Transfer Students: Compare communities

On your application you will be prompted to rank your preferred residential areas from north and south campus as well as apartments. This way, no matter which region of campus you end up being assigned, you will have had the opportunity to let Housing know which areas you prefer.

Just keep in mind, we can't guarantee you will be assigned to one of your preferred areas; it all depends what space is available after current students select their housing. In addition to varying rates for each of the options, the basic differences are:

  • North/middle campus residence hall - This region of campus is typically desirable due to the proximity of the residence halls to academic buildings; many upperclass students opt for this region of campus. Rooms on northern campus are corridor style, while rooms on middle campus are suite style.
  • South campus residence hall - This region of campus is a great environment for students new to UNC, because residents are often eager to meet new people and get connected to campus; community programs are well attended, and students describe this region of campus as having a very "social atmosphere." Rooms on southern campus are suite style, housing four to eight students per suite
  • Ram Village Apartments (Building 2) - This southern campus apartment-style accommodation will offer three bedrooms per unit, with each bedroom housing two students (in other words, six students per apartment). This option is similar to living in a suite on southern campus, but you have the added bonus of a full kitchen and a shared living room.
  • Ram Village Apartments (Building 1, 3, 5 or Taylor Hall) - This southern campus apartment-style accommodation offers four bedrooms per unit, with each bedroom housing only one student (four students per apartment). This option is a great way to have your own room, a full kitchen and a shared living room, while getting to know three other apartment-mates.