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University of North Carolina at Charlotte Overview

Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is University of North Carolina at Charlotte Known For?

5,974 Undergraduate Awards
$30,824 Avg Cost After Aid
66% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at UNC Charlotte is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 71% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UNC Charlotte makes roughly $44,000 a year. This is 8% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UNC Charlotte has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#65 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#102 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#116 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UNC Charlotte.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Other Physical Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Other Physical Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value General Architecture Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Value Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Value Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Best Value General English Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Value English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UNC Charlotte has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Value Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies College Factual
#29 Best Value Colleges for History College Factual
#36 Best History Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#41 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#49 Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#70 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual

Where Is University of North Carolina at Charlotte?

Location of University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Contact details for UNC Charlotte are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Phone: 704-687-2000
Website: https://www.uncc.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UNCCharlotte
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UNCCharlotte

How Do I Get Into UNC Charlotte?

You can apply to UNC Charlotte online at: https://admissions.uncc.edu/admissions/apply-now

Admission Requirements for UNC Charlotte

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNC Charlotte?

66% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
62% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 66%, UNC Charlotte does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 68%, and the acceptance rate for women is 64%.

Average Test Scores

About 62% of students accepted to UNC Charlotte submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 630. Math scores were between 550 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of North Carolina at Charlotte  ( 560 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of North Carolina at Charlotte  ( 550 to 640 )
200
800
UNC Charlotte received ACT scores from 70% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 25. Math scores were between 21 and 26. Composite scores were between 22 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of North Carolina at Charlotte  ( 20 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of North Carolina at Charlotte  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of North Carolina at Charlotte  ( 22 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of North Carolina at Charlotte?

$30,824 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
6.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNC Charlotte is $30,824. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UNC Charlotte, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $7,025 a year. That adds up to $28,100 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNC Charlotte is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Undergraduate Student Diversity

20,877 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 24,070 undergraduate students at UNC Charlotte, with 20,877 being full-time and 3,193 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UNC Charlotte

There are also 5,545 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 20,877 full-time undergraduates at UNC Charlotte, 53% are male and 47% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UNC Charlotte

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of North Carolina at Charlotte students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,727
Black or African American 3,203
Hispanic or Latino 2,256
White 11,730
International Students 514
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,447

Geographic Diversity

North Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 102 countries are represented at UNC Charlotte. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

1,414 Took All Classes Online
8,108 Took At Least One Class Online
2.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 12 master’s degree programs available online at UNC Charlotte. In 2017-2018, 8,108 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNC Charlotte has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 17th most popular in North Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UNC Charlotte

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of North Carolina at Charlotte was 2.1%. This is the #1,890 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNC Charlotte regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UNC Charlotte majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 13%
Curriculum & Instruction 19%
Education 1%
Engineering Technologies 25%
Engineering Technology (Other) 41%
Health Professions 15%
Instructional Media Design 15%
Social Work 5%
Special Education 8%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UNC Charlotte ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UNC Charlotte.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Electronics Engineering Technology #21
Engineering-Related Fields #44
Teaching English or French #48
Allied Health Professions #86
Instructional Media Design #110
Engineering Technologies #146
Special Education #172
Teacher Education Subject Specific #176
Teacher Education Grade Specific #249
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #411
Nursing #417

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Science 463 0 173 0 636
Communication & Media Studies 427 0 16 0 443
Teacher Education Grade Specific 172 156 98 0 426
General Psychology 377 0 11 0 388
Finance & Financial Management 386 0 0 0 386
Business Administration & Management 250 0 114 5 369
Nursing 218 0 102 10 330
Mechanical Engineering 211 0 40 12 263
General Biology 227 0 9 8 244
Accounting 171 0 71 0 242
Marketing 213 0 0 0 213
Criminal Justice & Corrections 201 0 8 0 209
Computer Information Systems 93 0 91 20 204
Political Science & Government 192 0 0 0 192
Health & Physical Education 189 0 0 0 189
Sociology 165 0 7 0 172
General English Literature 145 3 16 0 164
Social Work 58 0 89 0 147
Electrical Engineering 59 0 64 20 143
History 125 0 17 0 142
Civil Engineering 101 0 23 0 124
Allied Health Professions 108 0 4 0 112
Mathematics 96 0 16 0 112
Health & Medical Administrative Services 87 0 20 0 107
Engineering Technology (Other) 58 0 33 0 91
Mechanical Engineering Technology 85 0 0 0 85
Student Counseling 0 0 74 5 79
Public Health 43 0 29 7 79
Romance Languages 74 0 4 0 78
Geological & Earth Sciences 69 0 9 0 78
Applied Mathematics 0 0 64 13 77
Fine & Studio Arts 76 0 0 0 76
International Studies 61 0 0 0 61
General Architecture 57 0 2 0 59
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 3 0 54 0 57
Economics 34 0 21 0 55
Business/Managerial Economics 52 0 0 0 52
Special Education 38 0 8 6 52
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 46 0 46
Instructional Media Design 0 30 16 0 46
Physics 25 0 13 8 46
Other Statistics 45 0 0 0 45
Educational Administration 0 0 28 16 44
Systems Engineering 44 0 0 0 44
Geography & Cartography 34 0 8 2 44
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 27 15 42
Germanic Languages 42 0 0 0 42
Chemistry 36 0 4 0 40
Computer Engineering 38 0 0 0 38
Ethnic Studies 38 0 0 0 38
International Business 37 0 0 0 37
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 36 0 36
Drama & Theater Arts 36 0 0 0 36
Anthropology 27 0 8 0 35
Philosophy 23 0 8 0 31
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 27 0 27
Civil Engineering Technology 26 0 0 0 26
East Asian Languages 26 0 0 0 26
Religious Studies 25 0 1 0 26
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 20 5 25
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 16 8 24
Dance 22 0 0 0 22
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 20 0 20
Public Administration 0 2 18 0 20
Music 20 0 0 0 20
Area Studies 6 0 12 0 18
Electronics Engineering Technology 17 0 0 0 17
Real Estate 0 0 16 0 16
Information Technology 0 0 16 0 16
Teacher Education Subject Specific 5 1 10 0 16
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 14 0 14
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 14 0 14
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 14 0 0 0 14
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 10 10
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 8 0 8
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 6 0 6
Teaching English or French 0 0 5 0 5
General Engineering 0 0 5 0 5
Other Physical Science 0 0 0 5 5
Management Information Systems 4 0 0 0 4
Gerontology 0 0 3 0 3
Public Policy 0 0 0 2 2
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 5,974 192 1,692 177 8,035

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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