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UNC Out-of state

hsi030hsi030 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
Hi, I am a high school sophomore that currently resides in PA. I really want to go to UNC after high school. What does UNC look for in a student? Any tips?

Replies to: UNC Out-of state

  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Forum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama Posts: 84,178 Forum Champion
    Why would you want to go to UNC? Is it because it has a med school?
  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Super Moderator Posts: 35,889 Super Moderator
    Google the Common Data Set for UNC (section C7) to see what they use for admission. Also look at its web site to see what is necessary to apply.
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 22,879 Forum Champion
    UNC has its class profile online. You can also check the UNC common data set. It is competitive for out of state admissions. In any event, I'd recommend against targeting one school -- there are tons of great colleges out there.
  • csdadcsdad Registered User Posts: 2,289 Senior Member
    I researched this for a student a couple years ago. If I remember correctly the admit rate for OOS was around 15% & average SAT was around 1400 (CR + M). I found a student newspaper article citing stats, but can not find it now.
  • warblersrulewarblersrule Super Moderator Posts: 9,951 Super Moderator
    edited October 2015
    If I remember correctly the admit rate for OOS was around 15% & average SAT was around 1400 (CR + M).
    Stats for fall 2014...

    Admit rate
    53% IS / 18% OOS

    Average SAT CR
    643 IS / 662 OOS

    Average SAT Math
    656 IS / 688 OOS

    Average SAT Writing
    635 IS / 671 OOOS

    Average CR+M SAT
    1299 IS / 1350 OOS

    Why would you want to go to UNC?
    • Best public university in the South if you exclude Texas
    • Great weather
    • Nice campus
    • Great college town
    • Friendly people and a thriving social scene
    • Long and interesting history (first public university founded in the US)
    • Tons of school spirit
    • Cross-registration and an intense rivalry with another top university
    • Nearly unique among publics in offering financial aid to all admitted domestic students
    • Noticeably smaller than many other flagship publics (18,000 undergrads, compared to 30,000+ at some)

    I don't think it's at all surprising someone would want to apply.
    Post edited by warblersrule on
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