The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Category: Tier 1 research institution | State: North Carolina

About The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill opened its doors for students in 1795, as the nation's first public university. UNC has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world, and is classified as a very high research activity institution. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse, student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, with a value unmatched by any public university in the nation.

STATUS: Military Friendly®

Military Friendly Ratings

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The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

Academic Policies & Compliance

Admissions & Orientation

Culture & Commitment

Financial Aid & Assistance

Graduation & Career

Military Student Support & Retention

Why attend The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

UNC is an excellent choice for military members, both active duty and veterans. While admission to Carolina is competitive, we recognize that students travel many paths to get here, and consider each application thoroughly. Your military service is advantageous, as we look for excellence in academics, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. We are approved to accept military tuition assistance, Veterans Affairs education benefits, and offer Yellow Ribbon scholarships for students classified as out-of-state for tuition purposes. Carolina has a strong transfer credit articulation process, and works closely with the North Carolina Community Colleges to prepare transfer students for success.


Top Degrees

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $3,440 $15,981 $4,821 $981
Fees $976 $976 $13,427 $981
Room N/A N/A N/A N/A
Board N/A N/A N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A N/A N/A
Other Expenses N/A N/A N/A N/A
Totals $4,416 $16,957 $18,248 $1,962
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Committed to the 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • ACT or SAT test scores required for admission
  • ACT or SAT test score requirements waived for military students and veterans
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Provide admissions events or special admissions information sessions customized for prospective students who are military service members
  • Customized student orientation program for military students
  • Mentoring/on-boarding programs for new military students or veterans
  • Additional scholarships specifically for military students and veterans
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for military personnel
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers evening programs
  • Offers weekend programs
  • On-campus living requirement for students at any point in their enrollment
  • On-campus living requirement waived for active military students
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Academic support/tutoring
  • Academic advising
  • Mental health counseling
  • Transition Assistance
  • Accommodations for military students with disabilities
  • Full-time veteran counselors or advisors on staff
  • Veteran-to-veteran peer mentoring program
  • Online clubs or associations for military service members or veterans
  • Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans?