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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Computer Science Programs

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public institution located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The city atmosphere of Chapel Hill makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

370 Undergraduate Degrees
98 Graduate Degrees
$34,824 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
24% Acceptance Rate

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, UNC Chapel Hill is ranked #68 out of 408 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. It is also ranked #3 out of 18 schools in North Carolina.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UNC Chapel Hill has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#25 Most Popular Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UNC Chapel Hill.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#18 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UNC Chapel Hill has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Value Colleges for Information Science College Factual
#8 Best Colleges for Information Science College Factual
#24 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#50 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#57 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#132 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill?

Location of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Contact details for UNC Chapel Hill are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 103 South Bldg Cb 9100, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 919-962-2211
Website: www.unc.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uncchapelhill
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNC

How Do I Get Into UNC Chapel Hill?

You can apply to UNC Chapel Hill online at: www.admissions.unc.edu/Apply

Admission Requirements for UNC Chapel Hill

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNC Chapel Hill?

24% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
39% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at UNC Chapel Hill is 24%, which means the school is highly selective when deciding who will be admitted and who won't. Even if you have great grades and test scores, that may not be enough. So be sure to look for ways to make your application memorable.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 24%, and the acceptance rate for women is 25%.

Average Test Scores

About 39% of students accepted to UNC Chapel Hill submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 640 and 720. Math scores were between 630 and 740.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  ( 640 to 720 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  ( 630 to 740 )
200
800
UNC Chapel Hill received ACT scores from 64% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 28 and 34. Math scores were between 27 and 32. Composite scores were between 28 and 33.

ACT English Scores for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  ( 28 to 34 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  ( 27 to 32 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  ( 28 to 33 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill?

$34,824 Net Price
28% Take Out Loans
1.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNC Chapel Hill is $34,824. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UNC Chapel Hill, approximately 28% of students took out student loans averaging $6,478 a year. That adds up to $25,912 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNC Chapel Hill is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,528 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,154 undergraduate students at UNC Chapel Hill, with 18,528 being full-time and 626 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UNC Chapel Hill

There are also 10,723 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,528 full-time undergraduates at UNC Chapel Hill, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UNC Chapel Hill

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UNC Chapel Hill Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,137
Black or African American 1,481
Hispanic or Latino 1,591
White 10,901
International Students 739
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,679

Geographic Diversity

North Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 102 countries are represented at UNC Chapel Hill. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1,310 Took All Classes Online
4,411 Took At Least One Class Online
2.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,411 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNC Chapel Hill has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 20th most popular in North Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UNC Chapel Hill

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was 2.1%. This is the #1,443 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNC Chapel Hill regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UNC Chapel Hill majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
General Information Science 19%
Information Science 19%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Science 297 27 18 342
General Information Science 73 47 6 126
TOTAL 370 74 24 468

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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