Recent Alumnus 2010-03-19T00:02:53Z
Guys & Girls:
Everyone Is Included – Carolina is mostly girls, it seems like, but they are very different. Everyone seems to dress a little preppy, but it also is complimented by a portion of hipster, chic looks. the girls and guys are typically very kind, and approachable. there is plenty of partying going around on a thrusday night, for both boys and girls. the guys seem to be fairly average looking, some stand out- by their distinguished looks.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-18T23:50:59Z
Not Very Prevalent – It depends on who you hang out with, but if you don't want to be around drugs you don't have to be. With that said, it is also relatively easy to find drugs if you want them. Drinking is much more prevalent and easier.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-18T23:49:56Z
Living Off Campus – I live in Granville which is technically off campus and I have loved it. Other than that, I don't really know much about other off-campus housing except that it's hard to find apartments.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-18T23:49:12Z
The libraries are great. I think the campus is beautiful especially the quad on spring days.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-18T23:48:17Z
Apartments Limited and Expensive – Apartments must be looked for in the first semester for the following school year because of the lack of good apartments. It is very important for me to be able to walk to campus from where I live and those that are in walking distance are outrageously expensive. I choose to live in an apartment though because it is better and offers more freedom than campus housing. The university doesn't help finding off campus housing.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-18T23:47:22Z
Health & Safety:
I typically feel safe walking around campus. I never go anywhere alone at night, but if I had to, I think I would feel pretty safe. I'm naturally just a paranoid person when it comes to safety, but I feel like Chapel Hill's campus gives me no reason to be worried.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-18T03:30:26Z
Average but Super Windy – Greensboro has the average North Carolina weather but with extra strong winds.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-18T03:29:02Z
Never Enough – Even with newly built off campus lots, there seems like the parking situation did not improve unless you have class before 8-9am then there's probably a number of spots but they fill up within the hour or so.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-04T14:38:52Z
There Is Always Something to Do at Carolina. With so many clubs, organizations, and sports teams, there is always something to do at Carolina. Franklin street is lined with great restaurants and other little shops. The school spirit is evident wherever you go so you always feel right at home at Carolina!
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-02T16:39:54Z
Drinking Not a Big Deal, Drugs Are – For the most part, RA's won't bust you for drinking unless you're being stupid about it. That entails having a really loud party in your dorm, drunkenly jogging through the halls, etc. Make sure you establish friendships with your suite- or hall-mates too, so that if they have a problem they come to you first, not the RA. That said, if you're caught drinking it's not a huge deal - but if you're caught with drugs, you can't ever live in campus housing again, and you get kicked out immediately. Basically, don't smoke pot in your dorm.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-02T16:36:03Z
Lots of Options! Lots of upperclassmen live off campus in houses or apartments, so any given weekend there are tons of parties going on around campus. Parties are the best places to meet and mingle, but if you want to go out and have fun, there are lots of bars on Franklin Street - Goodfella's, Carolina Coffee Shop, Top of the Hill, etc. Lots of freshman and sophomores go to Player's, a club on Franklin St. It's a must-do-before-you-graduate experience (though it's pretty sketchy!). There's also plenty of great local music venues, like Local 506 and Cat's Cradle. Citizen Cope, for example, just played at Cat's Cradle a few weeks ago. There's a bus that runs all around campus until 3am (the P2P, or point to point) and other "safe ride" buses too. And lots of restaurants serve until 2am, which is great if you get the munchies! Overall, I'd say if you're underage, go to a house party and experience Player's at least once! If you're over 21, bars are a great place to go hang out with friends.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-02T16:28:04Z
Convenient Labs and Printing – There are several computer labs, some on main campus and one on south campus where a lot of the freshman dorms are. There are printing centers in lots of dorms and the libraries too. When you enroll, you automatically get $40.00 of printing money a semester (which you can reload), and since each b/w page costs 5 cents, it lasts a while! Usually the labs get the most crowded right before a class starts (for example, 12:15 before a 12:30 class), but they're clean, easy to use, and conveniently located! Also, there's free wireless on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-01T04:14:06Z
Love Franklin! The restaurants on Franklin Street are plenty! They're great to meet friends or grab a bite to eat on any weeknight. Franklin St. restaurants are especially busy and bustling with students on Friday nights.
Recent Alumnus 2010-02-28T02:08:34Z
Rich Fraternities and Sororities – The frats have lots of parties that are really fun to go to. There are a ton of really big and fancy frat houses right off campus. A lot of people participate in Greek life.
Recent Alumnus 2010-02-28T02:06:39Z
Guys & Girls:
Tons of Girls. The ratio here is 60% male and 40% female. That says it all.
Recent Alumnus 2010-02-28T02:04:30Z
Chapel Hill Rocks! UNC has a very beautiful campus with brick walkways, lots of trees, and brick buildings. There are a ton of places on campus for you to study including multiple libraries, the student union, and most of the dorms have a study lounge on each floor. There are also two student gyms with a track, cardio equipment, weight machines, and free weights. There are also many different indoor basketball courts and a lot of outdoor fields that you can play on. We also have a rock climbing wall.
Recent Alumnus 2010-02-25T16:49:01Z
Bus System Is Okay – There are buses that run all over campus and all around the surrounding area. The buses can't be completely relied on because their timingis not always accurate. There is an online site that allows you to check the bus times for a particular stop but that isn't always accurate either. And then the bus routes and schedules are nearly impossible to understand without knowledge of someone who has had a lot of experience with it.
Recent Alumnus 2010-02-25T16:46:14Z
Freshmen aren't allowed to hav cars on campus what-so-ever. If you do drive on campus there is limited parking and the parking officers are extremely efficent. To park on campus you must pay a large sum (I hear around $500-$600) to get a parking pass. And the parking decks where visitor can park is extremely expensive.
College Senior 2010-02-14T02:53:20Z
Blue Heaven – UNC is an amazing school. I am learning so much in my classes. Some of my professors even have in depth help sessions outside of class. They really care. Plus, the workload is reasonable.
There is always something to do on campus. For example, I'm participating in a dance marathon next weekend! Overall, most of the people I have met are incredibly friendly. I'm having the time of my life :) Also, the school has a great atmosphere... (beautiful campus, great college town, lots of school spirit, good people, good times). As you can tell, I love this place.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-17T23:41:03Z
More Than a Basketball School – I think the student body takes the basketball school label for UNC a little too literally; while our football team isn't the winning-est in college sports, Football Saturdays have an awesome atmosphere on campus and other varsity/club sports have amazingly supportive fan bases and fantastic games.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-17T23:38:39Z
I would say Chapel Hill is pretty diverse (racially, economically, politically, religiously, and sexually) but sometimes it's hard to tell. The student body seems to heavily self-segregate, which is a little disappointing.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-17T23:33:35Z
Quintessential College Town – I think Chapel Hill is exactly what you think about when you picture the classic "big university in a small town." The entire town comes alive on game days, with all the restaurants and stores catering to the student and alumni crowd. If you want the big city vibe, Durham and Raleigh are so close and have all the amenities of a big metro area.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-15T18:55:46Z
It's awesome. Make sure you study though. Frats Suck
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-15T18:52:48Z
Great Research Opportunities – They are always looking for student interested in research or hands on work alongside professors. Great internships.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-15T01:57:54Z
Health & Safety:
Feels Pretty Safe Here – I've never felt unsafe- there are always people around, all the time.
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