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Reviews 1780 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I think all schools must be the same in how frustrating the paperwork is

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4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Not to make generalizations but pretty much the whole campus is attractive, fun, outgoing, and intelligent. I don't think I've met a stuck up person while here. The only thing I'd say is you do notice the guy to girl ratio which definitely works in the guys favor.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: As a former athlete, I've got to say that UNC has one of the best run athletic programs in the country. And the campus support for the athletics teams make it even more fun. Going to games and supporting the Tar Heels is an integral part of your experience at Carolina and it brings the community together in a really great way. Also, our teams are almost all nationally ranked, with at least one team in contention for a National title every year. It really one of the most fun parts of your time at UNC.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I lived off-campus for two years, and it was mostly fine. The realtors definitely are aware of the demand surrounding off-campus housing so the closer you are to campus the more expensive it is. It was definitely worth it though, and you'll find most student living off campus by their junior year. Getting to campus from where I lived was pretty easy as well, as there are buses that run through chapel hill to campus. The only issue I had was with parking- the town of chapel hill for some reason is really strict with parking so it was a hassle. But the quality of the off-campus house I lived in was pretty good for the cost and I'd do it again.

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: There's something for everyone in Chapel Hill. The fraternities are a huge draw for underage students, but you'll also find a good amount of underage kids at the local bars. The local bars are pretty varied, so whatever kind of experience you're looking for you can usually find. Thursdays and Saturdays are the big nights to go out, and it's usually pretty fun! It's a college town so the weekends thrum with that energy.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live in family housing

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms at UNC all have their pros and cons but it really comes down to what you make of it. The housing process was not hard and I was given my first choice in housing. Living on campus is extremely convenient because there is a gym, dining hall, and other useful buildings within walking distance. Although the freshmen dorms are the farthest from classes, it was always easy to make it to class on time.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: If you are lucky enough, you can find the perfect place to live off-campus. The closer options tend to be more expensive but most apartments/houses are by a bus line.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you are a girl, then the party scene is excellent. If you are a guy, however, the opposite is true. Unless you are in a fraternity, it is very hard to get into fraternity parties as most houses use wristbands, lists, etc.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The dining options on Franklin Street are very good and provide a nice break from the dining hall food.

4 College Freshman

Administration: All of the campus's policies are put in place to protect the students, uphold the law, or create a nurturing environment.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Being from an upper middle class family, the statement "too rich for scholarships but too poor for college" has never been more true. With a family of 5 and 3 kids soon to be in college, money can be very tight. Despite this, I was not able to receive all of the aid that I needed and was forced to take out loans.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The meal plans are very expensive and the food is not worth the money. Although the dining halls are "all you care to eat," you are not allowed to get however much food as you'd like in a traditional buffet.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Couldn't pick a more fun school than UNC-CH.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's the BEST! I love eating off campus although it can get expensive.

2 College Sophomore

Administration: I believe they are too strict at some points.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Working with the financial aid office is a breeze, it's just getting the actual financial aid that I need is tough.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The campus food is okay, and they have been trying to improve it in recent years.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have been living off campus for 2 years now, and going on my third. It's the best.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I didn't live on campus at any point, I lived in Granville. I loved it there and met so many of my best friends!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I am not a picky eater, so I can literally always find something to eat at the dining hall. In my opinion, the food at Rams and Lenoir is some of the best dining hall food compared to other colleges I have eaten at. Also, flex is awesome for Wendy's and Alpine! If you think you will use the meals, a mean plan is definitely worth the money.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of apartment complexes to chose from. There are varying prices and locations. A lot of students also choose to live in houses in the area surrounding Franklin Street.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is usually a lot going on. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays usually have a few things going on. Bars have drink specials and themed nights (Tuesday is country night)

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Franklin St has so many options. Cheap, expensive, American, Mexican, Asian, anything! It's also super close to campus.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: My dad fills out the financial aid forms, but they are straight forward. I have had to go to the financial aid office a few times with questions, and they are always helpful. However, sometimes they take a while to get back to you on issues or just make mistakes. They have always worked it out for me though.


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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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