Sept. 17, 2021
Police have charged a suspect in the 2012 beating death of UNC student Faith Danielle Hedgepeth ’14. Chapel Hill Police, working with the State Bureau of Investigation, arrested Miguel Enrique Salguero-Olivares, 28, of Durham on...Read More
Sept. 1, 2021
Terry Rhodes ’78, dean of UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences, will retire at the end of the academic year after a 34-year career at Carolina. Rhodes has been dean of the college since March...Read More
Sept. 1, 2021
Carolina ranked 29th in the world and 20th in the United States among global universities, according to the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy on Aug. 15. The University also...Read More
For the 21st consecutive year, Carolina is ranked fifth among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.
The 2022 Best Colleges rankings released Monday also listed the University once again atop the best-value schools among national public universities and 10th overall among both public and private national universities; it has held the top spot in that category among public institutions for 17 years. Overall, Carolina ranked 28th in a six-way tie among national public and private institutions.
“These rankings demonstrate what we see happening on our campus every day: the Carolina community working to fulfill our mission of life-changing research and world-class scholarship,” Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz said in a news release. “I am particularly proud to see Carolina once again recognized for remaining accessible and affordable to our students. We are passionately public, and we will continue to make a significant impact on the people of our state and beyond.”
U.S. News & World Report assessed the year’s Best Colleges rankings by looking at 17 academic quality indicators, including graduate and retention rates; social mobility; faculty resources; academic quality assessments by peer institution presidents, provosts and deans; financial resources; student excellence and alumni giving.
Among public universities, the rankings ahead of UNC stayed unchanged, with UCLA in the top spot, followed by Cal-Berkeley, Michigan and Virginia. Carolina was tied at fifth — as has happened a few times in recent years — this time by UC-Santa Barbara and Florida.
Additional rankings for UNC on this year’s list include: