Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is ranked 1 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 9 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 76%
Applicants who took ACT 74%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+25%
600-69950%
600+75%

SAT Math Score

700+29%
600-69951%
600+80%

ACT Score

30-3652%
24-2942%
24+94%

Students applied31,953
Students admitted9,510
Admission rate30%

Students per faculty14

4-year graduation rate82%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$6,881
Fees$1,953
Room and board$11,218
Estimated book expense$1,442
Total cost$21,494

Cost after need-based aid$4,250
Cost after non-need-based aid$14,018

Average debt at graduation$20,127

Out of State

Tuition$31,963
Fees$1,953
Room and board$11,218
Estimated book expense$1,442
Total cost$46,576

Cost after need-based aid$29,332
Cost after non-need-based aid$39,100

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$51,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$17,244
Average non-need-based aid$7,476

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment18,415

Full-Time

Men7,299
Women10,346

Part-Time

Men391
Women379

Freshmen retained97%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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