University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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School Overview

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, also known as UNC Charlotte, is a research university in Charlotte, North Carolina. The institution is divided into nine colleges which offer a variety of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs. The university also offers several certificate and degree programs which can be competed partially or fully online.

Categorized by the Carnegie Foundation as a doctoral research university, UNC Charlotte has been nationally recognized for its excellence as a research university by USNWR and Forbes, and for its beneficial contributions to the public by Washington Monthly. UNC Charlotte has three campuses, and its main campus in University City spans over 1,000 acres of wooded land.

UNC Charlotte, known simply as Charlotte when it comes to athletics, competes in Division I of the NCAA. The school is a member of the Atlantic Ten Conference and has 16 varsity sports teams.

General Information

Admission Office

9201 University City Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

(704) 687-2213

Fax: (704) 687-6483

Contact: Tina McEntire

Director of Admissions
Main Address

9201 University City Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

(704) 687-2000

Total undergrads: 18,329

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,090

Degree-seeking undergrads: 18,216

Graduate enrollment: 4,971


Suburban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 76%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 77%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $4,153 $4,295 $4,427 $5,138 +16.06%
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,750 $6,800 $7,500 $8,200 +9.33%
Other $2,750 $2,800 $2,700 $2,500 -7.41%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $7,800 $7,900 $8,100 $8,200 +1.23%
Other $5,500 $5,600 $5,700 $3,650 -35.96%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $14,853 $15,095 $15,827 $17,038 +7.65%
In-state Off Campus $18,653 $18,995 $19,427 $18,188 -6.38%
In-state with Family $5,353 $5,495 $5,627 $6,338 +12.64%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $3,464
In-state Student Fees $2,094
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $14,297
Out-of-state Student Fees $2,094

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,062 67%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,553 51% $10,466,527 $6,740
• Federal grants 838 27% $3,387,634 $4,043
• Pell grants 829 27% $2,766,606 $3,337
• Other federal grants 695 23% $621,028 $894
Local and state government scholarships or grants 1,236 40% $5,505,829 $4,455
Institutional scholarships or grants 923 30% $1,573,064 $1,704
Student loan financial aid 1,464 48% $8,164,799 $5,577
• Federal student loans 1,417 46% $6,619,783 $4,672
• Other student loans 206 7% $1,545,016 $7,500

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 3733 1139 95 107
Architecture and Related Services 71 29
Architecture 71 29
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
Area, Cultural, Ethnic, Gender, and Group Studies 17 2
Black/african-american Studies 13
Latin American Studies 4 2
Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences 100 9 6
Bioinformatics 5
Biology and Biological Sciences 100 4 6
Business, Management, Administration and Marketing Services 844 311 1
Accounting 188 72
Business Administration and Management 127 227 1
Business/managerial Economics 31 12
Finance 231
International Business 41
Management Information Systems 23
Marketing/marketing Management 183
Operations Management 20
Communication and Journalism Studies 191 12
Speech Communication 191 12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 87 103 19
Computer Science 87 66
Information Technology 37 19
Education 316 266 30 101
Art Teacher Studies 11
Chemistry Teacher Studies
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 17
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 25 6 3
Curriculum and Instruction 36 8
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 6
Education/teaching Of The Gifted and Talented 4
Educational Leadership, Management and Administration 27 10
Educational and Instructional Technology 4 3
Elementary Education, Teaching and Instruction 184 8
English LanguageTeacher Education 8 4
French Language Teacher Education 1
German Language Teacher Education
History Teacher Education 18
Junior High/middle School Teacher Education 28
Kindergarten/preschool Teacher Education 22 14
Mathematics Teacher Education 9 4
Music Teacher Education 2
Reading Teacher Education 20
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1
Special Education Teacher Education 17 3 6
Special Education and Teaching, Other 9 2
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Other 81 95
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 8
Teaching English As A Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor 9
Engineering 223 66 13
Civil Engineering 57 10
Computer Engineering 19
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 50 35 7
Engineering 2
Mechanical Engineering 97 19 6
Systems Engineering
Engineering Technology 119 11
Civil Engineering Technology/technician 22
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 37
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields, Other 18
Engineering/industrial Management 11
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology/technician 42
English Language and Literature/letters 104 24 3
English Language and Literature 104 24 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 47 5 3
French Language and Literature 14
German Language and Literature 15
Japanese Language and Literature
Language Interpretation and Translation 3
Spanish Language and Literature 18 5
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 269 99 4
Athletic Training/trainer 15
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
Health/health Care Administration/management 28
Kinesiotherapy/kinesiotherapist 8
Public Health Education and Promotion 30 10
Public Health 4
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 53
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 205
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 19
History 105 11
History 105 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 181 5
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 151 5
Fire Protection, Other
Fire Services Administration 30
Human Services 50 76 5
Public Administration 15
Public Policy Analysis 5
Social Work 50 61
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 10
Mathematics and Statistics 56 12 4
Applied Mathematics 4
Mathematics and Statistics, Other 4
Mathematics 52 12
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 55 38 3
Gerontology 4
International/global Studies 55
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 34 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 50
Health and Physical Education/fitness 50
Physical Sciences 95 22 9
Chemistry 39 8
Geology/earth Science 27 6
Meteorology 15
Optics/optical Sciences 3 9
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics 14 5
Psychology 290 14 1
Clinical Psychology 6
Health/medical Psychology 1
Industrial and organizational Psychology 8
Psychology 290
Social Sciences 314 14
Anthropology 22
Economics 8
Geography 32 12
Political Science and Government 142
Sociology 110 2
Visual and Performing Arts 136
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 5
Art/art Studies 32
Dance 12
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 17
Fine/studio Arts 54
Music Performance 2
Music 14
Work and Family Studies 13
Human Development and Family Studies 13
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
International studies B
Latin American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Operations Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B,C
Information Technology C


Art Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Counselor education/school counseling and guidance services C
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Education/teaching of the gifted and talented C
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B,C
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Teacher education and professional development, specific levels and methods, other C


Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Systems Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering/Technology B
Construction management B
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Language interpretation and translation C
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Kinesiotherapy/kinesiotherapist C
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing, other C
Public Health Education B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B
Mathematics for business B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Gerontology C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B,C
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Meteorology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B,C

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B
Fire Services Administration B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (704) 687-2000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 29,615
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 54%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 20,902 (71% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $6,905
Out-of-state Tuition: $20,339
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 74%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,317

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 13
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 21
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 122
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 951
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 231
Education 56125
Engineering 553
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 43
English Language and Literature/Letters 111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 41
Health Professions and Related Programs 1671
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 221
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 111
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 22
Physical Sciences 442
Psychology 121
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1121
Social Sciences 541
Visual and Performing Arts 7
Grand total 8686420

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of North Carolina at Charlotte and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,905
Out-of-state $20,339
Books and supplies $1,250

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,430
Out-of-state $20,864

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,712 74%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,096 57% $7,317
Student loan aid 2,008 55% $7,549

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 12,359 51% $7,295
Federal student loans 12,282 50% $6,572

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of North Carolina at Charlotte students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 21,868 9,771 12,097
Percent admitted 100% 66% 64%
Percent admitted who enrolled 17% 20% 14%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 29,615
Undergraduate enrollment 24,070
Graduate enrollment 5,545

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
    • Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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