Diverse ideas, talents, interests, and life experiences. Diverse racial, cultural, economic, and geographical backgrounds. And an endless array of diverse opportunities—to think deeply, to express yourself, to pursue your passions—both inside and outside the classroom. As a Carolina student, you’ll find that what it all adds up to is this: a diverse and dynamic community where new experiences, fresh insights, and new ways of viewing the world await you at every turn.
Did you know that:
- This year’s entering students come from 96 North Carolina counties, 45 states and the District of Columbia, and 28 different countries.
- For Fall 2012, 31 percent of the entering class are students of color. This includes 382 African-American students, 96 American Indian students, 238 Hispanic/Latino/Latina students, and 515 Asian/Asian-American students.
- Enrollment of international students has increased by 68% from 2008 to 2012.
- In addition to their classroom education, Carolina students also take advantage of an extensive variety of experiential learning opportunities. More than 60 percent of them participate in breakthrough research projects. They choose from more than 30,000 internship opportunities across the globe. And, with 300 programs in 70 different countries to choose from, more of them study abroad than at most other public research universities in the nation.
- Our undergraduate student body of 18,000 is united by 700+ organizations, 33 residence halls (including 9 learning communities), a commitment to improving Chapel Hill and beyond, and the excitement of cheering on the 28 teams that compete in the NCAA.
If you'd like more information on diversity at Carolina, please download our diversity fact sheet.