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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I've never lived off campus, but apparently it's cheaper.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Franklin Street has a lot of really good food options.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: The honor code is usually pretty strictly enforced.

College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't go to parties, so I have no idea what the scene is.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid, so I have nothing to say.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining halls are of course not spectacular, but they do the job.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Close to classes and good for social life. The rooms are a little small but other than that it's fine!

College Freshman

Majors: Not sure about this yet ahhh

3 College Freshman

Diversity: It's a pretty white school with a strong minority presence. I honestly forget sometimes what the statistics are because it doesn't seem that way, but their is a lack of diversity on campus compared to other schools of this caliber.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: A truly beautiful campus with vibrancy. Some days there are lots and lots of things happening and some days its very quiet and peaceful, it all depends.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: UNC is pretty diverse in its student body. You will see a lot of the preppy guys, but there's so much more than if you keep your eyes open.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think overall the academic options are great - but it's not all perfect. So far, all of my professors have been very committed to my learning and have been fair in grading. I'm extremely happy with the ethic they have shown (not so much with my work ethic, but oh well). There are a huge variety of classes to take, and it can be hard to digest at first, but they really do try to help you wade through it all. I'd say most people take a few big classes first year, perhaps 3-5 with a couple hundred students, but it differs for everyone based on their major.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Haven't interacted much with this yet, but I think it seems like it's gonna be good.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: While the atmosphere of the campus and Franklin is very safe generally, it's better not to let your guard down. We have petty crimes in the dorms occasionally, but just last week someone was stabbed to death just off the upper quad on Franklin at 11:30 on a Friday night - not a student, but still. You absolutely have to be careful after dark and do not walk alone. I feel relatively safe, but the campus alert system is lacking, as you will no doubt find out when you get here.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Around 20% of students are in Greek life (I think?). Somewhere around there. With that in mind, I think it makes sense that in no way does Greek life run the social scene. It forms a large part of it but definitely doesn't consume everyone's weekends. I completely agree that most non-Greeks are pretty indifferent to most Greeks. There isn't really a huge culture of one side vs. the other or something, although I guess some people definitely have raised classism issues with Granville and how it basically feeds Greek life and they live in their own bubble. If you're planning on living in Granville and going Greek, that's great, but I would encourage you to step onto other areas of campus sometimes and try to experience other things.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: This is UNC. Basketball is king here, and if that's your thing, prepare to go crazy because you're going to love it. If you're not into basketball or sports really, that's fine. You're definitely not going to be alone. However, I would caution you to have an open mind about it and at least go to one game and just try to get caught up in the emotion and fun everyone has during the event, and then see how you feel. After growing up not giving a SH*T about sports, I came here and have become a huge fan.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Haven't dealt with this yet

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Franklin street has most options people could want.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I haven't really had any run-ins with the administration, but I others who have. If you have a huge pregame in your room and can't keep your people quiet, you could get the cops called on you. If you smoke in the bathroom (been there done that) you could get the cops called on you. Smoking in Ehaus Woods, people have been cornered by the police. While this might be from my friend group, I think there's a little bit of an atmosphere of having to avoid the cops and feeling restricted by them. But also they can be pretty helpful - I was once puking in the Waffle House bathroom, and cops are always at WH on weekends. But they just made sure I got home and didn't make any trouble. So it's kind of mixed...just be careful!

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are a plethora of parties - but if you aren't social, it might not seem that way. At the beginning of the semester, namely the first weekend or two of school, there will be huge ragers all over campus and Frat Court will look like something out of a movie. If you're not planning on rushing / aren't an attractive girl, enjoy every second of this. It won't happen again until the beginning of spring semester. While the frat exclusivity sucks, you 100% don't have to let it ruin your weekends. The less prestigious frats will throw parties that can be a hit or miss, but it's something to look out for. There are always house parties going on if you know people going or hosting, and these can be crazy or mild. Then there are the bars. If you don't have fake things are a lot less fun, although there are 18 nights pretty frequently. So overall it boils down to who you know...so talk to everyone! You never know will who invite you to that awesome party. *****A word of advice about partying, however: I went way, way too hard my first semester and could not grasp the concept that there will always be another party but I only get one chance on this chem test or math test or whatever. I know most people will just be like "that won't happen to me" and that's great, but just be mindful of yourself. Have a great time here, but try to keep a good balance.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: This year I got a free ride under the Carolina Covenant program. I'm a little biased, but I think this school is awesome at getting most people the aid they need. There are definitely outliers, and I have friends, especially out of state people, who don't get the aid they'd like, but we've been the #1 Best Value for however many years now for a reason. Even if you don't get amazing aid (which you totally could), it's still not that expensive compared to similar schools.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: While the dining halls aren't the absolute nicest I've been in, I think most people are pretty pleased with them here. The options aren't out of this world, but I've never really had a problem besides the infamous Lite Lunch (when all that's available is basically salad, pizza, cereal from 2-5). The plans are definitely expensive. It's more money than i would prefer to pay and I'm not 100% sure if I'm going to get one next year, but I don't think it's an issue for most people. Besides the two big dining halls you have the bottom of Lenoir, Alpine Bagel, Wendy's, the Starbucks in Rams, Rams Market, the Daily Grind, and some other places scattered around the edges of campus that I haven't been to, like other coffee shops in the Fedex Center and (maybe?) the Health Science Library. So, after freshman year, you're probably going to be within two minutes of food no matter where you live unless it's way off campus. There are plenty, plennnnnty of restaurants on Franklin. Seriously. A ton of options (although I come from a place with very few options so New Yorkers or the like might not think it's that spectacular). There's nothing like Waffle House at 3am on a Saturday night.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: While I haven't been into quite every dorm, there are a few styles that summarize housing on campus. Freshmen (unless you live in Granville) will be in suite-style dorms that look one of two ways - hardwood floors, built-in closet space, overall a nice feel, but pretty small rooms - or much larger rooms with tile floors and less appealing furniture. The former setup has you sharing a bathroom with 7 other people, the latter, with 3 other people. I really only wanted to have to share with 3, but the drawback is your bathrooms aren't cleaned, and if you have nasty suite mates like I do, it can be a real problem lol. After freshmen year, the world is your oyster. There are many, many building with hall style options, a few suite-style options, apartment complexes from the university like Rams and Odum, and a plethora of off-campus housing. And of course there's Granville. I've never even been inside so I'm not the authority, but from people I've spoken to I think you definitely need to have a certain mindset to enjoy your time there. Overall, you have plenty of options, but none of them are stunning. Pretty generic.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Chapel Hill is in the triangle where there is a lot of stuff to do that would satisfy a variety of interests!

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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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