University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- QS World University Ranking (2017–18) 80
- THE World University Ranking (2017–18) 56
- 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.