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Reviews 2023 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Weather: NC weather can be extremely cold one day then really hot the next.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: The wifi is horrible on campus

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5 College Junior

Weather: Our campus is absolutely beautiful and is consistently rated as one of the most beautiful campuses in the US. During the spring and summer time it is not uncommon at all to find students laying out on the quad, throwing Frisbees, playing instruments and just enjoying the sun. During the winter time campus is still beautiful during the rare occasions that it does snow. Getting to class is still easy during the cooler months because of our excellent bus system. For students who prefer not to walk to class there are buses that run regularly which eliminate the need to be out in cold weather for long periods of time. The same is applicable during the summer when it may be more hot than some would like.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Being a Global Studies major really opens up lots of opportunities for me in terms of future career options. There are several different concentrations and areas of the world that students choose to focus on for the course of their study. I am a pre-medical student interested in international affairs but also in Global Health. I speak Spanish, so I chose to concentrate in Global Health in Latin America. All departmental advisors are instrumental to your success as a global studies major. Weekly emails sent out by the department provide students with information regarding internship and research opportunities as well as job opportunities and interesting events on campus that pertain to our field of study. Global Studies majors are encouraged to study abroad to enhance their academic experience, and the department and study abroad office at UNC works very closely with students to make it possible for all who are interested.

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College Junior

Greek Life: About 18% of students are involved in Greek life on campus. Greek organization definitely have a presence, and students support their philanthropic efforts, but being Greek is NOT the only way to be involved socially. Our Greek organizations are not exclusionary. Some off campus Greek housing is available for certain organizations but the housing facilities are not opulent or extravagant, but neither are they run down. There are not special Greek housing options available on campus. Personally I am not involved in Greek life, but I can say that my friends who are have had positive experiences.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: As a campus we are definitely supporters of our sports teams, whether they are varsity club or intramural. Student involvement and support at athletic events is high. We are an academically rigorous institution but also one that likes to have fun and support our sports teams. Club sports although not as competitive and demanding as our division 1 varsity sports, are still competitive and require some travel. Intramural sports are open to everyone regardless of skill level and we have some unique offerings such as inner tube water polo. Gym facilities are great and are open 18 hours a day - there are 2 gyms on campus so students usually visit whichever is in nearest proximity. Group fitness classes are also available throughout the day 7 days a week for all students free of charge. I enjoy attending yoga classes as well as spin classes weekly.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: In addition to the Blue Lights that most colleges have on campus, UNC also has several other safety measures in place for students. There is a student run service called Safe Walk - 2 student workers will walk with a student from point A to point B anywhere up to within a 1 mile radius of campus. You can call Safe Walkers to come to your location and walk with you, or you can find them most commonly outside of libraries on campus beginning at 11pm. Safe Walkers are available until 2 am. There is a late night bus service called the point to point which circles campus every 10 minutes from 7pm until 3am that all students can use. After 3am students can call the late night personal point to point shuttle van to pick them up wherever they are within a 1 mile radius of campus, and take them to their final destination. I personally utilize these services and have never felt unsafe at night on campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Personally I really enjoy living in the on campus apartments, and have done so since my sophomore year at UNC. I enjoy being able to cook for myself and I like the feel of having my own personal space, as one does in an apartment. Because I am quite involved on campus the proximity of living in on campus housing appeals to me, meaning that living in an on campus apartment is the best of both worlds. The dormitory facilities are very nice, and UNC is in the process of renovating the dorms on campus, at a rate of 2-3 per summer. Living Learning Communities (LLC) are a unique opportunity for experiential education at UNC and allow students to live with others who share similar interests. For example, Morrison dorm, a popular dorm on the southern portion of campus, is the sustainability LLC, and is equipped with solar panels and environmentally friendly lights, recycled water in toilets, and other amenities. Overall, the campus housing experiences is excellent, Resident Advisors really work to create a sense of community in the housing communities. I have met some of my closest friends at UNC through housing!

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I personally live on campus, and as such can only speak briefly about the off campus housing situation based on what I've heard from friends. There are lots of housing options that are close to campus, and the great thing about Chapel Hill is that many off campus housing communities are located along one of the free Chapel Hill Transit bus lines that travel to campus, making it easy to get to and from campus on a daily basis. The housing options are affordable, and landlords are willing to work with students.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: UNC has excellent off campus dinging options along Franklin street. There are a wide variety of restaurants with various types of cuisine. All restaurants are affordably priced, as we are in a college town. There are options of late night take out and delivery which is always important for students in a college town. I personally am vegan and haven't had trouble finding affordable and delicious meal options while at UNC. Mellow Mushroom and Chipotle are two of my favorite spots, but expect there to be a wait for Mellow Mushroom on weekends, it's quite a popular spot. Vimala's serves fantastic Indian cuisine, while Bski's is a popular late night food option. Insomnia cookies recently came to Chapel Hill, and also provide a late night cookie delivery service.

5 College Junior

Local Area: Chapel Hill is a quintessential college town which has also topped lists of greates places for young people to live in the US due to the abundance of amenities. There are plenty of bars and clubs for those interested in night life, as well as more cultural events and spaces. Neighboring Carborro and Durham also provide a never ending wealth of opportunities for exploration and cultural enrichment. Chapel Hill locals are used to living in a college town and the university has a wonderful relationship with teh community. Many students give back to the community through community service ventures. Southpoint mall is a quick 10 minute drive away from campus and is an excellent shopping center with a Target nearby that is able to supply all your shopping needs.

5 College Junior

Academics: UNC has for several years in a row now topped the charts of Best Value for Education among colleges in the United States, and this year was actually named number 1 in the field. Consistently referred to as a public Ivy League institution, my educational experience has been unparalleled. Professors at UNC are world renown and at the top of their field, yet still carve time out of their busy research schedules, or their travels to the White House to advise President Obama in order to make sure that we as students have a full grasp on the subject matter they are teaching. Each and every one of my professors in my 3 years at UNC have made great efforts to get to know their students and I have truly felt that they are interested in my personal success and helping me reach my goals. Experiential education is a large part of the Carolina experience, so expect to find many service - learning courses, volunteer opportunities, community service events, and international service trips at your fingertips. Over 40% of our classes are less than 30 students meaning that we have one on one interaction with our professors during class time. UNC prides itself on being an academically rigorous institution which prepares us to be at the top of our respective fields, meaning that you will be challenged in many of your classes. Fortunately, there is an excellent system in place to provide free tutoring for students on campus. There are peer tutors available for over 40 different subjects, in addition to more personalized learning sessions with learning specialists in the on campus Learning Center.

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College Junior

Drug Safety: UNC really prides itself on being an institution that promotes what we call The Carolina Way. The principles of the Carolina Way include inclusiveness and respect for those around you regardless of their beliefs or personal choices. Drug and alcohol use on campus by underage students is absolutely prohibited and the University enforces strict regulations against offenders. That being said, as students we have the free will to make decisions regarding drug and alcohol use off campus once of age. I have found that students are extremely respectful of each others' personal decisions regarding substance use, and I have never experienced or observed substance use as a result of peer pressure from fellow students.

College Junior

Scholarships: I am not currently eligible for financial aid at UNC, however I indicated above that it is an ongoing process because my family's financial situation has changed recently, and I now need financial aid to support my study abroad program in Argentina next month.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I've never been more challenged in my life.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: The diversity is what makes the campus.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There's a wide variety of options.

4 College Junior

Academics: The social work program is top notch.

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College Junior

Greek Life: I don't know much about this scene.

College Junior

Drug Safety: I'm not part of this scene, so I don't know.

College Junior

Technology: I have my own computer but don't use the campus network very much. I do most of my work remotely.

4 College Junior

Local Area: It's a nice area to live in, and there are lots of things to do.

College Junior

Party Scene: I don't attend nighttime activities.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing is convenient to classes.

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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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