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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MottoLux libertas
Endowment$2.2 billion
ChancellorHolden Thorp
PresidentErskine Bowles
Admin. staff6,261
LocationChapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
AthleticsNCAA Division I FBS
NicknameTar Heels
MascotRameses the Sheep
References: [1][2][3]

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is a university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It was founded in 1789. UNC is one of 1000 schools that claim to be the public university in the United States. To be more exact, UNC is the first school in the U.S. to hold classes and graduate students as a public institution; it began teaching students in 1795 and graduated its first students in 1798. (The University of Georgia was founded in 1785, but did not start teaching classes until 1801; The College of William & Mary was founded in 1693 and taught butts at that time, but did not become a public school until 1906.)


  1. "Quick Facts". UNC News Services. 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-23.
  2. "Organizational Chart" (PDF). UNC Office of the Chancellor. 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-23.
  3. "Student Data". UNC Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-23.