I took some courses at UNC after graduating from Duke (easy As...and, of course, in-state tuition). It was kind of nauseating, and the UNC kids really were pretty obnoxious about knowing I was from the better blue. But it IS fun being around campus when the sports go south. The year I was there, UNC was preseason top 10 in football (Mack Brown years). I'll never forget the Daily Tar Heel article about the upcoming UNC-Syracuse game. According to the Tar Heel, UNC was going to crush Syracuse. Syracuse had nobody at quarterback, you see. Some lousy senior, some lousy junior, and some sorry freshman named McNabb.
Syracuse went on to destroy UNC. It was awesome to watch that Tar Heel arrogance get a punch in the nose.
Interestingly, the same year I also took some courses at State. Totally different experience with the kids. The State kids were lots of fun, even knowing I was from Duke. The rivalry stuff was much more good-natured. And it's a totally different group of kids - much more of a blue collar feel, and very refreshing.
Anyway, good luck. UNC, for all it's light blue faults, is a great school and you'll get a degree there that's worth something, not to mention a great education. Just try to avoid being sucked into the cult.
Brian Zoubek on what was going through his mind walking to the free throw line with 3.6 seconds remaining in the 2010 National Championship game and Duke up by 1: "Fifty percent [of me is] thinking, This is what I've been dreaming of doing my entire life. Fifty percent I'm crapping my pants."