University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 29,468
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 13:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 8,805 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

27%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 34,889 applications and only 9,400 students were granted admission. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is at the #25 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 53% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 49% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1210 to 1420
ACT28 to 33

Application Fee

$80
Undergrad students
$85
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $31,963 and in-state students paid $6,881.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$10,077
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$6,881
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$31,963
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 64% of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 21% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,411 (which is 0.5% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016-2017, was 1,147, which is 28% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,498 (which is 3.7% above the national average.)

$4,411
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,498
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
64%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has enrolled a total of 29,468 students (25,084 students full-time and 4,384 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 29,468 students, 815 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 43% men and 57% women and 18,522 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 10,946 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,132 students for distance studies.

29,468
Total Enrollment
815
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 61%

Asian: 9%

Black/African American: 8%

Hispanic: 7%

Non-resident alien: 5%

Two or more races: 5%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 12% 1,044 1039
Social Sciences 10% 890
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 10% 866 0
Legal Professions And Studies 8% 698
Education 7% 616
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 3% 291
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 3% 276 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 262
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 3% 254
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 193

Graduation & Dropout Rates

91%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

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Still enrolled
6%
Dropout rate
3%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$39,700
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduates 6 years after enrollment is $39,700. Last year, out of the total 2,836 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,637 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,628 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 3,265 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $39,700 $54,100
Employment Rate 93% 90%
Total Graduates 2,836 3,628

Campus Location

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