Sunday, February 14, 2016

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - the first public university in United States

In 1795 North Carolina opened the first public university in the United States – the University of North Carolina (currently named the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

More than 200 years later, the University of North Carolina system encompass 17 public universities.

The university charted by the N.C General Assembly in 1789, was the first public university in the United States to open its door and the only one to graduate students in the eighteenth century. The first class was admitted in Chapel Hill in 1795.

In 1931, the N.C General Assembly redefined the University of North Carolina to include three state-supported institutions – the campus at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State College, and Woman’s College.

Today, the University offers 77 bachelors, 113 master’s, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences.

By fall 2015 headcount enrollment totaled 29,084 students, of which approximately two thirds are undergraduates.

The freshman acceptance rate was a selective 30%, with a solid 43% of accepted students choosing to enrol.

A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - the first public university in United States

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