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Anybody here from North Carolina? How do you like it?

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  1. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    I'm going to community college in California now, but want to GTFO of here for a few years. So I'm thinking of transferring to university in North Carolina.

    For those of you BH'ers that live there, how do you like it? Or better yet, did anyone here go to college in NC? How was it?
     
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    I LOVE IT.. I have been at UNCW for about a year now in Wilmington. Shits great.
     
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    I'm in Ohio but my parents moved to NC. It's beautiful there. Perfect weather, not too hot no too cold. If you live in the raleigh area there are like 3 colleges nearby + good bar scene. Wilmington is the place to be for the beach. Raleigh is about 2 hrs from the beach. Great area you'll love it there, its like the 10th fastest growing city in America I think.
     
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    UNC-Asheville or UNCW seem to be the popular/growing colleges now. As long as you're in either Asheville, Raleigh, Charlotte, or the beach area then there are many things to do. Some parts are very rural.
     
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    I have lived all around here and I prefer Wilmington.

    3 beach's in a few miles.
    Carolina Beach is off the hook in the summer
    Downtown has more bars then you can imagine, Rooftop's, on the water, ETC

    And the people are great..
     
  6. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Thanks guys ! So far I'm thinking UNC-Chapel Hill.. Only problem is that I'm out of state and the cost is killer .. Trying to find a way around that haha. I have family in NC. Not sure if that'll help. I also heard they give good aid
     
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    Raleigh is great, a lot of technology jobs. Weather is pretty nice too. Southern hospitality is sometimes good, but it mostly depends on where you live.
     
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    I used to live in Asheville, NC. That's where the Biltmore House is....the largest privately owned home in the US. Asheville is also a great place for those who love outdoors sports. Biking, hiking, white water rafting, mounting climbing, camping.....Asheville's got all that and more.
     
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    I second this. I visited Asheville for a week last year and liked it a lot!
     
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    I'm from Jacksonville, and NC is really different depending on where you live. I think most of the bigger cities suck to live at, and the rest of NC (such as Wilmington) holds on to their old-school ways (and everything resembles that, like architecture, and natives).

    Most of the beaches are pretty bad in my opinion, especially if you are used to CA beaches.

    Despite the fact that NC has a TON of history, theres a total lack there of in local museums.

    I'm Jewish, but all of my non-Jewish friends always complained about there never being snow. Summers are humidity hot, not just hot, which sucks.

    I don't know, my parents still live there, but I haven't seen them since I moved away since I was 18 and them being in NC is one of those reasons I don't go back to visit, lol.
     
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    UNC Chapel Hill! Thats my vote. I live in the Raleigh/Durham area and its beautiful. A college town with Duke, UNC, and NC State in stone throws of each other. You'll love this area...plus there's a large internet marketing meetup.com group here as well.
     
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    I live in Northern Virginia :D Universities here are good, But damn Traffic is getting worse day by day. I wish I could move to NC or Transfer to a University there, :)
     
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    Since you're concerned with out-of-state tution you can make it easier on yourself by attending UNC Charlotte. It's a great campus plus you get all the benefits of living in the city.

    I'm currently in Charlotte and so far there's no place I'd rather be.
     
  14. thedon23

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    Thanks everyone! I'm on my phone but I'll reply to all later.

    What's the tuition like at UNC Charlotte (out of state)?

    I really had my eyes set on UNC Chapel Hill. It's $32000 per year. Up to $22000 is affordable for me. Gonna look into it and see whether they offer and grants or aid that I wouldn't have to pay back.
     
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    Good to hear. I'll definitely look into UNCW as well.

    This is reassuring, haha! Thanks man.

    Yeah, I've heard a lot about those parts. If the out of state tuition wasn't in the way, I'd move there in a second.

    Yeah, that's true. I figure some parts of NC can be pretty boring. But that's how it is anywhere.

    Making me want to move there more and more, haha.

    I'll be there in 5, hahaha.

    Even more reason to move there! :D

    Yeah, I'll have a look at UNC Charlotte. I really have my eyes set on UNC-CH though, cause my grades are definitely up to par. But I'll look into that regardless.
     
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    I live in North Carolina and attend college here, lived in Cali before. My brother goes to UNC. Its a little rural but it is a very social place with many people and diversity. I would strongly advise you to bring your car.They have other transportation options and great way to meet people :) . The main strip Franklin street is always lively year round especially ACC tournament time. Every thing else tends to close about the average hours for a town. If you want to go to NC's 2nd largest city its 40 min to Raleigh. Watch out for rival colleges (NC state and Duke)

    If you can get on the ball the school does have great grant options.
     
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    Thanks man, good to see someone else who lived in Cali and moved there as well.

    So in all honesty, which do you like better? :p