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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, also called UNC Charlotte, is a public, coeducational, research intensive university located in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. The university was founded in 1946. The main campus is located in University City (Charlotte). The campus is spread across an area of 100 acres. UNC Charlotte offers over 80 baccalaureate programs, more than 60 master degree programs, and over 15 doctoral (Ph. D. ) programs through the following academic divisions:

  • Belk College of Business
  • College of Art and Architecture
  • College of Computing and Informatics
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • The Graduate School
  • The Honors College
  • William States Lee College of Engineering
The sports teams of UNC Charlotte are nicknamed the 49ers. The university is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Profile of University of North Carolina At Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is located in a large city, in Charlotte, NC. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at UNC Charlotte top out at the Doctoral degree.

UNC Charlotte Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 470 to 560 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 590 or higher on the math SAT.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, UNC Charlotte tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 22, 388 students (18, 686 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Students sports include formal participation in Atlantic 10 Conference competitions.

UNC Charlotte Tuition and Affordability

Tuition is fairly low at the school.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"INSTITUTIONAL MISSION STATEMENT UNC Charlotte is the only Doctoral/Research University Intensive in the Charlotte region, fully engaged in the discovery, dissemination, synthesis, and application of knowledge. It provides for the educational, economic, social, and cultural advancement of the people of North Carolina through on- and off-campus programs, continuing personal and professional education opportunities, research, and collaborative relationships with private, public, and nonprofit institutions. UNC Charlotte has a special responsibility to build the intellectual capital of this area. As such it serves the research and doctoral education needs of the greater Charlotte metropolitan region. The primary commitment of UNC Charlotte is to extend educational opportunities and to ensure success for qualified students of diverse backgrounds through informed and effective teaching in the liberal arts and sciences and in selected professional programs offered through Colleges of Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Information Technology, and Health and Human Services, and through programs and services designed to support students' intellectual and personal development. The University offers an extensive array of baccalaureate and master's programs and a number of doctoral programs. With a broad institutional commitment to liberal education as the foundation for constructive citizenship, professional practice, and lifelong learning, UNC Charlotte is prepared to focus interdisciplinary resources to address seven broad areas of concern to the Charlotte region: 1) Liberal Education; 2) Business and Finance; 3) Urban and Regional Development; 4) Children, Families, and Schools; 5) Health Care and Health Policy; 6) International Understanding and Involvement; and 7) Applied Sciences and Technologies. "

UNC Charlotte Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management924business management, accounting, finance, marketing, managerial economics, international business, MIS, operations management
Education and Teaching595elementary school teaching, teacher education, educational administration, mental retardation education, curriculum and instruction, middle school teaching, school Counselling, math teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts555history, English, political science, sociology, geography, Spanish language, area and Cultural studies, anthropology, . . .
Engineering336mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering management, engineering
Therapy and Counselling263psychology, clinical psychology, organizational psychology, medical psychology
Media234communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering194computer science, information technology, computer engineering
Science193biology, chemistry, geology, physics, meteorology, optics, bioinformatics, physical science courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine151registered nursing, various nursing
Security and Law Enforcement148criminal justice and safety, fire services administration
Family and Social Work126social work, family studies, public administration, public policy analysis
Engineering Technician89electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech, civil engineering tech, engineering technician
Architecture and Planning69architecture
Mathematics49mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Art Studies37art studies, arts management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy37health and physical education, kinesiotherapy, athletic trainer
Fine Arts36fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts34dance, drama
Medical administration31health care administration, public health Education
Religion and Philosophy28religion, philosophy, ethics
Medicine7gerontology, public health
Music6music, music performance
Medical Support and Technology0respiratory care tech, clinical lab tech

Contact: UNC Charlotte

University of North Carolina At Charlotte

9201 University City Blvd

Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

General Phone: (704) 687-2000


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