National Universities USA – 2016 – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Rank 31/100
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
South Building, CB #9100
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: (919) 962-2211
University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill is a public institution that was founded in 1789. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 18,350, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 729 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill’s ranking in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 30. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,562 (2015-16); out-of-state tuition and fees are $33,644 (2015-16).
The University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, often referred to as UNC, offers a wide range of student activities. Popular student organizations include The Daily Tarheel, UNC’s student newspaper, and WXYC, the student-run radio station. More than 3,000 students are members of Greek life. Chapel Hill, which surrounds UNC, is often considered one of the best college towns in the country, offering music, restaurants and shopping. Almost half of all undergraduates live on campus in one of the residence halls or apartment complexes. The North Carolina Tar Heels are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference and are known for their men’s basketball team, which maintains a storied rivalry with nearby institution Duke University and is one of the most successful programs in college basketball. Former players include Michael Jordan and Vince Carter.
UNC is divided into a number of schools and colleges, the largest of which is the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences. Graduate programs include the highly ranked Kenan—Flagler Business School, School of Education, School of Law, School of Medicine,Gillings School of Global Public Health, School of Social Work,Eshelman School of Pharmacy and School of Government. At least 82 percent of each freshmen class must be from North Carolina, as dictated by state law. Actor and former professional basketball player Rick Fox, the 11th president of the United States James K. Polk, and former U.S. Senator John Edwards all earned degrees from UNC.
Since its establishment as the nation’s first public university in 1789, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Our unique school spirit has been forged through more than two centuries of academic excellence, public service, and athletic, professional, and personal achievement. Often called a “public ivy,” Carolina is known best for: One of the strongest and most diverse student bodies in the nation — a community, composed of students from every state and more than 100 countries, that has produced more Rhodes Scholars over the last 25 years than any other public university. Academic opportunities that will prepare students to change the world — innovative programs not found anywhere else, such as our respected and inclusive Honors Program, and opportunities to contribute to ground-breaking research and study abroad in more than 70 countries. “Best value” in the nation among public universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance fourteen consecutive times — outstanding merit-based scholarships, such as the Morehead-Cain, Pogue, and Robertson, as well as a need-based aid program that that meets full need and enables qualified low-income students to graduate debt-free through the Carolina Covenant. One beautiful campus — a classic university setting within the dynamic town of Chapel Hill, where friendly classmates, exciting events, and state-of-the-art resources are only a short walk away.