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Don't expect much help from anyone outside professors.Quite BrightLanguage - French/Spanish/etc.
Don't expect much help from anyone outside professors. General faculty such as department heads, financial aid, advising, hate their jobs. I have screenshots of downright rude comments from faculty members when trying to get help navigating the outdated systems that they still have in place. No one answers phone calls. If your professor is a general education professor, expect the same. They are rude and condescending as if they are too good to teach a general education class. Generally the higher the class number, the more helpful and friendly that professor will be.If you are not from a wealthy family, you will have a harder time fitting into the student body. Most student are from a higher socioeconomic class and they know it. But there are so many students it's not difficult to find someone to be friends with.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2015
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Scholastic Success: F
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I would like to focus in this commentQuite BrightPolitical Science
I would like to focus in this comment on telling you guys about the people working for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Not professors or TAs (I was generally satisfied with them with a few exceptions), not students and the surrounding environment (those were quite controversial as well).

Since I am an international student, several times I had to ask for guidance on issues such as employment search, work visas, etc.

The Career Services at UNC are a joke. Career counselors never helped me with anything. Most of the time they were inaccessible to me, and whenever I had a chance to schedule an hour long appointment with them by about two-three weeks in advance, they could not answer my questions and finished with me earlier, not to mention their condescending tone and complete lack of empathy and interest in their job. Whenever I had a questions that had to do with my employment search, people working there just did not know the answer, and these were not super complicated questions that a qualified career services specialist must know, especially at a university that always brags about being so high quality! For example, I asked about my prospects of finding a job sponsored by a work visa in the US. They had to call another office, the office of international students and scholars, where counselors did not know the answer either because it had to do with jobs, a specialty of university career services. I was left without an answer at the end.

One time at the ACADEMIC ADVISOR COULD NOT SPELL WORDS CORRECTLY on a form that I asked her to fill out. The words like "practitioner" and "field." I am an international student, and I know English much better than her!

Another time I called the international students office and asked for one of their employee's advice, and she spoke with such a condescending tone I thought she's going to say that I should just go home to whatever country I came from. She was absolutely unable to help me with my question, she was obviously just trying to get rid of me as soon as possible, like she had better things to do.

For the $38,000 a year that an international student pays to go here - this plays isn't worth it. The service is horrible, the food is nasty, the students are incredibly stupid and close-minded, and the surrounding town is boring and pathetic.

The professors and some TAs are the only good thing about this university. If you really like studying and getting as much as you can from that, you'll be okay. The bottom line though: reconsider going to UNC. You will waste those precious 4 years of your life. Especially if you're an international student.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2012
Campus Aesthetics: A, Surrounding City: F
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I wish I hadQuite BrightEnglish
I wish I had never come here. This is the worst place in the country. The students are barbaric, and the English faculty is horrible. Avoid this place.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2013
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