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Fact Sheet

For immediate use

Aug. 15, 2007

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL FACT SHEET

Enrollment

Final fall enrollment figures for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will not be available until early September. Below are final enrollment figures from fall 2006 as a point of reference.

Undergraduate: 17,124
Graduate: 8,254
Professional: 2,339
Total students: 27,717

Estimated fall 2007 freshmen class breakdown

Admitted freshmen hail from 99 N.C. counties, 49 states, the District of Columbia and 49 other countries.
Number applied: 20,064
Number admitted: 6,990; 34.8 percent of those who applied
Number expected to enroll: 3,879; 55.5 percent of those admitted
Average SAT score: 1302

Percentages of those reporting rank in graduating class

Percentages

Annual undergraduate expenses for students taking 12 hours or more per semester

• In-state tuition: $3,705
• Out-of-state tuition: $19,353
• Annual required fees: $1,635
• Room (on-campus): $4,830
• Board (on-campus): $2,866
• Estimated books and supplies: $1,000

Housing and Residential Education

Carolina will house over 8,600 students on campus in 32 residence halls and three apartment communities.

Carmichael Residence Hall on Stadium Drive will close this year for a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system upgrade.

Morrison Residence Hall on Manning Drive reopens after a two-year, $29.7 million renovation and will house 856 students. Improvements included installation of the first solar hot-water system on campus and a new HVAC system, an electrical upgrade, remodeling bathrooms and making the entire hall wheelchair-accessible. The top three of 10 floors were converted to three-room suites with shared living rooms. For more information, visit http://www.fpc.unc.edu/CIP/Projects.asp?Project=111.

I-40 repaving

Students and families traveling to campus this weekend (Aug. 18-19) should be aware of the repaving of 10.4 miles of I-40 in Durham and Orange counties near Chapel Hill. The N.C. Department of Transportation expects to keep all lanes open during the daytime and at least one lane open overnight.

The department shares updates and detour routes on 1680 A.M. radio, by phone at 511, on CB radio channel 19 and on the Web at http://www.ncdot.org/projects/i40repaving/.

Campus roads

Move-in
Student move in is currently underway. Due to the high volume of traffic expected for move in over the weekend, the following traffic patterns will be in place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 18) and Sunday (Aug 19) as students move into residence halls across campus:

FallFest
South Road from Country Club Road to Raleigh Street will close to traffic from 5 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 19) to 5 a.m. Monday (Aug. 20) for FallFest, UNC’s annual, alcohol-free event welcoming students to campus. Parking will be reserved beginning at 4 p.m. in the School of Government deck, House Undergraduate Library lot, Frank Porter Graham Student Union lot at Raleigh and South and on South and Carmichael Drive.

Fall 2007
Construction is expected to cause the following changes this fall:

 
Updates
Construction will affect traffic at various campus locations all year. The UNC Department of Public Safety provides up-to-date traffic and parking information on its Web site, http://www.dps.unc.edu/dps/, under “breaking news.” Related link:
http://constructionwatch.unc.edu/.

Academic Calendar

Fall 2007

 

Aug. 21

Classes begin

Sept. 3

Labor Day

Oct. 12

University Day: No classes 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Oct. 17 at 5 p.m.

Fall Break begins

Oct. 22 at 8 a.m.

Fall Break ends

Nov. 21

Thanksgiving Break begins

Nov. 26 at 8 a.m.

Thanksgiving Break ends

Dec. 5

Classes end

Dec. 7-14

Final Exams

Dec. 16

Commencement

Spring 2008

 

Jan. 9

Classes begin

Jan. 21

MLK Jr. Holiday

March 7 at 5 p.m.

Spring Break begins

March 17 at 8 a.m.

Spring Break ends

March 21

Spring Holiday

April 25

Classes end

April 28 – May 6

Final Exams

May 11

Commencement

News Services contacts: LJ Toler, (919) 962-8589; News Services staff, (919) 962-2091