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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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  • 4 Year
  • CHARLOTTE, NC

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

The health and safety of students, faculty, and staff remain UNC Charlotte’s top priority. With safety measures in place, UNC Charlotte will return to pre-pandemic operations for Fall 2021. Learn more at ninernationcares.charlotte.edu. Watch our virtual campus tour, view our virtual open house event, or visit us in person to connect with admissions counselors and current students. Learn More

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

9201 UNIVERSITY CITY BLVD
CHARLOTTE, NC 28223
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
From University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is the fastest-growing and third-largest university in North Carolina. Our large university with a small college feel, warm and sunny location, and outstanding academics are just a few reasons why students stake their claim at UNC Charlotte.

UNC Charlotte features seven academic colleges with 171 undergraduate majors leading to 77 bachelors degrees, and is a driving force of growth, discovery and innovation for the metro Carolinas. Our direct light-rail connection to the city of Charlotte provides many opportunities for students to learn beyond the classroom through internships, networking, and research. UNC Charlotte has been recognized as one of the ten most innovative colleges and universities in the country and for producing more start-up businesses than any other college or university.

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
1120-1290
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$15,200 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,317 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
74%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 173 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 217 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 217 responses

Majors

Data Science

Data Science is at the forefront of the industry in the 21st century, as more and more companies and academic disciplines rely on data-driven research, decision making, and visualizations. Students who complete the major in data science will have the ability to apply theories and technologies to problems in domains across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    25%
  • On Campus
    72%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,877 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,193
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 150 responses
  • Very diverse
    41%
  • Commuter school, campus is dead on the weekends
    21%
  • Most think uncc="back up school," not first choice
    13%
  • Ambitious
    12%
  • Diverse, stepping stone for a job
    9%
  • The school most people transfer to.
    3%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 247 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 290 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 161 responses
  • Expanding
    52%
  • Accepting
    15%
  • Unlimited Opportunities
    12%
  • Vibrant
    11%
  • Boring
    2%
  • Complicated
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 132 responses

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