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  • 06/09/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    34 out of 36 people found this review useful. 1 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Take the SATs as many times as you have to to be accepted into whatever program you want to get into. I took them THREE times so that I could be accepted into the engineering program. I surpassed the required minimum Math SAT score by 60 points the third time!

  • 07/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 out of 32 people found this review useful. 2 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone, all needs are usually met.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you look at the school before you come! It is a commuter school so on weekends a lot of people go home, but there is always something to do. The advisors are helpful too if the major you want isn't offered or you are undecided.

    Bang for the buck

    In-state tuition is extremely low, and even out-of-state tuition isn't terrible. Apply for residency and you'll definitely be getting your moneys worth.

    Am enjoying being here

    I've met the nicest people down here, and have rented out an apartment because the atmosphere is so great!

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are always available to help and utilize online resources often during class to keep things from getting dull. The general education classes can be a pain but the more specialized your classes become the better the teachers become.

  • 01/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 out of 26 people found this review useful. 3 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University is convenient to up-town, malls, doctors offices, hospitals and other areas of interest. The campus is easily accessible and organized in a sensible manner. If you are a commuting student prepare to arrive prior to your first class as parking can be a challenge. If small college-towns are not a deal breaker and you don't mind a lightly populated campus on the weekends then UNCC is a great place to call your home.

    Tips for prospective students

    If commuting, arrive on campus prior to your first class as parking can be a challenge. For all students, make yourself aware of all campus resources, including safe-ride. Safe-ride provides transportation both to and from any location on campus. If you and your roommates experience any confrontation your RA can assist you in setting some ground rules or mediating the situation.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition and associated educational expenses are resonable for both in and out of state students. There are so many educational resources, student organizations, and professors with advanced degrees. UNC Charlotte is a well-run institution. The website is thorough and user-friendly.

    Am enjoying being here

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is unfortunately attributed as a commuter school. Many UNC Charlotte students either commute back and forth to school during the week or live on or near campus and go home on the weekends. The students whom I just mentioned do not get the full college experience. There are many things for all students to experience and enjoy at UNCC both during the week and weekends. There are a plethora of student organizations with varying levels of involvement. Joining a Greek organization requires a high level of involvement; this is a great way to enhance your college experience. Many Greeks stay on campus during the weekend and are kept busy doing events such as community service, fundraisers, and enjoying the social aspect of being Greek. If joining a student organization is not in your list of to-dos do not fear! The Student Union, the newest building on campus, offers attractions for students who dare to stay on campus during the weekend. Located in the Student Union is a food court, a movie theatre (free for students) and an art gallery. Basketball, soccer and baseball are just some of the sports that have games on the weekends...(football is coming in 2010). Special events are always held on campus. You can locate complete event logistics via the UNC Charlotte website: www.uncc.edu and searching the event calendar.

    Am learning a lot

    Dear Prospective UNC Charlotte Student, This University has a wide variety of majors; some of which are known around the country for the excellent quality of their courses. Classroom settings can range from large lecture classes of 300 students to smaller and more personal classroom settings of 28 students. It is hard to say that because I am learning a lot, you will too. That in fact may not be the case if you have a differing major than I have. However, I can tell you that there are many helpful resources on campus that will aid you in your quest to excel in school. Some of the resources that are available on UNC Charlotte's campus include: Learing Communities which pair people with the same major in the same learning community. The following located in the Fretwell building: The Writing Resource Center- very helpful if you are stumped while writing a paper and need some direction. Disabilities services- for students with learning disabilities; also, math tutoring. Advising counselors that can help you with planning your schedule and personal counselors that you can talk to if you are going through a hard time. In addition to the resources mentioned in the Fretwell building, Atkins Library also provides students with scholarly assistance. If you are writing a research paper and don't know where to begin, you can live-chat with a librarian from your own computer right from home. Live-chat is much like the instant messaging system-aim and is a very helpful resource. Atkin's library also allows you to rent study rooms at no cost. These are just a few of the resources the University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers their students and all of the information can be found on UNC Charlotte's website: www.uncc.edu To answer your question, Am I learning a lot?, I will ask another question. How can you not succeed with all of the resources UNC Charlotte has to offer?

  • 12/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 4 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to submerge themselves in a diverse campus will benefit from this college. Students that are international are treated with extra care and have lots of help that is given to them. Students that major in business, education, and engineering have big departments with a wide variety of help. Students who like the city and nightlife are more than likely to prefer this campus over others in North Carolina, due to the entertainment downtown Charlotte.

    Tips for prospective students

    Most tips for students would be like, go to class everyday or something of a normal sound, but I have learned a lot about campus that could really help you. 1) New incoming freshman should always live on campus! You will do better with your academics if you live on campus, provided that you are close to campus resources, peers in classes that will form study groups, and your independence will push you to do things. You meet most of your best friends freshman year as well (just remember the difference between your party friends and your school work buddies). 2) After freshman year, you have the option for Declining balance dining. This means that you won't have to pay for the freshman meals that most students don't end up using and wasting their money. Declining balance can be used for all food dining services, not just cafeteria food, and at the school Starbucks, Wendys, and Outtakes (a grocery store). If you find yourself eating more at these dining services or not eating at the school at all, declining balance saves you money. 3) Read the housing contract before you sign it! All UNC housing system goes like this: you sign the housing contract way before you even move in, and you are also rushed into choosing housing. Freshman get it bad, since you have last choice on housing. Try not to get highrises, but suitestyle living or apt living. The most popular choices are: Witherspoon, Lynch, and Laurel Hall. If you want to move out last minute, housing WILL charge you $750, even if there is no damages and you didn't even move in. So make sure you look at the floor plans ahead of time, maybe see friend's rooms, and decide ahead of time what you want and have backups before you tell them your housing options.

    Bang for the buck

    I think Charlotte is definitely a great college and it's worth every penny when it comes to academics and professors. All of the professors I've had so far are very helpful, and make learning fun. They know how to do their job and are enthusiastic about their teachings. Many professors are very helpful when it comes to recommending career choices as well and helping you find out ways to get there. The food is worth it, sometimes the home cooking at the cafeteria comes up with an interesting combination of foods that most students enjoy. Although I prefer to cook my own foods shopping from Walmart which is nearby. The housing on campus, is liveable. Not the nicest rooms or cheapest, but they are clean and give you options for changing rooms halfway throughout the year. Parking is very expensive and you aren't guaranteed a specific parking space, so you better get to your spots early enough!

    Am enjoying being here

    Because of it's lively atmosphere, Charlotte makes a great place for students to have a good medium of both worlds: the study world, and the entertainment world. Downtown Charlotte makes for a great get away on the weekends with its number in clubs and restaurants. While the Atkins Library and Ritazza Cafe makes a good place to have a quiet study and a snack. The new Student Union that was built this previous summer, allows for students to relax on their comfy chairs and communicate with one another.

    Am learning a lot

    With the diversity of the campus I am learning a lot about different cultures, perceptions, and backgrounds. Being that my major is International Studies with a minor in Spanish, I like to surround myself with students from different countries. I learn how to better my Korean language, share ideas and cultures, and be apart of some great foreign foods!

  • 01/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 5 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you enjoy being around people from different places it is a great place. We are very diverse with people coming from all parts of the world. We focus a lot on international students and host a lot of international programs so that our students from other countries feel welcomed in the USA!

    Tips for prospective students

    SAT and ACT are very important. You need to make sure you have the right requirements for this school because they will send you an letter asking you to take it again.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a wonderful school and there is so much to do! You can get involved in just about anything! Games are the best!!!

    Am enjoying being here

    I really enjoy this school. I was a freshman and I am apart of the Learning Communities for Freshman. You receive the best living for dormitories and reserved classes with your peers. It's a wonderful learning experience and you gain so many new friends. Basketball games are the best! There are over 300 student organizations to join which is another plus! Apply Apply Apply!!!

    Am learning a lot

    I transferred in from another institution and it was an okay school. I feel like since I have been at UNCC the professors have been extremely great! I have learned so much more! They are really helpful and nice!

  • 08/28/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 6 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is not that bad at all. Just apply for a lot of scholarships and you'll have no problem. :-)

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a big campus, but everyone is so helpful and friendly. I love it!

    Am learning a lot

    All the teachers are really great and all the students are really friendly

  • 12/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 7 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college is for students who will work hard and are motivated to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus to get a feel for the environment. Meet with the department that your major is with to find out if that is what you want to do. Do not party a lot because you will get behind in your classes.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of tuition and fees are very reasonable. The housing is decent depending on where you decide to stay. The cost could be lowered some, but it is not that bad. Parking does cost a lot and there are not even enough spots for all the passes they sell.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am really enjoying attending UNC Charlotte. The campus is very nice and close to shopping and restaurants. The students and faculty are very friendly and helpful.

    Am learning a lot

    I am surprised by how much I have learned this semester. All the information I am learning will benefit me when I graduate. The professors teach you what you need to learn to become successful.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 8 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a form of transportation called safe ride that picks you up no matter what time it is. There are also emergency phones located all over the campus.

    Greek Life

    All the fraternities and sororities here have a strong alliance. They support each other and come out to each others events all the time. They have great energy and for the most part are fun to be around.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club here for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    There is actually a club called niners on the weekends that is devoted to finding fun things for students to do. They fund trips to Carowinds, Great Wolf Lodge, and much more. There is also a movie theatre on campus that shows movies from Thursday- Sunday every week. The Campus Activities Board also makes sure to keep the students entertained by booking guest speakers, comidians, magicians, and holding talent shows that award cash prizes.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is much like a high school cafeteria. It isn't the most delicious, but it will serve the purpose of filling you up. There are healthy choices and usually an area for vegetarians. You can usually never go wrong with pizza or burgers.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a wonderful learning experience. There is no one telling you to clean up or to give you a curfew. But a major part that high school students aren't aware of is the growing experience. College students are forced to be in close quarters with a person they have never met before and that can be very challenging. You find out a lot about yourself and your preferences which will help you later on in life. You also learn to compromise because both of you are equally entitled the room/suite and all of its amenities.

    Academic Rigor

    When you coming into the college atmosphere, do so with this in mind; One of your needs is going to have to be altered. I feel that as a college student three things are necessary those things beign sleep, studying, and a social life. But if you're only focused with your social life and sleep, then you won't have much time for studying. If you are only concerened studying and sleep, then you won't really have a social life. College is all about balance and once you have mastered that your grades will reflect it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Safety would probably be the biggest issue here. Make sure you are aware of your surroundings at all times and be mindful of your belongings. Also, take the time to make connections with people. Have genuine conversations with people whether they are a janitor of the chancellor. You will never know the impact you can have on someone or under what circumstances you will meet them again.

    In three sentences

    The school is extremely diverse and fairly new. It offers many opportunities ranging from workshops to internships. It is also in a great location that is college student friendly.

  • 12/04/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any type of students. There is a great amount of diversity here so anyone from any culture or background will fit in just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    When entering college, go with an open mind. Nothing is going to be the same as home and this could actually, whether you believe it or not, do you some good. To get away from the everyday and to be out on your own is a feeling like no other in the world.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus here at UNC Charlotte is very large and is very exciting, and there is always something going on and something to do.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy the college atmosphere because I extremely enjoy independence and there is a lot to be had here.

    Am learning a lot

    I love to learn and this is definitely the place to do a lot of that. I have learned much more in just the first semester here than I did in any one year of high school.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 10 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus police that respond within a minute of the call. there are emergency buttons throughout campus that connect you to the campus police. shuttles for students with handicaps and at night they drop you off where ever you need to be. escorts are available if you do not want to walk alone at night

    Greek Life

    there are a lot of options if you want to be involved in the greek life. there are also certain groups that all have the same common interest, whether it is major or based on personality. you will always find a place to fit in

    Clubs and Activities

    hundreds of clubs to choose from, something for everyone. lots of club sports for both men and women. intramural sports that are going on year around. concerts. zombies vs humans. never a dull moment on this campus

    Great for these types of students

    students who want to get involved. students who like a strong academic community but also have time for sports. students who want to experience the city without being in the city.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the student union is the main focus of the campus, there is something always going on there, especially around the holidays.

    Bang for the buck

    you pay a high tuition but it makes things on campus free to students. Library access, doctor visits, sports tickets, and more

    What to do for fun

    Something is always going on, on campus you just have to be willing to get involved. There are hundreds of clubs to choose from and several sports teams (including club/intramural). Football will be coming fall of 2013

    Food and Dining

    Food is great and there is something for everyone to eat. Lots of fast food places to grab a quick meal and then get on with your day. There is mexican, subs, pasta/pizza, wendy's, chickfila, hot dog place, etc. But if you want something healthier you can go to the two dining halls that have home cooked meals, but they are not very good and it is the same every single day of the week.

    Dorm Life

    The suite style living is better than highrises because the highrises are constantly loud and have problems almost every night. The suite style also allows you to make closer friends because you aren't in a large hall you are in a smaller community.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be hard but the outcome is tremendous. Plus the teachers do everything in their power to make sure that you pass their course, because they will work with your schedule so that they can meet with you to help. If you work hard you will succeed, but if you slack off and skip class you will have trouble.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the SAT multiple times because the different programs look at that and it can save you from having to take other tests to get into a particular program. Make sure you look at who the teachers are before you register for their classes because some of them do not like what they teach so they make the course impossible. Get involved on campus

    In three sentences

    It is a great school that has something for everyone. The teachers make a point to be available as often as possible and to learn the students names in their classes (even if they are large classes). The campus is beautiful and makes you feel at home.

  • 04/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 11 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You can call a car to come pick you up and drive you to your location and there are also call boxes set up around the campus that go straight to the police, if you are feeling harmed.

    Greek Life

    All I can say is Greek life is GOOOOD!!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and there are always activities going on somewhere.

    Bang for the buck

    Charlotte offers its in-state residence around 2000 a semester and out of state is around 8000.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the city for fun. There are also a lot of surrounding cities, such as concord that offer a lot. There are movie theaters, malls, skating rinks, etc in Charlotte, in short distance from the school.

    Food and Dining

    Crown commons is very well known. Everything is prepared fresh and is featured in local magazines. There is also another cafeteria, RDH. DO NOT eat there. Charlotte also offers other options such as Bojangles, Wendy's and Salsaritas.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are good, but if you can choose do not stay in the high rises, which are Sanford, Moore, Holshouser, and Scott hall. Try to stay in the suites.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are understanding and challenging at the same time. Everything is usually updated through moodle, which is like an online planner already prepared for a student, so assignments are posted there. Counselors care about their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like the city and the country life, Charlotte is for you. If you are interested in a research campus, Charlotte is for you. If you like geese, Charlotte is for you.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has a home atmosphere. It is on a beautiful 1000 acre land located near Concord. It is only 10 minutes away from the city.

  • 05/31/2010

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who are highly motivated and want to get a good education and have fun at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are certain that you want to attend this college, be sure to apply super early. The early admission deadline is in October (I think it's October 5). If you apply early you can be eligible for merit aid and UNCC has a lot of merit aid.

    Will enjoy being here

    UNCC is a beautiful big campus with a lot of activites so you can never be bored. They also have a brand new Student Union with a movie theater inside. I haven't been inside it yet, but from the pictures I have seen I can tell that it's going to be a fun place to be.

    Will learn a lot

    UNCC offers a broad range of majors, esp. for people who are interested in business or engineering.

  • 05/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Try to live in the high rises your freshman year. You will meet a lof of people and even become best friends with some. Work hard because it will pay off.

    Bang for the buck

    I am an out of state student which means I have to pay a lot more than in-state students. Tuition is very good compared to a lof of other schools. We have Division I NCAA basketball teams and a ver good soccer team. It is worth it to watch winning sports teams. Charlotte is also getting its first football team Fall of 2014.

    Am enjoying being here

    I do enjoy being at UNCC. It does get very boring on campus sometimes because it is a very big commuter school, but you could always find something to do. Living in a high rise was one of my best decisions. I have met some of my best friends just by living there. It is not hard to find someone because there are always people in your hall or right outside of the building. There are also many things to do on campus like go to free movies, play pool, go to the gym, and go to sports games. Going to basketball games was my favorite thing to do because of the excitement. The school is also close to Downtown Charlotte which is very lively. A lot of college students go there during the week for clubs. The school provides shuttle services to and back from clubs.

    Am learning a lot

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a great place for academic learning. I am currently a undecided, but I have learned a lot from the general education classes. I have taken two calculus classes, two English classes, a Portuguese class, physics, and two liberal studies classes. My professors for all my classes have been very interesting and helpful. I can admit that the material can be very boring and hard to understand but the professors that I had have made it interesting. I have had some professors that are strict on grades but I also have had professors that are not so much about giving a grade but making the student understand all the material as best as they can. It was really interesting to get a variety of teachers with very different opinions about school. In high school, I had a very generic set of teachers who only taught what the county gave them to teach and it was very boring. In college, my professors actually went beyond and related the topics to stundents. For example, I had a liberal studies class about theater and society. My professor related the two topics to things that are highly regarded in this generation like celebrities and technology.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UNCC has been very intentional about increasing safety. There's blue light emergency polls all around campus in case you'd like an escort or alert patrol of suspicious or harmful activity.

    Greek Life

    Strong greek community. They have their own Greek housing in a certain part on campus. If you wanna go Greek, you can definitely do it here.

    Bang for the buck

    In-state tuition is MUCH cheaper than out-of-state. I had to sit out a year to apply for in-state tuition. It's definitely worth the wait. College is an investment. Only spend what you're willing to pay back.

    What to do for fun

    Find friends you enjoy & share the same goals and values. Explore Charlotte and all the hidden gems it holds. Randomly introduce yourself to people on campus & you'll be surprised how people will befriend you and offer to hang out. It's the South. Good ole' Southern hospitality.

    Food and Dining

    I rate the cafeteria as 5 out of 10. But there's many other options, like Chick-fil-a, Bojangles, Pizza Hut, Salarita's, etc. Just use your declining balance carefully.

    Dorm Life

    It's getting better. Because it's a state school, many students tend to leave on weekends, but more are staying on campus due to the newly built Student Union. It holds various activities, like live bands, great lectures (like Soledad Obrien), and a full movie theatre!

    Academic Rigor

    Sociology is an easy major, but the Belk School of Business is tough to get into. There's 7 required courses (accounting, econ, stats, calc, etc.) to take BEFORE you can declare a business major. Prepare to read, study, & live in the library. You're going to need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please go to a school that has everything you need, including major, social outlets, environment (urban vs. rural settings and large vs. smaller school). It all adds/subtracts to your overall college experience.

    In three sentences

    It's a good school. There's much diversity & numerous majors to choose from. The city of Charlotte is great, but there's definitely a lack of school spirit.

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police are everywhere if you ever need anything just call them they will respond always within 2 minutes no matter where are on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of events to attend like music produtions, theatre, and step shows. Movies are shown in the union theatre. But the main thing is attending sports events MAKE SURE YOU GO SEE THE 49ER BASKETBALL PLAYERS!!!!!!

    Food and Dining

    THE FOOD IS GREAT!!!!!!!!! YOU PLENTY OF CHOICES TO CHOOSE FROM LIKE CHICK FIL A, THE CHINESE PLACE, UNION AND RDH. I FAITHFULLY WAS ALWAYS AT THESE PLACES BECAUSE THEY WERE JUST TOO GOOD!!!!!!!!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is cool as well you see many people of all backgrounds. Try to make friends with people especially those on your floor. Oh yeah and lets not forget free food from time to time lol

    Academic Rigor

    Study at a steady pace and don't force yourself to try to understand something that you don't. On campus there are graduate students who tutor in all subjects. My main issue was writing papers but if you go to the writing resource center located in Fretwell those tutors will help make sure your paper will definitely get an A.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is pretty big so walking will be a requirement in order to get to your classes. Also leave early to be on time for class since the campus is big. Most importantly take advantage of all the opportunities and events that go on around the campus, you will really enjoy them!

    In three sentences

    UNC Charlotte has a great atmosphere for students who want to achieve great academic progress in their field of study. I loved the campus as soon as I arrived and met plenty of new friends. The professors are also fun to be around they teach you the right information and always are prepared when you have any questions that you want to ask. All in all UNC Charlotte is a really great institution to attend.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 16 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I saw security officer patrol cars everywhere whenever I visited the campus.

    Greek Life

    Not familiar with UNCC's Greek Life

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't had a chance to check all the clubs but other fellow student told me how great they are.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who is seriously pursuing degree in their field. The school has great facility to make sure that all students succeed in their studying and career in the future.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I will be enrolled in Jan 2013 so I'm not familiar with UNCC unusual tradition yet. I did go to UNCC Global festival this year. I found the event is amazing. It give the opportunity for students and public to know different culture from all over the world. Beautiful performances accompany by delicious international food.

    Bang for the buck

    As a resident, I think tuition is reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    Great fitness program. Zumba and athletic clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Great choices in term of food. There are healthy option available.

    Dorm Life

    Living off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Studying is not an easy task. It require focus and time commitment. Genius is 99% hard work and 1% talent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Think about what you really want to do in life. Set up goals and work hard to achieve that goal. You can do whatever you set your mind to it no matter how hard life can get sometimes.

    In three sentences

    My experience with UNCC has been great so far. I would rate five out of five for my admission process. My admission counselor and my department counselor has been going far and beyond to make sure that I have everything I need to start taking my Mechanical Engineering major.

  • 01/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 17 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineering, busniness, and science majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its always better to try harder the first 2 semesters because that is when GPA is most crucially affected. And don't try to overwelm yourself either.

    Am learning a lot

    The school has many excellent programs for a plethera of different majors.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There was a period that there were a lot of reports going on and it was scary to even walk in pairs sometimes. Just use your common sense and go in groups, always have your phone in hand and if you're not sure, just call the campus police.

    Greek Life

    Awesome! The community is really welcoming and they are all friendly!

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs and orgs. that you can get yourself involve with! GOOOO EXPLORE!!

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of students are great at UNCC! You just got to get yourself out there! There's so much more than just staying in your dorm or closing yourself from the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The underground trail from CoEd to CHHS (vice versa), it is so freaking awesome!!!

    Bang for the buck

    Going to school here is actually cheaper than most colleges in NC.

    What to do for fun

    Student organizations! Get yourself involve and do great things! You will meet amazing people and learn so many things!

    Food and Dining

    Before they build the Student Union, they use to have a variety of food at the SAC but now they don't really have that much. Plus college dining on campus is never cheap!

    Dorm Life

    Never lived on campus but from what I hear, you meet and make awesome friends there!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on who your professor is and what kind of class it is you're in. I find it academically challenging at times yet sometimes its a smooth sailing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus in school! Never lose sight of why you are here! Keep pushing yourself and never settle for less!

    In three sentences

    Going to school here has changed my life, academically and socially. I have found amazing friends and have got out of my shell. There are still many things I would like to do here as my undergrad years.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety at Charlotte can improve. There is a transportation system called safe ride that is very safe, but they do not arrive promptly. That is the only down side, but the entire campus is notified when unsafe actions do occur on or even around campus which is a positive things to keep students safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at Charlotte is very unique. The chapters are very supportive of one another and very proud of who they are. The overall word to define Greek Life at Charlotte would be unified because each sorority and fraternity do whatever they can for the good and better of every other sorority and fraternity chapter, not just their own.

    Clubs and Activities

    The sports clubs and rec teams are very big at Charlotte. Many people go and watch just the rec teams as if they were as popular as our main sports teams. They are competitive, yet very fun to be involved in. Other clubs include younglife and so on.

    Great for these types of students

    Charlotte is very diverse. It is open for any type of student and there are so many ways for every student to be involved. Charlotte is the type of school where any student is welcome.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University is located right outside of the city of Charlotte. We have many organizations that have activities and such during certain times of the year. For example, Greek life has a dance contest open for everyone to watch during the spring semester.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that for the cost of the school and amenities the students are provided with a plethora of things. The campus in undergoing the process of updating which includes the newer sports fields and the updated dorm rooms. This is a major bonus when paying for school.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun on campus and off campus. On campus, organizations are always having acrivities that interact with the student community. Sports games during every season provide students with the chance to watch. Also, the University is located right outside of the city, so many people find it fun to go downtown to the clubs and to the nice restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of food options open for the students at Charlotte. These range from fast food, to coffee shops, to cafeteria buffet style, to grocery stores. By having all these options, it appeals to all students and it is also included on the meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a very important part of the college experience and Charlotte does a great job at providing students with this opportunity. They are currently in the process of updating the campus, but the character that the old dorms provide are fantastic. In the perspective of a freshman, this is a great way to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    The level of hardness depends mainly on the type of class and the professor. Many students find that smaller class settings provide the professor more one on one time with the students as to a large class where you have yo depend mainly on yourself. It depends on the students learning style whether a larger class setting or smaller setting will impact the academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip that could improve your college experience is joining on campus organizations. This could include sports clubs, academic clubs, and even Greek life. These types of organizations keep students updated with school activities and also provides opportunities for student that they could not find elsewhere.

    In three sentences

    Charlotte is a very diverse and growing campus. This includes the people, opportunities, and organizations located on campus. This quality makes Charlotte a well ranked school.

  • 10/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to get involved, students that enjoy doing research and students that want to be at a university where the diversity is good, should seriously consider attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

    Tips for prospective students

    Any student that may attend should definitely schedule several college tours in the spring or on a day when the weather is warm. They should also wear comfortable walking shoes.

    Bang for the buck

    All colleges are expensive, but I think that the price for attending here is good.

    Am enjoying being here

    The location of the university and the atomosphere is excellent.

    Am learning a lot

    I think that the University of NC at Charlotte is an excellent university. I am learning a lot of information and Charlotte is located in an excellent technology/business enriched area.

  • 12/23/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UNCC is best known for its architecture, engineering, and business programs, so students who are looking to major especially in these areas will find themselves at home there. For those students who have other interests, however, (and I am one) I would say the student that cannot afford to go to the more expensive universities but desires a quality education should come to UNCC, as the education there is in many ways just as good as many more prominent universities. In closing, I believe that those students who are looking for a good college at a reasonable price and who desire to get involved with and take advantage of the college life will have a great experience at UNCC.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest adjustment for incoming freshman at any college is adjusting to life on their own with the pressures of academic work. The best advice I can give is to be serious about your work and to give it your best effort, because there is no replacement for good grades, and you never know when you might need them in the future. If you struggle, ask questions. The professors are there for you, not vice versa, so take advantage of them as much as you can. The second thing I would say is to become involved in campus activities such as religious organizations, intramurals, student government, and other things. Schoolwork comes first, but to remain sane one must have a social life, and one of the best ways to do this is to become involved in and know about campus activities.

    Bang for the buck

    In comparison to many other collegiate universities, UNCC is an extremely reasonably-priced institution, and, for the quality of education it offers, is an excellent choice to consider for in-state students who desire to go to a quality university for a good price. This is not to say that out-of-state students should not come as well; however, the main attraction UNCC holds is its pull toward especially those in-state students interested in architecture, engineering, and business.

    Am enjoying being here

    I initially did not want to attend UNCC for the simple reason that it was too close to home, but since I have been there I have come to appreciate and enjoy it in a much fuller and deeper way than I initially thought was possible. Contrary to what I had at first thought, UNCC has been the ideal place for me to continue my post-high school graduation, and I look forward to completing the remainder of my undergraduate studies there.

    Am learning a lot

    Since I became a UNCC student in August of 2009, I have learned a great deal. In addition to the daily rigors of academic life that being a student at UNCC brings, I have learned how to adjust from a small, private high school to an enormous (by comparison) public college. Perhaps the most important thing that I already knew and my experience at UNCC has confirmed is the importance of getting involved in campus life. In order to get something out of it, one must in turn put something into it, and in no arena have I seen this fact validated more than in my experience at UNCC.

  • 07/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineering, architecture, nursing, art, mathematics, and business majors. Great for students who are looking for a well rounded and diverse student body. Also great for students that are self sufficient and don't need to he held by the hand for everything they do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register as early as possible. Classes are not limited, but the times they offer them are. To get the best schedule possible, attend orientation and register as soon as possible!

    Am enjoying being here

    There is a great social atmosphere outside on campus which brings lively discussion to the classrooms. Most students are open minded to new concepts during discussion, and those that are not at least accept the fact that there are other thought patterns outside of their own. Overall a great experience.

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 200

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is a gym where one can workout. A pool under the school. And numerous trails and fields throughout the campus.

    Food and Dining

    On point with the food services here.

    Dorm Life

    Nice rooms and easy access to main campus buildings. Everybody knows everyone else on their floor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your counselors and professors. It'll make your experience here easier and more enjoyable.

    In three sentences

    University of North Carolina at Charlotte is clean and laidback. The admissions staff is very friendly and helpful. I have an optimistic view of my future here.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    So much restaurants everywhere! They mainly aim at the college students but the food on campus is pretty expensive. If your like me, I love to spend the least amount of money I can when buying food, then eat out off campus. They seem to have many unknown discounts for students (such as Subway).

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm but in an apartment. The apartments are pretty loud at times bc it's college life, but then again it's very peaceful at times. Just choose a place where there is less parties.

    Academic Rigor

    It's very hard not to fall behind here on campus. Transferring from a community college to here was a huge gap but then again you learn to study harder and challenge your mind and soul.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you want to be living in a city. I've grown up in the country of North Carolina, so when I moved here a year ago, it was extremely hard to get used to the traffic and cars that flood the streets day and night. Other than that, the city lights are stunning.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus of UNC-Charlotte. It's extremely beautiful and everywhere I turn, I see gorgeous buildings. It's a small college compared to other colleges but it's definitely what I've been looking for in a college.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 200

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Take advantage of school sponsored activities, go out and explore with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    live on campus, leave your door open, go out and meet people

    In three sentences

    I am a freshman at UNCC. I love this school and have met a lot of great people and really enjoy my time here. I hope to get the financial aid I need to return in the fall

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is great security on this campus. There are lit up emergency poles through out the campus. You will always see campus police riding around. At night there is Safe Ride transportation to get you to your destination safely. It runs from 4:30 pm-2:30 am, and you can just call it whenever you need it between those hours.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life here is incredibly. There are a number of different sororities and fraternities. They get involved with the campus and students by hosting events and fundraisers. They really care about the school and the students. The make it really easy for interested students to become involved and potentially join the sorority or fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities here. Anyone is sure to find one that interests them. There are academic and non-academic clubs and organizations. They range from based on your major, academic interests such as pre-professional schools.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students that like a little or a lot of diversity. There is a great engineering and nursing program, and many other majors and departments to choose from with great academic advisers ans support.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition for the school is pretty cheap compared to many other schools which is a great thing, but you also have to take into account books and room and board. Altogether the total cost is pretty reasonably for most. Also the school offers a lot of free events and activities, food and information sessions of different things.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something fun and interesting going on at this school. Every Thursday-Sunday there is two movies playing in the movie theater on campus, yes I said a movie theater. There are events hosted by different organizations including, CAB and Niners on the Weekend, through out the week and weekend. You will rarely ever get bored, and if you do don't worry you're in Charlotte, so you'll definitely find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is not 5-star, but it most definitely is better than I expected. There are two dining halls that you can choose from. They are both buffet style, which means all you can eat! The dining halls includes a grill area, home-style cooking, international bar, salad bar, sandwich station and awesome ice cream and frozen yogurt area. Also there a plenty of restaurants through out the campus that you can eat at if you do not want to eat at the dining halls. Some places include Chick-fila, Wendy's, Salsaritas, Starbucks, Smashers and plenty other places.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is not bad. Of course I only know personally from where I stayed and it was pretty bearable. There are a large variety of different places to stay on campus. There is even specific dorms for freshmen and those involved in a certain learning community. Living in the freshmen dorms are a great way to meet people that you ave things in common with.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the major that you choose your work load and difficulty will vary. Science majors may say that art and education majors have it easy, and art and education majors will say that it's harder than you think. Every major has its own difficulty and the work is only as hard as you make it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely consider coming to this school because it really is a great school. You will not regret your decision unless something personally has happened to make you change your mind. Other than that you will do great here and fit in well. There is a lot of support and programs that can help you with transitioning from high school to college life and help you stay focused and on track.

    In three sentences

    UNC Charlotte is really great school altogether. It is one of the most diverse schools that I know. There are so many opportunities and benefits to gain from here you would be surprised.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always on the lookout for the safety of the students here, in on and surrounding areas. They always have alerts and emergency contacts availble for the students. We have a Saferide vehicle that picks up students late at night to safely have a ride home. There are stands posted throughout the campus for an student that may feel in danger. They would simply have to press the button and a police would be there to assist. I feel safe in this environment.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is prominent here of all types. There are new greek groups emerging. All races and cultures have gotten a piece of the greek life pie and are showing their groups in events on and off campus. We also have the greek housing available on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Any club or activity you'd like to add, this school makes it simple to do so. It is easy to start an event or club as long as you have a devoted group and a great exciting plan.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great place for open-minded students that are interested in different cultures. Every year we host the international festival. I go there every year and it always getting bigger and better every year.

    Bang for the buck

    I love this school and I wouldn't want to transfer anywhere else. It is a beautiful campus with great outgoing people, and so many activities and events to get involved in.

    What to do for fun

    Luckily, I came to this college at the perfect time for the Student Union to open. It is a grea hang out place to eat, study, and just relax. We host many events on capus that are mostly free. The Student Union has a movie theater ,pool tables, restaurants, and a one stop shop. Sometimes they have karoake, bellydancing, and church. There are so many things to do in the freetime on this campus. We are currently building a football stadium which will provide even more entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias on campus may not be the best but the dining options are incredible. There are nine restaurants on campus, some include: Wendy's, Mama Leone's, Salsaritas, Einstein Bagel's and bro's, and many more. These restaurants are located directly on campus and right in the same buildings as some of the classes. It is accessible, delicious, and cheap!

    Dorm Life

    Personally I am not a roomate person but if a student doesn't mind sharing their space the students here are respectable and pleasing towards another. As stated before, this campus is open to international students. We have dorms on campus that are for international housing and students from the US can be paired with them if they'd like. The custodial staff always keeps the bathrooms, hallways, and lounge areas cleaned for students and visitors.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is very challenging, more challenging than other colleges may know. The professors expect alot of independent study and everything on the test is not spoken by the professor but has to be read on your own time. The courses go very in depth with any subject and test are usually cumulative.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is college, therefore attendance and studying are a requirement to pass. Whatever course a stuendent shows interest it is offered at this university. Tutoring, studygroups, and SI sessions are available to students who may have difficulty with classes. Always keep up and don't get behind in classes.

    In three sentences

    The campus is an enclosed and safe envirnment. The staff and students are helpful and intelligent. It is a great place for students from all over the world, because it is so welcoming to international students.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Even if you choose not to join a sorority or fraternity it is great to watch and just attend their events. One of the best parts of uncc.

    Bang for the buck

    Go to every every event and talk to as many people as you can. Step out of your comfort zone and UNCC will be even more fun

    What to do for fun

    NOW is great if you want to stay on campus for the weekend and fellowship with the student body. There is a full gym where you can work,pool, tennis and basketball courts and etc. There is just so much to do all the time. Also check out events put on by soro/frats and CAB a lot of free stuff you can win.

    Food and Dining

    Many people don't like RDH (RatherDieHungry) but i love Rdh because it was close by and they have hot and fresh burger and fries that don't sit out like crown. Crown is where most people are around dinner time if you want to be where the action is crown is the place to go for dinner.

    Dorm Life

    Have as much fun as you can your freshmen year but don't get to carried away drinking tickets are not anything you want to be apart of so stay out of trouble. The south side of campus is always where a lot of frat/soro things are going on and there will always be something to do

    Academic Rigor

    Rumors of the math department not being that great do spread but i have had no problems in any math class i have had. If you are really passionate about what field you want to do into join the Honors society they have a lot of majors to choose from and it will look great on your resume.

    Tips for prospective students

    First year students stay in a freshmen dorm it is a great experience in which you will meet different people in your class. Don't be afraid to get involved in campus activities its a great way to meet the student body and become more involved in your school Apply for different positions within UNCC even if it doesn't pay, great way to build your college resume.

    In three sentences

    uncc is a great school spirited school in a great area in which you will never get bored.It also offers a diverse amount of people which is a great experience for any college student and will teach you a wide range of morals and values.Of all the schools i have visited it is the most beautiful campus.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On campus police station on call at any time needed. There are posts set up everywhere around campus every few yards you walk down the lighted paths with emergency buttons if anything were to happen that immediately call the police. I feel safe walking across campus, in the middle of the night to the 24 hour library.

    What to do for fun

    Stay on campus. Attend an athletic event, student projects everywhere, join a courtyard debate, take a trolley to the student center with lots of fun filled events and games and study sessions. New people everywhere doing lots of different things.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options to choose from that you'll never get tired of eating on campus. They have fast food restaurants, cafe's, dinning halls (like a giant cafeteria who in addition has different types of food and changes every day), and delivery from favorite pizza, chinese, or sub places are all within a few miles from the campus if you in need for your favorite take outs. large variety, great food!

    Dorm Life

    Great Way to meet new people! A great experience for incoming freshman to again meet new people and find themselves in the new freedom of living circumstances.

    Academic Rigor

    There is always going to be some type of challenge in ones academic life and that's what makes learning so important. That the studies were so rigorous or difficult that you had a chance to challenge yourself to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend in every event possible! There is so much to do just on campus its ridiculous. Charlotte is already a busy body town with lots of things to do but why leave campus when there is free transportation to great things?! I meet someone NEW everywhere I go just to campus events, activities, gatherings, and even just the food shops. I love it!

    In three sentences

    A ten out of a ten! I love this university for multiple reasons; the community, the spirit, the academic opportunities, and the life of the campus. I'm glad i chose to attend UNCC over all other colleges available.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Have full sworn in Charlotte Meck police on campus and saferide and cats buses for transportation. Blue lights are located through campus thoroughly.

    What to do for fun

    Soccer games are a huge thing here and there are always campus events going on such as a 49,000 water balloon fight(on youtube).

    Food and Dining

    The freshman dining hall could be better but crown commons is still available and is much better. Wendy's is about the only thing open on campus after 830pm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Review housing and food cost as they can add up quick. If you don't need a car then don't bring it, parking passes are expensive.

    In three sentences

    This school is an exceptional learning opportunity with a beautiful campus. There are always events going on and free prizes. Most of the buildings are new and the rest is kept clean in 2013 we will have a football team!

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 200

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are always activities to take part in on campus that the Campus Activities Board plans, also there are events that the sorority and fraternity chapters host.

    Food and Dining

    UNCC has great fast food restruants such as: Wendy's, Papa Leon's, Salsarita's, Chic-Fil-A, and much more. There are two cafeterias on campus which always has pleasant things to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life always has its ups and downs. So far as looks and style, UNCC has many beautiful dorms and then they have basic dorms that supply your basic needs. Besides that, living on campus has many advantages especially if you like having short distances to classes, or like to find it easier to connect or get to know people.

    Academic Rigor

    UNCC, depending on your classes and major, can be somewhat challenging. To me the academic rigor depends on how the student operates with work flow and capability of learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Study Study Study 2. Use your campus resources (you're paying for them anyway) 3. Use time management 4.Get involved on campus 5. Take your classes serious- as a freshman stepping into college don't get distracted, Study now and play later, you'll be happy you did. 6. After you're done with focusing on school, then enjoy your time and have fun.

    In three sentences

    UNCC is a great school, not only will you get a great education here but you will also have a great time connecting and meeting new people. Also there are numerous of activities to get involved in. UNCC also has a career source that allows you to find internships, jobs; the career office even has career counselors that will critique your resume and conduct mock interviews to prepare you for your future career or potential jobs.

  • 02/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    PLENTY TO CHOOSE FROM!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love diversity and have an appreciation for other cultures.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    49,000 Water Balloon Fight at the beginning of the year

    Bang for the buck

    Not as expensive when I first came to the university, but I will admit, prices have increased since.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of organizations where you can get involved and every organization is always doing something! Soccer and Basketball games are always fun anddd we'll be cheering on our very first football team this fall! Niners on the Weekend are always hosting fun activities in the Union on the weekends as well; photobooths, movies, caricature drawings, and more!

    Food and Dining

    We have several dining options with two dining halls and several restaurants; Chickfila, Wendys, Mama Leone's, Papa Johns, Salsaritas, Bojangles, etc.

    Dorm Life

    There are plenty of option for living on campus! You can live in the high-rises and get the traditional dorm life experience where you meet tons of people! You could also stay in suite/apartment style dorms and get a nicer living experience for a little more! Residence halls provide plenty of events to build community in the dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    Really is determined by what you choose to study, but academic services are provided, so if you ever need help, there's people here to assist you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore the campus! Take advantage of this awesome campus by walking through the gardens, checking out some of our art around campus and conversing with people from different types of backgrounds!

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely beautiful; not too big and not too small. Charlotte is a thriving city and expecting growth in the coming years. Charlotte is also filled with diversity!

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different sports, clubs and activities to get involved with on and off campus and even if you don't find what you're looking for, you can start your own club very easily! There's something for everyone at UNCC!

    Great for these types of students

    Any students who love being outdoors, students who enjoy the traditional college life without the busy city, and students who enjoy the busy city as well because Charlotte is just a few minutes from campus and is readily accessible.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a game played once every semester called Niners (humans) vs zombies and a lot of students participate and enjoy themselves. A special location on campus is the Belk Tower, a giant concrete statue of an inkwell located almost in the middle of campus. It is lit at night and makes for a spectacular sight.

    Bang for the buck

    UNC-Charlotte is one of the best values that you can get for your money, because it is one of the cheapest public universities in the state, yet still provides a superior education and college life.

    What to do for fun

    You can visit Uptown Charlotte, where there are many restaurants, museums, and clubs. There is the Carolina Panthers Stadium also located uptown, and there are frequent Charlotte Hornets basketball games. In addition, campus provides many extra curricular activities ranging from Quidditch to football, to basketball games to dance clubs. There is something for everyone at Unc-Charlotte! Explore the many greenways and natural spaces that crisscross the campus or visit the Mallard Lake that has a beautiful fountain and many shops around it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Seek help before you fail, for the professors are always willing to work with you if you show interest in the subject and legitimately want to do well.

    In three sentences

    UNC-Charlotte is a commuter-friendly, unique university that just keeps growing. Just a few minutes from the biggest city in North Carolina and yet small enough to garner personal attention from professors and staff when you need it! Charlotte also offers many clubs and extra curricular activities to suit any taste!

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus police will send out an email with everything happening. Sometimes you even get the email two or three times.

    Greek Life

    Our Greek life is a family . We strive to bind all of our sororities and fraternities in brother and sisterhood through bonding activities and events.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds to choose from

    What to do for fun

    There are many programs, clubs and activities going on throughout the week. You get to select anything you wish to do. They have niner on the weekends where they decorate and transform the student union into the place to be with exciting activities and arcade like games.

    Food and Dining

    You get what you pay for.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you live is what the conditions and things to do will be like.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the number level of the course is how hard the class will be. Some classes do assign more work than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research your major and see if this college is the best fit for you and your major.Speak to your adviser about your classes. Never try to do it on your own!

    In three sentences

    University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a very beautiful campus with a lot of excellent students and staff. The campus and people make you feel really at home and comfortable. There is always something going on on the weekends and sometimes during the week at the Student Union.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like to meet new people and be involved with different activities, then this is the place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to meet different types of people. Charlotte is a very diverse place, so will meet people from all different types if backgrounds. And make sure to get involved, with all the organizations there will be something for you. Also make sure to visit the campus, just make sure this college will feel like home to you.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is really good for in-state students. I'm not sure for the out-state students. But there is always money out there to help you pay for school.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here in Charlotte. There are so many activities to do, you should never be bored. Also with all the organizations that you can get into, there are so many endless possibilities to what you can accomplish here.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning so many things here. It's a big change from high school, but the advisers are really there to help, so all you have to do is get in contact with them. And most of my teachers want to see you pass, so all you do is give it your all.

  • 05/06/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Accounting , Arts, Business, and Engineering Majors

    Tips for prospective students

    High sat and act scores with a 3.0 GPA should be the mark you aim for to get in.

    Will enjoy being here

    i love the campus and the people around it

  • 06/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Stay on task and try your best not to miss class, just one day WILL hold you back some.

    Tips for prospective students

    The Computer Science department was hard to get into but the classes can be enjoying and I guarantee that you'll be using what you learn in lecture for years to come.

    Am enjoying being here

    Classes are fun at times, students are friendly, and staff/professors will do anything to help you with your needs.

    Am learning a lot

    No matter what class you take you will learn and retain some of the useful information.

  • 06/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Again like I stated earlier Uncc is a very diverse school and that is one thing that makes it so great. I believe this school is right for anyone. Just give it a chance and you will love it too.

    Tips for prospective students

    I say just do your best and try not to get behind because once you fall behind it is very difficult to get back. But is always possible depending on how hard you try. Study hard and don't stress yourself too much about college because it does no one any good. Especially yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm not exactly sure what to put here, but as of financial status, my financial aid is taking forever, and I have became quite irritated with it. Has been almost a month and no update. But I'm sure it is probably the same at other colleges as well.

    Am enjoying being here

    I do like going to school here. All the people that I have met are great and I have made many new friends. here at UNCC there is a variety to students and I believe the best part about UNCC is its diverse group of students.

    Am learning a lot

    So far most of the teachers that I have are great and has taught me a great deal in that particular class. The only thing that I dislike is the large amount of students in most classrooms. Because of the large number of students it is hard to get noticed or remembered by teachers, but than again, if you truly do your best and is active within the class than you have nothing to worry about.

  • 06/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    - commuter - city kids who want a change of pace, but still some city elements

    Tips for prospective students

    - stay focused - staff/faculty is very helpful

  • 06/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Very diverse campus. A lot of international students!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! The university has over 350+ student organizations. I know some people may want to lay low once getting here but you will be extremely bored if you don't find a great club to join. And no worries, we don't have the club you want to join then you can always start it!

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Independent, motivated students whom are looking for a fun, new experience in a bigger enviroment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the SAT and the ACT, UNC Charlotte accepts both scores and I did much better on the ACT than the SAT.

    Will enjoy being here

    I am an entering freshman and am so looking forward to my experience at UNC Charlotte! I love the campus and all the student activites going on.

    Will learn a lot

    I have not had a chance to meet any of my teachers yet but I've meant my advisor and she is the best!

  • 07/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy hands on learning, students who are pursuing technical majors, and students who enjoy being in a large city environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a campus tour and talk to current students in your prospective major. Study hard and get a good GPA your first year.

    Bang for the buck

    The educational quality is very good and tuition is reasonable for in state residents

    Am enjoying being here

    Charlotte is a great city to live in, and there is always something going on.

    Am learning a lot

    UNCC has a good faculty and a large variety of majors. I am currently enrolled in the Engineering program. It is a challenging, but very exciting major. I would highly recommend UNCC for anyone interested in a Science or Math Major

  • 07/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you come with an open-mind because there's a lot to learn and discover. You never know, some of your closest friendships may be created during your time here. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone because the years fly by and the experience is wonderful. These are valuable years so have fun, but remember your primary purpose for being here is to learn. I know you've heard it more times than you can count, but the minute you forget that, everything may start to slip.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm an out-of-state student so finances are a little difficult, but if you plan ahead, it's quite feasible to pay the necessary tuition and fees. If anything, make sure you become well-acquainted with the financial aid office because it will become your best friend.

    Am enjoying being here

    The city is beautiful and intimate. It's definitely growing and personally, I think there is a lot to do. Uptown is a perfect place to visit on the weekend. During the week, there is always an event on campus as well as close to the campus.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are enjoyable and depending on what courses you take, you will pushed to your limit. In the end, you'll be grateful that you took those courses and stayed up studying. That type of commitment will help you succeed in future courses.

  • 07/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    UNC Charlotte is a great university. I met so many people my first year and had an amazing time there. I learned something in every one of my classes and couldnt have asked for a greater first year experience. College requires good time management and dedication to your school work. Once you have that concept locked down, there is so much more you can achieve and do in your free time.

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you going to commuting, come early to get a parking space. If you are going to be living with a room mate, send a few emails over the summer. This way you can get to know each other and lay down so ground rules for the room.

    Bang for the buck

    I transferred here from an art school that was costing me double what I am paying here.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am enjoy it here so far. I lucked out getting a great room mate. A good room mate is key to enjoying college life.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are really nice and willing to go the extra mile to help you if you need it. There is a wide range of majors on campus. Its nice to be surrounded by all different kinds of people. I just transferred from an art school and its a nice change to be around people that are not just art majors.

  • 11/30/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    I'm out of state, So hopefully UNC charlotte offers a ton of scholarships, otherwise, student loans... here I come!

  • 12/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Freshman-It is a great idea to get your general education classes out of the way (english classes, math classes, liberal study classes) your first year. That is what I did and now I can enjoy my next 2 and a half years with classes that I actually enjoy!

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for your classes fast! Especially as an underclassmen. Look up your schedule before your registration and map all of your classes out. That way, at the minute your registration begins you can enter in the CRN codes in about 20 seconds and register for all your classes at once and beat the others in your registration time!

    Bang for the buck

    I cost is going up, only because of the football stadium being built. It will be worth it in the end though! Can't wait to go to the first football game for the Niners!

    Am enjoying being here

    A lot of diverse, interesting people. Met a lot of lifelong friends in my first year here!

    Am learning a lot

    I'm in the Music program and am learning how to train my ear along with music theory. After a year and a half I have made all A's in all of my music classes and I am adding to my talent!

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go to grad school be sure to talk with your choice school to make sure UNCC is a good pick for your undergrad. I have heard several students say the grad school they wanted doesn't want students from UNCC.

    Am enjoying being here

    The only thing I don't like is the size of the campus. I think it's too big.

    Am learning a lot

    UNCC is a great school! Professors are amazing and I have enjoyed my classes there.

  • 12/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The college has great overall quality in terms of all educational departments. The college lies within a great a wonderful city full of many compelling extra-curricular activities. The college also has a good sports organization. However, they lack a football team until the year of 2013.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is just the right size and has great visual appeal. The college community is very friendly and makes you feel as if you are an actual part of the college instead of just another number. Off-campus living is cheaper than on-campus and very convenient if you find the right apartment complex.

    Am learning a lot

    For starters, the electrical engineering program here at UNC Charlotte is very informative. The classes are tough, but are definitely worth the while. Many of the instructors are from other countries. Therefore, many times the language barrier is a problem. However, if you are serious about your major, you will be fine here at UNC Charlotte.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It is great foer business, enginnering, or medical type students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become prepared to study and work. College is not all play.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a very good college and there isnt to much going on all the time. Quiet on the weekends for the most part so you can get all the studying you need in.

    Am enjoying being here

    The college is booming. New football team in 2 years and mens soccer team is #2 in the nation.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers and professors are very helpful and I have personally become friends with some of them.

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus encourages everyone to take precautions. If it is late and dark outside, one can call safe ride, which will come pick one up and take one to their desired destination. It runs until 2:30 am. Also there are poles with blue lights that are like a tracking device. If one is in a dangerous situation, then one just touches the button and the police are able to track where one is at and come provide assistance.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life is great. Sorority and Fraternity events are always packed. They embody family and acceptance. Everyone who joins or desires to join instantly feel the connection and the great pleasure that joining a Sorority or a Fraternity has to offer.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities that pertain to ethnicities, academics, and sports. The school is very diverse which gives students from all over the world a chance to get to learn about other people and their culture. Students are able to do a wide amount of things such as dancing, acting, running, and playing soccer. No matter what there is always something to do at UNC Charlotte.

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty much all of the events on campus are free. If they aren't it is of little cost to students. The campus really tries to involve its students in the things that are going on around the school so they make it really affordable. Money is needed if one wants to go out and enjoy the City of Charlotte.

    What to do for fun

    UNC Charlotte host many events on campus. There are always sports events. The arts fill the year up with their various performances. It doesn't take one long to find something fun and interesting to do.

    Food and Dining

    If the regular cafeteria does not suffice to one's needs. The campus has other dining’s that people love to eat at. They have Wendy's, Chic-fi-La, Mama Leone’s, Bo jangles, and a Bistro. These places among others are great for meeting friends and family when they come to visit.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are as expected. They are clean and livable. Some dorms are newer than others. The nice thing about Charlotte if you are a freshmen you have the opportunity to live in a learning community that teams you up with students who will be taking the same classes and allows you to get to know people in a more comfortable setting.

    Academic Rigor

    Students are able to choose courses that are applicable to their desired major. Unfortunately some class sizes are bigger than others, depending on the class. Professors offer office hours which allow students to have a one on one meeting with the teacher and allow them to discuss and go over things in class which will allow the student to be successful in the course. When choosing teachers that will be a best fit to one's learning it helps to go to ratemyprofessor.com which gives feedback from fellow students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you’re looking for diversity, sports, academics, and clubs, then UNC Charlotte is a very good choice. The school has an extensive amount of resources such as seminars that will help one's study habits, and tutoring center with tutors that really do help. The enjoyable activities such as glow in the dark put- put allows the student body to come together, through this we are able to connect as a family and be a part of a great establishment.

    In three sentences

    UNC Charlotte is an academic establishment that is keen on providing its students with the necessary tools and resources to have a successful future. The diverse student body welcomes all ethnicities to enjoy the various amenities such as Niner’s on the Weekend and all other events that the school has to offer. The numerous amount of extracurricular activities such as clubs and sports allows students and faculty to come together to cheer and get to know each other as we partake in one of many things that UNC Charlotte has to offer.

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up! Review the college for everything you are looking for academically. Apply early! Take the opportunity to take the ACT/SAT early for the best way to get in!

    In three sentences

    UNC-Charlotte is an absolute AMAZING university! It was my only In-State college and was completely excited when I was accepted! Anyone who visits the campus will fall in LOVE! Go 49ers!

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    social students

    What to do for fun

    there is a on campus movie theater that is open from thursday to sunday and it is free to the students!

    Tips for prospective students

    stay on top of your studies! it is so much better to stay ahead than to fall behind!!

    In three sentences

    unc charlotte is a beautiful school with many activities that allow students to get involved around the campus. all of my professors that i have had so far have not only been great instructors but also they are will to give extra help to their students if need. all in all i would say unc charlotte is a great school!

  • 01/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    police around and always there to help

    Greek Life

    not in one, but i heard its good.

    Clubs and Activities

    over 200 clubs and activities, a great intramural sports program.

    Great for these types of students

    any going to college will love charlotte.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a pool below the gym, great way to stay in shape.

    Bang for the buck

    living in the city is a little more expensive then living anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    your in charlotte there is everything to do! enjoy concord mills only 5 minutes from campus. during football season head to uptown to see the carolina panthers. if you like nascar go to the charlotte motor speedway! great city!

    Food and Dining

    crown commons in the student union serves great food. breakfast is the best, be sure to get a made to order omelet!

    Dorm Life

    lynch hall is a suite style living area that is great! it is very nice a pretty big for a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    the university pushes you to your highest potential. college is no joke so take it serious!

    Tips for prospective students

    try to get involved in a learning community on campus. if you live on campus in a learning community you have classes with your neighbors which helps for review sessions! buy your books from amazon, they are way cheaper than the book store.

    In three sentences

    a great school with a beautiful campus. the professor are very helpful and want you to succeed. a great school to higher your education!

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    charlotte is a very secure campus. we have campus police on duty round the clock and are always around if you need help. we also have help buttons all over campus and the police will be at your location within minutes.

    Greek Life

    i am currently in the greek community and absolutely love it. i have made so many new friendships and bonds and it has given me the chance to helpin the community. it has also given me experience to be alexander which always helps.

    What to do for fun

    the campus provides a ton of activities for us to do. there is also a lot of places to go off campus like shopping, parks, and recreational fun.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria food is alright, and there are a lot of options. i preferably like to eat other places then the cafeteria though. make sure to pick a good meal plan that fits your eating habits.

    Dorm Life

    i absolutely love my dorm. i live in a one bedroom suite with four other girl and i couldn't love it more. i met so many people and i'm pretty close to all my classes.

    Academic Rigor

    i think that uncc is very challenging, but it is also interesting and keeps me focused on my career goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    a tip for newer students is to stay organized! i don't know what i would do without my agenda at my side 24/7. i also suggest that they live on campus. i have made so many great friendships that i wouldn't have now if i wasn't on campus.

    In three sentences

    i think charlotte is an amazing place to get an education. it not only caters to my educational needs, but it provides a fun place to learn and get to know people. it is very diverse as well so i can learn about other cultures and get to see others live.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there are blue lights everywhere on campus that you can use in case of emergency. we have police officers assigned specifically to campus and at night there's a free transportation service around campus.

    Greek Life

    i'm not very involved in greek life, but the people i know who are love it and are very committed to it.

    Clubs and Activities

    pick anything and you'll likely find it here. volleyball, asian club, fencing, mary kay and so much more. i can't think of something you couldn't find here.

    Great for these types of students

    it's great for anyone. there are lots of different teaching styles and there's plenty of diversity in many ways.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there's a secret tunnel somewhere on campus. i've found it. another cool thing is if you go into the woods there are lots of deer.

    Bang for the buck

    there are lots of good classes to choose from and lots of clubs and activities and such.

    What to do for fun

    there's a bowling alley on n. tryon street. there's a rock climbing wall and a ropes course on campus. i really like the ropes course. i like it so much i started working for venture, the group that runs it.

    Food and Dining

    there are some fast food places on campus and outtakes, which is a little store. we also have crown commons. it's a buffet. in general the food is good.

    Dorm Life

    either room with people you know or be willing to compromise. living with a roommate can be rough, but i reccommend the experience at least for a year.

    Academic Rigor

    it really depends on the classes you take, but as long as you go to class and keep up with homework you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you go to your classes and keep up with homework. get ahead on homework. write things down so you don't forget.

    In three sentences

    it's amazing! great classes and opportunities! awesome people!

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there are several areas on campus where you can call the campus police.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are alot of clubs on campus, but alot of them are not of interest to me.

    What to do for fun

    there are on campus parties, skating, etc. we have a movie theater, pool tables, etc in the student union.

    Food and Dining

    there are several places to choose from like wendys, bojangles, chicfila, etc. they also have a residence dining hall on one side of campus, and the main cafeteria called crowne commons in the student union, with a variety of meal options.

    Dorm Life

    the highrises are good for social people, who enjoy interaction. the other dorms are quite new, and very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    there are some challenging courses here, some more then others. free tutoring is available.

    Tips for prospective students

    always study ahead of time, and manage your time. get involved around campus, volunteer, or find a job, because it will pay off if you have to apply to get in the school of your choice.

    In three sentences

    uncc is a very diverse school. there are some very good professors here, but you have to ask around to know who they are. a setback is that tuition continues to go up, and they are constantly building new things which require our tuition to keep rising.

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    always cops to be find and emergency telephones all over campus.

    Greek Life

    very big on campus. plenty of different frats and sororities to choose from.

    Bang for the buck

    i love my school and glad i picked it. they offer a lot of programs and having tons of different housing and food programs.

    What to do for fun

    downtown life is very fun with all the clubs and events. the sports teams are always having events as well along with the football team arriving soon.

    Food and Dining

    there are tons of places to eat on campus and off. from fast food places, to buffets, to healthy and sushi places.

    Dorm Life

    when i lived on campus i had a lot of fun and met a lot of people. now, i live off campus and its even better. the area around uncc is very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    so far, i haven't had a class that was impossible to pass. the teachers work with you and give you every resource to do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    uncc is a great school that is still very new compared to most university 's. with the football team arriving soon, the university is sure to become a big school in no time.

    In three sentences

    i really like the schools. the teachers are great and the classes are interesting. the on campus food and housing is very good.

  • 02/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    my tips for incoming freshman would definitely be sociable getting to know people is a huge part of college. i would also say don't fall behind on your studies by partying to much it can really affect your gpa. a final tip i would share is when scheduling your classes make sure you look at a campus map to see where the classrooms are and how far apart they are if you have classes close in time.

    In three sentences

    i rate this university an 8.5. the only reason i can't give it a ten because it is a commuter school. i love going to school here though the teachers and staff are awesome, i'm pretty sure i've already met my friends for life.

  • 02/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    pretty safe campus. sometimes, i worked late on campus. in the evening, you can call saferide. saferide is a transport system that will get you to your car or dorm safely when it is too late to walk around campus. overall, i have had no safety issues on campus.

    What to do for fun

    pilot programs are available for self-enrichment. you can also join intramural teams and clubs or organizations on campus.

    Food and Dining

    crown commons is the best dining hall on campus. though i wish they would bring burger king back.

    Dorm Life

    lived in witherspoon hall and enjoyed the experience of interacting with students from all over the world.

    Academic Rigor

    depends upon your major. upper level business courses are very rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    tabula rasa. as long as you work hard, you will succeed.

    In three sentences

    urban melting pot.

  • 02/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    get involved with intramural sports and club sports. there are also events planned for every week(end) for students to come out, take a load off and relax. also there are clubs that offer a vast variety of things for students to get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    food and dining is overall a great experience. there's a lot offered to meet one's preference. there are also more than one location for students to eat.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is what you make it. isolating yourself may be a good thing sometimes, but try to meet as many of your peers as possible.

    Academic Rigor

    make time each day to review class notes in order to really grasp concepts your professors introduce. never slack, falling behind is a guaranteed way to hinder your academic performance.

    Tips for prospective students

    soak in as much of the college life as you can. try to at least experience things you wouldn't normally do, it may change your perspective. also keep in mind that it's still school, so interaction with your peers and colleagues should be strong academically as well as socially.

    In three sentences

    overall great experience. the school is very rich in diversity. also, the campus is beautiful.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    i am a nursing major at the school so i don't get to much time to go out. i know a lot of people are either in clubs at the school or party at clubs around the area.

    Food and Dining

    the food is good, unfortunately from the greek village where i live it is such a long walk.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is average. however, upperclassman dorms have it good!

    Academic Rigor

    the classes at unc charlotte are challenging but they are not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    bring comfortable shoes! you have to walk a lot everyday.

    In three sentences

    the university of north carolina at charlotte is a beautiful campus. there is a variety of people that attend unc charlotte and that provides a better outlook on different cultures. unc charlotte is setting the bar higher for all other universities!

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    around the clock!

    Clubs and Activities

    many clubs to choose from!

    Great for these types of students

    everyone is welcome!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is history everywhere!

    Bang for the buck

    great opportuntities for funding!

    What to do for fun

    there a places everywhere to get out and do things!

    Food and Dining

    many places and options on what to eat!

    Dorm Life

    beautiful rooms!

    Academic Rigor

    academics are great!

    Tips for prospective students

    come and do a campus tour or open house registration, you will have the time of your life!

    In three sentences

    great opportunities for new freshman from out of state, great customer service in every campus building, and great academic advisors for your major!

  • 03/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    i spent a week at a camp at uncc and the food was great, definitely something i could see myself eating every day.

    Dorm Life

    i have toured the dorms at this college and they are all very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    i have heard that this college will supply the challenging academic environment that i crave.

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    yes i am a member of a fraternity

    What to do for fun

    play sports and hang out with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard and manage your time wisely.

    In three sentences

    it is a good engineering school.

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Did have some problems with robberies on and off campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Only participated in one club that was fire service related.

    What to do for fun

    Located in big city of Charlotte so there is many things to do.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome food choices on campus and spread through out campus.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live on campus any during my undergrad. Stayed in off campus apartments

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and you should have no problems!

    In three sentences

    Excellent School for undergraduate degree, received mine in Civil Engineering. Am currently enrolled as a online graduate student in Fire Protection and Administration and having an awesome experience so far. Would highly recommend this school to anyone.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Two places me and my friends love to go to is CiCi's Pizza because students always get to eat there for only $3.99, and another place is Tuesdays nights at Wild Wing Cafe, half off wings night.

    Food and Dining

    I miss pizza hut, but other then that they have a great cafeteria, and we also have Wendy's, Chick-f-lia, and Bojangles.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know I never lived in a dorm, I had always lived off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    UNC Charlotte is pretty detailed into that, they always send out emails to students to keep students updated on everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advise you guys and gals to get into study groups, go and explore around the campus, and get to know your professors and academic advisor. Also go check out the career center, they have a wonderful staff there who is more then welcome to check out your resume and help you get prepare for your interviews.

    In three sentences

    I just love the location of UNC Charlotte. The professor and people there are very nice. You can pretty much go up to anyone in a office and you will get help for anything that you ask for.

  • 03/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    It is actually one of the better aspects of the university.

    What to do for fun

    Basketball games, fraternity and sority life, various clubs to add to the experience

    Food and Dining

    There are two dining halls crown and rdh. The campus also features chik fila,salsrita, and a number of other eateries

    Dorm Life

    I give 3.5

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to do work and have a great experience

    In three sentences

    Unc charlotte is a good not great school. The course work is difficult and developing study habits are necessary for success. The addition of a football team and new housing will make major improvements to campus living.

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel really safe on campus. There is a shuttle system for students that don't want or don't feel safe walking alone at night. Also, there is blue light system so if your in trouble you can press the button and campus security will be there in seconds.

    Greek Life

    I haven't experienced greek life for myself, but I have heard that there is a place for anyone that wants to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activities for just about everyone, and if there isn't you can always create your own.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students that want to find themselves, and get involved. School is what you make out of it, so make the best out of it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know any unusual traditions that the University has. The student union has the cafeteria, clubs, bookstore, and a movie theater. The Belk Gym has swimming pool, workout rooms, and workout classes for those that want to stay in shape. The J. Murrey Atkins Library is a great place to get work done, and they even have a sleep room for people that need to take a nap.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm currently pay out-of-state tuition and it seems like a lot, however it isn't as expensive as other Universities though. I definitely would say that it is worth my money.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun. The campus is also buzzing with new activities. There are sporting events that are always fun. To really have fun and get involved I would recommend joining clubs and activities. It very hurts to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    There is always somewhere to eat on campus. The cafeteria's have a lot of home cooked meals; however they aren't all that great, but they get the job done. The prospector has many fast food places to pick up food, such as, Chick-fil-a, Salsaritas, sub place, and many other people.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great way to meet new people. However it can also be really loud, with parties. Most people though will understand that other people are trying to sleep, so they will try to keep it quiet. The dorms can sometimes feel like your living right on top of other people, but try to get your space when you need it. When you first move in make sure that you set down rules for you and your roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be hard, but they aren't impossible. It all depends on the teacher. Also long as you try your best, study, and turn in all assignments on time you should get a good grade. A lot of professor won't accept late work, but that shouldn't be to much of a surprise. I have found that if you come to your professors with your concerns most of the time they will really try to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take both the ACT and SAT, and take these test many times. Make sure to keep your grades up even in that last stretch of senior year. Try to get a orientation date as soon as possible. Before you sign up for classes make sure you go to rate my professor and look at what professor teach really well. Classes will get harder so having a good professor really makes a difference. Have a good summer before you show up, but be ready to work hard.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school to really find yourself. The campus is amazingly beautiful. There are so many choices academically and socially for people to become involved.

  • 04/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Who love the city and being around a lot of people. I heard the business program is really good too since many company headquarters are located in Charlotte.

    What to do for fun

    This school has a movie theater, a gym, a dance room, hangout room with tvs and pool tables..there is so much you can do on campus for FREE.

    Food and Dining

    They have everything to satisfy my taste buds. I'm a starbucks person and they have one right inside the student union. There is also a wendys.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm I toured was the Sanford hall. The rooms are about average for freshman dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not sure since I haven't taken any classes yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a school with a lot of history, such as state, this isn't the school for you. If you are looking for a small school in a small town, this school is definitely not for you. Charlotte is known as the Mini Atlanta. Oh and this school is getting a football team this year! So if you want to make history, this is the place.

    In three sentences

    The school is beautiful--it's less than 50 years. And they are still building! The people are very friendly and down to earth. You can walk up to anyone and ask a question. It's very modern and located in a place where there is always something to do.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I play intramural basketball.

    Tips for prospective students

    Leave for class an hour early.

    In three sentences

    The school is very nice and big. I would give it an eight out of ten. Sometimes it does get too crowded.

  • 04/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are blue lights surrounding campus that you can use to your advantage if you feel as if you are being followed. The police will pick you up on campus and take you to your destination if you have doubts you can make it home safely. The campus is always well light at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life looks fun although I am not involved, I have friends who really enjoy being in it. They have events and do charity's and it looks good on resumes.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a great gym on campus that has a variety of fitness classes, there are a variety of clubs to choose from as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The student union has become popular, it is quite new to the campus but has a movie theater as well as bowling alley.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is a lot lower at UNC Charlotte than most colleges but you can't beat the experience. Your exposed to the biggest city in North Carolina and in no time will no your way around and have the best memories with your new college friends

    What to do for fun

    The student union is great for socializing, as well as going to basketball games, baseball games, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has a wide variety of food options, there is a Chick Fila right in the center of campus which is rather popular. The cafeteria offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner... and the salad bar is great. There are options for those who like to eat healthy as well. There is a starbucks on campus as well!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small, but lets be honest what dorm isn't? It is a great place to start out on campus because you meet a ton of people. There are party buses that come to the dorms to pick you up to go to clubs downtown (can't beat that). And there is a cafeteria right beside the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you are a dedicated student and don't mind putting forth effort and time for academia you will do just fine. The library will be your closest friend, but no worries there will be time to enjoy yourself if you don't procrastinate everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many great opportunities at Charlotte. The student union is a great place for socializing on campus, and the library can be used to your advantage for studying. With enough hard work and dedication you will do well in classes and have plenty of time to enjoy yourself as well.

    In three sentences

    I love UNC Charlotte, the campus is currently growing and is absolutely beautiful. The diversity on campus is a rewarding experience. There will soon be a football team for UNC Charlotte which just adds to how great the University already is.

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have the blue-light system, where where-ever you are located on campus you should be able to see a blue-light where you can run to and press the button for campus police and they will come to your aid. Though one should never walk alone on lone pathways out of common sense since dangerous situations have occurred.

    Greek Life

    All I know about Greek Life is that they do form long lasting relationships and they have social events and inter-Greek drama.

    Clubs and Activities

    Niner Nation Gold is an exceptional student organization for students to be a part of if they are sport enthusiasts. The Russian and Spanish club are also exceptional, fun clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    For religious students, our campus offers a couple of different religious clubs/groups for all types of denominations.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the tradition to frown upon students that wear other schools gear on campus. We don't like students that do, especially if they are wearing high rival school gear. Whatever you do, don't wear UNC- Chapel Hill gear at Charlotte games because you will probably be yelled at to take the gear off (I've seen it happen many times).

    Bang for the buck

    On campus, I would recommend trying not to buy stuff. The prices are not exaggerated too much but, with food, for example, it is cheaper to just bring your own food. The book store does have a clearance section that you can find school gear at decent prices though there are local vendors that sell school gear, right across the street, at really good prices (Grey's book store is a great location).

    What to do for fun

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a great location because we have Concord Mills mall, 10 minutes north, and downtown Charlotte, 10 minutes south. At the Student Union building on campus we have our own movie theater, free for students, that is awesome to go to and there are also pool tables and weekly activities in this building for students such as competitions and such. There is also the Greenway that runs right through campus and around Charlotte that offers students a great way to exercise or just to go for a walk on around campus. Tennis courts are also available for students to play on (I have done so many times). For people of drinking age, there are plenty of chill bars to go to close to campus to go out with friends to.

    Food and Dining

    I believe that our school has an excellent variety of dining options. Dining plans are offered so that you don't have to carry change with you and you can just use your student card. Our campus has local vendors such as Wendy's, Mama Leon's, Einstein's Bagels, Bojangles and Chik-fil-a. There are also two cafeteria locations to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    There are a lot more on campus living options now than when I first came to this school. Of course the newer buildings are nicer looking than the older ones. I've known people that usually made life long friends with the people they met through dorm life at this school and people that have also learned important social skills because of living with different people.

    Academic Rigor

    They offer a great array of different classes. I am part of the Languages department and I know from personal experience that they do try and help you with your classes. Though you have to prepare to plan your class schedule ahead of time because there are classes only offered in the Fall or Spring semesters so if one is not careful they could get behind a semester or two for not planning correctly. Signing up on time for a class is crucial, especially if you are at a higher level class since there is probably only one class offered for each section.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you plan your class schedule ahead of registration time so that you can register for classes right off the bat and avoid the chance of it getting filled. Also, keep in mind the location of the classes you are choosing to make sure you have time to walk to each class. If you plan to commute to campus, make sure you give yourself an hours amount of spare time to find parking since, especially during the first and last two weeks of school can be hectic and spaces hard to find. Also, you might want to look into off-campus parking to avoid the high price for the parking sticker. If you love sports, make sure you get involved in Niner Nation Gold. This is an exceptional student organization that is dedicated to school spirit and emphasizes students involvement in sporting events. Plus the atmosphere at the games you get is pretty stellar! Find and join any student clubs or organizations that seem interesting to you, it is the best way to meet people, especially if you come from a private school or out of state. If you don't have a lot of money, or are a broke student like myself, save yourself some money by bringing your own snacks/lunches on campus; there is good food here on campus but it can get pricey. It's an amazing school and has a great campus, remember to enjoy they time you have here!

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina has a great student body with school spirit. This University is composed of an impressive mix of different cultures and ethnicity. The campus offers different social societies and clubs for students to get involved in and since the campus is about three miles in width, it offers great exercise opportunities.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    lots to do. you have to know people though.

    Food and Dining

    excellent. lots of choices

    Dorm Life

    lived in an appartment but live in miltimore

    Academic Rigor

    tough

    Tips for prospective students

    ratemyprofessor.com

    In three sentences

    Decent college. Not really in Charlotte, should be called University of UNC-Concord. Not going to be the college atmosphere like a Chapel Hill or an NC State but it is what you make it.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police Safe ride

    Clubs and Activities

    martial arts choir PotterWatch

    Great for these types of students

    Middle School Education Elementary Education

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Bonnie Cone Memorial plot near Fretwell

    Bang for the buck

    Go to an in state school

    What to do for fun

    Movie Sporting Events Trails

    Food and Dining

    ok, old after a while

    Dorm Life

    quiet for the most part

    Academic Rigor

    Education classes are not that bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard before coming here stay on top of your school work. apply for as many scholarships and grants as possible.

    In three sentences

    Fun, Hard, exciting

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There's plenty of blue emergency lights on campus to hit if you are in danger. We have also have a SWAT team. However, there are plenty of robberies on campus and the description of the theif is always a 6 foot tall black man...

    Greek Life

    Greek Life gets more attention than the athletes. Probates are always fun and they have yard shows, cookouts, volunteer work, plenty of programs, and a step show.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's too many clubs and activities to list! From poetry and spoken word to belly dancing, to gaming to intramural sports, we have it all.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of apartments near campus where there's always house parties. Occasional parties on campus and there's always a club event going on. With over 300 organizations on campus there's plentyof events every day of the week.

    Food and Dining

    There are two buffet styled cafeterias on campus and plenty of other resturants on campus like wendy's, chick fil a, salsaritas, bojangles and plenty more.

    Dorm Life

    Each dorm gets to take a vote on what type of visitation hours they want. I'm pretty sure every dorm votes on 24/7 visitation.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is getting pretty serious with grades and financial aid. They are becoming a weed out school.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's wise to come in undecided and get your general education classes out of the way. That way even if yo switch your major you wouldn't have taken unnecessary classes.

    In three sentences

    UNC Charlotte has a plethora of organizations and plenty of diverse students. There's plenty of tutoring available as well as academic advising. The campus is beautiful!

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are a bunch of robberies and people getting pushed off of parking decks. Not sure what the deal with that is but I feel like they should repeal the no weapons allowed on campus nonsense. Dumb federal laws... You could easily carry a gun/knife around on campus anyway. Bunch of college kids with guns, nothing will go wrong amirite? Back to the topic: It's a shady part of town, so watch your back. Police can't really do much to protect you so that kinda falls into your hands just like everywhere else.

    Greek Life

    Not in a Frat, but have heard there are a good number on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am involved in the Snowboarding Club, which was pretty awesome. We just took a trip to Canada in a world class resort, but due to some bad leadership, we couldn't get a lot of money the University would otherwise given to us to reimburse us. Kind of a crappy situation that could easily be fixed by the University, but they're cold heartless businessmen. Bastards. The Paintball club had a table set up the opening week, too bad no one was there. I would probably have joined if they'd just shown up. Overall above average.

    Great for these types of students

    People who didn't quite make it into the good schools, but still need a good education. There are plenty of majors in this school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Engineering building is about 15 minutes away from where all the other buildings are. The building itself is wonderful, roman columns and everything. Too bad it's way far from anything.

    Bang for the buck

    It's better than CPCC, but you might as well have gone to CPCC then transferred to NCState. In fact I'm kind of regretting that I didn't just do that.

    What to do for fun

    There are a number of bike trails and obstacle courses on campus, and a few sports on campus. Aside from that there isn't much anything else to do on campus except drink, which happens on wednesday evenings or during class. Location is bad.

    Food and Dining

    There is a good food buffet at Crown Commons, but I hear people complain about eating there everyday. There is only two eating centers worth going to: Prospector and Crown Commons. The other is Residence Dining Hall by the High Rises, and I've heard it called Rather Die Hungry, so it's not the best place. At Prospector the line for Chick-fil-a is aways ridiculously long, and the fiesty's takes forever to make your food.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone either. Parking space is utterly lacking. I've heard stories about people going out for 5 minutes out of their parking space at 4 am, only to come back and find that it was taken. Dorms suck pretty bad, I've visited friends in the High Rises, looks like the last time that building wasn't grey and depressing was before they built it. Many dorms don't have cell phone service, so that is pretty fun. All the people usually go home on the weekends, making dorm life pretty boring. Nothing sizable is close, a few shopping centers, but nothing that doesn't take 15 minutes one way to walk to. Would not recommend.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be hard, especially chemistry. Don't let them demoralize you, although it can seem like they were designed to be that way. Adapt to each professor's teaching style. Keep up with your classes. Engineering program is extremely frustrating in 1201, but once you get through that you get to play with lathes and mills. Math department has pretty good teachers, can't say the same for physics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get into the habit of looking over information you learn in class. Understand the information and make sure you can do some of the sample problems. If there aren't any problems assigned, you should still look into the sample problems from the book. Sleep is important. Your roommates in your dorm will probably be up all night and making noise, so don't be afraid to invest in some husqvarna hearing protection. Finally, GO TO CLASS. You're paying a lot of money to have your classes, even if you don't feel you get anything out of the class, you're likely not to look over the information otherwise. Also, go ahead and challenge yourself. Get more than 15 credit hours, it all costs the same and it will save you time in the end.

    In three sentences

    The college is a good strong step up from community colleges, and also a good fallback if you don't get into NCState or Chapel Hill. The teachers have their quirks, but what college doesn't have peculiar professors? Overall a good school with a good looking campus.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is just that, cafeteria food. You can eat fairly cheap on campus at places like Wendy's. There is also a small Outakes in the Student Union and the engineering building that has a deli and small grocery selection.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms (freshman housing) are to be avoided if at all possible. The apartments are much better in terms of neighbors, but they are also more expensive and some places are reserved for certain academic groups.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the professors require a significant amount of homework and studying. The higher the course, the more studying required to pass, and I recommend checking RateMyProfessor.com for picking professors. Also the higher the course, the more chance of there being a group project, many times major and semester long.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to avoid freshman housing, lots of complaints about roommates, sound, and lights. Be prepared to walk after you park your car (if you commute) as there is no parking in the middle of campus and the parking decks and lots fill up quickly. But the library is open 24/7, so studying in a quiet place isn't as hard to find.

    In three sentences

    Lots of groups, sororities, and fraternities providing lots of activities throughout the semester. Very beautiful campus with several rec fields and walking trails. Mostly up to date technology in all buildings, especially the newer ones.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is decent. There are emergency posts that you can press for an emergency located many places around campus. Also they have people that can walk you places on campus if it is dark.

    Greek Life

    Great and fun greek life, I would recommend it to anyone as it is an excellent way to meet people in such a large environment.

    Bang for the buck

    UNCC is an accredited university that offers a variety of different majors for students to decide from. I would definitely say that you get a lot for your money if you are paying in-state tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and sports offered at UNCC that are very fun to participate in and keep you in touch with the school and other people. Also, sororities and fraternities are a good way to meet people at the school that are like you.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright at the dining halls on campus. The other options like Wendys, Freshens, etc. are delicious and you are able to use declining points for those places.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not bad. The rooms at hickory and maple are a lot bigger than the high rises. They are also suite style, so more bathroom space! I would suggest living there your first year because you meet a lot of your friends that way!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what teacher you get for each subject, the courses at UNCC are all pretty different. Make sure you research the teacher before you commit to the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you check your professor out on ratemyprofessor.com before getting them because some can be horrible and some can be awesome. Check out the exercise classes through the gym, they are really good.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina is a very beautiful school, with many buildings, an awesome student union, and a decent gym. The teachers are decent, depending on you get, some will help a lot more than others. The school will be getting a football team in 2013, but the basketball games are fun!

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, study rooms, well, school is not for fun!

    Food and Dining

    It is acceptable.

    Dorm Life

    Its merely ok.

    Academic Rigor

    I love the biology and chemistry departments. We also have good research and architecture.

    Tips for prospective students

    The library is awesome here, don't be afraid to study on the quiet zone floors! Hit floor 3 and above on the elevator!

    In three sentences

    UNCC is developing sports teams, is undergoing active building, and on site residential development and has great science program and nursing programs. I love most of my biology courses that I take here, as well as my chemistry. Overall, the school is very pretty, and most buildings are new and well kept.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Alot of events constantly happening on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved Take advantage of free tutoring

    In three sentences

    The school is very clean. The school has many events. This is a great place for business students.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UNC Charlotte has an excellent Safety System. Authorities are accessible in all parts of the campus through phone, and warnings of criminal activity are made known to all students through email. The students at UNCC are well-informed and the authorities are excellent.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities are available for just about all interests! Everything from International Club to Dungeons and Dragons, there is a place for everyone. The Clubs and Activities are the areas where like-minded individuals can meet and form friendships.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of North Carolina in Charlotte is excellent for most students! Many of the students enrolled in UNCC are business majors, but there is a place for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University of North Carolina was built on top of an old graveyard. Somewhere on campus the headstones from the graveyard still lay, uncovered and untouched. It is left to the students to look for the old graveyard; they never tell!

    What to do for fun

    There are many organizations on campus that one can join! A number of clubs and societies are available for people who have like-interests. On campus, there is a place for almost everyone! Events are always going on, musicians come and go, and there is never a dull moment!

    Food and Dining

    UNC Charlotte has excellent selections for food and dining. Dining areas of some shape or form are available all around campus. Most of the dining facilities are relatively healthy. The only complaints to mention about campus dining that most of the areas close early, and the food is mildly expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I suppose that the dorm life is not for everyone (like me for example). The dorms are small, but nice and clean. No infestations to speak of. UNCC allows a maximum of four roommates per dorm. Every now and again staff inspects the rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    I found the school academic excellent and up-to-date. The professors are well-knowledgeable on their topics, and even if the curriculum is not completely modern, the instructors tend to teach up-to-date instruction. There is much to learn, and the students around me are eager to learn it!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would highly recommend that those who look to attend UNC Charlotte arrive with an open and humble mind. There is much diversity on this campus, and much to learn!

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a wonderful campus, opening the doors for young students to a world of bright and colorful opportunities and ideas. The teachers are excellent and well-informed, and they are genuinely both interested in their subjects of study, and interested in your education. The University of North Carolina in Charlotte is a place of excellent education and a land of new beginnings for the current and coming generations.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    emergency buttons all over for your safety. campus police are always at the ready, i do hear of some break ins at the dorms

    Greek Life

    tons of them!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    soooo many to choose from!

    Great for these types of students

    religious, environmental, transfer, multicultural, foreign...anyone!!!!!

    Bang for the buck

    beautiful scenery when not under construction

    What to do for fun

    free movies are offered in a movie theater on campus! tons of activities/groups/organizations/enents to join!!!!

    Food and Dining

    many facilities to eat at, and all are good to me!!!!!

    Dorm Life

    i live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    most classes are fun, interesting, and make you think.

    Tips for prospective students

    Walk around campus, look at the billboards. there is plenty of help/services offered. plenty of activities and organizations to be a part of!

    In three sentences

    A wonderful, beautiful, friendly, entertaining, school. Much help given for tutoring. Environmentally savy.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's overall a pretty safe campus. We have a late night bus system in case you don't feel safe.

    Greek Life

    I'm not in it so I'm not completely sure, but the people I have met are pretty cool, and they're always hosting fun events.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many to even go into, but they vary from Rockwall to Harry Potter, to Spanish club. There are LOTS of choices.

    Great for these types of students

    All kinds! The whole campus is pretty friendly, and it's not hard to find friends at all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have beautiful gardens. The campus itself is unusual but it's soooooooooo much fun.

    Bang for the buck

    I think it's worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    There are these things called C.A.B. and N.O.W. which always have fun free events. I went to Biltmore, Nascar Speedpark, and to Cirque du Soleil through C.A.B. for free. We have a free movie theatre which plays 2 movies a week from Thursday-Sunday night ($2 for non students). And always a bunch of random fun stuff.

    Food and Dining

    Crown gets boring after awhile, but everything else is pretty decent, it's just pricey. There's Salsaritas, Einsteins Bagels, there are two Mama Leone's, a sub shop, Smashers (amazing chicken tenders and great burgers), Salsaritas, Chickfila, like three Outtakes (which is like a knock of starbucks. pretty decent.), Feisty's (hot dogs), two school cafeterias (RDH & Crown), 49er Bistro, and a frozen yogurt place.

    Dorm Life

    It's always really chill and something's always going on so you'll never get bored. The rooms themselves aren't that bad either.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you take it can be tough. It's not too hard if you don't last minute everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to do your work and turn it in, even if you hate the class. Attendance really does affect your grade most of the time, especially if the teacher takes it.

    In three sentences

    Great atmosphere for the students. Wonderful teachers. Overall, the perfect size school; not too big and not too small.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun at Charlotte there are a few places to turn. First, you need to get involved with the campus life and see what your dorm or school has going on for you to attend. Other attractions are close by if needed.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias at UNCC start out great but get very old by the end of the year. They do not change what they are making everyday which makes you grow tired of the same food every day.

    Dorm Life

    I personally did not the like dorm life. I felt like having the security guards walk up and down your hall at night for little things such as a T.V. being too loud is ridiculous.

    Academic Rigor

    I found out my first semester that you will not be taught everything during normal lecture. you will need to open your books and stick your nose inside to learn all the information.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a new student at this school, you will need to affiliate and become very familiar with your academic advisor as well as the library. You will be spending more time the intended studying.

    In three sentences

    The university of Charlotte is a great school for majors such as Engineering, nursing, or architecture. The campus life at a commuter school such as this one can be a bit boring on the weekends. The campus does offer quite a few things to occupy your time if need be.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are number of things you can do for fun depending on the individual of course. You can join clubs that suit your interests including sports, arts, etc. There is a movie theater in the student union that you and your friends can go to and watch the latest movies. You can also go to sports games which is another great environment to meet knew people , support your school and have a good time. Overall the amount of fun you can have depends on the student.

    Food and Dining

    Personally I do not know what opinion I should give others on the food and dining. I think the main dining facility is exceptional. It is called the Student Union. You have a number of options from fast-food like Wendy's and Chick Fil A to eating in the cafeteria. Food and dinging depends on your individual preference. You can have a meal plan that gives you access to a certain amount of meals per week in the cafeteria. In addition their is a declining balance system that you can use to purchase fast-food if the cafeteria food is not to your liking. You could even do both.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is in all honesty what you make it out to be. Try to get to know others where ever your staying at, especially your roommates. Treat others how you would want to be treated and I guarantee that you will be fine.

    Academic Rigor

    I would not say that UNC Charlotte is not any more or less difficult academically than other colleges. The main thing is you have to be on top of the work that is given. This includes incoming projects, homework assignments, tests. Procrastination can make college in terms of academics difficult than it should not be.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are a number of after-school programs to help incoming students improve there performance in the classroom. Try to take advantage of as many of these programs as possible. College is different from high school in number of ways. The main difference is the freedom that one is given tends to make some students deviate from whats truly important. This important aspect of going to college should be completing your degree. On the other hand try to have a fun experience. College is not all about studying every minute. You should try to join clubs if possible and make it a priority to make friends.

    In three sentences

    UNC Charlotte is a peaceful environment where you as a student can take your learning to the next level. The students as well as the teachers going off of my experience are friendly. The campus is beautiful and there are a number of after-school activities to do.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have a SWAT team. Period. Some theft every now and again.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is prevalent if you mind it. They're nice. They certainly enjoy themselves and not all fraternities are snobby.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural facilities are top three in the country; artificial turf and all. Flag football is huge with over 196 teams. We have nearly 400 student organization and nobody feels left out.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are self-directed and can operate well without a ton of structure do well. Professors won't give you every single detail. You have to work hard, work smart.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football coming 2013! We drove seven buses to the soccer national championship to support our fellow Niners. We're building traditions, but that's the perfect time to be a part of it.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth every penny. You determine whether or not you make your penny worth it here and I strongly believe I have. Nothing better.

    What to do for fun

    Go on Venture trips (hiking, kayaking, etc). Go Uptown and experience a big city for all its worth. Everything (no, really, everything) within a distance.

    Food and Dining

    We have the largest Chik-fil-a in the country. On-campus food, as everywhere, gets old, but everything delicious is within 15 minutes. Uptown Charlotte has amazing places too.

    Dorm Life

    Get in Lynch with a learning community and it's 5 stars. Go cheap for the full college experience and wind up in a highrise. The dorms here are far nicer than other places.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not a cakewalk. Chemistry and psychology are the typical weed-out courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get rid of your comparison mindset immediately. This school is unique and will open up to you when you focus solely on your education here. Dive in.

    In three sentences

    I love this school. Opportunity is everywhere. You actually get what you put in.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Throughout the campus I know there are campus police and even emergency poles encase if a student is in danger they could press the button on a pole and the police will go to that specific area.

    Greek Life

    I am pretty sure there are a lot of great sororities and fraternities on campus, I just never really got into that.

    Clubs and Activities

    Im interested in this Pre-Law society and learning community where students are able to gain hands on experience through visiting and engaging in activity involving the courtrooms and law in general.

    Great for these types of students

    The campus has many different traditions and locations that may fit each individual student, I just have not explored all of them yet to know rather they are great for a type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During my orientation, I remember the tour guide person took us to the middle of the campus in the walking area and told one of us to stand on the big star, as you stand on the star and scream anything, whatever you screamed would echo, I thought that was pretty awesome!

    Bang for the buck

    Being that I am a transfer student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I honestly feel that there is where I need to be. Charlotte is a big city that will be able to provide a host of opportunities and positive exposure to the real world. I feel that UNCC is a wonderful place to attend based on the different programs and organizations it has to offer.

    What to do for fun

    UNCC has a movie theater located in the student union, along with pool and many other arcade games there. Also, students around campus and even clubs/organizations host parties and gatherings.

    Food and Dining

    I know for a fact that there are a great deal of dining places around UNCC and of coarse the student cafe. During the summer when I lived on campus during a summer program there, the food was delicious that the cafe served!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life in general is what you make it. However, its important to keep your dorm clean to avoid any problems with future roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    I do not feel like each class is any difficult than another, I just think that it is important that you equally keep a steady focus and work ethic on each class, its important to make a schedule so that you can balance out your study time.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips to prospective students is basically to stay focused! Being that this fall I will be a sophomore, I know what it is like to get distracted and as long as you keep your main focus on your studies, you will be perfectly fine.

    In three sentences

    I am a transfer student coming from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. However, I truly have a great vibe about the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, because I have visited numerous times and each time I love it even more! The Summer of 2010 I attended this law program at UNCC and I just feel that there is more opportunity there to fully fulfill my desires in completing my degree in Pre-Law.

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UNCC Police play NO GAME. There are any devices to protect students and there continue to be ways to prevent danger within the campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is interesting.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is ALWAYS something to do. You could never not have anything to do. Our campus is packed with on and off campus activities for free involving students and professors to interact at all stages.

    Bang for the buck

    The expenses for college are driving bigger and bigger with the football team and with it comes it's pros and cons.

    What to do for fun

    Charlotte's night life has always been fun & exhilarating. However safety is a must, and you shouldn't go anywhere alone.

    Food and Dining

    UNCC food is delicious, but like everything else in the world, with time, everything expires and gets old.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is wonderful, but where you stay relies greatly on your budget and what you can afford. Being on campus presents you to the true experience of college life, and encircles more to the people there.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the professor will each student be required to perform different tasks, but if you do what you are always suppose to, there shouldn't be any trouble.

    Tips for prospective students

    Going to college anywhere requires you to stay on the ball, being aware of any changes and information, but at UNCC I believe it's a family oriented surrounding with those who are always available to help.

    In three sentences

    Diversity here at UNCC definitely is an eye opening experience allowing differentiation of relationships and experiences. Classmates, workers, and professors are always helpful and willing to lend a hand. Although tuition, rooming board, and meal plans may be significantly increasing, the quality of the school continues to exceed in my liking.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I like the area where the students can get meals, it is very spacious

    Dorm Life

    The dorms seem ok, their fairly new and they have a lot of space

    Academic Rigor

    The academics offered there seem to be challenging but helpful

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    A club for everyone and any kind of activity you can think of.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the botanical garden is very nice and is also the location of the body of one of the founders.

    Bang for the buck

    Not getting the quality of education you are paying for.

    What to do for fun

    There is always a good movie playing or something fun going on on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Gets boring really quick and not a lot of healthy eating options.

    Dorm Life

    Loved it!

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors will push you to your limits while others barely care about how you're doing in their class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of Financial aid and create professional relationships with most of your professors because those relationships become very important when you need recommendation letters.

    In three sentences

    The people in financial aid are unhelpful and often times all on different pages. They do not try to work with you and sometimes lack understanding.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are these safety lights every where, especially in the trails that I previoiusly said were not safe at night. You will find police patrolling at night on campus by car. The police also sends out email alerts to every student about the incident that occurred along with safety tips to better protect you.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life consists of white, black, hispanic or latino, international, business and science.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a huge database of clubs to join on the UNC Charlotte website.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any student - the nerd, jock, ms. popularity, introvert, professional, spiritual. It's an all around school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a few trails in the woods that are shortcuts to other parts of campus. They are a bit dangerous to walk on at night by yourself. You definitely don't have to take them. There aren't any traditions that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a great price if you're in-state. Out-of-state is always more expensive, but UNC Charlotte offers so much to it's students that you can see the product of your tuition money.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun. In the beginning of the school year, there is a program that introduces everyone to so many activities available on campus. Trust me, this category is not even an issue because college is fun, but even better if you have great grades too!

    Food and Dining

    UNC Charlotte offers great tasting food that's even more nutritious now. Depending on where you reside, you have the option of purchasing a meal plan or you are required to have a particular meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in the highrises. We say that they are on the southside of campus while the suites and apartments are all on the northside of campus. Either way, there are pros and cons to living in both areas. Choose the living options that are good for you. Lynch - which is a freshman suite-style living option - is also a learning community. Therefore, it's geared towards helping freshman build better relationships with their roommates in order to focus on enhancing your education. Witherspoon is where you'll stay if you're in an honors program or a transfer student (if you want great grades, stay here). The highrises are great if you're into the social scene because you have so many neighbors and a community at your fingertips.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a Biology major, so my classes were always very difficult. However, depending on your major, this may not be the case for you. As I mentioned earlier, focus on obtaining your best GPA your freshman year in order to set your foundation for success. Then get more involved with the campus your sophomore year.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have decided on where you want to go, please research the resources the school has to offer. You may find something you like to get involved in such as a learning community or an honors program. As soon as you get to UNC Charlotte be sure to speak with your advisor about the intensity of your course schedule. There's a website called ratemyprofessors.com that helps all of my peers, including myself, choose the best courses to register for because not all classes are created equal. This could be due to the professor you're taking, so increase your success by only registering for courses that have great professor ratings. Also, I advise you to ONLY research the organizations and activities you plan to get involved with your freshman year. Try to make the best grades your first year because classes only get harder as time passes. Then, once you've developed or maintained great study skills, get involved your sophomore year.

    In three sentences

    UNC Charlotte's campus is very beautiful and is increasing in size. There are a plethora of activities and organizations to get involved in. In addition, UNC Charlotte offers tons of resources to help students enhance their college experience.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    UNC Charlotte has something for everyone. From international clubs to video game clubs, it has it all. If you don't see something you like it only take 10 students and a common interest to get your own club started.

    Food and Dining

    The meals plans are pretty straightforward. The cool thing about UNC Charlotte's meal plans is that they give you money to use at restaurants they have on campus like Wendy's and Bojangle's.

    Dorm Life

    The buildings are beautiful! They are kept clean and the lounges are well furnished. Along with that, you have a close knit community in your dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The university's curriculum is a two part system consisting of general education courses and those more specific to your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember the deadlines and always try to have your paperwork done ahead of time.

    In three sentences

    To me UNC Charlotte is freedom and individuality. The college has a program or club for anyone while you experience the responsibility and freedom of being on your own.

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus security is top notch. Each year they display new technology that is used in keeping the students safe. Parking is provided for the students who can feel secure when traveling to and from their cars to the dorms or classes.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs to choose from and be part of across the campus. The college encourages students to join so they can be involved with a variety of things so that they showcase their talents.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People meet around the Belk tower to express their freedom of speech about issues of any domain. This is a place for students to express their beliefs and be heard for who they are.

    Bang for the buck

    UNCC compared to the other state schools is very competitive in cost. I expect that my education will prepare me to enter in the work force with the same knowledge as my peers. Cost around the local area of the campus is average to that of any other large scale school.

    What to do for fun

    There are spots centers available around the campus along with music activities on a regular basis. Clubs are a big part of campus life and are always hosting new events for everyone to be part of. There is a new Football program coming to our school next year which will add to the already full plate of events.

    Food and Dining

    There is a brand new food center that is state of the art and provides us with daily balaced meals.

    Dorm Life

    There are a lot of exciting people with a wide range of culture all around the dorms. There are a lot of many memorable experiences to be made.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a large scale campus with the small hometown feel, UNCC is the place for you.

    In three sentences

    UNCC is providing me with more than I had imagined. My first year of classes were challenging, however there were plenty of options available to help me succeed. UNCC has a beautiful campus with a supporting staff that knows what it takes for me to meet my goals.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Gym, game room, movies, student union, games, there is a lot to do.

    Food and Dining

    Good food/restaurants. Meal plans are good.

    Dorm Life

    Will be amazing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the campus, it is amazingly big.

    In three sentences

    The school is really big. There seems to be a lot to do around campus that would keep people busy. There are also lots of ways to stay fit.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security phones everywhere, each labeled with a number that corresponds with its location should you need to contact them. The security staff takes their jobs seriously.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300 clubs and organizations just waiting for you to join.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Charlotte is very close by. The entire area (dubbed University City) always has plenty of shopping, food and nightlife options. There's always something to do if there's people to go with.

    Food and Dining

    The food choices are endless, and there are dozens of restaurants and shopping centers around if you desire to go off campus. UNCC has the biggest Chik-Fil-A on a campus in the nation. Food variety will never be an issue.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and vary in size, but there are no dorm horror stories.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging, and you need to keep up.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a comfortable school with several assistance programs to help get you on your feet no matter where you are. The classes vary in size and there are always people around to guide you. Between the students and the faculty, it's been a pleasant experience so far.

    In three sentences

    The large campus is so well kept and inviting looking. The multitude of activities and options are sure to keep anybody involved with the community. There's definitely something here for everyone.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Alerts and communications come out on a regular basis keeping students aware of their surroundings. Several emergency stations posted through out the campus should an issue arise. UNCC also offers a program called Safe-Ride which escorts students to their destinations when they are hard at work during the late night hours.

    Greek Life

    The Office of Greek Life is one of the best I have seen. They really encourage students to Go Greek as they put it. Majority of student leaders are Greek on campus. The Greek community normally has the highest GPA all around among the students.

    Clubs and Activities

    As stated previously, there is something for everyone. The school encourages student involvement by hosting a student organization showcase once a semester. This allows students to find a club that is the right fit for them.

    Great for these types of students

    UNCC has something to offer everybody. It truly is a diverse crowd. The only type of student that will not enjoy their experience is one that does not have an open mind.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the gardens, there is a gazebo and wide variety of plants to see. It is also the final resting place of our founder Ms. Bonnie Cone. Also, once a semester, the Zombies vs. Humans game takes place and last for about a week. It keeps players and non players alike on their toes.

    Bang for the buck

    Attend all of the sporting events. You already pay for them in your tuition, so take the time out to enjoy a basketball game or a soccer game.

    What to do for fun

    Hanging out in the Student Union is awesome. At some point during the day, everyone will walk through there. In addition, Belk Gym has indoor basketball courts for recreational play and there are several concrete courts set up outside around campus.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has two dining halls that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition, there are several locations that offer more mainstream food such as Wendy's, Chic-fila, Bojangles, etc. You can never tired of the food here since there are so many options.

    Dorm Life

    The best experience I have had. I have made a lot of friends that I normally would not have made if I stayed at home. Dorm life is very diverse at UNCC and I encourage everyone to stay on campus at least for one year. Guaranteed you will be hooked.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors expect you to come to class and do the work. They are very big on helping those who help themselves. There are several opportunities to receive supplemental instruction outside of class and the professors are excellent with keeping their posted office hours. If you truly try your hardest, you will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Living on campus definitely has it rewards. There is nothing like being really close to all of your classes and all of your friends at the same time. It will allow you establish yourself in your own self made community.

    In three sentences

    On a scale from 1-5 with 5 being the highest, I rate my school a 4. There are ton of extracurricular activities for students to become involved and create their own network. The campus is wide spread, is very beautiful and there is never a dull moment when walking to class.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have great safety on campus. There are always cops on duty making sure there are no hazards on campus.

    Greek Life

    Our sororities and fraternity's have probates when new comers are accepted. It is very fun and lots of people come to watch. They are very involved on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a Culture Club, and activites such as a upcoming football team in 2013

    Great for these types of students

    Our theatre department is very good for students of the arts.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A unusual tradition is midnight breakfast. A unusual location is the bench in the woods that everyone is aware about.

    Bang for the buck

    There are many stores and restaurants that give students and alumni discounts.

    What to do for fun

    They have plenty of things to do for fun. Party buses come on certain nights that provide transportation for students without cars. There are There is a university plaza right across the street that has stores and good food places. There is a movie theater in the student union, and the student union in general is a nice place to hang out.

    Food and Dining

    The food at UNCC is okay. They have days when they have very good food and days when they have no so good food. There is a resident dining hall and there is a big cafeteria located in the student union. It is always good and is like a buffet.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice, even the cheapest dorms are clean and home like. They are not strict and allow students freedom and visitation.

    Academic Rigor

    UNCC is very serious about students staying on top of their school work. They offer many resources to make sure students stay on track to make excellent grades and maintain a nice gpa.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep up with finanical responsbilites. Be prepared to do alot of walking. Dont be shy and be open to making lots of new friends.

    In three sentences

    UNCC has a beautiful campus and is very diverse. They have many majors, programs, and extra curricular activties also. As a current student I give my university 5 stars.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you're outgoing and like to have a good time in the city-life, this is a good place for you. If you like to just be to yourself all the time, I would recommend a different college such as appalachian, for it's in the mountains and there are more quiet places.

    Bang for the buck

    It's actually a reasonably cheap college. With financial aid, I'm ending up paying 800 dollars a semester to live in a suite, study full time, and eat on campus!

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do, both on and off campus. There are a lot of clubs and intermural/intramural sports and the city of Charlotte is just a lot of fun!

    Food and Dining

    There's always a healthy choice!

    Dorm Life

    I live in a suite, so it's different than the typicaly freshman high-rise dorms. Those aren't the greatest, but the suites are awesome! (:

    Academic Rigor

    It's not a very difficult college to get into and my friends that have been there a few years say that the classes are really pretty easy and the professors are always willing to help!

    Tips for prospective students

    Have all of your questions prepared ahead of time, far enough so that you aren't scrambling to get everything answered at the last minute. Do your research, because the staff isn't always on-top of things.

    In three sentences

    It is a welcoming environment. The staff is a little slow at times, but tries their best. There is always something to do on and off campus!

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I don't live on Campus - so I only pay for tuition which is about $2,000. Parking is almost $400 which is a pain. But there is such a high demand for parking that it really does need to be that high to weed out the people that don't necessarily have to drive on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Go explore the city - there really is everything you could want in any direction you pick. Concord Mills Mall, Downtown Charlotte, Shopping, Restaurants. There's also lots of organizations to get involved in on campus.

    Food and Dining

    A++ - I love Crown Commons (the cafeteria). That's kind of shocking considering it's a cafeteria, but they do a really nice job with the food. Prospector has Chick-fil-a, Salsaritas, a hotdog place, a burger joint, and an Italian restaurant. There is also a small Bojangles' on campus in the Cone Center. The Student Union has a Wendy's and a few other places.

    Dorm Life

    It all depends on where you stay. The high rises were pretty nice, but I had a private room so I can't really comment on how it was with a roommate. Witherspoon is really nice and I would definitely recommend staying there. UNC-Charlotte has so much to do that it's never boring staying on the weekends.

    Academic Rigor

    All of my classes are challenging, but the professors are really good about extra credit, curves on the tests, and working with you. All the teachers that I've had I would definitely take a class with again

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to check out the student union on your tour. Meet with professors that are in the major you're considering. Tour the surrounding area (shopping, restaurants, etc.). Ask lots of questions - let the admission counselors answer anything you want to know. Check out the gym and the workout programs UNCC offers on a daily basis. Make sure to go to prospector and see the awesome food that you could be eating every day.

    In three sentences

    UNC-Charlotte is in an awesome location where you can get anywhere you want to within minutes. I love the buildings that my classes are in - they're all so new and modern. The student union is amazing - it has a movie theater, hair salon, Starbucks, bookstore, Wendy's, convenience store, and so much more makes it an awesome hangout place.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe campus. Police patrol the campus almost 24/7 and are readily available in case of emergency.

    Greek Life

    The sororities are all filled with extremely beautiful women and the fraternities are filled with fun-loving guys.

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek Life!!!!

    Bang for the buck

    The women. I have never seen as many beautiful young females in one place as I have at UNC Charlotte. That was the deal-maker for me.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the different probates that are held on campus year round. There are always movies showing in the campus theater. You can go to the gym which is open relatively late or join any of the 300+ clubs on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The campus is relatively huge and the fact that there are two main dining halls as well as numerous restaurants on campus is extremely convenient.

    Dorm Life

    I loved the fact that all the dorms are co-ed. After spending a year at a private school where there were curfew enforced as far as visitation, it was good to be able to be at a school that offers the respect and freedoms that all young adults wish for.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors offer a rigorous syllabus. They want to make sure you work for every grade you get in their class. The professors also care about their students on a personal level and it is obvious that they want to see you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    As in choosing any college, make sure you plan at-least one or two campus visits and tours before you enroll. It's best to have a feel for the campus to help you better decide if that is where you want to spend the next four years of your life.

    In three sentences

    UNC Charlotte is extremely affordable compared to many in-state private schools. The professors truly care about what their students take away from the class on a personal level and not just book-wise. There is always something to do on campus as well as in Charlotte as a whole.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    Very nice and no hazing whatsoever!

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of clubs for people of all types.

    What to do for fun

    Too much to say.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make good grades.

    In three sentences

    Great campus. Great and developed city for internships and jobs.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Dave & Buster's!

    What to do for fun

    Movies, Pool Hall, Dave & Busters down the road, Concord Mills, etc.

    Food and Dining

    I love the cafeteria! I has everything that you would want.

    Dorm Life

    Awesome! I cannot wait to meet my roomate.

    Academic Rigor

    Take your work load very seriously! It is no joke.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply for as many scholarships as possible. Apply for the all!

    In three sentences

    The university is a well organized school. It has a wonderful campus and student body. I would love if they had more scholarships available to all people.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    They have a great cafeteria and a Bojangles and Starbucks on campus, in addition to other small fast food restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived on the dorms but I been on a few and they are a little cramp and somewhat expensive. you are better off living on an apartment off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It gets extremely hard as you progress through your junior and senior course, at least on the computer science department

    In three sentences

    A growing campus and school spirit that shows commitment to and from students. A incredible science department with a green energy building which shows knowledge of future careers. A great place to start a new degree.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty good. I eat at Prospector when I dine on campus and they have tons of choices. Prices are fair and service is quick. The Union also has good choices as well. The only place I do not recommend is the Starbucks. You will wait forever and get bad service.

    Dorm Life

    I have not heard good things about dorm life. I live off campus and most of the students who attend the university do as well. So dont expect much of a dorm life here.

    Academic Rigor

    If you know where to look for it, there is always help available. Professors actually will help you if you come to them but dont expect it unless you look for it.

    In three sentences

    I feel like this school tries to keep you here as long as possible so that they can get as much money out of you as possible. Most of my professors have been fair. My main issue with the university is the amount of money they charge in random fees. Parking is especially expensive and its nearly impossible to find a spot. Its an okay place to learn however if I had it to do over again, I would have completed my degree elsewhere.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    lot's of blue lights on campus to call for help and it's never to dark on campus and transportation services until 2 in the morning. unfortunately no blue lights near the actual dorms where a lot of the crime happens.

    Greek Life

    the greek life if pretty active in the both parties and community service on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    AAAALLLLLLL types of clubs. Language clubs, political clubs, dance clubs, modeling clubs, fraternities and sororities, earth and plant clubs. if someone thought of it before we probably have the club on this campus.

    Great for these types of students

    students who don't mind having yo do a little or a lot of self teaching and students who are financially set to go to school, who don't rely heavily on financial aid.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i like to sit on the second floor of the union to get work done, or the first floor to socialize.

    Bang for the buck

    i am paying for my educations and experience, so while the experience is good, school comes first and the teachers and available services don't stand up to that.

    What to do for fun

    there it the week of welcome (WOW) and niners on the weekend (NOW) the homecoming parade and also the international festival. which are the biggest things on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay, but really repetitive. The on campus restaurants are also pretty good, but the on campus store is really expensive it's better to buy of campus

    Dorm Life

    The cleaning staff does a good job and the utilities in the room are very good, the space is modest and the RA's take a lot of effort to help us socialize with one another

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very strict the the subjects are also prevalent, but the teachers aren't very good with teaching the students despite there efforts.

    Tips for prospective students

    walk around the campus before school starts to find the shortest routes to class, usually the 15 minutes between class may not be enough.

    In three sentences

    the school has a very beautiful campus. The students and the organizations there make it a really fun place to be. The school does not show a lot of effort to support students financially.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    5 stars Is great! the university always have the perimeter well secure for students and visitors at the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    5 stars

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Parking lot! it tends to be quite and it gives student like me the opportunity to go over notes in case we don't want to go to the library

    Bang for the buck

    5 stars

    What to do for fun

    Take advantage of all the amenities provided from the school. Besides having fun. you will have the opportunity to socialize with other students.

    Academic Rigor

    5 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get involved in school clubs

    In three sentences

    Student Oriented

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Needless to say our campus is pretty safe. We have our own campus police right on campus. All around campus are blue light emergency button to push and call for help. Our campus has a shuttle that runs until 2 a.m which helps if people are walking at night by themselves or they just need a ride. So we have a lot of precautionary facilities to help us stay safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is crazy fun. They love hosting things like cook outs and other fun events. Right now our Greeks are hosting blood drive to help our nation. They love giving back to the community and are strongly based on giving back.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and club sports. There is also intramural sports, events thrown by the Greek clubs and so on.

    Great for these types of students

    UNCC is great for any type of student but it is definitely great for students who like to interact more with people and different environments.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition they like to do on campus is throwing a block party in the basement of the library at midnight. They like to do this before mid terms and finals to keep people pumped up while studying.

    Bang for the buck

    There are so many facilities at our disposal. What I like the most is all the free tutoring provided on campus. They love having event on campus and feeding us so there is always free food somewhere. The class environment is easy to adjust to. So you are getting your moneys worth.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun on campus. You start a small party, go play any sport where ever you want and so on. I play intramural sports and club sports on campus for fun. We also have a movie theater on campus and they are always showing the latest movies.

    Food and Dining

    There are restaurants on campus which is very convenient. There are also a couple of dining halls that I think have great food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great. The way the dorms are set up are very comfortable. You can live with a roommate or live in a 4 person dorm room with single rooms. It is great and in the courtyard of the dorms there is always a cookout going on or a little get together.

    Academic Rigor

    There can be a lot of work depending on the classes you take. If you manage your time right then the work load will be a piece of cake.

    Tips for prospective students

    Co visit the campus. It is very beautiful and easy to navigate one you get the hang of it. Don't let the size scare you, the campus is great and so is the campus life.

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing. The campus is beautiful and the people are extremely nice. There is always fun events of informational event going on on campus.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is quite large and can be empty around the class areas in the evenings. However a safety ride is available to everyone at the push of a button from all around campus. There are also panic buttons around should a safety issue arise.

    Greek Life

    Very prominent and respected on and around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list.

    Great for these types of students

    Traditional students, typically recent high school grads, and foreign students are accommodated well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus was built around a stream and amongst a variety of trees and vegetation. The walkways that have been built around campus offer very scenic views.

    Bang for the buck

    As a resident of NC, this school is moderately priced for the value of the education and the great reputation that will precede you if you've attended and are looking for a job. It can be quite costly for non-residents but there are many options made available to offset costs.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has walking trails, athletic fields, indoor / outdoor basketball, a swimming pool, and both school and intramural sports for the fun in the athletic form. As for other offerings, there are more events, social clubs, parties, and group events than you will be able to keep up with. UNCC also does a great job providing fun that is also educational. This year alone there was an event to bring awareness to what is an abusive relationship by allowing people to decorate a T-shirt with positive views. These were then displayed on campus grounds for all to see. They also had the police department bring specialized vehicles to be driven on a path in order to show young drivers how difficult it is to drive impaired. There are plays, art exhibits, even headliner guest appearances at a variety of events. The campus also hosts movie nights, group trips to support teams, the list is never-ending.

    Food and Dining

    The food offerings are very tasty and are offered in a wide variety. However, they can be quite costly. There are many options to serve many diet styles and eating habits. The dining areas are also equipped with free Wi-Fi which makes it easy to work or study while dining. There is everything from fast food, to pre-made packaged food, to home-style cooking served buffet style.

    Dorm Life

    UNCC has been undergoing very many modernizations, updates, and new construction. The campus, the rooms, the amenities available are very accommodating.

    Academic Rigor

    This is more of a research college. The professors at UNCC want you to understand the value of useful information that has been studied for decades. As such, you will be required not to just recall information shared by professors but how it has been applied in the past, at present, and the possibilities for the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the school for a couple of days particularly around a major event. You will get to experience the school spirit and see how fulfilling and well organized events are. Explore a few options you might consider for your degree so that you know the full requirements to complete it. For some majors, a minor is required. Take advantage of as many seminars, training sessions, activities, and exhibits that help develop you as a mature adult or retooled professional. Also, explore the many off-campus housing options that are available within one-quarter to 5 miles of the campus. Many of those housing sites offer free shuttles to the campus. Campus parking is very limited.

    In three sentences

    This is a phenomenal school for education, especially in the disciplines of Criminology, Architecture, Photography, and Education. For the traditional student, one who has left high school within 4 years of entry, UNCC offers a wide variety of opportunities for life experience through exposure and grooming to become an adult professional. The campus offers many resources and all facilities are appealing and well kept.

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Good luck, almost everyone goes home or out of town. If you are not into hard-core partying then there isn't a lot to do.

    Food and Dining

    Not that good.

    Dorm Life

    Cannot comment because I don't live on campus... I live at UWalk which is across the street.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm really bored...

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus, live on campus, live on campus. I know it doesn't sound like the most desirable option but you definitely will be more involved. Try and join as many groups, clubs, and organizations as possible. Rush just for the experience. And HAVE FUN!

    In three sentences

    UNCC is an up and coming school. As of now it is still mainly a commuter school which leaves little to do on the weekends and in the evenings. However, the classes are solid and the professors are nice and knowledgeable. UNCC would be a good choice.

  • 10/13/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Rugby Club! Mean Green All Day! But also their music department is hot.

    Great for these types of students

    ANyone willing to think outside the box, if you have your differences then you will thrive and have a great experience.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall actually has really good food but there is also a Wendy's and other spots on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and close to the middle of campus generally.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I understand, the teachers try to be there for you as much as possible and are very accessible for questions.

    In three sentences

    I have toured here and it is an amazingly beautiful school. The people I met there are really nice and I am really excited for my future to hopefully be held at this school.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I do feel a little paranoid walking on campus at night, but be smart, take a buddy. There are campus police who patrol the area and there are security areas placed around campus. There are the usual break-ins and thefts.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love a big campus, lots of people, and meeting new friends.

    What to do for fun

    There is basically a club/group/sport for everything!

    Food and Dining

    There are many MANY options on campus as far as dining choices.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be tough, but hey, this is college. Expect to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are transferring in, speak with the school first to see what would be best for you and your situation. And don't worry about getting lost to class, everyone does it at some point! :)

    In three sentences

    This school is very welcoming, but I did have a hard time transferring in with my credits. The school is very large and there are many things to do on campus. Being a commuter student sometimes isn't the greatest because of parking costs.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I wish they had an actual cafeteria that sold hot food instead of all fast food. Because of this I bring my own lunch.

    Dorm Life

    I stay off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging and some fast paced. Even though they are this will prepare you for other challenges that the world will bring you.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and it isn't too big nor too small. The professors are willing to help you inside of class and out. Everyone is friendly and welcoming.

  • 10/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    It depends on your interest. I love Jesus, and there are numerous ministries surrounding the University and further in Charlotte. Come to VIZION church and you won't regret it! Other fun options, White Water center, VENTURE outdoors program offered at UNCC, Fraternities and Sororities are big events at UNCC as well.

    Food and Dining

    UNC Charlotte is a school that offers one of the biggest varieties of food options I've seen, especially for a public school.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Moore (a highrise) my Freshman year. It wasn't too bad. However, I would assume UNC Charlotte is beginning to make plans to tear those down in the near future as they are building many new apartment and housing buildings both on and off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    This obviously depends on your major. However, as I am in the nursing program, the competition is high and only 50 students a semester are accepted. Study, study, study!

    Tips for prospective students

    UNC Charlotte has been well known as a back up school. I advise you to rethink this gesture. If you enjoy being near the city but not actually in it, this is a great place to be. Walking and biking to and from class is the most common means of transportation throughout campus. Just keep up your studies and don't get caught up in too much social chaos, that should come naturally as you narrow your interests!

    In three sentences

    UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing University. Additional buildings are shooting up daily as the prospective Fall 2013 football stadium is nearing a finish. As of now, UNC Charlotte is primarily a commuter school. However, in the next few years I expect to see this drastically change as we form one team for Charlotte, NC.

  • 11/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    VERY VERY SAFE. Even later in the after noon, there's tons of lighting and even PATS safe ride. If you ever feel cautious, there are plent of poles with blue lights around campus. There, you just push a button and a driver will come to you and take you either back to your dorm, or to where ever you parked for the day. And there's always the UNC police around campus for extra safety when required.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you are accepted to UNCC. You will be required to attend the SOAR orientation. Don't worry! It's actually a wonderful experience to meet incoming freshman or incoming transfers. There you will be given a tour of the campus, and even brought to the gym to meet all the clubs and activity groups, all willing to explain what they do, but not force you to join. It's very fun!

    Great for these types of students

    Amazing for commuter students. With classes going on from 8AM to 9PM, there's plenty to choose from, so there's no worry if you need to work. I myself, am a full time student but only drive to school two days a week. I love it because I save on gas, and have more time through out the week to get my homework done. But always remember, school comes first! Don't feel pressured to pick a class because of what time it is, each class is different, even if they have the same name. The campus even offers a rate you professor so you can have a glimpse of what it may be like.

    Bang for the buck

    No heart-attack potential here! The tuition is very detailed so you know exactly what you are paying for. And of course there are plenty of options for full and part time students. And counselors in the Financial Aid office are always on call for any questions you may have.

    What to do for fun

    Tons to activities in the Student Union going on every week. A movie theater free for students and only two dollars to non-students. Dozens of groups for any hobby or interest. And of course basketball, and even football in Spring of 2013!

    Food and Dining

    No lunch lady high school food here! If you are a commuter, there's even a commuter meal plan! If you are undecided about what you're in the mood for, no worries. From Bojangles to Chick-fil-A, to Wendy's to Starbucks. Not to mention the Student Union cafe with homemade pizza, and even a deli for a quick snack. There's no end to what you can try.

    Dorm Life

    Many, many options for Freshman - Seniors, to the Greek students, private to co-ed. There's no such thing as shoe box, moldy dorms here! All are planned out very nicely, and planned out with the knowledge of open concept, and comfortable in mind.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't believe what you hear when people say, If you don't show up to class, they won't care. Actually, the professors do, and all of my professors take attendance everyday. They want you to be there. And there is more to class than just memorizing notes, dates and names. The professors want you and everyone to engage in group discussions, so everyone can be involved. They want you to do well. They have even been tests that I never even wrote notes down because of our discussions, and I didn't even need them, because I understood everything after we talked about whatever lesson of they day it was. All professors are willing to go out of their way to give extra help if you don't understand something. Some even gave myself and my classmates their cell, and home phone numbers! They want you to succeed, not scrape by. So show up to class, they actually are strict on attendance.

    In three sentences

    A University with amazing professors and counselors who are willing to help you, not push you into a degree. Lots of class options, and tons of activities to meet new friends and explore and hobbies. Perfect for commuters and residents a like, a long with Greek Life!

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe! I considered campus as my home. Always felt safe walking around any time of day and night any day of the week!

    Greek Life

    (Cannot comment on that because I was not part of it!)

    Clubs and Activities

    Very involved community!

    Great for these types of students

    Pretty much any type. I am a non-traditional international student who can definetely say that!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As far as social life, UNCC is a nice and laid-back community. There are several nice coffee shops on campus. It has a very spacious campus. Students play freesbie and volleyball on the grass in front of some of the major buildings. There is a lot of hammocking and a beatiful garden where people like to study at too. UNCC loves displaying its students on the webpage, so there are lots of picture and video capturing. And lots more!

    Bang for the buck

    I am an international student from Brazil. I lived and visited several different cities in Brazil and here in the US. Studying at UNCC and living in Charlotte was an amazing experience. I feel like this is home to me and I intend to settle here. (That's how much I love it!) I made a lot of friends, including student, teachers, and staff. I was a Music major and Robinson Hall was my home for me. The library is also great, on top of having a very nice coffee shop!

    What to do for fun

    The Student Union is great and full of options such as the movie theaters and lots of events.

    Food and Dining

    Very good but a little pricey. I love their coffee shop.

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus!

    Academic Rigor

    Enough to be motivated!

    Tips for prospective students

    Join UNCC and enjoy your time! (get ready to walk up and down some stairs!)

    In three sentences

    Great school, and a nice friendly community. I lived a great learning experience while at UNCC. They pushed me to work really hard and they were always very supportive.

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    When I visited the campus, I ran into two student groups selling bracelets to raise awareness for human trafficking. In addition to seeing them, I also observed several other activities on campus (I am unable to name them because I was not able to stop and question them about their activities).

    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking for a college where you are able to meet hundreds of new people while still learning in small classrooms, UNCC is the college for you.

    Bang for the buck

    I would definitely be pleased with my purchase if I attended this school. Not only is there a plethora of activities of students to engage in on campus, because the school is so close to downtown Charlotte, the students also have the option to visit the sights and shops downtown.

    What to do for fun

    The school is very close to downtown Charlotte, which is oozing with events and restaurants for all residents. Every Friday, in fact, the city hosts its weekly food truck rally, where live music is played on a huge lot where food trucks sell their entrees to pedestrians. I hear this event is really popular with the college students.

    Food and Dining

    There were several different shops on campus, including a Chick-Fil-A', a hot dog station, a coffee shop, and a subway shop. These named restaurants, including the unnamed ones, however, were the only options available on campus.

    In three sentences

    I visited this campus while on a college tour, and I was highly impressed with what I saw. The campus, although large, is beautiful, and is thriving with student diversity. I also visited a classroom; there were less than twenty five students in the room, and all were thoroughly engaged with the lesson.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of campus wide events that students can be apart of, i.e. 49,000 water balloon fight and D1 Sports.

    Food and Dining

    Crown Commons and RDH get old after awhile. Which is good that there are the other on campus vendors to eat from.

    Dorm Life

    All of the dorms are comfortable and allow you to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    This campus requires students to have self reliance to do things for themselves. That they pay attention to when things are due in order to get a good grade. Also there is a strict no cheating policy, in most cases if a student is caught cheating they get an F in the course. However there are some cases in which they only get a 0 on the assignment. Also there can be instances in which a student can be expelled/suspended for doing so.

    Tips for prospective students

    The only draw back if you are an incoming freshman, is the required meal plan. Crown gets old after awhile after the first year most people just get a strait declining balance account so they can just for to the on campus vendors. These vendors include, Bojangles, Chick-fil-a, Mamma Leone's, Salsaritas, Uno's, Starbucks, Wendy's, and Einstein bagels. However the campus social life is phenomenal because there are so many students going to this campus approximately 27,000 students.

    In three sentences

    This is a beautiful campus that is not only expanding but still has its original buildings from which it started out. This has great teachers overall which helps to bring out the full potential of students. Also there are a lot of close by services that are very helpful to students, such as Sam's Club, and Jimmy Johns.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Attend UNC Charlotte orchestra performances and on campus activities!

    Food and Dining

    Only con was that it was a bit far from the dorms.

    Dorm Life

    Excellent maintenance support if it was ever needed (rarely).

    Academic Rigor

    Studied hard, earned good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live close to campus if not on campus.

    In three sentences

    Excellent student study and lounge areas. Outstanding expansion of engineering buildings and equipment. Beautiful greenery.

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has no visible police force. The best security on campus is in the library. Everywhere else you are on your own and since only the invisible cops and very visible criminals can bring weapons on campus, you will never come out ahead in personal defense. (The campus reporting for these events is pretty interesting too... just be aware universities have some unique methods of categorizing crimes)

    Clubs and Activities

    If anyone actually posts an activity or membership drive before the deadline date, there are a lot of clubs varying in activity level. It is fine for resume fodder.

    Great for these types of students

    Non traditional students, commuter students and students looking for a government job.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The gardens are well managed and beautiful. In the spring, you can watch the managed bee colonies swarm which is pretty groovy.

    Bang for the buck

    NC is a cheap state for tuition. UNCC was a good deal until the school started cutting classes and raising tuition to pay for the unnecessary football team.

    What to do for fun

    Go somewhere else. The student union tries to put on functions but most of them remind me of girl scout camp. There is a religious guy who stands at the tower in the spring to remind students of their pathway to hell...that can be interesting for a few minutes.

    Food and Dining

    Chartwells...what more can I say. Food service quality and gourmet prices. The single source food contract has left students with few options (all overpriced). However, the Indian buffet across the street is cheap and rocks.

    Dorm Life

    If there is one it is only because the campus has no life leaving students in their dorms when escape is not an option.

    Academic Rigor

    You can find rigorous classes however the students complain so much most professors are forced to curve the grades beyond any reasonable measure.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware of your surroundings! Security is light and you are pretty much on your own. Do not trust the advising staff. You can be told 3 different things by 3 different counselors. Go to the department and find out what you will need to graduate! The area around campus is pretty much the ghetto. Besides the danger factor, there are no 24 hour coffee shops or groovy little diners for stimulating conversation and the closest cultural experience not related to gang activity would be found downtown. Just be prepared to make the best out of it...

    In three sentences

    UNCC is a fairly impersonal university and can feel a bit like extended community college. If you work very hard to cultivate relationships with professors, there are opportunities but with large classes sizes and harried departments this is completely up to you. For students entering criminal justice, primary education or any of the government type careers--this is the perfect university.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always be with somebody, even going to the restroom. This may sound crazy to do, but many things have happened in the bathrooms and other places around campus

    Clubs and Activities

    CBF-Campus Bible Fellowship is a great campus group to be involved in. BEST-Building Educational Strengths and Talents is a great academic group for students who nobody else in their family has entered a 4 year university. These are only a couple of clubs, there are any more that are great.

    What to do for fun

    They have a movie theatre, pool tables, and many great clubs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always walk in groups, and if that is not possible always be on your gaurd.

    In three sentences

    UNCC is a great school and I really enjoy attending.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always campus police surveying the area and driving around. The campus also makes sure to send out an email any time there is a crime or potential for one so you are aware. Plus there are so many stations setting up where you can push a button if you need help or are in trouble that are lit up heavily at night for your safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    There aren't exactly as many clubs as other places but there are opportunities for you to create your own! Also, there is enough of a selection so that there is something for every type of person.

    What to do for fun

    For fun there are intramural sports leagues you can join which are very fun, or you can join an actual sports teams. If you are artistic they have plays and art shows almost every weekend in the beautiful theaters. There are also movies on campus and fun events. Make sure you check online for campus events, they have something everyday.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of cute restaurants, coffee shops, and fast food places. Some of it is a bit pricey and others a little bit of a walk but you get to burn off what your eat! The dinning halls however are hit or miss so most students go to Chick-Fila for lunch (get there early or be prepared for a long line!).

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are older and awkwardly placed far away from classes so be ready to walk. Also, parking is very far away. However, the people and staff are very nice, the pool hall and lounges are awesome!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are definitely challenging here. Math, chemistry, and biology I would say are the hardest classes for undergraduates. These courses make sure you know your material before you are done and require many hours of homework and practice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find your buildings and classes as soon as possible and don't be afraid to ask for help. Also, DO NOT skip a single class you will regret it. Lastly, make sure you are computer literate and practice your power walking!

    In three sentences

    UNCC is a fairly large confusing campus with a lot of hills. Being a bigger school, it is very confusing to find the help you need. UNCC has the smallest gym I have ever seen but many great sports programs.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Anytime that something happens on campus that could possibly harm anyone emails are sent out promptly.

    Greek Life

    They have many events on campus for student entertainment.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 100 different clubs and organizations to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are open to new things and open to meeting a lot of new people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Star Quad. If you stand in the middle of it and talk, you can hear your echo but no one else around you can hear the echo.

    Food and Dining

    2 dining halls on each side of campus. But, they also have other places around campus like wends, bojangles, chickfila, salsaritas, and others.

    Dorm Life

    They offer many different types of living arrangements. They have suite, apartment, and dorm style rooms available.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are very rigorous and grades are earned not given. All professors challenge students to put forth their best effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to visit the campus for tours. Its very big and requires a lot of walking.

    In three sentences

    This University is very diverse. They provide many services on campus to help ensure success. Overall, this is a great school.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus does its best keeping its students safe, but they cant do everything. There is safe ride, and a bunch of blue buttons you can press in case of an emergency. The campus even has its own police department.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, go to the soccer/basketball games, go see the city of Charlotte

    Food and Dining

    Crown Cafeteria workers (not all) need to learn how to be nice. Also ther needs to be more of a variety.

    Dorm Life

    I hated dorm life. I stayed in the freshman dorm hall my first semester and it is the absolue worst. I moved off campus before the first semester was over. Stay in Holshouser.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of the programs are competitve which is good and bad. It gets rid of the people who just want to mess around.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not park in the wrong parking deck because they're like hawks and you will get a ticket as soon as you take 5 steps away from your car. Be aggressive when talking to people about money because they don't care about helpig you, they just want to get rich. Do not walk alone on campus at night.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love all of my professors because they all show an interest in helping their students. Other professors just seem like they're there to get paid and thats it. Overall the campus is beautiful and i am looking forward to obtaining my degree.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Definatly go to the movies, or just hang out in the dorms.

    Food and Dining

    Great food, and not even far of a walk.

    Dorm Life

    ITS AWSOME! Holshouser is the best!

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the teachers may help you but others are just there for the pay.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you study alot, and try and find teachers who will work with you, and not just show up read the notes then leave.

    In three sentences

    Great School and a great campus. Many of the teachers here are great. Overall great school.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police watch out for the students, instead of policing the students.

    Clubs and Activities

    The original first Rotaract location, Catholic Campus Ministries, Veterans Club

    Great for these types of students

    If you're in the area and need a discounted in-state tuition program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dinosaurs in the greenhouse, graveyard behind the soccer field.

    Bang for the buck

    I can't think of a single discipline UNCC excels in. Tuition is going up every semester, though

    What to do for fun

    Karaoke at Buffalo Wild Wings and similar places. Movie theatres.

    Food and Dining

    A little expensive, but not too bad. Almost all the drink dispensers and vending machines are for Pepsi products only.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Many classes you should expect to know the material before signing up, then just use the grade as documented evidence that you know the subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find off-campus housing, there's plenty very close to campus, and try to use a bicycle as much as possible.

    In three sentences

    It's not in the top 10 on any list. It's not one of the 10 worst on any list. and there are lots of hills to walk up and down.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are over 100 different clubs and organizations to join that may contain your interest. Also we have a bunch of sports being playing seasonal that students get in free too. If you like to party there is a party bus that comes on campus every Thursday and takes you to the local club.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus I must say is good. No matter what side of campus you live on you have a dining hall or eatery that's no more then 10 minutes away. The food is good and the surrounding is very clean. I'm a big fan of our Chick-Fil-A and Crown Commons.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is absolutely amazing! Living so close with other people and sharing your personal space may seem a bit much at first but you get use to it fast. You meet some great people and have a lot of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are understanding and will help you if you ask for it. The work is durable. Classes vary but if you get to know the professor you should do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay one step ahead of your syllabus. Use the tutoring center and the library. Surround yourself with people who have positive attitudes.

    In three sentences

    The professors are great at what they teach and getting it across. Its a very friendly and safe environment. Everything you could possibly need to help you succeed as a student is right on campus.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a lot of risk on any campus. Stay smart! UNCC has amazing campus safety considering there is a police station on campus. They keep students safe!

    Greek Life

    I'm not apart of Greek Life, but everyone I've met that is loves it.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who aren't all about the party life. UNCC has a lot of commuters, so most students go home on weekends.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities and clubs to join on campus. The city is only a short drive from campus so if you are a night life person, it's easy access!

    Food and Dining

    Love on campus food! You can get sick of it if you eat the same thing every time you go, so switch it up and you'll be fine!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life isn't as bad as most people think. The freshman dorms are great. Great social life, and the one bathroom per hall isn't bad at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get caught up in the freshman experience your freshman year. Keep your eye on the prize and stay on track with classes.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus filled with a wide variety of people, classes, and professors. The atmosphere at UNCC is whatever you make it to be. Professors are more than willing to go above and beyond for their students.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do in Charlotte like the speedway and the Concord Mall.

    In three sentences

    Its a modern school, especially the engineering college. It also is getting a football team in 2013. A school that should not be overlooked.

  • 01/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety at UNCC is a serious matter at UNCC. There are phones throughout the campus, plus students can ask for security to walk them back to the dorm.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities and sororities at UNCC. I have not yet visited them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100 options. I am involved with the wrestling club and expected to get involved with Soccer in the future.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to learn a career and be hands on, UNCC is the place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People go o the tower to see people what yell out their opinions or objections. It is fun and sometimes weird.

    Bang for the buck

    UNCC has gotten me more excited about my choice of major. I was able to lead a group at a Habitat for Humanity location.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy spending time with my new friends no matter what we do (go to a movie, attend a rally, or just hang out).

    Food and Dining

    The campus cafeteria is not bad. Since I live on the outskirts of campus, I do not get there too often.

    Dorm Life

    It is not home life. Once you get past your roommates idiosyncrasies, it gets easier and better.

    Academic Rigor

    The Construction Management program at UNCC is definitely a challenge. With the papers, labs, and intense tests, a student must stay focused.

    Tips for prospective students

    In order to get the most out of your opportunity, you need to put in the time (homework, class work, and outside class activities). Also, get to know your roommates well as they too can support you.

    In three sentences

    UNCC has been an awesome experience during my first year. I am challenged daily by the faculty and also participate with them during off campus activities (Habitat for Humanity). The Engineering Learning Community has also given me the support and encouragement to succeed here (3.875 GPA - First Semester).

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I find our campus very safe. It is well lit and there are transportation options for late night. We have campus police and security guards in each dorm.

    Greek Life

    Obviously I'm a supporter of greek life. It is not like some of the other big schools, or like the stereotypical greek life. We are very much focused on sisterhood and philanthropy. We do have fun with socials as well but we are out to better ourselves, our campus and our community.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said before, there are a lot of great opportunities for all types of students. You will definitely find your niche.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are looking for a big state school. It is more of a commuter college but it is growing more and more out of that.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are random points on campus that if you stand in the middle of the space and talk, you echo. It is architectural I guess. Norm is a big deal (our mascot). We have a campus wide blood drive each year and that is a big UNCC pride push.

    Bang for the buck

    As an in-state student I think it is definitely worth it. It is all what you make it and I'm making the most of the college experience.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, there are a thousand things you could choose to get involved in. I chose greek life, but there is a huge variety. We have a campus activities board, sports teams varsity and intramural, academic clubs, social clubs, religious clubs, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is nice! I haven't had any problems with the actual food. You do get sick of eating the same stuff all the time.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not that bad! If you live in smaller rooms, you are surrounded by more people and you make lots of friends quickly with your neighbors. I now live in greek village and the rooms are much more spacious. I'm sitting in our full kitchen as I type.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is dependent on which major you choose. I am in business and I have had a hard time with accounting and economics, but other classes have been more enjoyable and thus easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Hey prospective students! I encourage you to definitely check out UNCC. I think it is a great school and there is a lot going on right now that is going to make serious UNCC history. It is a happening time for the university. I've also had a lot of great experiences with professors. Make sure you don't get behind in homework and studies. If you are good at balancing your academics, I encourage you to look into greek life.

    In three sentences

    University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a growing university in many aspects such as starting a football program, architecture of new dorms and additional dining halls. I personally enjoy the benefits and personal growth that Kappa Delta Sorority has provided in an outstanding greek program. University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a 10/10 among growing state universities, and has a lot to offer for students who are willing to get involved.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    its fairly safe but Charlotte's crime rate is not too good. sometimes it strays onto campus.

    Greek Life

    greek life is heavy here. there are many frat houses around as well as sororities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a massive garden that is interesting... especially at night.

    Bang for the buck

    This school may be hard but it has a good reputation and is cheaper than many schools with the same weight in their degree

    What to do for fun

    downtown charlotte is not far plus around the univeristy area there are fun things to do: movies, bowling, golf, disc-golf, swimming, clubs, bars.

    Food and Dining

    The food is so-so but better than some!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun, lots of stuff to do and a good campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum isnt hard but the professor's lack of teaching skills make up for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the three reputable engineering univeristies in north carolina. If possible, attend east carolina univeristy or NC State instead of this school for engineering.

    In three sentences

    Great facilities but the professors are hit or miss. The location is well-placed with fun off-campus life. The administration is full of pointless complex beaurocratic redundancy.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Text Alerts, E-mails from Campus Police, and an emergency broadcast channel are all used on this campus. UNCC is on top of safety issues and everyone gets notified immediately of an incident.

    Greek Life

    There are 7 African American sororities and fraternities on our campus and over a dozen others as well. There are specific ethnic, academic, and service based Greek organizations on campus. They put on several programs throughout the year as well as charity events.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of things to do and clubs to join here at UNCC, you just have to find the right one for you. We have intramural sports, religious clubs, student organizations, Interest groups like the laser tag club, ethnic unions and so much more!

    Great for these types of students

    Commuter Students, Athlete's, Nursing Majors, students who want to be involved on campus, and students who are looking for diversity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We do this thing called Niners VS Zombies twice a year where two groups of students play the survivors and zombies all week. Homecoming, which is for basketball and soon to be for football. And these things called Union Takeovers which happen several times a year with free food, free stuff, and organization showcases.

    Bang for the buck

    At this school, I feel like you truly get what you pay for as far as academics and student life goes..and it'll be more worth it once football starts in Fall 2013. For all this school has to offer for under $20,000, I think it's a great place to be

    What to do for fun

    We have a free movie theater on campus that shows the current films, it's free for students and there is always something going on that's school sponsored EVERY WEEKEND. Our campus is also 15 minutes away from Uptown Charlotte which is also home to many great restaurants, clubs, bars and events. All clubs offer free admission with college I.D. on Thursday nights until 11 or 12pm and the DJ's are really great

    Food and Dining

    Crown Commons is one of the best places to eat on campus, it's one of our main 2 cafeteria's with the other being RDH. And we have over 10 fast food/gourmet options like sushi, bojangles, wendy's, chik-fil-a, fiesty's franks and fries, and salsarita's. You really get options as far as food goes so you're not eating the same thing everyday, and not to mention we have starbucks. There is also a new dining hall being built on campus that should open Spring 2014!

    Dorm Life

    We have suite style, apartment style with kitchens, and high-rise double occupant rooms on campus. If you want to meet a ton of new people everyday, then the high-rises are definitely for you but if you prefer more privacy and a little less craziness, the suites or apartments would be ideal. Our dorms are nice and the RA's of every building try to get the students involved with free food and awesome activities throughout the entire year. Living on campus is great.

    Academic Rigor

    Many classes in the science departments, especially the intro classes for chemistry and biology, are alot harder because the classes are so large and they tend to be weed out classes so that there are a small amount of dedicated students in the upper level classes. Don't let this get you down, study hard and GO TO CLASS and tutoring if need be. Our Nursing Program is number 3 in the country for all you intended nursing majors so that means it's hard, just do your best. Our LBST classes, which every has to take are usually easy A's so MAKE SURE YOU MAKE A's in these classes, they're easy so why not? Overall, most gen-ed courses are a mix or easy and tough classes but make sure you strive for A's while you can, because it's hard to get your GPA up to par as a junior or senior.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Apply early! Don't wait until the last minute to apply because with a 25,000 and growing student population, we run out of housing QUICKLY. -Take AP exams if you can, it'll help you progress in a difficult major quickly and make sure you graduate on time while leaving you some wiggle room to take interesting elective courses. -Don't be afraid to explore campus BEFORE you apply and maybe try and spend a weekend there..many students apply and get on campus only to find out that it's not the right fit. -Research scholarships ahead of time, UNCC gives out it's school scholarships in the financial aid package you receive so there is no application process..which means if you need more money, you'l have to find it on your own -And lastly, don't be afraid to talk to the head of the department for your major. They're really nice people and can offer you advice on courses to take, internship opportunities, scholarships, and they're just generally great people to talk to. They've been through the schooling and coursework already so they'll understand the ups and downs of your major.

    In three sentences

    UNC Charlotte is not only a great school for commuter students, but it caters specifically to one of the most diverse student bodies in the entire UNC school system. I would definitely apply if you want to go to a diverse school in both academics and the student population. This school offers many opportunities for every type of student whether you're into academics or athletics and everything in between.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is really big but I feel safe walking around and people are usually smiling and willing to lend a helping hand when needed. They are always warnings out if there is danger around campus and they send out regular emails to you to make sure you get them. Also you will always see a campus police car walking to class and they have emergency stations if you need help and no one is around.

    Greek Life

    The Greeks are good. They have great get together. I don't see them much but when I do it is always a treat.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs around downtown and they all have college night and throw them just for us. They will post things around campus threw their promoters. They will also hire you as a promotor if you need a light job. Also most send party buses so you don't have to drive and waste gas or have to pick a DD. most time student get in free if you ride the party bus or if it is college night and you go before 11:30pm.

    Great for these types of students

    Smart, time managing, active, dedicated, those who won't give up, laid back, and outgoing or quiet. But you have to do things or you will not like the campus. You have to go out and find out what is happening and when. Hurry up because the football team is here and ready for next season.

    What to do for fun

    There are stroll off from fraternities and sororities. Club made activities. You can go to the on campus movie theater for free. You can go play pool in the student union. They throw parties and hang outs every once in a while.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafe is great! I don't know if it is because I am starving some times or that I am just not a picky person but I enjoy their food and there is so much variety to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but there are many buildings that are close to campus and others that a a lot farther. They are built like apartments and have elevators and stairs. The last school I went to didn't have elevators in the dorms and I was on the top floor.

    Academic Rigor

    You can do great in all classes if you just do the work and come to class. Some classes you don't have to show up to do good just as long as you do the work you can pass with a good grade

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't do things at the last minute, always study for test, talk to your professors and don't wait until the last minute when your failing and there is nothing they can do.

    In three sentences

    This is a nice place to come if you like activities. There and a lot of clubs to join and place to go around the campus and the professors are friendly and willing to help you. If you don't have a car this is a good place because there are buses all around campus to ride you class and buses to take you around to stores.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very well lit at night, and has over 300 Emergency Blue light posts on campus. It is said that wherever you are on campus, you will be within sight of one of these emergency light posts. The university does well with quickly and accurately responding to any situation that arises, and notifies students immediately if there is any sort of safety concern on campus. Especially as a female, it is always good to be aware of one's surroundings, but UNC Charlotte makes doing that easy.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at UNC Charlotte is relatively new (compared to some universities where it is a long established tradition), but it is growing rapidly. There are multiple Greek organizations to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club out there for everyone. From foreign-language clubs to anime club to fencing to flag football to salsa dancing, UNC Charlotte offers a wide variety of activities and opportunities for students to meet new people and have fun.

    Great for these types of students

    UNC Charlotte is great for students who are open to meeting people from diverse backgrounds and for students who are interested in getting involved in their community. There are many opportunities throughout the year that the university provides to get involved with nonprofit organizations throughout Charlotte and to give back to the university at large.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UNC Charlotte hosts all kinds of events throughout the year, though I don't think any of them are particularly unusual. We host a 5K run in February, Feisty's holds a hot dog eating challenge, and there is a semi-annual international party held in the student union welcoming the international students each semester. We also hold service events such as the day when we make 1,000 sandwiches for the homeless, and blood drives.

    Bang for the buck

    UNC Charlotte tuition is very affordable, especially if you are an in-state student. Depending on where you are living, housing can be a little bit expensive. If you prefer to live off campus but still nearby, there are several communities literally across the street from the University that offer more affordable housing options that are convenient but cheaper than the dorm housing.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on on campus! Basketball games are popular, and starting Fall 2013 Niner Football will be here! The National Whitewater Rafting Center is close by, as well as Crowder's Mountain State Park for those who like hiking and other outdoor activities. If you like going out on the town, Downtown Charlotte is a short drive away from the University and party buses regularly go from campus to various nightclubs.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of options for dining on campus. There are two dining halls (one is great, lots of options and a variety of foods so that everyone can find something they like; the other one I haven't been to yet). There are also places like Wendy's, Chik Fil A, Einstein Bagels, Salsaritas, Fiesty's, and more that are very accessible.

    Dorm Life

    Living in Witherspoon Hall (Honors Housing) is great. There are suite options and apartment options, and it is close to everything on campus including the dining hall. Witherspoon Hall is great because it houses honors and international students, as well as students like myself who are on merit scholarships, so there are very few disturbances. The building and amenities are very new and in top condition. There are two new residence halls being opened next fall on campus, both of which are expected to be top notch. Most on campus housing is relatively close to the center of campus and conveniently located.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what courses you are taking, the difficulty level of classes varies. All classes that I have taken have been challenging in their own right. UNC Charlotte is known for its Engineering and Architecture programs, but offers over 90 majors to choose from and has a growing Teacher Education program as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus with clubs and intramural sports! Flag football and inner-tube water polo are great places to make friends.

    In three sentences

    UNC Charlotte is a very diverse campus full of people from all different backgrounds and walks of life. There is something for everyone to get involved in. It is a very welcoming atmosphere here and a beautiful campus.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities here at UNCC are great. There are so many different clubs to join and there are always activities going on during the week and weekend.

    What to do for fun

    A couple of things to do for fun is to attend the sporting events, hangout with roommates and friends, and to participate in the activities that are offered on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty good. Crown has a good variety of different foods and there is always something good to eat. The other eating choices like Wendy's, Chick-fil-a, ect. are also great.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm! I am staying in a four bedroom suite and I could not imagine living anywhere else my freshman year. My suite mates and I get along and I love the fact that I have my own room and space.

    Academic Rigor

    If I pace myself and do not procrastinate, I am not usually stressed about the amount of work that I have. My classes are good and as long as I take notes and pay attention in class along with a little bit of studying I am fine. The teachers here are wonderful and willing to work with you and get you to where you need to be do be successful in his/her class.

    Tips for prospective students

    A couple of tips I have for prospective students is to review the teachers you on ratemyprofessor.com want before signing up for a class.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love UNCC. It is such a beautiful campus and my classes and class schedule is great. Also the teachers here are supportive and always willing to help.

  • 02/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe with police located on campus and patrolling at all hours.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at UNCC is huge. There are many different fraternities and sororities and they have rush week where they will explain everything too you.

    Clubs and Activities

    Any club you could ever offer is asked for here. And if they do not have the specific club you are looking for then it is a very simple process to create a new one. I helped co-found a timbersports club and it was very simple.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for all types of students. UNCC is dedicated to having a very diverse population and you rarely see groups (or clicks) of people walking around. Everyone is very friendly and extremely down to earth.

    Bang for the buck

    As it is a public school you are getting a top notch education for a very low and affordable price.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of options on what to do for fun weather its restaurants, or going to downtown charlotte, professional sports games, or even amusement parks. Everything is very close and there is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great with many on campus options. And if your in the mood for anything that is no on campus there is plenty of other options within a five mile radius.

    Dorm Life

    My freshman year living in one of the high-rise dormitories is one of my favorite things about the school.

    Academic Rigor

    As with every other school, depending on your major, UNCC can be very difficult of very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will get out of this school what you put into it.

    In three sentences

    Very underrated school as it has a thriving social and academic life. All majors are offered and students are mentally challenged. I predict that having A degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte will be very prestigious in the upcoming future.

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Volunteerism and campus events

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a beautiful and big campus, get to know your teachers, your way around, and make some lifetime friends

    In three sentences

    My school illustrates a great learning atmosphere. Being a setting that emphasizes the importance of the environment and being green, its no surprise that our school colors are green. There are friendly students, motivating teachers, great foods and housing facilities, and overall a welcoming atmosphere!

  • 03/23/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus, not once did I feel like I was in danger while i was there.

    Greek Life

    Pretty decent. Not the best though

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of extra curricular activities but not as many as some of the other major colleges.

    Great for these types of students

    Adventurous, outgoing students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mens soccer games are big, which is unusual for a college campus but they don't have football so that is probably why

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap high quality education

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with your friends, play some pick up sports, or travel into downtown Charlotte for a really good time.

    Food and Dining

    The two dinning halls are great, RDH and Crown. Between the two you have everything you could want to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The atmosphere in the dorms is fantastic, you will have so much fun living with your fellow classmates. The dorms are not the most beautiful things, but what freshman dorms are.

    Academic Rigor

    UNCC is a fairly easy academic school, some classes are challenging, but it is the perfect amount of challenging. Not too much, but not too little.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with campus activities, don't sit in your dorm all day and definitely do stuff on the weekends. Don't go home on the weekends, you will have plenty of time to visit your family, you need to enjoy being in college.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte was a great school to attend my first semester of college at. The campus is beautiful and everyone is very welcoming and friendly. There is so much to do no matter what your interested in and you are surrounded by the most awesome people.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I am not sure because I do not live there but Charlotte has everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Orientation is required and is not free. It takes an entire day. Transferring to this school is easy. The tuition is reasonable for a large UNIVERSITY.

    In three sentences

    The people that work here are knowledgeable and kind. There are all kinds of different majors available. The campus is large but compact.

  • 04/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join a sorority, go enjoy the free events on campus, go to the sporting events.

    Food and Dining

    Great choices for food and the Student Union's cafeteria is excellent.

    Dorm Life

    Great activities for residents no matter where you live.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, the academic work can be simple or very challenging.

    In three sentences

    UNCC is a nice school for anyone of any major. To get the best out of the college experience here you should try to get involved in the campus community. The resources on campus, like the tutoring centers and career centers, are especially nice for helping everyone be a successful student.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is filled with responsible security personel. Day or night they are there. It is a safe campus.

    Bang for the buck

    In retrospect to other universities you get more bang for your buck. My parents and I really appreciate that aspect of it

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty of organizations to get involved in.There is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria is pretty good. There is always plenty to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. There is always something going on. Learning communities make things alittle easier when trying to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great college! Teachers/students are willing to help in any way they can.

    In three sentences

    The campus at UNC is beautiful! Everyone is helpful and willing to help.I have had a wonderful experience this year.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown Charlotte is 10 minutes from campus, there are tons of fun hangout places throughout Charlotte. You can always pick up tickets to a Panthers or Bobcats game, go to all the Niner games for free as a student.

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of options for food on campus. There is Chick-Fil-A, Salsaritas, Einstein Bro Bagels, Papa John's, Bojangles, Starbucks, and a ton more places.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived on campus so I can't really rate this. :)

    Academic Rigor

    There are times that I have truly been challenged in my courses and other times when I have sat in a class thinking is this a joke? The majority of classes will challenge you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early, park off campus if possible, get involved in extracurricular activities (it makes the experience so much more fun, go to the games (which football starts this year!!), make tons of friends and stay away from the geese!

    In three sentences

    UNCC has been a great school the last few years. I have enjoyed watching the campus and community around it grow over the last 5 years. The staff here is great, the community and city is great and the only thing I dislike is parking.

  • 04/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. I have never heard of anyone getting hurt and the police did not show up. The campus police are always patrolling the campus, pretty much 24/7

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something going on in the Student Union! We also have a movie theater that plays the latest movies and it is free for students which is awesome!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias get one star! Disgusting and the food makes you runnnnn to the bathroom if you know what I mean. Having Chick-fil-a, Bojangles, Wendy's, Papa John's and many more restaurants on campus makes the food and dining rating much better. If there wasn't any of those places on campus I do not think I would be here.

    Dorm Life

    Ehhhh dorm life. I hate sharing my personal space so dorm life isn't for me. I won't say I hate it but I'm not a fan of it. I think I would have a different feeling about it if I didn't have to share a room and bathroom. If I had more considerate and understanding roommates my experience living in a dorm would be much better.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes have been pretty easy so far. I know my Junior year is when I'll really need to buckle down. I always hear that Junior Year is the hardest but I know I'll get through it and I know I can do it. My academic adviser has been keeping me on track about what classes I need to take and that is very helpful. As long as you pay attention and do your work, your classes won't be as rigorous as people make them out to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused but still have fun! Don't stay cooped up in the library or your room 24/7. I always tell myself work hard, play later. I stay on top of my work and get it done before the due date so that I can be stress free and enjoy my college experience here at UNCC.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is the most beautiful campus I have ever laid eyes on! This school is all about growing and it is growing right before my eyes. I am also growing by being here. I've some what broken out of my shell and it is because of my professors, classmates, and organizations on campus.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    UNCC is absolutely amazing! It is a beautiful campus and full of diverse students. The overall feel of the university is certainly enticing.

  • 04/25/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food and dining area are amazing. There are a varitey of places that you can get your food and eat.

    Dorm Life

    I do not know how the dorms are because I was not able to go in one but they say the dorms are really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    They are very good in academics. it is getting harder to get into this college because of the students that are entering.

    In three sentences

    This university is very pretty and is a really good school. The campus is very big and has many places to eat and chill out.

  • 05/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are ALOT of activities on campus! Just follow the Twitter page and look around for posters of activities around campus!

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! We have a lot of dining options to choose from and we are getting more and more.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life. This will be my third year staying on campus and I love it. Dorm Life is where you get to meet new people and even lifelong friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are taken seriously here. Do your work!

    Tips for prospective students

    GO TO CLASS! Prioritize your time well. GET INVOLVED. Have fun! Attend all the Week of Welcome Events if you can. Have NO FRIDAY CLASSES

    In three sentences

    UNC Charlotte does a lot for their students. UNC Charlotte is the best place for diversity. UNC Charlotte is amazing.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    With emergency buttons everywhere, and the thousands of students that attend UNC-Charlotte, it is hard to not feel safe. However, the city of Charlotte is known as one of the biggest crime areas, but I feel the safest on campus!

    Greek Life

    I am in love with Greek Life here at UNC-Charlotte! Not just because of the parties they throw, but the services they provide to the University and community.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundred of clubs and organizations at UNC-Charlotte! One for almost every race, political issue, or even sexual orientation. It's not hard to find one, you just have to know what services you want to commit to!

    Great for these types of students

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is great for almost anyone. Literally. It's for students of all backgrounds, religions, economic standings and sexual orientations. As an Asian student, I feel very welcomed!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Being in Charlotte, a lot of conventions are held at the University. So occasionally, it is very shocking to see a group of people in make-up and costumes running and filming around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The University is worth your money! Not too much, not too little. You pay for what you get! However, I think I am receiving a little more than I paid for, which is always a good thing!

    What to do for fun

    We're in Charlotte! Charlotte is a huge city with plenty to do. Huge malls, and downtown is beautiful (especially at night)! Charlotte night life is always entertaining and you will never be bored!

    Food and Dining

    It is very important to understand that no university is going to have home-cooked meals. However, the food at UNC-Charlotte is the closest thing to it. We have two dining halls and numerous fast-food services.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at UNC-Charlotte is wonderful. It is an amazing opportunity to meet new people and build new relationships. I am actually very excited to be living on campus again.

    Academic Rigor

    Although the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is not as rigorous as a private institution or lets say, UNC-Chapel Hill, it is still a University, which is intended to be more rigorous to what we have recently been exposed to.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a college freshman, you will be exposed to so many new things, people, and a way of living. One of the best things to do as a prospective student is to come into college with an open-mind. Trust me, being open-minded is going to take you a long way.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is one of the newer institutions here in North Carolina. With that being said, it has become a very wonderful, growing institution. Being a newer institution, I feel as if I have had the full college experience.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency phones are everywhere and campus security arrives in just minutes. There are also safe ride vehicles and escorts for nighttime.

    Greek Life

    Very active; Greek row is enormous and there are lots of people that rush fraternities and sororities.

    Bang for the buck

    This school can be very expensive, but budgeting correctly can be really effective in maximizing what you do on campus.

    What to do for fun

    The Student Union is brand new and has a movie theater, a billiard room, and lots of other things to do. There are always events going on around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of food options, but very expensive compared to outside the University area.

    Dorm Life

    There are so many dorms, it might be confusing to first year students. The worst place to be placed is the high rise, which is very far from the school buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers have high expectations of the work turned in, but if you choose not to do your part, they will not chase you to get it done.

    Tips for prospective students

    The number of students is outrageous. Parking is a nightmare, so be prepared to walk all over the very large campus, or get a bicycle.

    In three sentences

    UNCC is an enormous campus and there are tons of things to do, whether academic, athletic, or just recreational.

  • 05/18/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Its a college, be smart. But the is a full blown police station on campus.

    Greek Life

    I never participated but know people who did. They seemed to love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything you can think of. I founded a horseback riding club!

    Great for these types of students

    Independent students. The teachers will not hold your hand.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a zombie week that is very fun to watch. Though it is not my type of thing it was very entertaining.

    Bang for the buck

    Very inexpensive school for the education.

    What to do for fun

    You are in Charlotte. Anything you want to do you can.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on where you live.

    Academic Rigor

    The science classes are very hard inside the major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors. Study hard and attend classes.

    In three sentences

    Very difficult school academically for the sciences. I worked very hard but learned a lot. It is a very nice school with lots of opportunities.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is great. There are emergency blue light posts everywhere on campus if you need help with any emergency. UNC Charlotte has their own dedicated police force on campus and these policemen and policewomen are proactive in helping keep the campus safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have over 200+ various club and activities on campus. You will definitely find something to be a part of.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is located in the midst of 1000 acres of wooded area. There are some cool trails to walk and bike and the campus even as its own Botanical Garden that tourist enjoy coming to see.

    Bang for the buck

    Pricey is on the low side compared to other colleges. This is great because UNC Charlotte is a hidden treasure. Definitely get what you pay for, and what you pay for is awesome!

    What to do for fun

    There are sports, parties, concerts, adventure treks, get togethers and so much more on campus. There is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is good. There are many dining options available such as Chic-fil-A, Wendys, and Bojangles. Dining Halls offer a lot of food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. You meet so many people from so many places. Campus is very diverse.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes vary in difficulty depending on degree course. General education is not too bad and is fairly straightforward. Just remember to study and do the homework and you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get out and experience the city of Charlotte. Make connections and don't forget to study hard! Getting involved is one of the most important steps to success.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school in the great location of Charlotte, North Carolina. The people and teachers there are all really friendly. It is a great learning experience.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe at night. Campus police are usually around close enough if any danger does happen.

    Clubs and Activities

    The campus provides many intramural sports and club sports.

    What to do for fun

    There are various campus clubs and recreational opportunities for all students. They have a pretty decent fitness center, and also have many club and intramural sports. Party life is pretty meh unless you stay in an apartment. Most students go uptown to clubs and bars near the weekend to party.

    Food and Dining

    Standard campus dining gets old kind of quick. Food is good, but after a while you start wanting more. The fast food restaurants on campus are very good. Chick-fil-A, Wendy's, Papa-Johns, Salsaritas, and Bojangle's are the most popular.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are decent. For a really nice dorm it is fairly expensive. As for the setting the RAs promote a safe and friendly community for students to get to know one another and make new friendships. Some dorms can become more hype than others. The cleaning employees do a very good job at keeping the building pretty sterile.

    Academic Rigor

    It's pretty challenging for most majors, but for the better. You actually gain from your academics knowledge that benefits you in the long run.

    In three sentences

    Great Institution especially for those pursuing an interest in some field of Engineering. Very diversified and friendly environment. The Campus is always expanding, and has just recently got a football team.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always around making sure the campus is safe and there are emergency buttons everywhere.

    Greek Life

    Our greek life is amazing also.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons and tons of clubs to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Any types of students will enjoy it here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of yet. I am only a freshman.

    Bang for the buck

    It's worth it. Don't come to school expecting what you see on television though.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs to join and the campus seems to always have some event going on. Plus if you're lucky to have a car or know someone that has a car on campus you can go downtown when the fun really begins. Or you can ride the bus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is what you make it. Nothing more and nothing less shall be said.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the highrises you get to meet so many people, but you can't be afraid to step out of your dorm room. Something interesting is usually always going on. The rooms were a little small, but then again I'm not used to sharing a room.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easier than others, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take them seriously. Material is easy to understand if you go to class and do your reading or homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on ratemyprofessor before choosing classes; it really helps! Don't be afraid to come to your professors for help or get additional tutoring; the people are there to help you. Try not to slack off too much; you'll pay for it in the end!

    In three sentences

    The campus is amazing and beautiful. The teachers are always willing to help you and only want you to succeed; the same goes for the advisers. If you plan to major in business this is a wonderful school to pick, they really cater to the business majors as well as the other majoring areas.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are very few times which students feel unsafe on the campus. There are many emergency lights/buttons around the campus. There is also safe ride which runs until 2:00 AM, if a student calls the bus will pick them up and transport them to any place on campus. There is also a large population of police on campus.

    Greek Life

    Although I am not a member of Greek Life I know many people who are, for those who want to be part of a sisterhood or brotherhood it is a great option.

    Clubs and Activities

    The university provides many options for anything students are interested in. There are anything from athletic clubs to a harry potter club. Their are also clubs which most majors have for students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most unusual thing which no other campus that I have been to has is the echoing star. There is a star outside of the SAC, if you stand in the direct center of the star and say anything you want as loud or as quiet as you can it will echo.

    What to do for fun

    Around the campus there is not a lot to do you have to go to downtown Charlotte to experience the night life. The university does have many activities going on at different points through out the year which provides students with something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has a lot of dining options. The University offers two different cafeterias. There are also eight different restaurants to choose from, chick-fil-a is a huge hit! Also the university is adding a Denny's!

    Dorm Life

    Although the dorms are not the nicest place to live the experience you get for your first year in college is amazing! The dorms are where you will most likely meet a lot of your life time friends, there are always many different activities going on in and around the dorms. I suggest all freshman live in the dorms for at least one year.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the general education classes are not hard. As as a student you must make sure to complete all your work and actually read the expensive books that you must buy. The work is only hard if you make it hard. Also if you have to take Chemistry I suggest to have a good tutor, it is a very tough class.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest to prospective students that you definitely use the rate my professor website before choosing classes (it really does help). Also I suggest that you learn how to use the library and have good time management. Time management and good study habits are two of the most important qualities to have as a rising college student.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a very good school. There are many strong colleges within the University for whatever you may want to major in. Football is going to a major event starting this fall.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police everywhere. They don't bother you, they just make their presence known. There's basically no major crime here. The blue light system is also reassuring if you don't feel comfortable walking home at night.

    Great for these types of students

    Every type of student. There is at least one student from every walk of life attending UNCC.

    Bang for the buck

    UNC Charlotte is relatively inexpensive especially factoring all the amenities provided to students.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do on campus. It might not last for too long or be a bit cheesy but it'll take your mind off of academics for a while.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for food on this campus which are pretty good, including Wendy's, Starbucks, Papa John's and the two dining halls/cafeterias. HOWEVER the food starts to taste pretty terrible after about a month. Expect a good meal periodically and every time there is a scheduled campus tour or family weekend.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus was one of the best decisions I made. There is a room available for whatever your preference is. Every couple of years, a new resident hall pops up so most of them are pretty modern.

    Academic Rigor

    Please don't think that Chapel Hill is the only campus that challenges you academically. Most majors here require you to actually work hard for your degree. Don't get too complacent with making C's either. C's get degrees sets you up for failure right out the gate. There are always going to be professors that challenge their students more than others though. RateMyProfessor.com will give you insight on the professor, the class itself and how rigorous it may or may not be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do well on your SATs/ACTs and study for the placement tests. The higher you get on your placement test the fewer general education classes you have to take. Take and pass as many AP tests as you can. They can substitute for classes. Take everything you thought you knew about college and let it go. Don't try to do things just because other people do them. Branch out and try new things.

    In three sentences

    UNC Charlotte is an amazing school overall. The people, both student and faculty, are great and the campus is beautiful. You can't go wrong with UNC Charlotte.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Belk tower is the highest tower of any North Carolina College (it is aproximately 2 ft taller than NC STATE's!)

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is fairly cheap compared to some surrounding schools and the quality of education is excellent!

    What to do for fun

    The student union always has activites going on. There are pool tables, video games, movie theatre, etc. Most of the on campus housing have their own planned activities and parties as well. Now that the university has a football team, PLAY ON!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't live in freshman dorms. Use rate my professor when registering for classes!

    In three sentences

    A great university to attend and is especially convenient for commuter students. The faculty and staff is always super friendly and very helpful. Lastly, the campus is beautiful!

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus has our own police force, who do an amazing job. They have received many awards, and there is always blue lights within view, as added safety. Campus crime is one of the lowest in the state, especially impressive considering how close the campus is located to the urban district of Charlotte.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is prosperous and growing! We have fraternities and sororities from IFC, PNHC, Panhellenic, and many more! We have both social and educational Greek Life, and all are fantastic! Many of UNCC's students have a Greek organization to call home.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have hundreds of clubs on campus, and you can find anything you could possibly dream of... and if we don't already have it, starting your own is super easy!

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Belk Tower! But literally everything about this place is spectacular.

    Bang for the buck

    Charlotte has fantastic faculty and staff who are always willing to help you and ensure your success.

    What to do for fun

    Campus involvement is high, and there are always tons of things to do on campus. Also in close proximity are several great tourist-y destinations, like the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord Mills Outlet Mall, Hendricks Motor Sports body shop and museum. Uptown Charlotte also houses the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the home of the Carolina Panthers and the Charlotte Bobcats, and many exciting clubs and concert venues.

    Tips for prospective students

    APPLY EARLY! Don't make the mistake of thinking that your GPA doesn't matter, because they start looking at your freshman year of high school. Charlotte is a beautiful place to call home, and you can find anything and everything you're searching for in this amazing city.

    In three sentences

    UNC Charlotte is a medium-sized school, with a friendly staff and student population and a beautiful green campus which is unexpected from a campus so close to such a major urban hotspot as Charlotte. UNCC has a ton of school spirit, which will only grow with the introduction of football in the fall of 2013. UNCC is home to many award-winning and world-renowned faculty, and I am proud to be attending.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs at the school. If you want you can be in a anime club, sports club, academic club, or in another type of club.

    Tips for prospective students

    When picking your classes for the semester, don't set them too close together.

    In three sentences

    Even thought I haven't started my classes at the school yet, the campus is really clean and nice. There are a lot of opportunites to do many things like go into different clubs, study abroad, live on campus, etc. Even so, when picking your classes, you need to pick them ASAP because if you don't, then the class you might not get the class.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus had these light posts that alert the campus police if you are in trouble. Also they had out these yellow cards so everyone knows how to contact them.

    Great for these types of students

    The campus is great for students who are active and want to enjoy the taste of the city life. The campus is only 20 minutes away from the city.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other schools, Charlotte is cheep. It is still expensive though.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do. I usually hang out with my friends in their dorm and doing the various activities the campus has on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria isn't all that great in my opinion because it is usually the same thing every day. If you are used to home cooked meals daily, then you will get tired of the food quickly.

    Dorm Life

    I had a great time in the dorms, due to the fact that I had good roommates. Choose a roommate who shares your interests and goals.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are very interesting and you're always learning something new. The science department is very difficult so form study groups for those classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to walk up and down hills on a daily basis.

    In three sentences

    It is a beautiful school. A lot of people are friendly and are willing to help you locate building for you.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I was comfortable walking around after night classes. You can see security around every corner. The campus is lit up.

    Clubs and Activities

    Honors Program all the way

    What to do for fun

    Carowinds, zoos, art museums, concerts... If you can name it, you can probably do it in Charlotte.

    Food and Dining

    It's good, but it's a cafeteria. That means it gets boring.

    Dorm Life

    I am not a fan of the dorm life, personally.

    Academic Rigor

    With any school, it depends on the professor and the level of the course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for the University Honors Program, study hard, and make time for yourself. More importantly - GET OUT OF YOUR DORM ROOM. Charlotte has so much to offer!

    In three sentences

    UNCC is an extremely diverse campus. Campus is absolutely beautiful, and the surrounding area has a huge amount to offer. The classes are fun, and being a part of the University Honors Program is very rewarding.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    AMAZING! There are the little blue lights all over campus, for every one you are at you can turn and see at least 3 more. Campus police are always going around on and off campus, and there are emails/texts you can get from them as well about possible weather/serious issues (robbery ect.)..But these are rare

    Clubs and Activities

    over 1,000 clubs/groups

    What to do for fun

    Clubs, sporting events, shopping, & club life. Normal things to do but more fun activities on campus!

    Food and Dining

    SO MANY OPTIONS!!! There are 4 main dining areas on campus and they are adding more.

    Dorm Life

    I loved my dorm life, although I know live off campus. My roommates are the girls I met in the dorms. The dorms are small, but they are building brand new dorms for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year which is going to be amazing because the dorm I stayed in was outdated...Otherwise GREAT!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major and your course load, it can be super easy to super super hard. I know that the exercise science/ athletic training programs are extremely competitive..They also offer study groups, and FREE tutors for students. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    BE ACTIVE! Get out and do stuff! Find a club, or a group that interests you, there are over 1,000 clubs on campus that range from sports to zombie lazer tag groups. The more you do = the best college experience!!!

    In three sentences

    Phenomenal School! There is so much to do on campus and off as well. Great city living and down to earth people, I absolutely love it here!

  • 06/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very qualified campus secuirty

    Greek Life

    large greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many

    Great for these types of students

    Looking gor internships/jobs

    Bang for the buck

    Great price for in state students

    What to do for fun

    Shopping, movies, ect.

    Food and Dining

    A lot of options

    Dorm Life

    Lots of new dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Start off with good study habbits and a strong GPA. Get help with tutoring as much as possible.

    In three sentences

    It is a large campus with many great opportunities. Most students are commuters so it does not have the live-in college feel. It is part of a big city so the college is not the main focus of it.

  • 06/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not one day goes by without passing a campus Police officer.

    Greek Life

    I'm not into Greek Life. Friends that are love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Things to do on campus are limitless. Very easy to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Every type.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When you need a nap the egg shaped chairs in Prospector drown out all the noise and let you have relaxing period between classes.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition, when compared to other schools, is very fairly priced. For the dedication the University has to its students, I feel like I am spending every penny wisely.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is only 10-15 minutes away, local bars and clubs are a lot of fun, and sports on campus are always a good time. Concord Mills' Mall is about 5 minutes away and is the number 1 tourist attraction in North Carolina. There is no shortage of fun surrounding this campus.

    Food and Dining

    Chik-Fi-La, Wendy's, Bojangles and more. The food was never something I had a problem with. The dining hall's food can get old, but you cannot expect anything to great from a college dining hall. With that being said it was almost always my first choice for dinner.

    Dorm Life

    I live in an apartment near by.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the Engineering program and my first year proved to me that this University was not messing around academically. With preparation and dedication, you can succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to truly dedicate yourself to school. College is a full-time job and you must handle it that way. If you can balance school work and fun, you will have a great time. Time management is key above everything else.

    In three sentences

    This University is overlooked by many but I could not have enjoyed my first year more. The programs the school is offering are becoming better every semester and they give you pride upon learning what they are all about. Plus, football is right around the corner and I look forward to calling UNCC a premier school in North Carolina.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs have so much to offer. they are very friendly and inviting.

    What to do for fun

    There are gyms and many athletic events to attend. There are many clubs for all to join and greek life events. There are numerous events hosted by organizations on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The dining is good at first and as you continue into the school year, it begins to taste quite bad. Don't let the food from orientation fool you.

    Dorm Life

    The suite life is only good if your suite mates come to an agreement about who will be cleaning. The high rises are pretty cool in the room but the restrooms are gross. Also, it can be quite uncomfortable at times considering the fact that it can bee too hot or cold at times and also the fact that hot water finishes fast.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, you MUST stay on top. The work can only be easy if you study and put time and effort into your work so Do Not constantly skip and be tardy because that can lead to you missing a lot of work. Also keep in mine that there are few bad professors and teachers at every school so ask about your professors

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to study, Make friends, and just have fun and find out who you really are. Be prepared for class at all times. Lastly, make your priority your grades and staying on top.

    In three sentences

    On a scale of 1-10, I would give this school a 8.5 because no school is perfect. On that note, this school is an amazing school with amazing people that are willing to better you. The campus looks amazing.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is safe, I have walked at all times of day safely. However, if you are concerned there is safe ride that will pick you up at different locations from 6pm-2am and drop you off by your dorm or parking lots, there are also blue-light stations to request someone to escort you to your destination safely (within campus) at all times, they are located throughout campus and there are police officers patrolling campus all day long as well. Granted, you are out at your own risk so always try to walk with someone else if it's late and you should be fine!

    What to do for fun

    There is a movie theater on the Student Union open during weekends, a place where you can play pool, you can also rent movies. There are activities during the weekends, water balloon fights, 5k's, college sporting events, zombie-vs-niner events, paint fights, all you need to do is just check the calendar on uncc's home page or check flyers and chalk announcements all around campus! but there are definitely a lot of activities available to students

    Food and Dining

    The Student Union has several options, like Starbucks (which I personally love), Wendy's, a really good bagel place, a pizza place, a yougurt place, and a diner with a lot of options in a buffet style (so you can eat a lot if you want without being more expensive!), a restaurant if you want to eat a little more upscale and also a store where you can buy frozen food, and fresh food like sandwiches, sushi, soup and fruit salads. Prospector and Cone have also several good options, like Salsarita's (a mexican place), an asian place (very good btw), Chick-fil-A, salad bars, Bojangle's and more. There is variety of food on campus for every type of diet!

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived on campus, therefore my take on this isn't really to be fully trusted. However, my friends that live on campus have had overall a good experience on the dorms. It depends as well which dorm you are assigned to, the high rises are a place to avoid unless you are pursuing a social experience more than an educational one. There is a lot of activity at all hours in the day, the rest of the dorms I have heard to be really good and more comfortable, especially Witherspoon and Miltimore Hall, beside Greek Village of course. Also, there are new residence halls in development, which means a lot more improved dorms in construction!

    Academic Rigor

    UNC Charlotte offers demanding classes that will teach you a lot as long as you put effort into them. The textbooks required for the classes are helpful in their majority, and will compensate for whatever shortcomings you could experience in class. Professors are excellent in this institution, and they are always willing to give advice regarding the steps to take to make your career successful. UNCC also offers tutoring services for free, and Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions to assist you to complete your courses with a good grade in case you need a little extra help.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students specially those pursuing a career in science I recommend this school. If you are planning to attend UNCC you should go to SOAR because they make you familiar with the facilities, as well as the registration process that can be tricky at first. I would also recommend to explore the extracurricular activities this campus has to offer, there are many things offered here that could enhance your resume, personal development, or social experience in college.

    In three sentences

    UNC Charlotte is an Research University developing at an exponential rate, it has talented knowledgeable professors and a good community. This University has a promising future and provides with all the resources you need to take the next step into your professional, and personal life. Great place for networking and expanding your horizons.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    none

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    none

    Great for these types of students

    none

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    Seems to be good

    What to do for fun

    The school is right by Charlotte so there is always things going on.

    Food and Dining

    Dont buy it if you dont have to.

    Dorm Life

    Did not live in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    this is highly dependent on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to pay attention to your course flow charts, required classes, etc... Dont be afraid to talk to you professors.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Caroline at Charlotte is growing faster than it can handle. There is great research going on at the university.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Activities wtih my various organizations

    Food and Dining

    Many food opportunities on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dont live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Can be a challenge but the classes are not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the tools presented and get involved in school activities.

    In three sentences

    Transferred into the Civil Engineering program from an Aerospace program from another school. The school was very easy to acclimate to, considering that I came from a school a 10th of the size. The faculty and staff really care about the students and help is always available.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Attend sporting events for free! UNCC has a new football team who potentially could make history with their domination. Otherwise there is plenty to do to stay active and social with a variety of campus programs.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of food choices on campus. They have a southern flare but this is North Carolina. All places are easily accessible with quality service.

    Academic Rigor

    The quality of professors allows for academic success in all classes and they support their students success. The amount of work that is required matches the high quality learning that UNCC has to offer. The course load is typically of a leading University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to involve yourself in the many athletic programs, clubs , and activities going on throughout the year. Fall in love the beautiful campus which is centrally situated in its own community within Charlotte. There is so much to do to grow as a student and as a professional.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina Charlotte is a growing and diverse school that cares about setting up their students to be the best version of themselves. They do this through their quality academic programs, student resources, and activities on campus and within the community. It is top choice for anyone who wants to succeed in their future.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Despite being in a big city, UNC Charlotte has pretty good campus safety. The campus itself is enclosed, so no major roads run through it. Campus police are always patrolling campus. Safe Ride allows students to ride to certain parts of campus during night hours. And there are blue campus lights, which allow students to contact officers to escort them or report any suspicious activity.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is very strong, but not overpowering. Some Greeks have housing at the back of campus, so you can get the Greek House experience if you join specific ones. They are also a big source of activities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 300 student organizations are on campus, so there's bound to be one to fit you!

    Great for these types of students

    UNC Charlotte is great for students who want a big school experience for the fraction of the cost. Also, those who thrive in urban settings will tend to like to explore Charlotte as a whole. This school is also great for those who like diversity and international relations, as we have a huge international student population.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Always wear green on game day!

    Bang for the buck

    I believe for the location of the city, UNC Charlotte is worth the cost. Plenty of employment opportunities. The academics are usually good and the campus is still fairly new and offers a ton of services for students.

    What to do for fun

    There are over 300 student organizations on campus, so finding your niche won't be hard. There are also plenty of sporting events on campus, plus, football has finally become a reality! The school also hosts numerous events throughout the year. Also, Uptown Charlotte is a short drive from the campus, so there's plenty to do off campus as well.

    Food and Dining

    RDH and Crown have okay food, which is good for those using a traditional meal plan. However, for those who have all DB, some great eating options are available to students, including our own bistro! New food options are coming and a new dining hall is being built as well!

    Dorm Life

    UNC Charlotte has some of the best housing! Many suite and apartment style dorms are available, and for those looking for something more traditional, the highrise dorms are where most freshmen live in their own community. New dorms are also being built, due to football and the increase interest in student enrollment.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here can be challenging, including the intro level classes! As long as you study, go to class, and work with your professors, there's no reason why you wouldn't be able to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Football is finally here, so the school spirit is going to be higher and the activities are going to be numerous! Don't be afraid to take advantage of all of the wonderful services UNC Charlotte provides. With so much to do, there is no reason NOT to want to participate in all of the festivities!

    In three sentences

    This is North Carolina's urban research university! A fast growing campus in the UNC system. For those looking to come to the QC for a quality education, UNC Charlotte is your best bet!

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own police force and SWAT team.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very active at Charlotte for both Panhellenic and NPHC/

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities on campus for every type of student you can imagine. And if your club doesn't exist, you can create it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We celebrate the 49th day of school.

    What to do for fun

    There's always tons of stuff to do on campus. There's a movie theater free to students, plays on campus, step shows, Niners on the Weekend, and we have football coming this year.

    Food and Dining

    I enjoy eating on campus. The dinning has are great but Charlotte also provides a ton of on campus restaurants, such as Wendy's, Salsarita's, Papa John's, and Bojangles to name a few. Plenty of restaurants deliver to campus as well such as Dominoes, and Jimmy Johns.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life varies depending on where you stay. A lot of people go home on the weekends. Freshman high rises are the craziest and most active.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are very hard, especially once you get into your major classes. But if you like the challenge like I do, you'll enjoy UNC-Charlotte.

    Tips for prospective students

    First year is the year to build your GPA. UNC-Charlotte will not hesitate to kick you out because of your grades.

    In three sentences

    Charlotte is a fun, growing school. I will say that Charlotte is getting very expensive. There are a lot of opportunities for business majors in Charlotte.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Overall the campus is pretty safe. The police are easy to get a hold of and they respond quickly when you might need them. They will send out warnings or alerts via email to keep you updated and safe. Also, UNC Charlotte has Safe Ride which is a bus that runs during the late hours and into the morning so that you can be picked up from anywhere on campus instead of having to walk back to your room alone.

    Greek Life

    I am not part of Greek life but it is a big part of campus. There are lots of sororities and fraternities to choose from and they all are known for different things. There is always something going on in greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many to choose from! They offer the best honors programs, leadership organizations, sports clubs, Christian organizations, and anything else you can think of! There is always something to do on campus and usually hosted by some club. In the first week of school they have a club fair that introduces students to all of the clubs and organizations on campus. I highly recommend you check that out!

    Great for these types of students

    UNC Charlotte is great for students who want the big campus feel but the small campus community. When I walk around campus, I see at least one person I know every day. Also, UNC Charlotte is very diverse. There is a wide range of students that goes from greeks to book worms, hipsters to jocks, and American to international students. It's really a campus for everyone who just wants a great education, awesome friends, and a fun college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not know of any unusual traditions or locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    UNC Charlotte is a steal for North Carolina residents. The education is great, there is lots to do, the campus is beautiful, and it's affordable! Choosing this school has been one of my greatest decisions.

    What to do for fun

    Going to a game is a must! Especially since football is coming this fall, there will always be something fun to do. The Student Union has a movie theater that plays new movies every Thursday-Saturday night. They also have a lounge where you can hang out and play pool. A lot of students like to go to NoDa which is the artsy district of Charlotte. They have great restaurants, a cute coffee shop, a French bakery called Amalie's, and a music lounge called The Evening Muse. It is a ten minute drive from campus and a must for study dates or a fun night out.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of places to choose from across campus and the food is pretty good. Crown Commons is in the Student Union and it offers food ranging from salads to cheeseburgers to tofu stir fry. They have specials everyday but always have the salad bar and the sandwich and pizza stations. There's always a place to eat wherever you are on campus. There is a Bojangles, Chick-fil-a, and Salsarita's as well.

    Dorm Life

    If you really want to get to know people, live in the high rises. The living isn't as great but you'll definitely make friends! Most of the other dorms have a great community to them, have at least one kitchen and laundry room on every floor, and they are close to your classes. Overall, the housing is great on this campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the Business school and the classes are definitely challenging. Although there is a lot of work, the professors are great and they push you to do your best. All the hard work will pay off!!

    Tips for prospective students

    As soon as you get on campus join at least two organizations. It is such a great way to meet new people, gain experience, and add to your college experience. Also, don't be afraid to talk to your professors! Getting to know them is important because they have the power to add a few points to your final grade. It can be the difference between passing and failing!

    In three sentences

    UNC Charlotte is a beautiful campus that is large enough to have a big college feel but also small enough that you get to know a lot of other students. I love being a student here because of the different organizations, athletics, and great professors. I highly recommend this university to anyone I talk to!

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Students get in free to all sporting events so there's always that option.The school is located in Charlotte, which is the largest city in North Carolina, so they always have different types of festivals downtown free to the public. There are always concerts from peoples favorite music people coming to perform.

    Food and Dining

    Has a great variety of food to eat on campus. Not only a great variety but as well as the options being spread out all over the campus so its not too much travel for anyone. They also have different styles of dining such as buffet to fast-food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is pretty nice, there's many different opportunities for dorm living. Living in dorms puts you around students who have the same everyday struggles that you have on campus. It's a easy way to know what's going on around campus, such as events, as well as making friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Well obviously this isn't high school anymore. The days of going to class and going home and being done with everything are over. It takes the extra effort outside the classroom to be that A and B student ; your grades reflect your attitude about the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be shy or reserved, there are many opportunities out there. There are many people out there for you to meet that can help you along the way. UNCC is what you make, be an active student on campus.

    In three sentences

    I rate it a four out of five. The lack of the one the full five points would come from the sports atmosphere not being as strong, but with football arriving this I can already see that that is going to pick up. They have also made many renovations and new builds to school to improve it for the students.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is safe. They have these green poles around campus in cases of emergencies. If you need to contact the police on campus all you have to do is hit the button and it directs you to the police department. They come as soon as they get your call.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing every semester there is opportunities to pledge and join the team.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so many clubs for everyone to join. There is always something going on.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for those how can study independently. Sometimes it is hard to get to know your professors personally. You will need to figure a lot of the material out on your own, by researching and reading a lot.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The patio in the middle of the gardens. Every year the fraternities decorate it as an initiation for the pledges.

    Bang for the buck

    For me is was an amazing experience. I fell in love with the campus and the environment right away. Making friends is everything. They will be the ones to push you and be with you through the whole journey. UNCC has many students and many opportunities for involvement. Don't be shy, sign up for as many clubs and organizations as you handle. Campus life is something that you will never forget.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the gym, yoga, if you're into sport then anything is game. Lay in the grass and study, go to the library and get a movie, go to the movies ( private theater), play the piano, or just take a walk with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Its so good. There is many options to choose, from fast food to buffets.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in a dorm but my friends seemed to enjoy it a lot.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a hard school, may not be recognized as one of the top schools, but do not let that fool you. Its large classes make it hard to get one on one help unless you visit your professors office outside of class. It is very challenging but you will learn as long as you put in the time and effort to do so.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on track and make sure that you do your work. You may not feel the need to study everyday, but if you get behind it will be hard to catch up. Make friends within your major and create study groups. Get to know your professors by going to their office and introducing yourself. The more people you know the better.

    In three sentences

    UNCC is a challenging school; however, most of the professors are great and willing to help any of their students. Besides academics, UNCC has amazing views, from the flower garden to the view of the city. This school is growing and is expected to grow a lot more over the next couple of years.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Come to the campus, if you like it then stay!

    In three sentences

    It is a beautiful school. I love the people who are trying to help me get my degree. People are helpful and very informational.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Theres various things to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up. Study hard in high school. Know what you want to major in. Find something you love.

    In three sentences

    UNCC has the most amazing campus. There is so much diversity here and anybody would fall in love with it. I give the school two thumbs up!

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have blue lights all over campus and have the most blue lights compared to any UNC school. A blue light is a system where you push the button and a police office will speak to you over the intercom if you need an escort or see any suspicious activity. Policemen are always on patrol 24/7. And there are security guards in front of each resident hall. Safety is a major priority and being here I have always felt safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is the best at UNCC! Greek unity is a major priority and we all work together Greek members to help better our community. We have different sororities and fraternities and you will sure to find your home within any of these organizations! Go GREEK!

    What to do for fun

    Football is coming Fall 2013!! We have several activities on the weekends on campus such as exclusive field trips. We also have a movie theater on campus which is free for students. Also living in Charlotte there are 3 malls, Carowinds amusement park which is about a 30 minute drive. Several concerts come by such as Drake, Luke Bryan and more! We also have the Charlotte Motorspeedway for Nascar enthusiast. UNCC is in the center of things to do in Charlotte.

    Food and Dining

    Nothings better than home cooking but the cafeteria can be second best. It has a wide variety of foods. We also have a mini restaurant Bistro 49 on campus and you can use your meal plan their and it is fresh and delicious. There are also fast food options such as Wendys, Chick fil a, Subway, Starbucks and more!

    Dorm Life

    I feel if you dont live on campus for at least a semester you are missing out. It is the best way to get to know people especially if your coming in alone and your freshmen year. The people I know now are from my freshmen year and they are the best. Some residence halls are better than others so I would recommend filing out your application asap. While you live in a dorm, the Resident Advisor hold activies so students can get to know who you are living with and next to.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be difficult the transition from high school to college. Getting used to a less structured way of learning compared to high school can be a weird feeling but its the college experience. All classes vary difficulty just depending on the professor, major and course load.

    Tips for prospective students

    When choosing where to go, decide by where you feel is your home away from home. You will be here for a next few years and you want to go somewhere where you feel comfortable and be yourself. Meal plans and housing can be tricky but apply as soon as possible and everything will work out for the best. Base meal plans on how you eat now and living in the highrises is a great experience.

    In three sentences

    UNC Charlotte is one of the fastest growing universities in the UNC system. We have students with drive, passion and bleed green and white. Professors that help you throughout your college career and beyond.

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do around campus, there is always something going on, and 90% of the time, the enjoyment is FREE. I personally enjoy seeing the latest movies for free in our movie theater located on campus in the student union.

    Dorm Life

    There is a dorm style to fit everybody, from 4 bedroom apartments, 3 bedroom suites, or even personal condos! UNCC has whatever for whoever.

    Tips for prospective students

    For those interested, UNCC provides one with an atmosphere of excitement and festivity. All while encouraging students to get involved on campus and educating them on what is going on around campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte receives a 50 on a scale of 1 to 10. This University is all about it's students, from the teachers to the free events and food for students held campus wide. If one plans to become successful one day this school provides all the tools and resources in order to accomplish this, plus so much more.

  • 08/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have real police on campus. They are always around. I see them all the time. They are helpful and friendly. They also have late night transportation services to help keep students safe. You can also sign up for text alerts so you can be informed about what is going on around campus.

    Greek Life

    I have begun to explore the sororities on campus and they seem like a really good option. I am continuing to look into this.

    Clubs and Activities

    Endless!!!

    Great for these types of students

    ALL types of students!!! Great place if you like a warmer climate but not too hot!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is the inaugural season for football. This is going to be an amazing year. You would not believe the excitement on campus!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition and fees was one of the most reasonable I encountered while searching for schools. Not many hidden fees which my parents really appreciated!

    What to do for fun

    UNC Charlotte has their inaugural football season underway. The excitement is unbelievable! The atmosphere is such a great experience. There are too many clubs, sports, and activities to list. You can do anything and everything. I have not yet been able to explore all I would want to but here are a few things I have done so far. I have participated in outside barbecue get-togethers, been to the movies, game night, football rallies, sorority meet and greets, just to name a few!

    Food and Dining

    So many options to speak of! You can sit down, grab something on the go, or take something back to your room. You can buy everything with your dining card. You rarely need cash; only if you are going off campus. Food selections are really great! You have convenience stores on campus, Starbucks, Einstein Bagels, salads to go, just to name a few.

    Dorm Life

    There are separate dorms for freshman which has been great. It allows you to meet so many new people. The rooms are really large and only 8 girls share a bathroom!!!!!! Food has been great! You have so many dining options on campus. I have never seen so many choices where you can use your dining card. The dorms are clean and fairly quiet when you need them to be. Internet and cable are included as well as laundry!!! A real plus!

    Academic Rigor

    The course work is challenging but very interesting so far!! There are so many electives to choose from. If you are considering continuing on for your Master's they have great programs that connect your undergrad with graduate degrees. The majors, and minors are endless!!

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great place to consider if you are from the northern part of the country. The campus is beautiful, has so much for students on and off campus. The area itself is amazing!!! There is so much to offer. The class sizes are not to big, you can talk with professors, they know who you are!!! The weather is great here. The people are so friendly and there are students from all over the world that attend here!

    In three sentences

    This experience is better than I could have imagined. There is so much to do on campus and I have met so many great people. My instructors and advisors have also been great; they really get it!!

  • 09/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe, a couple of incident but nothing major.

    Greek Life

    I know its there, but I dont Care for it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural cant say enough. but other than that I never see much activities going on.

    Great for these types of students

    I have no idea which students would be great in this school, try it and find out.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    they do a zombie vs humans thing I dont know the details but I know they do that.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is clean, and basically new. I love it but hate the fact that no one does nothing in campus. not at all how i thought college life would be like, although i am already used to it since i have been in college for 4 years.

    What to do for fun

    Like I mentioned before I think Intramural sports are the best thing to do, but since we have a american football team now I guess that would be something to do with friends. tailgating and things that they do.

    Food and Dining

    I like the food options, seem good. they arent to expensive which I am surprised. Actually the fast food chains seem to be more expensive and the smaller unknown restaurants dont charge more than normal.

    Dorm Life

    I havent been or stayed in any so I dont know.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be hard if your not used to doing work on your own, I guess discipline is a must. but I find it to be very straighfoward if you put effort you will see it. There are the occasional hardass teachers but in general most of them seem to be fair, in my opinion.

    Tips for prospective students

    if your from out of town join some clubs and play in the intramural leagues to meet new people otherwise you meet very few people in class, unless your in a group which i find to be very seldom.

    In three sentences

    It seems alost lieka commuter college, I have gone to other community colleges and it seemed just like them not to many activities to do in campus, and everyone leaves after classes are done. It is working towards changing that status, they have started making changes so that they do not have this commuter college reputation. They have an awesome intramural program. no matter if you like tennis, american football, football, or basketball there sure is a program for you.

  • 09/12/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    LOVE!

    Academic Rigor

    It will be a challege, but a fun, and beneficial challenge!

    In three sentences

    UNC Charlotte was the complete definition of exellent. When I toured everyone was so open and welcoming. Cant wait to go in the spring!!

  • 09/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do at UNCC. If you are a student there, you can go to the gym, join clubs, watch sport games, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is very good. They make sure that everything they serve are nutritious and healthy.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter student, however, I believe that dorm life is awesome. You get to meet new friends and it is fun living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    UNCC requires you to be responsible for your own grades. They know that you are mature enough to earn high grades. Depending on your major, there are requirements on what type of grades you should earn.

    Tips for prospective students

    UNCC offers a variety of majors and organizations. Make sure to consider the school, and I know that you will love it there.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a great school. The campus is very nice. There are so much things to do at the campus.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    The campus is very beautiful. The staff is very nice and eager to help me with whatever I need. I'm very excited to begin school here in the Spring

  • 10/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Football, Basketball, Swimming, Water polo, Kickball, Dodgeball, Soccer, Baseball, Bowling...ETC

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be yourself, everything else will just fall into place.

    In three sentences

    Great atmosphere here at UNCC! The campus is beautiful and the students here are very outgoing and open.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always police around and safe ride for those who need help at night or any time of day.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a huge part of UNCC, they not only throw parties, but also do lots of volunteering.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are about 700 clubs on campus so there will definitely be something for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    Anything and everything. There is always something happening on campus even during the weekend.

    Food and Dining

    While there are a lot of options, I wish we had more variety in the dining hall. We have Wendy's, Bojangles, Subway, and pizza places that are great alternatives.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm and roommates. I know a lot of people that live in my dorm because we see each other in the hallways so often.

    Academic Rigor

    UNCC isn't given enough credit when it comes to academics. While I wouldn't say classes are impossible to get an A in, they are challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of this school and talk to current students. Although we don't have a lot of popular sports teams, the school spirit is awesome. Go niners!

    In three sentences

    I love the school spirit and atmosphere at this school. As a transfer I found it easy to make friends. The campus is big, but freshman 15 doesn't exist!

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I am scared of my own shadow and I feel safe on this campus! They have their own police department on campus! There is always campus police circling the campus at all times! The security guards are also everywhere!

    Greek Life

    Absolutely love it! Every one has such a close connection!

    What to do for fun

    GET INVOLVED! Join a sorority or a fraternity! They aren't at all what you would expect! If that's not your thing, get involved in something to relate to your major! There is always something going on :)

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options to choose from and they are all over campus! You are never far from food!

    Dorm Life

    The high rises may not be the best looking, but its college! They are a great experience and if you try it out and they are not your thing, there are several other on campus housing options!

    Tips for prospective students

    Really research your department of study and their success rate. It is best to get involved on something on campus. If you are a rising freshman, STAY IN THE DORMS! You meet so many new people and have such a fun experience!

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a wonderful school for those looking to major in anything other than sciences. At the University of North Carolina at Charlotte there is a fantastic campus life, and many things to get involved it. If I could, I would suggest people to at least take a tour of the beautiful campus and learn a little more about it!

  • 10/20/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out with people around campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the sat & act as many times as possible for the best results, and do a campus visit.

    In three sentences

    Very supportive school. Tons of resources. Family environment.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I like to run. The campus is connected to a green-way where you can run for miles.

    Food and Dining

    There are two dinning halls on campus. The cafeteria food is OK, but there is a Wendys and a Chickfila on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are pretty easy. Professors will hold your hand a good bit throughout the semester. Though some courses can be underestimated and later in the semester get harder all of the sudden.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with your homework. The first half of the semester everything seems really easy, then in the second half things get more challenging. If you are already behind it will be very difficult to catch up in the second half of the semester.

    In three sentences

    The Professors are very knowledgeable. The campus is a nice a peaceful place to study or do homework. It is all around a good learning atmosphere.

  • 11/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I haven't once heard of anything bad happening on campus even though I have only been here for a semester. Every time you go out you are bound to see a cop somewhere whether it be in a police car or walking around campus. The school has emergency poles located various places around campus as well.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who want to live in a warm climate and get an education in a nice environment. Charlotte is the busiest city in North Carolina and if a lot of people is too much for you this may not be the school for you. You could meet tons of new people by attending UNC Charlotte.

    What to do for fun

    Whatever you like to do for fun it will be available at campus. Whether it be sports, games, free movies, social gatherings etc. Anything that you could like to do for fun is possible at UNC Charlotte. Except going to the beach there isn't one nearby.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options to choose from in terms of eating. What ever you are in the mood for it will be somewhere on campus. If it isn't on campus there are many shopping centers nearby that will be sure to have whatever it is that your craving.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is challenging but not to the point where its overwhelming you. Once you get the hang of things your classes will go a lot smoother. Some classes are very easy well others are the exact opposite, it all depends on your class and your professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can live on campus, the parking here is horrible and the traffic coming to and from school is worse. Read before every class and you should be fine academically if you have made it this far.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school to attend where you get out what you put into it. There is a ton of stuff to do for whatever your interests are and there is always something going on at the campus. The professors here are also very helpful.

  • 11/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe whenever I am on campus. There are emergency buttons almost everywhere you turn. There is also a Safe Ride bus at night, in case you stay out late in the library.

    Greek Life

    There are also a lot of options to choose from if you decide to go greek. Most Greeks are friendly and help out when they can. People are dedicated to their greeks and you can easily tell.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and activities. You will have trouble deciding which ones you want to be a part of because there are so many. I love being a part of the organizations here.

    Great for these types of students

    It truly depends on whether you want to have a good experience. There is a lot of different kinds of people so it can be great for almost everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A tradition is to take a picture with Norm (statue) as a freshman and then take another when you graduate. This will show the change of how much one has grown.

    Bang for the buck

    The prices are to be expected, this is a college. It is pricey in some ways, such as the parking pass but reasonable in others. Putting a price on education is difficult at times.

    What to do for fun

    I joined organizations. I have made friends with most of the people and get along with them thus we hang out for fun. There is always something going on at UNCC, so if you are bored it is because you are not trying.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of food and dining options. The fast food is not as good as the real deal off of campus but good enough. The dining halls always try to provide a variety but it gets old quickly.

    Dorm Life

    For the most part, dorming is what I expected. I live in the highrises and share a small room with another girl and a bathroom with 11 others. It is not ideal but it is an experience that I am content with living in for my first year.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes I find appropriate and truly academically challenging but still educational. I have a few classes that are a joke, I can study the night before and I'm passing with an A. There are always good and bad teachers everywhere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus before-hand, make sure this is where you want to be. Look in the programs they have. Ask a lot of questions.

    In three sentences

    I honestly have loved my first semester at UNCC. I love the campus and people I have met. I look forward to spending another 7 semesters here!

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Every day there is something going on. From a party in the union to a step show in the quad.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. There is a dining hall near every dorm on campus. There are even restaurants all around for people to enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    There are many things to do in the dorms. There are numerous places to live. Each dorm has special occasions held only in that dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Every year, this schools academic requirements rise due to the incoming freshmen.

    In three sentences

    This school is awesome! There are many things to do on and off campus. In the queen city, the possibilities are endless.

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    The people in the Architecture program are very friendly and were happy to answer all my questions at the open house and interview day!

  • 03/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency light posts all around campus and i see the police atleast once a day, so they are available too! Also, there's an emergency card with numbers on it for people to call of they need help. Also, emails are sent out if there's any danger or weather alerts.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs to join. I mainly joined the religious groups but there are clubs for everyone; it's crazy.

    Bang for the buck

    I find UNCC to be affordable; however, all colleges are expensive and affect each student differently when it comes to financial things.

    What to do for fun

    UNCC always has many activities going on throughout the school year. Also, one can join one of the many student organizations; anyone can find something or they can create their own group. Also, one can join a fraternity or sorority. There are many volunteer opportunites and one can apply for a job as well. UNCC is not too far from downtown Charlotte, as well.

    Food and Dining

    I love the food options that are offered at UNCC. I love chick fil a and because there is one on campus, i visit quite a lot. The food options are much different then high school and the food quality is great. I find that there are food options for just about anyone.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter because i live close to campus but i've heard dorm life is fun. My friends who live on campus say they have made a lot of friends that live in their dorm. They say that they enjoy the closeness of everything because they live on campus. Also, there are many options to housing and off campus living. UNCC is actually building new off campus housing to be ready for the 2014-2015 school year.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor depends on what degree one is pursuing and the professor that one gets. General education might sound easy, but some classes are challenging. For example, i took a film class and that was a tough class for me because of my professor. Classes are difficult if one does not try or seek help if it is needed and there are many options for tutoring and assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    I thought of UNCC as a backup decision; however, after being here for a semester and a half, i love it here so much. UNCC might not be as popular as chapel or ncsu but it's a wonderful school to attend and will give you the education that you need. I'd suggest to not be discouraged by UNCC but rather be excited that one got in because i heard the competition to get in is getting a lot harder.

    In three sentences

    The school is a beautiful campus to explore and attend. The professors are nice and the classes are challenging but worth the hard work. Also, UNCC is not too big and one can learn how to get around campus very quickly.

  • 03/08/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Dorm Life

    I haven't actually seen the dorms yet but I've heard they're nice. When I go on a college tour there this summer I'll write a new review.

    Academic Rigor

    It's fairly rigorous but not overwhelmingly so.

    In three sentences

    I've been studying this school for some time now and I think it'll be a good fit for me. The campus looks beautiful from what I've seen. They also have a nice medical program.

  • 03/26/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    everyone...you will find your ingroup

    In three sentences

    It is in diverse environment with perfect outside environment .Thecampus is very big and beautiful and just outside the campus is every shopping center you'll ever need and numerous things to do

  • 04/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency polls spread every few feet across the campus, and at the night the campus is well lit. The police here are all very friendly and are willing to help you in any way that they can, even if it doesn't relate directly to their job. To take it a step further, they offer free defense courses.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have around three hundred clubs. There is everything ranging from sport clubs to music clubs to art clubs. If you can't find a club that you like, creating your own isn't hard, just find people with that same interest, get a sponsor, and that is basically it!

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for any type! It doesn't matter what kind of person you are, there is something here for every person despite their race, ethnicity, religion, or background.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are connected to the University of Charlotte on various types of social media it will open several doors for opportunities to do things that are free. Included in your tuition you have access to free counseling, tutoring, and recreational services. Also, if you have a love for sports you can participate in intramural sports and get paid for playing them!

    What to do for fun

    The Campus Activities Board is always offering some form of creative activity, ranging from t-shirt making to sign making. Concerts are also offered periodically, sometimes well-known artists will show, and other times less popular bands will appear. There is a wide variety of things to do, you have to try really hard to be bored.

    Food and Dining

    I eat in Crown Commons, here the food can be a hit or miss. I feel that they try to be too exotic and fancy, it just doesn't really appeal to the student population. Many of the on campus restaurants do not have friendly workers, many of them come off as rude and uninviting.

    Dorm Life

    I am unsure of how things are in the actual dorms, I stayed in a suite. I really liked like this type of on campus living, the rooms were much bigger than the dorms and much nicer. Also, in my residence hall there were several activities they would hold exclusively for us.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are fairly fast paced, and challenging. Fortunately, free tutoring sessions are offered, and there are also extra study sessions for certain classes. The teachers that I have had so far in my college experience have been wonderful; they are always open to help you in any way they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip I can give for prospective students is to bring your walking shoes! The campus is very hilly, and you will be doing a lot of walking. I am a very fast walker, and it usually takes about 15 minutes for me to walk to class.

    In three sentences

    University of North Carolina at Charlotte has an absolutely amazing campus, I honestly would not change schools for anything. On this campus, there is always something to do, and best of all, a lot of it is free! If social events aren't your thing there is an amazing gym, a greenway, and beautiful sceneries.

  • 04/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Scholarships help! On campus housing is so expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Clubbing, school clubs, sports, walk in the parks, and parties!

    Food and Dining

    Food is good and reasonably priced. Not enough DB though.

    Dorm Life

    It all depends if you are willing to meet new people. IT IS NOT LIKE THE MOVIES,lol.

    Academic Rigor

    Class work is not hard but when you get work all at once it can be stressful;.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is key. Plan your actions and leave room for change.

    In three sentences

    This school is great for academics, Campus is usually dead on the weekends but you will meet people.

  • 05/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    In my opinion UNCC is a great school that i would suggest to anyone to go to. It offers great teaching programs, and has amazing people here, in which it truly makes you feel like your apart of the community. The sports games never gets old, and the activity groups you can join here are endless. For anyone that wants to learn, make new friends, eat great food, and participate in school activities then this is the place for you.

    What to do for fun

    They are all kinds of activities you can do around campus. There are numerous clubs you can join, and intramural activities you can play on as a team. Also the student union has a movie theater which if your a student you can get into for free. UNCC is now newly home to the Charlotte 49ers football team which just kicked off its first inaugural game Fall 2013. The basketball and soccer games are really cool to go to as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options here for eating at UNCC. The student union is probably the best place to go, because it offers Crown Commons (buffet style), Wendys, Mama Leons, and a Bistro. When i was a freshman i would probably say i ate at crown commons the most, because you pay with your meal swipes, and you get to eat however much you want. Plus they have breakfast, lunch, and dinner in which the food is never the same thing everyday. The Bistro is a more fancy type of eat in place which has really good food as well, and you can also use your meal swipes there too. The other places of interest that UNCC has to offer is a Chik Fila, Bojangles, Subway, Salsaritas, and Grill Nation. Students have the option to use meal plans or declining balance. The fast food places only use declining balance, and places like Crown commons and Bistro can use both.

    Dorm Life

    One of the best features about this campus is dorm life. UNCC offers a variety of different housing to accommodate your stay. For incoming freshman i would suggest either a high-rise dorm or lynch hall. The high-rises are probably one of the best places the campus has to offer where you can meet new people. Each room will have you and another roommate, each given your own bed, closet, and desk. Each floor has four public bathrooms with multiple showers and toilets, so you will never have a concern for privacy. The high-rise also will accommodate a new dining hall in Fall 2014 which by the looks of it it looks phenomenal. Another good housing option for freshman is Lynch hall. Each dorm has four occupants given there own separate room. However all of the four occupants must share a bathroom and shower. This is an ideal spot if you like to have a bit more privacy. This building is located right next to the student union and is close to all the academic buildings, so it is not a hassle to walk to class everyday. Lynch also is a great place to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here at UNCC are extraordinary. The professors here are very nice and understanding, and will generally be happy to help you on anything you have trouble with. Each professor has a strong desire in teaching to their students the knowledge they have gained over their lifetime. Not only will you look up to these teachers for advice, but once you get to know them they also will become like a friend to you. The professors here really know what they are talking about and i have never once questioned there teaching regarding if it was wrong or right. The grading system at this school is genuinely fair to students and the amount of work given is acceptable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students who are considering on applying to UNCC should first get know what the campus is all about. UNCC offers SOAR programs which gives you a in depth tour of campus life and all the facilities it has to offer.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a very diverse and well rounded school that greets its students with open arms. The faculty and students here are easy to communicate to, and will have an open mind to your questions and answers. I am glad to call myself a forty-niner because we represent our school as one community.

  • 05/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are many officers on duty as well as emergency intercoms throughout the campus

    Greek Life

    there are many fraternities and sororities NPHC and NAIC

    Clubs and Activities

    their are many fun clubs that run around campus. I am in 3. you can also make your own club

    Great for these types of students

    good for transfer students, business students, and engineers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Norm our mascot tends to be on campus to promote games and sport events

    Bang for the buck

    On the cheaper side but defiantly worth it.

    What to do for fun

    the student activity center is open for active students that work out, run, or play basketball.

    Food and Dining

    The food places are various and located in good places.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a good way to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is not hard if you have a group.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the tutoring opportunities and keep in touch with advisors and professors.

    In three sentences

    UNCC is a beautiful school. The town is open for opportunity. The student body is very diverse.

  • 05/31/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    UNCC is always thriving with students that are looking to have a good time so there's fun around every corner. Just make sure you're with the right people and I'm positive you'll find fun.

    Food and Dining

    I usually go home and eat but the food on campus is pretty good also. I definitely eat there if I'm not at home :)

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty nice. You definitely have the chance to meet fun and new interesting people that go to school on campus just like you.

    Academic Rigor

    If you learn time management and always have your work cut out for you, you should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say to just come to campus open hearted and you'll always meet new people and make friends. UNCC is so diverse that there's no way you wont learn something new everyday.

    In three sentences

    UNCC is a very beautiful campus. The campus is also vast. The staff and faculty at UNCC are friendly and helpful.

  • 07/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus is fairly safe, they offer lots of safety options such as SafeRide to get back to your dorm from late night studying at Atkins, and the emergency polls everywhere. Just be careful in the parking decks, that is where most of the crime occurs.

    Greek Life

    They have many sororities and frats available. Though not every single one in existence is offered, if interested in greek life you will find one best for you!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities on campus for all kinds of interests. They have Venture for the outdoorsy people, Zombies vs. Humans club, minority clubs and many more. Joining clubs is the best way to get involved and meet new people.

    Great for these types of students

    UNCC is known for their engineering and business departments, so they offer lots of opportunities for those majors!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Week of Welcome has a lot of events going on for the whole first week of school. Holi Moli is also a fun event in the spring semester that a lot of people go to! Engineers stay in EPIC building, which kind of has a light show on the top of the building that can be seen from main campus!

    Bang for the buck

    I'm sorry, but UNCC can be pretty expensive sometimes, especially for out-of-state students. Outtakes is kind of expensive, but it does have necessities for on-campus living.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the block parties and the CAB events, they are really fun! Also don't forget to show your school spirit and go to the football and basketball games! They have lots of give-aways as well.

    Food and Dining

    Crown (the main cafe) can be really good some days, and slacking on others. It has a good variety of food though, including home-cooked meals and international meals. There is a restaurant-style eatery called Bistro 49 that has steak and fancy foods. UNCC also has commercialized restaurants such as Chic-fil-a, Wendy's and Salsaritas, which are pretty good. They just built a new dining hall in South Village, and its supposed to have a Denny's-styled restaurant open 24/7. I heard that's supposed to be good!

    Dorm Life

    UNCC has some really great dorms! They are all fairly new, except for a few dorms. A plus is that a lot of the dorms are suite-style or apartment-style (except for the highrises and a few other dorms), so no community bathrooms! However if you want the full community-bathroom-and-share-a-room-with-a-roommate experience, they offer that as well. Freshmen have the option of joining living communities or learning communities to stay in suite-style dorms and live with others sharing similar majors/interests.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor depends on the class you are taking. An easy class can have a lot of work, and a hard class can have barely any work at all. Each class has its challenges.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get acquainted with a campus map: knowing where you are and how to get there makes your life a whole lot easier Get involved: the best way to get to know other people is to become active on campus. For first semester freshmen, they get you involved in things, but you have to make an effort to stay involved. Try to find a balance: in college it is hard to balance sleep, study, and social life, but once you do your college experience will be epic!

    In three sentences

    UNCC is modern, innovative, and growing! It has a lot to offer for many students in many majors, and is growing in attendance and opportunities every year. Even with its large campus size, you still get to know many other students and faculty!