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Chapel Hill, NC
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17,437
Tuition (in-state)
$24,954 ($5,128)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Campus Strictness: Obviously, drugs are illegal, and drinking is, too, if you're under 21, but there aren't random searches of your dorm room or anything of that nature. If you are over 21, you can have alcohol in your dorm room unless you are living in substance-free housing. However, campus police aren't going out looking for people violating the rules. They are more concerned with keeping students safe.

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Campus Strictness: Drinking laws are lenient here, provided you keep alcohol in a cup or unmarked bottle. If you're caught drinking underage, then you get a warning. The RAs are usually cool. If they don't see it, they don't care. If you get caught with drugs, you lose on-campus housing and might even be expelled.

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Campus Strictness: Supposedly, campus police are strict, but I've seen little cracking down on offenses. But if you do get caught, you have to face both court and the school's honor court, which can expel you. Don't put yourself in that position.

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Campus Strictness: The campus police are pretty strict about substance abuse. It seems campus security is concerned more about using alcohol responsibly more than anything.

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Campus Strictness: Campus police are completely intolerant of drugs here. Alcohol is another story. You can pretty much drink what you want when you want, as long as you don't get rowdy and disturb the people around you. If that happens, the police get involved.

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Campus Strictness: Well, at UNC, you have to be 21 to drink in the dorms, so it's not really that strict like it would be if alcohol was prohibited. However, if you have a nasty, ill-tempered RA, and you are drinking underage, they can turn you in, and then it gets serious.

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Guys & Girls: UNC is a great place to meet that special someone. We have preps, quite a few nerds, a lot of preppy white guys who try to act like they're from the ghetto, a few that are truly ghetto, and a few surfers, skaters, and hippies. It's a great place, and most of us love it.

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Guys & Girls: Well, there are so many girls around here. I believe it's 60 percent girls and 40 percent guys. It's not too fun to be a girl around here, but if you're a guy, you're almost guaranteed a girlfriend. I go to other schools to find guys, and there are plenty other schools around here. I personally believe that the guys are okay around here, but there's not enough for everyone, though.

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Guys & Girls: I feel that college is definitely not the time for a real relationship. But, for the most part, people at UNC are pretty friendly and outgoing. So relationships can make it here.

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Guys & Girls: Guys? We have guys? Just kidding! They're fine, Southern gentlemen, though not always abundant. Duke and NC State are close by, and there are cute guys there, too! The girls here are hot as well! UNC is a laid-back place. Wear whatever-anything and everything goes. We like to work hard and play hard. We are easy going, but we can dress up, too. I live in jeans, flip-flops, and cute comfy shirts. I have many T-shirts-many acquired through school activities.

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Guys & Girls: The guys on campus are pretty hot. Also, most guys here are extremely focused, motivated, and pretty friendly, too. But they are limited. The females on campus are nice, come from a good background, are looking to prosper, and are focused.

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Guys & Girls: Everyone here is cliquish. Hot is a perceived adjective.

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Guys & Girls: There's a 60:40 ratio of girls to guys. Enough said.

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Guys & Girls: I don't know about the guy situation, but I know for a fact that there are some little hotties (sophisticated young women) running around this neck of the woods. The only problem with that is there are way too many. The ratio of males to females is nowhere close to being even-definitely a perk for the young gents!

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Weather: In North Carolina, the weather is humid and hot in the summer, with temperature in the high 90s in July. The winter temperatures can go down to the 20s.

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Weather: The weather in Chapel Hill is awesome. The summer is not too hot (usually about 90 degrees) and the fall is beautiful. In the winter, it gets down to 30 degrees at the coldest, and we hardly see snow. The best time of year is the spring, when it is around 70 degrees and sunny all the time.

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Weather: We have four seasons, including a beautiful and blossoming spring and a hot and humid summer. Fall is incredible, with all the colorful foliage around campus. Winter is relatively mild here. Snow is not out of the question, although some years it doesn't even snow. The Carolina climate is unique-you can drive two hours west to go skiing in the Appalachian Mountains, or you can head three hours east and go surfing at one of Carolina's many beaches.

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Weather: The weather here is perfect! There's no better feeling than to hang out in the pit (the best spot on campus) or in the quad on a sunny day with friends. Flip-flop weather is the norm. It doesn't get really cold.

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Weather: The weather here is about as diverse as the population. It could be sunny one minute and rainy a few hours later. I recommend that you are always prepared and check www.weather.com frequently.

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Weather: You get all four seasons around here, but with a shorter spring and a longer and hotter summer. Bring all types of clothes, especially lighter sweaters and jackets for the fall and spring. Don't forget your winter coats and hats because it does snow and get cold sometimes.

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Weather: The weather here is very mild. In the summer, it's very humid and hot, but it cools off in mid-September, and there's normally a nice long fall. The winter usually doesn't get super cold (my winter coat is a fleece), although there are the occasional fluke storms. Usually, there's no snow, though. And the spring is amazing.

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Weather: We have a variety of climates in North Carolina. You should bring shorts, tank-tops, jeans, sweaters, and coats. Through the academic year you will experience it all.

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Overall Experience: I don't wish that I were anywhere else. Carolina has a great reputation, and I love the beautiful campus with all the grass, trees, and friendly Southern people.

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Overall Experience: I knew I wanted to come to this school when I was in middle school, and I haven't been deterred from that decision in my two years as a Carolina student. I love it here. The people, professors, atmosphere, and school spirit are simply unparalleled.

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Overall Experience: Overall, I am happy to be here at Carolina. I transferred here from the University of Georgia where people are more laid-back and less stuck up. That is my main complaint about Carolina. However, there are many really cool people here, but you just have to look a bit harder.

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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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