UNC

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

153A Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, United States
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  • Total Documents
    7,125
  • Class Notes
    4,961
  • Textbook Notes
    381
  • Study Guides
    1,750
  • Currently Enrolled
    3,262
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,720

Overview of University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (UNC)

About this school

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, founded in 1789, is a public, comprehensive institution and the nation's first state university. It has earned a worldwide reputation for vital teaching, cutting-edge research, distinguished public service, and prestigious academic and athletic programs. Its 729-acre campus is located in Chapel Hill, eight miles southwest of Durham, and includes the two oldest state university buildings.
  • Website


    www.unc.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Co-ed

  • Graduate Students


    11,049

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:18,862
    • Men:7,764 Men (41.2%)
    • Women:11,098 Women (58.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (UNC)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 31
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone
(919) 966-3621
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$85
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
October 15
Early Action Notification
January 31

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Counselor's statement required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
24% of 40,919 applicants were admitted
Women
24% of 23,854 applicants were admitted
Men
23% of 17,065 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,705 (48%) of 9,709 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,843 (49%) of 5,785 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,862 (47%) of 3,924 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
4.67
375 And Above
96%
3.50 - 3.74
1%
3.25 - 3.49
1%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
672 average |620-720 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
36%
• Score 600 - 700
49%
• Score 500 - 600
14%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
39%
• Score 600 - 700
51%
• Score 500 - 600
10%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
30 average |27-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
55%
• Score 24 - 29
39%
• Score 18 - 23
6%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UNC)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,986|Out-of-state: $35,169 (37.74%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,190 (47.0%)
  • Other Expenses: - $948 (3.98%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,686 (11.28%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 31
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002974
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,186 (75.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,970 (61.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,970 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,628 (82.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$17,732
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,804 (91.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,882
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,151 (58.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,906
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 222 (11.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
86 (2.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,495

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
10,433 (58.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,072 (77.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,072 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
6,495 (80.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$19,626
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,205 (89.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,607
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,690 (70.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,693
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 417 (5.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
798 (4.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,924

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
40%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,214
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Communication, Education, English, Health Fields, Mathematics
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,767

Academics & Instruction (UNC)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,672

Part-Time Faculty


641

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


62%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 7% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 33% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
9,503,986
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
867
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


96.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


84.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


89.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


91.1%

Programs & Majors (UNC)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (61)


  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Archeology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Pathology/Experimental Pathology
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Communication/journalism, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Public Health, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (117)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Allied Health--General
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Developmental Biology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • East European and Russian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Psychology
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Folklore
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Psychology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Immunology
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Information Studies
  • Italian
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Sciences
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Health Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operations Research
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Religion
  • Romance Languages
  • Russian
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Campus Life (UNC)

Location & Geography

Population


59,635

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Raleigh-Durham

Campus Size


729 acres

Weather


Temperature
28.8 average low in January, 85 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Chapel Hill
Nearest Train Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Durham

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


51% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


49%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Ram
School Colors
Light blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, racquetball, softball, table tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, residence hall association, carolina fever, campus y, unc-ch habitat for humanity, carolina for the kids foundation (dance marathon)

Sororities


18% of women participate

Fraternities


18% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


18,303

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
18,862
Women
11,098
Men
7,764

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 11.0% Asian
  • 8.2% Black/African-American
  • 8.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 63.9% White
  • 3.8% Unknown

International Students


2.7% from 93 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


11,049

Student Resources (UNC)