College Spotlight: The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


The PowerScore College Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different college or university each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school's website.


The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill
 (also known as UNC Chapel Hill, UNC, or Carolina) is today's College Spotlight. From the school's website:

Carolina’s vibrant people and programs attest to the University’s long-standing place among leaders in higher education since it was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, N.C., UNC has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation.



Type of school: Public

Setting: Suburban, large town

Size: 18,579 (total undergraduate enrollment)

Incoming class size: 3,960 (first-time degree-seeking freshmen)

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14 to 1

Acceptance percentage: 32%

Tuition and fees: $7,008 (in-state), $26,834 (out-of-state)

Room and Board: $9,470 (living on-campus)

Estimated additional expenses (books, supplies, personal expenses, transportation): $3,228
Address: CB# 9100, 103 South Building, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 919.962.2211
Email: unchelp@admissions.unc.edu
Website: www.unc.edu
Twitter accounts: @Carolina_News
Facebook: UNC Global
Blog: Carolina Undergrad Admissions

All information (except for social networking and blog information) was gathered from the school's profile on the CollegeBoard.org website. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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