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Being surrounded by opportunity excites me the most about Carolina and being surrounded by people who are just as eager to embrace the opportunities that are being provided to them. I’m incredibly excited to be a part of that community.
incoming first-year student from Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
At Carolina, I hope I accomplish my goal of finding myself. This place is huge — there are tons of classes in every discipline. I want to see what my role is and where I fit in.
incoming first-year student from Kannapolis, North Carolina
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From taking a sip out of the iconic Old Well or signing a brick inside the bell tower to living in trademark buildings and relaxing in the shade of legendary landscaping, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is home to centuries-old traditions that students still cherish today.
Chapel Hill routinely ranks as one of the best college towns and best places to live in the United States — a reputation guided by the diverse social, cultural and professional opportunities that flow between the campus and town.
Through student groups and Campus Recreation's Sport Clubs program, thousands of students compete in Carolina blue on the weekends. From soccer and ice hockey to quidditch and ballroom dancing, the teams play at some of the highest levels of their sports.
Last year, Carolina celebrated its 225th birthday. For more than two centuries, 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.