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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and is the main campus for the University of North Carolina System of Higher Learning. Also known as UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC, or simply Carolina, it is a co-ed, public, research university, and is the second largest university in the state. UNC began to enroll students in 1795 after being chartered in 1789, making this the nation’s first public university. UNC is consistently ranked among the top universities in the United States and has a reputation for offering an academic opportunity equal to that of an Ivy League school for the price of an average public university education.

UNC opened its doors to students on February 12, 1795. Today, the school offers over 70 different bachelor’s degree programs through the College of Arts and Sciences as well as 14 other schools. Every undergraduate receives a liberal arts degree and has the option, once they reach their junior year, to pursue a major within the College of Arts or other professional school within the university. UNC became a coeducational school in 1877 under President Kemp Plummer Battle. Desegregation began in 1951 under Chancellor Robert Burton House when African American students were allowed to attend the school. UNC also opened up its own hospital, called UNC Health Care, in 1952 for research and treatment, and the facility has since specialized in treating cancer. UNC’s sports teams, alumni, and students call themselves the “Tar Heels.”

UNC’s campus is situated in a college town called Chapel Hill in North Carolina. The campus itself covers only a small section of Chapel Hill’s downtown area, about 729 acres, and the campus encompasses places such as the Morehead Planetarium and numerous stores and shops. There are over 550 student organizations, including the student-run newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel—which has won national awards for collegiate media, and the student radio station WXYC—the first radio broadcast in the world that’s based on the internet. UNC is a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, founded on June 14, 1953, in which the school competes athletically as the Tar Heels. UNC has been very successful in its sports programs, especially women’s soccer and men’s basketball.


General Information

Admission Office
Jackson Hall CB #2200
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-2200
(919) 966-3621
Fax: (919) 962-3045
unchelp@admissions.unc.edu
Contact: Stephen Farmer
Assistant Provost and Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address
CB 9100, 103 South Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 962-2211
www.unc.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 17,895
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,865
Degree-seeking undergrads: 17,422
Graduate enrollment: 8,275

Setting
Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
  • Bachelor’s
  • Master’s
  • Doctoral
  • First Professional

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $5,340 $5,397 $5,625 $6,665 +18.49%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,028 +2.80%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,090 $7,334 $8,670 $9,306 +7.34%
Other $2,320 $2,462 $2,556 $3,306 +29.34%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,166 $8,118 $8,670 $9,306 +7.34%
Other $1,960 $2,064 $2,128 $3,306 +55.36%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $15,750 $16,193 $17,851 $20,305 +13.75%
In-state Off Campus $16,466 $16,579 $17,423 $20,305 +16.54%
In-state with Family $6,340 $6,397 $6,625 $7,693 +16.12%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $6,363
In-state Student Fees $1,839
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $21,093
Out-of-state Fees $1,839

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,948 51%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,612 42% $14,640,207 $9,082
• Federal grants 607 16% $2,501,286 $4,121
• Pell grants 490 13% $1,768,833 $3,610
• Other federal grants 541 14% $732,453 $1,354
State/local government grant or scholarships 964 25% $4,319,469 $4,481
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,162 30% $7,819,452 $6,729
Student loan aid 863 22% $4,270,503 $4,948
• Federal student loans 799 21% $3,356,703 $4,201
• Other student loans 137 4% $913,800 $6,670

All Degrees and Programs


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Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 5296 1828 1149 5
Architecture and Related Services 57 1
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 57 1
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 321 6
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies 32
American/United States Studies/Civilization 13
Area Studies, Other 196
Asian Studies/Civilization 43
European Studies/Civilization 3
Latin American Studies 15
Russian Studies 2 6
Women’s Studies 17
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 417 42 132
Biochemistry 2 13
Bioinformatics
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 410 3 10
Biostatistics 7 9 13
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology 11
Ecology 2 4
Epidemiology 23 24
Genetics 19
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology 1 10
Neurobiology and Anatomy 1 9
Pathology/Experimental Pathology 3
Pharmacology 7
Physiology 1 4
Toxicology 5
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 396 548 8
Accounting 123
Business Administration and Management 323 425 8
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 73
Communication and Journalism Programs 706 29 15
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Mass Communication/Media Studies 443 26 8
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 263 3 7
Computing and Information Sciences 46 43 23
Computer Science 29 16 23
Information Science/Studies 17 27
Education 105 153 21
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 17
Curriculum and Instruction 4
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 18
Education 58 15
Educational Leadership and Administration 2
Elementary Education and Teaching 67
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 19
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 10
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1
Secondary School Administration/Principalship 29
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 39
Engineering 5 11
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 4 7
Operations Research 1 4
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 213 10 14
English Language and Literature 213 10 14
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 271 23 12
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 10 2 4
Comparative Literature 6 2 1
German Language and Literature 27 4 1
Linguistics 39 1 1
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 181 14 4
Slavic, Baltic, and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 8 1
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 416 411 464 5
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
Audiology/Audiologist 7
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/Pathologist 22 1
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 18
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Clinical Sciences 26 2
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 35 5
Dental Public Health and Education 4
Dentistry 74
Environmental Health 12
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 36 98 10
Maternal and Child Health 33 7
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiation Therapist 10
Medical Scientist 2
Medicine 140
Movement Therapy and Movement Education 1 4
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Nursing Science 5
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 19
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 4 16
Pharmacy 144
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other 59
Physical Therapy/Therapist 40
Public Health Education and Promotion 45 14
Public Health 85
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 61
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 246
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor 11
History 241 17 13
History 241 17 13
Human Services 68 165 13
Public Administration 29
Public Policy Analysis 68 3
Social Work 136 10
Legal and Law Studies 237
Law 237
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 9
Library Science 79 13
Library and Information Science 79 13
Mathematics and Statistics 91 17 13
Applied Mathematics 22
Mathematics and Statistics, Other 11 1
Mathematics 69 4 7
Statistics 2 5
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 74 35 12
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 9
Nutrition Sciences 26 12
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 74
Natural Resources and Conservation 57 31 13
Environmental Science 23 31 13
Environmental Studies 34
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 191 28
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 191 28
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Physical Sciences 208 30 56
Chemistry 142 7 36
Geology and Earth Science 9 9 1
Materials Science 2 5
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical