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Who got into UNC?

nvra2ndchancenvra2ndchance Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
Is there anyone on here that can give advice to any prospective UNC-CH students?
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Replies to: Who got into UNC?

  • TartheheelTartheheel Registered User Posts: 86 Junior Member
    1) Look at the average numerical stats for all incoming students (especially the class of 2010), try your best to meet/exceed those standards.

    2) Work hard on those essays. Remember, ~19-20,000 qualified students apply for a class of ~3,500 which is pretty tough, and hence even scoring within the average numeric. stat range. may not be enough because of too many equally qualified candidates. Therefore, one must distinguish oneself by writing unique essays and having good ECs etc...(which I think is the same scenario for all good schools,..)

    3) Be sure to emphasize your interest in coming here through campus visits if possible or by contacting someone at the admissions office/asking questions etc. They DO keep a record of this you know...

    After doing the aforementioned just hope for the best! ...
    and if UNC is a 'best fit' for you, you WILL get in...! Good Luck!

    Go Heels!

  • jimbob1225jimbob1225 Registered User Posts: 3,457 Senior Member
    move to NC... :)
    about one third of the kids from our senior class ended up at chapel hill
  • TartheheelTartheheel Registered User Posts: 86 Junior Member
    That's a good one...Therefore, the aforementioned pointers are mostly valid for say, OOS? LOL! But then again,...it also depends on what school you go to...
  • jawjaw Registered User Posts: 805 Member
    a kid from Maryland at my school got in from OOS with a 3.7 GPA and a 1850 SAT...my school is competitive though
  • nvra2ndchancenvra2ndchance Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    jimbob1225 wrote:
    move to NC... :)

    yeah i asked my parents about that. lol. of course they said no.
    jaw wrote:
    my school is competitive though

    you go to a private school right? .... Does it make a difference for admissions if you go to public or private schools?
  • LadyjournalisttLadyjournalistt Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    Well, it worked when I asked my parents... ha ha but they had been thinking about it for a while... :)
  • TartheheelTartheheel Registered User Posts: 86 Junior Member
    Just the fact that you go to a public or private school would make little or no difference for admissions. However, the private 'preppy' school students DO tend to be "well bred" (ps. note the sarcasm) in that they're usually the ones who get the most help, advice, couseling, resources etc. directed towards college admissions and SAT/ACT prep. (No offence to those who do go to a private school..) And hence most private school kids tend to have a 'better looking' app, and do slightly better in the app. process in general. But, that doesn't mean a public school student CAN'T do the same or NOT have access to the same or even better opportunities. When it comes to college admissions, one has to look in the right place for opportunities and resources, and do the right things, at the right time...whether one does it at a private/public school matters ~ a little.
  • jawjaw Registered User Posts: 805 Member
    I go to a private school if you still want to know
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