The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill first enrolled students in 1795 and is one of the oldest public universities in the country. In recent years, it has consistently ranked as one of the very best public universities in the country as well. A mandatory core curriculum ensures that all students receive a broad liberal arts education, after which they can choose to pursue courses in a vast array of other subject areas including medicine, nursing, business, education, pharmacy, information and library science, public health, or journalism and mass communication. The University of North Carolina has produced more Rhodes Scholars in the past 25 years than any other public university in the country. A reference to the state’s 18th century prominence as a tar and pitch producer, the athletic teams are nicknamed the ‘Tar Heels.’ Students routinely rush to Franklin street and light bonfires when they win basketball games against in-state rival Duke, or when they win big NCAA tournament matches. A vibrant a diverse student community with a nice college town to call home, UNC is a great place to spend four years.
|Admissions Phone||919 966-3621|
|Codes||SAT: 5816 ACT: 3162 FAFSA: 002974 CSS Profile: 5816|
|Location||Chapel Hill; Large town, 30 miles North West of Raleigh|
|College Newspaper||The Daily Tarheel|
|Enrollment||~20,000 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||Psychology, Engineering, Media Studies|
|Student Life||Many students participate in the UNC Dance Marathon, which raises funds for the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. They also spontaneously combust into dance as part of a flash mob in the library at the end of every semester. The Campus Y was founded in 1859, and is recognized as the social justice hub on campus, housing many socially and internationally minded organizations. With a number of fraternities, sororities and other student groups as well as very popular athletic events and an eclectic surrounding college town, students stay plenty busy for all four years.|
|International||~5% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall, Summer; Minimum GPA 2.00|
|Crossover||University of Virginia, Duke, Harvard, Georgetown|
|Other||Selective (~30% admitted), Early Decision, Early Action, Common Application|
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