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UNC Admissions Information

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of the oldest public universities in the country, is known as a “Public Ivy” because of its outstanding research and teaching. Ninety-five percent of incoming freshman have GPAs of 3.75 or higher. In the last five years, Carolina students have won more Rhodes scholarships than any other state university. With its relatively affordable tuition for North Carolina residents, UNC has been nationally ranked as the #1 best value for in-state students.

UNC boasts over 620 registered student organizations, and nearly half of all undergraduate students live in University housing. The campus is well integrated into Chapel Hill, often hailed one of the America’s best college towns; a student can easily go from cheering the Tar Heels at the Dean Dome to grabbing a late-night bite on Franklin Street, an array of small shops, clubs, and eateries.



Basic Info

Main Address: CB# 9100
103 South Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone Number: (919) 962-2211  
Website: www.unc.edu  


Type of school: Public, Research University  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Suburban  
Athletics: Division I, Club, Intramural  
Degrees offered: Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 17,981  
Percent out-of-state: 17%  
Percent international: 2%  
Female to Male ratio: 59:41  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 14:1  
Most popular majors: Biology/Biological Sciences
Business Administration and Management
Special study programs: Cross-Registration
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
Honors Program
Independent Study
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed housing
Women's housing
Apartments for single students
Special housing for students with disabilities
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Men's housing
Apartments for married students
Fraternity/Sorority housing
Special Housing for international students
Academic Groups
Debating Club
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups
Humor Magazine
International Student Groups
Minority Student Groups
Radio Station
Singing Groups
Student Film Society
Theater Program
Chamber Orchestra
Glee Club
Improv comedy
Literary Magazine
Political Discussion Groups
Religious Groups
Social Services Group
Speakers Forum
Student Union

Fun Facts

  • Ranked #2 "Best College Newspaper"
  • UNC has more students studying abroad than any other university.

Admissions Information

Admissions to UNC is very competitive, especially for students who don't live in North Carolina. Roughly 50% of in-state applicants are granted admission, compared to only about 20% of out-of-state applicants.

Once admitted, UNC students have a range of opportunities for financial aid. In 2010, more than 600 students were awarded merit scholarships. The Carolina Covenant promises a debt-free education to any dependent student whose family income falls below 200% of the federal poverty line.

Admissions address: Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jackson Hall, Campus Box 2200
153A Country Club Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone number: (919) 966-3621  
Fax number: (919) 962-3045  
Admissions Website: http://www.admissions.unc.edu/  
Email: unchelp@admissions.unc.edu  
Contact Person:    
Number of first-year applications received: 23,224  
Percent of applicants admitted: 32%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 31  
Early decision/action deadline: November 2 (Early Decision)  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements:    

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT. If submitting ACT, the writing section is required. SAT Subject Tests considered if submitted.  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: UNC considers a student's highest section scores across all SAT test dates submitted.  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 5816  
ACT code: 3162  
Learn more about other North And South Carolina schools:
Clemson   Elon   Wake Forest  

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