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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC 4-Year Public

UNC Chapel Hill Student Life

UNC Chapel Hill is on a 729-acre campus in a suburban setting in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, not far from Raleigh-Durham. UNC Chapel Hill has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UNC Chapel Hill also has fraternities and sororities.

UNC Chapel Hill has a thriving Residence Hall Association. In fact, more students participate in 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).

The UNC Chapel Hill community comes together each year for Fall Fest, Late Night with Roy and Homecoming.

Does UNC Chapel Hill Offer Student Housing?

UNC Chapel Hill offers 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 2021, 23% of undergrads at UNC Chapel Hill lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 77% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UNC Chapel Hill. There are 9,682 spots available in on-campus housing for all 19,399 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,083 students chose to live in campus housing. 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.

UNC Chapel Hill Athletics

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 unversity, funding, and compention 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 Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Fencing NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Triathlon Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Field Hockey Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Sailing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Skiing (Downhill) Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Water Polo Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Lacrosse Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Crew Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Gymnastics Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Sand Volleyball Club Teams Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Volleyball Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Badminton Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Racquetball Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Table Tennis Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams

Safety at UNC Chapel Hill

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. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, UNC Chapel Hill has crime prevention initiatives, campus-wide emergency alert system, cell phone/GPS security options.

Plan a Visit to UNC Chapel Hill

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to UNC Chapel Hill, take Interstate 40 to Chapel Hill, NC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Raleigh-Durham International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in North Carolina you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UNC Chapel Hill's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

UNC Chapel Hill Students

60%

Women

40%

Men

95%

Full Time

5%

Part Time

87%

In State

13%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

57%

12%

9%

8%

5%

4%

3%

0.40%

0.05%

Undergraduate Students

19,399

Graduate Students

10,699

Non-Resident / International Students

844

UNC Chapel Hill Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

30,098

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

24%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,992

Out-of-State

$36,776

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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