UNC Chapel Hill is on a 729-acre campus in the suburban setting of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, not far from Raleigh-Durham.
UNC Chapel Hill has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? UNC Chapel Hill has fraternities and sororities.
UNC Chapel Hill has the Residence Hall Association. In fact, more students participate in the Residence Hall Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at UNC Chapel Hill include Carolina Fever, Campus Y, UNC-CH Habitat for Humanity and Carolina for the Kids Foundation (Dance Marathon).
UNC Chapel Hill students' favorite campus traditions are Fall Fest, Late Night with Roy and Homecoming.
This table offers information on housing at UNC Chapel Hill.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||46%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||9,409|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||8,473|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||54%|
UNC Chapel Hill offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most UNC Chapel Hill students live off campus. In 2022, 46% of undergrads at UNC Chapel Hill lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 54% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UNC Chapel Hill. There are 9,409 spots available in on-campus housing for all 19,897 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 8,473 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 80% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
UNC Chapel Hill offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At UNC Chapel Hill there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UNC Chapel Hill:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Fencing||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Crew||Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Triathlon||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Badminton||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Racquetball||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Sailing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Sand Volleyball||Club Teams||Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Skiing (Downhill)||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Table Tennis||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Water Polo||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UNC Chapel Hill campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
UNC Chapel Hill offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Additionally, UNC Chapel Hill has crime prevention initiatives, campus-wide emergency alert system, cell phone/GPS security options.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UNC Chapel Hill, take Interstate 40 to Chapel Hill, NC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Raleigh-Durham International airport.
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