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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Louis Round Wilson Library opened in 1929 and serves as the special collections library.[89] credit: Yeungb
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Overview
Public
17,869 Undergraduates
27% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Public
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
103 South Bldg Cb 9100
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
27599
(919) 962-2211
www.unc.edu

The first public university in the U.S., the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was established in 1795. Located in downtown Chapel Hill, the school, which is one of the top 30 in the nation, sits on 729 acres. Faculty member Professor Oliver Smithies won the Nobel Prize in 2007 for genetics and Professor Aziz Sancar won for chemistry in 2015. Notable alumni include Former U.S. President James K. Polk, basketball player Michael Jordan, actor Andy Griffith, soccer player Mia Hamm, writer Thomas Wolfe, comedians Lewis Black and Wyatt Cenac and journalist Brooke Baldwin. The school’s motto is “‎Lux libertas” or “Light and liberty.” The team mascot for the North Carolina Tar Heels is Rameses the ram, and the university colors are Carolina blue and white. It’s affiliated with sporting organizations NCAA Division I FBS and ACC, and the school has won 43 NCAA Division I national championships. The 28 varsity teams at UNC include football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s swimming and diving. Franklin Street, named after Benjamin Franklin, is a typical meeting place for students. It’s where up to 80,000 people gather for Halloween, and where students flock for bonfires when their sports teams beat their rivals, Duke University.

Location

Chapel Hill is a town in Orange and Durham counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population was 57,233 in the 2010 census, making Chapel Hill the 15th-largest city in the state. Chapel Hill, Durham, and the state capital, Raleigh, make up the corners of the Research Triangle , with a total population of 1,998,808.The town was founded in 1793 and is centered on Franklin Street, covering 21.3 square miles . More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

96

restaurants score

Students
41%

Men

59%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

810

New Transfer Students

Admissions
27%

Acceptance Rate

45%

Enrollment Yield

1210-1420

SAT Range

34,889

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$10,077

Typical Cost

$34,588

Out-Of-State (published)

$9,005

In-State (published)

64%

Recieve Financial Aid

77%

Have Loans

$14,418

Median Debt

Academics
13.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

20

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

519

Doctorates Awareded

Communication Technologies

Top Major

19

Faculty Awards

38

National Academy Members

802

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 800 student organizations on campus

Greek Life:

Important, many to choose from and nearly 20 percent of students participate

Party Scene:

Notable, known for having a good party scene
Athletics
Football Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Basketball Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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