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Counselor Breakfast: UVA, UNC Chapel Hill, Emory University & University of Notre Dame

on October 6, 2015 in Application Process
UNC Chapel Hill

UNC Chapel Hill

I attended a counselor update from admissions representatives at the University of Virginia, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Emory University and the University of Notre Dame. While much of the question and answer period was focused on The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, each university provided a brief update on their campuses. One of the consistent themes for all four universities was the collaborative nature of the student body, particularly for such highly selective institutions.


UNC-Chapel Hill

Program highlights:

Emory University

  • More than 90% of students are from out of state at this private institution, where double majoring and minoring in various fields is popular
  • A new major, Human Health, has been very popular and incorporates all aspects of human health into the curriculum
  • Interesting programs include a new major, Quantitative Sciences, uniting big data and the liberal arts
  • Emory is urban, located in Atlanta, Georgia and uses the resources of research hospitals and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

University of Notre Dame

  • The Catholic foundation is strong at Notre Dame, and students who graduate often continue serving others through community service
  • Notre Dame has a very high graduation rate
  • The First Year Studies Program for all freshmen allows students to explore many programs

    University of Virginia

    University of Virginia

University of Virginia

  • One third of students are from out of state
  • UVA meets 100% of demonstrated financial need
  • Students sign the Honor Code when they arrive
  • Leadership skills are built through independence, motivation, and initiative with the student-managed honor code
  • Building ethical citizen, leaders
  • Emphasis on cross-cultural internships: 10 countries, 15 cities
  • New Center for Citizen Leadership



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