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Student Body Profile

Below are enrollment and demographic statistics for the most recent incoming cohorts. These data points vary from cohort to cohort and year to year. We are always striving for diversity of age, race, ethnicity, gender, and experience. 

Entering Classes

Fall 2018 On-Campus


(August 2017, September 2017, January 2018, May 2018)

Number of applicants: 89 130
Size of entering class: 26 61
Men: 19% 43%
Women: 81% 57%
Minority students: 23% 21%
North Carolina residents: 58% 57%
Work experience:    
>5 years 4% 39%
2–5 years 13% 50%
<2 years 83% 11%
Average age: 26 29

Combined On-Campus and MPA@UNC Academic Scores

Average GPA: 3.25
Average GRE test scores:  
Quantitative: 50%
Verbal: 75%
Analytical Writing: 70%

Graduation and Employment

Learn about graduation and employment statistics in the Career section.

Tom Bennett

A native of Concord, North Carolina, Tom Bennett’s loyalties to UNC and North Carolina run deep. Both of Bennett’s parents are UNC-Chapel Hill graduates. While studying here, he enjoyed experiencing many of the same things his parents did, like going to UNC basketball games and frequenting one of their favorite Franklin Street establishments, Linda’s. 

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