UNC Class of 2023 EA Discussion Thread

@dkahfdfhk You seem like a very strong candidate. Good luck to you!

Arts and Sciences
Weighted GPA: 4.1
Unweighted GPA: 3.85
Class Rank: 65 / 375
ACT: 32 composite / 34 superscore
8 AP’s: Calc AB / Psych / Enviro / Lit / APUSH / Bio / Lang / Geo
State: Utah

Captain of Dance Company
President of National Honors Society of Dance Arts
NHS Club Member
HOSA-Future Health Professionals Club Member
EMT (training course) / do monthly ride alongs with fire department
Part-time job at local restaurant
Volunteer at Eye Care Clinic (100+ hours)
Student Council (junior year)
Founder of HS and Junior HS Food Pantry

both of your stats are good imo but you probably know that. I don’t understand the point of asking people to give their opinions though when at this point it’s out of your hands. you just can’t know what the decision will be. what strangers think about your chances is meaningless. so chill! watch parks and rec and eat ice cream and live a little. what happens will happen, you’ll be okay no matter what.

I’m in the same boat though so maybe I’m just convincing myself :slight_smile:

@abigailgr Probably the best advice I’ve seen on College Confidental all day.

Any idea of when admissions decisions will be released?

Yes it’s January 26th at 12 pm for early action

How do you know this?

“Early Action: Apply by October 15 to get your decision by the end of January.”

@speedyturtle12 that is a very specific date and time and it is a Saturday. Is this EST

Yeah, I want to know where that date comes from when on their website it only says “by the end of January.”


Interesting article over 27,000 applicant for EA at UNC

Chance me UNC EA OOS
**applying for business

GPA: 3.755
SAT: 1470 (R&W:670 | M:800)
Courses: All honors-9th and 10th | Dual Enrollment-11th and 12th (getting AA in business)


Started my own marketing agency- several thousand dollar contracts (10-15k total)
Website Development and Marketing Intern at Kadama LLC.
Marketing Intern at C4 Group
B2B Marketing Intern at Bloomz, Inc.
Marketing chair of TedxYouth in my local city
FBLA Gold Seal Committee Head
NHD Research- got mayor proclamations for research
club soccer
Temple volunteer
YMCA Counselor


2018 FBLA National champ (1st/201 Teams)
2017 FBLA National finalist (6th/195 Teams)
2017 FBLA State Champ (1st/45 Teams)
2018 Collegiate DECA State Champ (1st/ 30 Teams)
2016 NHD State Finalist (1st/35 Teams)

If the pattern from previous years holds true then the decisions will be released on the last Friday in January between 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm EST. So I would definitely be logged in to your Carolina portal and be hitting refresh beginning at 4:00 pm on Friday January 25th if I were you. Good luck everyone!

Could they possibly release them earlier?

In theory, yes. But I don’t think they have in recent years. Check the previous EA threads to see if they have.

follow up – does UNC look at/limit the number of people they accept from one school or one state. I know about the whole 18% rule, but if a significant (5-10) number of kids are applying from one school, I know not all of them will get in obviously, but do they have a student cap like other schools do? (Georgetown for example does 2 from a school) And how much more of a disadvantage does a lot of student applying from your school put you at?

I called UNC this summer, and a fairly open AO told me that the accepted OOS students tend to have SATs that hover around 1500 and ACTs that hover around 34. She said those numbers are clearly a lot higher than the averages for in-state students. So, they use OSS scores to raise their overall averages. Just an FYI.

@SlimJim005 - The most recent class profile breaks out the SAT ranges for those attending from in-state versus out of state. Not sure how these numbers compare to the accepted student ranges.


I’m not sure where the stat about Georgetown limiting the number comes from. My son’s school last year 6 accepted to Georgetown and 11 accepted to UNC. We are out of state.