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For immediate use Aug. 14, 2000 -- No. 413

Fall 1999 enrollment

All students 24,635

Undergraduates 15,434

Graduate 7,029

Professional (dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy) 2,172

Final fall enrollment figures will not be available until early September. Generally, officials in the registrar’s office say they expect totals to mirror those from last year.

Estimated fall 2000 freshmen class breakdown

(These numbers, current as of Aug. 3, will not be final until September.)

Number applied 17,571

Number accepted 6,098

Number expected to enroll 3,400

Percentage ranked 1st or 2nd in graduating class 9.6%

Percentage ranked 10th or higher in graduating class 36.0%

Percentage of men 37.7%

Percentage of women 62.3%

Admissions trend notes

In general, admissions officials say this year’s freshman class is among the strongest academically in the university’s history and was drawn from one of the most competitive applicant pools. Highlights include a large percentage of enrolling students taking Advanced Placement courses.

For more on what's new in admissions as well as the trends, call Associate Director Barbara Polk, who can be reached at 919-966-3989.

Carolina’s most popular majors among 1999 graduates were biology, psychology, communication studies, business administration and journalism.

Undergraduate expenses

Annual in-state tuition (12 or more hours) $1,860

Annual out-of-state tuition (12 or more hours) $11,026

Annual required fees $908.32

Room and board (on campus) $5,200

Books and supplies $700

Fall 2000             Spring 2001
Classes begin    Aug. 22     Jan. 9
Labor Day holiday              Sept. 4
Martin Luther King Day Jan. 15
University Day Oct. 12
Fall/spring break 5 p.m.   Oct. 4-9 5 p.m.    March 9-19
Thanksgiving 1 p.m.      Nov. 22-27
Good Friday April 13
Classes end      Dec. 11  May 2
Reading Days              Dec. 12 & 17  May 3 & 9
Final exams         Dec. 13-19 May 4-12
Commencement Dec. 20 May 20


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