UNC Chapel Hill

Some schools claim to be true classics, but University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is legit. Between its long, distinguished history and traditional liberal arts education, UNC guarantees a well-rounded student experience. By no means old and moldy, it boasts a vibrant campus life and superstar sports programs. Constantly ranked among the country’s best schools, Chapel Hill is a solid choice for ambitious undergrads.



Found in 1793, UNC Chapel Hill is the oldest public university in the U.S., and was the only university to award degrees during the 1700s in America. Though there are way more universities today than in the 18th century, student still come from all over North Carolina, the other 49 states, and over 100 countries to study at UNC Chapel Hill.


In 2011-2012, 18 students from UNC Chapel Hill received Fulbright grants, ranking UNC third among ALL public universities, and FIRST in the Southeastern U.S. for Fulbright awards. Wowza.


UNC Chapel Hill boasts one of the top graduate business programs in the country, and undergrads who want to get their business careers started early can pursue the Bachelor of Science in Business program offered through Kenan-Flagler. For students who don’t feel ready to commit to a full-on business major, Kenan-Flagler also offers a business minor. Sweet.

Bang for your Buck

UNC Chapel Hill was ranked #1 on Princeton Review’s “2012 Best Value Colleges” list. The rankings are based on academics, cost of attendance, and financial aid. When it comes to value, UNC Chapel Hill has everybody beat.


  • US News & World Report 30
  • Admissionado 22

Student Body

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  • Applicants 30835
  • Accepted 8243
  • Enrolled 3946


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Important Dates

Oct 15, 2017
Early Decision
Jan 15, 2018
Regular Decision Deadline
Mar 1, 2017
Financial Aid Deadline

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Famous/Notable Alumni

Andy Griffith, James Polk, Michael Jordan

5 Most Popular Majors

(1) Communications, (2) Biology, (3) Psychology, (4) Political Science, (5) Business

Fun Fact!

Back in the mid-late 18th century, NC’s main export was tar. UNC’s mascot, the Tarheels, is literally a nickname for someone whose shoes were covered with tar.

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