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Tuition & Fees

$9,980

$35,062

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
25%
600-699
50%
500-599
22%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
29%
600-699
51%
500-599
18%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
25%
600-699
47%
500-599
23%
400-499
4%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
56%
24-29
34%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
40%
24-29
54%
18-23
6%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
52%
24-29
42%
18-23
6%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Very Selective

29%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,510
Declined + 22,443
Total Received 31,953
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Public

18,415

undergraduate students

10,669

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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  2. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 5816
ACT 3162

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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, Media and Journalism, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Global Public Health, and Social Work. Its 729-acre campus is located in Chapel Hill, eight miles southwest of Durham.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 29,084
Established in 1789
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ACAE (Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education)
•  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)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CAHME (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education)
•  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)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine 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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Chapel Hill, NC

729-acre campus in Chapel Hill (population: 59,635), 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
52%
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

 
34 fraternities 18% of male students
 
24 sororities 18% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
77%
Top 1/4
96%
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
50%
500-599
22%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
29%
600-699
51%
500-599
18%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
25%
600-699
47%
500-599
23%
400-499
4%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
56%
24-29
34%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
40%
24-29
54%
18-23
6%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
52%
24-29
42%
18-23
6%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $80
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline October 15 (priority deadline)
January 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline October 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

29%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,510
Declined + 22,443
Total Received 31,953

Admissions Factors

Very Important

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

Important

Class rank
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Minority affiliation

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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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 $8,834
Room $6,292
Board $4,926
Additional fees $1,146
Books & supplies $1,442
Total $22,640
Average Financial Aid - $19,548
Total with Avg. Aid $3,092

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$19,548

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $17,872,062
State $12,149,428
Institutional $82,936,676
Other external $7,199,684
Total $120,157,850

Non-need-based

Federal $33,726
State $394,151
Institutional $6,475,063
Other external $8,851,068
Total $15,754,008

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/African-American/Diaspora Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Sciences
Archaeology
Art History
Asian Studies
Audiology
Biochemistry/Biophysics
Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical/Health Informatics
Biomedical/Health Sciences Engineering
Biostatistics
Business Administration
Business Journalism
Cell Biology/Physiology
Cell/Developmental Biology
Chemistry
City/Regional Planning
Classics
Clinical Laboratory Science
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Rehabilitation/Mental Health Counseling
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
Early Childhood/Intervention/Family Support
Ecology
Economics
Education
Educational Innovation
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
Endodontics
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Sciences/Engineering
Environmental Studies
Epidemiology
Exercise/Sport Science
Folklore
French/Francophone Romance Language
Genetics/Molecular Biology
Geography
Geological Sciences
German Studies
Germanic and Slavic Languages/Literature
Global Studies
Health Behavior/Education
Health Policy Administration/Management
Health Policy/Management
Hispanic Romance Language
History
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Movement Science
Information Science
Information Sciences
Information/Library Science
Interdisciplinary Studies
Italian Romance Language
Latin American Studies
Law
Library Science
Linguistics
Management
Management/Society
Marine Science
Mass Communication
Mass Communications
Masters for Experienced Teachers
Materials Science
Maternal/Child Health
Mathematical Decision Sciences
Mathematics
Media/Journalism
Medicine
Microbiology/Immunology
Middle Grades Education
Music
Music Performance/Composition
Musicology
Neurobiology
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Nutrition
Occupational Science
Occupational Therapy
Operative Dentistry
Oral Biology
Oral/Maxillofacial Pathology
Oral/Maxillofacial Radiology
Orthodontics
Pathology
Peace/War/Defense
Pediatric Dentistry
Periodontology
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Political Science
Portuguese Romance Language
Prosthodontics
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health Leadership
Public Policy
Radiologic Science
Radiologic Sciences
Religious Studies
School Administration
School Counseling
School Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Romance Language
Speech/Hearing Sciences
Statistics/Operations Research
Studio Art
Teaching
Technology/Communication
Technology/Entrepreneurship
Toxicology
United States Law/Procedure
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

63%

18,415
students

Female
58%
10,725

Male
42%
7,690

Graduate

37%

10,669
students

Female
55%
5,845

Male
45%
4,824

undergraduateFull-time

95%

17,645
students

Female
59%
10,346

Male
41%
7,299

undergraduatePart-time

5%

770
students

Female
50%
379

Male
50%
391

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

44%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

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
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 53
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Mexico
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

Patty Baum
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for Global
919 966-6546
pbaum@admissions.unc.edu

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