The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Narrative Description

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Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Tel: (919)962-2211
Admissions: (919)966-3621
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1789. Setting: 729-acre suburban campus with easy access to Raleigh-Durham. Endowment: $1.2 billion. Research spending 2003-04: $257.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $22,774 per student. Total enrollment: 26,878. Faculty: 1,440 (1,318 full-time, 122 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 18,850 applied, 36% were admitted. 74% from top 10% of their high school class, 95% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 125 National Merit Scholars, 161 valedictorians. Full-time: 15,698 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 827 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 102 other countries, 18% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 11% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 3% 25 or older, 43% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 95% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: communications/communication technologies; social sciences and history; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at North Carolina Central University, Duke University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, counselor's statement, SAT or ACT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 3/31, 1/31 for early action. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. State resident tuition: $3205 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $16,303 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1,246 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. College room and board: $6245. College room only: $3420. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 565 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Campus Y, Newman Catholic Student Center Parish, Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars, Residence Hall Association, North Carolina Hillel. Major annual events: homecoming, student elections, Fall Fest. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, crime prevention programs. 7,449 college housing spaces available; 7,401 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Davis Library plus 14 others with 5.5 million books, 4.8 million microform titles, 40,597 serials, 260,948 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $34.6 million. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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