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Celebrating 225 years of Carolina

A Bold Experiment

For 225 years, Tar Heels have paved the way to a better world for generations to come. We walk the unpaved road with curiosity, courage and compassion. We build a better future one step at a time. And we’re just getting started.

This year we celebrated our past and embraced our future in service of a better state, a better nation and a better world.

  • 1stpublic university in the nation
  • 390,000+alumni in 50 states and 165 countries
  • No. 5public university on U.S. News & World Report's Best College list 18 times.

As Carolina celebrated its 225th anniversary this academic year, we showcased the ways the University is preparing our students to thrive in a dynamic society and how it is opening the doors for great minds to make transformative discoveries.

Throughout the year, we profiled academic units, heard from deans and learned about programs that set Carolina apart from other universities.


225 Years.

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