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University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Rating: 3.9/5 (9 votes)

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History

Charlotte, North Carolina desired a public university for many years but was unable to sustain one. Students had to travel over 90 miles to find the nearest state supported university. The city submitted a bid but lost to local farmers who were willing to donate land for the campus now known as North Carolina State University.

The University of North Carolina first opened its doors in September of 1946. The enrollment was 278 students, and the school served returning soldiers from World War II. The GI Bill made it possible for the school to flourish, but in 1949, the university closed its doors. Classes were then held at Central High School after being taken over by a city school district and renamed Charlotte College. The enrollment at the two-year institution increased to 492, and school leaders began searching for a permanent site for the school.

Charlotte College joined the North Carolina Community College System and moved to its current location in 1961. In 1963, it became a 4-year institution and in 1964 the college became known as the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The university has since grown to 4 campuses: Charlotte Research Institution Campus, University Center (Main Campus), Uptown Charlotte Campus, and South Charlotte Campus (Ballantyne). The Main campus is self-contained and located in a wooded area with many synthetic lakes. The campus is constantly being upgraded, and many new building are being built. The Charlotte Research Institution Campus sits on 100-acres of land next to the main campus. This campus focuses on research and information technology. The Uptown Charlotte Campus focuses on evening and business courses, but in the future, the campus will house graduate level programs. The south Charlotte Campus houses the College of Computing and Informatics and a few graduate level courses.

Academics

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a public research university, sits on 1,000 acres of land in the state of North Carolina. One of its distinguishing characteristics is that the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies the university as a doctoral/research university.

The university currently offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in over 170 areas of study. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte also offers distance education for interested students. There are 15 certificate and degree programs available through distance education. The programs are available from 25 percent to 100 percent online. The university currently has 10 colleges that make up the degree programs. The colleges include College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Arts + Architecture, College of Education, College of Health and Human Services, William States Lee College of Engineering, College of Computing & Informatics, Belk College of Business, University College, Graduate School, and Honors College.

There are several departments at the university, including Department of Geography & Earth Sciences, Department of Reading & Elementary Education, Department of Sociology, and Department of Languages & Culture Studies. A few of the degrees that the University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers are accounting, illustration, systems engineering and engineering management , technical and professional writing, and Spanish.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

The admission process for freshman includes submitting an admission application, official transcript, and standardized scores (SAT or ACT). The deadline to submit an application is early June for the summer session and fall semester.

Each year more than 1,200 international students attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. International students must submit a Foreign Credential Evaluation of your degree certificate or academic transcripts. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or World Education Services must perform the evaluation. Students must also submit IELTS or TOEFL scores to ensure English language proficiency. Students educated for two years or more in the United States must also submit ACT and SAT scores. The application deadline is early May for the fall semester and early October for the spring semester.

Graduate students must submit an application, standardized test score, letters of recommendation, and official transcripts to receive admission into graduate school. The deadline to submit an application for priority admission is early May for the fall semester, early October for the spring semester, and early April for the summer sessions.

Financial Aid

Many students depend on financial aid to pay for an education. Students must complete the FAFSA form to determine eligibility. The FAFSA priority deadline is early April for students. Student aid programs consist of loans, grants, and part-time employment. Students that demonstrate financial need receive these forms of aid. The money that students received is disbursed according to the number of enrolled credit hours.

The university offers payment plans for those who need it. Students have 10 months to pay the full financial obligation for the full academic year. Payments begin at the start of the academic year. Another option is a 5-month payment plan in which students can fulfill the financial obligations for the semester. Students should expect a small processing fee, but no interest.

There are also hosts of different scholarship opportunities for students who qualify. Scholarships are offered through the university and specific departments. Specific forms of financial aid are also available for graduate students. These forms of aid include assistantships, health insurance grants, tuition waivers, and tuition grants. Students may also qualify for Veterans Education benefits if specific requirements are met. Students should consult the Veterans Service Office for information on the type of assistance available. Outside scholarships, grants, and other forms of aid are also available to students. Students should view the financial aid page of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte website for more details.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4255th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

A large number of student organizations are found on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A few of the many types of organizations include sports, Greek organizations, honor societies, religious, political, and interest groups.

Students who are interested in sororities and fraternities will enjoy the diverse Greek life on campus. The campus currently has 14 fraternities and 10 sororities in the campus community. Sororities include Chi Omega, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Seta Phi Beta, Gamma Phi Delta, and Zeta Tau Alpha. Fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Chi Phi, Iota Phi Theta, Lambda Chi Alpha, and Kappa Sigma.

Residential housing is important to University of North Carolina at Charlotte students, who have the choice of traditional housing, apartment style housing, Greek style housing, and suite style housing. Moore Hall, Sanford Hall, Scott Hall, and Holshouser Hall are the options that offer traditional residential hall living options. A few of the options for suite style living are Laurel Hall, Oak Hall, Spruce Hall, Cedar Hall, and C. F. Lunch Hall. Elm Hall, Maple Hall, Witherspoon Hall, and Hunt Hall offer apartment style living, and Greek Village offers Greek style living.

Many students have special interests that they enjoy doing in their free time. The university has a diverse number of interest groups, including A.C.E.S Hip Hop Dance Team, Earth Club, Linux Users Group, Japanese Animation and Mango Society, Horsepower Addicts, and Art of Light Photography Club.

The university has students from over 80 countries across the world. There are divers associations, organizations, and clubs for international students, including Arab Student Organization, Model United Nations, International Club, Indian-American Student Association, Nihon Club, and Caribbean Connection.

Those interested in politics may consider joining Feminist Union, College Republicans, Student Organization for Non-Partisan Political Action (N-PPA), and College Democrats. A few of the religious groups include Hindu Students Council, Mission 28, Voices of Eden Gospel Choir, Greater Faith Christian Fellowship, and Young Life.

Intramural sports and recreational clubs are very important as well. These clubs and groups give students a since of belonging on the campus and allow students to make lasting friendships. Students may travel to compete against students at other schools just as the varsity teams do. A few of the intramural sports and clubs include badminton, club swimming, Snowboarding Club, Fencing Club, Tennis Club, Women’s Volleyball Club, Triathlon Club, rugby, Kendo Club, and Men’s Soccer Club.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte participates in the Atlantic 10 Conference and the NCAA Division I. The 14 varsity teams are nicknamed the 49ers. The teams include baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, golf, men’s and women’s tennis, volleyball, men’s and women’s track and field, men’s and women’s soccer, and softball. The school will have its first football team in 2013.

The school currently has 6 athletic facilities that include Hayes Stadium, baseball; Halton Arena, men’s and women’s basketball; Rocky River Golf Club, golf; Transamerica Field, men’s and women’s soccer; Phillips Field, softball; and Belk Track, men’s and women’s track and field.

The teams have a total of 20 conference championships in men’s basketball (1969, 1970, 1977, 1988, 1992, 1995. 1999, 2001, and 2004), women’s basketball (1990, 2003, and 2006), golf (2006, 2007, and 2008), and baseball (1993, 1994, 1995, 2007, and 2008). A few of the other notable accomplishments include NCAA Men’s College Cup in 1996, men’s soccer; 2 time defending A-10 Tournament Champions, women’s soccer; and Atlantic 10 Tournament Finalist in 2007, men’s soccer.

Notable athletes who attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte include Cederic Maxwell, Boston Celtics; DeMarco Johnson, Boston Celtics; John Maine, New York Mets; Jason Stanford, Cleveland Indians; Chris Haney, Kansas City Royals; and John Busch, Minor League Soccer.

Bibliography

  • Litos, Michael. Cinderella: Inside the Rise of Mid-Major College Basketball. Naperville: Sourcebooks, Inc., 2008. Print.
  • Powell, William S. North Carolina Through Four Centuries. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1989. Print.
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 17 April 2011. Web. 17 April 2011.

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Ranks 11th in North Carolina and 505th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.00
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.01
Robbery 6 0.02
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 65 0.26
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 9 0.04
Arrest 30 0.12

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population3,265 (3,265 urban / N/A rural)
HouseholdsN/A (N/A people per house)
Median Household IncomeN/A
FamiliesN/A (N/A people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Doctoral/Research Universities
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
GraduateDoctoral, professional dominant
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3712

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 1209th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,522 $3,522 $16,051
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $2,585 $2,585 $2,585
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $250 $250 $772
FT Graduate Tuition $4,008 $4,008 $16,295
FT Graduate Required Fees $2,585 $2,585 $2,585
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $361 $361 $1,043
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $19,080 $19,080 $31,609
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,903 $18,903 $31,432
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,781 $9,781 $22,310

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $5,440 $5,873 $5,440 $5,873 $17,205 $18,402
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $9,100 $9,577
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,520 $2,024
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,300 $8,188
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,685 $3,239
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,875 $2,458

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$60
Graduate Application Fee$65
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 13,742 (6,383 male / 7,359 female)
Admitted 9,416 (4,403 male / 5,013 female)
Admission rate 69%
First-time Enrollment 3,541 (1,876 male / 1,665 female)
FT Enrollment 3,512 (1,863 male / 1,649 female)
PT Enrollment 29 (13 male / 16 female)
Total Enrollment26,571

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Division I-AA Independents
NCAA Basketball Conference Conference USA
NCAA Baseball Conference Conference USA
NCAA Track & Field Conference Conference USA

ACT Test Admission

717th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 20%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 24
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 26
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 25

SAT Test Admission

596th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 86%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 480 / 560
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 500 / 600
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 980 / 1160

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity5,877
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$4,770
Board Fee$4,070

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 374 817 298 265 28 3,639 228 5,711
Accounting 21 37 12 22 166 11 275
African-American/Black Studies 14 1 15
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 2 1 4 7
Anthropology 2 1 1 24 2 30
Architecture 4 3 7 3 2 66 1 86
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1 1 9 11
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General 7 7 2 36 3 57
Athletic Training/Trainer 1 1 9 11
Bioinformatics 1 4 6
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 4 16 15 18 1 72 5 131
Business Administration and Management, General 74 23 9 11 3 160 11 292
Business/Managerial Economics 10 4 6 1 38 5 66
Chemistry, General 7 6 7 27 1 49
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 2 1 9 1 13
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 1 2 3 1 34 1 43
Civil Engineering, General 11 6 10 2 81 4 114
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical Psychology 3 3
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 1 4 1 29 1 37
Computer Engineering, General 5 4 1 3 11 25
Computer Science 55 23 8 18 119 3 228
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 1 3 2 23 1 30
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 2 50 23 10 1 168 12 266
Curriculum and Instruction 2 2
Dance, General 2 1 9 2 14
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 1 7 8
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 13 3 17
Economics, General 2 2 2 1 10 17
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented 3 3
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 8 1 32 41
Educational/Instructional Technology 2 7 1 10
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 23 4 4 7 1 33 3 75
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 2 1 1 2 15 1 22
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 15 5 2 135 2 162
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other 2 5 1 1 26 1 36
Engineering, General 1 1
Engineering/Industrial Management 1 1 5 7
English Language and Literature, General 1 26 4 6 1 111 6 155
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 4 4
Ethics 2 2
Finance, General 23 36 11 30 2 119 10 236
Financial Mathematics 24 3 2 11 40
Fine/Studio Arts, General 1 5 2 5 35 3 51
Fire Protection, Other 2 2
Fire Services Administration 20 20
French Language and Literature 1 1 1 3
Geography 3 3 40 2 50
Geology/Earth Science, General 1 2 40 1 44
German Language and Literature 1 10 2 13
Gerontology 1 2 3
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 1 7 9 51 5 73
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 1 4 1 16 22
History, General 14 4 1 2 95 6 125
Human Development and Family Studies, General 4 3 7
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 1 1
Information Technology 21 4 1 1 9 39
International Business/Trade/Commerce 3 5 7 4 11 6 36
International/Global Studies 3 7 7 3 1 25 5 51
Japanese Language and Literature 4 2 3 7 17
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 4 5 25 1 36
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 2 2 13 1 18
Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist 6 6
Language Interpretation and Translation 1 1
Latin American Studies 1 1 4 4 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 2 3
Management Information Systems, General 4 4 2 2 21 33
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 2 11 6 9 78 5 113
Mathematics Teacher Education 1 4 5
Mathematics and Statistics, Other 3 2 7 2 14
Mathematics, General 6 3 2 9 49 5 74
Mechanical Engineering 17 6 5 4 3 102 8 147
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 1 4 1 1 28 6 41
Medical Informatics
Meteorology 1 1 11 1 14
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2 1 3
Music Performance, General 2 2
Music Teacher Education 2 1 3 3 9
Music, General 1 1 1 1 3 7
Operations Management and Supervision 6 3 1 15 1 26
Optics/Optical Sciences 4 2 6
Philosophy 2 1 8 2 13
Physics, General 1 2 1 23 4 31
Political Science and Government, General 3 30 7 7 67 4 120
Psychology, General 3 72 12 15 1 177 13 299
Public Administration 1 3 1 18 1 24
Public Health Education and Promotion 3 12 3 4 25 49
Reading Teacher Education 7 7
Real Estate
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 1 9 1 58 2 71
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 31 5 9 140 6 193
Religion/Religious Studies 5 1 1 19 2 29
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 2 1 20 1 24
Social Work 1 24 8 4 72 110
Sociology 1 61 7 4 1 88 10 174
Spanish Language and Literature 1 4 9 1 22 4 42
Special Education and Teaching, General 1 1 2 23 1 28
Special Education and Teaching, Other 2 11 13
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 3 54 10 6 1 162 16 257
Systems Engineering 2 1 3 10 2 18
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 5 85 20 7 293 4 416
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 1 14 15
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 1 1 4 6

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 871st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $77,216 ($86,221 male / $66,204 female)
Number of FT Faculty 1,016 (553 male / 463 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,432
FT Faculty Ratio 0.7 : 1
Total Benefits $31,059,922

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