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The Class of ’11

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These facts on the entering freshman class are estimates from the UNC Office of Undergraduate Admissions, based on information as of Aug. 15:

  • 20,064 students applied; 6,990, or 34.8 percent, were accepted; 3,879, or 55.5 percent of those admitted, are expected to enroll.
  • Average SAT score: 1302, up nine points from last year.
  • Admitted first-year students hail from 99 N.C. counties, 49 states, the District of Columbia and 49 other countries; 82 percent are from North Carolina.
  • 76.4 percent of those who reported a class rank were in the top 10 percent of their graduating high school classes; 40.6 percent ranked in first 10 spots; 6.5 percent ranked first in their class; and 92.2 percent were in the top 20 percent of their high school classes.
  • 87.3 percent of those who reported a grade point average posted at least 4.0.
  • 69.1 percent are Caucasian; 11.2 percent African-American; 8 percent Asian-American; 5.7 percent Hispanic; 0.9 percent Native Americans, Alaska natives; 0.1 percent Hawaiian, Pacific Islander; 2.6 percent reported “other”; 2.4 percent were not reported.
  • For a year at Carolina, it will cost them $3,705 for in-state tuition, $19,353 for out-of-state; $1,635 for annual required fees; $4,830 for a room (on-campus), $2,866 for board (on-campus); and an estimated $1,000 for books and supplies.

The student body is expected to total 17,124 undergraduates, 8,254 graduate students; 2,339 professional students, for a total of 27,717.

Final fall enrollment figures are expected in early September.


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