UNC-Chapel Hill

By Alec, Contributor (Class of 2015)


School Name: UNC Chapel Hill

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Enrollment: 29,127

Tuition: In-state: $8,340 Out-of-state: $30,122

What are the academics like at your school?

Very challenging. The students take their work very seriously and are committed to their studies. However, they do not take themselves too seriously and know that life is more than grades.

What is the Greek scene/nightlife like?

Very active. Franklin Street is always alive, especially on Thursday-Saturday. The Greek scene is also very active socially as well as in their service to the community.

Describe the housing options at your school?

Housing is expensive. There are on-campus options, local apartments, and homes. However, the town of Chapel Hill forbids more than four unrelated tenants in one house. Students who break this law run the risk of being evicted, but it is very common to find houses with more than 4 people in them. 

What do students complain about most?

NC State sports fans because they are incredibly annoying. Also, our class registration system is miserable. The good news is it is in the process of being changed to be much more user friendly.

Describe the students at your school.

The students take their work very seriously but not themselves seriously. UNC is a phenomenal academic institution, and the students know that. But they also know that academics aren’t everything and that college is about much more than that.

What are dining options on campus and off campus?

The dining hall is not bad. It’s manageable. For two years. After that it gets old. Local restaurants aren’t cheap and neither are the grocery stores in the area.

What is your overall opinion of your school?

The best decision I ever made was to come to UNC. It is the epitome of the best of all worlds in college. Every student in campus lives by the phrase “I’m a Tar Heel born, I’m a Tar Heel bred, and when I die I’m a Tar Heel dead.”


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