University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
29,911
Total Number of Undergrads
18,862
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
38%
20-39 Students
42%
40-99 Students
12%
100+ Students
6%
0
100
84%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
91%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
76%
Faculty With
Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
45%
54%
Ethnicity

African American
11%
Asian/Pacific Islander
7%
White
68%
Hispanic
3%
Unknown
4%

What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
Definitely a pretty rigorous program. Stay organized and do your best, but don't be that kid pulling all nighters every night - that's not healthy for you or your relationships!
Emily from Charlotte, NC
Academics are much different than in high school! I didn't really understand how to effectively study until second semester of my first year, and this knowledge bumped up my GPA by 0.25 points. If your experience is similar to mine, studying in high school wasn't too necessary all the time. But, if you want the same grades at UNC as you had in high school, be prepared to put in a lot more time.
Audrey from Athens, GA
Chapel Hill is a difficult school. The majority of students experience a "wake up call" during their first semester because they are used to being at the top of their class in high school. Although it is challenging, every student is receiving an amazing education that they will be able to use their entire life. A degree from Chapel Hill is impressive and the work will pay off when it is time to find a job.
Rebecca
You will be challenged at UNC - there's no escaping that - but if you've done reasonably well in high school, doing well here is within your reach. For many, it just takes time to get used to a new environment and higher expectations. I'd say the difference between doing well and doing poorly lies in your class selection. You will be placed with an academic advisor, who will help you create a balanced schedule, so you can find space for classes that are required and classes that you find genuinely interesting. Unless you really have to, DON'T take more than five classes per semester, because each class may require a bit more than you're used to.
And don't be afraid to ask for help. There are also many (underused) academic resources on campus, such as the learning center and writing center. Professors are also willing to help, and getting to know some of them could really pay off when it comes to grading and in the long run.
Victor

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