George Mason University '13
Majoring in Psychology
Member since 7/22/2012
UNC is very safe, but lately crime has been rising, mainly on Franklin though. With the closing of bars in Durham, many people have been flocking to UNC for the great bar scene. Security is tight and Chapel Hill is safe, but during the late late nights it can get a little sketchy. They are working hard to clean it up though so it will hopefully improve
Alcohol is fairly visible especially in fraternities, but if you are a guy, don't even try to get in. Greek life holds most of the parties and controls most of the social scene. The students who don't go Greek end up sitting in their dorms for dorm parties or walking distances to "off campus" parties. Many underage students have fake ids to go to bars.
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.
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.
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