College Senior 2012-04-17T17:37:42Z
Its a lot better than living in Hinton James, and the rooms are much bigger. It's really close to Rams Market, Rams Head, and Rams Plaza Gym. The only problem would have to be that it has a weird smell at times and you can hear everything from the baseball games and football games
College Junior 2012-04-17T17:31:30Z
Several years ago, UNC-CH was accused of grade inflation. Today, the university compensates for it by encouraging professors to give fewer A's and more C's. Sometimes, this is manifested in a horrid curve in which 20% of the class receives A's, 20% B's, and the rest C's, D's, and F's. The result is a terrifyingly competitive classroom. While I have grown to despise systems like this, I must admit it has eliminated professor bias and motivated to learn more than I could have ever imagined.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-17T17:14:11Z
There is a club for EVERYTHING, with tons of active members. It's easy to get involved and make like-minded friends.
College Junior 2012-04-17T17:13:56Z
Hop Aboard the Struggle Buses – To get to Franklin from South Campus, a bus is very convenient. Luckily the buses here are reliable and frequent. Many buses take you around campus as well as other Chapel Hill landmarks. The Robertson takes you to Duke and runs every hour. All of them are free, unless you take Triangle Transit (long distance or Durham's South Point Mall) which is $2.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-17T17:13:33Z
Good Except Weekends – There's transportation pretty regularly almost anywhere you want to go, but it's hard on the weekends during the day, since the safe-ride doesn't start until late.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-17T17:11:42Z
So Many Frat Boys – Greek life is very active, but you're not required to be a part of it 0or pressured into it... Unless you live in Granville.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-17T17:07:56Z
Parking is the absolute worst at UNC. There are limited parking spaces around campus, and the only good ones seem to be taken by faculty. You're almost guaranteed to get a parking ticket. If you somehow manage to get an on campus spot, you will have to move your car every football game day to make room for tailgaters
College Junior 2012-04-17T17:07:48Z
Plenty of Options – There are frat parties for those who want them (independent guys can't get in, however). If frat parties aren't your thing, there are countless house parties walking distance from Franklin. Many bars and clubs are 18+, but the most popular ones are 21+. It's totally possible for a student of any age to party the night away Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. And when it's time to go back, the P2P bus takes you right to your dorm.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-17T17:01:25Z
UNC is a relatively liberal campus compared to other schools in the South, but there are few minority groups actually on campus. What minority groups are on campus seem to be pretty tight knit and close, though.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-17T16:59:01Z
North of Franklin – North of Franklin St. is ridiculously expensive when compared to much nicer houses south of campus. Although the location difference is obvious, this can also be attributed to sororities and fraternities squatting on a lot of houses, limiting the amount available for non-Greek members. Also, the good houses go way to fast, and it is almost impossible to get a set group of people who are willing to commit to a house early in the semester and by the time you do, the good houses are gone.
College Senior 2012-04-17T16:56:13Z
The food in the dining halls is either hit or miss. It can be great sometimes, and complete trash the next. It gets old eventually, but there's always Franklin St. to go to.
College Senior 2012-04-17T16:55:08Z
Health & Safety:
Really Good – I have never not felt safe on this campus. I have heard of some things being stolen but if you lock your doors and use common sense you should be fine. Reports of thefts and assaults are slow to be reported though.
College Senior 2012-04-17T16:49:06Z
I love UNC Chapel Hill. It has grown to be my home away from home and I would not choose anywhere else to live. I would continue living here as a student for the rest of my years if I could.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-17T16:46:27Z
Pretty Evenly Split – They give to who they can but of course not everyone who needs it. College is expensive and not all the need can be met.
College Senior 2012-04-17T16:45:17Z
Lenoir Dining Hall – Food in lenoir has improved over the last year. The reason I give it a B+ is because it reuses the same menu over a cycle period. The dining hall is not a bad place to spend money but the each individual must choose a meal plan that suits their schedules and eating habits.
College Senior 2012-04-17T16:40:54Z
Not Much – I have not had many opportunities for financial aid and have not been notified of any since I arrived. The problems with financial aid at this school are perhaps my biggest complaints about UNC.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-17T16:40:20Z
Sports Are Great – People often go out and it brings everyone together under a single community.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-17T16:39:40Z
I love this place, I would recommend it to anyone of my friends back home. The people are generally friendly, there's a lot of stuff to do outside of class, and it's a great education.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-17T16:35:07Z
The dining on campus is apparently ranked as some of the best in the nation. There is a variety of options to choose from outside of getting a meal plan but I feel that it does sometimes lack from choices of healthy options. A meal plan is a good option but at 7-9 dollars a meal it can be a lot more expensive than going without one.
College Senior 2012-04-17T16:34:29Z
The personal laptops that we are issued can malfunction, but there are many open computer labs available across campus. Most computer systems on campus are functional.
College Senior 2012-04-17T16:33:04Z
Chapel Hill is a beautiful town with a ton of things to do and many different historical sights, many of which are over 200 years old. The town also has many great restaurants, CD stores, bookstores and parks, as well as many other things for a person to spend their time doing.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-17T16:32:25Z
The biology major here is pretty strenuous, you have to take a lot of very detailed science courses that can at sometimes be pretty demanding and not very related to what you plan on pursuing after college. The biology program here is pretty top-notch though ranking as one of the better ones in the nation going into medical school or various graduate schools.
College Junior 2012-04-17T15:05:18Z
Patrking Is Ok – Although you have to pay for it, parking on campus seems abundant. After 6 it is easy to find a spot on campus. But unless you commute to campus you really don't need a car.
College Senior 2012-04-17T13:38:11Z
Computers are excellent. I wish there were more since they are usually all taken up.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-17T02:47:18Z
I ended up here by chance or destiny and it's perfect. Found my passion and all my best friends here, and discovered myself.
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