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

Campus Strictness: Better Safe Than Sorry – UNC is more concerned with student safety than punishment for bad behavior. For example, if someone is at a party, drunk, and under 21, there is a transportation service run by the university to call to come pick them up. This service does not report underage drinking to the university, its just a safe way to get home after making bad decisions.

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: Steer Clear of Clubs If Under 21 – There are many clubs and bars to hit up if you're 21 or older. However, the club scene for those younger than 21 are sketch. Its not unusual for creepers to hang out and try to hit on young girls. Gross.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Tech Is Prett Good on Campus – The labs are occasionally crowded, but most people have laptops so you can find a computer if you need one. Printing is generally very easy. Most of the libraries and all of the dorms have print stations and you can send a print job to the printer from anywhere on campus to then be printed and picked up within the hour. Generally speaking, the internet connection is very good on campus. The wireless is not always reliable in some dorms, but there is always somewhere to plug directly into the network.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: We Have Greeks Here? If you are not invloved in a sorority or fraturnity, you hardly ever hear aobut them. There are 5k runs and sometimes charity events, but other then that the only people who get involved with the Greeks are themselves. Frats host parties but only girls can go to them. Non-greek gus are NEVER involved. which is fine becuase there are plenty of other things to do here then be a member of a fraturnity or sosority.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: We Are a Good Looking School! The guys that do go to UNC are mostly really good looking! and the girls dress nicely and are pretty too. There is a wide variety of people of different religeons, races and sexual orientation, which is an aspect i love about the school. There is not as much pressure to look a certain way at UNC as there is at other North Carolina Schools. INdividuality is a valued thing there.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: The Gym Is Nice but Crowded – It is sometimes difficult to reserve a machiene to work out on if the gyn is crowded, and for meing such a large university we only have two small gyms. The basketball and raquetball courts are great and abundant but a simple machiene workout is often difficult.

4 College Senior

Weather: Rainy at Times but Sunny Is Fun – Some years it rains quite a bit in the spring and fall so walking on campus becomes unpleasant because puddles accumulate throughout the campus. However, when it's sunny and warm, students take advantage of the opportunity to take in the sun!

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Preppy and Diverse – Many of the students are preppy and dress accordingly. There is a wide variety of students from many different cultures, although minorities are still underrepresented at UNC.

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3 College Senior

Academics: Challenging and Liberal – The workload is heavy here at UNC. Professors expect a lot of reading and writing from students and also tend to be very liberal in their opinions. The campus is beautiful, and the Spanish department is great!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Okay, I Guess – Of the Greek people I know, I like them, and I think they do good work for the community.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: I can't go to the bars and I don't want to go to the clubs, but the house parties I've been to have been really good.

2 College Freshman

Parking: The campus is very small, limiting the number of parking options available. As a general rule, freshman cannot have cars on campus, though exceptions are made for hardship reasons. Parking is by permit only on campus, and sophomores typically get the short end of the stick when it comes to parking, as they are most frequently required to park in the park and ride lot, about a mile off campus. But it is better than nothing at all.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It's Taken Seriously – Rules and regulations are taken very seriously here. The police enforce underage drinking punishments the majority of the time. Chapel Hill police are more stringent than UNC police. RAs in the dorms are pretty relaxed. As long as you aren't advertising your activities you won't get caught. The honor code is a big deal here though, so be cautious.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Food Is Good – The food here is quite good at times. You just have to know what to eat and what to avoid. It does get repetitive at times, as the dining halls seem to just rotate through different meats and vegetables (pork, beef, poultry) on a pretty consistent basis. The menus aren't repeated too often but after a while eating in a dining hall gets old and you just want a break from it.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Professors Are Awesome! The professors at UNC are incredible. They are all so willing to help so that you can do the best possible. I have had several professors who commit to weekly help sessions, in addition to their office hours and class time. The professors here are very accessible. The academics are also superb. You learn so much in such a short period of time. Professors are experts in their fields and love sharing their knowledge with you. Ask and you shall receive!

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Chapel Hill Police Dept. Is All Over the Place – We're drinking and partying, but the cops bust parties like it's their job. Weed is everywhere, and you can find coke, but it's not as prevalent. There isn't too much of anything else. The Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) try to bust parties AND underage students in bars. We only have one club, and it tends to fill up with tons of drunk freshmen and sophomores who can't get into the bars.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Depends on What You Want – If you want to be close to bars and pay a reasonable (read: relatively expensive) price, the off-campus housing is not very nice. If you're willing to pay top-dollar and live in Warehouse, it's a lot nicer. As you venture further from campus, the apartment gets nicer and cheaper. Houses can vary, but if you're close to campus, it gets expensive.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Small Town – Chapel Hill is definitely a college town. It is small, very liberal, with one main street: Franklin. The campus and town are very beautiful and offer things to do. The community loves the university, students, and sports. We're ten minutes away from Duke, half an hour from NC State, forty-five minutes from Elon, and an hour and a half from Wake Forest.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Good Mix of People – Good mix of genders, races, ethnicities, orientations, etc. Everyone can find their niche and everyone can interact with many types of people.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The facilities are good, but living off campus makes them inconvenient for me.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I Feel Safe Most of the Time – I might not feel safe walking alone at night in some places on/around campus. But these times are few and far between.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Atmosphere on Campus Is Great – When walking around campus during the normal class hours, the whole school seems to walk by one area at least once a day. You can sit in one spot all day and see almost every student enrolled here. I love seeing my fellow students enjoying our beautiful campus every day.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Basketball Team Support – I love how our students support our basketball team even when they aren't having a great season. The school does a great job of keeping the students involved and informed of athletic events.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshmen Dorms Need to Be Updated – I was lucky my freshmen year and was put in the best possible dorm for freshmen. The typical dorms for freshmen are rundown and out of date and far away from the most important part of campus, school buildings.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Not Too Bad – They have rules and if you blatantly disregard them the punishments can be pretty tough, but as long as you aren't out of control they don't go looking to punish you

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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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