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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Carolina is a distinctive school, and the majority of students and professors are outstanding and have accomplished amazing things. I consider the Carolina community extraordinarily welcoming and compassionate, and I feel at home on campus. I would definitely choose Carolina again every time.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I fell safe with the crowed campus

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not enough of housing for all

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Most championships in every sport explains itself

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Reasonably hard + best college experience

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5 College Senior

Athletics: The sports are a huge part of what happens on campus as everyone pulls for the team and feels the excitement of wins and pains of loses.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Everyone is so nice and helpful as well as kind and willing to offer help in any way that they can

5 College Sophomore

Academics: It is difficult, but obtainable.

Each class is completely different. Overall, the course load is usually rigorous. I was surprised at how the work "never ends" in college, but that is college in general. BUT, there is time to have fun and to make friends and memories as well.

The professors are all very different, but overall I have been very impressed.

Registration is straight forward, but my schedule is different and I have difficulty taking classes that are not 8 or 9 a.m. classes, but this is not the case for many of my friends and I am super jealous. It depends on your major, but for the most part the registration process is straight forward. Once again use

I study at the library, dorm study rooms, coffee houses, outside, the quad, the union, and the study center.

The workload also depends on your major. There is a heavy workload with different majors, but it also depends on what you are interested in and I enjoy my major and while the workload is heavy, I think it is super interesting and love understanding how life processes work.

There are a variety of majors and even more minors. My minor in journalism encompasses photojournalism and graphic design. You can even design your own major. One of my friends is doing that!

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Carolina is super diverse. I think I have learned just as much from the people as I have from the classes. Many of my friends are from different cultural backgrounds and even different countries! I love journalism because many of the students and professors have different and political beliefs than me, but it is not noticeable because we try to remain objective.

There is so much diversity at Carolina that I go through a slight culture shock whenever I return home, similar to returning home from a mission trip in a third world country, but for different reasons.

I love Carolina and I love all of my friends and learning about their lives and sharing parts of mine.

One of my friends explained the Hindu gods to me, which I had never heard about. It is cool to see so many people from so many different backgrounds all striving for degrees to obtain different life goals. Carolina rocks.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Duing the day, I have never felt unsafe. They definitely say don't walk alone at night and if you live off campus you should not walk alone either. Public safety is on south campus, so that is nice if you feel uncomfortable and there are also those blue safe walk poles all over campus.

I choose not to walk home alone in the dark, and walk my friends home, but on-campus is generally safe. Just try to walk home with people if you are walking late in the early morning and that is not usually hard if you live on south campus because many other students live there as well.

There are buses and safe walk and even uber. There is also an alert Carolina program that texts us and warns us of any problems. This happened a few times this year and was especially helpful during the tornado watch, which i was surprised to find out how many buildings on campus were prepared and had basements- including the libraries and dining halls.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have a chemistry minor and a visual communications minor in Journalism so I get to see a variety of classes. The professors are incredible. Many of my science professors have Harvard and Ivy League degrees. As I said earlier, my analytical professor discovered a huge portion of my course and his name was written throughout the textbook that he did not write. My biology teacher created the flipped classroom approach. The professors are impressive and also are very focused on their research as well as teaching. Science classes tend to be larger, but journalism and business school classes are smaller. It depends on the course, but I have had many courses with around 10 people and many with at least 150.

I have taken a folklore class, and a photojournalism class. My brother just took a ceramics class. My roommate took multiple art courses. I have a friend who has a minor in creative writing and took a global cinemas course, which is just as cool as it sounds. She also took a course where she was explaining to me how she had a kazoo performance-yes, the fifth grade instrument found it's way into a university. A different friend had a course where she had to pretend she was Ghandi for the day. Another courses' final project was going to the State fair. I could go on forever. Then there are also science, math, etc. but you will get a fair share of these funky classes through your Gen-ed requirements.

Professors rock. Most are super open to talk and helpful. I have found some science professors to be less personable, but it depends on the professor completely. Check before signing up.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are many career days with employers recruiting students. I have a biology degree and am pursuing med-school so I have not attended many. There is a career center with a list of jobs and internships and most of my friends have internships. There are also programs within clubs and churches that can connect you with internships. I was surprised at the reaction people give you when you say that you go to Chapel Hill. I think either it has a prestigious connotation or people are surprised I could get in. Either way, it definitely seems to help when you have good ol' Carolina listed on your resume. It also helps if you are part of the schools on campus such as the Business, Journalism, or Public Health Schools that can help you find opportunities.

Join listservs, because I have joined multiple science listservs and am constantly hearing about opportunities in my email. I delete about 20 of these emails a week, but they are helpful.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I went from total opposites: Hardin, an all girls dorm, which I did not expect to live in, and Carmichael, the student-athlete dorm. Hardin was quiet, and may be the only quiet dorm at UNC, but was clean and the people there were hilarious. I made some of my best friends in Hardin! The rooms are HUGE! HUGE! HUGE! Many of my friends had corner rooms, which meant they had foyers and a room double the size of my already large room. Carmicheal is TINY! But I would not have chosen to live anywhere else, except maybe Morrison, which is on South Campus as well as Hardin. It is so lively and fun and is so CLOSE to campus! I would walk back and pick up papers, books, lunch, etc. from my dorm at least 3 times a day because it was so convenient! We also shared a bathroom between the suite of 4 rooms, where I shared a bathroom with only one room in Hardin. In Carmichael there are a lot of singles, so between the 4 rooms there were only 6 girls.

Here's the atmosphere breakdown:

First years:

Live in South Campus if you want to be around a lot of other students and get LOTS of free food. Granville is also awesome, but very loud, and is very far away from South Campus. If you are pursuing greek-life consider Granville, but otherwise 100% South Campus.

South Campus:

There is also a difference in dorm room size/ number of people sharing a bathroom. HoJo is the farthest dorm, but apparently the craziest experience- some kid repelled off HoJO last year.

Hardin, Koury, Horton, and Craige North are all clean and have larger rooms. Craige North is probably the "loudest" of that group, and Hardin the most quiet.

Eringhaus, HoJo, and Craige are all good options, but smaller rooms than the above and more people sharing bathrooms. These tend to be "louder" dorms as well. Morrison is for second years and above and is hype. Try to get a super suite if you can (as a sophomore).

Mid-campus is loud and CLOSE which is so nice. North Campus is quiet but LARGER rooms and CLOSER.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek life, but I know a lot of people who are and they seem to love it. There is also a huge variety in the Greek life and they even have a christian frat and sorority now, as well as chemistry, and cultural frats, so it is not your typical greek life. There are always formals and events going on and I would say there is not a division between greek life and non-greek life students because Carolina students are awesome and break down borders. Even without being a greek-life student, I have been invited to different events within different frats and sororities and many of my friends live on or off-campus and participate. There usually is a requirement to live in the house, but the houses are SO nice and often have personal chefs so it is not remotely devastating.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: If Carolina is not known for rigorous education, then it is known for its sports. I lived in Carmichael dorm, the student athlete dorm last year, and it was an experience of its own. In my opinion student athletes are super heroes. I have no idea how they do it, but they are probably the most driven students at the university and make us proud. The school spirit is unreal. I've never seen so much Carolina blue than on gamedays. Alumni return, and I've even caught some friends from NC State hanging out during gameday at UNC because its so fun! The athletic facilities are nice and the gyms are great and there is even a pool open at the beginning of school behind Carmichael. The Dean Dome. UNC has made me a sports fan. Also intramurals are intense and so fun. If you win, you get the honorable blue or white victor t-shirt and I'm still trying to earn mine, but major respect for intramural champions.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Carolina. It is like an island in the middle of North Carolina and the culture is unlike any I have experienced before. I have met some of the coolest and most impressive students and professors- my analytical chemistry professor discovered the material for almost half my course! I've never been a huge basketball fan, but when I came to Carolina, basketball became life or death. I actually shed a tear during the National Championship this year- it's still a sensitive subject. I will never forget rushing Franklin Street or late night Yopo or even late night at Rams Dining Hall. I only have 2 more years left and it is heart breaking. The friends I have made are the coolest and I have never been bored. I only know a few graduates without jobs next year and they are still interviewing. College in general is a roller coaster, but I know I got on the right one and I cannot imagine spending these past few years anywhere else. Go HEELS!!!!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: UNC has Safe Walk and other great resources to make sure that every student is safe.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have had some amazing professors and TAs. The psych department is excellent. I've also had some horrible class and professors, but it really depends on how engaged you are in the subject you're learning.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My degree is pretty useless without grad school but the connections made at UNC and its reputation will be invaluable.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love the dorm I live in- Kenan because it is beautiful and close to class and to the arboretum.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greeks throw huge parties and can seem cliquey and snobby, but each individual person is great in their own way.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: UNC has the best school spirit in all of college sports.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the campus and the atmosphere. It's an amazing community to be a part of, especially when we beat dook.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties are available for all those who want to party on weekends

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's okay, I don't party much

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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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