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University of North Carolina


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also known as UNC, or simply Carolina, is a public research university located on the East coast of the United States. UNC’s vibrant people and programs attest to the University’s long-standing place among leaders in higher education since it was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, UNC has earned a reputation as one of the best and greenest universities in the world.

UNC-Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education.

UNC takes 1st place among the 100 best U.S. public colleges and universities that offer students high-quality academics at an affordable price, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine 2016. According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 “Best Colleges” guidebook for the 2015 year UNC ranked 5th. Among the famous people who have graduated from this university two Nobel Laureates: Dr. Aziz Sancarco – in Chemistry and Dr. Oliver Smithies in Physiology/Medicine.

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Now in its third century, the University offers about 80 bachelor’s, 100 master’s, 70 doctorate degree programs through 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. More than 29,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students learn from a faculty of 3,600. The most popular specializations of education in UNC are Management and Business, Chemistry, Journalism, Medicine, Law.

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University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
NC 27599
United States
United States
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(919) 962-2211

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The University of North Carolina is situated in Chapel Hill city of North Carolina State in USA. UNC Chapel Hill's 3.0 km2 campus over Chapel Hill's downtown area encompasses places like the Morehead Planetarium and the many stores and shops located on historic center of social life - Franklin Street. The university's campus is informally divided into three regions, usually referred to as "north campus," "middle campus," and "south campus”.