College Junior 2012-08-11T20:35:15Z
Not Too Shabby, Brah – I got drunk plenty of times and never ran into a DPS officer. I actually never ran into a DPS officer sober either. It's really not that bad.
College Junior 2012-08-11T20:34:10Z
Great Place, Great Weather, Great Times – Freshman year at UNC is just a lot of fun. Of course you have to work hard but you'll definitely not be able to miss having the time of your life. You'll love it, I promise.
College Junior 2012-08-05T23:07:49Z
Either Way, You're Fine – The drug scene at UNC isn't huge, but you can easily find any kind of drug you want if you look for it. Nobody really cares if you do drugs or not, so there's really no peer pressure to do so if you don't want to. Weed isn't hard to find or use within the dorms, but alcohol is a lot more common everywhere on campus.
College Senior 2012-08-01T16:12:54Z
Never any parking spaces. Lots are reserved for alumni for games most of the time. Can only park at night and have to move before 7 AM. If you want to buy a parking space off of Franklin, it's about $600-$700 for the year. Or you could do the park and ride lots for comparable amounts.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-30T20:39:45Z
Lots of Time – internships in biology requrire somewhere around 7-12 hours per week of work. you get paid to help researchers but the positions are terribly difficult to acquire. good luck!
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-30T20:37:38Z
I am not happy with UNC BIOLOGY at all. any other school has a more student oriented program. Science at UNC IS HORRIBLE.
i would not do bio again if i could.
i am pre dent
i will get a job because UNC creates hard working students.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-30T20:34:11Z
Biology teachers are apathetic about if you learn or not.
They only care about their own personal research.
DO NOT MAJOR IN BIOLOGY AT UNC unless you did private school, a prep program, were the top 5% @ of your High school or if you can study really well to pass AP or IB exams with 4's and higher etc.. the average GPA for a bio major at UNC is a 2.6. this means that you cant qualify for barely any awards, scholarships, or even study abraod opportunities. Dont major in bio if you do not think you can be responsible and teach yourself everything. Tough love...
College Junior 2012-07-28T20:39:28Z
Good Overall – Professors are generally pretty good. They usually have pretty flexible office hours and they are all very interested in their subjects (mostly bc they all do research). The classes are generally challenging, but I have only been through intro level classes, and I believe some of those classes were "weed out" classes. I have also only really taken physics, math, and Spanish classes. The foreign language departments are very good and the intro classes for those are not "weed out". Math and physics classes are as far as I can tell. I don't know much about the liberal arts classes though bc I haven't taken many gen ed classes yet.
College Junior 2012-07-28T20:22:17Z
Underclassmen Dorms Are the Friendliest – All of the dorms at UNC are pretty good, but in my experience, the underclassmen dorms are the most friendly because people are eager to make friends, and they are generally a little more excited to be in school. The upperclassmen dorms aren't bad; they are generally closest to classes, but people in these dorms generally already have a friend base--not that they aren't willing to make more friends or aren't actively seeking out friends.
Upperclassmen dorms are in North Campus and underclassmen dorms are in South Campus. This is a generalization. Both underclassmen and upperclassmen can, and do, stay in dorms all over campus (North and South).
College Junior 2012-07-28T20:10:51Z
There are so many forms to fill out. The process is a nightmare. If you have a parent that makes a good salary, it doesn't matter if you have 1 or 10 other dependents in your family. Your financial aid just depends on that number. I know a good number of people getting financial aid, but I have only been able to get access to loans due to one of my parent's high salary even though that money is spread out between 9 people.
College Junior 2012-07-28T20:05:58Z
Grade Says It All – This is a well known liberal arts school, so its diversity is not in question. Extremely diverse. Very accepting of everyone.
College Junior 2012-07-28T19:58:13Z
Physics Majors – There are tons of research opportunities for physics majors at UNC-CH, but sometimes the professors can be hit or miss. The professors are mainly there because they are doing research. They can be very good because they are absolutely brilliant and that is how they got into research at the school. Subsequently, they can be very bad teachers because their focus is research--not teaching. The bad teachers teach you how to teach yourself physics; the good teachers will also teach you physics. Either way, you will learn physics.
College Junior 2012-07-26T23:16:28Z
Granville Towers: Agora Review – I'll focus on campus dining, of which there are two main options: eating at Lenoir or Ram's Head if you live on campus or in traditional campus housing, and the Agora if you live in Granville Towers.
I lived in Granville last year and will return next year, so I'll talk about the Agora.
The Agora is amazing. It's hands down the best option of the three school-affiliated cafeterias at UNC. It's not as close to classes as Lenoir or Ram's head, making it a less viable option for lunch if you don't have much of a break between your classes, but for every other time of the day when you're not at class (assuming you live in or near Granville), it's great. I had an unlimited plan, so I went into the Agora 4-5 times a day. I grabbed an omelete, cereal, and the occasional Krispy Kreme donut every morning, something in the middle of the day, a post-workout meal, and then dinner and late night. I tried my best to get my unlimited meal plan's worth. The meals are especially great for the first part of the year, but they do go through cycles so you might eventually get tired of the menu (as is expected with any college). I probably look forward to late night the most. Anything from the grill (chicken fingers, Philly cheese steaks, french fries, salads, soups, pulled pork, etc.) for free (as in one swipe) and ready in a few minutes.
The ambiance of the Agora is also a great factor. Lenoir and Ram's can be crazy crowded and loud, whereas the Agora usually doesn't have that many people in it (aside from peak dinner hours, around 6) and is super calm and has minimal lines.
I'm also in a fraternity and have a meal plan there, which is amazing, so if you're considering going Greek I'd highly recommend it. We have a chef and a su chef who make home-cooked lunches and dinners every weekday. I have lunch at the fraternity house every day, as well as a dinner or two a week.
College Junior 2012-07-26T23:06:56Z
I can't find a bad thing to say about the athletics at UNC. This sphere of college life is amazing at Carolina, both at the NCAA and intramural level. I've had as much fun playing IM basketball and sand volleyball as I've had putting on my Carolina blue Spiderman suit and going to UNC basketball and football games.
College Junior 2012-07-26T22:38:56Z
Undergraduate Night Life and Party Scene – As someone who spent most of my partying time at fraternity and sorority events, I'll focus on the Greek life sphere of nightlife at UNC:
The fraternities at UNC throw great parties. If you're a brother in any of the more social fraternities you're all set; you can go to all of your house's parties (2-3 week for the bigger ones, 1-2 a week for others) and bring friends. There might not necessarily be the traditional party each week, either; sometimes you'll have cocktails or mixers or normal nights hitting up the bars with friends. If you're not in a fraternity, it helps to have a good friend (or preferably good friends) in the fraternity at which you like to party.
College Senior 2012-07-25T19:38:14Z
Can Print from Your Own Computer – You don't need to use a school computer to print something out. You can use your own computer and your printed work can be accessed anywhere on campus thanks to CCI printing. It's a program downloaded on all computers so that you can print anywhere on campus. The computer labs are great on campus. They're in all libraries (except for Wilson library) on campus. The libraries get crowded during finals (obviously) but throughout the year, they are definitely accessible.
College Senior 2012-07-25T19:33:20Z
Apartments Vary! Chapel Hill has many apartment complex's. Some are furnished while others are not and some are more expensive than others. You definitely have a wide selection of apartments to choose from. Not only that, there are many people who buy houses with a group of people and they find that more convenient. There are so many neighborhoods that are off-campus but close to campus.
College Sophomore 2012-07-24T18:01:01Z
Health & Safety:
Pretty Safe – Safety is difficult for such a large campus, but I think UNC does a good job handling so many thousands of students. There are not many incidents of harassment or muggings and there are call boxes around if you feel unsafe. The only thing I'd watch out for is to stay clear of the few secluded places around campus, like the meditation garden, when it's after dark.
College Sophomore 2012-07-24T17:43:35Z
Franklin Street Rocks – Both literally and figuratively, the night life on Franklin Street is great. There are all sorts of bars, restaurants, and music venues directly across the street from the heart of UNC Chapel Hill's campus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-23T02:11:56Z
The Tradition Is Amazing – It is an amazing opportunity. I personally love it. It is overall life consuming, but that is what I came for. The amazing world renowned professors are amazing and seeing people in my textbooks in the hallway is pretty amazing. The facilities are awesome and admission to the classic UNC sports is beyond anything you could imagine. Being a part of UNC is about tradition and the tradition has a high bar set. The program is hard and everyone is wanting to be number one, but that is how a top school is.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-23T02:05:31Z
You Are a Plankton in a Hugeee Pond in Psychology – I love the program here, but unless you go out of your way, you will not make your degree worth much. You have to fight to enroll in the classes and with thousands and thousands of other students, making yourself stand out is difficult. Getting involved in research is pretty easy and the BEST way to do it. The only thing is, there is little information provided and you have to be willing to work. Advising isn't helpful, but the name of UNC is a great way to get your foot in the door (plus the Office of Undergraduate Research rocks, but not one uses it). If you are willing to put in extra hours and work very hard as an unpaid research assistant, you will go far in the program. Get involved early and if you want to be a psychologist and will put in the extra work, this will get you there.
College Junior 2012-07-12T01:12:10Z
Tough, but Worth It. The workload and course content in most classes is pretty intense, but you will learn so much practical knowledge with applications to your course of study and develop a great work ethic that will help you be successful throughout college and for the rest of your life!
College Junior 2012-07-12T01:07:59Z
Guys & Girls:
Diverse, Thats for Sure – The guys and girls at UNC make up one of the most diverse schools in the U.S. We have athletes, academics, artists, clean-cut people, a few country folks, many out of state and foreign students, and everything in between. The thing that shocked me the most is the fact that the people at UNC are so attractive because everyone is fit and trim. Everyone exercises in some shape or form and really takes care of themselves, both mind and body.
College Junior 2012-07-12T00:59:52Z
B.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry Focus – The workload is pretty intense, but it is very satisfying to make it through and succeed. Being a Chemistry major, or any science major in general, opens up a lot of opportunities for jobs, research, internships and all manner of others. At UNC, the labs are excellent, highly funded facilities with great, knowledgeable faculty, professors and TAs.
College Senior 2012-07-11T15:09:38Z
Tarheel Born, I'm a Tarheel Bred – I can't get enough. Every summer I start counting the days until I go back. It's home of success, pride, leadership, and traditions that will stay with you forever. I found some of the best people in the world here and I will always remember these four years as the most memorable in my life.
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