University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Reviews
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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.
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!
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.
UNC is a great value school with a fantastic climate and lots of intramural and cultural activities. I'd highly recommend this school for anyone looking for a well rounded liberal arts education.
A great school with many opportunities, but no one will hold your hand. It is up to you to choose classes that are challenging, engage with professors, find opportunities on and off campus that will enrich your life and your resume. Great community feeling and school pride!
I was overwhelmed at first by the size, however I quickly fell in love with the campus/atmosphere and meeting someone new each day. Learning from professors and my classmates was a one of a kind experience.
I have mixed feelings about UNC - Chapel Hill. I had to transfer there for financial reasons, and because of that, I did not have the full Chapel Hill experience. So I felt like I missed out on a lot. This, along with the large size of the school, made me feel lonely during my time there. Also, I felt like they could do more for transfer students, since many transfer students I knew felt the same way. Regarding course load, it felt too large to handle at times, especially in my senior year, but if you find someone to help you out such as people in academic counseling, it becomes more doable. Regarding students, I felt that many people there were toxic individuals, yet that's more or less normal considering the large school size. Also, I felt that many of the students are stressed out due to the course load which could explain why many have toxic attitudes. Regarding professors and instructors, I will admit that some of them were condescending and probably crazy. Yet most of them knew how to communicate their material effectively, and some of them were very friendly and helpful.
It was an high-quality, affordable public education from a regionally competitive university. Beautiful campus and great location to go to school.
I loved the academic atmosphere. There are constant activities, and the campus is gorgeous. I only wish that there wasn't such a strong culture around the sports.
I absolutely loved Carolina! Unlimited recourses, great people, ambitious staff. Be ready to work hard and compete with the top of the top!