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Strengths at Carolina
Research at UNC has quadrupled over the past 15 years, firmly establishing Carolina as one of America’s top-ranked research universities.
  • $1.1 B

    of Research Conducted Annually

  • No. 5

    University in the U.S. for Federal Research

  • 3rd

    in Nation for Social Sciences Research

  • 1st

    in the Nation for Federally Funded Social and Behavioral Science Research and Development

  • #1

    Pharmacy School in the US

  • Two

    Nobel Laureates

  • 21st

    Most Cited University in the World

  • 150

     Faculty Members of the National Academies & Prestigious Learned Societies

  • 49

    Rhodes Scholars

  • 5th

     in Top Public Schools in the U.S.

  • 9th

     Most Innovative University in the World According to Reuters

The secret to UNC’s success is its ability to build interdisciplinary teams that utilize diverse perspectives to collaborate on challenges attractive to research sponsors.