University of North CarolinaChapel Hill is a public institution that was started in 1789. It has a undergraduate enrollment of 19,355, its environment is suburban, and the campus size is 729 acres. It uses a semester-based academic year. Its in-state tuition/fees are $9,021; out-of-state tuition/fees are $36,200
The University of North CarolinaChapel Hill, often referred to as UNC, offers a diverse array of student activities. Popular student organizations include The Daily Tarheel, UNCs student newspaper, and WXYC, the student-run radio station. Nearly 20 percent of learners are members of Greek life. Chapel Hill, which surrounds UNC, is often considered one of the best college towns in the country, offering music, restaurants and shopping. Almost half of all undergraduates live on campus in one of the residence halls or apartment complexes. The North Carolina Tar Heels are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference and are known for their mens basketball team, which maintains a storied rivalry with nearby institution Duke University and is one of the most successful programs in college basketball. Former players include Michael Jordan and Vince Carter.
UNC is separated into a number of schools and colleges, the largest of which is the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences. Graduate programs include the highly ranked KenanFlagler Business School, School of Education, School of Law, School of Medicine, Gillings School of Global Public Health, School of Social Work, Eshelman School of Pharmacy and School of Government. At least 82 percent of each freshmen class must be from North Carolina, as dictated by state law. Actor and former professional basketball player Rick Fox, the 11th president of the United States James K. Polk, and former U.S. Senator John Edwards all earned degrees from UNC.