University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
24%
Acceptance Rate
43,473
Students Applied
35%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
1236
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. October 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$85
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
83%
Out-Of-State Students
15%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
83
82%
Submitting ACT
67%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 31
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1343
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
620
75th
720
Reading
25th
640
75th
720
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
96%
3.50 - 3.74
2%
3.25 - 3.49
1%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
78
Top 25%
96
Top 50%
100
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
344
$30k - $48k
260
$48k - $75k
256
$75k - $110k
222
$110k+
393

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: unchelp@admissions.unc.edu
Admissions Telephone: 919-966-3621
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
While GPA is very important, focus on being well-rounded and the essays. Everyone student and applicant had a great GPA in high school, but the admissions committee want to make sure that intelligent pool is well rounded. Do as much community service as you can; it is becoming more and more important in any college admissions process. Also, try to stress the leadership activities and those activities in which you were dedicated to for more than one year.
Jessica from Wilmington, NC
A well-rounded student is among the most-desired by admissions at UNC. Make sure to include extracurriculars like athletics, student politics, and/or volunteering in addition to good grades and a decent SAT. Spend time on the essay as this is a integral part of the application and your chance to shine!
You must see the Pit Preacher. He is a riot; argue if you dare. You also need to get involved with clubs, if only so you can paint important events on the Pit cube--it's very competitive! Finally, don't try to do everything; find two or three clubs that you love and put a lot of time and effort into them. It's not high school--you should be in a club because you agree with their ideals, not because it's yet another club you can add to an application.
Audrey from Athens, GA
As a first year, it is important to remember that college is going to be a brand new experience, with new people and new social and academic challenges. It is okay to feel nervous and it is okay to struggle a little bit at first because everyone does. Remember that the schoolwork is hard and if you have never used study groups before, college is a good place to start. Remember that it is okay to ask for help and finding a tutor does not make you less smart than other students. When signing up for classes, make sure you choose your professors wisely. They will make or break the class for you. RateMyProfessor is a website with accurate representations of professors and their courses. Use this website and Coursicle.com when planning your schedules and it will save you a lot of time and trouble.
Rebecca
Take time to find the things that you're best at and the things that interest you the most, especially if you're not sure what you want to study in college. When it comes to making friends and meeting new people, BE YOURSELF. People will respect and appreciate you for that.
Victor
1. Don't give up!! Applying is scary. I am actually a transfer student, and I was not accepted to Carolina when I first applied. But keep up the good work and show them that their first decision was wrong!

2. Meet new people. It's a cliche, I know. It's nice to enter college knowing a few people, but don't solely interact with them. I've found that talking to the people in your suite/hall is an easy and fast way to make new friends.

3. There will be an adjustment period. Don't panic, get yourself an organizer, and you can do it!

4. Do not ever be afraid to email an adviser or professor. This is their job, and nine times out of ten they are eager and excited to not only help you but get to know you better.
Emily from Charlotte, NC
While a good GPA and SAT scores are important, Carolina doesn't just look at how you do in the classroom. They look at who you are as a person and what you do in life outside of school. Be yourself as much as possible on your application! They are looking for bright minds and well rounded personalities that will go far in the Carolina community. Get involved in community service and try out some leadership activities and other extracurricular's that you enjoy. One of the most important sections of the application, however, is the essays. Make sure they express who you are as a person and are well written. Revise them several times before submitting them and let someone else revise them for you as well.
Olivia from Roxboro, NC
Whether your school offers 2 AP classes or 10, take advantage of them. That's what UNC likes to see in prospective students, that they try their hardest and use every opportunity to excel.
Kasey
Upon applying, make sure your essays are well written and revised! There isn't an exact GPA or SAT/ACT score that will guarantee you admission at this University, so you shouldn't get too consumed with that. A well rounded student is preferred so an amazing GPA and no extracurriculars will not get you very far. Be prepared for the transition from high school to college, academically and socially. As cliche as this sounds, do this by staying level headed and remembering why you are in school. Determination and hard work are exactly what you should have to get accepted and do well at UNC!
Alexia from Apex, NC
You application should reflect YOU in the purest form. Be honest, and be yourself. UNC is a place that prides itself on diversity, so there is nothing too 'weird' for any of us! Take the time to revise and think through your essays as best as you can; these for me were what really made my application stand out because I LOVE to write. But even if you do not share that sentiment, hope is not lost! Chapel Hill looks for well-rounded individuals, people who've invested themselves in multiple areas, but have also committed to certain things and have followed through with them. For me, this was marching band, which I did all four years of high school. For you, it might be something different. But be sure to share all of your interests and accomplishments, so that UNC will see the fullest picture of you possible - students who are motivated, accomplished, and true to themselves, cliche as it may sound, are the types of folks Chapel Hill looks for.
Cyrus from Greensboro, NC

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