Our campus is home to 8,300 students,
almost half of our undergraduate student body. We strongly recommend that all
students live on campus, particularly
through the first two years, because there
is simply no better way to experience
the unique sense of active engagement,
community, and belonging that defines
By living on campus, you’ll stay in touch with the heartbeat of Carolina. You’ll be centrally located near classes, libraries, dining halls, campus events, happenings in The Pit, the bustle of Franklin Street, and other can’t miss cornerstones of the Carolina experience. You’ll create strong, enduring bonds with people you might not have otherwise met.
According to the American Council on Education, on-campus students have better grades, take more credits, and are more likely to achieve a university degree than off-campus students. You have the rest of your life to live off campus, so don’t miss this chance to join your classmates and live the Carolina experience.
“I walk out of Carolina now treasuring the value and intrinsically satisfying impact of every opportunity and challenge: an internship across the Atlantic, a testy debate over literature in Greenlaw, a late-night conversation with a good friend in the basement of Cobb.”
Andrew Daub/English and International Studies/Huntersville, N.C.
Ready to apply?
First-year applicants may submit an application through either the Common Application or the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC). Both applications are available online and offer a secure, convenient application experience. Learn more about applying for admission.
And for the latest news from our office, including updates for applicants, please visit the Admissions Blog.