University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Reviews

  • 204 Reviews
  • Chapel Hill (NC)
  • Annual Tuition: $35,170
95% of 204 students said this degree improved their career prospects
98% of 204 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Colin Amos
  • Reviewed: 12/26/2019
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"I had an incredibly positive experience at University of North Carolina. I was able to establish great connections, socially, academically and professionally. My relationships with my professors helped to steer me down a career path I did not know even existed and helped me to find my passion in urban design. The resources that UNC has to offer are incredibly helpful and the campus culture is something that I have not been able to"
Stuart Meyer
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2019
  • Degree: Speech Pathology
"The education that I received at UNC-CH has significantly impacted my professional skills. I was part of a training grant that emphasized working with children with disabilities under the age of five. I learned how to respect the families and their culture, involve the families in the development of their child through functional and natural activities as well as how to practically teach speech skills. I use the concepts I learned daily as I am a practicing speech therapist. I have worked in various settings in my 25+ years experience including home based therapy, preschool based and school based therapy. The education that I gained at UNC-CH prepared me for each setting. I highly recommended the graduate school at UNC-CH."
Samantha Sikora
  • Reviewed: 7/10/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a strong school with a large diversity of individuals. Personally, I felt overwhelmed with the size of the school, and I often felt overlooked or as if I was just another number there. However, if you can actively engage in clubs, events, opportunities with professors, etc. then you should excel here. I will say that classes here can be extremely difficult and daunting, but if you can focus and work hard, the pay off will be worth it. The reputation of this school means something to many employers, and there seems to be a respect for those that got through the school. You can also make a lot of connections which will greatly help in job searching after school."
Andrea Barnes
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2019
  • Degree: Public Policy
"The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provided me with the opportunity to be a well-rounded and well-informed student and professional. Because it is a large university, UNC gives each student with the access to the resources one would need to excel in a professional environment. The number of networking events, mentors, research opportunities, scholarships to study abroad, and academic resources are unbelievable. You also get access to an unbelievable student experience. With hundreds of clubs and organizations and an overload of on-campus events, there is never a shortage of ways to get involved. The university also strives to help students connect with the surrounding and extended community. If you are looking to get involved in a specific career or just simply want to me at an alumnus in an area, the career services will connect you easily with a simplicity of a click."
Linzie Gray
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2019
"From the moment I arrived on UNC Chapel Hill's campus, I knew I was home. I absolutely loved everything about my experience at Carolina. To begin, the campus is gorgeous! I have never seen a prettier college campus. The grass is perfectly green and during the spring, the flowers throughout the campus are stunning. The Quad is the place to be during lunch time and many days, it felt as if the entire student body was gathered in the quad just to hang out and socialize with one another as we filtered in and out of the dining hall and library. I developed my closest friendships at Carolina. I was a Sociology and African American Studies double major. I loved both programs and the wide range of classes I was able to take. For the first time in my education, I had the opportunity to choose classes that focused on specific topics that I was genuinely yearning to learn about. My professors were amazing educators. Truly! I am pretty sure I went to office hours for nearly every professor I had and my eagerness to learn and understand was always met with equal enthusiasm from my professors. I graduated knowing that I had attained a breadth of knowledge that would directly impact my career. And so far, that has continued to be the case throughout my career.If you're choosing between Duke and Carolina... Don't be silly! It's ALWAYS a great day to be a Tar Heel!! I was admitted to both Duke and Carolina. The summer before school started, I had the opportunity to spend a weekend on Duke's campus with many other incoming Duke freshman. That weekend solidified for me that Carolina was where I wanted to be. This is not meant to be a slight to Duke (because thats just not the Carolina way haha), but rather my attempt to highlight the unmatched warmth of Carolinas campus. When I visited UNCs campus, it was that kind, open-armed warmth that let me know Carolina was the place for me. When all of the students lock arms to shout-sing our alma mater Hark the Sound, there is a certain magic about it that echoes the legacy of the university. If you have the opportunity to attend UNC Chapel Hill and experience the magic do it."
Wallace Driggers
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"Despite UNC having had its fair share of scandals over the years, I enjoyed my time spent in attendance. As a psychology major with a minor in social and economic justice, my coursework mainly focused on matters of mental health, activism, and social reform. For me, it was the perfect choice. My program allowed me to explore a breadth of current topics while conducting research regarding my personal interests. I would recommend UNC to anyone considering spending their next four years at the nations first public university."
Nathan Robinett
  • Reviewed: 6/7/2019
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"There is not enough words to describe my experience at UNC-CH. I have absolutely no complaints. The academics are top in the nation but what I really enjoyed was the people and networks I met and established. the great aspect about attending UNC-CH is the people you are exposed to. I made a lot of connections at school there that I do not know if I would be where I am today without that experience. For example, as a sports-minded student I was able to meet Coach Roy Williams, the athletic director, and many great athletes. I was also able to intern under an Associate Athletic Director, the Track team's Director of Operations, and one of the Assistant track coaches. These opportunities would have never been available to me without UNC-CH."
Unique Shakoor
  • Reviewed: 6/5/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"I am happy that I chose to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It was a great undergraduate experience. Great academics, great sports, great weather (compared to where I am from). If I could do it all over again, I would not change a thing."
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  • Reviewed: 6/4/2019
  • Degree: Public Policy
"UNC is a great school with great sport spirit. The campus is extremely beautiful and safe. However, most of the financial aid from the school is state based . Many of the scholarships if you are not eligible for FAFSA then you are generally not eligible for anything else, even if you are on the top 5% of your class."
Chuck
  • Reviewed: 5/27/2019
  • Degree: English
"On the whole, I can only say good things! Truly loved my time here. So many special memories. I would love to do it again! Try to stay focused, and figure out what you really love early-on because the four years you get to spend at UNC will fly right by!"
David Shin
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"UNC-Chapel Hill was a college that I got accepted into and attended because all of my North Carolinian high school friends did as well. What I had failed to notice while attending was the beauty of it all. The campus is by far the prettiest I have seen, and I have been to many other campuses since my time there. The student body is large, you may need to try not to get lost in it initially, but once you join a club or find yourself a class to really appreciate, your time there will fly. The prestige itself of being an alumni is very high, which was unknown to me until I graduated. I would highly recommend everyone to go here."
Lizzie Cotton
  • Reviewed: 4/21/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"While incredibly difficult on my mind, body, and spirit, the accelerated nursing degree at the University of North Carolina was one of the best experiences I have had as an adult learner. For a majority of the program, I was respected, listened to, and appreciated. I learned so much about myself and my own capabilities, and was supported by my peers and especially a few select professors that I hold dear to my heart. Challenging, but worth it."
C Hops
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2019
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"Great school, you are always able to ask for help. Introductory science classes can be large, but once you start specializing in whatever your degree is, you will be so happy! Advising can be really helpful if you go in with specific questions. One thing UNC can do better is with career assistance - be prepared to do your own research before going in for help with preparing for interviews."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2019
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"UNC-CH provided me with many academic and extra-curricular pursuits to better determine my career interests. As an exercise and sport science degree I feel that it would be more beneficial to have a concentration. The general track is not nearly as hands-on as fitness professional where you are able to actively apply in a real world setting what you are learning in lecture in a classroom. I felt that much of the knowledge that I gained about the human body and musculature in conjunction with movement science would have been enhanced with an internship or lab requirement."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2019
  • Degree: Social Work
"When I found out I was accepted into one of the top Social Work schools in the nation, I was beyond excited. Based on their reputation I expected to be in an inclusive, diverse learning environment, that was open to different perspectives and experiences. I couldn't have been more wrong. The majority of students are white, female, cisgender students from white collar backgrounds that came straight out of undergrad, typically from UNC. Students are not encouraged to have different ideas or perspectives, only views that coincide with the unrealistic ideals of the white collar professors, most of who have never experienced any type of adversity and do not know how to work with those who have. Any challenges are met with placation and the Dean is notorious for brushing issues under the rug. When counseling future social workers, I strongly encourage them to seek other opportunities."
Jeffrey butscher
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2019
  • Degree: Mathematics
"I was an honor graduate in high school with an almost 4.0 GPA. There were a variety of schools I could have applied to, but I chose The Univesity of North Carolina because of its rich history and academic standing. Not only is it a fantastic and highly ranked academic institution, but it combines academia with a rich social and sports environment. This gives the undergraduate student a well-rounded education. They also have prestigious graduate programs, should you decide to move on with a masters or doctorate program. In my case, I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. With that degree, I was offered multiple jobs prior to graduating. I ultimately accepted an offer from Coopers & Lybrand, now Price Waterhouse Coopers, as an actuarial mathematician."
Jenna Sawafta
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was an excellent place to obtain an undergraduate degree. Not only was I able to take classes taught by some of the world's leading experts in various fields like economics, linguistics, biology, and religious studies, I was also able to interact with diverse and ambitious peers. Any given day at UNC you will be meet driven, unique, passionate young people who help to create a culture where students are supporting one another rather than tearing each other down. Furthermore, I felt immense support by most of the faculty I interacted with throughout my four years at UNC. Almost all of my professors encouraged students to come to office hours, and when I did I felt that I got supportive and effective feedback that allowed me to become a better engage with the material at hand. Furthermore, the financial aid office and academic advisors were always helpful whenever I sought advice on helping to pay for school and exploring various majors. I would highly recommend UNC to any student pursuing a career in anything from humanities to STEM or a combination of both, such as myself. I truly feel UNC is a wonderful place for students to flourish, be challenged academically and socially, and be exposed to many different disciplines that can help inform their future career paths."
Simon
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"I enjoyed my time at UNC Chapel Hill. The biology track is a rigorous program but if you are willing to put in the work will pay off in the long run. The community you form at UNC is long lasting and you have the opportunity to meet students from all over the country and the world."
Dana Vandervelde
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an excellent culture and academic focus. The school provides many resources for students to do well, from the Wellness center, peer tutoring, student organizations, and faculty mentorship. I always felt supported while pursuing my degree! As a low income student, the Carolina Covenant program helped me to graduate debt free through work study, grants, and scholarships. Without this program, I would have been in major debt with no familial financial support."
Ikerighi David
  • Reviewed: 7/31/2018
  • Degree: History
"Chapel Hill is an amazing school. At Chapel Hill I had excellent professors who taught me how to ask questions and find answers for myself. The university is one of the best public schools in the nation and it is top notch all across the board, including the sciences and humanities. Tuition is also relatively affordable when compared to similarly ranked schools, while the school offers full financial aid through Carolina Covenant for impoverished students."