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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
About University of North Carolina at Charlotte...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223
Website
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 139 undergraduate majors, 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. US News & World Report has recognized us 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.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
June 1
Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
1110-1270
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$14,811/ 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
$7,385/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
76%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.173 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.198 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.198 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,597Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,317
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 133 responses
Report
  • Very diverse
    40%
  • Commuter school, campus is dead on the weekends
    21%
  • Most think uncc="back up school," not first choice
    14%
  • Ambitious
    14%
  • Diverse, stepping stone for a job
    8%
  • The school most people transfer to.
    3%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.228 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.271 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 142 responses
Report
  • Expanding
    54%
  • Accepting
    14%
  • Unlimited Opportunities
    13%
  • Vibrant
    13%
  • Complicated
    3%
  • Boring
    2%
  • Exemplary
    1%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $44,000/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    54%
    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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    University of North Carolina at Charlotte Reviews

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    Overall, UNC Charlotte is an outstanding university! I just completed my first year and I am so glad I ended up at this school! The environment on and off campus always feels so welcoming even when I am just walking to class or driving to IKEA! Diversity is very important to UNC Charlotte and it shows just by stepping on campus. The professors are so welcoming and are always open to helping their students! I love everything about UNC Charlotte, everything from their academics to sporting games! They take great pride in the way the campus looks and the dorms are always so clean. I have never had an issue with anything not being clean and I never expect that to change!
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    UNCC is a great school! The campus is beautiful and and the academic and residential buildings are amazing. UNCC has the feel of a big university without it becoming overwhelming. Now with the light rail stop on campus we are connected directly to uptown Charlotte giving us great internship and job opportunities. UNCC has every restaurant, sport, club or activity that you could think of, giving students ways to get involved. We have excellent professors and staff that truly want to see every student succeed.
    I am currently a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and I honestly love it! The atmosphere is so inclusive no matter what background you have. We have students from all over the world here because they hear how advanced our campus is. Everything is so new and kept up it really makes me proud to say I go here. Most of the professors I have had have their Ph D and are very knowledgeable in their subjects. There are many student apartments in the area so it gives you the option of living on campus or off unlike other campuses where you are required to live on campus until junior or senior year.

    We have the lynx light rail so you can literally go anywhere in Charlotte, and uptown is only about 15/20 mins away if you want to do something fun!