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

Campus Dining: Food and Dining Options on Campus – It's alright but you definitely get sick of seeing pretty much the same options over and over again.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Overall Food – The variety of food places to eat on campus is wonderful because of Franklin Street. However, the dining halls are not the best...

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: The computers on campus are of good quality. There is definitely a need for your own computer/laptop. My only complaint is the Network Access Control agent can sometimes freak out and make browsing the web difficult.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The town of Chapel Hill has many attractions. There are man restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, etc. on Franklin Street to entertain yourself with. It's an extremely safe campus, I have never had any issues with safety here. There are plenty of intramural sports to participate in and attending varsity sporting events are amazing, especially men's basketball. Overall, everyone is very friendly and it is a fun time in addition to the fantastic education.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's a big deal though you'll find some people who don't keep up with it all that much.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Lots of resources for LGBTQ folk. All classes and ethnicity present.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: I really appreciate the public transportation that gets me anywhere I need to go around or outside of campus. It is very helpful since my car is too far away to get every day.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Fine by Me – I feel perfectly safe, though I do hear reports of bad things happening nearby. I become a little uneasy, but overall don't worry about it.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There is always something to do around town and people to meet and connect with.

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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-Campus Living – As someone who has only lived in the dorms, I can't speak from experience. However, I have been told that the perks of living off campus include: bigger rooms, a feeling of seperation between your school life and the rest of your time, and more freedom as to what you can and cannot do where you live. It's usually comparable price-wise compared to living on campus as well.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: On Campus Living – While they may not be the swankiest digs, dorms are rather convenient and they allow you to get involved in more late night on-campus activities. Also, you don't need to worry about cleaning your house and you have on-call maintenance for anything that may break which is a great perk.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Expensive but Great – Chapel Hill is very limited on cheap off campus housing. The best deals are between 500 to 800 a month but once you get a nice furnished apartment, I advise to stay off campus.

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3 College Junior

Facilities: Libraries Are an Amazing Resourse – One great thing about UNC is that is has a lot libraries which gives students multiple styles of environments to do well. Libraries are also labeled as a focus of study. For example, we have the Health Science Library for a more medical perspective and Wilson Library for more of the liberal arts view.This is one of the biggest advantages of going to school at UNC.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: A Little Bit of Everything – One of the best things about Chapel Hill are all the different people you get to meet. From having a Russian and British professor to making friends from New Jersey, everyone here comes from a unique background and is accepting of one another's differences.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Variety and Quality – There are many places to eat here at chapel hill above all Lenor is one of the better places and the quality of the food is not that of a restaurant but it is quite god. Also the meal plans are quite expensive rivaling some students tuition costs.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Research and Funding – chemistry majors are looked after quite well. There seems to be alot of funding in the department and alot of research opportunities are to be had because of the strong graduate program they have here.

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: Though I don't park here often, every time I do I have to make sure it isn't a game weekend, or there will literally be nowhere to park within a three mile radius of campus. It is a huge hassle, but I appreciate that some parking lots open on the weekends.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Free Labor – There aren't many people who will turn down free labor these days. Your learning experience is what you make of it. You will start out doing grunt work. You have to talk to your boss and ask to learn more. Be over eager. Learn as much as you can.

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The buses are excellent for college students. The campus is quite large and buses are needed for students to arrive at their destinations safely, especially those who live farther from campus. It would be nice if there were more buses that would go through out the city of Chapel Hill on a more regular basis. The P2P is by far the best idea for students and I think it helps students to be safe when they go out. It's certainly unique as far as the university system goes. Excellent idea.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are a wide variety of people. You can meet people from all walks of life. Social life is great, by simply introducing yourself you can end up having a great conversation and even make a new friend.

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1 College Sophomore

Parking: Having a parking pass is insanely expensive. Also, during most weekends, students are kicked out of their parking spots that THEY PAY HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS FOR in favor of visitors who want to see a ball get thrown back and forth. Wow. 1. There should be parking for visitors that doesn't interfere with student parking 2. The university should stop taking over parking lots and instead building other buildings that we don't need over them. It's outrageous.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: definitely a great place to live if you're lucky enough to live on mid-campus or north campus. campus is set up in a centralized way so it's fairly easy to get from one place to another. social atmosphere is great, i'm always meeting new people. cost is a bit high, but it's expected with the economy.

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College Senior

Scholarships: I Received an Outside Scholarship – I earned an outside scholarship that covered all costs, so I don't really have any experience with UNC's financial aid office.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I've Had Fun Here – I've met a lot of really great friends and had many valuable life experiences here. Chapel Hill has definitely helped shape who I am today, and I think it is an improvement, overall, from before college.

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4 College Senior

Weather: For the most part, the weather is very enjoyable but often unpredictable.

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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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