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IPEDS ID: 199120
OPE ID: 00297400
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
103 South Bldg Cb 9100, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
General information:  (919) 962-2211
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  29,127 (18,370 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty3,346544
Research and public service1,312107
Total graduate assistants-3,568
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,028$1,150$1,182$1,32812.4%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,306$9,470$9,734$10,0082.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,306$9,470$9,734$10,0082.8%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$20,305$21,315$23,095$24,0244.0%
Off Campus$20,305$21,315$23,095$24,0244.0%
Off Campus with Family$10,999$11,845$13,361$14,0164.9%
On Campus$38,920$41,140$43,847$45,8064.5%
Off Campus$38,920$41,140$43,847$45,8064.5%
Off Campus with Family$29,614$31,670$34,113$35,7984.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$8,343
In-state fees$1,905
Out-of-state tuition$25,554
Out-of-state fees$1,905
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,66468%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,88048%$25,156,758$13,381
Federal grants78320%$3,465,408$4,426
Pell grants77720%$3,246,288$4,178
Other federal grants1343%$219,120$1,635
State/local government grant or scholarships91523%$3,270,406$3,574
Institutional grants or scholarships1,79846%$18,420,944$10,245
Student loan aid1,23332%$6,595,116$5,349
Federal student loans1,21831%$5,491,530$4,509
Other student loans1013%$1,103,586$10,927
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid110,34556%$130,573,571$12,622
Pell grants3,79921%$15,826,587$4,166
Federal student loans5,90732%$33,701,866$5,705
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$11,028$11,092$11,994
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$4,101$5,376$5,729
$30,001 – $48,000$6,546$7,683$7,561
$48,001 – $75,000$10,455$12,004$12,581
$75,001 – $110,000$16,122$17,284$18,312
$110,001 and more$19,079$20,198$21,885
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment29,127
Undergraduate enrollment18,370
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment876
Graduate enrollment10,757
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 9%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 66%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 96%
25 and over: 4%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 83%
Out-of-state: 15%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 63%
Part-time: 37%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 9%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 86%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $80
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants28,43711,63616,801
Percent admitted28%28%27%
Percent admitted who enrolled50%49%50%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading590700
SAT Math610710
SAT Writing580690
ACT Composite2832
ACT English2834
ACT Math2733
ACT Writing89
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 96%
Part-time students: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 82 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 90%
Transfer-out rate: 2%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 75%
6-year: 89%
8-year: 90%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 81%
6-year: 90%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 87%
Female: 92%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 83%
Asian: 92%
Black or African American: 86%
Hispanic/Latino: 89%
White: 91%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 88%
Non-resident alien: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-353--
Category total-353--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies0----
African-American/Black Studies20----
American/United States Studies/Civilization1300--
Area Studies, Other165----
Asian Studies/Civilization29----
European Studies/Civilization1----
Latin American Studies4----
Russian Studies08---
Women's Studies12----
Category total24480--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General43419--
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology-03--
Genetics, General-021--
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-012--
Neurobiology and Anatomy-19--
Pathology/Experimental Pathology003--
Physiology, General-15--
Category total44844129--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General335407d9--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General55----
Category total390529d9--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-0---
Mass Communication/Media Studies3561812--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric18023--
Category total5402015--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science544011--
Information Science/Studies35364--
Category total897615--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-21---
Curriculum and Instruction--4--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching14----
Education, General-8623--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--10--
Elementary Education and Teaching30----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching23----
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching-14---
Secondary School Administration/Principalship-40---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-57---
Category total6721837--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-87--
Category total-87--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General171124--
Category total171124--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General13----
Category total13----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1644--
Comparative Literature927--
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General8----
German Language and Literature-03--
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other5595--
Slavic, Baltic, and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other030--
Category total1112020--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other-13d---
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-354--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist175--0
Dental Assisting/Assistant---0-
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-232--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist34--4-
Environmental Health19----
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other-0---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management3989d24d--
Maternal and Child Health-44d5--
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist9--00d
Medical Scientist-12---
Movement Therapy and Movement Education-06--
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist---0-
Nursing Science--7--
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-202--
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design-922--
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other41----
Physical Therapy/Therapist-034d--
Public Health Education and Promotion-536--
Public Health, General-85d---
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing-0---
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other-106---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse222d----
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-34---
Category total381d528d504d40d
History, General1581417--
Category total1581417--
Legal Professions and Studies
Programs for Foreign Lawyers-6---
Category total-6247--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies6----
Category total6----
Library Science
Library and Information Science-990-0
Category total-990-0
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General41----
Mathematical Statistics and Probability-219--
Mathematics, General65410--
Category total1062519--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-6---
Nutrition Sciences-277--
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution59----
Category total59337--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science483710--
Environmental Studies25----
Category total733710--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General253----
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-23---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General0----
Category total25323---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies1934--
Category total5989--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General124835--
Geology/Earth Science, General20112--
Materials Science-12--
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical-22--
Physical Sciences, Other30----
Physics, General171212--
Category total1913453--
Psychology, General4511721--
School Psychology-53--
Category total4512224--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-20d---
Public Policy Analysis, General7604--
Social Work-1465--
Category total76166d9--
Social Sciences
Economics, General286108--
Political Science and Government, General19827d12--
Category total63861d40-0
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1153--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General228---
Fine/Studio Arts, General318---
Music Performance, General34----
Music, General5----
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-72--
Category total103285--
Grand total4,6272,0431,20340
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined11183
Field Hockey28
Swimming and Diving3632
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(!)7/1/1900 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics1/1/1986 -  Accredited
Didactic Program in Dietetics9/7/2006 - 5/31/2010Resigned
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program(!)4/1/1970 -  Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs9/1/1939 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools(!)7/1/1923 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)5/29/1954 -  Accredited
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics1/24/1964 -  Accredited
Pediatric Dentistry1/24/1964 -  Accredited
Periodontics1/24/1964 -  Accredited
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)1/24/1964 -  Accredited
Endodontics5/16/1969 -  Accredited
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)12/12/1969 -  Accredited
Dental Assisting (DA)1/29/1997 -  Accredited
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (OMR)7/27/2001 -  Accredited
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology- (OMP)1/31/2003 -  Accredited
Orofacial Pain(!)8/8/2013 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs1/1/1980 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist9/1/1958 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs2/12/1949 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs6/1/1959 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs6/5/1979 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs3/25/2011 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs12/1/1988 - 1/1/2002Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs12/1/1988 -  Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology1/1/2002 -  Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration(!)7/1/1981 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/20/2002 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/20/2002 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health11/30/1946 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers6/25/1976 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession1033
Drug law violations323752
Liquor law violations703525
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession130
Drug law violations141526
Liquor law violations2635
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible191221
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault437
Motor vehicle theft0311
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible14912
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault001
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate2.3%1.6%0.8%
Number in default875727
Number in repayment3,7243,5033,321
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