University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Visit Report by purplexed
Visit to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in April 2007 by purplexed(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2008)
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Information Session: Yes - Warm, engaging, came at the end of the tour, when many parents were glad to just sit. Free ice cream coupons were great!
Campus Tour: Yes - Knowledgeable, volunteer student tour guide, kept up with a large group, walked backward while talking in a low-key way, rounded up strays, and got us to the famous Pit in time to watch lunch crowd.
Classroom Visit: No - Walked through several beautiful buildings after tour. Campus is sprawling and has construction detours. Don't expect construction to be over by 2008. Parking? Ha. Wear workout shoes, carry wat
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Campus Visit Notes for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
We've been twice in 2007, once informally in the winter and once formally in the spring.
The school doesn't oversell itself; it doesn't have to. But one gets the strong sense that many students feel privileged and honored to be there, and thus work hard (and play hard) to get everything out of it they can.
The libraries and new student center and bookstore are inviting and well-used.
The students seem to pride themselves on being smart and hard-working, yet well-balanced and interested in all aspects of life.
Awesome place. It seems worth working hard to get there.
Don't miss a side trip to Carrboro; shops and good restaurants.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
Inexpensive hotels within walking distance of campus seem practically non-existent.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
Go out of your way to hit the Sandwhich (yes, correct spelling) in Carrboro. Also Mama Dip's. Also Carolina Coffee Shop on Franklin Street.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
Many students on our April tour were also visiting Duke, nine miles down the road. N.C. State, Wake Forest, also nearby. You need a car to get around, but don't try to park on campus at Chapel Hi