Tuition & Fees

$8,986

$35,169

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
39%
600-699
51%
500-599
10%
700-800
36%
600-699
49%
500-599
14%
400-499
1%
700-800
23%
600-699
46%
500-599
26%
400-499
5%
30-36
58%
24-29
31%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%
30-36
37%
24-29
55%
18-23
7%
12-17
1%
30-36
55%
24-29
39%
18-23
6%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Very Selective

23%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,709
Declined + 31,210
Total Received 40,919
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Public

18,862

undergraduate students

11,049

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. Media/journalism
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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, 30 miles northwest of Raleigh.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 29,911
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)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APHE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  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)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  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: 59,246), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
35%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
78%
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
39%
600-699
51%
500-599
10%
700-800
36%
600-699
49%
500-599
14%
400-499
1%
700-800
23%
600-699
46%
500-599
26%
400-499
5%
30-36
58%
24-29
31%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%
30-36
37%
24-29
55%
18-23
7%
12-17
1%
30-36
55%
24-29
39%
18-23
6%

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

23%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,709
Declined + 31,210
Total Received 40,919

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

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$19,626

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,019
Room $6,610
Board $4,580
Additional fees $1,967
Books & supplies $948
Total $21,124
Average Financial Aid - $19,626
Total with Avg. Aid $1,498

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $18,402,365
State $12,718,935
Institutional $86,115,823
Other external $8,079,385
Total $125,316,508

Non-need-based

Federal
State $489,616
Institutional $6,759,146
Other external $10,016,502
Total $17,265,264
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Financial Aid Office

P: 919 962-8396
F: 919 962-2716
aidinfo@unc.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Rachelle Feldman
Associate Provost & Director, Office of Scholarships & Student Aid
aidinfo@unc.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

Aikido, Badminton, Ballroom Dance, Baseball, Basketball, Crew/rowing, Cross-Country, Cycling, Equestrian Sports, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Marathon, Martial Arts, Modern Extension, Mountain Biking, Quidditch, Racquetball, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (alpine/downhill), Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track And Field (outdoor), Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Underwater Hockey, Volleyball, Water Polo, Waterskiing

Club Sports - Women's

Aikido, Badminton, Ballroom Dance, Basketball, Cheerleading, Crew/rowing, Cricket, Cross-Country, Cycling, Equestrian Sports, Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Lacrosse, Marathon, Martial Arts, Modern Extension, Mountain Biking, Quidditch, Racquetball, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (alpine/downhill), Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track And Field (outdoor), Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Underwater Hockey, Volleyball, Water Polo, Waterskiing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Capoeira, Disc Golf, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Softball, Spikeball, Street Hockey, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball (indoor/sand), Walleyball, Water Polo

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
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
Digital Curation
Disaster Management
Dramatic Arts
Early Childhood/Intervention/Family Support
Ecology
Economics
Education
Educational Innovation/Technology/Entrepreneurship
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
Endodontics
English
English/Comparative Literature
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/Slavic Languages/Literature
Global Studies
Health Behavior
Health Informatics
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
Neuroscience
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Nutrition
Occupational Science
Occupational Therapy
Operative Dentistry
Oral/Craniofacial Biomedicine
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/Analytics
Statistics/Operations Research
Studio Art
Teaching
Technology/Communication
Toxicology
United States Law/Procedure
Women's/Gender Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. Media/journalism

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

29,911

total students

84%

in-state

16%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

63%

18,862
students

Female
59%
11,098

Male
41%
7,764

37%

11,049
students

Female
55%
6,076

Male
45%
4,973

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

18,303
students

Female
60%
10,836

Male
40%
7,467

3%

559
students

Female
47%
262

Male
53%
297

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
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

34%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

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
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

97%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • 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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 52
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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