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I was very happy with my major at UNC. Classes were relatively small (except for intro courses like Econ 101), and professors were mostly very good. The only issues I had were that sometimes classes were taught by grad students that were not as informative or insightful as actual professors.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: A Little Biased – There's mostly white students who are well-off, but there are also a few from other countries and walks of life. I don't believe that is the school's doing, Chapel Hill simply attracts certain people. As for political beliefs it's fairly spread but there are probably more liberals than anything else.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Narrow Field – Many school scholarships support a narrow group of students.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Dont Apply – i tend to not eat off campus. I cook for myself mostly.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: LARGE VARIETY – Larger variety, because it is a big town. however, the neighborhoods dont appear as safe as i would like.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Very Good Food at the Agora – I live in Granville Towers so I eat at the Agora. The food there is very good compared to most campus foods. They always are making something different, the staff is friendly, and the pasta is excellent.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very Safe – The security keeps people from being too dangerous and they just want everyone to be safe. You never feel in danger at UNC

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The girls are all very attractive at UNC and they all must be smart too

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: North Campus Dorms Are the Best – Unfortunately most freshman dorms are on south campus and farthest from classes. However they are sweet style so you are only sharing a bathroom with about 7 people instead of 22 like on 1 hall. As you get older, try to move to north campus. Especially Cobb.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Sports Are Big – Anytime you go to a division 1 school sports are going to be huge. The good thing about UNC is we are actually good at them. However we dont get an A+ due to the recent academic fraud committed by the football team recently. However, most games of any sport are pretty packed and there is a club here, Carolina Fever, who's members sole job is to go to games!

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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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