University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

UNC Chapel Hill Demographics & Diversity Report

College Factual's 2021 diversity analysis highlights the racial demographics, age range, gender ratios, and geographic origins of UNC Chapel Hill students.

UNC Chapel Hill Student Population

How Many Students Attend University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill?

UNC Chapel Hill total enrollment is approximately 29,877 students.

18,528 are undergraduates and 6,633 are graduate students.

UNC Chapel Hill Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time UNC Chapel Hill undergraduate population is made up of 60% women, and 40% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

UNC Chapel Hill Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 10,901
Asian 2,137
Hispanic 1,591
Black or African American 1,481
Multi-Ethnic 906
International 739
Unknown 680
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 10

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

UNC Chapel Hill Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 59% of full-time grad students are women, and 41% men.

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UNC Chapel Hill Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 4,038
International 662
Asian 530
Black or African American 467
Hispanic 408
Multi-Ethnic 312
Unknown 196
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2

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Above Average in Overall Diversity Nationwide

UNC Chapel Hill achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #588 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  588 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  83.29 out of 100
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A high overall ranking means this school is considered quite diverse among all factors: student race/ethnicity, age, gender, and location.

How Does UNC Chapel Hill Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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UNC Chapel Hill overall diversity is higher than the national average, although some aspects of their diversity may be stronger than others.

Above Average when it Comes to Racial/Ethnic Diversity

31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

UNC Chapel Hill is ranked 1,093 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  1093 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  71.18 out of 100
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Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from those with different ethnic and racial heritage, which is more likely to happen at a diverse school like this one.

UNC Chapel Hill Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 17,770
Asian 3,000
Black or African American 2,320
Hispanic 2,318
International 1,847
Multi-Ethnic 1,425
Unknown 1,062
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 19

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 9,173
Black or African American 1,532
Asian 1,055
Multi-Ethnic 128
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 6
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Average Male/Female Ratio

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UNC Chapel Hill ranks 1,586 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1586 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  58.17 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 17,497 female students and 12,380 male students at UNC Chapel Hill.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of UNC Chapel Hill is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  89.08 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 7,732 female teachers and 6,209 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

15.28% Out of State
1.66% Out of the Country

UNC Chapel Hill ranks 661 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

15.28% of UNC Chapel Hill students come from out of state, and 1.66% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  69 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 39 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
North Carolina 3,521
Florida 71
New York 65
Georgia 56
Virginia 46

International Students at UNC Chapel Hill

Students from 102 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and South Korea.

Learn more about international students at UNC Chapel Hill.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
56.10% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  78.17 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At UNC Chapel Hill, 56.10% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 8,425
18-19 8,356
25-29 4,533
22-24 3,946
30-34 2,079
35 and over 1,959
Under 18 0

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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