Charlotte, NC
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Reviews 1851 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of chain fast food restaurants right around campus but in order to receive more variety a car would be needed. There is still a good amount of variety of places that are within walking distance but for those that may be a little more picky, they would need a car. The cost of the food is not too high and often fits well with the average college student budget.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors here actually take the time outside of class to personally help you in any way they can. Registration is always a breeze everything is step-by-step and easy to follow. Workload can become overwhelming at times but that is all based on how one prioritizes their work and social life. There are plenty of study areas so students cannot really complain about that.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: Being in the South, the weather is almost always bright and sunny. There will be the occasional day of rain but nothing severe has occurred in my time here. All in all, its a great experience -- definitely better than the colder North.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere is a little less than what I am used to. I am originally from New York and my first year here I realized how much slower of a pace everything operated at. But now that this is my second year, I have grown accustomed to the pace and learned to enjoy it for what it is.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I'm not really sure what to say about this. Usually I receive scholarship notifications based on my major, or general scholarships. The scholarships are out there, I just need to start doing them.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The university often offers transportation to some clubs/events. Generally, students just go out to parties hosted by fraternities or sororities or they'll head off campus to a bar/club. Outside of that, I don't know much about nightlife.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: To be honest when I first enrolled in this major -- Software and Information Systems (SIS) -- I would have never guessed it would be this complex. We have lots of programming and scripting assignments, and the department works to make sure we are well rounded. They believe that no matter the major, certain qualities such as writing and being able to communicate well with others is essential to becoming successful. Therefore, even though our major is concentrated on computers and technology, we are required to take courses such as Psychology, Sociology, Communication Theory, Philosophy, and of course various levels of English. Most if not all of the majors on campus have a building dedicated to their students. The SIS/Computer Science building grants us badge access 24/7 which allows students to complete lab assignments or other assignments that may not be otherwise completed at home. Lastly, internships and job opportunities make themselves readily available. It's just a matter of the student being ambitious. Nobody forces you to pursue such opportunities, well, other than your parents, but ultimately it is up to the student to take initiative.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Our campus police is beyond great. We have a blue light system that is capable of tracking you if you had to run from an attacker. Each blue light also serves as a direct communication link to the police if you are reporting an incident in action. The response time is immensely fast. As far as drug use, there is a zero tolerance policy for if you are caught with illegal substances. If you are caught drinking, you are either suspended or expelled. Protests and demonstrations are typically allowed because most of them are non-violent. I have yet to see an issue with any of the protests or demonstrations on campus so I would assume that this is why they are so lenient. When creating new student organizations, there are some guidelines you must follow, but usually as long as you can come up with the minimum requirement of interested members, they will allow you to create and run the group. Visitation is usually voted upon by the entire dorm. Everyone usually votes for 24/7 visitation, but there are some limitations like guests not being allowed to spend 3 consecutive nights.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Again, because I live on campus, I haven't had to use the on-campus transportation much. However, from the route the buses take and how frequently I see them, I would say that our transportation is pretty good. Considering our university is practically a small city, the buses often have specific routes. I think there are at least three buses running at one time(most likely more), some that venture off to different parts of the campus, and some that overlap. We also have scheduled transportation for those with disabilities. I have never seen them arrive late, and they usually get you to class on time.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everybody is generally accepting of each other. I feel as though as a whole, the students on campus like to learn new things, so making a new friend is always pleasing and learning about their background/ethnicity is interesting. As far as religion, there are several different religious groups on campus that hold meetings at set times. They tend to be very well advertised, like most groups on campus. I haven't noticed politics being much of an issue here. If something like the State of the Union Address is on then they'll be very little conversation about it the next day or immediately after, but in my experience such conversation has been limited to within the dorm room or among the floor.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We've just recently started a football team and the turnout so far has been excellent. Access to the gym is granted to every student, and the weight room is open relatively late. Therefore, even if you have a night class, you can still get your daily workout in.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have never lived off-campus, but from what I've heard, it's very affordable and a considerably nice place to live. Most of the off-campus housing sites are relatively close, making getting to the university in a timely matter feasible.

3 College Junior

Academics: My programs are Theatre Education and Psychology. Theatre Education has 12 people, but the Theatre Department has about 80. Most of that 80 are minors. The department is small enough for all the professors to know who you are to some extent. Student gossip actually gets around to teachers for better or for worse. Classes range from 2-30 with 15 being the average. The work load is heavy and the teachers assign a lot of work and do not realize you have other classes. Psychology is such a large department that few teachers know you exist unless you make it a point to tell them and get to know them. Classes can range from 25-200 people.

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1 College Junior

Transportation: If you do not have a car or a friend to ride with you are screwed. You have to drive to get to a bus stop because there are none within a reasonable walking distance and taxes are so expensive because everything in this city is so far away from each other that they have to drive a lot. Not sure what a "zip car" is, but we probably don't have them because public transportation is lacking in all other areas it seems unlikely that we would have anything useful. Other than to the dorms, it takes 15 min to walk from any one place on campus to another, but the 1 campus shuttle only comes around every 2 hours and it takes them about an 1 to get from one place to another. Waste of time.

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3 College Junior

Nightlife: Underage night life is quiet. People do party and get drunk, ect but not very many drugs. Most people go party of campus because that is where they fun is.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I don't follow sports that often but most of the students have team spirit and school pride. We are not very good however.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Typically everything goes well and I haven't had to take any loans because I got enough grants (and I don't live on campus). However, they have a process called "verification" where they put a stop on your FASFA being filed until they get more information. The have accessed me 3 times of not submitting tax info to hide from the financial aid office, but because I did not work a job I had no taxes to file. They also thought that because my father submitted 2 tax forms from two different jobs that my mother actually was working one and because it was not under her name she was hiding something. Stupid things like that occur frequently.

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Attendance is the worst problem at this school. Most teachers will fail you for the whole class if you miss more than 2 days of the term and will kick you out if you are 30 seconds late. Too extreme. Officers are visible enough although you do read about in the school news paper the various crimes the busted, which are actually quite extreme. Honor code violations do not occur frequently enough to have actual enforcement occur. Teachers can be mean and actually insult and disrespect you and nothing can be done about it. I had a teacher send a nasty email to me about my lack of academic ability for a course, then CC that email to my academic adviser/teacher and another teacher who's course I was currently enrolled in. RUDE!

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Barely notice the campus police, and the health insurance is mandatory if you don't have your own and 700-800 per semester. The health center does not have many features and is difficult to find if you don't live on campus. 1400-1600 per year is a rip off when they don't offer eye or dental care and the actual medical care is too limited.

3 College Junior

Diversity: There is a decent amount of diversity as a whole, but each major department looks very homogeneous. Most have all the same race/religion. Economic status is not stated, but considering most instate people commute to save money rather than live on the dorm and tuition is the cheapest out of all the UNC System schools, people are probably in the lower middle class and down. There are few, if any, out of state students because out of state is absurd and those who are from out of state must be rich considering it would be 40K per year for them, when instate is 6500ish (no dorm) or 16000ish (with dorm).

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Charlotte itself is a very vibrant city with lots to do, but the public transportation is the worst. You have to drive in order to get to a bus stop, which defeats the purpose of getting public transportation. The school has one shuttle that takes 2 hours to drive around the campus for the students to ride on, but it returns to the city at 4:30 and most classes end between 4:45-9:00PM. The primary reason people live on campus is because they do not have a car rather than a genuine desire to live there. UNCC is the "commuter" university, essentially a community college where you can earn a bachelors degree. Parking is ridiculous too with 500 dollar parking passes. The locals are reasonably nice to students.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: There are no drugs visible on campus. People have chosen to do things other than get high at UNCC. Alcohol usage is at an acceptable level. Not too many under age drinkers. Alcohol is not visible on campus other than the actual dorms. Most people choose to go to clubs/restaurants/bars to drink. I am not sure about the policy enforcement because the rules are not broken enough to be noticeable.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Traffic around here, because we are I'm Charlotte, van be frustrating when trying to make travel plans.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: There are not that many scholarships that I can apply for.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Cost for having a car on campus is ridiculously high.


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