University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - UNC • Chapel Hill, United States
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill(UNC / UNC Chapel Hill) was established in 1789 and welcomed its first students in 1795. It has been offering excellent education ever since. The public research university is based in Chapel Hill, which is located in North Carolina, in the United States. The University of North Carolina has 17 campuses, and UNC Chapel Hill is one of them. Because of its origins, the school is proud to be able to call itself one of the oldest public schools in the United States. The university offers a wide range of academic programmes, in more than 70 different disciplines and areas of study. It has fourteen colleges. The schools prides itself in in being an equal opportunity education provider. Diversity and internationalization are an important part of life at the college. The schools teaching methodology is based a liberal arts education, that all undergraduates receive with the option of pursuing a major within the professional schools within the university (or the College of Arts and Sciences). The campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities and modern technologies. It covers 729 acres, which equals 3km² of downtown Chapel Hill. The campus is comprised of many stores and shops that are located on Franklin Street. Extracurricular activities are valued by the university- students can take part in more than 550 officially recognized student organisations; especially the student-run newspapers is a popular choice. It is called “The Daily Tar Heel” and has even won national awards for collegiate media. The student radio station is also a great option- it was the pioneer in the field of internet radio broadcasting. Of course students can also take part in numerous sports. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tries to as “green” as possible- sustainability is very important, proven by the fact that the university makes sure that all new projects meet the requirements for LEED Silver certification. Its award-winning co-generation facility actually produces one-fourth of the electricity and the steam used on campus! The school offers 71 Bachelor degree programmes, as well as 107 Mastre's and 74 doctoral degree programmes.