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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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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Really Good – I have never not felt safe on this campus. I have heard of some things being stolen but if you lock your doors and use common sense you should be fine. Reports of thefts and assaults are slow to be reported though.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love UNC Chapel Hill. It has grown to be my home away from home and I would not choose anywhere else to live. I would continue living here as a student for the rest of my years if I could.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: Pretty Evenly Split – They give to who they can but of course not everyone who needs it. College is expensive and not all the need can be met.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Lenoir Dining Hall – Food in lenoir has improved over the last year. The reason I give it a B+ is because it reuses the same menu over a cycle period. The dining hall is not a bad place to spend money but the each individual must choose a meal plan that suits their schedules and eating habits.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Not Much – I have not had many opportunities for financial aid and have not been notified of any since I arrived. The problems with financial aid at this school are perhaps my biggest complaints about UNC.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Sports Are Great – People often go out and it brings everyone together under a single community.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love this place, I would recommend it to anyone of my friends back home. The people are generally friendly, there's a lot of stuff to do outside of class, and it's a great education.

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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The dining on campus is apparently ranked as some of the best in the nation. There is a variety of options to choose from outside of getting a meal plan but I feel that it does sometimes lack from choices of healthy options. A meal plan is a good option but at 7-9 dollars a meal it can be a lot more expensive than going without one.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: The personal laptops that we are issued can malfunction, but there are many open computer labs available across campus. Most computer systems on campus are functional.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Chapel Hill is a beautiful town with a ton of things to do and many different historical sights, many of which are over 200 years old. The town also has many great restaurants, CD stores, bookstores and parks, as well as many other things for a person to spend their time doing.

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3 College Junior

Academics: The biology major here is pretty strenuous, you have to take a lot of very detailed science courses that can at sometimes be pretty demanding and not very related to what you plan on pursuing after college. The biology program here is pretty top-notch though ranking as one of the better ones in the nation going into medical school or various graduate schools.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Parking: Patrking Is Ok – Although you have to pay for it, parking on campus seems abundant. After 6 it is easy to find a spot on campus. But unless you commute to campus you really don't need a car.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: Computers are excellent. I wish there were more since they are usually all taken up.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I ended up here by chance or destiny and it's perfect. Found my passion and all my best friends here, and discovered myself.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Diversity: Like Attracts Like – There seems to be a lot of diversity at UNC, but the ethnic groups all seem to stick together and there's not a lot of intermingling. Which is kinda sad. I wish I had more Indian friends.

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3 College Senior

Facilities: they would be nice if they weren't always under construction or condemned because of asbestos

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4 College Junior

Diversity: One of the things I like about UNC is that we are very accepting of people, and there's a place for everyone.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Franklin, Franklin, Franklin – Good choices, especially places like Buns and Cosmic Cantina. Lots of stuff is open late too.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Tons of Opportunity – There's always something to do at UNC, and something to learn. There's so many opportunities, it just depends on whether or not you have the initiative to take advantage of them. There are brilliant people here as well who will challenge you to make you a better student. Don't get me wrong, there are derps here as well like at any school, but it's what you make of it. Classes are hard, but not ridiculous and don't have to be the center of your life.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms vary in their quality, from great choices like Morrison to not so great options such as Craige or Hinton James. The dorms have gotten better as they added more air conditioning, making the worst dorms more liveable. For me, I have always been fortunate with getting good dorms, so I cannot complain.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Any food you could want is right on Franklin St., which is walkable from the dorms. The food is priced well, which is convenient for college students. Being a college town, the food isn't incredible, but it is good enough and quick, which is good for a busy student.

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3 College Junior

Academics: Registration Process – Registration can be quick and easy, unless you are trying to get into a popular class. If that is the case, registration can be very stressful and a lot of the time the system is glitchy, making the process even more painful.

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3 College Freshman

Facilities: Chapel Thrill – Chapel Hill is a great little college town which I think sets it apart from other schools. Also, the academic prowess that is associated with this school makes the atmosphere contagious for learning. One downfall is the greek life, because I think there is a difference between sororities especially in the south than the ones up north and in the Midwest.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's Been Great – As an out of state student, knowing no one coming in, this experience has been great. Initially it was a little overwhelming but now I am very comfortable at my school and have met great friends with whom I have had a lot of fun.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Still Live on Campus – Not many people move off campus until later in the college career, I've come to realize. I am a freshman who lives on campus and I will live on campus again next year. I don't have much insight into the off campus lifestyle.

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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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