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Study at University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also referred to as UNC, is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. It is the flagship of the University of North Carolina system. It was established in 1789. The main campus of UNC is spread across a sprawling landscape of 729 acres. UNC offers more than 70 bachelor, over 100 master, and over 70 doctoral degree programs in diverse Course Topics.

The athletics teams of UNC participate in a wide variety of sports. They are nicknamed the Tar Heels. They compete in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision and Atlantic Coast Conference. Some of the notable alumni of this university are Frank Bruni, food critic for the ‘New York Times'; Hayden Carruth, poet and winner of the National Book Award; and Louise Fletcher, actress.

Profile of University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

The main campus of UNC is in Chapel Hill, NC (a large suburb). The school is a public school. UNC offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to science, media, and liberal arts.

UNC Selectivity

UNC does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, 34% of people who applied to the school were accepted. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 590 to 690. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 610 or more.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at UNC are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 28, 136 enrolled students.

Student Life

UNC is generally not a school for part-time students. The school makes available a lot of student housing. Student athletes at UNC belong to the Atlantic Coast Conference for major sports.

UNC Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 427political science, economics, English, history, area and Cultural studies, sociology, library science, Romance languages and literature, . . .
Business and Management903business management, accounting, human resources
Science717biology, chemistry, epidemiology, physics, biostatistics, physical science courses, biochemistry, genetics, . . .
Media588mass communication, communication studies, radio and television
Therapy and Counselling500psychology, physical therapy, maternal and child health, school psychology, educational psychology
Medicine455medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, public health, dental clinical sciences, pharmaceutics and drug design, dental public health
Education and Teaching307education, teacher education, elementary school teaching, secondary school administration, school Counselling, middle school teaching, educational administration, early childhood education, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine268registered nursing, various nursing, nursing science, community nurse
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy258health and physical education, nutrition sciences, occupational therapy, parks and recreation management, movement therapy, vocational Counselling
Family and Social Work233social work, public policy analysis, public administration, food and nutrition
Medical administration214health care administration, public health education, environmental health, health and medical administrative
Medical Support and Technology108dental hygienist, audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech, radiation therapist, audiology, cytotechnologist, nuclear medical tech, dental assistant, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering108computer science, information science
Conservation and Resource Management88environmental science, environmental studies
Religion and Philosophy71philosophy, religion
Mathematics70mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, mathematics and statistics
Fine Arts61fine arts, art history and criticism
Music55music, music performance, musicology
Architecture and Planning47urban planning
Drama and Performing Arts39drama
Engineering37biomedical engineering, operations research, materials science

Contact: UNC

University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

103 South Bldg Cb 9100

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

General Phone: (919) 962-2211


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