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Profile of the Department of Housing & Residential Education

  • A member of UNC-Chapel Hill Student Affairs
  • Housing Population: 8,000+ residents (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Family Housing)
  • Residence Halls: 32 halls
  • Apartments: 2 communities (1 graduate, 1 undergraduate)
  • Professional Staff: 50 full-time employees
  • Student Staff: Over 400 student employees
  • Annual Revenue: $52M 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • The Nation’s first state university, founded in 1793
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranked Carolina the #1 Best Combination of Top-Flight Academics and Affordable Costs in American public higher education for the eighth consecutive time
  • #1 among major U.S. universities in the percentage of African-American students in the first-year class, according to The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, for six of the previous nine years
  • 5th Best Public University in U.S. News and World Report’s 2009 “Best Colleges” guidebook for the 8th consecutive year
  • Among the top 25 environmentally responsible schools, according to the Kaplan College Guide 2009 (Sustainability)
  • Diverse student population - Admitted first-year students hail from all 100 North Carolina counties, 41 states, the District of Columbia and 19 other countries
  • The Carolina Covenant provides a debt-free education to qualified low-income students from North Carolina and beyond, is a national model for making a college degree possible for qualified low-income students. To date, more than 1,500 UNC students have benefited from the program.