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Minority representation in the nation’s top universities has declined in the last 35 years despite affirmative action, according to a New York Times analysis.
Affirmative action admissions programs at universities across the country may be in jeopardy in light of a recent memo by the Donald Trump administration.
When senior Riley Foster first started tutoring young refugee students, she assumed she was being encouraging and reaffirming of their abilities. But when one student casually mentioned he was never going to go to college because his parents couldn’t afford it, Foster felt disheartened.
UNC has been chosen to receive the Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Access and will receive $1 million from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
The breakdown of UNC’s incoming class doesn’t vary much year to year. The percentage of out-of-state students always hovers at around 18 percent—where it has been capped for more than three decades.
The University has experienced the highest number of international applications ever, despite the executive orders out of the White House and perceived limited international student resources.
The UNC Office of Undergraduate Admissions began a new outreach program this year which aims to call admitted incoming first-years, with the goal of giving a phone call to every North Carolinian accepted in the early application phase.
For Chris Faison, the key to raising graduation and retention rates for male students of color lies in professional resources and listening to what the students themselves have to say.
To make campus more accessible, the UNC Visitors’ Center has started offering their Welcome to Carolina tour in Spanish.
UNC has been fighting a lawsuit against its affirmative action practices for two years, but a precedent-setting Supreme Court ruling from June indicates that the University’s prospects are good.
For first-year Allen Hughes, waking up in the morning before class does not consist of a stroll to Rams Head Dining Hall for breakfast; instead, he greets his wife and walks his dogs before getting on the bus for a 30-minute ride to campus.
Hurricane Matthew's recent sweep through the coast added to many students' stress of applying to colleges.
As a first-generation college student, UNC first-year Eddy Fernandez had one big worry — the cost.
Sophomore Nikki McCurry didn’t expect withdrawing from the University for mental health reasons to be as taxing as it was.
After a vote of approval from the N.C. legislature in the fall, concerns remain over the N.C. Guaranteed Admissions Program.
Feeling budgetary constraints, many public flagship universities are increasing the number of out-of-state students, according to a recent analysis by The Washington Post.
One year ago, my daily routine included waking up at 6:00AM and flopping back into bed around 11:00PM.
The approximately 63,000 people who applied to enroll at UNC in fall 2014 and fall 2015 received letters on Nov. 13 notifying them that portions of their applications would be used as evidence in a lawsuit against UNC.
In November 2014, a lawsuit filed against UNC and Harvard University by the Students for Fair Admissions declared UNC’s undergraduate admissions was performing racially and ethnically discriminatory policies in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.
Homeschool students outnumber private school students for the second academic year in a row in North Carolina — now totaling a difference of 10,000 students, according to EducationNC.