The Charlotte region’s largest university, UNC Charlotte is accessible to students of all backgrounds and interests. The University’s location in one of the country’s most dynamic metropolitan areas puts students within reach of internship and volunteer opportunities, world-class dining and cultural experiences. UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing of the 16 universities in the UNC System.
UNC Charlotte is an urban research institution located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, 26,000 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.
Academics are the cornerstone of a UNC Charlotte education. Through programs that are responsive to the needs of the region and beyond, UNC Charlotte students gain the intellectual and professional skills that will prepare them for productive lives in a global, knowledge-based environment.
UNC Charlotte offers hundreds of academic choices to help you prepare for your future. With 90 bachelor’s degree programs, study abroad opportunities and service learning initiatives, undergraduate students thrive at UNC Charlotte. We also offer 80 graduate programs in a wide variety of fields and specialties ranging from architecture to biomedical engineering to social work.
The Charlotte 49ers athletics teams compete on the NCAA Division I level and are members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. 49ers athletics has a storied history and fields championship caliber teams in 14 sports. The Charlotte 49ers football team will take the field in 2013.
Atkins Library fosters intellectual discovery by offering an impressive collection of scholarly materials, including robust special collections and the most up-to-date scholarly journals, and services including interlibrary loan and the Writing Resources Center. Students and faculty are encouraged to ask the library’s knowledgeable staff of librarians for assistance with academic research.
There are many ways for students to get involved in campus life beyond the classroom, whether through one of the hundreds of UNC Charlotte student organizations, participating in intramurals or sport clubs, or by attending a cultural event or University-sponsored activity. Get involved and Stake Your Claim on Niner Nation.
Each student comes to the University with different financial needs. Our financial aid counselors help students and their families understand the many options available to finance a UNC Charlotte education.
You don’t have to trade comfort for the convenience of on-campus living. The list of housing options for freshmen and upper-classmen keeps growing, and so does the list of on-campus housing amenities. Find out whether living on campus is right for you.
UNC Charlotte police officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Officers are assigned to protect the campus in cars, on bicycles, and on foot. The Police and Public Safety team periodically offers self-defense and other safety courses to faculty, staff and students.
Whether you’re interested in a bachelor’s degree or a graduate program, the best way to “try on” UNC Charlotte is to come for a visit. We have several visitation options that give you a close-up look at academic programs, campus, student life, residence halls and research opportunities.