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Welcome to the road less traveled

Graduate school isn't for everyone. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 12 percent of the U.S. population holds an advanced degree. If you're still unsure about whether or not it's for you, connect with some of our students as they share the stories that brought them to graduate school, why they chose UNC and what their experience has been so far.

UNC Students

Newly Enrolled

“UNC is great at easing you into the programs and is willing to work with you every step of the way, which is awesome!”

Read Simone's Story
UNC Students

On My Way

"Having a graduate school cohort that understands what you're going through because they are in the same situation is mentally beneficial. I know that there is a group of people that I can find solidarity with."

UNC Students

Almost There

"I am able to research a topic that interests me, contains a real connection to my life and is something that provides me an avenue to voice my own thoughts."

UNC Students

Recent Graduate

“In the laboratory, I had a tremendous amount of freedom and support from my advisor and colleagues, which truly helped me become the researcher I wanted to be, all while answering some really interesting scientific questions.”

READ anthonys' Story