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  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-
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.

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
February 1
Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
1120-1270
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$14,987/ 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
$7,737/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
74%

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.211 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.211 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    25%
  • On Campus
    73%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,025Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,362
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 143 responses
  • Very diverse
    41%
  • Commuter school, campus is dead on the weekends
    21%
  • Most think uncc="back up school," not first choice
    13%
  • Ambitious
    13%
  • Diverse, stepping stone for a job
    8%
  • The school most people transfer to.
    3%
  • Were a visitng student. Decent though.
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.241 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.284 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 155 responses
  • Expanding
    52%
  • Accepting
    15%
  • Unlimited Opportunities
    13%
  • Vibrant
    12%
  • Boring
    3%
  • Complicated
    3%
  • Underrated
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $44,000/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    59%
    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

    University of North Carolina at Charlotte Reviews

    3,155 reviews
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    I love UNCC. The professors are understanding and considerate, as well as everyone in the community. I never imagined myself surrounded by such cool people until it happened when I moved here. It's very socially welcoming, there isn't a need to remain in the shy stage. Not only are the people welcoming, but the campus is as well. The buildings are beautiful and modern, and they keep coming! UNCC, they say, stands for Under New Construction Constantly. It grows so rapidly, and lays out nicely to make navigation of the campus easy. The food options are great, the study places are perfect, and the academic buildings are conveniently located near center campus. There is only one thing I'm not fond of about UNC Charlotte, and that's the hills. I'm tired of stairs. Other than how much exercise it takes for me to get to class, the university is perfect to me!
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    Overall I love attending UNC Charlotte, I love the opportunities the university provides with location and instruction. There are a lot of majors and classes you can take that you would not think of them if you didn't look.

    One thing though, they don't seem to offer athletic classes/recreation classes like other universities, although they have such nice facilities!
    I an still in High School, but my cousin (graduated last year) has told me so many things about UNCC. I have also toured there about 2-3 times in my life, and I would love to tour the campus again before enrolling in their programs in August! So far, I have heard ma y great tings, including job opportunities near the school, school life, academics being great, and overall satisfaction being good from him and his colleagues. I look forward to looking at UNCC again and determining anything that must be changed, or anything positive/negative.