College Senior 2010-12-22T20:39:19Z
There are a lot of diverse people at UNC Chapel Hill, but many of the people you meet are not geographically diverse (most are from North Carolina). However, there are a lot of international students and people with different beliefs, ideologies, political preferences etc. UNC is committed to diversity and I've experienced a lot of interesting conversations and experiences with the people around me. UNC has living learning communities for people that share similar interests and there are mulitple student organizations for students to get involved in and to explore their interests. Students are involved in a wide range of organizations.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-18T01:35:30Z
They call it a public Ivy for a reason. The academic standards are brutal and high, but if you foce yourself to live up to them it can be very gratifying to succeed academically. Though it is overwhelmingly "White" there is a small African American presence that be very welcoming.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-18T01:30:16Z
Lacking Severely – There's almost always a Frat party on the weekends, however none of the African American fraternities and sororities have houses on Franklin st. which makes greek life at Carolina shallow focused on entertaining only the white community. Players is a popular club on Franklin St. but it too is primarily entertaining to white students. It also serves as a local hangout for "creepers" and older men. Mansions is the resident "Black" club but its all the way Rosemary St which is unsafe and generally creepy all times of day but especially at night.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-18T01:24:42Z
As a sophomore, I have not yet fully immersed myself in the communication studies department. However, I have enjoyed classes offered by the communication studies department including public speaking classes and first year seminars.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-11T06:49:38Z
Present, but Not Overtly Noticeable – Drugs definitely are sold/bought/used here. There have been hardcore drug busts, but most of the drugs used at Carolina are relatively harmless.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-11T06:48:05Z
Supportive of Major Sports, Unattentive to Minor Sports – The spirit at Carolina for our football and basketball team is great, but when it comes to supporting other sports with less national/regional coverage, students are lacking in spirit. But we do try to get students out to random sporting events through a program called "Carolina Fever."
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-11T06:44:45Z
Health & Safety:
Feel Comfortable Walking Around at Any Time – UNC has made large strides to ensure that its students are safe. These include emergency poles every few hundred feet and safe walkers at night. I've never felt uncomfortable walking anywhere at UNC.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-06T04:00:00Z
The campus is a mixture of old buildings and newer ones. Depending on your major, you may spend most of your time in a fabulous new building or in an old one that smells like mold, is always the wrong temperature, and is filled with ancient furniture and technology.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-30T16:36:08Z
Easy-Going If You Aren't Dumb – Carolina is very aware that some underage drinking happens every weekend at almost all parties. It takes the stance that as long as you aren't blaring music, vomiting, throwing things off the balconies at the dorms, or causing fights, you are fine. That said, if you are doing any of those things, chances are that you will be caught and get in trouble. First time is a warning, second is alcohol probation with substance classes, and third time could result in expulsion from dormitories. After that, things get taken up with the Honor Court and your punishment is decided from there. The authorities are not out to get you and do not enjoy getting you in trouble. As long as you are smart about your fun, campus is very accommodating.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-30T16:27:01Z
Frats Dominate the Freshman Scene – At Carolina, frats are a huge part of the freshman, er sorry, first year, social scene. This is because most freshmen live on campus, so they do not have house parties and also freshman year is when most students rush. Do not get me wrong, the greek scene is very enjoyable, but after a while most students switch to off campus parties or the bar scene.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-30T16:17:59Z
Guys & Girls:
In the Beauty Bubble – Here at Carolina the general population is very attractive. A large percentage of students played some sport in high school, so the student body is fairly in shape. This does not by any means mean that the student body is just full of jocks. There are beach bums, the artsy types, mountaineers, hippies, southern belles and gentlemen. Pretty much any type you'd be into, there are plenty. The ratio of girls to guys is very much in the guys favor although the university is taking steps to amend that.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-22T15:48:12Z
At or Above Average – There is a drug scene just like any other college campus, but its not really visible unless you know where to look. Incoming students are required to take an Alcohol education course online prior to coming to campus. I see more alcohol usage than any other drug.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-22T15:45:05Z
I'm living on campus for my third year so I don't know much about living off campus. I suppose its pretty average, all the houses nearby are pretty old, but most are rented to college students. We also have several popular apartment complexes nearby, but I think the students there have to drive to campus or catch the reliable city buses because of the distance.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-22T15:41:12Z
Pretty Decent for College Food – The convenience of on campus dining is really nice, and there are multiple eateries around campus. Currently, we're lacking a 24 hour eatery but one is currently in the works. Some nights the dining halls have really great food and variety like lamb or chili. But other nights they like to use their favorite meal of bbq, which gets old pretty fast.
College Junior 2010-08-20T13:40:19Z
The Professors at UNC Chapel Hill are fantastic. They always have personal office hours and are willing to meet with you if needed. They are very knowledgable on their course material and it shows when they are teaching.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-11T20:27:37Z
Flip a Coin – Unpredictable and random as is the rest of the state.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-11T20:24:59Z
No Variety – There are no clubs that cater to anything other than pop music. The only other option is father away and in an undesirable area.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-09T16:29:05Z
The computer labs on campus are generally pretty crowded.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-09T03:34:48Z
UNC's greek life is very strong. It seems like almost everyone is involved in a sorority of frat.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-09T03:33:47Z
Housing is really expensive at UNC. South campus dorms are not great and a far walk to classes. Middle and north campus dorms are in better shape aesthetically, but living off campus in apartments is still cheaper.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-09T03:32:03Z
Tar Heel Nation! Basketball game's are a blast. The mall is close to UNC as well.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-09T03:29:01Z
I Love Being a Tar Heel – Being part of the tar heel family is great. My school is amazing and I wouldn't want to be any where else. Basketball games are so much fun and going to UNC is the best. Not only do we pride ourselves in a strong history of academics, but sports as well. GO HEELS!
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-09T03:22:07Z
Franklin Street and More – Our campus is very close to Franklin street where there's a variety of awesome restaurants to choose from.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-09T03:21:15Z
Health & Safety:
I feel very safe on UNC's campus, even though it's very large. There's campus police constantly on patrol and ways to get safely back to your dorm if needed.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-03T03:13:27Z
Franklin Street Is ONE OF a KIND – Franklin Street is by far one of the greatest things about UNC. It provides students with shops, restaurants, bars, clubs and a place to casually hang out on a nice afternoon after classes. Not to mention, it is a place that is known nationwide to celebrate big wins!
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