Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Undergrads
17,437
Tuition (in-state)
$24,954 ($5,128)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 1737 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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

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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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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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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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