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Tuition (in-state)
$30,122 ($8,340)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not a part of greek life, but my room and hall-mates are. It's difficult not to create a stereotype for unc's greek students when it seems like all of them are white, heterosexual, come from families that have more money than they can spend, etc.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is fine, not for everyone

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College Senior

Greek Life: Not much experience; not part of greek life

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are many greek fraternities and sororities on campus.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is bigger at UNC than at most other UNC system schools or those in the ACC, but it doesn't completely dominate campus. There is somewhat of a divide between Greeks and non-Greeks, but there isn't really a stigma of dating or associating with those who aren't Greek if you are, and vice-versa.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 131st
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 436th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1147th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1221st
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kavita Gupta
Hometown
Austin, Texas
Major
Biology
Grad Year
2013
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Carolina has a large Greek life scene, although it isn't for everyone. If you have decided to go the Greek route, prepare in advance for rush and your pledging semester because it can be quite tough to manage that and taking on the rigor of academics all at once. UNC has many traditional fraternities and sororites, as well as ethnic and multiculural sororties and fraternites. For those who are looking to just party as part of the Greek system, be aware that it doesn't quite work like that. Instead, students have to do community service, maintain GPAs, be recruited, and do many other activites benefiting the community. 

Although at times it seems like most of the student body is Greek, in reality it is only about 12 percent. If you choose not to go Greek, there are plenty of ways to meet people, and it doesn't limit your attendance at parties thrown by the Greeks. Either way, there is a home for every student at Carolina, Greek or not.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
17%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
14%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
17%
Freshman Women in Sororities
14%
Number of Fraternities
31
Number of Sororities
23
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Iota Omega
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Chi Phi
  • Chi Psi
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Sigma Iota
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Sigma Nu
  • Pi Alpha Phi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Pi Lambda Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Zeta Psi
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Epsilon Omega
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Pi Omega
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Phi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Lambda Pi Chi
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Phi Beta Chi
  • Phi Mu
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Rho Lambda
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
  • Theta Nu Xi
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Epsilon Omega (GAC)
  • Alpha Iota Omega (GAC)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi (GAC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Pi Omega (GAC)
  • Delta Phi Omega (GAC)
  • Delta Sigma Iota (GAC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Lambda Pi Chi (GAC)
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda (GAC)
  • Omega Phi Beta (GAC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Phi Sigma Nu (GAC)
  • Pi Alpha Phi (GAC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Sigma Rho Lambda (GAC)
  • Theta Nu Xi (GAC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Alliance Council (GAC)
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
The average GPA for Greeks is 3.3. The average GPA for non-Greeks is 3.0.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 89 responses

  • 34% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 55% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 2% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 9% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% We don't have Greek life.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 89 responses

  • 6% Very easy.
  • 49% Somewhat easy.
  • 40% Somewhat difficult.
  • 4% Very difficult.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 89 responses

  • 91% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 3% No special housing is available.
  • 6% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 89 responses

  • 4% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 46% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 21% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 28% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

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