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how is the campus/environment?

cafe_kscafe_ks Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
hello!
i really wanted to go to university of north carolina chapel hill....
because of its solid business undergrad program.
however, recently i've heard that there's basically nothing around there....it's like middle of no where :(
so is it boring if i go there for uni?
and how's the environemnt and the campus?
is it worth of going/applying?

thanks a lot
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Replies to: how is the campus/environment?

  • Jon_UNC87Jon_UNC87 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    I love it personally, its a far cry from where I was attending. I don't have much to complain about! Chapel hill is a nice college, and there are always people out walking around so if you like to socialize it is the place for you. If you like college parties and clubing and franklin street and people in general you will have fun here. The campus is beautiful and vibrant. In my opinion, there is plenty to do here and having friends only makes it better.
  • heathergeeheathergee Registered User Posts: 473 Member
    Chapel Hill is one of the best college towns there is, so I don't know who you've been talking to. There is ALWAYS something going on.
  • gator2008gator2008 Registered User Posts: 362 Member
    yea i dont go to UNC; but wanna transfer there and ive heard nothing but good things about the campus and environment...how friendly everyone is...theres always something to do on campus or franklin street....ull always b able to find something to do

    cafe where did u hear that from?
  • cloyingcloying Registered User Posts: 884 Member
    UNC was ranked as the best college town in the nation by ESPN.

    There are TONS of things to do around campus, on Franklin, and Carrboro. I have never, ever thought that there wasn't enough to do here, it's the exact opposite. I feel like I could never possibly take full advantage of everything here.
  • cafe_kscafe_ks Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    aw thanks :)
    then i guess i'm applying there!
    but are there lots of chances for scholarship/financial aid ? :S
  • gator2008gator2008 Registered User Posts: 362 Member
    what r u a first year or transfer?

    and r u in state or out of state?
  • eadadeadad Registered User Posts: 2,759 Senior Member
    Here is an interesting article from the New York Times about college towns that grads don't want to leave....among them Chapel Hill. I found it of interest because my recent grad son stayed in Chapel Hill until July 26th before returning to get ready for Med School here in Texas. Coincidentally that is the day before this article was printed.....

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/27/education/edlife/27collegetown.html?_r=1&pagewanted=1&ref=edlife&oref=slogin


    Here is an excerpt:

    "CHAPEL HILL (pop. 49,919)

    (UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

    Graduates make money, get married and develop a taste for designer bedding and organic food. Diners begin charging $8 for a plate of eggs. House prices rise. The compact, leafy town that grew around U.N.C. has become one of the most expensive places to live in the state. Most of the university staff commutes.

    “Sometimes we’re cursed by our own success,” says Mark Chilton, a 1993 graduate who stayed behind and is now mayor of Carrboro, about a mile from U.N.C. Living in a college town has gained “a new level of social acceptability,” he says.

    “If you look at old graduation speeches, you find evidence of the traditional mentality that if you want to make it big, you have to go off and find work in the big city and move to the top of the ladder,” he adds. “My generation may be known for its slackers, but we’ve stopped accepting that as the correct definition of success.”

    Tom Jensen, a 24-year-old Michigan native who graduated in 2006, wanted to live in Chapel Hill so badly that he commutes three hours a day to Raleigh for his job at a polling company. He pays $875 for a one-bedroom apartment and doesn’t consider Chapel Hill too upscale. “Anyone who’s been here longer than five years is locked into this idealized notion of what the town used to be,” he says, “and that’s probably just whatever it was like when they were seniors in college. Obviously, that’s when it was really perfect.”
  • divinevalleydivinevalley Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    unc is the best. it's like the best ranked public school, but well I guess rankings are overrated...

    I just moved in like a week ago and I looove it. there are SO many things available and there's so much food- restaurants at Franklin St. !!!! that's not in the middle of nowhere!!!!

    it's pretty prestigious too. yet cheap.

    and supposedly the chemistry dep. is really intense!!!
  • cafe_kscafe_ks Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    really? that's cool!
    i thought north carolina might be a bit boring, i guess i was wrong! :P

    oh by the way, i'm an international student *
    applying to first year :)
  • leah377leah377 Registered User Posts: 3,834 Senior Member
    i can PROMISE you that carolina is anything but boring.
    i'd almost venture to promise you that you'd love it here, because i've never met anyone who doesn't (there's a place here for everyone!), but i don't wanna be in trouble if you turn out to be the anomaly ;)

    i know you're not in close proximity, but if you get a chance to visit, you definitely should--a lot of my out-of-state friends made their decisions after visiting and subsequently falling in love with UNC
  • phonyreal98phonyreal98 Registered User Posts: 1,984 Senior Member
    Chapel Hill is NOT 3 hours away from Raleigh.
  • eadadeadad Registered User Posts: 2,759 Senior Member
    I think they might have been talking about total commute time (both ways) with rush hour traffic which is the norm/standard for describing time of commute.
  • phonyreal98phonyreal98 Registered User Posts: 1,984 Senior Member
    ok...i could see 3 hours both ways
  • leah377leah377 Registered User Posts: 3,834 Senior Member
    it's like 25 minutes there and 25 minutes back..
    i'm no math major, but i think that makes the commute 50 minutes.
  • belevittbelevitt Registered User Posts: 2,005 Senior Member
    that is something i was really interested in, how common is it to travel between the points of the research triangle? if my wife works in raleigh, would it be feasible to live in chapel hill? are there town more central to the triangle?
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