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    University of North Carolina World Rankings, National Rankings, Subject-Specific Rankings 2020-2021

    University of North Carolina is a top public university ranked under top 100 QS Global world ranking 2021. It provides great academic performance, teaching and learning experience, and ambiance for students. Thereby securing its position among the Top 10 universities in US. This University provides many undergraduate and graduate programs with affordable costs and scholarships for the students. After graduation within 2years, 94% of graduates get a placement with a good package salary. It is the first public university in the nation.

    University of North Carolina World Ranking Highlights

    University of North Carolina excels in research, academic performance, athletics and studies that made it recognized globally. Here are some ranking by some agencies:

    Ranking Agency 2021 2020 2019
    QS Ranking 95 90 83
    Times Higher Education 56 54 56
    ARWU To be announced 30 33
    CWUR To be announced 40 36
    US News 36 - -

    Other University of North Carolina Ranking

    • #14 in best value schools - US News
    • #50 Most innovative Schools - US News
    • #135 in Top performers on social mobility - US News
    • #5 in the Best college in athletics in America
    • QS World Ranking 2021 - 95th

    Different agencies rank university on the basis of different parameters/factor such as Academic performance, faculty, resources for students, alumni, global research

    University of North Carolina QS Ranking 2021

    Factors Score
    Academic Reputation 68.1
    Employer Reputation 49.7
    Faculty Student 84.4
    Citations per Faculty 44.8
    International Faculty 32.6
    International students 10.5

    The overall score of QS World ranking 2021 is 60.6

    University of North Carolina QS Graduate Employability Rankings

    The QS Graduate Employability Ranking of University of North Carolina is 49th. As you can see in the graph, it has been increasing steadily, which shows its increase in employability. The graph is shown below:

    Factors which are considered for ranking are:

    Employer reputation 39.1
    Alumni Outcome 75.2
    Partnerships with Employers 96.2
    Employer- Student Connections 73.4
    Overall score 69.5

    NOTE: QS Graduate employability ranking 2021 is not released.

    University of North Carolina Times Higher Education Ranking

    As other ranking agencies have factors on the basis of which ranking is done, some factors are mentioned that are considered by THE and their score.

    Teaching 60.6
    Research 63.3
    Citations 96.3
    Industry income 42.5
    International outlook 39.7
    Overall score 70.1

    World reputation Ranking( 2020) by THE is 48th

    University of North Carolina U.S. News Ranking

    University of North Carolina ranked 36th in Best global universities with an overall global score 76.9. Similarly to other ranking agencies, there is some indicator for measuring rank, that are listed below:

    Ranking Indicator Relative ranking Weightage
    Global research reputation #39 12.5%
    Regional research reputation #24 12.5%
    Publications #53 10%
    Books #93 2.5%
    Conferences #415 2.5%
    Normalized citation impact #108 10%
    Total citations #37 7.5%
    Number of publications that are among the 10% most cited #42 12.5%
    Percentage of total publications that are among the 10% most cited #76 10%
    International collaboration- relative country #1013 5%
    International collaboration #1038 5%
    Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1% most cited #31 5%
    Percentage of highly cited papers that are among the top 1% most cited #108 5%

    University of North Carolina CWRU Ranking

    University of North Carolin at Chapel Hill is ranked among the top 50 in the world according to CWRU( 2020-21).

    Factor are mentioned below:

    • Quality of Education - 83
    • Alumni employment - 105
    • Quality of Faculty - 75
    • Research performance - 33
    • Overall score - 85.5

    As per CWRU, it ranked 40 in the world.

    University of North Carolina National Ranking

    It is the nation's first public university that is recognized globally as well as nationally providing opportunities to bright students. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy schools.

    Some of the national rankings:

    • THE- 33rd US College rankings 2021
    • US News - 28th in National Universities 2021
    • US News - 5th in Top public schools 2021
    • Niche - 11th in Best college for education In America 2021
    • Niche - 6th in Best Colleges for student-athletes in America 2021
    • CWRU- 25th National rank 2020-21

    The University of North Carolina steadily maintained its position among the Top 50 universities in America with excellence in different sectors such as academic, research and athletics.

    University of North Carolina Subject Ranking

    The reputation of this university is very good in terms of academics. The average freshman retention rate is 97% that shows student satisfaction is very high. It provides many programs to undergraduate and graduate students.

    Some subject ranking is mentioned below:

    Program/Subject US News (2021) QS Ranking (2020)
    Business programs #9 #101-150
    Entrepreneurship #9 -
    Finance #9 #51-100
    Management #7 -
    Marketing #7 -
    Engineering and technology #250 #208
    History #77 #41
    Mathematics #67 #151-20
    Sport-related subjects - #38
    Chemistry #82 #51-100
    Environmental studies #93 #101-150
    Computer science #45 -

    Subject- wise ranking is in between 50-150 ranking that shows good academic performance. It is a highly rated public university. After graduation, the minimum salary earned by alumni is 41,000 USD. And life on the campus is very good, great ambience, activities and clubs etc.

    University of North Carolina Vs Other Top Universities of U.S.A

    University/College University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Rice University Boston University University of Florida
    Rank (QS Ranking) 95 89 110 162
    Status Public Private Private Public
    Age >200 >100 >150 >100
    Research Very High Very High Very High Very High
    International Students 7% of total students 33% of total students 30% of total students 8% of total students
    Popular programs Social Sciences, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Communication, Journalism, Marketing, and related support services; and Psychology Computer information sciences, General: Mechanical Engineering; Cognitive Sciences; Economics, General; and Biochemistry. Business administration and Management, general; Communication and Media studies; Economics, General; Psychology, General; and Computer Science. Engineering; Business, Management, Marketing, and related support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences, social sciences; and Health professions and related programs.
    Employer reputation score 49.7 25.3 53.4 51.9
    International student score 10.5 92 88 12.9
    Academic reputation score 68.1 39.6 62 49.7

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    Why choose University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill?

    • University offers students quality academics with affordable costing. It is one of the topmost global universities recognized nationally and internationally.
      University of North Carolina is the first public university in the U.S. that means it's full of history and consists of famous alumni.
    • UNC is located at Franklin street which is the hub of the best restaurants. Franklin street is one of the best streets in the world.
    • It has fifteen libraries embracing different types of environments.
    • UNC provides financial aid to those in need and over half of the students receive aid. That makes it the most affordable college.
    • The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is not only famous for its academic reputation but also its sports reputation. Carolina sponsors 50 varsity sports programs and students seeking athletics can join hockey, swimming, soccer, tennis, Volleyball, Golf, Basketball and football etc.
    • North Carolina’s weather is amazing in addition to that the campus of the University of North Carolina is beautiful, vibrant, and lively.

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