University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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world rank  37

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University Overview

Founded in 1789, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Chapel Hill (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), North Carolina. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 230 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UNC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UNC
Founded 1789
Motto Lux Libertas
Light, Liberty
Colours Carolina blue and white

University Location

Address 103 South Building, CB 9100
Chapel Hill
27599 North Carolina
United States
Tel +1 (919) 962 2211
Fax +1 (919) 962 2279

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office Jackson Hall CB #2200
Chapel Hill 27599-2200
(919) 966 3621

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 4,500-4,999
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

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Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 5,160,753 physical volumes, 10,759,131 physical media, 53,799 digital/electronic medium and 1,248 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's library has 10 branches.
Housing Yes
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 10,113 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1895


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of North Carolina System
  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

Not reported


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