Chapel Hill, NC
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Reviews 1650 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Computers: Everyone Has a Laptop – It's required by UNC that each student has a laptop. Wifi is pretty much everywhere (sometimes hard to get it in your dorm room), and there are printers in all the dorms and libraries.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: I Haven't Had Any – I am concerned about finding and internship here, but I have a friend in a organization that helps students find them. Also, I hope to have it a paid internship and with the field I am interested in.

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1 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is vary limited, especially for visitors on weekdays. It is a struggle even to find parking on Franklin Street. The permits are decently expensive, and I saw cops walking away putting tickets on cars on Stadium drive.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Great Atmosphere – The campus may be large and the walk from south campus up to class is a little daunting sometimes, but otherwise its great! The cafeterias are better compared to other larger universities, and the atmosphere is inspiring for learning and friendliness. The meal plans might not be worth it because I don't eat $10 worth of food when I swipe into the dining hall, but the other option on the flex system are great. Also, There is almost always something fun to do on the weekends.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Tarheel Born and Bred – Tarheels are crazy about basketball. Our team is one of the best in the country and when is basketball season you can feel it in the atmosphere. It is a log of fun, there are also a lot of other sports like soccer, lacrosse and water polo.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Some Awesome Dorms – There are really nice dorms for both freshmen and upperclassmen. A lot of them are new and renovated both in north and south campus. The campus is beautiful and the housing process is pretty easy.

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5 College Junior

Weather: Carolina in the Spring - There Is No Place I'd Rather Be – Winters can be cold, but it's worth the wait for Spring. #HEAVEN

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1 College Junior

Transportation: Campus Parking – Expensive and difficult to obtain. Cars are a hassle at Chapel Hill.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: Gyms and Green Areas – They are really good, there are two gyms and 3 pools. There are also plenty of green areas for people to sit and relax. Also a lot of libraries and places to study in peace. Everything is very clean

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3 College Senior

Campus Dining: These places get full so quickly. Very difficult to find seating at peak hours.

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4 College Senior

Academics: Get a lot of respect. But you have to work constantly to stay ahead.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Varies at Best – Some of the professors in the Biology department are obviously experts in their fields, but this doesn't make them great instructors. There is not enough consistency in the quality or grading of the Biology classes offered. One section of a class could have an amazing professor, while the other section's professor is incompetent at his job during the same semester

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4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Well Informed – UNC is very adamant about providing information about drug and safety concerns here on campus as well as provide numerous services for that purpose.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Few Complaints Here! My experience with off-campus housing has been pretty good. My only complaint is that I ended up living just a little farther away than I originally wanted to (it's not walking distance), but I'm still located on a bus line and I've used the time on the ride over to either cram in some studying or last minute reading, or even a fun, non-school-related book. Pretty much everyone I know has been able to find reasonably-priced living situations - apartments or houses - either within walking distance or on a bus line.

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5 College Senior

Greek Life: UNC has a thriving Greek scene from the cookie cutter sororities and fraternities to diverse academic, athletic, as well as some religious fraternities and sororities. It never fails for there to be groups of girls heading up to Franklin and going out to party every Friday and Saturday night. Personally, I don't care much for the frat parties but if you are wanting, there is always something going on. Also, the sorority and fraternity houses are just beautiful to say the least.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Not a Huge Sports Fan, but I Like the Environment – I don't really follow sports, but they're big on campus, and i like the feeling of camaraderie that comes with pulling for the basketball team.

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2 College Student

Greek Life: There is a street for just Greek housing but that life is not for everyone. Not being a part of it does not disclude you from college life.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: GO HEELS! S**** CRAZY. The tailgating for football games is great its a fabulous environment everyone is loud the campus is roaring no matter how early and the opponent. The basketball is AMAZING because we are so good every year so cheering those guys on is the greatest. And overall our athletics is always top in the nation no matter what sport soccer,baseball, lacrosse, and even rowing; the UNC athletics is one of a kind and no matter watch sport your watching its always a great environment.

3 College Student

Transportation: Buses and Bikes – The buses on campus are very useful, but i would reccomend a bike to help get around easier.

4 College Student

Athletics: The sportts at UNC vary greatly and include many sports for guys and girls. The biggest sport on campus in the Basketball team. Go Tar-Heels!

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Chapel Hill in the Spring is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It's a picture perfect campus with all of the trees and flowers in bloom. Students flock to the quads, take strolls through the arboretum, and professors sometimes hold class outside. Autumn is also mild and pretty. Depending on the year, we sometimes get snow during the winter, but more often than not, they're mild. But as with any town in North Carolina, the summers are brutal with the high humidity.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: There's hardly in parking on campus, at least for students. Most students that live on campus park their car in a UNC student lot a couple miles off campus that you have to take a bus to get to. Others buy spots off Craige's list or from a friend. After 5:00 and all weekend, parking is free. However, the campus police are sticklers about giving tickets...beware!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The meal plans for the dinning halls are overpriced and inflexible. Most people have meals left over which cost $10.00 a piece. The food is okay, not the best though. The best part about a meal plan is the convenience. One dinning hall is on central campus and is perfect for going to between classes and the other is on South Campus. However, the dinning halls close a bit early and don't have good weekend hours.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Awesome for Student-Athletes – Great perks for student-athletes! Free tutoring, printing, academic support and advising, medical needs. Access to trainers 24/7 as needed. Athletes also get priority registration times and housing selections for mid-campus dorms.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Hard to find parking spaces if you don't have a permit for a specific spot.


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Kavita Gupta
Austin, Texas
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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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