University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
College

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC4 year degree
$34,588
Out-of-state tuition
24%
Acceptance rate

About University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC, UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Chapel Hill, or simply Carolina) is a public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The flagship of the University of North Carolina system, it is considered to be a Public Ivy, or a public institution which offers an academic experience equivalent to an Ivy League university. After being chartered in 1789, the university first began enrolling students in 1795, making it one of the oldest public universities in the United States. Among the claimants, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the only one to have held classes and graduated students as a public university in the eighteenth century.The first public institution of higher education in North Carolina, the school opened its doors to students on February 12, 1795. North Carolina became coeducational under the leadership of President Kemp Plummer Battle in 1877 and began the process of desegregation under Chancellor Robert Burton House when African-American graduate students were admitted in 1951. In 1952, North Carolina opened its own hospital, UNC Health Care, for research and treatment, and has since specialized in cancer care. The university offers degrees in over 70 courses of study and is administratively divided into 13 separate professional schools and a primary unit, the College of Arts & Sciences. Five of the schools have been named: the UNC Kenan–Flagler Business School, the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. All undergraduates receive a liberal arts education and have the option to pursue a major within the professional schools of the university or within the College of Arts and Sciences from the time they obtain junior status. It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". According to the National Science Foundation, UNC spent $1.14 billion on research and development in 2018, ranking it 12th in the nation.UNC's faculty and alumni include 9 Nobel Prize laureates, 23 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 49 Rhodes Scholars. Additional notable alumni include a U.S. President, a U.S. Vice President, 38 Governors of U.S. States, 98 members of the United States Congress, and nine Cabinet members. The campus covers 729 acres (3 km2) of Chapel Hill's downtown area, encompassing the Morehead Planetarium and the many stores and shops located on Franklin Street. Students can participate in over 550 officially recognized student organizations. The student-run newspaper The Daily Tar Heel has won national awards for collegiate media, while the student radio station WXYC provided the world's first internet radio broadcast. UNC Chapel Hill is one of the charter members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, which was founded on June 14, 1953. Competing athletically as the Tar Heels, UNC has achieved great success in sports, most notably in men's basketball, women's soccer, and women's field hockey.

Highlights

  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 18,658 students
  • 0.75 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.unc.edu

Notable programs at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, Botany, Ecology, Genetics, Pharmacology, and Physiology.

Acceptance Rates

24%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1393
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

9,673 students out of 39,650 applicants were accepted into University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They had an average SAT score of 1393. 39% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 64% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

$34,588
Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
$9,005
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was $34,588, while for in-state students it was $9,005. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $40,443.

The average financial aid at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is $10,709. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $23,879 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Family Income Level

Average Discount

52%
Of undergrads receive grants
30%
Of undergrads receive federal loans

52% of undergraduate students at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

$11,556
Room & board
$1,604
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was of $11,556 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,604.

Diversity at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017