Chapel Hill, NC
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$24,954 ($5,128)
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Reviews 1737 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing at Chapel Hill – I'm glad that freshman are required to live on campus because it gives you the opportunity to meet lots of new people. The smaller dorms are usually better than the big ones in my opinion.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There is not a lot available. Trick is to apply early before funds run out.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Do not have any information to offer as I have never checked in to living off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Check Out Japan Express – If you love Japanesse Food, they have the best prices around and you get more than enough for your money.

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Dig Deep. I was able to grab hold of a scholarship that pays for my books, rooming, housing, with additional funds for day to day use. It never dawned on me the complications of falling behind, failing classes, or even summer school. I wish I could have been told of these dangers so that I wouldn't be scrounging for money now.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: During Summer and Spring, the weather is gorgeous. The flowers are beginning to bloom, the scenery is breath-taking, and the atmosphere is perfect. During Fall and Winter, mother nature can't seem to make-up her mind about weather she prefers it warm or freezing.

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2 College Junior

Scholarships: Hard to Get – Scholarships at UNC are hard to get unless you are in financial need at UNC.

2 College Junior

Campus Dining: Lots of Options but Bad Workers – There are lots of places to eat at UNC, but the workers are often lazy and do not want to be there.

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4 College Junior

Computers: Computer labs are usually spatious with plenty of room for students to get on one.

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1 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received absolutely no financial aid from the university despite a high school gpa well above a 4.0 and an athletic record including winning a state championship. The university neglects to award excellence and focuses more on "racial" scholarships for diversity. This is the only university of eight that I applied to that did not offer any financial aid. They do give grants for a university sponsored computer but I did not receive that either.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Weather here is just like weather anywhere else in North Carolina. You can be assured a hot, humid summer every summer as well as a cold, bitter winter every winter. Fall and Spring are absolutely beautiful and the 70 degree days are the best. It normally doesn't snow much, but the past couple of years it has started snowing more. Classes do not get canceled often or at all, and walking from one side of campus to the other in the cold is one of the worst experiences I've had.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The Chapel Hill transit system is excellent. The best transportation is the Point-2-Point or P2P which picks up at designated stops located everywhere around campus every 15 minutes. It's safe, reliable, and easy and a great way to get around campus especially now that it's cold outside. All Chapel Hill transit is free. Triangle Transit is slightly less reliable, and runs to shopping centers such as Southpoint which is located about fifteen minutes from campus. It's $2 there and $2 back but is good for an occasional trip away from campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Not Enough – The parking situation is not really much appauling because u actually require a pass to be able to park on campus..

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Cute Guys! The guys at my school are so cute and are mostly athletes.Since its in the south, most of the population is lumbee and dey have a different accent.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Student Discounts – There are a few student discounts found around like in burger king..

College Sophomore

Scholarships: Since i am an international student, am not eligible to apply or financial aid

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Appartments Are Not Cheap – When i left the dormitories, i looked for an appartment just across from school, known as Pembroke place.The good thing about it is that it is not far from campus, that is a walkable distance, with swimming pool and other nice facilities, though expensive and the rent keeps on increasing.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process may seem long and drawn out, but it is necessary and you won't regret it. You should definetly complete the FAFSA, the college board's CSS profile and any other financial aid forms. UNC Chapel Hill will help you pay to go to there as long as you keep your grades up and you have financial need. If your EFC is low enough, you could get a free CCI laptop (you'll be required to have a laptop if you are a student) if you complete the CSS profile. Also, UNC Chapel Hill has a Carolina Covenant Scholarship program for students that have financial need. The Carolina Covenant Scholarship program is a great program that ensures that you will graduate without debt.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A Great Decision – Going to school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was one of the best decisions that I have made. The people there are very nice and accessible to the public and to the students. The faculty, staff and students are welcoming and there is a strong sense of school pride. There are a lot of opportunities and it is easy to meet people and get involved in organizations there. My favorite experiences at UNC are having intelligent conversations with other students, listening to their point of views, learning from them and talking about interesting topics that they are interested in.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of diverse people at UNC Chapel Hill, but many of the people you meet are not geographically diverse (most are from North Carolina). However, there are a lot of international students and people with different beliefs, ideologies, political preferences etc. UNC is committed to diversity and I've experienced a lot of interesting conversations and experiences with the people around me. UNC has living learning communities for people that share similar interests and there are mulitple student organizations for students to get involved in and to explore their interests. Students are involved in a wide range of organizations.

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: They call it a public Ivy for a reason. The academic standards are brutal and high, but if you foce yourself to live up to them it can be very gratifying to succeed academically. Though it is overwhelmingly "White" there is a small African American presence that be very welcoming.

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1 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Lacking Severely – There's almost always a Frat party on the weekends, however none of the African American fraternities and sororities have houses on Franklin st. which makes greek life at Carolina shallow focused on entertaining only the white community. Players is a popular club on Franklin St. but it too is primarily entertaining to white students. It also serves as a local hangout for "creepers" and older men. Mansions is the resident "Black" club but its all the way Rosemary St which is unsafe and generally creepy all times of day but especially at night.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: As a sophomore, I have not yet fully immersed myself in the communication studies department. However, I have enjoyed classes offered by the communication studies department including public speaking classes and first year seminars.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Present, but Not Overtly Noticeable – Drugs definitely are sold/bought/used here. There have been hardcore drug busts, but most of the drugs used at Carolina are relatively harmless.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Supportive of Major Sports, Unattentive to Minor Sports – The spirit at Carolina for our football and basketball team is great, but when it comes to supporting other sports with less national/regional coverage, students are lacking in spirit. But we do try to get students out to random sporting events through a program called "Carolina Fever."


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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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