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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is located on a suburban campus. It is popular for its various student events, activities, and organizations.

Key Facts


  • #22 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2023-24
  • #4 in Top Public Schools
  • #8 in Business Programs 
  • #14in Best Value Schools 
  • #61 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Year founded

  • 1789 

School type

  • Public

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 20,210

Latest graduate enrolment

  • 11,836 

Student-faculty ratio

  • 15:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 19% 

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT between 1320 and 1510 / ACT 29-33

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 4.70

International student population

  • 5.3%

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.86

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 64.6% (class of 2021)

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $58,103

Popular majors

  • Social Sciences, Communication, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Psychology, Business

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $52,518


About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include College of Arts and Sciences, Kenan-Flagler Business School, School of Education, School of Information and Library Science, School of Media and Journalism, School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Gillings School of Global Public Health.

  • UNC–Chapel Hill has over 800 student organizations
  • There are 180 undergraduate majors and degree programs, more than 60 doctoral and over 100 master’s programs 
  • Famous alumni include Michael Jordan, former NBA Player for the Chicago Bulls; Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevate Network, a global professional women’s network 
"I would not have known the process of how to transfer. I am not American, I don't know how American universities work so Kings really helped me on that."
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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