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UNC-Chapel Hill Ranks No. 1 Best Value for 11th Year

You can’t beat North Carolina for great education at a great value. For the 11th year running, UNC-Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, was named by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine as the number one top value for public universities. The magazine attributes generous financial aid, a highly-competitive admission rate, low student-faculty ratios and strong graduation rates to the school’s first-place ranking.

The University is located in the Town of Chapel Hill in the north central portion of North Carolina. As one of the three corners anchoring The Research Triangle, Chapel Hill, along with Raleigh and Durham, continually receives accolades for being a top location to live and do business.

UNC-Chapel Hill is one of 17 institutions in the University of North Carolina System. Included are 16 colleges and universities as well as a public boarding school for academically and intellectually gifted junior and senior high school students from across the state. The UNC System is an essential pillar in the infrastructure that supports and maintains North Carolina’s highly skilled and productive workforce.

Among distinguished UNC-Chapel Hill alumni are Thomas Clayton Wolfe, John Forsythe, Andy Griffith, Jay Thomas, Lewis Black, Jeff MacNelly, Charles Kuralt, 36 state governors, 12 Pulitzer recipients, a U.S. president, a U.S. vice president and many accomplished athletes, including Mia Hamm and Michael Jordan.

For more information on other notable UNC-Chapel Hill rankings, visit UNC News.
For more information on higher education in North Carolina, visit the UNC System.