University of North Carolina

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was the nation's first state university to open its doors and the only public university to award degrees in the 18th century. The cornerstone was laid for Old East, the nation's first state university building, October 12, 1793. Hinton James, the first student, arrived from Wilmington, NC, February 12, 1795.

The 729-acre central campus includes the two oldest state university buildings, Old East and Person Hall. Old East and PlayMakers Theatre, an 1852 Greek-revival building, are National Historic Landmarks. The American Society of Landscape Architects selected the Carolina campus as one of the most beautifully landscaped spots in the country.

Carolina offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees in academic areas critical to North Carolina's future: business, dentistry, education, law, medicine, nursing, public health and social work, among others. Offerings include 74 bachelor's, 104 master's, 65 doctorate and 9 professional degree programs. The health sciences are well integrated with the liberal arts, basic sciences and high-tech programs.

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