« on: April 19, 2008, 12:03:40 AM »
Whoops, forgot to check back before now.
Admisions has been in semi-disaster mode at the least since I was applying (I'm a 3L). I have heard that UNC tends to get 4000 applications, and 3000 are for the 25% out of state, which works out to about 60 actual seats (of course more no doubt are accepted but don't matriculate.) So out of state is hard anyways. On the other hand I hear that they are going to be expanding the class sizes so that should help.
The professors, library, tech people -- everything that actually matters here is great. Admissions stinks and has always stunk, and hopefully will get its act together soon. There was much complaining about career services in recent years for being a like-disaster and the school fired a lot of people, hired replacements plus more people, and has generally put more focus on it - so the model for improvement exists. I think if all the stuff UNC has done in the last year or so doesn't rebound our ranking (raised a lot of money, hired more professors, expanded career services, planning for a whole new complex to be built in 5 years or so) then you'll see more extreme measures but I guess its hard to motivate an admissions office when they have the luxury of so many applicants for the spots. I just hope it doesn't take a dip in quality from this rankings dip to make admissions customer friendly.