Future Students

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We are pleased that you are taking a look at the exciting field of information and library science and we are delighted that you are considering the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for your graduate or undergraduate program.

Learning how to meet the challenges of today’s technologies and working with information in its multiple formats are just part of the high quality education you will receive at SILS. For over 80 years the School has educated individuals to work in the information and library science fields. Academic excellence has been a hallmark of SILS since its founding. Our graduates find employment in corporations, government agencies, libraries and academic institutions and are among the leaders in the dynamic and changing world of the information practice professional. Some graduates have formed their own companies or developed their own information products and services in the private sector. And SILS has a strong Alumni Association that affords ongoing opportunities for professional networking.


As one of the most highly ranked Library and Information Studies school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, SILS draws award-winning faculty, dynamic and helpful staff and a talented and diverse group of students. Students enjoy a strong and supportive community at SILS that fosters student-to-student and student-to-faculty interaction.
Why the School of Information and Library Science?
  • High ranking by US News & World Report
  • Great job opportunities
  • Award-winning faculty
  • Small class sizes
  • Central campus location
  • Cutting-edge technology
  • Talented peers (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Close-knit community
  • Awesome resources
  • Located in beautiful Chapel Hill, North Carolina!


Come see us in Manning Hall. VISIT SILS! 

For a virtual mini tour of student life at UNC, check out the video. 


image of student with mobile device.  Caption "the world runs on information"