Home of the Tar Heels, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the first public university in the United States. UNC grants undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 200 programs of study. UNC students can choose from more than 700 student groups and organizations. Unique to UNC, Natural Girls Discuss Natural Curls (NGDNC) is focused on redefining beauty standards among all ethnic groups. NGDNC provides a forum for women of color to discuss topics such as beauty, hair and health. UNC takes pride in its diverse student population and academic curriculum. For over 200 years, UNC has been a leader in education and is committed to preparing its students to become prominent citizens of society.

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Type of Institution: Four-year, public research university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $3,847

     • Out-of-State: $14,223

Size: 29,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 9%

Percentage of Men: 42%

Percentage of Women: 58%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate, Professional

Colleges/Schools: Arts and Sciences, Dentistry, Education, Pharmacy, Continuing Education, General College, Global Public Health, Graduate School, Business, Government, Information and Library Science, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Summer School

Housing: On-campus housing provided


     • Greek: Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha

     • Others: Black Graduate and Professional Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Black Student Movement, NAACP, Natural Girls Discuss Natural Curls, Organization for African Students Interests and Solidarity 

Famous Black Alumni/Faculty: Michael Jordan, Henry McKoy, Rasheed Wallace

City Life: Museums, planetarium, historic sites, hiking, ice skating, shopping, dining, outdoor festivals, outdoor markets