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Commuter School?

sofla1sofla1 Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
Hello, my nephew is from out of state and is interested in this school but was told there was definitely more of a commuter vibe. I don't know if the person who told him was a graduate from way back or what. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.

Replies to: Commuter School?

  • twogirlstwogirls Registered User Posts: 6,615 Senior Member
    UNC-CH is most definitely not a commuter school.
  • ntk131998ntk131998 Registered User Posts: 357 Member
    Couldn't be less true. I know many people who live in chapel hill and even they stay in the dorms and rarely go home.
  • ITBgirlITBgirl Registered User Posts: 323 Member
    I would never say that about UNC. Most people are in-state, so they can go home, but they rarely do.
  • NCrentNCrent Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    Freshman have to live on campus, so UNC is definitely NOT a commuter school. However, a lot of in-state kids do go home over the long weekends, fall break, etc.,.
  • InigoMontoyaInigoMontoya Registered User Posts: 1,704 Senior Member
    There are some schools within the UNC system that are commuter schools, but UNC-CH most definitely is NOT one of them. Even going back a ways - Chapel Hill is the flagship school. I attended class there as a non-traditional student over 25 years ago and even then most students lived either on campus or in off-campus housing. Over holiday breaks it may be dead as a doornail, as the majority of students are in-state and so likely go home for holidays. All the kids I know at UNC-CH live within 30 minutes of campus but rarely come home except on holidays and over the summer.
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