University of North Carolina--Charlotte

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9201 University City Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

Phone: (704) 687-8622
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Jul. 1
application deadline

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#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100. National Universities

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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 21,179, 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 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 201. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,105 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,634 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1946
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $136,017,389


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 68.5 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 68.5%
Application deadline July 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of North Carolina--Charlotte is 19:1, and the school has 27.4 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; Engineering; Health Professions and Related Programs; Social Sciences; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 26%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 20%
Engineering 8%
Health Professions and Related Programs 8%
Social Sciences 8%
Education 7%

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Student Life

University of North Carolina--Charlotte has a total undergraduate enrollment of 21,179, with a gender distribution of 51 percent male students and 49 percent female students. At this school, 25 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 75 percent of students live off campus. University of North Carolina--Charlotte is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 26,232
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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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, 44 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 44%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of North Carolina--Charlotte, 64.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,152.

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In-state tuition and fees $6,105 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $18,634 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,740 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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