“We advance the educational benefits of diversity by encouraging people to join us.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions also looks at factors of an applicant’s file, such as test scores, rigor of high school classes, first-generation status, socioeconomic status, extracurriculars and legacy status.
Farmer said though a student’s race and ethnicity may be significant in an individual case, they are always viewed in consideration with other factors.
First-generation students made up 18.9 percent of the class, while 17.7 percent of students had legacy status, including both in-state and out-of-state applicants.
In a campus-wide email sent on Nov. 6, Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz expressed that UNC does not use quotas or formulas in admissions.