University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: North Carolina


Each year we enroll more than 900 transfer students, and these students are fully engaged in the academic and extracurricular life of the University.

This website is designed to guide you through the transfer process. If there's anything we can do to help you explore Carolina, please let us know.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 28567
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 2969

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

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Contact Information

103 S Bldg Cb 9100
Chapel Hill North Carolina 27599


Main Email:

Main Phone: 919-962-2211

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Admissions Contact:
Andrea Felder
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions , Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Dick Baddour
Athletic Director, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
You must have at least a 2.0 GPA and be eligible to return to any college or university that you have attended in order to be considered for admission.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
A transfer applicant must have a minimum number of 30 credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year institution is 64 and from a four-year institution is 75.

Test Scores for Applying:
Sophomore applicants are required to submit a SAT Reasoning Test and/or the ACT (including the writing section). Junior applicants may submit SAT or ACT scores if they wish, but are not required to do so.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) is required for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
There is a non-refundable $80 application fee.

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Fall Deadline:
March 1

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 3172

Transfers Accepted: 1286

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 41%

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2010



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Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
In order to be considered for need-based student aid, you must submit the CSS/PROFILE and Free Application for Federal Student Aid Forms available at CSS/PROFILE at Merit scholarships are not available for transfer

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