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University of North Carolina--Charlotte is a public institution that was founded in 1946. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 20,283, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 1,000 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of North Carolina--Charlotte's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 199. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,857 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,386 (2012-13).
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UNC Charlotte is a vibrant urban research university committed to high quality graduate and undergraduate education. The University has recently opened a number of new academic buildings with state of the art classrooms and laboratories on the beautiful, wooded 1000-acre campus located in one of America's fastest growing cities -- Charlotte, North Carolina. A wide array of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees are offered in the seven colleges: Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arts + Architecture, Business, Computing and Informatics, Education, Engineering, and Health & Human Services. We provide a pioneering learning experience that prepares graduates to become active citizens of the world. UNC Charlotte is renowned for business-university partnerships engaged in applied research in exciting fields such as optoelectronics, precision engineering, business, and information technology, involving both undergraduate and graduate students in cutting-edge real-world experiences. Additionally, UNC Charlotte currently has 16 men's and women's athletic teams that compete in the NCAA's Atlantic 10 conference, with football kicking off in 2013. Committed to the pursuit of excellence, 49er athletes succeed on and off the courts and fields. Ultimately, the true foundation of a university is the great minds and enthusiasm of its students and faculty. UNC Charlotte is proud to have approximately 900 passionate and committed faculty members (of the full-time instructional faculty, nearly 85% hold the highest degrees attainable in their fields). Our more than 70,000 living alumni -- with an addition of 4,000 to 4,500 new alumni annually -- are a testament to the strength of the students in our university community.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of North Carolina--Charlotte, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at University of North Carolina--Charlotte is $60. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 69.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||69.6%|
|Application deadline||July 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of North Carolina--Charlotte is 19:1, and the school has 26.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of North Carolina--Charlotte include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Education; Engineering; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||26|
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University of North Carolina--Charlotte has a total undergraduate enrollment of 20,283, with a gender distribution of 49.6 percent male students and 50.4 percent female students. At this school, 25.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 75.0 percent of students live off campus. University of North Carolina--Charlotte is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
University of North Carolina--Charlotte offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of North Carolina--Charlotte also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of North Carolina--Charlotte, 73 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of North Carolina--Charlotte.
|Students who have cars on campus||73%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of North Carolina--Charlotte, 64.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,824.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$5,857 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$18,386 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,577 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data