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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
17,943
Total Undergrads
Including 1,066 Part-time
3,960
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 14 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

59% Women
41% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Atlantic Coast Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

11
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $448,223)
13
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $127,853)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 105 90 Yes -
Baseball 36 - Yes -
Basketball 18 13 Yes Yes
Fencing 22 24 - -
Field Hockey - 29 Yes Yes
Football 124 - Yes -
Golf 10 10 Yes Yes
Gymnastics - 15 Yes -
Lacrosse 51 34 Yes -
Rowing - 68 Yes -
Soccer 33 32 Yes Yes
Softball - 21 Yes -
Swimming and Diving 40 35 Yes -
Tennis 12 11 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 20 Yes Yes
Wrestling 31 - Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Squash - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 9.8%
Hispanic 4.2%
Non-resident alien 4.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.1%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 66.7%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 10
Drug Law Violation 32
Liquor Law Violation 70
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 19
Property Crime 33
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Audrey from Athens, GA
  • 4
  • My dorm experience was great, but I was able to reside in one of the most ideally located dorms on UNC's campus. Although my room was small, all of my…

  • Jun-18-2012 Read More
  • CK from Fayetteville, NC
  • 5
  • I stayed in Koury during my first year. It was suite-style, with two rooms and a shared bathroom. The rooms and bathroom were spacious, and my roommate and I were…

  • Dec-24-2015 Read More
  • Rebecca
  • 3
  • First year students either live in dorms on South Campus or in Granville Towers on North Campus. The older South Campus dorms include Hinton James, (Crusty) Craige, and Ehringhaus. The…

  • Dec-29-2016 Read More
  • Emily from Charlotte, NC
  • 5
  • Super easy way to make friends that will last you at least a year. Plus, it can help you determine who to live with in the future. RAs are always…

  • Jun-10-2015 Read More
  • Jennifer from Canton, OH
  • 5
  • dorm life really gives you a chance to meet fellow tarheels and get to know the campus. so many students live on campus that the residence life organization is really…

  • Feb-27-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • J
  • Jan-07-2017 I am a current student here

    Great dining halls and friendly staff.

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  • 3
  • Rebecca
  • Dec-29-2016 I am a current student here

    Ram's Head and Lenoir are the two dining halls on campus. The food is decent and better than many other university dining halls. There are always many options and there is always a salad and pizza bar if all else fails. Ram's Head dining hall is on South Campus and has late night hours from 9:00 to midnight on school nights for late night studiers. Flex money can be used for restaurants on campus, such as Wendy's, Chick-fil-A, Alpine Bagel, and more. Alpine Bagel and Wendy's are basically open all the time, while other restaurants have weird hours.

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  • 5
  • Victor
  • Dec-22-2016 I am a current student here

    There is sooo much to choose from in terms of food options. Contrary to what I expected, most food at the dining halls is quite healthy, and there are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and lactose-free options, among others. Having said that, you likely will not struggle to find your favorite cravings. The dining hall staff is very receptive to feedback, and they make changes throughout the year to satisfy student needs. Apart from dining halls, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes both on and off campus. You will not be disappointed!

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  • 4
  • hailey from garner, nc
  • Aug-06-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    food is pretty good, a bit expensive to eat on campus every day, especially without a meal plan. there's plenty of fast food areas around campus if you want something different from the norm.

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  • 5
  • CK from Fayetteville, NC
  • Dec-24-2015 I am a current student here

    Carolina's dining halls are excellent. I actually look forward to grabbing lunch at Lenoir every day! There's a stir-fry station that makes the whole place smell good, a vast and expansive salad bar, a grill, a vegetarian section, a popular omelette grill, desserts and more. If you want to devour everything in sight, go for it! And if you're aiming to slim down, UNC will help with that too. The dining halls offer lots of nutritious and healthy choices, and calorie counts are displayed on screens to guide your choices. Starbucks, Alpine Bagel, and a few other cafes are located on campus. Off campus, there's Franklin Street. The food scene there is vibrant and buzzing and even a little overwhelming.

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  • 2
  • Evan from Chapel Hill, NC
  • Dec-16-2015 I am a current student here

    Very high price with ... Food that is not tasty. Usually, it costs 11.56 for lunch and 11.86 for dinner which is really expensive when compared to other universities'. In addition the food is really...

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  • 4
  • Sophie from Winston Salem, NC
  • Dec-13-2015 I am a current student here

    UNC's one weakness is food. Cafeteria food on campus is mediocre at best, but there are a number of amazing restaurants in Chapel Hill, seconds from campus.

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  • 4
  • Kelly from Chapel Hill, NC
  • Jun-20-2015 I am a current student here

    Dining hall is dining hall, but so much cereal! There are several great (and affordable) places to get food between classes in the campus hub, as well as independently owned coffeeshops that are fantastic.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Rebecca
  • Dec-29-2016 I am a current student here

    Greek life at UNC is very diverse compared to other universities. I rushed a sorority as a sophomore and I really love it. Although Chapel Hill is a big school, it is difficult to make close friends with people outside of your dorm and the sorority helped me make friends that I wouldn't have made otherwise. There are definitely fraternities and sororities that put Greek life over everything else in life, but there are others that are more relaxed and fun. Greek life is what you make of it, you can be as involved or uninvolved as you want. Although it is fun, it is important to branch out to other clubs and extra curricular activities so that you are not so consumed in your fraternity or sorority.

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  • 0
  • Evan from Chapel Hill, NC
  • Dec-16-2015 I am a current student here

    There seems to be some decent greek house around the campus and I see they have a lot of parties at weekends.

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  • 0
  • Michael from Indialantic, FL
  • Dec-18-2014 I am a current student here

    As a fraternity member, I enjoy it. Most fraternities and sororities are open and welcoming (few exceptions) to new members. However, if you are expecting to be let into events without knowing members, you won't be admitted.

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