There are five UNC students from the African Leadership Academy, a two-year pre-university program that has admitted students from 45 African countries. Photo courtesy of Dikenna Ogbo.

South African pre-university program helps develop future leaders

Fred Swaniker wanted to transform educational systems in Africa and create a world-class academic institution, where young students were eager to make an impact.

He set his mind to the idea and collaborated with his partner, Chris Bradford. In 2008, the ALA doors opened in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

UNC-Chapel Hill

Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.

Type: four-year, public

Year founded: 1789

Total enrollment (fall 2013): 29,127

Undergraduate enrollment (fall 2013): 18,350

Undergraduate applicants (fall 2014): 31,331

Acceptance rate: 29 percent

Graduation rate: 81 percent

In-state undergraduate tuition and fees (2014-15): $8,374

Sports nickname: Tar Heels


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Healing Justice helps those harmed by wrongful convictions

Founded in Chapel Hill, the nonprofit organization Healing Justice aims to help those suffering from wrongful convictions and spread awareness about the problem. "By bringing people together for the weekend, they get to expand their family and support system with people that really get it, because most people just don’t get it."