University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

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
19,117
Undergraduate
Students
(59.4%) 11,351 Women
(40.6%) 7,766 Men
10,894
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
35% of 27,468 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.70
SAT Math
630-750 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
674 average
640-720 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: $24,294
Out-of-state: $51,473
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,046
Out-of-state: $36,225
Room and Board
$11,526
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$18,325
Average Indebtedness of 2018 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
1,653
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
51% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Ram
Sororities
20% of women participate
Fraternities
20% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.4% Asian
8.1% Black/African-American
8.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.3% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students
3.4% from 101 countries
First-Year Students Returning
97.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
82.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
63%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
32.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 31
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone
(919) 966-3621
Fax
 
E-mail
unchelp@admissions.unc.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$85
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
October 15
Early Action Notification
January 31

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Counselor's statement required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
35% of 27,468 applicants were admitted
Women
22% of 25,690 applicants were admitted
Men
21% of 17,783 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
4,705 (49%) of 9,524 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,808 (49%) of 5,725 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,815 (48%) of 3,799 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
31% of 25,870 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
4,977
Students Accepting Wait List Position
2,300
Students Admitted From Wait List
22

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
4.70
3.75 and Above
96%
3.50 - 3.74
1%
3.25 - 3.49
1%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
630-750 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
46%
Score of 600 - 700
40%
Score of 500 - 600
14%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
674 average
640-720 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
40%
Score of 600 - 700
50%
Score of 500 - 600
10%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30 average
27-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
57%
Score of 24 - 29
35%
Score of 18 - 23
8%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 78%
Top quarter: 96%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
5%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,294
Out-of-state: $51,473
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,046
Out-of-state: $36,225
Room and Board
$11,526
Books and Supplies
$972
Other Expenses
$2,750
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
aidinfo@unc.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 31
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002974
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
3,484 (75.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,167 (61.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,167 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,676 (82.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$18,325
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,012 (91.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,243
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,269 (58.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,024
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 150 (11.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
98 (2.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,812

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
11,390 (58.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
8,477 (74.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,477 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
6,419 (80.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$20,312
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,681 (89.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,410
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,512 (70.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,450
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 359 (5.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
751 (4.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,814

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
40%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,466
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
2.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans, Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Communication, Education, English, Home Economics, Mathematics
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,767
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Archeology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,653
Part-Time Faculty
657
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
60%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 42% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
8,985,897
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
867
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Information Science, Master of Science in Recreation Administration, Master of Accounting, Professional Science Master's, Master of Business Administration, Master of City and Regional Planning, Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Science in Library Science, Master of Science in Public Health, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Regional Planning, Master of Physical Therapy, Master of School Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Clinical Research

Master's Programs of Study

  • Adult Nursing
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Research
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Folklore
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Communication
  • Health Promotion
  • History
  • Immunology
  • Information Studies
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Health Nursing
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Public Administration
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Religion
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sociology
  • Sports Management
  • Telecommunications
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Pharmacy, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Audiology

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Adult Nursing
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Clinical Research
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Communication
  • History
  • Immunology
  • Information Studies
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Media Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Religion
  • Slavic Languages
  • Sociology
  • Telecommunications
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Location and Setting


Chapel Hill Population
59,635
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Raleigh-Durham
Campus Size
729 acres

Weather

Temperature
28.8 average low in January, 85 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Chapel Hill
Nearest Train Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Durham

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
49%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
crime prevention initiatives, campus-wide emergency alert system, cell phone/GPS security options

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Ram
School Colors
Light blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Fencing x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Golf x x x x
Gymnastics x x    
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Fencing x x
Field Hockey x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Fencing x x
Field Hockey    
Golf x x
Gymnastics    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
badminton, cheerleading, equestrian sports, racquetball, rugby, sailing, skiing (downhill), triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, water polo
Men's Club Sports
badminton, cheerleading, crew, equestrian sports, field hockey, gymnastics, ice hockey, racquetball, rugby, sailing, sand volleyball, skiing (downhill), softball, squash, table tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, racquetball, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, residence hall association, carolina fever, campus y, unc-ch habitat for humanity, carolina for the kids foundation (dance marathon)
Sororities
20% of women participate
Fraternities
20% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
19,117
Women
11,351 (59.4%)
Men
7,766 (40.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
18,526
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.4% Asian
8.1% Black/African-American
8.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.3% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students.
3.4% from 101 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
10,894

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
97.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
82.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
88.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
91.1%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
63%
Average Starting Salary
63%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
32.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 0.3%
Engineering 0.5%
Law 4.6%
Theology 0.9%
Arts and Sciences 7.4%
Medicine 2.4%
Veterinary Medicine 0.1%
Education 2.6%
Other 11%

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