Student Life

Welcome to UNC!

UNC was first chartered in 1789 and opened in January 1795. Graduate education began in 1876. As of the fall 2017 census, there are 8,531 graduate students, 2,518 professional students, and 18,862 undergraduates. There are currently 80-plus programs offering more than 160 different graduate degrees.

North Carolina Residency

Incoming and Current Students


The Graduate School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill believes in providing a rich, multi-cultural and diverse learning environment for all students and faculty.

Professional Development

The Graduate School Professional Development Program prepares students for academic and career success.

Graduate Student Center

The Graduate Student Center (GSC) is a central meeting space for graduate and professional student groups.

Honor Society

Plan a Visit to UNC-Chapel Hill

Check out the UNC Visitor's Center to arrange a visit. The Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitor's Bureau has news and information on events and activities.