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

Nightlife: Franklin Street Rocks – Both literally and figuratively, the night life on Franklin Street is great. There are all sorts of bars, restaurants, and music venues directly across the street from the heart of UNC Chapel Hill's campus.

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4 College Senior

Majors: The Tradition Is Amazing – It is an amazing opportunity. I personally love it. It is overall life consuming, but that is what I came for. The amazing world renowned professors are amazing and seeing people in my textbooks in the hallway is pretty amazing. The facilities are awesome and admission to the classic UNC sports is beyond anything you could imagine. Being a part of UNC is about tradition and the tradition has a high bar set. The program is hard and everyone is wanting to be number one, but that is how a top school is.

3 College Senior

Majors: You Are a Plankton in a Hugeee Pond in Psychology – I love the program here, but unless you go out of your way, you will not make your degree worth much. You have to fight to enroll in the classes and with thousands and thousands of other students, making yourself stand out is difficult. Getting involved in research is pretty easy and the BEST way to do it. The only thing is, there is little information provided and you have to be willing to work. Advising isn't helpful, but the name of UNC is a great way to get your foot in the door (plus the Office of Undergraduate Research rocks, but not one uses it). If you are willing to put in extra hours and work very hard as an unpaid research assistant, you will go far in the program. Get involved early and if you want to be a psychologist and will put in the extra work, this will get you there.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Tough, but Worth It. The workload and course content in most classes is pretty intense, but you will learn so much practical knowledge with applications to your course of study and develop a great work ethic that will help you be successful throughout college and for the rest of your life!

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Diverse, Thats for Sure – The guys and girls at UNC make up one of the most diverse schools in the U.S. We have athletes, academics, artists, clean-cut people, a few country folks, many out of state and foreign students, and everything in between. The thing that shocked me the most is the fact that the people at UNC are so attractive because everyone is fit and trim. Everyone exercises in some shape or form and really takes care of themselves, both mind and body.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: B.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry Focus – The workload is pretty intense, but it is very satisfying to make it through and succeed. Being a Chemistry major, or any science major in general, opens up a lot of opportunities for jobs, research, internships and all manner of others. At UNC, the labs are excellent, highly funded facilities with great, knowledgeable faculty, professors and TAs.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Tarheel Born, I'm a Tarheel Bred – I can't get enough. Every summer I start counting the days until I go back. It's home of success, pride, leadership, and traditions that will stay with you forever. I found some of the best people in the world here and I will always remember these four years as the most memorable in my life.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Girls dress nice everywhere they go. Guys are always in bus-casual attire and everyone keeps themselves well groomed. Greek life is always a good place to start if you want to get to know someone better. The girls are very classy and there's nothing but southern gentlemen here.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Extremely Safe – I only hear about three break-ins a semester. There is no gang violence or sketchy people wandering about in the middle of the night. I feel extremely comfortable coming home from the library at 4 am because the only people out there are students and they have no means of hurting anyone. Also the campus is lined with towers with a Blue light that flash when someone is in danger. There are local police everywhere

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: If you or a friend has a car, you are sure to find all the possible restaraunts you could imagine. There's everything from vegan to Thai to chain restaraunts. My favorite is to eat out with friends from NC State since they are so close. I really like driving to Union Square because it has a lot of variety and cuisines that I don't typically eat so it gives me a way to try new things.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: There is hardly any compared to other schools. I would rather them give 10,000 students an $800 scholarship than have ten scholarships for $10,000 a piece. I think there should be more grants to help for even little things like text books, and the text book stores on campus should really lower their prices to be more competitive instead of charging premium dollar then giving you $15 for a book you paid $260 for.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: South campus is usually where the underclassmen are and is a great place to meet people. It can get pretty loud at times but it is fun. North campus is where the upperclassmen usually live and is a more quiet atmosphere. North campus is also closer to your classes. You can leave about five minutes before your class starts and get there on time.

1 College Junior

Parking: The parking on this campus is terrible. It takes forever to find a spot and it can take a while to get through a crosswalk area. Parking spaces can be far away from your classes.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I absolutely LOVE UNC and if I could do it all over again I definitely would. I couldn't have asked for a better school and I will remember every moment that made my college experience the best that it could have ever been!

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: UNC's facilities are great! I couldn't ask for anything better

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: The dining was average. Although there are many different places to eat on campus you get tired of eating the same thing. But overall the food was pretty good. I didn't eat in the actual cafe alot though because I didn't have a meal plan.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: UNC Chapel Hill has alot to do for students on campus. There is always something going on whether it's an event, a concert or a comedy show at a local bar. Although there aren't any shopping malls in the city there are many stores and boutiques to shop in. They are always building new food places to eat at as well. Overall the student life is great and it's not too hard finding something to do.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is prevalent but also not dominate at UNC. Members of fraternities and sororities do not confine themselves to their own clique so the student body is still pretty diverse and interact with one another. Many of the students who participate in Greek life or choose to rush live in Granville Towers so if you are interested in participating in Greek life, you might want to consider living there.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There is a wide variety of places to eat on Franklin Street where you can find restaurants like Panera, Spanky's, or Sweet Frogs. There are two major dining halls, Lenoir in North Campus and Ramshead near south campus. The food in the dining halls are decent but it can definitely get old after a while. There are 3 meal plans to choose from depending on how much you plan to eat while you are in college. The plans are pretty flexible and reasonably priced.

2 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Big City Apartments Are Expensive! Chapel Hill is a giant city. Though it is known for UNC, Chapel Hill is also part of the research triangle, as well as a huge business city. Off campus housing will be extremely pricey based on the high demand for housing in the city. Many out of college employees rent housing out of the city and would rather make the drive than to pay for the high rates of Chapel Hill.

3 College Student

Weather: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is located in the South. We have pretty mild winters, it gets pretty cold but never unbearable. On occasion, we will get snow, but many winters we don't. The summers are very hot, but not as many students enroll for summer school. And those who do, find ways to stay cool.

2 College Student

Greek Life: Average Greek – Greek life isn't the major thing on campus. Though there are those who do participate, a lot of people do not. And no one is discriminated based on whether you are or not in a frat or sorority.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: Freshmen Class Dorms Are Not Too Shabby – The dorms at Chapel Hill are very nice. The halls are clean, the bathrooms are easily accessible, and the ceilings are relatively high. The rooms aren't the biggest, but smart arrangements can lead to a lot of floor space.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: Safe and Secure – UNC Chapel Hill is a very safe campus. It's located in a "college city" so everyone in Chapel Hill knows about the university. The campus is large, but there is sufficient security patrol to make me feel safe and secure. Our dorm rooms are pretty secure, unless you leave the door unlocked - that just invites people to take your food and other small items.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: No Safety Problems – Carolina goes out of it's way to make sure it's students are safe and protected. They send out frequent alerts via email and text messaging to update you if there are any situations you should know about. Also, if you are studying late at night at the library, there is a program called Safe Walk which hires students to walk other students back to their dorms so they do not have to walk alone and in the dark.

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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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