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The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

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I would never recommend this school to anyoneQuite BrightChemistry
I would never recommend this school to anyone of color. It is a scam. They lack in diversity and the faculty can be very racist, especially toward African American students. Furthermore, the university protected white supremacist group members who cared guns during the protest without informing students about the potential for violence. They don't want to look out for African American students. The financial aid office is absolutely terrible, as well. I have been misinformed everytime I go in there and I always get a different answer when I reach out through email than in person. In addition to getting different answers, I have struggled to get financial aid each year. The more scholarships I receive, the more money they take away from your financial aid package. They always brag during tours and orientation about providing financial assistance, but unless you are a Morehead-Cain scholar or a Covenant Scholar, you will always have to take out a loan. My parents are public school educators and I can't go one year without taking out loans, even though teacher pay in North Carolina is 46th in the nation. They even had the nerve to take away my work study every year because I always try to get one scholarship. Work study is where students get those wonderful research positions though that medical schools love. It is very hard to find research positions for non-work study students. This is ridiculous. Scholarships given to students are hard to find here and you have to really dig through websites to find they-almost like they hid them. They seem like they don't want kids to graduate debt free. I'm really disappointed. Also, Phillip's Hall and so many other buildings need a major face lift. There was water constantly leaking from the stairs and it looked like the building where going to collapse. They are in major need of some renovations because the bathrooms are old, the water didn't even work in some restrooms for an entire semester, and the elevators don't even stop all the way at the floor for a few seconds. Be careful when you are walking through North campus. The only pretty buildings are Genome Science Building, the Student Store, the Student Union, Carol Hall, and Lenior Dining on North Campus. Lastly,the Chemistry department is TERRIBLE. If you are premed, your GPA may be destroyed here by taking Chem classes. Chemistry 102 has one of the highest fail rates and why? Professors in the Chem department don't know how to teach, except for Bliem and Freeman. Tiani is absolutely horrible. Also, if you want a recommendation from a Chem professor, plan to get real cozy with them. They are selective in who they recommend, even if you attend review sessions and go to office hours. Don't believe anything you hear from them on yours or at orientation. It is all a lie if you are a student of color. I wish I had honestly went to another school where I could flourish and be supported. They lack a lot of things and invest their money in sports, when it should be going to their students. African American students are just treated as numbers that they can brag about. This institution is screwed up.
2nd Year Female -- Class 1921
Useful Schoolwork: A+, Education Quality: F
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I thoroughly enjoyed my time at UNC.Quite BrightChemistry
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at UNC. There are numerous research opportunities in my department, which was crucial in finding the subfield I'm most interested in; I've been involved with 4 labs, and 3 were excellent experiences. Overall, UNC was a wonderful home during my time here, and I feel that it has helped me develop into a true researcher.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2018
Education Quality: A+, Useful Schoolwork: B
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The class sizes are large and there isBiology
The class sizes are large and there is very little student participation. Not much to do in Chapel Hill except drink at bars and go to sporting events. UNC does not put academics as a priority. If you are not in a fraternity or sorority, the is nothing to do. Also, if you are not greek, you will be at a huge disadvantage for tests because they save old tests and cheat from them. The professors mindlessly give the same lectures year after year and use the same tests.
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