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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.

Website: www.unc.edu/

Public
Co-ed
19,355
Undergraduate
Students
(59.5%) 11,510 Women
(40.5%) 7,845 Men
10,796
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,798
Out-of-state: $52,792
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,232
Out-of-state: $37,226
Room and Board
$11,740
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$17,732
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$22,466
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,643
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes
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Campus Life

Chapel Hill Population
59,635
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Raleigh-Durham
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.9% Asian
8.4% Black/African-American
8.9% Hispanic/Latino
5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.2% White
3.8% Unknown
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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