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Reviews 2023 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Weather: When it's nice, it's gorgeous, and when it sucks, it sucks. not much in between.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is very nice and very close to campus which makes living on campus easier.

17 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Alcohol use is very visible but not overwhelming.

9 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Scholarships: Scholarships should be smaller and given to fewer students

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: The atmosphere at sporting event could be better and the scandals hinder the athletic experience.

4 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Transportation: Parking is a pain and freshmen aren't even allowed to have cars on campus. Even if you are an upperclassman, the process is tedious and expensive, and you may not even get an officially "on campus" spot, rather you get to park in a nearby lot. However, the bus systems around here (Triangle Transit and Chapel Hill Transit) are not that bad or expensive.

9 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Diversity: There are many minorities here, but of course, the majority of the student body IS white. However, it is a very liberal university, so everyone is pretty accepting of diverse backgrounds.

11 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Food: The food at the dining hall is not that bad, but it really depends on your tastes and the day (sometimes nothing seems appealing at all). They have an okay variety of other dining options in bottom of Lenoir, but nothing out of the ordinary. Unfortunately, the cookies and desserts are the best part, so it's best to stay away to avoid the Freshman 15!

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: It can be really really hot in the summer, and it's hard to get to class when you're a freshman on south campus. Otherwise, the winters are mild and it rarely snows.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They have campus-wide alarm tests to ensure that they are 100% functional, there are buttons you can press that will allow the poice to come right away located all over campus and there are very safe transportation options to get home when it's late. The health is decent, but sometimes it's a bit of a hike. It's definitely clean and efficient.

8 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Technology: There's a great lab in the Undergrad Library that has everything you could possibly need as far as software, technology, and instruction. You could even rent photography equipment!

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are a big outdated and really tiny but there is everything you need, a/c, heat, vaccuums etc.South campus dorms are basically freshman dorms.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The female to male ratio is 60:40. On average, the girls are attractive and there is a great party scene.

16 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There is a great greek scene and the university is very academically strong.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Student life on campus is great. There are excellent facilities.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are three major libraries that all provide computer access. There are also various computer labs in some classroom buildings. The network on campus is strong and each student receives 40 dollars of free printing per year.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Weather: NC weather is notoriously up and down. The summer is really hot and HUMID. The winter doesn't get ridiculously cold, but it often fluctuates between mild and cold.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: South Campus dorms are OK, but not close to classes. North campus is better, but it is very difficult for freshmen to live there. Shuttles run around campus which helps out a lot. Amenities vary by dorm, but everyone has access to a bathroom, kitchen, lounge, laundry room and printer (although they may not exist in every dorm or floor). Cost is $5600/year for a double, which is pretty pricy, but living close to classes is worth it. Freshman dorms tend to be more social, although the community director and RA's will occasionally host social events.

1 person found this useful Report
2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: If you want to live near campus you are certainly going to be paying for it. The farther off campus you go the better the pricing, but the quality drops as does access to transportation.

2 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Chapel Hill is a college town, and unless you have transportation you're basically stuck on campus and Franklin St, which is the heart of the town. Lots of bars and food on Franklin, but if you're looking for cheap food or shopping you have to go out of town.

3 people found this useful Report
1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: There really isn't any on-school parking. Generally people park in commuter lots and take the buses onto campus.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Area: Chapel Hill is a great, cozy town that is easily navigated. There are loads of different restaurants and various places to hang out.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Scholarships: tuition, room and board, macbook pro, health insurance, transportation costs, and textbooks were all covered by the financial aid i received. i was given no loans, $10,358 in grant money per semester and a $1,350/semester work study program.

9 people found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I haven't received any financial aid. I am struggling to pay for my education and UNC doesn't offer any type of help.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation is great, and free for UNC students, but is sometimes inconvenient. At night, the P2P runs every 30 or so minutes, and it is very hard to actually find a bus that isn't full.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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