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Reviews 2023 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Senior

Administration: School rules and policies are pretty reasonable. No one I know of has gotten kicked out, but I think that's mostly because students behave and are there to get an education. The RA's can be strict when it comes to partying and drinking and they will bust parties that get out of hand. If you're underage and caught drinking in your dorm, you'll probably just get a slap on the wrist. However, the second time you're caught there's usually consequences.

3 College Senior

Diversity: There is some ethnic and racial diversity, but the majority of students are wealthy or upper middle-class white. As a Hispanic who was born and raised in Miami, I sometimes felt out of place in my classes. I found that white southern culture is very different from what I'm used to, but eventually I was able to make friends with people from all backgrounds. There are plenty of student organizations that cater to minorites, so it's easy to find your own niche.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather in Chapell Hill is most like any other rural City in the south. Hot in the summer, and cool in the winter. However, unlike in the west here at Chapell Hill it tends not to snow as much as in places like Boone and Asheville.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received more than I had expected to receive. However, I do warn everyone to apply early. Funds run out early. Make appointments with Fiancial Aid officer to ensure a smooth going application process.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Tarheels come from many different religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations and family types. Nearly everyone is liberal, however.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: There is virtually no public parking, and receiving a parking ticket or being booted is fairly common. If you are a pedestrian or biker however, this town is very friendly to you. There are also three bus lines that go through campus, so having a car is not a necessity.

3 College Senior

Academics: Great campus, tons of student activities and clubs.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: There's a strip right next to campus that is bustling at night. There are a few go-to bars, but there's also a variety, whether you're looking for a dance club or a quit drink. If you're not 21, there are even a few options, for a pricier cover fee.

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Extremely difficult to get a campus parking pass. Parking is very limited. You essentially must be a commuter student to do so. However, if you live on campus, you really don't need a car.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Besides the occasional large class size, everything about the academics is top-notch. The work load is tough, but professors are readily available to help you if you'll just ask. The registration process is extremely frustrating, and it is difficult to get into classes you want, but once you do, they're excellent.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: In my experience, Carolina is extremely accepting of all backgrounds and religions. I had a more diverse friend group at UNC than ever before, and probably ever again. The only place I did not experience an overwhelming acceptance of diversity was within the Greek system. That's not to say campus sororities or fraternities were unfriendly to non-white folk, but there was a much less diverse demographic.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The broadcast journalism experience at UNC is about as close to the real world of broadcast journalism as you can get -- and I would know, I have now experienced both. At "Carolina Week" you are part of a team that produces a live news show once a week. The professors are also excellent, providing support and connections that are crucial to securing internships and eventually, jobs.

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4 College Senior

Administration: Not strict at all. You have lots of freedom as long as you don't get caught..then the Honor Court will get you.

3 College Senior

Diversity: UNC tries to make sure that it is really diverse & at CTOPS they boast about it. But in reality, it's really not all that diverse. In fact, you see that as a minority your voice gets drowned out by many of times by the white, southern baptist, upper middle class majority.

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3 College Senior

Majors: I am fairly happy with my program because it is very detailed and the professors seem to want all of the students to succeed. However, I do not like the fact that I have to fight for classes due to the fact that there is a shortage in professors and a plethora of students in the major. However, I have realized that I do not want to pursue a career in psychology. I do not feel as though it would fulfill me.

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4 College Senior

Academics: UNC-CH has endless options in terms of classes, so there is a lot of variety. The same goes with professors. UNC employs professors who come from all walks of life, and many of them are the top in their respective fields, so students really have a great privilege to learn from them. The workload is pretty heavy, many professors assign several papers and/or projects throughout the semester, and they expect a lot from students.

4 College Senior

Academics: The academics at UNC are top notch. The workload is pretty heavy, no matter your major and professors expect a lot from their students. My particular major involves pretty substantial reading and writing, and my professors are very clear on their expectations. The academics are tough, but worth it. After every class, I am so proud that I put in the work, and I really feel that I learned a lot. The professors are very willing to give you their time and advice, but they expect you to seek them out, not the other way around. If you are unwilling to ask for help or clarification, then you will not do well at Carolina.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Overall, Housing at UNC-CH is pretty good. They have a lot of variety, in terms of what type of housing fits you, the student best. They offer the traditional dorm halls along with suit style dorms and apartments both on and off campus. The amenities in the apartments are descent and clean. I have had nothing but good experiences with UNC housing.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: I am not a part of the Greek community at UNC-CH so I really cannot give it a specific grade. However, I do think that Greek Life is a big part of the community in campus, and I know several greeks. From what they have told me, they really enjoy being in various sororities/fraternities. They have met many friends and have engaged in valuable networking opportunities through their connections with their greek organizations. I also understand that greek housing is very nice, and many students enjoy living in the various houses.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: SOOO many different hotspots for whatever. The student union offers a creative take on study areas. There are treadmills will desks, an oversized chess set and a lower level of pool. There are many recreational buildings, and plenty of fields and trails. Carolina combines a historically beautiful campus with the simplicity of nature.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity and acceptance are some of the key aspects you'll notice on campus. Everybody is generally tolerant of different minorities, political beliefs and sexual orientation. This is no fear of being looked down upon for differing opinions, there is always someone who will back you up. Even if you don't know the person.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Very relaxed atmosphere, unfortunately this can extend to most of the staff. Friendly and beautiful campus. Plenty of extracurriculars to get involved with.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Most people are really into the athletics, it's a real source of school spirit. Basketball is most popular due to the rivalry with Duke.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: Good scholarship opportunities. Best thing is that you are automatically considered for most, no need to apply. Morehead and other prestigious scholarships are harder to get, but great opportunities.

4 College Senior

Administration: It's not all that strict in terms of school policies. Noise, drinking, drug use are not really controlled, especially with the Greek life. Honor code is very strict 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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