The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The university is the oldest public institution of higher education in the United States and is part of the University of North Carolina System.
UNC offers 71 bachelor's, 110 master's and 77 doctoral degree programs. Carolina enrolls more than 26,800 students from all 100 North Carolina counties, the other 49 states and 47 other countries. State law requires that the percentage of students from North Carolina in each freshman class meet or exceed 82%
James Moeser is the current chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Moeser began his work as chancellor at UNC-Chapel Hill on August 15, 2000. He has since overseen and introduced many historic changes and improvements for the university, including the Carolina Covenant, Carolina First Campaign, Carolina Connects Initiative, expansions of current genome research at the university, and the passing of a referendum for the nation's largest higher education bond package.
UNC Chapel Hill's 729-acre central campus includes the two oldest state university buildings, Old East and Person Hall. Old East and Playmakers Theatre, an 1852 Greek revival building, are National Historic Landmarks.
The American Society of Landscape Architects selected the Carolina campus as one of the most beautifully landscaped spots in the country. That listing is typical of the praise the university receives affirming the charm of mighty oaks, majestic quadrangles, brick sidewalks and other landscaping synonymous with Carolina.
Today, the campus is undergoing an unprecedented physical transformation made possible in part by North Caroliniansí overwhelming approval of the $3.1 billion bond referendum for higher education. The referendum, approved in November 2000, was the nationís largest higher education bond package.
UNC anchors one corner of the famed Research Triangle Park, which has played a vital role in nurturing the economic development of North Carolina and provides many career opportunities for graduates of the university.