The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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  • University Offices:
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
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    (919) 962-2211
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    (919) 962-3045
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Known as UNC or just ‘Carolina’, the University of North Carolina after taking birth in 1789, started enrolling the students in the year 1795. Located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the university is considered as the first public research University in the U.S. Also regarded as one among the 8 Public Ivy institutions, the university is renowned for being the only institution awarding degrees in the 18th century.

Enrolling more than 25,000 students every year, the university comprises more than 3,000 full-time faculty members. UNC is organized into more than 10 schools and College of Sciences and Arts. It offers over 70 bachelors, around 100 master’s, 60 doctorate and more than 5 professional degree programs. The primary majors at the main campus comprise - Business Administration, Psychology, Political Science, Media and Journalism and Biology. Whereas, undergraduate schools include- Nursing, Business, Medicine, Education, Public Health and Pharmacy among others.

The university has collaborations with numerous international Universities. With the status of highest-abroad rates, the University offers over 320 programmes to students in around 70 countries. Around one -third of the enrolled undergraduate students of UNC study in other countries before completing graduation.

Atlantic Coast Conference established in 1953 has several members in the form of Universities- UNC is a chartered member associated with the conference. The university boasts about its strong athletics ‘Tar-Heels’ Team.

With almost 28,000 living alumni across the globe, the university has been popular for educating numerous prominent personalities. Notable alumni of the university include- James K. Polk, Thomas Settle, and William R. King among many others

UNC, known for its innovative research work, teaching and public service now strives to become a world-class university in the research arena.