The first-year class includes the highest numbers of first-generation college students and students from North Carolina’s rural counties since the University began collecting this data 15 years ago.
The University doesn’t track the beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals among its student body, but there are DACA students — and alumni — who qualify for the program President Donald Trump has ordered phased out.
40,926 applied for admission (14 percent more than last year and second-largest increase in 25 years)
9,710, or 24 percent, were admitted
4,373, or 45 percent, are expected to enroll
Nearly 40,800 students have applied for admission to UNC for this fall. That total is as of Jan. 18 and reflects an increase of 13.7 percent from the previous year. It’s also the second-largest increase in the past 25 years.