Chapel Hill, NC
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Reviews 1701 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Awesome Food If You're Used to Chains – There is a lot of variety of GOOD food on Franklin St. which is very close to campus. The quality of the food is great! I can't eat at chains anymore without finding it bland because Chapel Hill has spoiled me!(I'm from FL). Durham and Raleigh is a great area for foodies! The price is average. It's around 7 or 8 bucks a meal.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Diversity and Acceptance – UNC is known and upholds its reputation for diversity and acceptance of those different from the norm. There are all kinds of organizations on campus and all of the organizations are accepting of one another.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drugs Policy Strictly Enforced – The drinking on campus is average as is other drug use. However, at UNC the drug policies are strictly enforced which give those of us who do not frequent that scene feel more comfortable on cmapus.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone Is Great! Everyone at UNC is very nice, but the boys are especially nice. They give you a hug everytime they see you. They offer you advice and friendship in the non-creepy way. The girls can be a little caddy at times but in general everyone has a big smile and is very open to all kinds of people

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: As a state school financial aid is really great for in-state students, but there are still a lot of great opportunities for out of state students. Tips: apply early, research scholarships (Moorehead-McCain)

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill is a quintessential college town. Franklin Street has a ton of great restaurants (both chain/franchise and independent) and shops. Everything is affordable and within walking distance.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live in a house farther away so this does not necessarily apply to me but from what I've seen if you are looking, then you will find somewhere. The only thing is that it gets a little pricy. There are buses though however on campus parking is not the best.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Tar Heel Forever – Carolina is the best place in the world. My school is perfect because of its beautiful campus and it's prestigious academic quality. Here, you can have a great balance between social life and academic life, but you have to be able to balance it. At Carolina, you can have the time of your life while getting a quality education. My favorite experience would have to be meeting all of the great people that I met, and being able to lay out out the beautiful campus and study.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: You Will Get Punished – The Resident Advisors in housing are strict on students who are publicly drunk in the dorms. If you are really drunk, the cops will be called. You will be punished by housing, the university (for breaking the honor code), and the police. If an authority figure sees drug paraphernalia, the cops will be called. Also, loud dorm parties will be raided. You are able to have a lot of fun here, but if you ever get caught, there is a price to pay.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus, but our campus has a delay in notifying students of criminal events that happen on our campus sometimes. They like to analyze everything first before notifying the public. Although I know they are just trying to investigate the situation, I would like to know exactly when it happens.

2 College Junior

Parking: There is very little space to park on campus, most parking during the week is meter parking which can get expensive. It is hard to get a parking pass for most places on campus, but if you are living on campus and must have your car, you can always get a pass for the PR lot which is a mile off campus. It's kind of a pain to have your car there but at least you have it.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Night Life Is Fun but Not Too Crazy – There is so much to do bar scene wise almost any day of the week. Some of the best places include topo, bobs, la res, the library, pts, and many more. There is dancing at most bars on the weekends but if you are looking to go clubbing Chapel Hill is not the place to go. There is a club called Pulse but I am unsure if people actually go there. Most housing on North campus is a quick walk to Franklin and Rosemary but is not there are many taxis, and the P2P runs to South campus. If you aren't 21 you can either go to frat parties or Players,and Pulse are 18+ and East End and the Library are usually 18+ on Thursdays.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Beautiful Campus – The campus at UNC is so pretty in almost all seasons. The landscaping is always nice and neat with lots of beautiful flowers and plant life. Everywhere you go you see many squirrels, chipmunks, birds and other wild life. Also a very pretty spot on campus, especially in the spring, is the arboretum. It's a great place to lay in a hammock, read a book, or have a relaxing picnic.

5 College Junior

Athletics: I have so much pride about being a part of UNC. We boast national championships in every sport except for football (but the football games are tons of fun anyway). From the playing of Lux Aeterna when the football team exits the tunnel to the playing of Jump Around before tip off, there is so much school spirit that goes into UNC's athletics.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: Extremely Diverse – It is amazing how many different kinds of people you will see at Carolina. We have a ton of students studying abroad too, so you can meet people from all over the world. My only complaint is that the majority of students are very liberal, but at college, I expect nothing less.

5 College Junior

Facilities: I Absolutely Love Carolina – Being a student at UNC is amazing. There are so many opportunities to get involved and meet people on campus. The academics, are fantastic, as I feel like I'm getting great training for the real world. Professors actually get to know you, too, if you make an effort to talk to them. Athletics are my favorite part, be it basketball or football. Students at smaller schools really miss out.

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3 College Junior

Computers: Comp Labs Get Crowded – The computer labs have always worked when I needed them to, and the wireless printing makes life a lot easier. My only complaint is that sometimes when you need to print out something or use the computer in the middle of the day, you can find pretty long lines.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Pretty Stuck up – It seems like there is a constant standoff between Greeks and non-Greeks. The Greeks have a reputation of being snobby, preppy, and living off of Daddy's Amex...platinum. However, this doesn't apply to all, as there are tons of exceptions.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Good, If You Have a Car – There are a fair number of places within walking distance, but it seems that more than half of them are Mexican. Having a car expands your choices tenfold, as there are tons of places to eat around Chapel Hill.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Okay, but Not Great – I have had a meal plan for three years, and I come back every time just because it is easier that way. There really are a lack of choices (we only have two dining halls), they can be expensive, and the food is often repetitive. You can always fall back on a cheeseburger, though.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Carolina is about 60% female. Sometimes you wonder where all the boys are at. The students at Carolina are mostly caucasian, but there are some from diverse backgrounds. Most guys and girls here are from the state and have southern hospitality.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus has a lot of perks. If you forget something in your room or want to take a nap before your next class, it's only a 5-10 minute walk from the heart of campus. Most freshmen live on south campus and while it is further away from classes and libraries, there are some good things about it. You're close to the Dean Dome, SASB (Student Academic Services Building) and Rams Head (Dining Hall, Recreation Center and Market). North campus is really close to most classes.

2 College Freshman

Academics: Registration Process – The Registration Process at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is probably one of the few bad things on the entire campus. Of course seniority rules and that makes life rough for underclassmen. Most classes are closed or waitlisted when first years get to register, but you have time to try to fix your schedule before classes start in the fall or spring.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Off Campus Cute Houses Are Expensive – a lot of cute houses are int he area surrounding unc but they are super expensive

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: I think UNC is big enough to have something for everyone. Whatever you're interested in, you can find your niche!


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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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