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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was awarded 227 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UNC Chapel Hill as #60 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 56 colleges in North Carolina, UNC Chapel Hill is ranked at #4.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UNC Chapel Hill?

Acceptance Rate

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a very low acceptance rate of 24%, making it one of the most selective out of all the colleges and universities in the nation. It's probably a good idea to apply to other schools in addition to UNC Chapel Hill just in case you don't make the cut.

Average Test Scores

About 39% of students accepted to UNC Chapel Hill submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 640 and 720. Math scores were between 630 and 740.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  ( 640 to 720 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  ( 630 to 740 )
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UNC Chapel Hill received ACT scores from 64% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 28 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  ( 28 to 33 )
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is 77%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  77 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a freshmen retention rate of 96%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  96 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at UNC Chapel Hill for first-time, full-time students is 81%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  81 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at UNC Chapel Hill

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 19,117 undergraduates at UNC Chapel Hill with 18,526 being full-time and 591 being part-time.

UNC Chapel Hill Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for UNC Chapel Hill is 83.29 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  83.29 out of 100
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How Much Does University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Cost?

The overall average net price of UNC Chapel Hill is $13,918. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UNC Chapel Hill

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$4,159 $6,302 $11,501 $18,855 $24,193

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UNC Chapel Hill, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UNC Chapel Hill, approximately 28% of students took out student loans averaging $6,478 a year. That adds up to $25,912 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNC Chapel Hill is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UNC Chapel Hill Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UNC Chapel Hill make around $55,600 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future UNC Chapel Hill graduates since it is 40% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public institution situated in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The location of UNC Chapel Hill is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Contact details for UNC Chapel Hill are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 103 South Bldg Cb 9100, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 919-962-2211
Website: www.unc.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uncchapelhill
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 84 majors graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Of these students, 6,076 received undergraduate degrees and 3,582 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 577 $33,900
General Biology 563 $30,700
General Psychology 441 $28,100
Political Science & Government 424 $35,800
Economics 386 $50,000
Business Administration & Management 353 $71,800
Health & Physical Education 324 $26,300
Computer Science 297 $71,000
Area Studies 246 $31,400
Public Policy 173 $38,500

Learn more about the majors offered at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UNC Chapel Hill

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 4,411 students took at least one online class at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This is an increase from the 4,348 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,411 1,310
2016-2017 4,348 1,420
2015-2016 4,005 1,132
2014-2015 3,593 1,247
2013-2014 3,159 1,250

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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