UNC-Chapel Hill: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from UNC-Chapel Hill’s latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

UNC-Chapel Hill Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: Chapel Hill
  • State: North Carolina
  • Institution: Public
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Semester
  • Retention Rate: 95.9%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 20,210
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Optional 
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Factors in Admission Decisions

Academic

Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Recommendations
Application Essay
Important
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Considered
Standardized test scores

Non-Academic

Very Important
Extracurricular Activities
Talent/Ability
Character/personal qualities
State Residency
Important
Volunteer work
Work experience
Considered
First Generation
Alumni/ae relation
Geographical Residence
Racial/ethnic Status

GPA Breakdown

95% of enrolled students have a GPA of 4.0 

3% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.75 and 3.99

1% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74

1% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.25 and 3.49

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: January 15
  • Deferred Admission: Yes (1 year maximum)
  • EA/ED: Yes (Early Action)
  • EA/ED Deadline: October 15
  • EA Plan: Not restrictive

Student Life Information


Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 1,253 International (nonresidents) students
  • 1,918 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 1,669 Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 10,990 White, non-Hispanic students
  • 62 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 2,788 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 10 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students 
  • 1,023 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 497 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown

Tuition/Fees

$85 Application Fee

$7,020 In-state Tuition Fee

$37,360 Out-of-state/International Tuition Fee

$1,978 Required Fees

$13,016 Food and Housing (On campus)

Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $121,094,542

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $21,819,005

The data presented here was collected from the UNC Chapel Hill Common Data Set 2022-2023.

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