The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



UNC-Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, ranks among the world’s leading research universities. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education. Now in its third century, the University offers 78 bachelor’s, 112 master’s, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. More than 29,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students learn from a faculty of 3,600. Every day, faculty, staff and students shape their teaching, research and public service to meet North Carolina’s most pressing needs in all 100 counties. Carolina’s 282,886 alumni live in all 50 states and more than 140 countries.

Areas of Expertise

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees in academic areas critical to North Carolina's future: business, dentistry, education, law, medicine, nursing, public health and social work, among others. Offerings include 78 bachelor’s, 112 master’s, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. The health sciences are well integrated with the liberal arts, basic sciences and high-tech programs. Patient outreach programs affiliated with Carolina and the UNC Health Care System serve citizens in all 100 North Carolina counties.Carolina belongs to the select group of leading American and Canadian campuses forming the Association of American Universities. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked #1 on the “2012 Best Value Colleges” list published by The Princeton Review and reported jointly with USA Today. This list annually names the top public and private colleges recommended as the nation's "best values" for undergraduate education based on more than 30 factors analyzed in three areas: academics, cost of attendance and financial aid.

Incoming Students

To be a Carolina student is to create lasting friendships and memories with some of the most diverse students in the world. It is to live and learn on a campus that offers cutting-edge facilities, resources, and technologies, while being inspired by the living history that surrounds you at America’s first public university. It is to choose from more than 600 student clubs and organizations.
You'll find innumerable avenues to explore your professional and intellectual interests and embrace your passion for music, the performing arts, journalism, creative writing, student government, politics, or international cultures. We also offer more than 50 intramural sports within all skills levels, which give you the opportunity to push your physical boundaries. And somewhere along the way, as you build exciting new relationships and create lifelong memories, you will find yourself. To learn more about our community, click here.

Career Planning

The Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers a wealth of career services, technologies, tools, and connections offered at our newly renovated, state—of—the—art Wendy P. & Dean E. Painter, Jr. Career Center— a resource used by 91 percent of our undergraduate students. Whatever it is, you’ll find that the intellectual and professional possibilities available to you as a Carolina graduate are limited only by your imagination. To learn more, click here.


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