The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The oldest public university in the United States. Chartered in 1789, and open in 1793. Is the flagship university of the North Carolina public univerisity system, which consists of 16 seperate campuses. Has inredible academics, which has lead to the title of a "public ivy" university. UNC is located in Chapel Hill, NC. Chapel Hill has been described as the dictionary definition of a college town. UNC also has some of the best athletics, including 5 NCAA basketball championships, and numerous championships in the other 26 varsity sport programs.
"What is it that binds us to this place as to no other? It is not the well or the bell or the stone walls or the crisp October nights. Our loyalty is not to the memories of what William Richardson Davie did 200 years ago . . . No, our love for this place is based upon the fact that it is as it was meant to be The University of the People. Two hundred years to the day since the founding of the First State University, we can read again the words on its seal--"light and liberty"-- and say the The University of North Carolina has lived by those two short noble words and say that in all of the American story there is no other place like this."
-Charles Kuralt, class of 55
October 12, 1993
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