Move-in weekend is one of the busiest, most exciting times at Carolina! It marks the beginning of a new year for all students and staff alike. Campus housing is full for the semester, with 9,000 students slated to live in the 32 residence halls and three apartment communities. In addition, 1,000 students will live in Granville Towers, three residence halls owned by the Chapel Hill Foundation Real Estate Holdings.
Estimated fall 2010 first-year class breakdown
Again this year, Carolina has enrolled an extraordinarily talented and diverse group of students, admissions officials say. The young men and women have distinguished themselves academically and in leadership, service, athletics and the arts.
All numbers and percentages below are preliminary and may change after the mid-September census.
Admitted first-year students hail from 98 N.C. counties, 42 states, the District of Columbia and 27 other countries.
Number applied: 23,275
Number admitted: 7,547, 32 percent of those who applied
Number expected to enroll: 3,990, 53 percent of those admitted
First-generation college students: 19 percent
Percentages of those reporting rank in graduating class:
• 10th or higher: 41.9 percent
• First or second: 11.9 percent
• In top 10 percent: 78.2 percent
Average SAT score: 1304 average combined score of reading and math; 644 critical reading; 660, math; 637, writing
Middle 50 percent SAT score: 1200 to 1410
• 94.3 percent of the students have volunteered in their communities
• 54.5 percent have traveled outside the United States
• 17 percent have achieved fluency in another language
• 48.1 percent were presidents of classes or clubs
• 27.2 percent conducted research outside the classroom