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University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Address: 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223, United States

Description University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
  • Year of foundation: 1946
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: more than 30 000
  • Type of education: mixed.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte)is the region's largest public research university. Since 2021, the university has changed its name from"UNCC"to "Charlotte"so that there is no confusion between campuses.

About 30,000 students from 45 states and 103 countries study here. The University provides education in 171 specialties, providing 79 bachelor's degrees, 66 master's programs, 24 doctoral specialties. About 15 programs are conducted in a remote format: from 25 to 100% online.

The university has 9 colleges in the following areas:

  • Arts, architecture
  • Humanities, natural sciences
  • Business
  • Computer Engineering, Informatics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health, Social Services
  • General Education College for Masters
  • College with postgraduate programs: master's degrees, doctoral studies.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Program name


  • Age – from 18 years (completed secondary education)
  • Duration of training – 4 years
  • Possible forms – full-time, remote
  • The cost per credit hour is $ 170-600.

Some programs:

  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Focus on Applied Anthropology
  • Biology, ecology
  • Chemistry, biochemistry
  • Communicative research
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal justice
  • Earth science, environment science
  • Electrotechnical technologies
  • English language
  • Environmental studies
  • Marketing, analytics.


  • Age – from 22 years (completed bachelor's degree)
  • Duration of training – 2 years
  • Possible forms – full-time, remote
  • The cost per credit hour is from $ 10.

Some specialties:

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Applied econometrics
  • Applied power engineering, electromechanical systems
  • Architecture, urban design
  • Bioinformatics, Computational Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration, Finance
  • Children's, family studies: preschool education
  • Civil engineering
  • Communicative research
  • Computing, information systems
  • Data Science, Business Intelligence
  • Economics.

Accommodation, housing and meals

UNC Charlotte students live in 17 dormitories.

Belk is designed primarily for high school students. In the common areas there are educational, leisure rooms, public kitchens throughout the building.

  • Apartment for 3 students
  • Apartments for 1 or 4 people.

Elm offers a community of apartments for residents who are ready for a more independent lifestyle. The apartments have four separate rooms, a bathroom, a living room, a kitchen, a private washing machine, a dryer. Depending on the apartment, residents get a balcony/terrace. In addition to the fully renovated apartments, residents also have access to a renovated public living room, study space, play area in Maple Hall.

  • Quadruple apartment.

The Greek village is located on the northeast side of the campus. The residential campus includes 13 houses, women's clubs. Each house has a large living room, dining room, office, fully equipped kitchen for common use. Common open spaces: sand volleyball court, picnic pavilion.

  • Apartment for 2 students with private premises.

Hawthorn is home to the engineering community. In suites: two bedrooms with two beds, bathroom, living room for four people. There is also an office, public recreation areas, laundry, retail outlets, kitchen.

Also here is the Laboratory of Creativity, created for members of the community of engineering specialties. Creativity Lab has a large workstation, 3D printers, a laser cutter, various hand tools, robotics accessories.

  • 2 rooms/4 students.

Holshouser offers double rooms: female, male, mixed. On each floor there are several halls, offices.

  • One room for one or two people
  • Two rooms for 4 students.

Hunt – rooms for two or four separate rooms with bathrooms, living rooms. Common areas: study halls, recreation areas, atrium with piano, cozy courtyard.

  • Two bedrooms for 4 students
  • Four bedrooms for 4 students.

Laurel – accommodation in South Village for freshmen. Common areas: study rooms, games area, public lounges, kitchens, laundries. The residential building is home to the CCI, EXPLORE communities.

  • Apartments: private space for 2-4 people
  • Suite for 4 students with two bedrooms.

Levine is a variety of apartments. Common areas: work areas, student studies, classes for seminars.

  • Apartment for four students for 4 rooms
  • Two rooms for 4 students
  • Suites: 1-4 people with private bedrooms.

Lynch is for freshmen in the North Village. There are recreation areas, offices, laundries. On the ground floor: classroom, games room, trading hall, kitchen. Lynch Hall is home to communities: business, leadership, English, Generation X, history, UTOP.

  • 4 students/2 rooms
  • 4 students/4 rooms.

Martin Hall is located in the East Village. On the territory of two residential buildings, united by a vestibule.

  • Apartment: 4 people/4 rooms.

Miltimore is located in North Village. On each floor there are public recreation areas, kitchens, laundries. The hostel is LEED certified, which means that the construction is environmentally friendly.

  • Private spaces for 1-3 students
  • Apartment for 4 people with 4 rooms.

Oak Hall is located in the East Village, near the academic center of the campus. Laundry, vending machines, kitchens are located on the first tier.

  • Two rooms for two
  • One bedroom apartment for four.

Pine Hall apartments have four separate bedrooms, bathroom, living room, kitchen, washing machine, dryer. Depending on the apartment, the tenants receive a balcony/terrace. Residents have access to a public living room, study space, and a play area in Maple Hall.

  • Four-room apartment for 4 students.

Sanford is located in South Village near the Dining Room SoVi. On the basement: laundry, shared kitchen, retail outlets.

  • Rooms for 1-2 people.

Scott is a high-rise building for freshmen in South Village. On each floor there are several living rooms, offices, shared bathrooms in the style of a spa. First tier: large kitchen, halls for group, private lessons, game tables, TVs. There is also a cinema hall with folding seats, laundry, vending machines.

  • Double apartment.

Wallis is located in the North Village. From the first to the fourth floors are equipped with public kitchens, laundries, vending machines.

  • Suites for 2-4 people with private rooms
  • 4 people/4 bedrooms.

Witherspoon Hall is home to a community of student translators. On the second tier there is a common kitchen, laundry, retail outlets.

  • 4 persons/4 bedrooms
  • 2 rooms/4 students.

The cost of living in a semester depends on the residential campus, the number of neighbors: from 3380 to 5515 $. This includes rent, utilities, WiFi, laundry services, membership in the Students' Association.

On campus there are many cafes, canteens from the format of "buffet" to retail. Meal plans with price per semester:

  • Daily plan – $ 2210 for unlimited portions, $ 250 for spending
  • "160/350" – 1898$ for 160 meals, an additional $ 350 for spending
  • "100/350" – 1325$ for 100 meals + 350$ additionally.

Events at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The university has several sports areas:

  • - Athletics , sports teams participating in the NCAA Division I
  • Basketball: women's, men's
  • Baseball
  • Football is a team participating in FBS Division I
  • Golf - men from the national team have achieved a place in the ranking of the best golf teams in the country
  • Volleyball.

STUDENTS of UNC Charlotte participate in more than 400 student organizations in various fields: academic, international, multicultural, religious, creative, sports. The campus community includes more than 10 women's societies, 14 fraternities.


  • Classification R2: developed research activities
  • 38th place in the ranking of the best colleges in the United States in 2014
  • Rankings: Social Mobility Index, US News & World Report Best Colleges, Forbes, American City Business Journal
  • One of the top 30% of U.S. public universities.

Equipment at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The university is located on three campuses, locatedon 1000 acres of hilly terrain, on the territory there are several artificial lakes, gardens, forest. The Research Institute (CRI) is built on 100 acres, specializes in precision metrology, optoelectronics, software, information technology. On the CRI campus is a new football stadium with 40,000 seats.

The third campus is focused on evening courses. On the territory there is an art gallery, an auditorium, a lecture hall.

The J. Murray Atkins Library has more than 3.3 million volumes: 930,000 e-books, more than 400 databases, about 75,000 journals. At the top of the library is a special collection department.

The 232,000-square-foot James H. Barnhardt Student Center includes the 9,000-seat Halton Arena, fitness center, group fitness studios, recreation areas, indoor track, climbing wall, sports center, and conference and event facilities.

The recreation center is:

  • 4 multifunctional courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton, pickball
  • Outdoor areas for basketball, pickleball, sand volleyball
  • Indoor and outdoor pools with 4 swimming lanes
  • Group fitness clubs, halls for individual education, overpass, indoor area with coating
  • Locker room
  • Three outdoor terraces overlooking the campus, outdoor swimming pool.

Transport for students:

  • Niner Transit is a free on-campus bus system operating on four routes
  • Lynx Blue Line light rail for free travel
  • Bus line CATS.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Course programs are calculated in academic hours. The school year is divided into two semesters, including vacations and weekends.

Additional costs:

  • Accommodation, meals
  • Service, security, security fees
  • UNC System Assoc Commission
  • 49e Card Access – University Identification Card
  • Transport
  • Medical services
  • Student activities
  • Ed&Tech fee – software applications, laboratory expenses, etc.
  • Books, consumables
  • Household needs.

On average, students spend $14,000-$25,000 per academic year.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Before submitting the application, the applicant can register on the official website of the university for detailed information about admission, student life, equipment of the university.

Requirements for future bachelors:

  • Certificate of secondary education
  • Official transcripts
  • Sat/ACT test result not lower than 500/19 respectively
  • English language skills: TOEFL (iBt 70, iPb 523) /IELTS (6.0)
  • Entrance fee – 75$
  • Essay on plans for study.

The application should be submitted on November 1, February 1, after April 1.

Admission to graduate school:

  • Diploma of the previous stage of education (bachelor's /master's degree)
  • Official transcripts
  • GRE Final Exam / GMAT Postgraduate Entrance Exam / Miller MAT Analogy Test
  • 1-3 letters of recommendation from professors, supervisors
  • Essay on study plans
  • Knowledge of English: TOEFL (not lower than iBt 83) / IELTS (6.5) / Duolingo (115).

Application dates:

  • Fall semester: March 1-August 1
  • Spring semester: October 1-December 1
  • Summer semester: April 1-June 15.

Scholarships University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte has 12 scholarship programs based on academic, creative, and sporting merit.

  • Federal grants: Pella, research fees, grants for additional education
  • State grants
  • Merit Scholarships
  • Needs-based fellowships
  • Federal loans: subsidized/unsubsidized, PLUS loans
  • Program "Work-study".

Some scholarships include payment for the program, books, accommodation, additional payments.

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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