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.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
19,355
Undergraduates
7,839
Men - 40.5%
11,517
Women - 59.5%
10,796
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
23% of 42,466 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
4.39
SAT Math
695 average
650-760 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
684 average
650-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
27-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,552
Out-of-state: $51,731
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,986
Out-of-state: $36,165
Room and Board
$11,740
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$17,732
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,466
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,643
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
9%
10-19
30%
20-29
30%
30-39
11%
40-49
6%
50-99
7%
Over 100
7%
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Raleigh-Durham Population
59,635
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Raleigh-Durham
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
52% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Ram
Sororities
17% of women participate
Fraternities
18% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5%
Asian
11.9%
Black/African-American
8.4%
Hispanic/Latino
8.9%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
61.2%
Unknown
3.8%
International Students
3.9% from 103 countries
First-Year Students Returning
96.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
84.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
54%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
38.4%
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