Connect with us on social media, including our Admissions Blog. Call us at (919) 966-3621; Hablamos español: Si prefiere hablar con un miembro del personal que habla español, por favor déjenos saber y estaremos encantados de responder a sus preguntas. Puede también contactarnos mediante un correo electrónico utilizando la forma ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC, UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Chapel Hill, or simply Carolina) is a public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It is the flagship of the 17 campuses of the University of North Carolina system. Pictures don’t do Carolina justice. There’s a sense of being here, a feeling that’s impossible to fully describe. You know it as soon as you walk onto campus. Ready for a tour? Sign up — and learn more about our special visit options here. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions serves students interested in continuing their education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Applications from all students are accepted and considered with care and respect. Admission to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is competitive. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was the first state university to admit students. It was chartered in 1789 and formally opened in 1795; from early in its history, it has encouraged research and creative activity. As early as 1853–1854 the catalog of the University carried an announcement of graduate coursework.