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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University information
NameUniversity of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
MottoLux libertas
Motto in EnglishLight and liberty
EstablishedDecember 11, 1789
Endowment$1.91 billion
ChancellorHolden Thorp
Under graduates18,579
Post graduates10,811
CityChapel Hill
StateNorth Carolina
CountryUnited States
CampusUniversity town
729 acre (3 km2)
Former namesNorth Carolina University (NCU)
(1789 � 1963)
ColorsCarolina blue and white
Athletic nicknameTar Heels
AthleticsNCAA Division I FBS
27 varsity sports
AffiliationsAAU, ACC, UNC

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (also known as UNC, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or simply Carolina) is a public research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. First enrolling students in 1795, UNC is one of the oldest public universities in the United States.

All undergraduates receive a liberal arts education and have the option to pursue a major within the professional schools of the university or within the College of Arts and Sciences from the time they obtain junior status. In both teaching and research, UNC has been highly ranked by publications such as BusinessWeek and U.S. News & World Report. The university forms one of the corners of the Research Triangle in addition to Duke University in Durham and North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

UNC has a strong history in athletics, most notably in men's basketball, women's soccer and men's lacrosse. The North Carolina Tar Heels share rivalries with other Tobacco Road schools and have provided many olympians to United States teams. The student newspaper The Daily Tar Heel has won national awards for collegiate media, while the student radio station WXYC provided the world's first internet radio broadcast.

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