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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation's first public university, was chartered in 1789 and opened to students in 1795. Today, UNC-Chapel Hill ranks among the great institutions of higher education in the nation, with offerings in 78 bachelor's, 112 master's, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs. The University enrolls more than 29,000 students who are taught by approximately 3,300 faculty members. Carolina's nationally acclaimed academics offer opportunities for public service, leadership, global study and research. UNC-Chapel Hill has a steadfast commitment to access and affordability with programs like the Carolina Covenant, which provides a debt-free education to low-income students from North Carolina and beyond.

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As one of the leading research universities in the world, UNC-Chapel Hill gives students access to cutting-edge knowledge from distinguished faculty while maintaining the feel and the focus of an outstanding liberal-arts college. A strong system of academic support services are offered to assist students in becoming independent learners and achieving academic success. The Division of Student Affairs provides essential programs and services to enhance student development, personal growth and academic success. Carolina students are challenged and enabled to become compassionate and responsible citizens and leaders of the campus, local, and global communities through an inclusive, culturally diverse living and learning campus environment.