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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1789
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 17,124
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $1,687,838,091
Admissions Address

South Building, CB #9100
Chapel Hill, NC 27599



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Most Selective
Average high school GPA: 4.0
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Stephen Farmer
Admissions office telephone: (919) 966-3621
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 1
Decision sent by: January 31
Application fee: $70
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
http://www.admissions.unc.edu/ Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 4 4
Science 3 4
Lab 1 1
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 2 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 2 N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 15
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Important
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Very important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 34%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 44%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 24%
Total applicants: 19,728
Total acceptances: 6,737
Total freshman enrollment: 3,807
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 74%
Male applicants: 7,907
Male acceptances: 2,698
Male freshman enrollment: 1,525
Female applicants: 11,821
Female acceptances: 4,039
Female freshman enrollment: 2,282
Out-of-state freshmen: 15%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 2,200
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 1,000
Students enrolled from waiting list: 270

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 76%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 96%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 99%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 79%
Average high school GPA: 4.0
First-year students submitting GPA: 92%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 99%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 590 – 690
Math: 610 – 700
Combined: 1200 – 1390

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 22.3% 29.3%
600-699 50.4% 51.6%
500-599 23.3% 17.3%
400-499 3.6% 1.6%
300-399 0.4% 0.2%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 23%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 24 – 31
Math: 25 – 30
Composite: 25 – 30

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 29.8% 32.1% 30.0%
24-29 55.5% 45.5% 57.8%
18-23 13.3% 18.7% 10.5%
12-17 1.5% 3.3% 1.8%
6-11 0.0% 0.2% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%


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