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Tuition

$9,668

$31,450

not including room and board

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Very Selective

27%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,847
Declined + 20,590
Total Received 28,437
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1  :  14

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Biology
  3. Journalism/Mass Communication
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School Facts

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, founded in 1789, is a public, comprehensive institution. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Kenan-Flagler Business School, the Division of Continuing Education, the Graduate School, and the Schools of Dentistry, Education, Information and Library Science, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work. Its 729-acre campus is located in Chapel Hill, eight miles southwest of Durham.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 29,278
Established in 1789
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAHME (CAHME)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 5816
ACT 3162

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Public

18,503

undergraduate students

10,775

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
25%
600-699
49%
500-599
22%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
32%
600-699
50%
500-599
16%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
24%
600-699
47%
500-599
26%
400-499
4%
300-399
-1%
200-299
0
30-36
54%
24-29
35%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
42%
24-29
51%
18-23
6%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
49%
24-29
43%
18-23
7%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Chapel Hill, NC

729-acre campus in Chapel Hill (population: 58,011), eight miles from Durham. Served by bus; major airport serves Raleigh (30 miles); train serves Durham. School operates transportation on campus and to Duke U. Public transportation serves campus.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
South Building, CB #9100
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
46%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
32 fraternities 17% of male students
 
23 sororities 17% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
79%
Top 1/4
97%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
25%
600-699
49%
500-599
22%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
32%
600-699
50%
500-599
16%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
24%
600-699
47%
500-599
26%
400-499
4%
300-399
-1%
200-299
0
30-36
54%
24-29
35%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
42%
24-29
51%
18-23
6%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
49%
24-29
43%
18-23
7%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $80
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 3 (priority deadline)
January 7
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline October 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
State residency

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Very Selective

27%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,847
Declined + 20,590
Total Received 28,437

Admissions Contact

Stephen M. Farmer
Vice Provost for Enrollment & Undergraduate Admissions
P: 919 966-3621
F: 919 962-3045
unchelp@admissions.unc.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,340
Room $5,756
Board $4,252
Books & supplies $1,328
Total $19,676
Average Financial Aid - $15,983
Total with Avg. Aid $3,693

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$15,983

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $16,275,529
State $12,714,824
Institutional $59,221,555
Other external $5,638,624
Total $93,850,532

Non-need-based

Federal $78,107
State $2,255,338
Institutional $5,169,106
Other external $8,711,158
Total $16,213,709

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
fencing
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Coast Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
Rameses the Ram
School colors
light blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African/Afro-American Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Sciences
Archaeology
Art History
Asian Studies
Audiology
Biochemistry/Biophysics
Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biostatistics
Business Administration
Business Journalism
Cell/Developmental Biology
Cell/Molecular Physiology
Chemistry
Child Development/Family Studies
City/Regional Planning
Classics
Clinical Lab Science Management
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Research
Communication Studies
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Contemporary European Studies
Curriculum/Instruction
Dental Hygiene
Dental Hygiene Education
Dentistry/Dental Surgery
Disaster Management
Dramatic Arts
Ecology
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
Endodontics
English
Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Science/Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Sciences/Engineering
Environmental Studies
Epidemiology
Exercise/Sport Science
Folklore
Genetics/Molecular Biology
Geography
Geological Sciences
German Studies
Germanic Languages
Germanic and Slavic Languages/Literature
Global Studies
Health Behavior/Education
Health Policy Administration/Management
Health Policy/Management
History
Human Biology
Human Movement Science
Information Science
Information Sciences
Information/Library Science
Interdisciplinary Studies
Journalism/Mass Communications
Latin American Studies
Law
Library Science
Linguistics
Management/Society
Marine Science
Mass Communication
Mass Communications
Materials Science
Maternal/Child Health
Mathematical Decision Sciences
Mathematics
Medicine
Microbiology/Immunology
Middle Grades Education
Music
Music Performance/Composition
Musicology
Neurobiology
Nursing
Nutrition
Occupational Science
Occupational Therapy
Operative Dentistry
Oral Biology
Oral/Maxillofacial Pathology
Oral/Maxillofacial Radiology
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
Orthodontics
Pathology
Peace/War/Defense
Pediatric Dentistry
Periodontology
Pharmaceutical Science
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Prosthodontics
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health Leadership
Public Health Nursing
Public Policy
Radiologic Science
Radiologic Sciences
Rehabilitation Counseling/Psychology
Religious Studies
Romance Languages
Romance Languages/Literature
Russian/Eastern European Studies
School Administration
School Counseling
School Psychology
Slavic Languages/Literature
Social Work
Sociology
Speech/Hearing Sciences
Statistics/Operations Research
Studio Art
Teaching
Technology/Communication
Toxicology
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

63%

18,503
students

Female
58%
10,775

Male
42%
7,728

Graduate

37%

10,775
students

Female
58%
6,220

Male
42%
4,555

undergraduateFull-time

94%

17,562
students

Female
59%
10,286

Male
41%
7,276

undergraduatePart-time

6%

941
students

Female
52%
489

Male
48%
452

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

42%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 15

Summer: February 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

97%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 60
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Hong Kong
India
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Andrea Felder
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
919 843-6156
afelder@unc.edu

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