University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, founded in 1946, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through seven colleges including: the College of Arts and Architecture, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Belk College of Business, College of Computing & Informatics, College of Education, William States Lee College of Engineering, and the College of Health & Human Services. Its modern 1,000-acre campus is located eight miles north of uptown Charlotte.

School Profiles: Undergrad

Get real. Get serious. Get in. 

AT A GLANCE

Niners by the Numbers

>> North Carolina’s urban research university

>> Founded in 1946

>> Campus size: 1,000 acres

>> Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

>> Situated nine miles north of Uptown Charlotte

>> Ranked in the top 10 “best value” colleges in North Carolina

>> 7 Colleges: Arts + Architecture, Business, Computing & Informatics, Education, Engineering, Health & Human Services, and Liberal Arts & Sciences

>> 29,700+ students

>> 43 states and 85 countries represented in the student body

>> 139 undergraduate majors and programs

>> 140+ master’s and doctoral programs

>> 35 students in average class size

>> 19:1 student-faculty ratio

>> Honors programs

>> 90% of undergraduates participating in experiential learning opportunities such as research, internships, and co-ops

>> 18 Division I sports, Conference USA

>> 400+ student organizations

>> 75% of students receiving financial aid awards

>> 5,650 students living on campus

>> Visit opportunities: Daily campus tours and four open house events

Discover more at admissions.uncc.edu.

At UNC Charlotte, discover what motivates you on our modern 1,000-acre campus, just nine miles north of Uptown Charlotte. Think an iconic skyline, diverse cultural experiences, and professional sports venues. However, you’ll be amazed at the welcoming, small-town vibe. An incredibly approachable group of professors awaits to help you succeed in your academic journey.

This is Niner Nation, and you belong here. 

Creating your story
UNC Charlotte has a robust array of academic programs, including 139 undergraduate majors and 140 master’s and doctoral programs. Each offer you the necessary tools to be competitive in the real world upon graduation and start your future career. Get involved in over 400 student organizations on campus. Join a learning community to live and learn with other students in your major. Study, bond, grow, and excel together.

Get real experience
Students in every academic field are challenged to apply their studies through immersive, real-world experiences in and beyond the classroom through research, internships, and community programs.

Being a Niner means getting hands-on learning to create results in real-world problems and research. Work alongside faculty members like Dr. Pinku Mukherjee, a distinguished cancer researcher who designed innovative approaches to the early detection of deadly forms of human cancer using modern genomic analysis. 

Working with Dr. Adam Reitzel in the Department of Biological Sciences, Kendra Shaw, a Biology major, researched the evolution and ecology of coastal invertebrates by studying the behavioral reaction of sea anemones to changes in environmental stimuli such as UV radiation, temperature, and lighting.

Using what he learned in his classes, Connor Smythe, a Mechanical Engineering Technology major, connected with Husqvarna HQ and landed an internship as a Supplier Quality Engineer Intern, watching and learning how robots delivered finished products to the warehouse. He also took part in improving quality assurance measures throughout the shipping process.

Get serious about preparing for your career
The University Career Center guides students to brand themselves by creating a professional image—not only as a person but with a résumé, social media accounts, portfolios, and attire. The Career Center provides mock interviews for students and elevator pitch writing so you can land a job right here in the Queen City!

Applying what they learned as students, Chris Matthews and Justin Sonnett proposed a system that turns wave energy into fresh, clean water as their senior Engineering design product. Today, they work full-time turning their project into a business and raising money to bring their wave-powered desalinator to the market.

Get in among Charlotte
With our connection to the Charlotte metro area, one of the largest financial centers in North America, our students have access to 300+ Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies in the region. Lowes, Bank of America, Duke Energy, Westinghouse, Belk, Hendrick Motorsports, and many more companies are in the University’s backyard, giving Niners countless internship opportunities.  

The value of your education
It goes deeper than what you want to do in life, and it’s more than what you learn in class. It’s getting out on your own and figuring things out for yourself. It’s immersing yourself in the campus community and engaging as an active partner in the educational experience. Along the way, you’ll make new friends, discover your passion, and stake your claim to a promising future.