University of North Carolina-Charlotte campus

Overview

Applicants
16,383
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average HS GPA
3.90

GPA Breakdown

65%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
6%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 600
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 560
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended

Deadlines


Early Action
November 1

Regular
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
1,551
with Terminal Degree
1,076

778
Men
773
Women
263
Minority
78
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
27%
Graduate in 5 years
48%
Graduate in 6 years
53%

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Latin American Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Real Estate

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational/Instructional Media Design
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

  • Engineering

  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist
  • Medical Informatics
  • Nursing Practice
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Gerontology
  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Ethics
  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Meteorology
  • Optics/Optical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Health/Medical Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Fire Protection, Other
  • Fire Services Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Seth Avett
Member of The Avett Brothers, musician

Clay Aiken
Singer, Broadway star, and 1st runner up of the 2nd season of American Idol

Robert A. Niblock
Lowe's Companies, Inc Chairman, President, and CEO

David Hauser
Chairman and CEO, Fairpoint Communications, Inc.

Anne Tompkins
US Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina

Suzanne Hill Freeman
President of Carolinas Medical Center

US Rep. Richard Hudson
US House of Representatives North Carolina's 8th congressional district

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
27%
Graduate in 5 years
48%
Graduate in 6 years
53%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,181

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,058

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,421

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
66%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,140

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,204

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$3,628
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$16,799
Required Fees
$2,904
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,440
Transportation for Commuters
$992

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,220
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
22,732
Foreign Countries Represented
85

Demographics

5.76%
Asian
16.66%
African-American
8.75%
Hispanic
59.77%
Caucasian
2.62%
Unknown
2.29%
International

48% female
52% male
5% are out of state
87% are full time
13% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
23%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
78%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Current Psychoeducational Evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
History and Testing showing type of ADHD.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
331
Number of Honor Societies
20

Number of Social Sororities
16
Number of Religious Organizations
36

8% join a fraternity
11% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

19% participate in intramural sports
2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (49ers)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (49ers)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is the region’s premier urban research university and believes that the “onus for untangling the complex relationships between humans and their environment and inventing the next generation of appropriate technology rests, at least in part, with us—the research community.” UNC Charlotte’s researchers are set on accelerating that change. Their Urban Institute has been a regional resource on sustainable development, and the new Institute for Social Sustainability (INSS) helps raise the dialogue on social issues to levels common for environmental and economic sustainability. The Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) and the Sustainably Integrated Building & Sites Center bring together corporations, government agencies, students, and the university to conduct research into improved energy and water use, air quality, and productivity. UNC Charlotte has committed to building all future building projects to LEED design standards and recycling construction materials. The school’s waste management initiatives are models for the region, including a student-led initiative for zero-waste operations since the 2013 opening of the new football stadium. Green cleaning products and equipment include non-butyl wax stripper, water-efficient cleaning equipment, vacuums with HEPA filters, “coreless” toilet paper, recycled paper towels, and trash can liners made from reprocessed resins. In addition, dining services has partnered with local producers to reduce the use of antibiotics in meat, source sustainable seafood, and serve fair trade coffee. Like its sister campus UNC Greensboro, UNC Charlotte has also implemented “trayless” dining and a reusable mug program in an effort to cut down on paper, food, and water waste. Remaining waste is put to good use through the University’s composting program, which turns an average of 640 pounds per day in food scraps into compost.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
No

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
No

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
95

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
50

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, HP

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Admissions Office
Claire Kirby, Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

Phone
704-687-5507

Email
admissions@uncc.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Union
SoVi Dining Hall
Belk Gym
The Prospector
J Murrey Atkins Library
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Charlotte Epicentre
NoDa
Various concert venues
The Shoppes at University Place
Concord Mills Mall
North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Carowinds Amusement Park, U.S. National Whitewater Center, Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Mint Museum of Art, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, SouthPark Mall, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts & Culture, Knight Theater, Discovery Place

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Saturday
Mon.-Fri. 8:00am-5:00pm; Sat. 9:15am
704-687-5507

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Immediately following tours, and during EXPLORE

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
One-on-one meetings with faculty and staff are conducted in the EXPLORE Open House Program

Advance Notice
Other

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
Only available during freshman orientation (SOAR)

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxi and bus service is available from most points within the Charlotte Metropolitan area. The closest airport is Charlotte Douglas International about 12 miles west of the University.

Driving Instructions to Campus
UNC Charlotte is located on state Route 49 approximately 8 miles northeast of uptown Charlotte. It can be reached easily from either interstate 77 or 85.

Local Accommodations
The hotels listed below are located within a few miles of campus. For a full list of places to stay, please visit the local yellow pages or hotels-rates.com, where you can find just the right spot that's in your price range and is close to other points of interest. Comfort Suites University 7735 University City Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28213 Phone: 704-547-0049 Reservation Line: 877-547-0049 Country Inn & Suites University 131 E. McCullough Drive Charlotte, NC 28262 Phone: 704-549-8770 Courtyard by Marriott University 333 West WT Harris Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28262 Phone: 704-549-4888 Crown Plaza at Charlotte Airport 5700 Westpark Dr Charlotte, NC 28217 Phone: 877-227-6963 (16 miles from campus) Drury Inn & Suites Charlotte University Place 415 West WT Harris Blvd Charlotte, NC 28262 Phone: 704-593-0700 *Mention that you are visiting UNC Charlotte to receive a discounted rate. Great Wolf Lodge 10175 Weddington Road Concord, NC 28027 Reservations: 866.925.9653 Resort Direct: 704.549.8206 Hampton Inn 8419 N Tryon off West WT Harris Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28262 Phone: 704-548-0905 Hampton Inn & Suites-Concord 9850 Weddington Rd. Extension Concord, NC 28027 Phone: 704-979-5600 Hilton-Charlotte at University Place 8629 JM Keynes Drive Charlotte, NC 28262 Phone: 704-547-7444 Holiday Inn 8520 University Executive Park Drive Charlotte, NC 28262 Phone: 704-547-0999 Toll Free: 800-764-5328 Homewood Suites 8340 N. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28262 Phone: 704-549-8800 Microtel Inn 132 E McCullough Dr. (off N. Tryon St.) Charlotte, NC 28262 Phone: 704-549-9900 Residence Inn 8503 N. Tryon St. (US 29N) Charlotte, NC 28262 Phone: 704-547-1122 Sleep Inn University Place 8525 N. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28262 Phone: 704-549-4544 Studio Plus 123 E McCullough Drive (off N. Tryon St.) Charlotte, NC 28262 Phone: 704-510-0108 Toll Free: 888-788-3467 Suburban Extended Stay Hotel 7725 Sossamon Lane Concord, NC 28027 Phone: 701-979-5555 Towne Place Suites 8710 Research Drive Charlotte, NC 28262 Phone: 704-548-0388 Toll Free: 800-257-3000 Westin Charlotte (Uptown) 601 South College Street Charlotte NC 28202 (10 miles from campus) BedandBreakfast.com Search for a bed & breakfast inn near campus.