UNC’s Unique Learning Environment
You gain the best of a small, teaching-focused institution combined with the progressive knowledge of a research-based university. At UNC, our professors don’t have to choose between teaching and research because they have the opportunity to work closely with students while sharing their research in the classroom. And that makes for a passionately different approach to education for our students.
Benefit From Innovative Teaching
Founded in 1889 as Colorado’s teachers college, UNC is a comprehensive baccalaureate and public doctoral research university that fuses its history for innovative teaching with transformative, hands-on education through programs across six colleges. Teaching is in our DNA, and when you are a student at UNC, you learn from experts in your field who are innovative educators.
Cultivate Your Unique Potential
Because of UNC’s just-right size and unique approach to education, you are encouraged to explore your interests and customize your options for a learning experience that lets your potential shine. You might lose yourself in your studies and immerse yourself in your field, but you won’t get lost in the crowd.
Grow Outside of the Classroom
UNC is recognized as a leader in community and civic engagement opportunities. That means that you can broaden your horizons through internships, volunteer work, study abroad, research projects and field work. You’ll cultivate the type of experience-deep education employers like to see.
Succeed with Individualized Support
Our alumni tell us their professors and the support and encouragement they received as a student at UNC factored significantly in their success and credibility in their profession. Your professor will know you by name and will actively encourage your exploration and education.
UNC Academics at a Glance
making one large family
(8,494 undergraduate and
2,966 graduate students)
Students choose UNC because
of our academic reputation, the cost of attendance, our size, graduates get good jobs and our reputation for social activities
1 in every 4
is a transfer
is our average class size, and 76% of our courses have fewer than 30 students
Students' long-term goals include
to be well-off financially and help others who are in difficulty.
~From a survey of UNC students by the Office of Assessment
17:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio
with 686 total faculty
(441 of which are full-time)