University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2,107 reviews
  1. Chapel Hill, NC
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
103 South Bldg Cb 9100
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Website

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
28%
SAT Range
1220-1420
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$10,936/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,431/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,915/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,080/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,562/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,728/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.146 responses
38%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.150 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.150 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,570Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    32%
  • Passionate
    26%
  • Determined to succeed
    18%
  • Tired
    13%
  • Great value
    4%
  • Smart, passionate, atypical
    4%
  • Confident
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.171 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.218 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • The Carolina Way
    38%
  • Prestigious.
    21%
  • GDTBATH
    13%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • The greatest place on earth
    7%
  • Exciting
    5%
  • Awesome
    4%

After University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.80 responses

Reviews

2,107 reviews
  • Excellent
    427
  • Very Good
    905
  • Average
    664
  • Poor
    77
  • Terrible
    34
Carolina is an incredible school filled with incredible students and professors. The atmosphere is very collaborative, not competitive. My favorite experiences have been cheering on the Tar Heels at all the sporting events; UNC students love to cheer on their teams. I've also enjoyed being able to collaborate with students who care about each others' success and who work together to life each other up, which is something you don't get at other schools of this caliber. I can't imagine a better overall atmosphere in and out of the classroom (not to mention a beautiful campus)! I would absolutely choose Carolina again.
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
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.
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago
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 blinkness.com.

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!
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago