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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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 18,523
   Women 10,820 (58.4%)
   Men 7,703 (41.6%)
Graduate Students 10,946
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 27% of 34,889 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 4.66 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 655 average
600-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 644 average
590-700 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 29 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities X      
Cost of Attendance In-state: $24,630
Out-of-state: $49,712
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $8,566
Out-of-state: $33,648
  Room and Board $11,218
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $19,081
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates Not reported
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes
Chapel Hill Population 59,635
Nearest Metropolitan Area Raleigh-Durham
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 52% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Ram
Sororities 20% of women participate
Fraternities 20% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.5% Asian
8.2% Black/African-American
7.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.4% White
4.0% Unknown
International Students 2.5% from 93 countries
First-Year Students Returning 96.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 84.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 24.0%