University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Continente: North America

Country: United States

Address: 250 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Web Site: www.unc.edu



About University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also known as UNC, UNC Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina, or simply Carolina, is a public research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. It is the flagship of the 17 campuses of the University of North Carolina system. After being chartered in 1789, the university first began enrolling students in 1795, which also allows it to be one of three schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States. Out of all three to claim said title, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was the only public university to hold classes and graduate students in the eighteenth century. The first public institution of higher education in North Carolina, the school opened its doors to students on February 12, 1795. The university offers degrees in over 70 courses of study through fourteen colleges and the College of Arts and Sciences. All undergraduates receive a liberal arts education and have the option to pursue a major within the professional schools of the university or within the College of Arts and Sciences from the time they obtain junior status. Under the leadership of President Kemp Plummer Battle, in 1877 North Carolina became coeducational and began the process of desegregation in 1951 when African-American graduate students were admitted under Chancellor Robert Burton House. In 1952, North Carolina opened its own hospital, UNC Health Care, for research and treatment, and has since specialized in cancer care. The school's students, alumni, and sports teams are known as "Tar Heels". UNC's faculty and alumni include 9 Nobel Prize laureates, 23 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 49 Rhodes Scholars. Additional notable alumni include a U.S. President, a U.S. Vice President, 38 Governors of U.S. States, 98 members of the United States Congress, 9 Cabinet members, 39 Henry Luce Scholars, 9 World Cup winners and 3 astronauts as well as founders and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. The campus covers 729 acres (3 km2) of Chapel Hill's downtown area, encompassing the Morehead Planetarium and the many stores and shops located on Franklin Street. Students can participate in over 550 officially recognized student organizations.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 23 25 27 26 24 25 25 28 27 29 28 32

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 49 45 68 62 52 60 56 65 75 74 74
Engineering - 153 174 179 175 202 166 215 218 267 256 255
Life Sciences - 29 25 26 26 25 22 21 24 24 24 21
Clinical Medicine - 18 19 18 16 18 16 19 17 20 20 22
Natural Sciences - 130 84 79 87 103 133 135 131 156 159 149
Social Sciences - 11 11 8 5 7 5 4 4 7 8 5

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 52 52 71 76 78 81 94 95
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 185 221 211 206 213 248 250 275 291
Chemistry - - - 40 51 58 50 44 60 68 79 70
Civil Engineering - - - 111 153 108 85 111 129 192 230 239
Computer Science - - - 67 61 69 68 79 87 139 112 150
Electrical Engineering - - - 229 178 - 254 291 240 249 251 252
Environment / Ecology - - - - 76 52 49 41 53 61 53 53
Geosciences - - - 134 179 197 150 173 186 200 169 164
Materials Science - - - 156 164 181 164 168 159 155 153 131
Mathematics - - - 36 58 46 42 43 50 57 63 41
Mechanical Engineering - - - 235 246 275 264 290 293 - - 301-350
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 2 3 3 2 2 2 3
Physics - - - 284 275 274 - - - - 351-400 351-400
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 81 74 95 112 120 106 116 134