About UNC-Chapel Hill

Opening its doors in 1795, UNC Chapel Hill became the nation’s first public university. Today the university offers 78 bachelor’s, 112 master’s, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 professional schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. Collaboration across disciplines in the pursuit of new knowledge is a hallmark of the university’s academic culture, as exemplified by an acclaimed academic health center anchored by five health sciences schools. More than 29,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students learn from a faculty of 3,600. Carolina’s 292,500 alumni live in all 50 states and more than 150 countries.

Now in its third century, UNC has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body and faculty, unparalleled academic opportunities, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation.

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“Every morning I am energized by our students and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences. I strongly believe in the mission of this institution, and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to make an impact on the Carolina experience.”

Senior Associate Director of Development
Arts and Sciences Foundation

Carolina Development cultivates the university’s community of friends and alumni to support UNC’s research mission and preserve its rich history. As we prepare for a new campaign, we are looking for fundraisers and development professionals who are excited by the opportunity to oversee gifts that make a huge impact on the university, the state of North Carolina, and the world. To learn more about our advancement efforts, explore all of Carolina Development’s projects.


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