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Reviews 1912 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Administration: I chose an average rating, because UNC is strict on the things that need to be enforced, such as safety, honor code, and alcohol and drug use. Everything else is pretty much open; if you want to start a club, there's always room. Going to class is the professor's and your prerogative.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There is always something to do, whether its socialization, clubs, studying, or sports. People can jump into clubs at any point in time, and be a part of the fun! People are extremely friendly and open, and it's easy to feel like a part of the college, to be a part of the community!

5 College Freshman

Majors: As a freshman, the majority of my classes are prerequisites or general education requirements, but from what I have taken (am taking), the classes are top-grade and diverse.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The teams are great, as far as scores go. The student body that attends is vast, and fans cone from in and out of town to attend, sometimes even out of state! There is always someone somewhere in something Carolina, which is pretty cool.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Still a Freshman and am planning on living on campus, so I am not familiar with the off-campus housing.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I am not a very social animal, so I can't say I've been to any parties.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I applied for Financial Aid through FAFSA and the CSS Profile, and that was pretty much it. UNC judged my family's income and provided me with all grants, work-study programs, and scholarships; I didn't have to take out any loans, which was a big relief!

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: We have professors who have intensive field experience, which leads to some pretty interesting anecdotes during lectures! They are very open to questions and guidance on summer programs, areas of study, trouble with classes, and more. I'm interested in the alternative energies field, and my professor has already aimed me towards research and prepping for higher level courses. The workload for all my required classes is a bit much at times, but that's the expectation and it is possible to do everything.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: UNC at Chapel Hill is definitely a college town. We have the main campus, dorms specific for the "first-year experience", and the well-known Franklin Street where you can shop for gifts, food, medicine, etc. The public transportation is awesome, and reaches outside of campus into the "research triangle" area. There, you can get pretty much whatever you need, whether it be a tv, phone service, culture, medical attention, you name it!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: You have many options on campus to choose form. I'm closer to Rams so I eat there a lot. The food can get kind of old at times and the quality isn't that good. Some days are better than others. There are many cafes located around campus. I've eaten at t a few restaurants on Franklin and they are pretty good. You can look up reviews online and they are pretty accurate. If you can get an apartment and cook for yourself, do it. If you're always busy, you may want to get a minimal meal plan so you don't waste valuable dollars. A lot of people have meal plans because it's so convenient and if you're a vegetarian, vegan, or anything else, they'll have options for you.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls on campus are fairly athletic. You will see many people wearing workout clothing for everyday attire and many people take care to stay in shape or get in shape. It makes sense considering the many sports students are involved in. Students have many interests on campus, but again athletics win out at the top.

This isn't a big-city type of school where everyone's wearing all sorts of styles of clothing. In the warmer months, girls wear workout clothing and shorts. Guys wear workout clothing and the typical khakis and tees. In the colder months, girls wear workout clothes and pants. Guys wear workout clothes and sweats.

I'm repeating this, because that is seriously the apparel of the majority of students. So, if you are used to wearing crazy, funky, things, your attire will either shift eventually or you'll look one-of-a-kind.

You can find all sorts of people on campus and you just have to look deeper to find someone who attracts you, beyond their looks.

I will say girls, if you're into the suave, sophisticated, "city" type guys, you will not find him here.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: UNC is known for its sports and even if you aren't into sports, you can't escape it. Almost everyone shows their support for athletics and sports at Chapel Hill. If you are into sports, this is a dream come true. There has been the recent controversy with student athletes at Carolina.

Otherwise, any facility you want, Carolina has. UNC has a lot of school spirit and we all know the UNC vs. Duke game is the highest game of the year. Everyone and anyone wants tickets to attend. Students, citizens of the town, and many more come to football games, and even more to basketball games.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not involved or informed of the Greek life, so I can't give an accurate account. You will know when the fraternities and sororities are rushing because it's highly publicized. You can still have an excellent time at Carolina and not be involved in the Greek Life.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Craige and I lucked out and got a single, which is spacious enough for one person. Craige is a freshman dorm and is located on South Campus. I love my single but I am ready to move off of South Campus or into an apartment. If you enjoy the social aspect and the ability to meet many new people on South Campus and like to be involved with many social events, South Campus is for you. If you don't like the constant noise and rambunctious underclassmen (freshman) that can get annoying really fast and you think you can make friends no matter where you live, mid or north campus would be your best choice. Ironically, most of my friends I made in classes and clubs, not in my dorm. I'm not sure if this is throughout Craige, but the bathrooms can get fairly cold in the winter. Not the best when you want to take a shower in the morning. Criage is a high-rise like HoJo and Eringhaus, so they're very similar.

UNC has a lottery system and priority depending on your class, so if you're a first year and want an apartment or to be on North Campus, good luck.

South Campus is further away from many of your classes, 10+ miuntes depending on where you are. North Campus is less than 5 minutes from your classes.

One good thing about South Campus is the Rams Head dining hall nearby and a gym facility and many of the sports facilities like Deam's Dome and the football stadium is nearby as well.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: I have decided to double major in Business and Computer Science. In my first year, I have mapped out all the prerequisites I need to take to take major classes in my programs. I've gotten a lot of general requirements done from being enrolled in high school and a community college. Computer science pre-req's require you take a few introduuction classes to the field to expose you to a lot of concepts before delving into the major stuff. If you plan to get a B.S. you will take a few more maths as compared to getting a B.A. This program doesn't need an application process to major in this field and has great professors in every branch of C.S.

Then, there's business. The Business School of Kenan-Flagler does require an application process to be admitted into their program, even if you declare it. Usually, you will be admitted your junior year (or spring of your sophmore year). Less than half of the applicants are admitted and it is very competitive. A few pre-req's include Econ 101, Busi 101, and and Econ 410. Business does require more classes than others. So PLEASE, if you can, take one or two pre-req's at a community college or during the summer. Introduction classes, like Econ 101 are huge classes and can chew up your GPA if you let it.

If you know these are the majors you want to look into, take the highest maths you can take in high school. Seriously. Either AP or college classes.

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: The town of Chapel Hill is a college town. There is a small "downtown" on Franklin Street and a mall accessible if you ride the bus or have a car. (This is coming from someone who thrives in a big city) Chapel Hill is in between a small city and small town. If you enjoy going to theatre productions and taking dance or any of the arts, Chapel Hill will be disappointing. Most of what happens, happens of Franklin Street. I rarely go there because it gets old fast, at least to me. Now UNC is BIG on sports. The whole town will come to see a football or basketball game, really many sports because that's one of the major things UNC is known for. If you're okay with a student-oriented atmosphere with sufficient enough attractions, you'll do fine. If city life is important to you and the things it can offer, you may not feel enriched enough here.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus security is great. There are many ways to get in contact and stay in contact with security/police on and off campus. There is an informative presentation on security at orientation and especially at the beginning of the year. If there is any possible security risks, police take all measures to ensure students safety and I've never felt threatened on campus thus far.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: This is my first year so I can not give an accurate description of off-campus housing and its process. I will say that I have friends that live off campus and they have said that if you're thinking of being off campus, LOOK NOW. If you want a decent place, the earlier you look, the better.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Overall, administration and policies seem average and like many other schools. Things still fall through the cracks. I've smelled weed on my hall and there were many nights where I could smell alcohol lingering in the elevators going up to my room. Not to mention the occasional obnoxious drunken outbursts of guys my hallmates bring back to their rooms. I'm not sure of cars since this is my first year on campus. I do know that the honor code in academics is something not to be taken lightly, no matter what. You violate and you get caught violating it, the consequences are severe.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I turned in everything on time but there was a discrepancy with my parent's FAFSA and even after they readmitted it to the financial aid's office, it took a long time for the office to process it and they basically gave me aid at the last minute, which wasn't as much as I was expecting. I had to, inevitably, take out a few loans despite my academic record and achievements. PLEASE turn in everything on time, early even, to avoid any issues.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I wasn't involved in it and got along just fine

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Franklin street is the place to go!

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone has a lot of school spirit and support for our athletes

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5 College Freshman

Administration: This school teaches students a lot about being independent and taking responsibility.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Carolina has a huge variety of people, but most of the people I've interacted with have been attractive, well-dressed, smart, friendly, and ambitious. Although about 85% of the students are from North Carolina, as a Northerner, I've found that most of my friends have also been from out of state, so I have never felt like the student body was overwhelmingly Southern. Carolina students are the epitome of work hard/play hard. They're smart and driven but definitely know how to have fun. As for relationships, there is definitely a hookup culture, especially within Greek life, mostly because students are too busy with school and social life to maintain a serious relationship.

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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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