University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also referred to as UNC, is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. It is the flagship of the University of North Carolina system. It was established in 1789. The main campus of UNC is spread across a sprawling landscape of 729 acres. UNC offers more than 70 bachelor, over 100 master, and over 70 doctoral degree programs in diverse areas of study.

The athletics teams of UNC participate in a wide variety of sports. They are nicknamed the Tar Heels. They compete in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision and Atlantic Coast Conference. Some of the notable alumni of this university are Frank Bruni, food critic for the 'New York Times'; Hayden Carruth, poet and winner of the National Book Award; and Louise Fletcher, actress.

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Contacting UNC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
103 South Bldg Cb 9100
Chapel Hill , NC 27599
General Phone: (919) 962-2211

UNC Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,563African studies, American studies, Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, African-American studies, women's studies, area and Cultural studies, ...
Business and Management982business management, accounting, human resources
Science798biology, biochemistry, cell biology, bacteriology, genetics, physiology, neurobiology, pathology, pharmacology, ...
Media585communication studies, mass communication
Therapy and Counseling517psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, maternal and child health, physical therapy
Medicine491dentistry, dental clinical sciences, dental public health, medicine, medical scientist, pharmacy, pharmaceutics and drug design, public health
Education and Teaching300education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, secondary school administration, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, early childhood education, ...
Medical Administration286health care administration, health and medical administrative, pharmacy courses, environmental health, public health education
Nursing and Emergency Medicine285registered nursing, nursing science, community nurse, various nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy261nutrition sciences, parks and recreation management, health and physical education, occupational therapy, vocational counseling, movement therapy
Family and Social Work224food and nutrition, public administration, public policy analysis, social work
Medical Support and Technology107audiology, audiology and speech pathology, dental assistant, dental hygienist, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, cytotechnologist, clinical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering97information science, computer science
Mathematics94mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, mathematics and statistics
Conservation and Resource Management89environmental studies, environmental science
Fine Arts75fine arts, art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy69philosophy, religion
Architecture and Planning49urban planning
Music35music, music performance, musicology
Drama and Performing Arts32drama
Engineering31biomedical engineering, materials science, operations research, archeology

Number of programs and degrees for UNC in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree4,13164
Master's degree1,83683
Doctor's degree60067
First-professional degree6044
Post-master's certificate11
Postbaccalaureate certificate03
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years195

UNC Student Body

In 2007-2008, UNC had a total enrollment of 28,136 students (23,715 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 60%
Graduate 32%
First Professional 8%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 10%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 6%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 26%
20-21 28%
22-24 15%
25-29 16%
30-34 7%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina83%
New York2%
(International Students)1%
New Jersey1%
South Carolina1%

UNC Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 96 %
Part-Time 100 %

UNC Room and Board (2007)

UNC offers campus housing for 9,011 of its 23,715 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Chapel Hill, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

UNC Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal600700
SAT Math610700
SAT Writing590690
ACT Verbal2532
ACT Math2531
ACT Composite2631

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT98%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT29%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

UNC Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,397
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,295
Room and board $ 7,334
Room charge $ 3,960
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,374
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,462

Financial Aid:
UNC participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 297400)

UNC Faculty

UNC has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track234184
Non-tenured and not on tenure track528651

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year88$192,54331$176,575
Associate professorcalendar year60$117,40043$118,419
Assistant professorcalendar year46$93,46741$87,102
Instructorcalendar year2*4$73,820
Lecturercalendar year4$97,0193$86,000
No academic rankcalendar year35$133,08369$95,225
All faculty totalcalendar year235$142,332191$111,313

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year351$142,469124$132,619
Associate professoracademic year154$97,561100$86,305
Assistant professoracademic year125$89,722115$79,719
Instructoracademic year8$133,1253$127,333
Lectureracademic year29$47,31664$46,862
No academic rankacademic year33$107,22968$74,507
All faculty totalacademic year700$117,460474$90,064

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UNC Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Atlantic Coast Conference
Basketball Atlantic Coast Conference
Baseball Atlantic Coast Conference
Track Atlantic Coast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports118164282

UNC Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Materials Science
Operations Research

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
German Language and Literature
History, General
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Russian Studies
Slavic/Baltic/Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Oth
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Environmental Health
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist

Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Dental Public Health and Education (Cert, MS/MPH, PhD/DPH)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music Performance, General
Music, General
Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Movement Therapy and Movement Education
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Genetics, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Neurobiology and Neurophysiology
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General
Physiology, General

Therapy And Counseling
Educational Psychology
Maternal and Child Health
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 18%UNC Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 19%UNC Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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