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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: UNC is not as diverse as say NCSU but there is no tolerance for discrimination in any form so it's a comfortable place to live and study. I am a black student and a non native US resident and I'm very comfortable. Do that which is expected of you in terms of the work and behave in an appropriate manner in all situations as you would in society and you are fine. People of alternative lifestyles are accepted also there are persons of all religious beliefs.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The dorms can only be accessed by students who live in that particular dorm. So if you are going to visit someone has to let you in. The campus security are always visible and when there is a problem on campus the student body is alerted via email. In case of weather situations such as tornadoes there is a siren to alert the campus. Overall it's a safe place to be.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Facilities are adequate for their purpose. They are always well maintained and available for use. The only problem I've encountered was with the indoor pool last semester. It had to undergo major repair so was an inconvenience not to have use of it for recreational swimming when I needed to de-stress.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Typical NC weather. Mild winters when compared to winter in the north and warm summers.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The process is okay once the guidelines are followed. My forms were in on time and the response were pretty quick. Items needed were communicated in real time via email, so had plenty of time to do corrective action.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I Feel Well Protected and Informed – The campus police keep us informed of crimes in and around campus. There are many security poles throughout the area and, if needed, there is a student-run organization that will walk you from the library back to your dorm at night. I have never felt threatened or afraid on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is some diversity at Carolina, however the majority is white and Christian. Other religions and skin tones are present are mostly accepted, but there is some definite assumptions. Homosexuals seem to be pretty accepted on campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Freshman Dorms Are Dingy – The freshman dorms are packed, small, and very old, but the dorms on North Campus are located really close to the center of campus and they are much cleaner and nicer.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Beautiful & Quaint, Yet Very Lively – Outside of the excellent academic standards of UNC, the town and the school also offer an exciting and fulfilling environment for students. Beyond its natural beauty, Chapel Hill's shops, restaurants, live music scene, diverse culture and access to great internship and job opportunities in the Triangle make it a great place to be.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: UNC has great diversity. There are so many different people of various colors and nationalities. Political diversity probably is least felt, as most students tend to be liberal. Other than this, UNC is very diverse.

4 College Senior

Technology: Hot and Cold – UNC gives you a generous printing tab of $30 that you can use to print documents from any library on campus. UNC's network is fast and reliable, with wireless access almost everywhere on campus. You probably won't need a computer for class, nor a printer, unless you are living off campus. Finding a computer at of UNC's libraries can be stressful at times when you need to print something off before class. The UL's computers are usually full at the most inconvenient of times. Overall though, UNC has a solid technology system.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Little Greece – It seems everyone is a part of Greek life at UNC. A drive down Franklin Street to see the enormous Greek houses will show you this. Any party worth going to will be held by a Greek organization. They simply have a monopoly on UNC's social life.

4 College Freshman

Weather: It Can Get Hot – Typical for the south, it is hot and muggy from June to September. The winter's aren't too cold, but there is the occasional snow fall. Spring is gorgeous, just beautiful, Carolina blue skies.

4 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Usually Pretty Nice – It gets pretty hot in August and it can get cold in the winter, but overall the weather is pretty moderate. There are definitely seasons, so it can get up to 100 F and it does snow occasionally, but overall not so bad. The campus is kind of spread out though and it's a large campus, so you do walk outside a lot. As long as you prepare for the weather, it's usually not that big of a deal.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: It's Improved – There are late night patrol people and other safety precautions. However, when I attended, there were rapes on campus and our student body president was murdered about 1.5 miles away from campus. Durham (the area surrounding Chapel Hill) is very unsafe. Chapel Hill itself is pretty safe but there are people who wander in from Durham so you always have to be cautious.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: The campus and facilities at UNC Chapel Hill are beautiful. The school has a great business program and journalism program as well as a few others. The science program (all of them) have a great reputation, but in reality are severely lacking. Do NOT major in any sciences here unless you are prepared to teach yourself 100% of the material, be downgrades (class average on a test is a 90%, but you teacher decides to make a 90 a C), have class averages in the 60s, and have half of your class have to retake a class because your professor's final grade average was a D+ (yes this really happened, in Organic 2 where most of the class were seniors).

2 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Great Reputation, Not So Great Instruction – Professors tend to care only about their research. Grading is unfair and inaccurate. You pretty much have to teach yourself all of the material.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: North Campus Is Great. UNC has great campus housing options. None of the dorms are super gross or terrible. They all have air-conditioning and UNC renovates the oldest ones as often as the budget allows.

The walk from South Campus where most freshmen dorms are is a pain, and the buses that run the campus loop are always way too full during the day time. However, the dorms themselves are nice.

My only complaint is that they could be a lot more social.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I've never seen a huge amount of drugs (and what I have seen is pot at parties). There is talk of cocaine, but that's rare. I've never heard or seen anyone doing harder stuff.

Alcohol is VERY prevalent though, especially in the Greek community. Binge drinking is common and encouraged.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Go Heels! The basketball team is idolized by the majority of the student body, but with so many scandals happening with the football team, I just couldn't give an A.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone's FUN! So there's A LOT of people. Someone will appeal to you because there is such a big pool to pick from!

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Vary With Location – There is a wide variety of places to choose from, but the quality and price varies with location. If you want a good apartment that is close to campus, you're going to have to pay a lot more money. You can find moderately priced apartments, but they're going to be a bit farther. However, Chapel Hill transit is pretty good and most apartment complexes are near a bus line.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The classes are going to be difficult, but you don't get accepted into Chapel Hill unless you're up to the challenge. I think Carolina is one of the best public universities in the nation. Class size depends on what your major is and what classes you're taking. Popular majors are obviously going to have bigger classes, but from my personal experience, professors are readily available to help. However, you have to make the effort to go to office hours. Often bigger classes have a supplemental recitation course, which encourages discussion in a smaller setting. It is a good school if you're undecided in your major because there is a variety of courses to try out. Being a liberal arts university, Chapel Hill will provide quality classes in English, history, psychology and other programs that a liberal arts education would entail. Chapel Hill has one of the best journalism programs in the nation, but it also has a prestigious business school and good programs for those wanting to enter into the medical field. If you're considering studying abroad, they have a large network of universities to choose from.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Not Too Shabby – Franklin Street is the hub of social activity during the night. It has several bars for those who are 21 and older. There are also night clubs; student organizations like to incorporate benefit nights at the clubs to raise money. If you're hungry there are restaurants that are open until 2-3 in the morning.Frat court is nearby and there's always a party going on.

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4 College Junior

Weather: Lovely and Pleasant – The fall and spring mark the beginning and ending of the school year. They also happen to be the most beautiful times on UNC's scenic campus. My friends and I have argued what campus is the most aesthetically pleasing, and biases aside, UNC has to be considered as a candidate, and the weather plays a large part in it. UNC's location in the southeast offers mild winters, and the falls and springs are utterly perfect, to the extent that it compels you to be outside.

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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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