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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate17%

About UNC Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of the oldest public universities in the US. UNC Chapel Hill is known for its strong academics, groundbreaking research, and proactive students. 

UNC Chapel Hill has several highly regarded academic programs including public health, journalism and media, business, law, and psychology. Students can find additional academic opportunities through the honors programs which offer smaller classes, seminars, and independent research. All UNC Chapel Hill students are encouraged to participate in student research and other experiential learning opportunities. 

Overall, students at UNC Chapel Hill are engaged both academically and socially, and there is a strong sense of community on campus.The university has high student involvement in clubs, student government, community service, guest lecture attendance, and campus events. 

UNC Chapel Hill also has a strong athletic program and students are full of school spirit. The university competes at the NCAA Division I level as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference competing against rivals like Duke, University of Virginia, and Georgia Tech. The most competitive sports at UNC Chapel Hill include football, soccer, and baseball. 

Did You Know?

UNC Chapel Hill offers the oldest and most prestigious undergrad merit scholarships: The Morehead-Cain Scholarship. Candidates are evaluated based on academic history, leadership potential, moral character, and extracurricular involvement. 

What the CC Community is saying about UNC Chapel Hill

"It’s a large school with many different types of students. The school has a ton of clubs and activities where [students] can meet a smaller group of friends. [They] might also become friendly with folks in some of [their] classes or in [their] dorms.”

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, city university in the suburb of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. UNC Chapel Hill was founded in 1789. The university enrolls around 31,949 students a year, including 20,222 undergraduate students.

UNC Chapel Hill Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into UNC Chapel Hill. Around 17% of applicants get into UNC Chapel Hill each year. In 2022, 9,640 out of 57,221 total applicants were accepted.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 17%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 22%
Average GPA 4.0
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 22%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 15%

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is located in the town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, near Raleigh-Durham.

If you are interested in seeing UNC Chapel Hill for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40 to Chapel Hill, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Raleigh-Durham International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill are like without leaving home.

College Info

153A Country Club Road Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Campus Setting: Suburban

UNC Chapel Hill Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UNC Chapel Hill is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UNC Chapel Hill is Feb 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UNC Chapel Hill SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1350 - 1510


Math SAT Range

670 - 780


Reading SAT Range

670 - 750

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1510 and Above


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The median SAT score for UNC Chapel Hill students is 1416. Applicants with SAT scores of 1510 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UNC Chapel Hill, while applicants with SAT scores between 1350 to 1510 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1350 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UNC Chapel Hill.

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Wondering what life at UNC Chapel Hill is like? There are approximately 31,949 students enrolled at UNC Chapel Hill, including 20,222 undergraduate students and 11,727 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 86% percent are from NC and 14% percent of students are from other states.


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