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stone_fox From: stone_fox Date: October 28th, 2003 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

I’m pretty sure you’ll get into UNC. Even though your EC’s aren’t as impressive as the rest, what you do have is probably enough. Your SAT score itself is about 200 points higher than the in-state average, so that’s a big plus. Also, admissions like to see that you stick to certain activities…so doing piano for 10 years is an advantage for you. You can also put any community things you done, like with your church or whatever, to help build up that aspect of your application. If your GPA is over a 4.0 (and it should be, with all your AP’s), I think you’ll be fine.

I thought the same thing about Carolina when I first came here…but you’ll quickly learn where you’re going, and once you’ve been here for a couple of months, it really doesn’t seem so enormous. The campus itself is gorgeous (in my opinion) and sometimes there’s nothing better than just walking around the quad on a sunny October day (unlike today, lol). As far as teachers go, I would definitely recommend getting a subscription to pickaprof.com when it comes time to register for classes. Of course, that’s just the opinion of other people…the only true way to know is to see for yourself. I’ve had a pretty good experience so far with professors. I’ve been to my geology professor’s office hours, and he was really nice. If you take the time to come talk to them, especially in bigger classes, it will definitely help you get to know them better. Not all classes are huge, by the way. Most of the general intro classes are like that simply because so many undergrads need those courses for their majors. But your English class won’t have over 19 students, and all foreign language classes rarely have over 25. Just to give you an idea, my English class has 19, my Spanish has around 20, geology has maybe 140, geology lab has around 30, and philosophy has around 150. I had an econ class that had about 300, but I dropped it because I found it too time consuming for right now.

There’s lots of stuff to do as far as fun goes. Most people go on Franklin St, which is pretty much the center “strip” in Chapel Hill. Lots of restaurants, shops, clubs, etc to go to, and you can ride the bus from south campus (where you will live as a freshman) to get there, so there’s no problem of transportation. Everyone here is gearing up for Halloween, which is the biggest party of the year…thousands of people go out on Franklin and have a good time dressed up in costumes. Thursday nights are the “go out and get drunk nights”, and there are plenty of frat parties every Thursday to go to. You’re a girl, so you’ll get in fine…if you’re into that sort of thing. If not, there’s still plenty of stuff to do. Southpoint mall is just a bus ride away (and it’s really nice); there’s also going to Cat’s Cradle to see bands play, and going to football/basketball games (depending on the season). Basically, there is pretty much anything, so whatever you’re into, you’ll find a niche here.

Hope I helped some…good luck with all your applications! =)
facsimile_of_me From: facsimile_of_me Date: February 1st, 2004 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

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Hey,
I know you answered this forever ago, but I just wanted to say thanks. I just found out a couple of days ago that I got in, so I'm really excited! I'm pretty sure I'll be a tarheel myself soon! Mind if I add you to my friends?
stone_fox From: stone_fox Date: February 1st, 2004 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

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Sure, go ahead :)

and congratulations!
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