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

Overall Experience: Chapel Hill is incredibly diverse, you can find people of all persuasions, orientations, races and backgrounds. Whatever your interests are, you can find a group that's involved with it.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Franklin St – Franklin Street has the majority of restaurants that people go to. There's plenty of options, and there's always something open.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys Are Hot – There's a large amount of women at Chapel Hill, but that doesn't mean that there are more attractive women. The men are the hot commodity on campus, especially the gay ones.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Computers: Good Overall – I like that there are CCI printers in a whole bunch of locations, not just the main libraries. I never have a problem finding a computer to use when I go to the library (especially Davis).

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Pretty Safe – I feel safe on campus, though it's always smart to keep doors locked and such. The campus alert system sends out notifications about crimes and assaults, so I feel fairly informed about when campus safety has been compromised.

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5 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is usually great! When it's sunny the campus is beautiful and happy. People play instruments, lie in the lawn etc.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: It's pretty good. Franklin street is great, but if you want to eat there everyday you will see that you run out of options quickly

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Lack of parking, permits are expensive and not always convenient, not really necessary to have a car on campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Carolina puts a lot of emphasis on sports because they are not only tons of fun but a great way to build the Tar Heel community.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Greek Life Is Fun – I really enjoy Greek life here. It's not too big and it provides a niche for you immediately when you get here.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UNC is super duper awesome. I gave it a B+ because it's kind of hard being an out-of-state student and making new friends because a lot of people came here with all of their high school friends and aren't interested in making new ones. The schoolwork is impossible, but you get over it. But as a whole, this school is amazing.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports are huge here. Basketball and football bring a lot of school spirit, as well as other sports.

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1 College Sophomore

Parking: Lots of Tickets – Theres no clear parking rules and there is a limited availability.

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2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Visible on the weekends and on LDOC. But if you don't want to be a part of it you don't see it.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Its a lot better than living in Hinton James, and the rooms are much bigger. It's really close to Rams Market, Rams Head, and Rams Plaza Gym. The only problem would have to be that it has a weird smell at times and you can hear everything from the baseball games and football games

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Several years ago, UNC-CH was accused of grade inflation. Today, the university compensates for it by encouraging professors to give fewer A's and more C's. Sometimes, this is manifested in a horrid curve in which 20% of the class receives A's, 20% B's, and the rest C's, D's, and F's. The result is a terrifyingly competitive classroom. While I have grown to despise systems like this, I must admit it has eliminated professor bias and motivated to learn more than I could have ever imagined.

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5 College Junior

Facilities: There is a club for EVERYTHING, with tons of active members. It's easy to get involved and make like-minded friends.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Hop Aboard the Struggle Buses – To get to Franklin from South Campus, a bus is very convenient. Luckily the buses here are reliable and frequent. Many buses take you around campus as well as other Chapel Hill landmarks. The Robertson takes you to Duke and runs every hour. All of them are free, unless you take Triangle Transit (long distance or Durham's South Point Mall) which is $2.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: Good Except Weekends – There's transportation pretty regularly almost anywhere you want to go, but it's hard on the weekends during the day, since the safe-ride doesn't start until late.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: So Many Frat Boys – Greek life is very active, but you're not required to be a part of it 0or pressured into it... Unless you live in Granville.

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1 College Junior

Parking: Parking is the absolute worst at UNC. There are limited parking spaces around campus, and the only good ones seem to be taken by faculty. You're almost guaranteed to get a parking ticket. If you somehow manage to get an on campus spot, you will have to move your car every football game day to make room for tailgaters

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Plenty of Options – There are frat parties for those who want them (independent guys can't get in, however). If frat parties aren't your thing, there are countless house parties walking distance from Franklin. Many bars and clubs are 18+, but the most popular ones are 21+. It's totally possible for a student of any age to party the night away Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. And when it's time to go back, the P2P bus takes you right to your dorm.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: UNC is a relatively liberal campus compared to other schools in the South, but there are few minority groups actually on campus. What minority groups are on campus seem to be pretty tight knit and close, though.

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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: North of Franklin – North of Franklin St. is ridiculously expensive when compared to much nicer houses south of campus. Although the location difference is obvious, this can also be attributed to sororities and fraternities squatting on a lot of houses, limiting the amount available for non-Greek members. Also, the good houses go way to fast, and it is almost impossible to get a set group of people who are willing to commit to a house early in the semester and by the time you do, the good houses are gone.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food in the dining halls is either hit or miss. It can be great sometimes, and complete trash the next. It gets old eventually, but there's always Franklin St. to go to.

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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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