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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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Nightlife: Parties go on at Frat Court every weekend, so it's not hard to find one. There are a few good clubs in and around Chapel Hill, including Avalon and Treehouse. The frat parties here are quite good, but they can get old really fast.

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Nightlife: I can't even name all the bars and clubs off campus because there is a myriad of them! Every night of the week, there is at least one or two bars that have drink specials, and most of them are 18-and-over (Avalon, Element). Fellas, if you're over 21 and you meet a girl at one of these clubs, play like the bouncer and check their ID. Some of the girls there are so young.

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Nightlife: Parties on campus are typical college parties-loud music, scantily clad girls, and people puking on each other. There are many bars on Franklin Street to choose from. I enjoy He's Not Here (it's very laid-back, great in the spring because it's outside) and Rum Runners (fun piano bar, drink specials, but sometimes expensive cover).

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Drug Safety: The only drugs that I have run into at parties are alcohol and weed. The harder stuff is rarely heard of at UNC. The occasional ecstasy pill will pop up, but that's about the extent of it.

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Drug Safety: I drink, but that's about it. And I only do that maybe once a month. I don't do drugs and neither do my friends, so I don't know much about the drug scene. I don't think it is really a problem on our campus. Binge drinking is the only real drug-related problem you will encounter.

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Drug Safety: The drug scene is not bad here. There is some pot around. I'm sure if you want drugs, someone would tell you how to go about getting them. There's enough natural high in Chapel Hill to go around.

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Drug Safety: There are drugs here, but they're very avoidable. There's really nothing to worry about.

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Drug Safety: I'm sure there are students who smoke their bowls and snort lines, but I only know a few. Students here are smart and know that if they want to do well, then drug use isn't an option. If you are worried about drug use then Carolina would be the University for you. Not everyone talks about doing drugs like they did in high school. They are available, but you will have no problem meeting people who are drug-free.

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Drug Safety: It depends on who you're hanging out with, but cocaine and ecstasy are big in the Greek and athletic scenes.

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Drug Safety: Many students at UNC tend to stay away from illegal substances. However, like any college campus, drugs are around, especially alcohol. A prime example: Halloween on Franklin Street-bring your flasks and beer bongs!

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Drug Safety: People do smoke weed on campus, but it's not something everybody does. This type of illegal activity is usually isolated to that person's dorm room.

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Campus Strictness: Police at UNC are strict about alcohol. Take my advice-don't carry open bottles! There is also strict underage drinking enforcement at bars.

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Campus Strictness: As for drinking, I wouldn't walk around with alcohol anywhere. Being in a fraternity, I must say I do a little drinking, but I have never gotten in trouble for anything. Parties are occasionally busted, but arrests are rare.

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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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Athletics: All sports at UNC are fantastic! Tickets are free, and there's always a sport to watch. We wear more school apparel than at most universities. Even my Dockers have a UNC emblem on them!

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Athletics: Varsity sports at Carolina are huge! We consistently have one of the best college basketball teams year after year. Football games are a great experience-I've rushed the field twice! There are also many other sporting events to attend such as soccer, women's basketball, and baseball. All the events are free for students, but the number of basketball tickets is limited because of the high demand. We take pride in the Carolina tradition of collegiate basketball, with names such as Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Jerry Stackhouse, Rasheed Wallace, and Vince Carter. IM sports are abundant and fun on campus. We also have many sports clubs on campus such as the ski and snowboard team. Overall, the sports scene here at Carolina is awesome! Go Tar Heels, baby!

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Athletics: Varsity sports are pretty big, but many sport programs are overlooked. Everyone focuses mainly on basketball and football.

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Athletics: Sports on campus are pretty big. Varsity sports are a big part of the Carolina experience. IM sports aren't as big, but they still are significant to the students at UNC. You'd be hard-pressed to find someone on campus who hasn't participated in at least one IM sport.

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Athletics: Sports are huge here! I'm sure you know about our basketball dynasty already. Football and soccer are big. Our women's team has won something like 16 championships since women's soccer was introduced by the NCAA. We usually finish in the top five in the Sears Cup standings (best overall Division I sports program, based on points earned in every sport). IM sports are also big, and many sports are offered.

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Athletics: Sports are a big deal at UNC. We are known nationally for our all-around sport programs. I swam varsity and played IM and club sports, which is a great way to meet people. We have all-girl, all-guy, and coed leagues for everything from soccer to water skiing and horseback riding. Participating in athletics was one of my most enjoyable experiences here.

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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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