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

Majors: I am a journalism major and our program is great. 82% of graduates from this program get a job at least 6 months after graduation. I have no worries about finding a job in the industry.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: Requires 3.1 GPA to get in and sophomore standing. Doesn't have to stay a 3.1 once you get in.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not greek nor do I care.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I mean I do what I want regardless and I'm okay. As long as you're not caught with drugs/alcohol in your UNC-provided housing (which can get you kicked out) or breaking the honor code you're okay.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: I mean. If you drink, you drink. If you smoke, you smoke. Nobody really cares.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I mean it's Franklin St. It gets no better than that.

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2 College Freshman

Nightlife: It gets repetitive. There's Frat Court, the bars and clubs on Franklin St., Pulse. Gets repetitive. It's best to turn up in increments. We have a P2P bus system that runs from 7pm - 3am when the main city transit stops running. Most students use it because most of us do not have cars. It can get VERY crowded on weekend nights.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I personally hate living in dorms. I lived in the high rises my first year (Ehringhaus, similar to Hojo and Craige). Sharing a bathroom with 7 other girls while getting ready in the morning and one having to pee really badly while one is hogging the bathroom is no fun! I hate it.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: UNC is a reliable alert system in terms of notifying students of break-ins, local crimes, and severe weather just to name a few. For the most part, Chapel Hill is a safe town and there were plenty of times that I would walk to and from a friend's dorm at 3 or 4 AM in the morning with no issue. We have a Department of Public Safety that we can call at all times.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Most students receive a CCI grant, in which UNC distributes particular computers to students in need with special warranties. Printing on campus is easy, and usually $40 is posted onto your account for the semester. It's $0.10 a page in black and white, $0.50 for color. UNC has it's own wifi network 'UNC-Secure', it's reliable at times, but we otherwise call it 'UNC-unSecure' because connections fail a lot.

4 College Freshman

Academics: It's pretty good. You may have been the greatest student in your high school class, but when you get to UNC, so was everyone else. You probably won't make the highest grades in the class. Don't bet on it because things are tough here. The work is so overwhelming. However, professors are very helpful and will always urge you to visit office hours. There are many resources to help you succeed in class and you should take advantage of that.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's very expensive to stay in an apartment off-campus. Like $500 or more just to stay in a ROOM! Crazy! but the financial aid that would've been used for housing on campus, I just saved to pay for rent off campus.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I am a low income minority student with a laid off parent, so I was eligible for the Carolina Covenant program. Covers all four years of school if you remain in the eligibility requirements. Just apply for financial aid ASAP, usually before March 1st!

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: Majority of the facilities at UNC have recent technology. They try their best to keep up with advancing technology.

3 College Freshman

Weather: UNC is beautiful on a nice day in any season. But you should come to campus with a canoe when it rains heavily. It's the state of North Carolina, the weather is unpredictable here.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: It's UNC! Great football, women and men's basketball! Constantly featured on ESPN. Constantly recruited into the Pros. Women's soccer is great as well, winning about 21 championships! Gymnastics and volleyball are solid too!

3 College Freshman

Diversity: People very accepting with few cases of intolerance. UNC is mostly liberal. Accepting of all sexualities, genders and even have programs to promote diversity.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Most students have a lot of school spirit and are very proud of our teams.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Everyone I have met has been accepting of my beliefs and those of the people around me.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Officers are mostly there to make sure things don't get out of control. As long as you're not being obvious or acting out of hand, there's no reason you should get in trouble.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There is a ton of reading, but that comes with the territory of most social sciences/humanities classes. Teachers are generally great.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Some kids get computer grants. Most kids buy the overpriced computers from campus store, but they don't really make a difference. I got one for less than half that price and am very happy with it. No one judges you based on your computer. If you can't get your own, there are plenty of public computers in the libraries which are open almost 24/7.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Personally not in it, but have some friends in it. Depends on your scene.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There are a good number of opportunities, but not as many as there could have been had I gone to a more urban and internationally recognized school.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Classes are challenging but not impossible. They definitely challenge your views and teach you new ways of looking at an issue. Study abroad programs are great--but there is limited funding.

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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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