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UNC Chapel Hill - SAT Scores and Admissions Data

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UNC Chapel Hill Description:

UNC Chapel Hill is one of the so-called "Public Ivy" schools. It consistently ranks in the top five among public universities, and its total costs are generally lower than the other top-ranked schools. Chapel Hill's schools of medicine, law, and business all have excellent reputations. Research strengths have earned the university membership in the AAU, and strong liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The university's beautiful and historic campus was opened in 1795. UNC Chapel Hill also boasts excellent athletics -- the Tar Heels compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference. Because of the university's many strengths, it made my list of top public universities, top North Carolina colleges, top southeastern colleges, and top business schools.

Explore the Campus

UNC Chapel Hill photo tour.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 29,278 (18,503 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Scholarships for UNC Chapel Hill (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,340 (in-state); $30,122 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,328 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,008
  • Other Expenses: $4,348
  • Total Cost: $24,024 (in-state); $45,806 (out-of-state)

UNC Chapel Hill Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 69%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 47%
    • Loans: 31%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,583
    • Loans: $5,718

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Economics, English, Health and Physical Education, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 97%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 3%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 76%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 89%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

UNC Chapel Hill Mission Statement:

"The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has existed for two centuries as the nation’s first state university. Through its excellent undergraduate programs, it has provided higher education to 10 generations of students, many of whom have become leaders of the state and the nation. Since the 19th century, it has offered distinguished graduate and professional programs.

The University is a doctoral/research-extensive university. Fundamental to this designation is a faculty actively involved in research, scholarship and creative work, whose teaching is transformed by discovery and whose service is informed by current knowledge. The mission of the University is to serve all the people of the state, and indeed the nation, as a center for scholarship and creative endeavor. The University exists to teach students at all levels in an environment of research, free inquiry and personal responsibility; to expand the body of knowledge; to improve the condition of human life through service and publication; and to enrich the culture."

(mission statement from http://www.unc.edu/ugradbulletin/mission.html)

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