UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Enrollment: 18,580 undergrads, 10,800 graduate students
Public, 4-year: Coed
Residential campus in a suburban setting – large town
This traditional college campus is considered the marquee school in the North Carolina public university system. The architecture reflects southern hospitality with expansive lush quad areas outlined by red brick buildings. The “Pit”, which is the home of the UNC Student Union, earned its name because this outdoor patio floods every winter after a heavy storm. This sunken courtyard serves as a venue for student organizations to recruit new members, deliver political speeches, perform music or simply hang with friends between classes. Prospective students should be sure to have their picture taken under the Old Well that serves as UNC’s logo.
•Friendly, welcoming students who can be seen proudly wearing Tar Heel Blue clothing.
•Greek Life: 17% of men and women join
•Huge spirit and alumni support for athletics with consistent top teams in basketball, field hockey, and soccer.
The campus is conveniently located an easy 30-minute drive to the Raleigh/Durham International Airport. Adjacent to campus you’ll find numerous student-friendly restaurants along Franklin Street. In addition, UNC Chapel Hill is strategically located in the world famous Research Triangle Park, home to prominent Fortune 500 companies such as: IBM, Cisco, DuPont, Bayer, Fidelity Investments, GlaxoSmithKline, and NetApp. This wealth of business prowess means research, internship and full-time employment opportunities abound. UNC’s Maymester is the perfect time to explore undergraduate work and study off campus.
UNC Chapel Hill requires students to complete a general education curriculum during their first two years. Admission to the UNC honors program is highly competitive, which is true of general admissions as well. As mandated by the state, 82% of incoming freshmen must be from the state of North Carolina. However, this instate student ratio does not apply to transfer students!
Students pursuing an education in a health related field should consider UNC Chapel Hill. Majors such as biology, biomedical engineering, nursing, philosophy, pharmacy, and public health, are excellent preparation for careers in medicine.
The Kenan-Flagler School of Business was named the seventh best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 “Best Colleges” guidebook. As a Business Administration major, students can select an area of emphasis among 10 specialties. Students are encouraged to study abroad to gain a perspective of global business issues.
If you are interested in studying Psychology, look at UNC’s offerings. Concentrations include: Behavioral Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Quantitative Psychology, Developmental Psychology. UNC opened a new Psychology Clinic that offers services for adults, children/families, couples, and individuals with anxiety disorders.
Want to become an engineer? At UNC students spend their first two years developing a solid background in chemistry, physics, biology, math and computational skills. For upper-division work, students can concentrate in one of three tracks: computer engineering, biomedical engineering, or materials.
• The Carolina Center for Public Service offers fellowships for service learning in local and global communities
• UNC has a dedicated health science library
• This school offers an academic success program for students with LD & ADHD