About the University

The University of North Carolina has a rich heritage of academic excellence. Chartered in 1789, UNC was the first public university in the United States and the only one to graduate students in the eighteenth century. Today, UNC is a multi-campus university composed of 16 of North Carolina's public institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees, as well as the NC School of Science and Mathematics, the nation's first public residential high school for gifted students.  UNC campuses support a broad array of distinguished liberal-arts programs, two medical schools, and one teaching hospital, two law schools, a veterinary school, a school of pharmacy, 11 nursing programs, 15 schools of education, three schools of engineering, and a specialized school for performing arts. To learn more about our campuses, academic programs and the University of North Carolina, please feel free to explore www.northcarolina.edu


Documents of Interest:
Twelve Priorities of the University

UNC Legislative Evolution of Public Higher Education

Successful Multicampus Governance: The North Carolina Model (pdf)