|Back-to-School Fact Sheet|
|Wednesday, August 19, 2009|
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Final fall enrollment figures for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will not be available until early September. Below are final enrollment figures from fall 2008 as a point of reference.
Total students: 28,567
Estimated fall 2009 freshman class breakdown
Admitted freshmen hail from 97 N.C. counties, 43 states and the District of Columbia and 23 other countries
Number applied: 23,048
Number admitted: 7,344; 32 percent of those who applied
Number expected to enroll: 3,953; 54 percent of those admitted
Average SAT score: 1302
Percentages of those reporting rank in graduating class:
• 10th or higher: 43.8 percent
• First or Second: 13.5 percent
• In top 10 percent: 79.6 percent
Estimated freshman class percentages
From North Carolina: 80 percent
From out of state: 20 percent
• African American: 11.5 percent
• Asian American: 8.9 percent
• American Indian: 1.1 percent
• Caucasian: 67.3 percent
• Hawaiian, Pacific Islander: 0.1 percent
• Hispanic: 5.9 percent
• Other: 2.9 percent
• Not reported: 2.3 percent
• 57.5 percent has traveled outside the United States
• 19.3 percent has achieved fluency in another language
• 49.2 percent was president of a class or club
• 26.5 percent conducted research outside the classroom
The most popular majors of the enrolling class as indicated on their applications are biology, business administration, chemistry, journalism, psychology and political science.
Annual undergraduate expenses for students taking 12 hours or more per semester
• In-state tuition: $3,865
• Out-of-state tuition: $21,753
• Annual required fees: $1,761
• Room (on-campus): $5,250
• Board (on-campus): $3,420
• Estimated books and supplies: $1,000
Housing and Residential Education
Carolina is housing more than 8,300 students on campus in 32 residence halls and three apartment communities. The Whitehead residence hall on South Columbia Street will be closed this year after being sold to The Carolina Inn. All other residence halls will be open for the year.
Old East and Old West Residence Halls will reopen this year after a one-year renovation. The project included renovations to mechanical systems, roofing and overall enhancements to improve the quality of interior spaces.
Student move-in is currently under way, with the busiest days expected on Friday (Aug. 21), Saturday (Aug. 22) and Sunday (Aug. 23).
A special move-in operation will be in effect on campus Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Aug. 19-23. In some cases, University Housing may allow resident students to move in earlier. At most of the residence halls, spaces will be held for “unloading” during these times. Students have 45 minutes to unload their vehicles. These spaces are reserved for short-term unloading only. Once belongings have been taken to student rooms, they (or their family/friends) should then move cars to the areas designated by permits distributed by move-in staff. For complete move-in information, please visit the Housing website at: http://housing.unc.edu .
South Road from Country Club Road to Raleigh Street will close to traffic from 5 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 23) to 5 a.m. Monday (Aug. 24) for FallFest, UNC’s annual, alcohol-free event welcoming students to campus. Parking will be reserved beginning at 4 p.m. in the School of Government deck, House Undergraduate Library lot and the Frank Porter Graham Student Union lot at Raleigh and South and on South Road. Chapel Hill Transit bus routes that may be detoured are the U and NU weekend routes.
Fall 2009 construction
Please be aware of notable construction in the following areas:
•Bell Tower Deck: As a result of construction on the Bell Tower and the Kenan Football Center, secured fences will be in place surrounding the construction areas. These fences may still reflect impediments to pedestrian access which may or may not persist through the beginning of the Fall Semester. If so, pedestrians should look for signs near various approaches to the area which will indicate pedestrian routes. For more information, visit the following website: http://www.dps.unc.edu/NewsLinks/FootballCenterWeb/FootballCenter.pdf
•Mason Farm Road & West Drive: Construction has shifted traffic patterns near the intersection of West Drive and Mason Farm Road. Two-way traffic on Mason Farm Road has been maintained, but a portion of the western lane of West Drive is closed, and pedestrian traffic on the north side of Mason Farm Road and the west side of West Drive has been blocked. This traffic pattern will occasionally be altered due to the Medical School’s construction on the Image Research Building (IRB) over the next three years. Also, a flashing traffic signal recently installed by the Town of Chapel Hill at the intersection of West Drive and Mason Farm Road has become operational. The Hospital Shuttle Stop on West Drive at the Bioinformatics Building will be relocated to the crosswalk on Mason Farm Road.
•South Road: Ongoing through mid-August, excavation is taking place for a Reclaimed Water utilities project along South Road. This work is scheduled to take place during overnight hours (7 p.m. through 9 a.m.) in phases, and two-way traffic will be maintained via flagmen during those hours. Steel plates will cover the excavation during daylight hours allowing for normal traffic patterns with minor disruptions. Due to the permanent staging fence which will run along the active excavation site beginning, some pedestrian detours will be implemented. During the upcoming phase of this project beginning as early as July 6th, an area directly in front of the Fetzer Gymnasium entrance will be closed, and pedestrians will need to cross at either the crosswalk at the Student Union / SRC or at the Old Bell Drive entrance. The Eastbound South Road bus stop in this area will be temporarily relocated just to the west. For further parking information or questions, call the UNC Department of Public Safety at (919) 962-3951.
Construction will affect traffic at various campus locations all year. The UNC Department of Public Safety provides up-to-date traffic and parking information on its Web site, http://www.dps.unc.edu/dps/ , under “breaking news.”
Chapel Hill Transit
•Chatham County Route: A new trial route serving Chatham County and UNC, Chapel Hill and Carrboro will begin Aug. 24. Initial funding for the service will be via a Federal Grant, Town of Pittsboro, Chatham County, and through fares. Permanent UNC and UNC Health Care Employees with addresses within the area that the route serves are eligible for free passes. Passes are available for non-UNC permanent employees and commuter students through CHT at a rate of $65 /monthly pass and $3 one-way fare. Eligible UNC and UNC Health Care employees should register for CAP and request the Chatham bus pass.
•NS Route: Peak hour service along the entire route will be improved to 10-minute headways for both the morning and evening.
•HS Route: New service will be implemented in August to serve Rogers Road and Morris Grove Elementary on Eubanks.
•HU and G Routes: Weekday schedule minor time adjustments will be made to improve reliability.
•SU and RU Routes: SU route will be discontinued due to low ridership numbers and the RU will be improved to provide 10-minute service from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
•Bus Stop Relocation -- As of Aug. 24, the bus stop at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) will be relocated eastward of the pedestrian crosswalk on Mason Farm Road, in order to provide safer access to the buses. The shelter will be moved with the stop. All bus routes and schedule times for Chapel Hill Transit and Triangle Transit for this stop will remain unchanged. An ADA accessible sidewalk is available to and from the ACC and the new bus stop. To see a map showing the relocated stops, visit the following website: http://www.dps.unc.edu/NewsLinks/MasonFarmWeb/BusStops.pdf/
2009-2010 Academic Calendar