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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Postgraduate Students

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2018–19) 83
  • THE World University Ranking (2018–19) 56

History

  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was first chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly on December 11, 1789.
  • Building began in 1793, near the ruins of a chapel, chosen because of its central location within the state.
  • During World War II, UNC at Chapel Hill was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission.
  • Notable leaders of the university include the 26th Governor of North Carolina, David Lowry Swain (president 1835–1868); and Edwin Anderson Alderman (1896–1900), who was also president of Tulane University and the University of Virginia.