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The State Historical marker for UNC on McCorkle Place. (Ben Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Carolina’s vibrant people and programs attest to the University’s long-standing place among leaders in higher education since it was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, N.C., UNC has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation.  In this section, employees will find more information regarding the University’s mission, history and academic plan.

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