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Are in state applicants valued over OOS applicants at UNC Chapel Hill??

jihihihijihihihi Registered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
Im applying there EA from out of state, will I have a smaller chance because Im not from NC?

Replies to: Are in state applicants valued over OOS applicants at UNC Chapel Hill??

  • intparentintparent Registered User Posts: 30,083 Senior Member
    I am pretty sure all state universities give an admissions tip to in-state students. The universities are partly funded by state residents' tax dollars, and have the primary purpose of educating state residents. UNC isn't going to be any different.
  • SouthFloridaMom9SouthFloridaMom9 Registered User Posts: 3,316 Senior Member
    Yes, UNC is known for that.
  • HRSMomHRSMom Registered User Posts: 4,199 Senior Member
    Yes. UNC must take over 80% in state residents. As a result, the OOS admittance rate is tiny.
  • InigoMontoyaInigoMontoya Registered User Posts: 1,518 Senior Member
    edited September 2015
    North Carolina state law caps out of state student acceptance at 18%. With UNC being such a well-known and regarded school, and out-of-state rates being reasonable compared to many other schools, it's highly competitive for out of state students.
  • jihihihijihihihi Registered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
    thanks everyone!
    @InigoMontoya do you mean that 18% of students must be OOS, or that 18% of OOS students are accepted?
  • InigoMontoyaInigoMontoya Registered User Posts: 1,518 Senior Member
    Stats from 2014:

    31,331 applied
    8,930 admitted (29% of all students applying; 53% of NC applicants; 18% of out-of-state applicants)
    3,974 enrolled (45% of all students admitted; 62% of NC admits; 21% of out-of-state admits)

    Stats from 2013:

    30,835 applied
    8,243 admitted (27% of all students applying; 51% of NC applicants; 15% of out-of-state applicants)
    3,946 enrolled (48% of all students admitted; 63% of NC admits; 23% of out-of-state admits)
  • NewYawkNewYawk Registered User Posts: 343 Member
    18% is the max percentage of OOS admitted into the first year class. OOS includes international students. The OOS first year applicant pool also includes quite a few students with admissions hooks (recruited athletes, etc). The 18% restriction does not apply to undergrad transfer applicants.
  • twogirlstwogirls Registered User Posts: 5,907 Senior Member
    edited November 2015
    I would not say that in state students are valued more (although my guess is that educating in state students is important to them); the issue is that legally there is an 18% cap on OOS students. When you factor in the transfers, 25% are from OOS. When we attended orientation they were discussing the importance of accepting students outside of North Carolina. As I recall, UNC receives many many more applicants from outside the state than from within.
  • cycleridecycleride Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    I believe in 2014, of the 31,000+ that applied, over 22,000 applicants were from out of state. So the effective acceptance rate of the out of state applicant pool is a good bit lower than in state
  • twogirlstwogirls Registered User Posts: 5,907 Senior Member
    For the HS class of 2015, there were just under 22,000 OOS applicants and about 3800 acceptances. I believe 811 enrolled. There were about 10,000 in-state applications.
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