The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Undergraduate Admissions

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB #2200, Jackson Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-2200

Graduate Admissions

The Graduate School
CB 4010, 200 Bynum Hall
Chapel Hill NC 27599-4010

UNC-Chapel Hill

UNC-Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was the nation's first state university and the only public university to award degrees in the eighteenth century. Recent national rankings include the following:

·         First among the 100 best U.S. public colleges and universities that offer high-quality academics at an affordable price as ranked by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine in February 2013—a ranking maintained for twelve consecutive reports since they were first published in 1998.

·         #1 on the “2012 Best Value Colleges” list published by The Princeton Review and reported jointly with USA Today.  

·         Fifth best public university in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 “Best Colleges” guidebook for the twelfth consecutive year. First among public campuses for the eighth consecutive year and seventeenth overall in “Great Schools, Great Prices.”


Carolina offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees in academic areas critical to North Carolina's future: social and natural sciences, arts and humanities, business, dentistry, education, law, medicine, nursing, public health and social work, among others. Whether online or in the classroom, Carolina offers talented students the opportunity to learn in a high-quality academic environment.


Distance Education at UNC-Chapel Hill


UNC-Chapel Hill’s distance education programs, certificates, and courses offer students opportunities to participate in the Carolina experience without having to live on or near campus. Courses are available in completely online, blended (a mix of technology-mediated and face-to-face instruction), or correspondence formats.


Undergraduate Distance Education Courses

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Friday Center for Continuing Education offers students two options for distance-based undergraduate courses:

·         Carolina Courses Online: Courses are taught on a semester schedule in the fall and spring, and over one extended summer session.

·         Self-paced Courses:  Courses are started and completed at the student’s own pace over a maximum period of nine months.


Graduate and Professional Certificates and Degree Programs

Students interested in graduate and professional certificates and degrees can apply to enroll in a wide range of programs in Business, Journalism and Mass Communication, Public Health, Public Administration, and Allied Health Sciences.


More information about UNC distance education courses, certificates, and degree programs can be found on the UNC-Chapel Hill Distance Education website.