College Freshman 2013-12-09T20:21:42Z
Health & Safety:
Too much alcohol, too many drugs, too many sexual assault and date rape cases. And problems with the Sexual Assault review board. There is a Federal Case pending against UNC regarding improper handling of sexual assault reports. See - Know Your Title IX for more information.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T20:18:45Z
Greek Life is a horrible atrocity. At all schools, but at UNC, specifically. Lots of alcohol, not particularly high academic requirements (I think above 2.0 GPA is "fine," as far as the Greeks are concerned - Hesiod is turning in his grave). One death last year, which no one is talking about. Lots of rich boys with rich parents are hiding behind lawyers and refusing to discuss what is, at least, a tragedy, and what is more probably a man-slaughter or homocide. Greek life degrades the quality of the education at UNC and the local community, as well.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T20:14:31Z
There are a lot of student organizations that focus on international students, various political organizations, and an LGBTQ/Straight Alliance organization.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T20:10:54Z
I had no problems getting into the program. My HS GPA was decent, but not great, and my SAT scores were excellent.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T20:10:54Z
I haven't had an internship. I am a part-time employee at a bookstore off campus. The internships that are available seem pretty cool. A lot of work in local non-profit organizations.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T20:07:07Z
I don't think the policies are that different from other schools. There is almost no enforcement, though, so it seems very lenient.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T20:05:39Z
There is little to no enforcement of On-Campus drug use. There is certainly no enforcement around alcohol.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T20:03:38Z
Guys & Girls:
Boys at UNC can basically be broken into four categories: Liberal Arts, Athletes, Greek Life and Hard Science. The Liberal Arts boys tend to be slackers and this is reflected in their grades and habits - a lot of Cs and Ds, a lot of pot-smoking, a LOT of drinking. Athletes tend to keep to themselves - their class work tends to be terrible and they spend most of their time practicing. There have been some drug related scandals. Greek Life... Oh, where to begin? There are some sexual abuse scandals. One death, last year, that remains unsolved and his fraternity brothers are keeping silent and "lawyering up." Lots of drinking. The Hard Science students tend to keep to themselves because they are studying.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T19:56:45Z
There are plenty of computers available on campus. Much of the work is submitted online. Printing is easy on campus and not very expensive. The campus wireless network works in most classrooms and all the libraries.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T19:54:16Z
Our busses are hybrid electric and free in town. It costs $2 to get to Durham.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T19:53:22Z
Athletics should not be a part of Academic life. There have been several cheating scandals at our school. Grades have been altered or faked. These things degrade the overall education and the classroom experience. Sports are for the public, not for University. University should be about education and "games" have no place there.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T19:50:24Z
If you want to live with too many room mates, it is easy to find a place. Prices are somewhat high, as space is limited.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T19:49:04Z
For the most part, the area is temperate. Summer certainly gets hot and humid, but not much more than anywhere else on the East Coast. It is about 5 degrees warmer than New York and 5 degrees cooler than Atlanta.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T19:47:54Z
Spots are not always easy to get. Everybody has a car and nobody in this town carpools.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T19:46:17Z
Chapel Hill is a small college town and most of the great events and activities are UNC related. However, there is a vibrant local cultural scene in the area. Durham and Raleigh are both larger cities, about twenty minutes away - forty five to an hour by public transportation. There are great movie theaters in Chapel Hill (The Chelsea) and Durham (The Carolina). Good national bands come through the area - the Cat's Cradle, The Haw River Ballroom, and the Durham Performing Arts Center, all host excellent performers. And the American Dance Federation is in Durham.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T19:10:59Z
There are tons of Greek options at UNC. While joking greek isn't necisarry (I am not a part of it), it is very prevalent. There are fraternities and soririties for most any type of person. Throughout the years fraternity life at UNC has had some ups and downs in the media, but they remain a huge part of the history and alumni at the school. They seem pretty fun and usually charitable but some are known to be overwhelming with partying. It's all about balance. Also, girls can still enjoy fraternity parties if they are non-greek, guys have a slightly tougher time. Since they make up a huge part of the social scene it's definitely something to consider, especially as a guy in my opinion.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T19:05:59Z
My major is great. It has many opportunities to help me reach my career goals of medical school. I hope to do some more undergrad research and internships in the coming years.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T19:05:59Z
Many internships and work study are available for any type of major.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T19:04:20Z
Any school you go to there will be some drug use, at Carolina; however, most students are focused on academics and having fun just drinking on weekends, so the drug use is pretty limited and those who do partake do it in a private sphere. However, while underage drinking is available at parties they are typically less and less "open house style" as the year goes on, which makes things more fun and controlled. There are definitely opportunities for fun and partying thur- sat at UNC (teusdays too), but there are many (if not more) non drinking options as well. Students are dedicated to studies. Work hard, play hard and classy is a good way to describe UNC's drinking and drug scene. alsi, police keep things safe but are very relaxed as long as parties are fairly safe and things are kept on lawns/ inside (don't walk around belligerently with open containers).
College Freshman 2013-12-09T18:56:22Z
As such an old and established school there are many scholarships available from research grants, to free laptops, to academic and athletic full rides (including the prestigious Morehead-Caine)
College Freshman 2013-12-09T18:54:46Z
North Carolina weather is pretty moderate. Chapel hill has a beautifully colorful fall, manageably cold but pretty winter (check out the Christmas lights on the historic fraternity court homes), warm and long spring, and a fun, bustling summer.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T18:52:14Z
Everything about UNC is amazing. The students, diversity, school pride, dining, student organizations, alumni support, NCAA varsity sports, community outreach, intramurals, facilities, campus beauty, history, prestige, academics, and general "Carolina way" all combine to make up one of the greatest places on earth. Everyone here seems truly glad to be a tar-heel!!!
College Freshman 2013-12-09T18:48:45Z
There is a really good bus system that will take you most anywhere for free and the few places too are extremely affordable. Also, withi campus you can walk anywhere and that is what most students do, it's a beautiful campus. My favorite transportation feature is the P2P (place to place) that runs at each stop every fifteen minutes and will take you anywhere from 7pm-3am (after 3 you must call for p2p services).
College Freshman 2013-12-09T18:45:22Z
Unc has a plethora of restaurants. From places to go on a pre-cocktail date, to many affordable places to grub. Also, almost every variety of cuisine is represented from American classic, pub, Mediterranean, Korean, fat food, Italian, and many more.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T18:42:25Z
Science majors are very difficult at UNC. However, I love my program. There is tons of labs, undergrad research, and being a liberal arts school, unique opportunities to explore other fields in addition to / in conjunction with biology. There are numerous labs, offices, lecture halls, libraries, and the unc hospital all acting as resources for my major.
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