College Sophomore 2013-02-08T23:25:42Z
First of all, it is a must to fill out the annual FAFSA and CSS Profile. The aid that I received was in the form of loans only, no grants. I guess that is better than nothing, but grants, which do not need to be paid back, would have been better. If you get any outside scholarships, you need to track them carefully to make sure that they are being posted properly.
College Sophomore 2013-02-08T23:18:12Z
Guys & Girls:
There is always something to do and people to meet at UNC Chapel Hill. Activities range from sporting events, theater and music performances, special guest speakers, religious groups and much more. If you have a particular like, you will find others with the same interests. Attire on campus is flexible. Many were the traditional UNC gear, but clothing ranges from casual to a little bit out there. Everyone is very accepting so there is no need to be concerned about how you look, how you dress, or what you like to do. There will always be someone to hang with.
College Sophomore 2013-02-08T23:13:18Z
Public transportation is great, There are many bus routes which are easily learned. Also, the city of Chapel Hill lists all the routes with maps on their website. There are routes that get you around campus and routes that can take you to the various area malls. There is also a point to point shuttle that functions after bus service has stopped.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-05T19:18:01Z
There is a great variety of dining halls and restaurants on or around campus.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-05T19:14:26Z
I didn't some financial aid once my sister entered college. Before that, not really much money as an out-of-state student.
College Sophomore 2013-02-05T00:15:34Z
Being in the south, the weather is always pretty mild. Summer is amazing and the winters don't get too cold, but it snows enough days to still make it okay.
College Sophomore 2013-02-05T00:09:53Z
Varsity athletics are a huge part of UNC, and we're a huge basketball school. We usually have a pretty good team and everyone's into it.
College Sophomore 2013-02-05T00:08:37Z
I don't eat much in the dining halls because I'm a vegetarian. There's definitely veggie-friendly options but the meal plans/cost to eat there is too high for what you get. I've heard they have really cool theme meals though, and they focus on local foods! There's also tons of alternatives to dining hall food too.
College Sophomore 2013-02-05T00:06:53Z
Franklin Street is definitely the center of attractions for UNC. It's nice to go for dinner or just to hang out, with a movie theater to catch something that came out earlier in the year (not recent shows). There's always some sport event going on to see or other things to do if that's not the most interesting.
College Senior 2013-02-02T14:14:24Z
For being a small college-town, UNC has some of the best off-campus dining options in the Triangle Area. UNC has everything ranging from American food to Mexican, Indian, Turkish and Italian. There are also many local hot-spots for "Southern" cuisine that can't be missed!
College Senior 2013-02-02T14:11:07Z
While the majority of students are from North Carolina, there is a substantial interest for diversity among our student population. UNC students are very open-minded about different cultures and ideas, despite the fact that our international presence is actually relatively small.
College Sophomore 2013-01-30T21:56:12Z
Two dining halls, lots of variety, fresh food, special days menus, value is ok, a variety of places to use the flex dollars
College Sophomore 2013-01-30T21:50:16Z
Coming from a small community I liked that most of the freshmen stayed in the south campus dorms. There are tons of things to do, clubs, greek life, intramural sports. The libraries are open late, and the food is pretty good and a good selection. For the dorm size I feel that it is a bit overpriced, and could be kept warmer in the winter, but overall pretty satisfied.
College Sophomore 2013-01-28T17:08:35Z
There is plenty of financial aid available but it seems as though it is apportioned haphazardly. Many students I know who have full scholarships (robertson or rhodes) are not of high character and simply put together great apps. Good luck.
College Sophomore 2013-01-28T16:53:06Z
Chapel Hill is the quintessential college town. Great weather, happy people, lots of fitness, small cozy shops and plenty of off campus dining options. This town revolves around the students and the locals love the University.
College Sophomore 2013-01-27T23:39:56Z
Dining at UNC is great, even if it is kind of repetitive. If you find something you love, make sure you mix it up a little bit if only so you don't get tired of it. And when you do there are tons of options to use your flex dollars in such as Chick-fil-a, Subway, 24-hour Wendy's, and other sorts of Asian and Mediterranean places. When you've got spare cash, there are lots of places on Franklin Street that deliever, like Jimmy Johns and Dominos. There are also eat-in restaurants offering everything from pitas to hibachi.
College Sophomore 2013-01-27T23:33:02Z
Weather at UNC is great most of the time. Usually ranging from 30's to 80's for most of the school year. However, walking is the common mode of transportation and on days when it's snowing and icy or sweltering, it's a pain to get to classes and out and about.
College Sophomore 2013-01-27T23:30:29Z
Life at Carolina revolves around football and basketball. In the fall, generations of Carolina alumni and their families tailgate all around campus to create a really great, family friendly atmosphere. March Madness gets everybody in the mood for school spirit and there isn't anything most student wouldn't do for basketball tickets. Luckily tickets are free for all Varsity sports, but students are put in a lottery to win tickets to big games. Other varsity sports don't get as much attention, but they are definitely still a big deal.
College Sophomore 2013-01-27T23:26:53Z
Chapel Hill is a great college town and if you can't find something fun to do on Franklin Street or in the area, it's only a 15 minute drive to Durham or Raleigh for other restaurants and music venues.
College Sophomore 2013-01-27T21:17:37Z
There are some really nice dorms and then there are some crappy dorms. Hinton James (aka Hojo) is known as the worst dorm on campus that a lot of freshmen get placed in. It is supposed to be remodeled this summer so it might look nicer. Koury, Horton, Harding, and Craige North have really nice and big rooms compared to Hojo, Ehrinhaus, and Craige which are a lot smaller. You definitely want to live on South campus as a freshman. That's where everyone seems to be and it's a lot more social. The down side is how far away it is from North Campus and all your classes, but the walk is worth it.
College Senior 2013-01-26T16:38:13Z
They police force I barely see around UNC. I see them enough to know that they could easily respond to situations but not enough to feel like they are breathing down your back.
College Senior 2013-01-26T16:36:35Z
There is a plethora of housing options right around UNC but they general all come with two draw backs. Either they are far enough away that you would have to drive in or take a bus. This would be annoying if you wanted to go back and forth a couple times a day. The other option is that they are pretty sketchy.
College Senior 2013-01-26T16:34:50Z
First I want to say I will keep living in the dorms. However some of them can get really loud at night and they are not always kept up the best. They do offer great living on campus though and that is what makes them shine.
College Sophomore 2013-01-22T22:56:49Z
I am a chemistry/pre-pharmacy major. Classes and work load are pretty heavy. That is what is expected of one of the top schools in the nation. As any student quickly learns, there is a lot to do on campus and you must learn to allot your time between studies and extra-curricular activities. Attending UNC is extremely rewarding, but you have to realize that this is college and you are preparing for your future. You can have fun, but you really have to study also.
College Sophomore 2013-01-22T22:30:26Z
The atmosphere on and off the campus of UNC Chapel Hill is extremely inviting. Anyone you ask will agree. Franklin Street has various restaurants and shops. There are also several large malls in the area, which can be reached by the city bus. Bus transportation is free, which is a plus. Activity wise, there is something for everyone, whether it is sports, cultural, or recreation related. The local attitude toward students is very accepting. The local businesses generate a significant amount of money from students, parents, and alumni, so they enjoy having the students around.
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