Get real. Get serious. Get in. 


Niners by the numbers

North Carolina’s Urban Research University

Founded in 1946

Campus size: 1,000 acres

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Situated 9 miles north of Uptown Charlotte

Ranked in the Top 10 Best Value Colleges in North Carolina

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

29,000+ students

47 states and 85 countries represented in the student body

139 undergraduate majors and programs

140+ master’s and doctoral programs

35 average class size

19:1 student-faculty ratio

22 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

6,000+ students living on campus

Visit opportunities: Daily campus tours and 4 open house events

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At UNC Charlotte, discover what motivates you on our modern 1,000-acre campus, just nine miles north of Uptown Charlotte. Think 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 starting 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 real-world, immersive 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 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. 

By her junior year, Michelle Pozos, an aspiring civil engineer, was getting hands-on experience in the Environmental and Structural Materials Lab testing load-bearing structures of concrete beams. By using these labs, she has an advantage above others by graduating with this experience.

Using what she learned in her classes, Paula Ilonze, a Communications major, connected with GMR Marketing and landed an internship as an HBO Campus Agent, setting up and marketing pre-premiere screenings of upcoming shows like Game of Thrones. She was also instrumental in helping launch HBO Go on campus. 

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 engineer 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 and in the region. Lowes, Bank of America, Duke Energy, Westinghouse, Belk, Hendrick Motorsports, and many more companies are in the University’s backyard, giving 49ers 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. And along the way, you’ll make new friends, discover your passion, and stake your claim to a promising future.