For this installment of Florida Road Trip 2016, I am sharing about our next college visit. As I have said many times before, I still cannot believe that my oldest son is going to be heading to college next Fall. In fact, he has already submitted several applications. The next application he is submitting is to The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
I will be completely upfront here: I did not want to like this school. Why, you ask? Well, I am partial to the other major university in this area. So I didn’t want to like UNC. But here’s the thing, when you go into a situation with an open mind, you would be amazed how much you wind up liking a school. The University of North Carolina Chapel here was no exception.
My husband and I want our son to go to the school that will best prepare him for success in his intended Chemistry major. This university definitely has a lot to offer him. We originally were looking at the school from a graduate school perspective. But we quickly learned that this would make a great undergraduate school, as well.
The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill:
As I have mentioned in many of my posts regarding our road trip, I am so impressed with the beauty of the campuses that we have visited. Being from the North(home to hills and snow), we have beautiful schools, but nothing like this. Despite the crazy heat, my son said he could easily imagine himself spending the next four years. That is really important when choosing a college.
So I just wanted to share a few of the amazing buildings saw when we were visiting the campus. But, before I do that, I have to say that our tour guide was really awesome. He is from the Northeast like we are, and it was great to get his prospective on the campus and how to get to the campus. You could clearly see and hear his enthusiasm for his school, and that is very reassuring to parents.
Just walking around on our short tour, the beauty of the campus is so evident. But a campus isn’t just about beauty, you know. When discussing the academics in the information session, I was impressed about the commitment the professors show about helping students reach their academic goals.
This picture is in front of the student bookstore. I have to say that the bookstore and the student center were impressive. As were the activities available outside the classroom. My son enjoys being involved in school, so it was nice to see that he will have plenty of opportunities to do so.
More about the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill:
And you can’t talk about UNC without showing the iconic landmark. Note the bride on the left, she loves UNC so much she wanted a pre-wedding photo here. This gazebo is featured on their logo, and is a very important part of their history.
It is also legend that any potential student that takes a drink from the fountain will have good fortune when applying to UNC. Here’s to that good fortune extending to my son.
There is one more thing I need to discuss about the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. A lot of our road trip was centered around food. We wanted to try so many things, and the Time Out Restaurant was at the top of our list. Featured on Man v. Food, we knew we just had to try it.
This delicious beauty is the reason why we took the time to visit:
And trust me, it was just as good as it looked!
So there you have it. I hope you enjoyed hearing about this university. Be sure to check out my college life page to find more helpful college information.