The Ivy Coach Daily

August 26, 2018

UNC Class of 2022

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UNC is one of our nation’s most prestigious public universities (photo credit: Yeungb).

Curious about the breakdown of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Class of 2022? Wonder no more. UNC Chapel Hill will be welcoming 4,295 first-year students this fall in addition to 800 transfer students. This year’s incoming class features more first-generation college students than any class in the university’s history — or at least dating back to when the school first started recording this kind of data fifteen years ago. 21% of incoming students will be the first in their families to attend college, up from 17% last year. The class also features the highest number of students from North Carolina’s rural counties, another big coup for the alma mater of Michael Jordan. Indeed among native North Carolinians, 40% of enrollees hail from rural counties, a figure that’s up 5% from just last year.

Breakdown of the UNC Class of 2022

As the university’s communications department reports in a press release about the incoming students, “The new students are extraordinarily well-prepared academically and also contribute outside the classroom. Among new transfer students, the average GPA at their previous colleges was 3.7 on a 4.0 scale. 45 percent of new first-year students ranked within the top 10 students in their high school class, and 78 percent ranked within the top 10 percent. 93 percent of new first-year students have taken five or more Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or college-level courses while in high school. 52 percent of all incoming students held a paying job during the school year; 58 percent had daily responsibilities within their families; 67 percent competed in a sport; and 88 percent participated in community service.”

But do check out UNC’s press release about their incoming students because it is the most extensive analysis about a university’s incoming class of any we’ve read this year. Ivy Coach salutes UNC for offering such vivid details about their incoming students. Too many schools merely release first-generation and ethnic breakdown data but UNC went several steps further with intended majors, academic credentials, extracurricular achievements, and much more. Way to go, UNC!

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