University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, NC, USA
3.88 Average Rating

Originally opened as a night school in Charlotte Central High School, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has grown to become a 4-year public research institution and campus of the UNC system. UNC Charlotte is home to seven colleges conferring undergraduate degrees. To provide a break from the classroom, the UNC Charlotte campus hosts 10 acres of outdoor gardens as well as a tropical plant courtyard. Additionally, the university houses the Motorsports and Automotive Research Center, which offers assistance to local race car teams.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
70%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
6%
66%
Submitting ACT
65%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
29,710
Total Number of Undergrads
24,387
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
26%
20-39 Students
39%
40-99 Students
26%
100+ Students
7%
0
100
32%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
59%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,987
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,096
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$20,530
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,985
Books and Supplies
$1250

Aid & Grants

0
100
45%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
53%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,737
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
53%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,822
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,329

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
58%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,025
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$239
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
53%
47%
Student Organizations
665
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
25%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
49ers
School Colors
Green/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Conference USA

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Charlotte
Raleigh
Greensboro
Atlanta
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
71%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$44,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.88 Average Rating
UNC Charlotte is a great school with a gorgeous campus. It isn't the most popular NC public school but it has a lot of strong majors. I did not think I would like it at all when I first got here but I love it now and I always find myself missing Charlotte when I am at home.
Heather from Sanford, NC
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.
Katherine from Winston-Salem, NC
So fun and vibrant! There is always so much to do. The atmosphere of the university makes you feel at home!
Lauren from Crown Point, IN
UNCC is a great campus filled with a diverse population of cultures from around America and world. It is a medium size, with the full college experience, but not so big as to overwhelm an incoming student. UNCC is a young school that is growing fast, inviting the all to receive a quality education without breaking the bank.
Joshua from Harrisburg, NC
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.
Dontre from Charlotte, NC

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