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University of North Carolina

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Address: 250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3618
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+1 919-962-1630

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Beautiful Campus!

UNC at Chapel Hill was the only school which rejected me back in the day. I was from out-of-state and there was no way I was going to get it! So it was interesting seeing it... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

UNC at Chapel Hill was the only school which rejected me back in the day. I was from out-of-state and there was no way I was going to get it! So it was interesting seeing it many, many decades later. It is a wonderful and eclectic campus. I loved that the buildings are different from one another. The students seemed... More 

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife ran in the race. It was highly organized. We also walked the campus and the visited the Student Stores. This is Mecca for the die hard Tar Heel fan.

Thank robertmB4270GI
Needham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The school is terrific, the tour...meh. It's a big public school so maybe we were expecting too much, but it was too big of a group and the student guide was uninformed so we split and finished on our own. A self guided walking tour would be my suggestion, and just stop and ask students questions along the way. Love... More 

Thank Ricketee
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great campus - wear your sneakers! Really enjoyed walking around and seeing all of the great views.

Thank CindyMcN
Germantown, Tennessee
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd forgotten how beautiful and historic this campus is! Despite the cold, rainy weather, we loved our tour of campus and hope to return as parents of a student at UNC!

Thank MemphisLawyer
Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

UNC -Chapel Hill is one of the oldest state sponsored universities in US. It is also frequently cited as being one of the top 5 public universities. The grounds are pristine and you might actually think you are on an Ivy League Campus. Well worth taking a couple of hours to tour.

Thank Serviceprof
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the oldest state university sites in the USA offers a full day of site seeing if one has the time. The Old Well (seen in the picture) is the logo of the entire campus. Visit the planetarium where the astronaughts trained,the two art museums,the Dean Smith Center (home of the UNC basketball champs,) which also has a small... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just finished tours of William and Mary, Duke University and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. While every prospective student has to select the school that's right for them, it becomes very obvious that each school seems to have its own distinct personality. UNC just seems like a good school. It's considered mid-size but the place was hopping - students... More 

Thank Anne S
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This is our first trip to UNC Chapel Hill and it did not disappoint! We loved strolling through the historical part of campus. Be sure to check out the old well house, the oldest building on campus, the bell tower, and the athletic venues. We were impressed that the athletic arenas had guest service hosts on site to answer our... More 

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Good ol' Chapel Hill! What's not to love? It is a city of 50,000, but feels considerably larger and more engaged because of the university, its visiting fellows and lecturers, its fabulous arts, and of course there are the exciting sports team. The students are inquiring and purposeful. I am so proud to have raised my kids here (and one... More 

Thank Jill H

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