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

Moriah Johnson
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"Succeeding at UNC was a challenge for me. Like many UNC Students, I double majored. This fact shaped my experience into an academic whirlwind of success and failure. Because of this I experienced two different UNCs: one a competitive, weeding out, over stuffed science program and the other a smaller, intellectually stimulating, relational program. A lot of people complain about general education requirements, but the truth is if I wasn't required to take a philosophy course, I never would have and I would have missed out on something that I truly love. The philosophy department at UNC is of the highest caliber. We have access to the renowned Parr Center for Ethics, which enhances the philosophical experience. Further, My philosophy professors were engaging, interesting and interested in their students. I was able to grow as a thinker, expand the philosophical context that my world had previously existed in and meet and collaborate with other brilliant thinkers. I fell in love. Contrastingly, I never felt welcome in the biology department. Perhaps, that is my fault because I really shouldn't have majored in Biology. I felt liked a drowned in all the tests, in the competition and in the lack of mentorship. This is NOT everyone's experience. UNC is a wonderful school. If anything, my experience should tell you the importance of taking advantage of generals education requirements and the importance of seeking advice when determining your major. UNC's liberal arts program allowed me to explore a world of philosophy that I did not know existed and in the process I found something I loved. I thought that learning had to be hard, but the truth is if you seek out that subject matter that excites you, learning is easy and wonderful."
Caroline Martin
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2017
  • Degree: Management
"UNC Chapel Hill is a phenomenal university. It has provided me opportunities to succeed outside of my major and has even allowed me to continue working at the University. I am now going to pursue the online masters degree, which I am thoroughly excited about. It will allow me to continue working and receiving the education I need to pursue my career goal of becoming a Certified Public Accountant. It is a tough road, but certainly a great achievement to have a degree from the first University in the United States."
Banshion Lazarus Simmons
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2017
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"I loved my experience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I had one of the most unusual paths to graduation; but after all was said and done--it was well worth it. More than anything, I grew as a person and as an adult. While that seems to be a cop-out, as an actor, it is what I needed most. Other degree programs offer how to code perfectly or flawless business acumen. The UNCCH program at the CDA gave me a small and needed taste of real world situations related to everything theater. It instilled the strength to get over rejection, and I learned how to mine the depths of experience to connect with characters. I learned what exactly constitutes for professionalism on and around the stage and why it is just as important as trying to be a great actor. I made friends that I will have for a lifetime. My only regret from this university is that I did not try harder; I can only imagine what I could have learned and experienced if I pushed myself even more."
Quentin Reynolds
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"UNC School of Medicine is one of the top medical schools of the country. They idolize diversity in their candidates and their candidates' backgrounds and produce fantastic clinicians. Their curriculum is rigorous and well respected around the country and is at the forefront in revitalizing medical education."
The architect
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"UNC at Chapel Hill was one of the most life changing places of my life. It offered an amazing atmosphere filled with successful people, specially in the athletic department. As an athlete I believe that I was given the absolute best preparation in order to be successful in my sport."
Alex Medlin
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2017
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"I am currently a senior at UNC Chapel Hill, where I am completing my degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a minor in Neuroscience. Just to provide a background of my perspective as a student, I am going to be attending a DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) Program beginning in the summer of 2017. The requirements for this graduate level program have given me the opportunity to delve into many fields of study and coursework here at UNC. Now that a background has been established and my perspective stems from the pursuit of a career in the allied health field, my review of my college experience and degree can be well understood. To begin, my degree in exercise and sports science touches on a variety of aspects within the field of athletics and rehabilitation. Many of the classes that were required for my major included but were not limited to anatomy and physiology, emergency care, biomechanics, neuromuscular control, strength training theory, sports management, and research in exercise science. The culmination of all of these classes created a great foundation of knowledge that has readily prepared me to continue my education in physical therapy. Additionally, if physical therapy was not what I would be pursuing this major would have prepared me for other careers related to sport, fitness or emergency care. Such pathways include being an EMT, personal trainer, sport manager, or athletic trainer. This major was great due to the fact that a student had a variety of careers to pursue after graduation. Also, I loved how this major in particular was always based around practical information that could be easily transposed to real world situations. What I mean by this is that many of the faculty were or are clinician or trainers out in the world and have first hand experience on what information is truly relevant and up to date. While in lectures professors would always apply the information directly to clinical examples that were common. Continuing on with the practicality of this major, many of the classes allow students to get various certifications that are required by a variety of career paths. This includes a CPR/AED certification as well as a personal trainer certification through NASM. These just name a couple but through these classes you were able to get these certifications for an extremely discounted rate and that also allowed students to start their occupation immediately after graduation. Other courses that I have been required to take through my minor or just to fill prerequisites for my graduate program include, biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and statistics. Knowledgeable individuals within their respective fields taught these classes where they were able to apply the subject material to a vast array of areas. Again, this allowed me to see how these courses could be used in a variety of practical settings within my career path. I believe that one of the best opportunities that has readily prepared me for my graduate program and future career in physical therapy was a cadaver lab that was offer to undergraduate seniors within my major. This allowed me to grasp anatomical structures and their relation to others first hand rather than just seeing these structures on slides in a lecture room. I have spoken with many other friends who attend other colleges within the state of North Carolina and none of them have many of these opportunities, like attaining certifications or access to a full cadaver for dissection. Overall, I believe my major of exercise and sport science at UNC along with the variety of other courses that I have taken have greatly developed my knowledge of my career pursuit of physical therapy. I have noticed the importance of professors emphasizing practicality in everything that they teach. I found this to be very motivating due to the fact that I could see myself using this knowledge from the classroom and applying it to real life scenarios. This help me maintain a motivation as a student and to always strive for the very best in my coursework throughout my undergraduate career."
Catherine Wilsnack
  • Reviewed: 2/4/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"UNC Chapel Hill was ranked #1 among 100 public schools for most affordable, high quality education by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine. UNC Chapel Hill provides a strong, diverse community in which students thrive in both academically and personally. The opportunities to get involved are endless and the professors whom teach rigorous courses are known world-wide for their academic credibility. Without UNC Chapel Hill, I wouldn't be the person who I am today."
Monique Baugus
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2017
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"Faculty and staff are amazing. They go above and beyond to make it an enjoyable experience while being a very rigorous program. I wouldn't want to learn anywhere else. They are part of my future and I look forward to the rest of my experience here."
Saba Akbar
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Informatics
"University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides an excellent platform for students coming from all walks of life. Both undergraduate and graduate programs are so diverse that you could find your area of interest very easily. In addition to academic programs, different societies and departments here help you balance your personal and academic lives and settle down peacefully in this beautiful place. Most importantly, I found the graduate grading criteria very unique and effective."
Abigail Parlier
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Conflict Resolution
"It actively prepared me to think critically about the world and how I engage with it. By learning about military history, the structure and function of global organizations, and the purpose of human rights enforcement, I plan to use this degree to prepare for a career in development and humanitarianism within the United Nations."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"UNC Chapel Hill was a rigorous academic college for a Masters Program while working for a stipend on campus, leaving little time for social activities outside of the program. However, both the knowledge and skills I received were outstanding, and the rigor prepared me mentally to work hard in future job settings."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Very useful for education and personal growth. Great place to build lifelong relationships."
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"It was tough and I met some great classmates. I got to experience different cultures and travel abroad. What made it difficult is that some in my class lacked integrity."
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"It was a great town to live in with quality classes."
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"It was a great experience. The professors were involved and passionate about both teaching and research."
Sivan Levine
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"Amazing campus, driven and intelligent students, brilliant faculty members. There are so many organizations to choose from and if there isn't something you like, you can create your own. Standards are high, but so many resources are available to you. It is a liberal arts school, so you get the opportunity to take a wide range of classes in subjects you may not get to otherwise. Sports are huge and it's an amazing environment if that is something you enjoy. I highly recommend it. I had so much fun, but you definitely need to work hard."
Rachel Babler
  • Reviewed: 11/13/2016
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"My time at UNC Chapel Hill was extremely stimulating and overall rewarding. As a post grad I feel both prepared and excited for what I can achieve in my career as a graduate from UNC Chapel Hill. Overall, having this degree has opened many doors from me and set me apart from other applicants."
  • Reviewed: 10/17/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"UNC is an amazing place to receive your undergrad education. With it's balance of rigorous coursework, lots of extracurricular activities, and a strong emphasis on social justice, it's an extremely enriching experience - both academically and personally."
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2016
  • Degree: Philosophy
"I love UNC! The one word that describes everyone there --no matter their major-- is "passion." Tarheels are passionate about everything that they do, and the school provides an environment for us to development that passion and put it into action. Another thing I love about UNC is that they excel in so many programs. Even if you're not quite sure what you want to major in, UNC has events and services to help you decide. Go Tarheels!"
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Chemistry
"I learned a lot and got to do a lot of very interesting research. There are so many resources, nice facilities, lots of state-of-the-art scientific instruments, people open to collaboration. Your experience as a grad student in a science depends mostly on your advisor and your lab group. Some advisors (including my own) are extremely demanding and unreasonable and have zero management/leadership skills. They can be a nightmare to work for, and a lot of students find it difficult to cope; it is like this at any top university though."